Friday, December 22, 2017

Cowboy Up by Harper Sloan ~ Review

About the book:
The Coming Home Series
Volume 3
Harper Sloan
Pocket Books
December 19, 2017
ISBN 9781501155277

Hang on to your Stetsons, because you’re in for another wild ride! COWBOY UP by New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Harper Sloan is a passionate and breathless romance about the sparks that ignite when a cautious cowboy and a once-scorned woman open up to each other in the third installment of the Coming Home series.

As the eldest Davis, Clayton has always tried to lead by example. He takes his job as head of the family businesses seriously, making sure the farm and auto shop are running smoothly—along with keeping an eye on his brother and sister. For him, there's a time and place to let go of the control he holds with an iron grip. And with the way he grew up, coupled with disastrous end to his last relationship, he's just fine with his quiet, solitary life.

Most of the time.

What he hadn't counted on was cute, quirky, shy bookstore owner, Caroline Michaels. She's the proverbial woman next door—well, the next town over, that is. Caroline hasn't lived an easy life, but after escaping an abusive ex, she's finally living it for herself. The last thing she ever expected was a one-night stand with Clay Davis, a night she can't stop thinking about.
So when she falls on hard times and Clay comes out of nowhere to her rescue, she realizes just how impossible it'll be to stay away from him. Now all she has to do is convince him to live a little...

Will Clay be able to give up the reins and finally settle down? And, more importantly, will Caroline muster enough courage to lasso him up?

COWBOY UP is the third go-round in this Texas-set series which has everything readers could want in truly authentic Western romance novels filled with sizzle, heart...and plenty of horses and cowboy boots!

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Praise for The Coming Home Series:
“Modern Cliterature...Enjoy [this] lusty [passage] adapted from summer’s raciest reads…”Cosmopolitan, July 2017 (Kiss My Boots, Book 2 in the Coming Home Series) “Sloan…hits it out of the park…Maverick is a perfect hero: multilayered, complicated, deeply damaged, yet blooming with the new promise of love. Leighton is appealing and real, as are a strong supporting cast of characters whom readers will be glad to follow into sequels. Sloan enhances the gripping story with country songs that open each chapter. This absolutely spectacular effort catapults Sloan to the top of her genre.”Publishers Weekly (starred review for Lost Rider, Book 1 in the Coming Home Series) “A supersexy second-chance read with a handsome ex-rodeo cowboy hero and the girl he left behind. The characters are well written and the bedroom scenes are hot. . . . Sloan does a wonderful job with portraying the secondary characters, and it looks like Quinn’s story, which is next up, is going to be a good one.”RT VIP Salon (Lost Rider, Book 1 in the Coming Home Series) “Sloan brings plenty of heat to this otherwise very thoughtful, building love story, the first in her Coming Home series…Maverick’s pursuit of Leighton and her slow acceptance ignites the vivid ranch and small-town settings. Contemporary western romances are challenging to write, and Sloan makes it fun to read about realistic ways cowboys can fit into modern society. Readers will look forward to learning how the uncovered family secrets affect siblings Clay and Quinn in future books.”—Booklist (Lost Rider, Book 1 in the Coming Home Series)
 “Engaging characters and an appealing small-town setting; [This] second-chance-at-love romance resonates emotionally…Sloan knows her way around sexual tension and emotional intensity.”—Kirkus (Lost Rider, Book 1 in the Coming Home Series

About the author:
Harper Sloan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Corps Security and Hope Town series. She started using writing as a way to unwind when the house went to sleep at night. Harper lives in Georgia with her family. Visit her at or

I don't read a lot of cowboy books and I haven't read the first two books in this series but this cowboy book is one every romance reader should pick-up.  And I'm definitely going to need to read the first two books.

Some authors like their couple time.  This author is certainly that type and I really appreciate it.  The battles that get fought in this book are more about dealing with the uglies from the past, growing past the people you need to forget, and finding joy in the rewards of life.  I liked that a lot.  It was different and satisfying.  And I really appreciated the couple time - watching them develop a relationship.

There are some great horses in the is book.  Love Dell's appearance and how he really makes an impact with Caroline.  But my favorite is Onyx.  This black beauty makes a connection and I was so touched by this horse that has just as much ugly in his past as the couple does. 

The heat between these two is off the scales from the very first meeting.  They have some smokin' hot chemistry and it fills many a page.  I enjoyed the depth of the feelings that burst between them and then deepened over time. These two are truly soulmates.

I enjoyed all the characters even though I hadn't read the first two books.  I loved the feisty Quinn and wondered about Mav.  Certainly makes me want to read their books.

Good writing and great characters makes this a book well worth your time.


1 comment:

  1. Oh I dont read alot of cowboy books either, but I tend to enjoy them when I do. This one sounds good!