BOOK REVIEW⎜Cowboy Up by Harper Sloan

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RATING

If a confectionary sensual cowboy read is your cup of tea then, let me tell you, this book is gonna blow your socks off.

Book Infos

As the eldest Davis, Clayton has always tried to lead by example. He takes his job as head of the family businesses seriously, making sure the farm and auto shop are running smoothly—along with keeping an eye on his brother and sister. For him, there’s a time and place to let go of the control he holds with an iron grip. And with the way he grew up, coupled with disastrous end to his last relationship, he’s just fine with his quiet, solitary life. Most of the time. What he hadn’t counted on was cute, quirky, shy bookstore owner, Caroline Michaels. She’s the proverbial woman next door—well, the next town over, that is. Caroline hasn’t lived an easy life, but after escaping an abusive ex, she’s finally living it for herself. The last thing she ever expected was a one-night stand with Clay Davis, a night she can’t stop thinking about. So when she falls on hard times and Clay comes out of nowhere to her rescue, she realizes just how impossible it’ll be to stay away from him. Now all she has to do is convince him to live a little… Will Clay be able to give up the reins and finally settle down? And, more importantly, will Caroline muster enough courage to lasso him up?

Author : Harper Sloan Title : Cowboy Up Series : Coming Home #3 Number of pages : 384 Publisher : Simon and Schuster, Pocket Books Release Date :  December, 19th, 2017 Genre : Contemporary, Erotica.

The Angry Reader Review

First and foremost – reviewing a contemporary is tough for me because it’s not my favorite genre. If I give a book five stars it’s because everything in it blew me away – and that rarely happens in a genre that frequently feels awkward to me. Still, I enjoy reading good contemporary romances, and I’m always looking for that perfect book that knocks me on my ass.

Shy Caroline is rebuilding her life after her awful mother and abusive boyfriend combined to nearly destroy her. Feeling wild one night she meets a cowboy who gives her the chance to let go. When Clay, her one-night-ride, pops back up in her life Caroline and he have to figure out if they’re going to build on the intense sparks between them.

I loved – that Caroline and Clay didn’t create their own drama. They were open honest and so incredibly sweet. Clay was alpha-cowboy while being respectful. And this book was LOADED with steam. If a confectionary sensual cowboy read is your cup of tea then, let me tell you, this book is gonna blow your socks off.

I didn’t love – all the sugar. These two were so schmoopy I wanted to gag them. Some of Clay’s lines had my toes curling – and some of them had me wanting to roll me eyes right out of my skull.And alllllllllll the sex. I generally skim sex scenes in my romance reads – and this one had quite a few of them. Also, this book didn’t have the most real feel – I feel bad for romance authors because I want realistic without reality. I’m not sure how they’re supposed to deliver that, but I need it.

If you’re looking to see a couple of salt-of-the-earth people who got shoveled a lot of shit finally find their good and revel in it then you should go for it with Cowboy Up.

*advanced review copy provided in exchange for an honest review.

Author Bio & Links

Harper Sloan is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal & USA Today Bestselling Author of the Corps Security series, the Hope Town series and the stand alone novel, Perfectly Imperfect.

Harper lives in Cumming, Georgia just a few hours north of her hometown of Peachtree City. She (and her 3 daughters) enjoy ruling the house they dubbed ‘Estrogen Ocean’, much to her husbands chagrin. Harper has a borderline unhealthy obsession with books; you can almost ALWAYS find her with her eReader attached. She enjoys bad reality TV and cheesy romantic flicks. Her favorite kind of hero–the super alpha kind! Harper started using writing as a way to unwind when the house went to sleep at night; and with a house full of crazy, it was the perfect way to just relax. It didn’t take long before a head full of very demanding alphas would stop at nothing to have their story told.

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