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 Star Review by Ashley
This is hard for me to say because I absolutely love me some Harper Sloan and I was excited to read something different from her. However, this book just didn't give it to me like I was expecting. That being said, Lost Rider was a gorgeous tale of loss, hope, fear, forgiveness and love.
It's true what they say, home is where the heart is but for Maverick his home is a reminder of all that he's lost and will never have. When his siblings need him, he swallows his pride and returns to the place that haunts him. And comes face to face with his biggest regret, Leighton. His sisters best friend. The gangly girl who has grown into a stunning woman. The woman he's always wanted but never believed he could have. Add teenage hormones, harsh words and a decade to stew in the pain and Mav is facing more than an uphill battle to try and win her over.
I really liked Leighton. She is full of spunk and sass. She had a lot of life thrown her way in the years that Mav was away. I love how she channeled something that had always brought her comfort and made it her purpose. The Pie Hole. That place became the center of so many important moments in this book. The end of one chapter and the start of another...
I won't say much more because this is is one journey I just had to take and experience. Like Leighton and Mav. There were times when it was drop down ugly. Lost Rider was painful. Hard. Promising. Angsty. Sassy. Funny. Sweet. Everything I've come to love from Harper Sloan. The cast of small town characters was full of heart. I'm looking forward to returning to Pine Oaks to see them all again.
About the Author
Harper is a NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL and USA TODAY bestselling author residing in Georgia with her husband and three daughters. She has a borderline unhealthy obsession with books, hibachi, tattoos and Game of Thrones. When she isn't writing you can almost always find her with a book in hand.