New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Harper Sloan returns with a passionate and breathless romance about the sparks that ignite when a cautious cowboy and a once-scorned woman open up to each other in the third installment of the Coming Home series.
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?
I normally am not a huge fan of cowboy romances but being a lover of Harper Sloan’s writing decided to give this series a try and immediately fell in love with the Davis siblings and their stories. Life hasn’t been easy for any of them but one by one they have finally found their HEA.
Clayton Davis, being the eldest, was always the one to make sure things ran well with the family businesses but was also the protector of his younger brother and sister. But now that they are off living their lives with the loves of their live and with babies on the way, Clayton is left to brood and live alone. That is until he has a one night stand with Caroline Michaels. From that night forward everything changes for these two, neither really realizing how much they needed each other.
I really enjoyed Clay and Caroline’s story. When these two first meet, there is a lot of secrecy to them, no names and barely seeing each other’s face, it was just a night of letting go of real life for to spend in the dark motel room filled with pleasure. And I must say it was off the charts hot. I also loved how the author didn’t rush these two immediately to come face to face again, some time has passed but it was a family function that threw these two back together and I really enjoyed how the author slowly built the dynamic between them.
I really loved Clay’s character. He was your typical Alpha male cowboy, he was the protector and at times a bit broody but as their relationship changed and evolved, we got to see more of the real Clay, the caring sweet gentleman that he is.
This was an enjoyable read filled with some great angst and lots of emotion along with some really hot and sexy parts. This author truly knows how to add just the right amount of hotness to her stories. I really also enjoyed getting to see lots of the prior characters in this series and this was the perfect end to a really great series, all wrapped up nicely in a really great epilogue. I may not be a huge cowboy lover but this author made me fall in love with these 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.