Book Review by DMac: Roped In, by Marie Sexton & L.A. Witt

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Roped In, by Marie Sexton & L.A. Witt
Second Edition/Re-release
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: June 20, 2016

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars


Graham and his roping partner Jackson have ruled the rodeo scene for ten years running, but lately, Graham’s heart isn’t in the game. He’s tired of the bruises, the cowboy mentality, and the animal rights activists who picket every event. And then there’s Jackson.

Graham and Jackson have been friends since they were boys. But ever since their drunken sexual encounter the year before, things have been awkward. Graham’s accepted that he might be gay, but no matter how attracted he is to other men, he always panics and runs when the clothes start to come off.

Then Graham has a run-in with one of the rodeo protesters, and everything changes. Kaz is young, idealistic, and sexy as hell. And Kaz has an idea for getting Graham past his nerves and into bed.

All they need is a bit of rope.


M/M Pairing
Gay Characters
BDSM (Rope Bondage)
Opposites Attract


This was more sex-centric than romance based, so if you are looking for something well written and sexy then this is a good bet. It has some light BDSM (tying up, etc.) which I am also not into, but I know a lot of people are.

Personally I like more romance-driven romance novels. I wanted to learn more about Kaz and Graham and even Jackson! I never really connected to the characters like I usually would, but they are likeable. 

I think the ending was a bit abrupt, but it was a short book so it wasn’t a surprise. Like I said, I wanted more of these two and their growing romance. It felt like they had a lot of chemistry but the romantic love between the two fell short for me, even though they were talking about their relationship.

If you are interested in a more sex-driven cowboy book that is a light read then I think you’ll really enjoy this. I have enjoyed other books by these authors, so if this book doesn’t sound right for you I would suggest poking around their works to find something that does! 

(I personally love the works these ladies have done for the Tucker Springs series if you want a recommendation.)


Marie Sexton lives in Colorado. She’s a fan of just about anything that involves muscular young men piling on top of each other. In particular, she loves the Denver Broncos and enjoys going to the games with her husband. Her imaginary friends often tag along. Marie has one daughter, two cats, and one dog, all of whom seem bent on destroying what remains of her sanity. She loves them anyway.

Visit Marie’s website at

L.A. Witt is an abnormal M/M romance writer who has finally been released from the purgatorial corn maze of Omaha, Nebraska, and now spends her time on the southwestern coast of Spain. In between wondering how she didn’t lose her mind in Omaha, she explores the country with her husband, several clairvoyant hamsters, and an ever-growing herd of rabid plot bunnies.

She also has substantially more time on her hands these days, as she has recruited a small army of mercenaries to search South America for her nemesis, romance author Lauren Gallagher, but don’t tell Lauren. And definitely don’t tell Lori A. Witt or Ann Gallagher. Neither of those twits can keep their mouths shut…

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I received an advanced copy of this novel in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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