In Lost Rider, the first Western romance in New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Harper Sloan’s Coming Home series, an injured rodeo star encounters an old flame but will she be just what he needs to get back in the saddle?
Maverick Austin Davis is forced to return home after a ten-year career as a rodeo star. After one too many head injuries, he’s off the circuit and in the horse farming business, something he’s never taken much of a shine to, but now that it’s his late father’s legacy, familial duty calls. How will Maverick find his way after the only dream he ever had for himself is over?
Enter Leighton Elizabeth James, an ugly duckling turned beauty from Maverick’s childhood—his younger sister’s best friend, to be exact, and someone whose heart he stomped all over when she confessed her crush to him ten years back. Now Leighton is back in Maverick’s life, no longer the insecure, love-stricken teen—and Maverick can’t help but take notice. Sparks fly between them, but will Leighton be able to open her heart to the one man who broke it all those years ago?
Written in the vein of Diana Palmer and Lindsay McKenna, this Texas-set series is filled with sizzle, heart, and plenty of cowboys!
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Harper Sloan’s romance has all the passion and heartbreak of a great country song. Forced into early retirement due to injury, rodeo superstar “Mav” Austin Davis finds himself back home in Pine Oak, Texas. Local girl Leighton James has always loved the surly cowboy, but she can't forget how he broke her heart years ago. We love a redemption story—and we adored beastly, grouchy Mav, a hero with a tough exterior and a soft heart.
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This book was okay but it just missed the mark for me. It was too long with very little happening as far as the storyline went and I would have liked to have seen more in the epilogue.
This book could have been summed up in three chapters instead of thirty🙄
Head over boots!!
I haven't read a "cowboy" story for probably close to 20 years. Just the type of story that really hasn't appealed to me for quite some time. I ALMOST took a pass at this book, but it's by one of my all time favorite authors. And I have to admit, I really enjoyed it.
Maverick had a very rough childhood and left town, leaving the girl he loved behind. But when he comes back, oh how I hated that jackass. He was rude and nasty to Clay, Quinn and especially to Leigh (of course the jerk didn't recognize her either). But I believe a lot of that had to stem from the reason he was back in town.
Maverick and Leighton have a magical love. Strong and independent in each of their own rights, but together... they are so much more!
My favorite side character was Marybeth Perkins. I really wish there had been more of her in this book and I truly hope to see more of her in the rest of this series. When she grabbed Maverick's ear... smh.
Now I'm impatiently waiting for Clay and Quinn to get their stories.