Rough, Raw, and Ready

Trevor Glanzer loves his wife, she completes him in a way no one ever has, but when the love he thought he’s lost walks back into his life he’s torn between the two. Edgard Mancuso walked out on Trevor three years ago because Trevor couldn’t give Ed what he needed, but now he’s back offering himself one more time. With love he thought he’d buried suddenly bubbling to the surface Trevor must face the fact that without either he’s not whole.

Chassie West Glanzer has no idea her husband once loved another man. The fear of being second choice or worse, that Trevor will stay with her out of duty far outweighs the shock of discovering her husband in the arms of another man. Chassie might be small but she’s tough and knows the storm to come will be the worst she’s ever faced. Determined to give the man she loves all he desires, Chassie set the three of them on a path that could give them all what they want and need or tear them apart forever.

Lorelei James’s Rough Riders series just keeps getting better and better. The latest installment fills in a ‘hole’ that appeared with the release of the last book in the series. Rough, Raw, and Ready brings together former loves Trevor and Edgard, the fact that Trevor is now happily married to Chassie drags up deep emotional torment and scars in all three of them. Ms. James pulls no punches when delving into the complex emotions involved in loving two people. The sex between all three main characters is hot but that’s a given with one of Ms. James’ books, but it’s the emotionally charged atmosphere that has you holding your breath and biting your nails. Chassie’s struggle to understand and accept her husband in the face of revealed secrets is not an easy one and Ms. James leaves out none of the raw emotions involved in accepting that the man you love also loves another. Trevor’s long denied feelings for Ed are let loose when faced with the man he thought he’d spend his life without and the prospect of having to choose between his wife and Ed is tearing him apart. Edgard doesn’t want to hurt either of them but with time spent in the Glanzer’s home he comes to realize that’s not possible. Hearts will be stomped on and love will be shaken on its foundations before any of them are able to face the future. Rough, Raw, and Ready needs to be on your to buy list, actually no, just go buy it now. And while you’re there, grab anything else with the name Lorelei James on it, there’ll be no doubt you’ll get your money’s worth.

Reviewed by: Rachel C.

Rachel C.