Aug 21, 2015

DeeJay Reviews: BAD NEWS COWBOY by @maiseyyates

Brokedown Cowboy
by Maisey Yates

Series: Copper Ridge #3
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: July 28, 2015 by Harlequin
Format: eBook
Source: Received from author and CBB Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

Can the bad boy of Copper Ridge, Oregon, make good—and win the rodeo girl of his dreams? 

Kate Garrett keeps life simple—working hard, riding her beloved horses, playing cards with her brothers. Lately, though, she feels a bit restless, especially when family friend Jack Monaghan is around. Sexy and shameless, Jack is the kind of trouble you don't tangle with unless you want your heart broken. Still, Kate could always use his help in learning how to lasso someone a little less high-risk… 

Jack can't pinpoint the moment the Garrett brothers' little sister suddenly stopped seeming so…little. Now here he is, giving flirting tips to the one woman who needs zero help turning him on. Love's a game he's never wanted to play. But he'll have to hurry up and learn how before the best thing that ever entered his life rides right back out again…

I honestly can't get enough of this series! I have thoroughly enjoyed each book and wish there could be many many more!

I had a good time with Jack and Kate's story, though there were times where I just wanted to bop both of them in the face. I thought they were damn cute together and just like Eli and Sadie, and Conner and Liss, there was history between them and I loved that. It always makes for a more realistic love story when the MCs already know each other, though I don't think it's required to make a romance believable. I didn't find it strange at all the age difference between them because it's freaking 2015 and that happens all the time. I thought it was sweet actually because here is Jack who helped raise Kate (in a way) falling in love with the same girl he used to poke fun at. It's darling. Yates also has a way with writing spicy love scenes and that continued in this book. So another great aspect that romance lovers will enjoy!

As much as I liked Jack and Kate, they also got on my nerves a bit. But that's bound to happen when the MCs spend half the book with their heads up their asses. Both of them exuded a hell of a lot of energy trying to "protect their hearts" and it just became annoying. I guess I just felt that with their history they should have trusted each other a lot more than they seemed to. Then again, it had a lot to do with trusting themselves first and neither of them were keen on that. But in the end, it all worked out and that's all that matters.

This is a classic bad boy, good girl story but with lots of humor and great characters that you want to root for and not kill. The ending was a bit abrupt, but I'm okay with that. I didn't like it as much as Brokedown Cowboy (my fave!) but it's definitely another great addition to the Copper Ridge series and I recommend it if you've read the first two. A great read!

P.S. Shoulda Been a Cowboy is tucked in at the end of this book, and it's another cute read as well!

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Check out my review of Part Time Cowboy...

...and my review of Brokedown Cowboy!

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.

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  1. So glad you loved! Thank you so much for hosting a tour stop and sharing your thoughts!


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