Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Lost Rider - Harper Sloan - Release Blitz & Review

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!

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4 stars 

I am a huge fan of Harper Sloan's previous work, and was excited when I saw that she had written a small town romance, featuring a cowboy.  Not knowing what to expect, Lost Rider the first title in the Coming Home series, did not dissapoint, and I eagerly anticipate futher books in this series. 

Leighton and Maverick's story is heartwarming, sweet and steamy.  Mav is a hot, hunky, damaged alpha hero trying to forge a new path after the world as he knows it falls apart around him.  Leighton is a strong, sassy and sucsessful business owner.  

This pair share a history, thier lives interwined from a young age, as Leighton is Maverick's younger sister's best friend.  I adored the build up of sexual tension and the chemistry between this pair was palpable. 

With strong themes of family, friendship, second chances and forgiveness I found Lost Rider to be an engaging, well written and entertaining read. 

I thoroughly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a small town romance, second chance romance or is a fan of alpha cowboys!

Harper is a NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL and USA TODAY bestselling author residing in Georgia with her husband and three daughters. She has a borderline unhealthy obsession with books, hibachi, tattoos and Game of Thrones. When she isn't writing you can almost always find her with a book in hand.