I am on the fence about this story as it has a lot of great aspects: likable characters, hot sex scenes, and good world building. The main issue that I have is that the relationship is lopsided. There are scenes where she says something emotionally vulnerable and he counters with something vulgar. I like dirty talk , and it has its place, but in order to build a romance, you need two characters that want to be in the same type of relationship. Travis does not have a real pov; he comes off as a lusty robot more than a man with a well-developed personality. If one or two of those awesome sex encounters had ended with Pearl and Travis actually connecting on an emotional level in some way, it would have made their ILY’s at the end much more palatable. On a positive note, I did like his passion and dedication to his family and livelihood. I also enjoyed the interactions that Travis had with his brothers, and that Pearl had with Brooklyn, Pearl’s new next door neighbor. Pearl is intelligent and compelling. I understood her point of view and food myself rooting for her. Her dialogue at times was clunky and repetitive, but I felt that there was enough of a personality to keep me interested in her. Overall, I would recommend this story as it was a lovely distraction after a long workday. I look forward to reading more of the author’s work in the future.
The Sterling Brothers, 1
Travis Sterling helps run the farm that’s been in his family for the last three generations. When he needs to appease his sexual appetite there is never a shortage of willing women in the small town of Granite, Colorado.
Pearl Connors just moved to Granite to take care of her grandmother’s estate. Trying to let loose, she finds herself at the local bar, then in the bed of a rough and tough cowboy named Travis. But the next morning she tries to put the one-night stand behind her and make Granite her new home. She finds a job on a ranch to help three brothers, and soon realizes her one-night stand is right back in her face, and one-third owner of the Sterling Farm.
Can she put her desire for the dirty-talking cowboy behind her, or will she allow his dominating ways to make her submit all over again?
Be Warned: anal sex, spanking
“Are you always this … intense?” she asked and licked her plump, red lips.
“Baby, you’re about to see exactly how intense I am when it’s concerning something I want.” He saw her visibly shiver, and grinned, loving that she was putty in his hands and he hadn’t even touched her yet. He had his shirt undone, but stopped when he was a foot from her. “Take the shirt off, and do it nice and slow. Give me a show, darlin’.” He was aware of how deep his voice was, thick with arousal.
She listened to him right away, and he felt a thrill of pleasure move through him at the fact she obeyed. When she had the first few buttons undone, her tits popping out through the gap in the material, he reached down and palmed his cock through his jeans. His dick was harder than the granite that lined his kitchen, and he felt the pre-cum line the slit and start to make a wet spot in the front of his pants. He ached to be inside of her, to feel her tight, hot, and wet cunt clenching around his shaft.
“Slow enough?” she asked with an almost challenge in her voice, and he smirked, about to tell her that she was playing with fire. She had no control in this situation. He was the dominant one, the one that called the shots. She pulled the material of her shirt all the way open and showed her big as hell tits hidden behind transparent lace. His words lodged in his throat, his cock jerked behind his fly, and his mouth dried.
“Yeah, just like that, baby,” he said low, almost threatening in manner.
She tossed the shirt aside, and instantly undid her bra, showing him those big, glorious breasts. Her milk chocolate colored flesh was smooth, creamy in appearance. Her breasts were tipped with darker brown colored nipples. His tongue swelled, his mouth watered instantly, and in the next second he was in front of her.
Travis grabbed both breasts in his hands, molded his fingers around the soft flesh, and lowered his face to those luscious mounds. He licked at the turgid peaks, sucked on them until she was breathing hard for him and had her hands on his shoulders, her nails in his flesh. He didn’t stop, didn’t even think about ending this moment until he pulled back and saw that her areolas were tight, her nipples elongated from his suctioning, and the scent of her heat filled his head.
Standing fully, he looked down at her and rubbed his thumb along her bottom lip, thinking of all the nasty, filthy good fucking things he wanted to have her do with that pretty mouth of hers. He was to the point where he was almost too far-gone to care if he was going too fast. He unlatched his buckle from his belt, undid the button, and ripped the zipper of his jeans down, pulled out his dick, and stroked it from root to tip. The head was slick with his pre-cum, and he smeared the fluid around the crown.
She lowered her gaze to his shaft, licked her lips, and he groaned in response. “You’re really big, Travis.”
He wasn’t arrogant in any manner, but he knew his cock was big, had heard it from some of the women he’d fucked in the past. “You want to suck on my cock, pretty girl?”
She lifted her gaze to his face. “You make it sound like it should be a treat to have your dick in my mouth.” She lifted a dark, arched eyebrow, trying to be a smartass no doubt, but sounding breathy as hell.
“When my cock is in your mouth, and you’re swallowing my cum, then we’ll talk about treats.”
Pearl lost her job and has no family left in the world. Her grandmother left her house for Pearl, but it does little to solve her income issue. Her need for a job in the small town is not supported by the fact there is only one she is really qualified to do; housekeeper. Travis is unable to forget the beautiful woman from the night before. Divinity steps in because the beautiful woman he cannot forget is applying for a housekeeping job at his family ranch. Travis has never wanted forever and Pearl needs forever. Is there somewhere in the middle for these lovers or will they forever be apart? Jenika Snow is a fabulous writer no matter what genre she tackles. Her males are always alphas unlike any other. Travis is no exception; he makes every romantic with a wild heart sit up and take notice. I loved Rough in the Saddle and as always her exceptional books are never long enough. I absolutely recommend The Sterling Brothers series and any other outstanding story culled from the amazing fantastic imagination of Jenika Snow. - See more at: http://www.coffeetimeromance.com/BookReviews/roughinthesaddlebook1byjenikasnow.html#.VaJQVcJ_app
O yes!!! Now that was a good hot interracial romance! Thank you and more please
This is a great start to this new series. These were wonderfully written characters. The hot, dirty-mouthed cowboy Travis got to me. I loved Pearl, a city-girl thrust into this country life. Although they are from completely different worlds they have a burning passion for each other. Can love overcome all of that? I can’t wait to read more of this series. I always love all of Jenika’s books and this first Sterling brothers is one of my favorites. If you like hard working, dominating, sexy cowboys and strong women then this is a book you need to read.
I did enjoy this book. A second chance at life and romance is always needed. It's what happens when life interrupts your plans and goes in a different direction.
Travis and Pearl meet in a bar and have a one night stand thinking they'd never see each other again and boy are they wrong. Travis isn't knowing for being with the same woman more than once. Travis's brother places an ad in the paper for cook and cleaner. When Pearl shows up Travis knows he can't let her walk away. This is a quick read and very, very HOT!
OMG!!! Talk about bringing the HEAT to a story!!! Jenika Snow... you brought it big time!! This book gave me and my kindle fever!! I thought my kindle was about to short circuit from all the heat!!! I cannot wait for book two!! I generally don't like spending more then a $1.99 on a short story but this one was well worth the $3.99 it. Since this was my first time reading a book by Janika Snow, I have to check out a few more!!
I was given this book for an honest review. Love a dirty talking cowboy who can make a woman forget her own name. Loved Travis and Pearl two lost souls that finds love and comfort with each other. Can't wait on the brothers books.
I have to say that Jenika has NEVER let me down with her stories and this one is no different. Travis and Pearl are made for each other and I love a dirty talking and sexy cowboy. Now I want his brothers stories!!! Yee Haw!! Save a horse, ride a cowboy!!!
A sexy steamy interracial read. No matter what kind of storyline, this author's writing style holds your attention making you want more. Fast paced, hot and entertaining. Travis is sex on a stick, knows it and is used to getting the ladies. Pearl is new to town, settling her grandmothers estate falls under Travis's charm. Trying to put their one night stand behind her, Pearl tries to keep their relationship boss/employee. Instant attraction and chemistry. Loved their characters. Can't wait for more of these dirty talking panty-melting cowboys. Enjoyed it!!!
I received this book as an ACR for an honest review. I love this story! The Sterling brothers are rough hard-working cowboys keeping their farm going. Travis is the oldest brother and not looking for love. Pearl is all alone now that her grandmother has passed away. Moving to Granite to live in that house her grandmother left her is the only option she has left. This is the story of how Pearl finds a home and the place she belongs and how Travis helps her to find it. Wonderful story of loss and love found in the oddest places. Recommend to all romance readers! Looking forward to the next brothers book in the series. Hope you like hot dominating Cowboys that know their way around a women. Happy reading.
Hot damn amazing read. Rough in the Saddle is a sexy interracial romance. I must say I rarely see interracial romances and jenika snow pulled off this hot sexy romance definetly. Pearl is a single woman, who has just lost her entire family, and her job. With nothing else she returns back to her grandmother's home town to live and try to resume her life. While there she meets the oldest Sterling brothers and hot damn he is total sex on a stick for reals. Travis Sterling Is a working man, he works hard and makes no qualms in having one night stands with women. But when he meets Pearl all bets are off, there is just something about her that draws him to her. Pearl doesn't want Travis but with that sexy body, and those hot succulent lips that kiss her everywhere she can't help but be drawn to his bed and to him. Passionate hot I couldn't get enough oh my gosh I really want more of those yummy sterling brothers. I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
I was a little skeptical at first Jenika doing a interracial book, you have to know how to write them for them not to be something they shouldn't. Jenika surprised me with this one. Pearl and myself are so much alike I connected so well to her. Travis he is a hot pants I wanted to maul him the first time he came into the picture. There is just something about a sexy cowboy that always gets me. The way he put it down on Pearl made me want to melt!! Travis's brothers Jace and Colt I fell head over heels in love with them, so sexy and you just wanna lick the sweat off of them. Rough Saddle was a quick read for me, but I found it just the perfect amount of everything. Loved it
I got this book to review and I have to say Jenika Snow has done it again!!! I loved it I could not put down the book . The story is not long but the characters will hook you. Must read
I love to read stories with a confidant woman who love her curves and hot males who know what they want. I throughly enjoyed reading this book but toward then end it just felt choppy and rushed. But the overall plot was so much fun to read and you will love the characters! I can't wait for more of the brothers!
I just finished this book and I thought it was really steamy. It was a little short but it was a good book. Travis and Pearl are awesome characters. I hope Jenika writes a story about Brooklin and the other Sterling Brothers. I would recommend it. I am a big Jenika Snow fan and I gots to say I recommend all of her books
I love jenika's writing style. She fleshed our her characters and they immediately make you care about them. I want to know how they are feeling and what they are thinking. In this case the hero is a country cowboy and his women an African-American city girl. Can two people from different world's find common ground? This spicy story answers the question. Now on to the Brothers and Brooklyn's story. Great start to this series!
Another great read! This was a quick read I really enjoyed the story. Travis is dirty talking hot cowboy. I love Pearl and how she was able to lasso herself a cowboy. I can't wait for the next hot Sterling brother.
This is a great start to what I hope will be a series. Jenika is one of my favorite authors she always has great characters in her stories that you care about. I love Pearl and Travis's story two people from very different backgrounds finding love. Need to know more about them and the rest of the Sterling Brothers. You will not be disappointed this is a sexy read.