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 a 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 the 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 a verbally abusive ex, she’s finally living it for herself. The last thing she ever expected was a one-night stand with Clay Davis 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?
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Have you ever read a book and when you finish you sit there just savoring it for a while, right before you jump up and run to any person near you and yell “READ THIS! YOU HAVE TO READ THIS RIGHT NOW!” while they just stare at you and blink? No? Just me? That’s exactly what Cowboy Up did to me. This book is nothing but pure beauty. I’ve loved all of Harper Sloan’s books, they never fail to be wonderful, but Cowboy Up was absolutely outstanding. I want to buy extra copies just to hand out to people like candy so everyone gets to experience the beauty. New life goal, become the Cowboy Up version of Oprah. “You get to read the best book ever! You get to read the best book ever! You get to read the best book ever!” Too much? Sorrynotsorry.
This book just overflows with emotion. Love, past trauma, friendship, family, and more than one moment of hilarity it has it all. So. Many. Feels. SO MANY! They just pour off the pages. Then there’s Clayton. God. That man. I more than loved him. He was so sweet, so romantic, so very loving. The definition of swoon worthy. When I picture the perfect book boyfriend it is exactly him. The way he loves Caroline is simply breathtaking. It’s true unfettered soul deep love and it is magnificent.
The relationship these two have is something most people only dream of. Two people, so hurt from their past, finding that instant connection of soul mates. I’ll say it again, it’s pure beauty.
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.