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Series: Coming Home #1
Published by: Pocket Books
on April 25, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Western
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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!
Who is this Harper Sloan and where the HELL has she been all my life?! The first book in her BRAND NEW SERIES, just BLEW. ME. AWAY. I’ve never went through so many emotions with an individual character, until…Maverick Austin Davis! I HAVE BEEN SLAYED!
“You better believe I’m ridin’ this out with you until you buck me off. And darlin’, there hasn’t been a ride I’ve ever been more prepared for.”
Ok, listen. I know I’m late to the game with this author, but better late than never, right? I’m just SO INCREDIBLY HAPPY I started with this one, because it was INCREDIBLE! I have emotional whiplash from these characters, especially our stubborn and gorgeous cowboy. I wanted to slap him upside the head on multiple occasions, but when he finally started getting his shit together, I fell hard, and I fell fast! And our heroine of this story, Leighton Elizabeth James, was just the woman to knock some sense into that man. These two were absolutely beautiful together. Their journey to find their way back to one another was hard-fought and emotionally draining, but it was incredibly beautiful all the same.
“This is my second chance at everything, and I’ll be damned if I fuck it up.”
LOST RIDER was one of the most passionate western romances I’ve ever read. It left me breathless and on the edge of my seat with enough angst to bring me to my knees. Superb writing, incredibly dynamic characters, and a love story that will fill your heart and soul with pure joy. This romance sizzles. This romance burns so bright, it will stay with you long after the last page is turned. This is just book one in the series, and yet, I’m incredibly addicted and I couldn’t recommend it enough!