About the Author
New York Times Bestselling author Maisey Yates lives in rural Oregon with her three children and her husband, whose chiseled jaw and arresting features continue to make her swoon. She feels the epic trek she takes several times a day from her office to her coffee maker is a true example of her pioneer spirit.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Christmastime Cowboy is book ten in the Copper Ridge series by Maisey Yates. This is my first book by Maisey. I was unsure about jumping in to this series on book ten. There was obviously some missed history on the other characters but it wasn’t difficult at all. Enough information was provided to help me to piece together everything. Liam Donnelly left Copper Ridge when he was twenty years old. He had been living on the Grassroots Winery property working for the Leightons. He and Sabrina Leighton had gotten close over that last summer. She had gotten closer to him than anyone else ever had. He knew she had a big crush on him. But he was broken. He could never be what she needed or deserved. So when her father offered him money to leave, he took it, and bought himself a college education. Over the thirteen years he had been gone, he became a successful business man and made millions. But he still always felt empty inside. And he never forgot Sabrina. Now he’s back, living on the ranch that was left to him and his three brothers. He has seen Sabrina around town a couple of times but she avoids him like the plague. But now he is going into business with the winery she still works at. His farm will provide the cheese and they are opening a wine tasting shop in Copper Ridge. The goal was to have it open by Christmas when all the festivities begin. So Liam will be spending a lot of time with Sabrina over the next few weeks. Sabrina Leighton was thirty years old and was working at the winery which is now owned by her sister-in-law. She knew she was going to be spending a lot of time with a man she had convinced herself she hates over the next few weeks. But she is a professional. She can do it. Thirteen years ago, her innocent, naïve, seventeen year old self had fallen in love with Liam. She offered herself to him only to be turned down. Then she discovered what her father did. Now thirteen years later, she still aches from that awful day. She hates Liam for humiliating her. And she never forgave her father for what he did. But one look at Liam and she knows that she still hasn’t gotten over him, even after all these years. “Apparently it was only Liam that could make her feel like this. She had kissed other men. Had gone on dates. Had tried. She had tried to want someone else. She didn’t. She never had. Another way that she felt irrevocably scarred by Liam Donnelly.” As Sabrina and Liam spend time together, at first things are pretty strained. But eventually, secrets are revealed. And we begin to understand Liam a lot better for his actions. The same goes for Sabrina. “There had been other kisses. Other women since then. But until now he hadn’t realized that there had been a whole part of himself left untouched. A part of himself that only Sabrina had ever come close to.” Liam and Sabrina finally decide to let each other in. They enjoy each other’s company so they agree to a fling just until the opening of their store. But Liam has to wonder if that will be enough. If he will ever have enough. “Sabrina deserved it. He wanted to give her things. And he didn’t even know what exactly he wanted her to have. Just more. Sometimes he felt like he wanted to give her everything.” I have been wanting to read a Maisey Yates book for a long time now. I have to admit, though, that I struggled a bit the first half of this. The only way I can think of to describe it was that it was a bit wordy