Book Review: ‘Lost Rider’ Is Like A Harlequin Romance Novel

Maverick Davis left home 10 years ago to get away from an abusive father to become a rodeo star. He worked his way to the top of circuit until injuries forced him to retire. When he gets a call from his brother Clay that their dad has died, he has to return to the town he escaped and face his past and the girl Leighton that he left behind.

Maverick was 18 and Leighton was 16 when he left. She is best friends with his sister Quinn and considered a member of the family. She was in love with Maverick from the first time she laid eyes on him. When Maverick left all those years ago he did something to Leighton that hurt her badly. Now that he’s back there’s a lot of tension among them. He tries to make amends with her and she’s not buying any of it. The chemistry between them is unbearable and they decide to try and make a relationship work.

He has a lot of baggage and secrets that she is helping him work through. In order to move forward he needs to deal with and explain the past.

This is the first installment of a series of western set Coming Home series from Harper Sloan. It’s a good old fashioned love story set in Texas where the cowboys were hats and call everyone darlin. And can Harper write some sex scenes! If you blush easy this isn’t the book for you.

You can pick up Lost Rider (Pocket Books; in stores Tuesday, April 25).

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