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?
Sloan's third Coming Home Western contemporary (after Lost Rider and Kiss My Boots) tops even the superbly done first two books in the series. Book nerd Caroline Michaels returns to her tiny Texas town of Pine Oak, fresh out of an abusive relationship. She renews her acquaintance with her childhood crush: rancher Clayton Davis, a white knight in jeans and a cowboy hat who will stick up for his woman no matter what. He is sensitive, strong, and eager to settle down with Ms. Right. But an evil ex threatens to end the happily-ever-after that Clayton and Caroline yearn for. Corny dialogue ("I like you lookin' at me like this a whole lot more than I like you doin' it with fear in your eyes") sometimes detracts from Sloan's red-hot love scenes and tight plotting, but not enough to put off most readers. Alternating the protagonists' points of view and providing a song suggestion with each chapter, Sloan crafts a heart-tugging tale. This is an emotionally satisfying series wrap-up.
THE BEST OF THE SERIES!!!!
BEST ONE EVER! Love Caroline & her story! Wish the series could go on! Hopefully Harper will write another country romance series!
This story was EVERYTHING!!!
I loved how kick butt Caroline was. She never played the victim, and the strength she had throughout the book was amazing. Clay was PERFECT for her. While he was protective, he wasn’t overbearing, and he showed her how she should be loved.
There were quite a few secondary characters I would have loved to throat punch a time or three, and the suspense elements of this book were amazing!!
This book was the perfect ending to this series, and that epilogue?? ❤️❤️❤️ This is definitely a must read!!!
Cowboy Up is book three in The Coming Home series, but it can be read as a standalone.
Clayton Davis, is oh so swoonworthy! He has piqued my interest from the first book in the series. His only goal is taking care of his families ranch. Clay never lets anyone get close to him and he doesn't have any plans of settling down. He was burned from a bad relationship years ago.
"You aren't ever truly broken until you can no longer keep moving forward and they're lowering you into the ground. It's what you call the ugly parts of someone that prove to others just how strong they really are."
Caroline, you can't help but love her and all she has overcome in her life. She is tired of looking over her shoulder and just wants to be happy and free. What happens when she has a one night stand that will change the course of her life? Will she be able to open herself up to another man after all she has overcome? What happens with both their pasts show up to haunt them?
Clayton and Caroline's story consumed me! I fell in love with the story time and time again. It will definitely be on my reread list and I cannot wait see what Harper has in store for us next!! MUST read!!