REVIEW – COWBOY UP (Coming Home #3) 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 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?


*****Patty’s Review*****

*****FOUR STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Publisher}


The third book ended up being the one I enjoyed the most. Although I have to admit that I wasn’t particularly crazy about the ”Insta-Love” aspect. Clay was my favorite Davis sibling, so I am happy he found his someone special.

Clay and Linney have a hot one-night stand after meeting up at a local bar. They never thought it would lead to anything more but when Linney shows up at Leighton’s baby shower, the two cross paths again and it’s like fireworks are igniting from their wildly hot attraction to each other. We learn that Linney went to high school with Leighton and Quinn and that she had a major crush on Clay. She left town with her boyfriend and ended up staying in their abusive relationship a little too long, but now she’s back home and looking to open up her own bookstore and start a new life.

Once their romance starts it goes full speed ahead and within a matter of weeks, Linney is moving in with Clay. There’s some drama with some ex-lovers and mother/daughter relationship woes, but also there is a ton of schmexy going on between our hero and heroine. It got a little excessive so at some point, I started skimming because it became repetitious for me.

Here are my overall ratings on the book:

Hero: 4.5
Heroine: 4
Plot: 3.5
Angst: 2
Steam: 5
Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 4

Cowboy Up is currently available. Fans of the ”Coming Home”series will no doubt enjoy this last installment.

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