Tuesday 19 December 2017

✪ Harper Sloan ✪ COWBOY UP ✪ #ComingHome3 ✪

© Bianca Janeane ✰ 

• 19 December 2017
• Book #3 in the COMING HOME Series

4 Stars

Cowboy Up is the third sultry novel in the Coming Home series from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Harper Sloan. Perfect for fans of Kelly Elliott, Diana Palmer, Jennifer Ryan and Maisey Yates.

As the eldest Davis, Clayton takes his job as head of the family businesses seriously. And after a disastrous end to his last relationship, he's just fine with his quiet, solitary life. Most of the time.

Then he meets cute, quirky, shy bookstore owner, Caroline Michaels. After escaping an abusive ex, Caroline is finally living for herself - and that includes indulging in a one-night stand with Clay Davis.

But when she falls on hard times, Clay comes to her rescue, and Caroline realizes it'll be impossible to stay away from him. All she has to do is convince him to let go 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?

Want more rugged, charismatic cowboys? Don't miss the rest of this sizzling Texas-set series which began with Lost Rider.

We're back in Oak Pine, Texas with the 3 Davis siblings. Now it's finaly Clayton's time to fight for his HEA!
He's not a relationship kind of guy. He believes he'll grow old on his farm all alone.
But then one night he meets this mystery girl at the bar and they spend an amazingly erotic night together.
But that's it. He's afraid to go after what he wants.
A few months later he meets her again at his sister and sister-in-law's baby shower.
It's Caroline. A girl his sister was friends with as a kid. But he never knew her back then - he was much older than the girls. But she had a crush on him back then!
Caroline is back in town after running away from her violent ex.



I enjoyed reading this book.
It was a really cute romance!
The big bad crouchy rancher who never ever wants to fall in love.
And the hurt little shy girl who steals his heart.
Really sweet. And funny and sexy and exciting and small-town-texasish. ☺
Add a horrible mother and 2 creepy and stupid ex-partners and we have a very interesting story to read until our darlings can ride off into that happily ever after sunset!

I really loved the story and the characters, but I think it should've been edited a bit better. 20 pages less wouldn't have hurt. It's just too long somehow. But I think that's a Harper Sloan thing. This is only my 4thbook of hers and I just went back to look at my review for the first book in this series and for Perfectly Imperfect and I said the exact same thing about it: too long and complicated sentences et cetera. :(
It just should've been a bit shorter! It would've made it much more interesting. Readers (me!) are bored easily and I'm afraid that this will happen in this case :/
 BUT - it was better than the other books.
Another thing that turned me off a bit, or rather, a LOT: everybody is leaving out the G's at the end of a ...ING-word!!!! A texan cowboy can talk a bit cowboyish like that, but that was way too much old Texas grandpa! I almost stopped reading when they didn't stop talking that way. It sounds like cheap cowboy porn in my head!
And it was way too mushy for my tastes. The way they talk to each other - all those I love yous. Just the I love yous would be totally ok. But they say I Love You and then it goes on for a whole page, how much and in what way and it's so horribly and ridiculously corny and slimey and not at all romantic or sexy anymore - way too much and too often.

But I still loved the book and the people in it !!!! ☺

COWBOY UP was an adorable & sexy & exciting small-town-Texas love story! Hurry to your nearest amazon asap for your own hot cowboy - this one is MINE!!!!

ARC received for an honest review

Saddle up for Harper Sloan's new Coming Home series, because we are going to be in for a bumpy ride.

This is the 3rd and final book in the Coming Home series, and by far my favourite.

Clayton has been the grumpy brother cowboy throughout the series, and all along I have wanted, no needed to know more.

Caroline is so the opposite to Clayton but boy do those sparks fly between them and there is this amazing insta-lust that sets the air around them on fire

Both Clay and Caroline are a little bit broken, and it is wonderful to see them put each other back together.  Clay is all kinds of swoonworthy, and even though I think that horses are the beasts of Satan, I wanted to saddle up for that ride.

There is some mystery playing out through the story, and while I had an idea of whodunnit, I wasn't completely sure until Ms Sloan revealed all.

I love love loved getting more of the couples from the earlier books.  Loved the glimpses into their lives.

Cowboy Up is a sweet, sexy, and beautiful story.  The insta-emotional connection between our lovelies just made the journey they were on so much better to be on with them.

I really enjoyed the Coming Home series, and can't wait to see what Ms Sloan brings us next.

 Links to the Book & Author 

Book #1

Book #2


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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.