Cowboy Up: Coming Home, #3 by Harper Sloan has a publication date of December 19th, 2017 by Pocket Books (Simon & Schuster). Synopsis: 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?
About the author: Harper is a NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL and USA TODAY bestselling author residing in Georgia with her husband and three daughters. She has a borderline unhealthy obsession with books, hibachi, tattoos and Game of Thrones. When she isn’t writing you can almost always find her with a book in hand. Goodreads – Amazon
My thoughts: Once again, Harper Sloan takes you on a roller coaster of emotions that is sure to send chills up and down your spine in the final book in The Coming Home Book Series titled COWBOY UP. Sloan will bring out your inner romantic in this beautifully written and exquisite romance that tells the story of the oldest Davis brother, Clayton. He has always been the broody older brother who has no intention of finding love let alone settling down. But as we have come to love Sloan for her breathtaking knee shaking romance novels that fate (or Sloan) has other plans. In this epic romance, you will find an emotional build-up of underlying love that is so strong nothing or anyone can stand in its way. I enjoyed reading every honest and raw emotion that each character experiences throughout this epic love story.
When Clayton took on the role of parents to his younger siblings when his parents didn’t really know how to. He also runs the family business which leaves no time for anymore responsibilities. This means no serious relationships and no settling down, ever! Then fate brings a fireball of a woman that is too hot to handle with a heart made of gold named Caroline into his life. She is a sweetheart with a temper who knows exactly what she needs in order to keep her safe. After one failed relationship, she is set on never going down that road again. When Caroline realizes that the thing she does not want maybe the best thing that ever happened to her. Clayton has a heart of an angel that protects his family and the ones he loves above all else.
I felt a wide range of emotions will reading COWBOY UP. Everything from laughing and crying to goosebumps from excitement. I just could not get enough of this romantic story and found it hard to put down. I was drawn in from the first page with my curiosity always getting the best of me as I read through all the ups, downs, drama, and romance. The characters are well developed with intriguing and relatable pasts. Combine that with a setting that helps to mesh perfectly together creating a remarkable read that is sure to delight.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a lovely romance novel that is perfect for these cold winter nights with a hot cup of tea and a warm fuzzy blanket. ** I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.**