Welcome to my tour stop for Bad News Cowboy by Maisey Yates. Bad News Cowboy is the third book in the Copper Ridge trilogy, a sexy new contemporary romance series featuring a small-town setting and gorgeous cowboys finding love unexpectedly. Bad News Cowboy released July 28, 2015 from Harlequin and it can be read as a standalone.
Follow the tour on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from August 3-21st for reviews, author interviews, guest posts and excerpts. Check out the tour page for the full schedule.
Rate: Enjoyed it (4 stars)
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…
Maisey Yates' Copper Ridge series are always a fantastic read to me and Bad News Cowboy was not the exception. This book not only was another expected read for me due to the fact that it was Kate and Jack's story but because it's a story of falling in love with your best friend and not knowing when that happen and what to do with these new feelings.
I liked the characters in this story from the previous Copper Ridge's books and even when reading about other couples I knew these two had problems to deal with. Kate's what you would call a tomboy. She hasn't had a feminine model while growing up, so some things have been missing for her. She's afraid of changes and what that implies due to her past. Jack, on the other hand, is not only afraid for his new-found feelings for Katie and what her brothers would do to him, but he's also afraid that he's not good enough for a sweet girl like Kate.
These two characters are so lost without them knowing that from the very start you liked them. You are the witness of when their attraction starts to become unbearable and when Jack realizes that what he's feeling for Kate is not his usual brotherly friendship.
But what I liked most about this story was the fact that these two fall in love with their best friend and end up being brave enough to overcome their respective fears and fight for what they want.
Moreover, it was nice to see all the characters in the Copper Ridge series getting their well-deserved happy ending.
**I received this book in exchange of an honest review. Being part of the blog tour for Bad News Cowboy has not affected my opinion in any way. Thanks to CBB Book Promotions and HQN Books for allowing me to read this amazing story.
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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