Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Book tour: "Brokedown Cowboy" (Copper Ridge) by Maisey Yates


Welcome to the tour for Brokedown Cowboy by Maisey Yates! Brokedown Cowboy is the second book in the Copper Ridge trilogy, a sexy new contemporary romance series featuring a small-town setting and gorgeous cowboys finding love unexpectedly.

Brokedown Cowboy by Maisey Yates

Title: Brokedown Cowboy
Author: Maisey Yates
Genre: Romance
Age: Adult
ISBN #: 9780373788422
Publisher: Harlequin
Imprint: HQN
Series: Copper Ridge Series, #2
Publication date: June 2015 (Official on sale date: 5/26/2015)
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Pages: 368
Price: $7.99

There are lines best friends shouldn't cross, but in Copper Ridge, Oregon, the temptation might be too much…

If practice makes perfect, Connor Garrett should be world champion of being alone. Since losing his wife he's concentrated exclusively on his family's ranch. Until Felicity Foster needs a place to stay and Connor invites her to move in temporarily. That's what friends do. What friends don't do? Start fantasizing about each other in their underwear. Or out of it…

Since high school, Liss has kept her raging crush in check. But helping Connor rebuild his life only reinforces how much she longs to be a part of it. One explosive encounter, and she'll discover that getting what you always wanted can feel better than you ever dreamed…

I'm not quite sure what I was expecting when I decided to read Brokedown Cowboy - Maisey Yates is a "new to me" author - but there is no way I expected what I got in this book.  All I can say is "WOW"! This book blew me away. I was laughing and crying right along with Felicity and Connor as they navigated the transition from friends to lovers, a journey that was fraught with emotion and pain and tears and ultimately love.

In Brokedown Cowboy, Maisey Yates gives us an incredibly complex character in our hero, Connor. Connor has been living in the darkness of grief for years, and the author does a wonderful job of showing the reader Connor's life after the loss of his wife.  I've never experienced grief to the level of Connor's, but I was able to feel the pain Connor is feeling through the authors words.  It was such a realistic depiction of a man who feels he's lost everything - he's drowning himself in a bottle and pushing away everyone who may try to love him for fear of losing him. You'd think he would come across as a jerk, but despite his gruff exterior and his short temper with most people in his life, I really liked Connor from the very beginning - I was rooting for him to dig himself out of the depths of darkness he was living in to join the worlds of the living and loving.

Felicity is a woman who has spent her entire life believing that she had to "earn" anything anyone every gave her - its like she has to keep a scorecard to ensure she has reciprocated anything that has been given to or done for her. She's a naturally very giving and loyal person, but her self-esteem is so wrapped up in believing that if she doesn't get what she wants, then she's not deserving of it.  As a result, she puts her needs second in every relationship she has - family, friends, lovers.  She believes she's not deserving of a man who loves her the way she should be loved; she wants to be loved. Throw Felicity and Connor together in close quarters and sparks will most definitely fly. Felicity and Connor have a searing-hot chemistry that just flies off the paper and has you turning the pages as fast as you can. The sex scenes are detailed.  I found they enhanced the story because for Connor, the sexual interactions he has with Felicity are part of his healing process.

I found myself crying and laughing right along with the characters in Brokedown Cowboy.  From the very first chapter, I was laughing out loud at the humor infused by the author and the sense-of-humor of the characters.  From the very beginning, you get a picture of the wonderful relationship between these family members and friends - a perfect example from the beginning of the book:

This group of people are true family, related by blood or not. They laugh together, they love together, they cry together, and they grieve together. The laugh-out-loud humor may be immediately followed by grieving tears, and then a loving embrace. The wide spectrum of emotions experienced by the characters keeps your heart racing from the first page to the last laugh. Maisey Yates has a hit with the return to Copper Ridge in Brokedown Cowboy

Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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.

AUTHOR ONLINE: Website | Twitter @maiseyyates | Facebook | Goodreads





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The publisher will be giving away paperbacks of Part Time Cowboy, the first book in the series  to the 5 winners of the below Rafflecopter.  The giveaway ends June 23rd.

This event was organized by CBB Book Promotions.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad you enjoyed this so much! Thank you so much for the wonderful review!