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?
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Release Date: December 19, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Once again, Harper Sloan has brought me to my knees with her beautiful writing and exquisite romance. Cowboy up is the third book in the Coming Home series and tells the story of the oldest Davis brother, Clayton. If you have read the two previous books in the series you will remember him as being the broody older brother with no intention of finding love. But, as we have come to expect in romance, fate has other plans for these men who don't feel like they need to find love to be happy. Now, while this is typical within the genre, Sloan's books are far more epic then reformed bad boy finding love. The emotion, build-up, and feeling of undying love is shown in the most beautiful ways and readers are likely to feel every breath and every moment of their love. I have said it before and I will say it again, her books (specifically in this series) are FILLED with honest and raw emotion and they stand apart from any other romance book I have ever read before. I have fallen deeply in love with the authors books after reading this series and I plan to continue reading all her books in the future based on it.
** Please, Please, PLEASE write a spin-off of this series featuring the couples children. I can see some amazing friends to lovers romance in the future (crosses fingers) **
Without going into the plot, I will give a light overview of what readers can expect when they grab a copy of Cowboy Up. First, you're going to meet some amazing cowboys (and one cowgirl) with hearts bigger then the country. These men (and Quinn), although hesitant to find love, are going to find it in the most unexpected ways. The buildup to all of their relationships is pretty easy and uncomplicated, but external forces will play a part in their likelihood of a future. This book in particular has a bit of suspense added to the mix, so readers should be aware of this, but other than that, the plot is simple but powerful.
The characters in the book are utterly amazing. I love their hearts, the way they interact with one another, and the sense and close bond of family. Readers hearts are going to SWELL when they feel the powerful bond they all have with one another.
The small town feel in the story is also well told. Readers can expect to feel like they are a part of the community even though there isn't a lot of interaction between the community and these characters. I suppose that in order to feel this you would want to read all three books.
The conflicts in each book (including this one) are all interconnected. Family issues and difficulties with the characters parents play a huge role in their hesitancy and fear of committing, but you'll have to read the stories in order to form a deep understanding of these issues. Just be aware that it can be emotional. We all want to believe that life and families are all hearts, sunshine, and rainbows but some families aren't like that. This book SHOWS that no matter what kind of family you come from that you can overcome it and make your life as meaningful and beautiful as you want.
With that, I loved this book and I LOVE this series as a whole. It's my favorite SERIES of 2017. I hope the author will consider a spin-off (as I mentioned above) because I would love to see new love stories for all the kids.
If you're looking for a book/series to get swept away in, one that will make you FEEL, swoon, and fall hopelessly devoted and in love with then I recommend this one to you.
Although each of these books can technically stand alone, I recommend reading them in order as the characters are all closely connected.
Book #1: Lost Rider (Maverick & Leighton's story)
Book #2: Kiss my Boots (Quinn & Tate's story)
Book #3: Cowboy Up (Clayton & Caroline's story)
** Link to the entire Coming Home series **