Lassoing the Virgin Mail Order Bride

Lassoing the Virgin Mail Order Bride by Alexa Riley
Genres: Chick Lit, Romance
Format: E-Book



When Clare Stevens walked onto the McCallister ranch, she expected her life to be a certain way. She was the mail-order bride of the owner, and she was to fulfill her duties. Clean the house, cook for his men, and warm his bed at night. What she didn’t expect was the beefy cowboy who walked in and literally swept her off her feet.

Cash McCallister didn’t have time to date and find a wife. So a mail-order bride seemed the easiest way to find a partner. He thought he’d made a mistake until he laid eyes on the little piece of sunshine that lit up his life. He never imagined a true love like this. He never knew an obsession could take hold so tightly.


Initial Thoughts:

This is a quick read that is heavy on the smut. I mean HEAVY on the smut. Think of ‘The Longest Ride’ if it was R-rated.

A cowboy and his damsel in distress. Sold! 

My favourite romance book troupe is cowboys followed closely by Motorcycle clubs. The fact that this book was short intrigued me. I wanted a quick read in between some of the larger books I am currently reading. I often just need a mindless brain break..

“You’re a big old brute, you know that, Cash? You can’t just manhandle something when it doesn’t do what you want,” Clare huffs out, and crosses her arms over her chest. “When it’s mine, I do.”


  • Clare

    • She is small and feisty – I love her quick wit and banter 
    • She can cook – What I wouldn’t give to sit around that table and have dinner with all those cowboys and farm hands 
  • Cash

    • He is jealous and possesive – caveman tendencies 
  • The pacing was extremely quick, there was no time for boredom
    • This was brilliant because I just wanted a really quick read 
  • The book was funny. I always love a story where I am actually laughing out loud
  • Dual perspective
    • This is my favourite writing format for romance novels. I love seeing both sides of the story and getting into the inner thoughts and feelings of each character 


  • This book was too darn short
    • I actually really enjoyed this couple, I wanted to read more
  • I thought there had to be more of a backstory with June. I found it hard to believe she was so emotional and mean spirited for something as simple as unrequited love…I wanted there to be a big reveal of a past incident or moment


Final Thoughts:

I enjoyed this book. It was quick, easy to read, funny and left me feeling happy. It is an insta-love heavy on the cliches and cheese (this would normally turn me away) but when it with a cowboy I just can’t get enough.

This is a great afternoon/evening read.

I am off now to find a hot cowboy and live on a ranch. If anyone has this mail order braid service website, it would be greatly appreciated.

“I get lost when you kiss me,” she whispers. Running my hands up and down her back, I smile against her skin. “Good thing I’m right here to find you when it’s over. Now”

Rating Report
Overall: three-stars