Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Release Blitz ~ #Review ~ Lost Rider by Harper Sloan


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!      

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4.5 Stars

Lost Rider was a touching story of moving forward and second chances.
Past heartbreak and a chance for more. Maverick Davis left home to escape a life of pain, leaving his family and Leighton James behind. Leighton, broken hearted by Mav's parting words, isn't the little girl she used to be. Years have changed both Maverick and Leighton's lives and when Maverick comes back to Pine Oak, things begin to heat up.
In true Sloan fashion, we are given bold and multi-dimensional characters. There were aspects of each that were frustrating at times, but it was all part of who they were. I had a hard time connecting with Maverick initially. After some time, I was able to understand his choices and motivation better. There was so much to him, so many layers to discover. It made him feel more realistic and ultimately become a character that I rooted for and came to love. This intense, passionate, and resilient man completely stole my heart.
I loved Leighton from the start. Her strength and spirit was infectious. I couldn't help but admire how complex she was, vulnerable yet guarded, selfless yet closed off. I loved watching her change throughout the story.
I enjoyed the tension between these two. The sexual chemistry they had was off the charts. They were hostile and intense and extremely explosive. I was tearing through the pages, excited to see how things would turn out. I needed to know if the past would be too much to overcome.
I was swept up into this story. It was sweet, quite poignant at times, and oh so captivating. I love that this is the start of a new series. I can't wait for more!!



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. Facebook | Website | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | Goodreads | Amazon Author Page

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