Rate: Enjoyed it + (4,5 stars)
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?
Part Time Cowboy has just won my heart. It's a fun, enjoyable, sweet and romantic story that would keep you up all night.
In this first Cooper Ridge novel, we meet Eli Garrett and Sadie Miller. Sadie's one of those active and passionate girls who like to move from town to town, but it was time to come back to the town she once run from. Eli Garrett is the sheriff in Copper Ridge, always kept to himself and with a special thing about having everything in the right place, where it's supposed to be. So he doesn't like changes and when Sadie comes back to town she starts changing everything.
I truly enjoyed this book. Although I knew/hoped that it would end up the way it did, I found myself truly invested in the story, waiting to read more moments where the two main characters would interact and what it would end up happening. I was hooked from the very first page, been all night reading the book and, once I finished, was starved for more.
I think that the main thing that keep the reader invested in the story are Sadie and Eli. They are great characters, with their own personality and with their own problems and issues. They are a mess and they are trying to keep going: one changing things all the time and the other trying to keep it all together like it always has been. Having both points of views in this story, truly gives an insight on what's really going on the characters' mind and you can see how different are things, actions and feelings can be when you're reading it from different point of views. It's like you know something the other characters don't.
As for the two main characters' personality, I think it's what makes this story not only romantic but also funny. I liked Sadie's attitude and quirky comebacks when he was with Eli. It's like he brought to light a new, funny and better Sadie than the one we met without Eli. And it's funny to see Eli struggling to keep everything under control, to try to keep his feelings at bay and not like Sadie. But they have such chemistry and attraction that's nearly impossible to keep these two away from each other.
I haven't enjoyed a Contemporary Romance story like this one and I highly recommend it to all romantic readers out there, searching for a good story where cowboys and police officers are involved.
*I received this book in exchange of an honest review. Thank you so much Lisa at Harlequin for giving me the chance to read this novel.
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.