In Copper Ridge, Oregon, a cowboy's best friend might turn out to be the woman of his dreams…
If Finn Donnelly makes a plan, he sticks to it. After his brothers left Copper Ridge, Finn stayed behind, determined to keep their ranch going by himself. And when he realized his feelings for Lane Jensen were more than platonic, he shoved that inconvenient desire away. It was easy…until it wasn't. Suddenly his brothers are coming home to claim their share of the property. And Lane is no longer just in his fantasies. She's in his arms, and their friendship is on the line…
He's been her buddy, her handyman, her rock. But until that one breathtaking kiss, Lane somehow overlooked the most important thing about Finn Donnelly—he's all man. They're right together, no matter how much his volatile past has bruised him. Finn wants to hold Lane's body, but he doesn't want to hold her heart. But Lane is falling fast and now she's got a plan of her own…to show Finn there's nothing hotter than friendship turned to slow-burning love.
Also includes a bonus Copper Ridge novel, Take Me, Cowboy!
Yates's thrilling seventh Copper Ridge contemporary (after Last Chance Rebel) proves that friendship can evolve into scintillating romance. Finn Donnelly is looking forward to continuing to run the Laughing Irish Ranch in Copper Ridge, Ore., just as he did when his grandfather was alive. But his grandfather's will gives equal portions to his brothers, and Finn is surprised to learn that they aren't interested in having him buy them out and want to work the land alongside him. To complicate matters, Finn has become increasingly attracted to his best friend of 10 years, Lane Jensen. He realizes that the attraction is mutual when they engage in a very electric kiss, but both Lane and Finn have baggage from the past that makes it difficult for them to trust in the possibilities of an enduring relationship. Their gradual realizations about the inevitable arc of their connection are alternately comical and sensuous. It's rare to see a long-standing friendship at the heart of a romance novel, and Yates does it justice with page-turning dialogue and a supporting cast of well-developed characters. This is a surefire winner not to be missed.
SLOW BURN COWBOY
Feisty meets dependable as best friends take a second look at their decade long friendship and decide to add a little fun to the mix! This was a super fun read. I had a smile on my face throughout from the sass that came out of not only Lane's mouth, but also from the interaction between the brothers. Emotions are flaring as we go on a roller coaster through their history and watch them come out on the other side of the pain to see a brighter future.
Cowboy Finn Donnelly has spent his entire adult life working hard at his family farm in Copper Ridge, Oregon to make it all that it could be ... while his brothers have been out making it in the big bad world. Now they are all scurrying home to claim a piece of the pie and it really makes him mad. He built this business, not them!
Lane Jensen is trying to be there for her best friend Finn, but she's not sure how to help stave off the tension between the brothers, and when Finn throws another twist her way, she's really confused. He's telling her he wants her ... as more than a friend ... and always has! What?! They've been best friends for years ... just friends ... how can he want to change that now?
One simple kiss turns their lives upside down. They're now fighting to save their friendship ... and opening doors that have always been closed. Finn wants to have her in his bed, but not in his heart ... and now that he's opened her eyes, she's falling hard! Will they be able to move forward together ... even as friends?