Mar 25, 2015

DeeJay Reviews: Part-Time Cowboy by @MaiseyYates


Part-Time Cowboy
by Maisey Yates

Series: Copper Ridge #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: March 31, 2015 by Harlequin
Format: eBook
Source: Received from author and Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.


A one-time bad girl comes home to small-town Oregon in the first in a sexy, heartfelt new series from USA TODAY bestselling author Maisey Yates…

Sadie Miller isn’t expecting any welcome-home parades on her return to Copper Ridge. Least of all from part-time rancher, full-time lawman Eli Garrett. The straight-laced, impossibly hot deputy sheriff glares at her like she’s the same teenage hoodlum who fled town ten years ago. But running from her demons has brought Sadie full circle, ready to make a commitment at last. Not to a man, but to a B and B. On Garrett land. Okay, so her plan has a tiny flaw…

Eli works too hard to let a blonde ball of trouble mess up his town. But keeping an eye on Sadie makes it tough to keep his hands off her. And if she’s so wrong for him, why does being with her feel so right?


I think this may have been my first cowboy romance and I really did enjoy it. It was all the things I expected it to be. Sweet, passionate, sexy, and hilarious. It was a fun read from beginning to end.

Sadie was my kind of girl. She was sassy and had a great sense of humor. I loved how she was the opposite of Eli, who was kind of a stick in the mud with this sort of unattainable sense of responsibility for every single person in Copper Ridge. He was utterly ridiculous sometimes but he meant well, and after I learned more about his family history, it made a lot more sense. Still, it was nice to see him kind of come to terms with the fact that he couldn't save everybody, not even Sadie, who still had a personal trauma to overcome herself. I liked that Sadie and Eli had a history as well, which linked them in a way and shed light on the reason Sadie ran away from Copper Ridge all those years before.

Though I've had my fill of broken heroines in the romance books I read, it was refreshing to see a broken heroine who was not still so tormented by past events that she could barely function. I'm really over reading about those types of women. Sadie had gone through her cycle of depression and was recovering nicely I felt with coming back to the place she was born and taking charge of her life by opening a bed and breakfast. That's what real women do. Cry, scream, blow snot bubbles and then come back stronger than ever. Loved that about Sadie!

The sexual chemistry between Sadie and Eli was also hot. I'm not so much into cowboys myself but hell, I could be convinced. But I do love the whole rough around the edges thing and men who can go from the uniform to a pair of jeans and still be uber hot will always win me over. I also loved that there was a lot of sex in this book. LOL, I know. I'm a freak. But a romance book with no sex is not one I want to read, lol.

So this is a definite recommendation. I'm really excited for the next book which is about Conner who is Eli's older brother. I expect this book to really fabulous since Conner is an emotional wreck who is still haunted by a tragic loss. So I'm eager to see how he comes out of it. But you've got to read this one first to really get a feel for Conner's story. So pick this one up if you're looking for a good read. There's no way you won't like it!


USA Today Bestselling author Maisey Yates lives in rural Oregon with her three children and her husband, whose chiseled jaw and arresting features continue to make her swoon. She feels the epic trek she takes several times a day from her office to her coffee maker is a true example of her pioneer spirit.

In 2009, at the age of twenty-three Maisey sold her first book. Since then it’s been a whirlwind of sexy alpha males and happily ever afters, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. Maisey divides her writing time between dark, passionate category romances set just about everywhere on earth and light sexy contemporary romances set practically in her back yard. She believes that she clearly has the best job in the world.

1 comment:

  1. Great review, Deejay! This sounds like a fun read - and I don't think I've ever read a cowboy romance before either! :) Glad you liked it!

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