Cowboy Up – 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 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?

My review

Yay! After having read the stories of Maverick and Quinn, I was really looking forward to read about big brother Clayton. He has been the rock in the Davis family, so I was very excited to see that in the third instalment, he finally gets his girl. We also learn why Clayton stayed single for

Caroline is a very shy girl. The grey mouse, the bookworm, the girl next door. She has a very troubled past and has fled from an abusive husband. She has managed to setup a book store and she is happily living her solitary life.  But even a happy single girl needs a night out. So when she has a one night stand with a dark sexy cowboy, she didn’t expect to meet the stranger at the baby shower of Quinn and Leigh. (Yep, they are not only still thick as thieves, but they managed to get pregnant together as well).

Clayton hadn’t been able to keep Carrie out of his mind either, but his reservations towards woman kept him from finding out who the mysterious girl from the bar was. But when they meet in full daylight, the attraction between them is even bigger. So they both decide to take a leap of faith and try dating.

In the meanwhile, some exes are not happy with the turn of events. And also Caroline’s past is catching up with her. Is there a relation to the fire in her book store? Or is this just circumstantial?

Find out in Cowboy Up from Harper Sloan. With of course the most hilarious comments of Quinn: “…my water broke five minutes ago and my vagina-poking husband seems to have totally forgotten his medical training. I think he even forgot how to breathe…”

With a laugh and a tear, you kind help but fall in love with the Davis family. Five out of five stars from me and a special thank you to Netgalley for providing the arc.

Publisher: Pocket Books

Published: December 2017

ISBN: 9781501155277

My Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

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