Down Home Cowboy: A Western Romance Novel

Down Home Cowboy: A Western Romance Novel

by Maisey Yates

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Down Home Cowboy: A Western Romance Novel by Maisey Yates

This Texas cowboy has come home to Copper Ridge to put down roots…but will he risk his heart again?

Asked where he’d be at this point in life, Cain Donnelly would have said anywhere but Copper Ridge, Oregon, living with his estranged brothers. But since his wife abandoned them, both he and his daughter, Violet, are in need of a fresh start, so he’s back to claim his share of the family ranch. Local baker Alison Davis is a delicious temptation, but she’s also his daughter’s mentor and new boss. That makes her off-limits…until she offers a no-strings deal that no red-blooded cowboy could resist.

Alison has worked tirelessly to rebuild her life, and she won’t jeopardize her hard-won independence. Especially if it also complicates Cain’s relationship with Violet. But with Cain offering a love she never thought was possible, Alison has to find the courage to let her past go…or watch her future ride away for good.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780373801992
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 06/27/2017
Series: Copper Ridge Series
Edition description: Original
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 261,398
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.10(d)

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.

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Down Home Cowboy: A Western Romance Novel 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
alterlisa More than 1 year ago
I think this has been one of my favorites from Yates multiple Copper Ridge Books. I've got to admit, I fell a bit in love with the Stetson wearing bearded grumpy Cain. Ahhh, if all men aged so well. I've read most of the books in this series and had often wondered how I'd missed the backstory on this one. While I felt sorry for Cain's daughter, Violet, I did feel like Cain should have dealt earlier with her and his issues on the subject of his ex-wife abandonment. Luckily, local baker, Alison is eager to help both Violet and her Dad. Though this is part of a multi-arc series it can easily be enjoyed as a standalone. I love the humor and romance that Yates has in her books and this one is full of both. I actually didn't realize how many arcs there were till listing the series below.
BooksAndSpoons More than 1 year ago
I have been following the people at the Copper Ridge since the beginning and enjoyed the visit there. They have always been entertaining, steamy, and fun reads with charming characters finding their destinies. I am at the point that when I see 'Copper Ridge' I get excited. Both Cain and Allison have appeared in previous stories, so I was super excited to see them finding their happily forever after with each other, those two really deserve it, if anyone. I just didn't expect them to break my heart in the process. Allison, Cain, and Cain's teenage daughter Violet all touched my heart with their brokenness, their hope for the better tomorrows, willingness to work on themselves to achieve the better days, to open up, to learn to communicate, to learn to love and trust again. The story touches many issues most of us have struggled at one point or another, making it easy to relate to the characters and to their situation, to their feelings. There is the teenage angst, finding yourself, feeling that you are not enough, accepted, or loved. The problems of parenting and with our parents, the ever so fragile balance on those parental relationships as we grow and mature and rebel against the authority. There is the aftermath Allison has to go through after living years with an abusive husband. The whole process with Allison is dealt with tender yet honest way, respecting the victim as a true survivor that she is. All this just resonated with me so that I was holding my breath, just wishing and hoping that they find their balance, their happiness, and acceptance, feel the love that surrounds them. Yet it was Cain, his loneliness, his history of being abandoned, not feeling loved, his fear of intimacy and rejection that stood out. The utter devastation of his feelings, the raw honesty of them, his struggle to connect with Violet, and Allison, even with his brothers, his willingness to do the hard things, have the difficult conversations and put himself out there open and vulnerable just hit me hard. His growth to be the man he wanted to be, the best version of himself, to be the man his loved ones needed and wanted him to be, knew that he could be, the author lays all the fragile emotions there, and let me feel each and every one of them as the story progress. Yes, there is all the fun banter, the warm family connections, and the friends who would do anything for you that are some of the trademarks of the series. There are the passion-filled moments that steam the windows, and cake baking that could be considered foreplay. There are moments with the brothers that had me chuckling, and teenage angst that had me groaning, but it is the deep emotions that cut me to the core, that still makes me tear up as I write this review, that makes this story stand out for me, that makes it one of the treasured ones that will stay with me, that puts it into the thin folder of 'My Favorites from 2017'. A must-read book, in my opinion. ~ Five Spoons
Ellenalwaysyaatheart0 More than 1 year ago
Maisey Yates delivers another hot sexy cowboy romance in Down Home Cowboy. While it can easily be read as a standalone, Down Home Cowboy is part of Yates Copper Ridge Series, each of which features swoon-worthy cowboys and the ladies they love. I've not had a chance to read them all yet, but I have read several, all of which I have thoroughly enjoyed. In Down Home Cowboy, we meet Cain Donnelly, one of the Donnelly brothers. He and his daughter Violet have moved back to Copper Ridge from Texas, after his wife walked out on them several years previously. Cain has never been good at relationships and isn't interested in one now, convincing himself all his focus and energy has to be on Violet, but then he's really having a difficult time learning how to deal with and relate to his brooding teenage daughter. While he isn't interested in a relationship, it's been quite sometime since he shared a bed with a woman, and that is something he is missing. The only problem is that he hasn't found a woman yet that peaks his interest, that is until he sees this beautiful red-head while out one night with his brothers. Low and behold, when he drops his daughter off at her part-time job in the early morning, who does he run into, but the same beautiful woman he saw at the bar. This woman is Alison Davis, owner of the local bakery and his daughter's new boss. As the story progresses so does the undeniable attraction between Cain and Alison, and things get even more complicated. They strike an agreement of sorts and Alison tries to help Cain with his relationshiop issues with Violet, all the while, whether they realize it or not, they both help each other deal with their own issues, both physically and emotionally, which proves to be quite the entertaining read. Down Home Cowboy is a really great story filled with hot romance, characters you can't help but love, and is something than contemporary romance fans will most definitely want to check out.
LynnB888 More than 1 year ago
Maisey Yates has outdone herself with this tale of second chances! We're familiar with the characters from previous books in the Copper Ridge series, and watching Cain & Alison overcome their own issues to finally meet in the middle is giving us all the feels! Single dad Cain Donnelly can't seem to get through to his snarky teenage daughter Violet. He knows she's unhappy, but he thought this fresh start in Copper Ridge would be a positive move for them. They both were drowning in memories of the wife/mother that walked out on them in Texas. Here's hoping a new job will get her centered! Bakery owner Alison Davis is enjoying the freedom her new life is giving her. She's worked hard to overcome her past and to become the strong woman she is today. She's enjoying mentoring and guiding her employees to give them a brighter path for the future, and her latest new hire is coming along well. Little does she know the sexy cowboy she made eyes at down at the bar the other night is Violet's father though! Will setting out on a no-strings fling with his daughter's boss come back to haunt Cain or will they eventually have to admit they can't walk away?
book_junkee More than 1 year ago
I have been enjoying this series from the beginning, so I'm at the point where I don't even read who they're about. I've always liked Alison and I was excited to see that she got her own book. She's a genuinely good person who needs a little good for herself. Cain is stubborn and stoic and it's delightful to read him fall. As always, the group of friends are fun. Same for seeing Cain's brothers. Plot wise, it was sort of what I expected: a hefty portion of teenage drama with a side of adult drama. They're were some sweet moments, but for a MC who needs to learn to open up and talk, it didn't seem like there was a whole lot of dialogue. And maybe that's where it lost me a bit. Overall, it was a good story, but sort of lacked a spark I was expecting. **Huge thanks to Harlequin Books for providing the arc free of charge**