Well hello hot cowboy! May I just say yee haw because this book was awesome! It was so sweet, sexy, and fun. A fantastic second chance romance!
Lost Rider (Coming Home #1) by Harper Sloan
Release Date: April 25, 2017
In Lost Rider, the first Western romance in New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Harper Sloan’s Coming Home series, an injured rodeo star encounters an old flame but will she be just what he needs to get back in the saddle?
Maverick Austin Davis is forced to return home after a ten-year career as a rodeo star. After one too many head injuries, he’s off the circuit and in the horse farming business, something he’s never taken much of a shine to, but now that it’s his late father’s legacy, familial duty calls. How will Maverick find his way after the only dream he ever had for himself is over?
Enter Leighton Elizabeth James, an ugly duckling turned beauty from Maverick’s childhood—his younger sister’s best friend, to be exact, and someone whose heart he stomped all over when she confessed her crush to him ten years back. Now Leighton is back in Maverick’s life, no longer the insecure, love-stricken teen—and Maverick can’t help but take notice. Sparks fly between them, but will Leighton be able to open her heart to the one man who broke it all those years ago?
Written in the vein of Diana Palmer and Lindsay McKenna, this Texas-set series is filled with sizzle, heart, and plenty of cowboys!
4.5 out of 5 stars
This was a fantastic second chance romance! I've not read this author before and was thrilled to be so pulled into her writing with all the emotion, heat and love. Hot, moody cowboys for the win! Excellent read!
Watching Maverick and Leighton reconnect was fantastic, they were like fire and ice in the beginning and I was hooked. I loved their fiery personalities and that burning animosity between the two. They definitely had chemistry and heat and it turns combustible. They have a great history together though some of it is pained, and I loved learning their details and everything about their past. I loved all their interactions and dialogues. This was such a full story and I was turning the page like a mad woman.
A part of me wanted to not like Maverick because he was so harsh in the beginning but I totally go why and I just knew, underneath all that pain there was going to be amazing redemption. And there was! His struggles, him opening up, being vulnerable, it had me rooting for him and completely melting my heart. Maverick letting his guard down and opening up had me swooning. I loved how Leighton was there for Maverick, and had so much forgiveness for him. She was was pretty great too. She’s so focused on being independent and being fine but was struggling just as much as Maverick. Her letting her guard down was awesome. I loved them coming together. It had such a great message of forgiveness, it just made my heart happy.
I love how the story was told from dual POVs so I got a really good sense of who these characters were. I thought there was great character development as well. I loved the cowboy speak, I thought it was sweet, sexy, and fun. I loved the build and details and I thought the pace was excellent. This was packed full of emotion but mixed in there were some light moments that had me chuckling thanks to the women Leighton surrounds herself with. I'm exited for Quinn's story next and am looking forward to more Clay too.
I love finding new-to-me authors and I am thrilled with what I got from Harper Sloan and am excited for more. This is an excellent second chance romance full of heart and one heck of a sexy cowboy!
Complimentary copy received for honest review.
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After reading this, I feel like I need more cowboy stories in my life. Do you have any favorites? Let Me Know!
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