Lost Rider by Harper Sloan
Another truly WILD ride from Harper Sloan. She took a tale you think you've read, and delivered a bucking plot that has you fanning yourself on some pages and having ALL THE FEELS on others. I realize that is totally hipster speak, but when it comes to a Sloan novel, I know she is going to bring the emotion like no other can and in a way that it hits you like a ton of bricks.
Man is back from his own year career and his home town hasn't changed a bit. Or so he thinks. A man carrying ten years of regret and history on his shoulders. A man who had to say goodbye tot he one thing he knows brought him joy to come home and start a new life in a place that hunts his every thought.
Also, aside from the GREAT second chance love that he gets upon his homecoming, can I just mention how GORGEOUS this character is? Inside (Once you get to know him) and out this character is all around great. His is stubborn and alpha and also has him moments. He is a hot head and a passionate man that will fight for what he wants. I loved him as our guy in this book.
Then we had Leigh. Gosh she was a hoot. Not only was she a girl that spoke her mind, but she was a girl that thoroughly thought things out. She was a girl who made up her mind and went for it. But a girl who had all the heart. I hurt for her in this book and I was right there with her in her struggles.
This story was beautiful. It was about finding love and believing in second chances. A story about going for what you want and shaping life to what you need.
Plus, I can't WAIT for the stories for C and Q, because we NEED them!
In Lost Rider, the first Western romance in New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Harper Sloan’s Coming Home series, an injured rodeo star encounters an old flame but will she be just what he needs to get back in the saddle?Maverick Austin Davis is forced to return home after a ten-year career as a rodeo star. After one too many head injuries, he’s off the circuit and in the horse farming business, something he’s never taken much of a shine to, but now that it’s his late father’s legacy, familial duty calls. How will Maverick find his way after the only dream he ever had for himself is over? Enter Leighton Elizabeth James, an ugly duckling turned beauty from Maverick’s childhood—his younger sister’s best friend, to be exact, and someone whose heart he stomped all over when she confessed her crush to him ten years back. Now Leighton is back in Maverick’s life, no longer the insecure, love-stricken teen—and Maverick can’t help but take notice. Sparks fly between them, but will Leighton be able to open her heart to the one man who broke it all those years ago? Written in the vein of Diana Palmer and Lindsay McKenna, this Texas-set series is filled with sizzle, heart, and plenty of cowboys!