Tuesday, June 27, 2017

QuoteTastic/Review-- Down Home Cowboy (Copper Ridge #8) by Maisey Yates

Maisey Yates. Yall, I can't get enough of her cowboys. I was a little nervous with this one since I was still feeling a bit miffed with the hero over how he was in his brother's book. But he won me over. I shouldn't have doubted that would happen.

Anywho. So the quote for today. Cain has a teenage daughter he's raising on his own after her mama walked out and things...are rough. Holy cow. I do NOT want a teenager. But there were funny moments as they tried to figure things out. This. Well she'd snuck out and he wasn't so thrilled so hunted her down and embarrassed her right good. And they're dealing with that now. I couldn't help but laugh at his reaction.

He laughed, in spite of himself. "Well, I am kind of a jackass."

"And one of my friends said you were hot," Violet said, her entire face turning red. "And I pretty much don't think I'm ever going to recover from that."

He laughed again, because he couldn't help himself now. "Wow. I went in there to embarrass you and it worked on so many more levels than I could have possibly anticipated."

"Dad. I thought we were trying to have a moment."

"I'm sorry. I'm having a moment now. A moment of pure triumph. That is...gold. It is actual gold. How horrifying is that for you?"

"Seriously. You're the worst." Except she didn't sound even half as angry with him now as she had earlier.

"The worst. But kind of hot."

Down Home Cowboy all kinds of delicious fun! A growly frazzled cowboy trying to raise a 16 year old and a bakery owner trying to reclaim her life. Both very much set against ever falling in love again but rocking an intense need to see each other nekkid. Mmhm.

Yall, these two were quite the mess of sexual tension, frustration, and a fear of anything 'romance'. Whew! They'd been pretty fucked over by life-- her with an abusive marriage, him with a wife walking out on him and their kid-- and were both dealing with a lot of baggage. Including a pissed-at-the-world sixteen year old. Cain's kid. Alison's newest employee at her bakery.

I liked Cain and Alison. And wanted to shake them. And thought they were perfect for each other when they could stop freaking out or growling at each other over things. Then I maybe wanted to shake em again. lol They had great chemistry and were pretty damn hot together. I didn't totally by their sudden jump to LOVE but I did see them making their way towards that point.

The pissed off teenager? Cain and his daughter. Holy heck. It was painful and heartbreaking and frustrating watching the two of them lash out and deal with their abandonment. It was hard to watch but seeing them finally deal with things was powerful.  I might have even cried a little. Maybe.

I did have a couple little quibbles-- I really wanted the heroine to apologize for something-- and would have liked one more chapter at the end before things wrapped up, but, overall, Down Home Cowboy was everything I expect from Yates. Hot cowboys, characters that you can root for and and emotional journey that'll leave you breathless. Add in a bit of humor and steam and, yeah, a damn good time.
Asked where he'd be at this point in life, Cain Donnelly would have said anywhere but Copper Ridge, Oregon, living with his estranged brothers. But since his wife abandoned them, both he and his daughter, Violet, are in need of a fresh start, so he's back to claim his share of the family ranch. Local baker Alison Davis is a delicious temptation, but she's also his daughter's mentor and new boss. That makes her off-limits…until she offers a no-strings deal that no red-blooded cowboy could resist.

Alison has worked tirelessly to rebuild her life, and she won't jeopardize her hard-won independence. Especially if it also complicates Cain's relationship with Violet. But with Cain offering a love she never thought was possible, Alison has to find the courage to let her past go…or watch her future ride away for good.

Amazon | Goodreads | Yates on HCBS
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