Cowboy Up by Harper Sloan
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Harper Sloan returns with 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 a 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 the 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 a verbally abusive ex, she's finally living it for herself. The last thing she ever expected was a one-night stand with Clay Davis 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?
4.5 Star Review by Ashley
This is the Harper Sloan I know and love. As the Coming Home series progressed, I feel like she settled into the characters more and that in turn let me connect with them more. Especially in Cowboy Up- which is by far my favorite of the series. And a big part of that is Clayton Davis.
Oh my, my, my! That man swooped in and stole the book. That's not to say that Caroline didn't hold her own because she so did. There was just something about Clayton that made me swoon hard. I think it was his protectiveness coupled with the sweet way he treated his Linny. Could also be the sexy way he treated her when they were alone.
I loved seeing how much these two grew; both as a couple and individually. It was great to see Caroline realize her inner strength and put it to use. And to see Clayton lighten up and focus on something besides the ranch. Despite how much progress they made towards the future they were building together, their past just wouldn't let them be. Cue the drama and heart pounding!
The climax of this book was what drew me to Harper Sloan's writing when she first started. There was drama and family and forgiveness and romance. And some super sexy times, too! I loved that while Cowboy Up was Clayton's story, all of the Davis siblings, and their significant others, played a big role. This book was exactly the ending that the Coming Home series needed.
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.
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