Just a fantastic contemporary romance! 🙂
by Maisey Yates
(Copper Ridge #1)
Published by: Harlequin
Publication date: March 31st 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
A one-time bad girl comes home to small-town Oregon in the first in a sexy, heartfelt new series from USA TODAY bestselling author Maisey Yates…
Sadie Miller isn’t expecting any welcome-home parades on her return to Copper Ridge. Least of all from part-time rancher, full-time lawman Eli Garrett. The straight-laced, impossibly hot deputy sheriff glares at her like she’s the same teenage hoodlum who fled town ten years ago. But running from her demons has brought Sadie full circle, ready to make a commitment at last. Not to a man, but to a B and B. On Garrett land. Okay, so her plan has a tiny flaw…
Eli works too hard to let a blonde ball of trouble mess up his town. But keeping an eye on Sadie makes it tough to keep his hands off her. And if she’s so wrong for him, why does being with her feel so right?
Loved, loved, loved this one. It was funny and sexy and the start to a new series, which means there’s more where that came from–yay!
Sadie and Eli were a fantastic couple. They have a past–kind of–and at first don’t get along at all, which is all the more aggravating for them both because darn it, their chemistry is off the charts. So inconvenient for them, so much fun for the rest of us. Their banter is fabulous, and what goes on inside their heads is just as entertaining. There is a copious amount of highlighting in my copy–so much of this one just tickled me.
There was an awful lot of giggling going on during the reading of this book. And fanning of self. Not to mention fanning of self while giggling…
The Oregon setting is gorgeous, and we see enough of the townspeople to give us the flavor of the place without sliding into caricature. The Garrett family–the focus of the series–is close-knit and loving, but ho boy, do they have issues galore. Eli was fantastic here as the stick-up-his-butt, everything-in-its-place, caretaker of the family: his life was just crying for Sadie to come in and mess everything up. Connor’s crushing grief made me want to cry–I’m so glad he’s got the next book. He’s a man in desperate need of an HEA before it’s too late. Kate, their baby sister (don’t call her Katie!) will have book three, and woe to the man who’s going to have to stand up to her two big brothers. (Her story’s going to have one of my favorite troupes in it. Can’t. Wait!)
I have no idea why I haven’t read anything by Maisey Yates before, but you’d better believe I’ll be reading more from her soon. Hooray for a new-to-me author with a backlist! Something has to keep me distracted until Connor’s book ( Brokedown Cowboy , after all… 😉
Rating: 4 1/2 stars / A
I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.
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.