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!
Maverick has blown back into town after head injuries put a halt to his rodeo career. He is unhappy and has a lot of ghosts to deal with. He arrives the day of his father’s funeral and creates havoc with his family and Leigh, his sister’s best friend.
Maverick and Leigh have a past. A past all the way back to high school. When I started this novel I hated Maverick. He was rude, hateful and completely disrespectful. But as his story unfolded, I fell utterly in love with him. He and Leigh make a super couple….once they get past their horrible start. And believe me….it was horrible. Took a lot of “telling the truth” to convince Leigh to give Maverick a chance.
There were places where the conversations were a little stilted. But Leigh and Maverick make up for it with the steamy, hot bedroom scenes! 😍💋🔥. I enjoyed reading about this couple’s return to each other and second chances. Maverick’s tale is not to be missed! This is book one in the series. Wonder who the next book will be about?!?! Hmmmmmm!! Cannot wait!
I love discovering new authors. Now to add more books to the infinite TBR LIST!
I received this novel from Simon and Schuster as part of the XOXPERTS.