Authors: Lorelei James
ONE NIGHT RODEO
“Her sexy cowboys are to die for!”
New York Times
bestselling author Maya Banks
“Sweet, seductive, and romantic,
One Night Rodeo
is an emotional ride filled with joy, angst, laughs, and a wonderful happily-ever-after. Lorelei James knows how to write one hot, sexy cowboy.”
New York Times
bestselling author Jaci Burton
PRAISE FOR OTHER NOVELS
BY LORELEI JAMES
“The down-and-dirty, rough-and-tumble Blacktop Cowboys kept me up long past my bedtime. Scorchingly hot, wickedly naughty.”
—Lacey Alexander, author of
Bad Girl by Night
“Hang on to your cowboy hats, because this book is scorching hot!”
“Lorelei James knows how to write fun, sexy, and hot stories.”
“Think it’s impossible to combine extremely erotic and sweet? Not if James is writing.”
“Plenty of steamy love scenes that will have you reaching for your own hottie!”
—Just Erotic Romance Reviews
“Smokin’-hot cowboys [and] lots of Western charm.”
—Fiction Vixen Book Reviews
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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CATALOGING-IN-PUBLICATION DATA:
One night rodeo/Lorelei James.
p. cm.—(A blacktop cowboys novel; 4)
1. Cowgirls—Fiction. 2. Ranch life—Wyoming—Fiction. I. Title.
Set in Tanson MT STD
Printed in the United States of America
This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, business establishments, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.
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For the readers who worried
that Kyle wouldn’t find his happily
ever after…it’s finally here
Table of Contents
Las Vegas, Nevada
on, your father is dying.”
Kyle Gilchrist pulled his cell phone away from his ear, staring at it as if it had grown horns. “Ma. What the hell are you talkin’ about? You’ve always told me I was an immaculate conception. Or that you found me in the cabbage patch. Or that you were hit by a sperm donor truck.”
“Kyle Dean Gilchrist, for once in your life don’t be sarcastic. You need to come back to Wyoming as soon as possible. He wants to see you.”
“Who?” he demanded.
“All of a sudden I have a father? Who is he?”
“I can’t tell you.” A tiny sigh sounded. “Look. He wants to meet face-to-face. Talk to you in person. Explain a few things.”
Kyle’s resentment flared and he attempted to keep his tone even. “So why didn’t he call me himself if he’s suddenly all fired up to take on his daddy responsibilities to a grown man?”
“He doesn’t feel you two oughta hold this conversation over the phone. Plus, he’s on a respirator.”
“And why should I give two shits about him? Isn’t like he ever gave a damn about me.”
“Believe it or not, he does care about you. He always has.”
“Why should I believe that?” He couldn’t keep the skepticism from his tone.
She blurted, “He’s leaving you an inheritance and he wants to discuss it with you.”
Kyle’s beer stopped halfway to his mouth. “Come again?”
“He’s leaving you everything: the land, the cattle, the buildings, whatever cash is left over. Everything is yours. He had no other children. You’re his only heir.”
His father. An inheritance. This was beyond surreal. And Kyle had thought last night was an epic mindblower.