Not my favourite from the series it felt a little forced and not as smooth as the previous two books. Clay and Caroline story is love at first meeting and after one night of an anonymous heat they can’t forget each other until they literally run into each other and the rest is history as they say
Clayton Davis doesn't do relationships, especially after the disaster of his last one. Yet, the moment he meets Caroline Michaels, he finds his stance on relationships changing. But as they get to know each other, will they be able to face the trouble of their pasts together; or will they lose their shot at happy ever after?
Although I haven't read the first two books of this series, I found this third book of Ms. Sloan's Coming Home series could easily be read as a stand-alone and I've got to say that it was a very entertaining tale encompassing wonderful main characters that have some tough obstacles to overcome; and engaging dialogue that had me loving how resilient the heroine was when it came to facing her past and had me liking how feisty she could be when standing up for herself, especially when it comes to facing the trouble that comes her way. The way this story started was a bit slow, but once the hero and heroine met things got very interesting, as Clayton seems like a bit of a mystery. However, in saying that, this story really took off from the moment the heroine discovers just who Clayton is.
Both the main characters were well-developed and had fascinating back stories with both having exes determined to cause trouble. I also liked how the heroine has overcome the horrible treatment she suffered from those that should love her to be the strong, independent woman she is. Really, she's done well for herself with everything she's accomplished. While the hero, being the oldest sibling hasn't always been easy, but he did his best for his brother and sister and I liked the close bond they shared, as his siblings have found their happy ever after and now they want the same for him. Furthermore, the hero is confident, determined to win the heroine's heart, and I loved how protective he is of Caroline, especially with what she faces from his ex, her ex and her mother. Will the hero be able to protect Caroline from the trouble she faces?
Overall, Ms. Sloan has delivered a really good read in this book where the chemistry between this couple was strong; the romance totally hot and showed how much these two need each other; and the ending had me worried for one of the main characters, but had me smiling because of how things turn out for Clayton and Caroline, especially with the news the heroine learns. However, it was the epilogue that wrapped this story up nicely, because of how far the hero and heroine as well as the hero's siblings and their partners have come. Truly, everyone is so happy and life is perfect. I would recommend Cowboy Up by Harper Sloan, if you enjoy second chance romances, small town romances, the opposites attract trope, or books by authors Aurora Rose Reynolds, Kristen Ashley, Emma Hart and Kendall Ryan.
This is the 3rd and final book in the Coming Home series, and by far my favourite.
Clayton has been the grumpy brother cowboy throughout the series, and all along I have wanted, no needed to know more.
Caroline is so the opposite to Clayton but boy do those sparks fly between them and there is this amazing insta-lust that sets the air around them on fire
Both Clay and Caroline are a little bit broken, and it is wonderful to see them put each other back together. Clay is all kinds of swoonworthy, and even though I think that horses are the beasts of Satan, I wanted to saddle up for that ride.
There is some mystery playing out through the story, and while I had an idea of whodunnit, I wasn't completely sure until Ms Sloan revealed all.
I love love loved getting more of the couples from the earlier books. Loved the glimpses into their lives.
Cowboy Up is a sweet, sexy, and beautiful story. The insta-emotional connection between our lovelies just made the journey they were on so much better to be on with them.
I really enjoyed the Coming Home series, and can't wait to see what Ms Sloan brings us next.
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.
Cowboy Up is the third instalment in the Coming Home series and gives us the story of Clayton, the oldest of the Davis siblings. Clayton is serious, focussed only on work and his ranch. He has no desire for love and a family like his siblings Quinn and Maverick. When Caroline enters his life, he starts to want things he never imaged he would. Shy Caroline starts to come out of her shell with the support of a strong man like Clay.
Caroline and Clay are a very sexy couple with great chemistry. But there is more to this story than their romance and relationship. Caroline and Clay each have a crazy ex, someone sets fire to Caroline's book shop and Caroline's nutcase of a mother all add trouble to their lives. On the plus side the life they are building together is beautiful and Quinn and Leighton (heroines from the previous books) are both pregnant and about to make Clay an uncle for the first time.
There was plenty going on in and around our couples lives, which kept me engaged with the story. The romance between good people who deserve something good together is heart warming. The epilogue is lovely and an excellent end to the story of the Davis siblings.
This was my first Harper Sloan book, and I really really enjoyed it. I LOVED Clayton as a character. Wow, what a sweetie under that rough exterior.
The characters are well written in this one, both the main characters and the secondary characters, and everything flowed really well.
I loved the way that Clay and Linnie were with each other, and also with their best friends and family too. The accents were awesome (I'm Aussie, so reading the US country accent was really cool), and this was honestly just a really fun and easy book to read.
There are a few serious issues happening in the book, but they're written well and dealt with well. Even the big part near the end is really well done too.
The end of the book is fantastic and just perfect for these guys, my only wish now is to go back and read the first two books about Clays siblings. I'd love to see a book for Caroline's two best friends and see each of them get their own happy endings as well.