Shoulda Been a Cowboy

Shoulda Been a Cowboy

by Maisey Yates

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ISBN-13: 9781460380208
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 03/01/2015
Series: Copper Ridge Series , #1
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 26,454
File size: 465 KB

About the Author

USA Today 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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Shoulda Been a Cowboy 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Has some bad grammar and typos. But it's still a good story. Get a better proof reader.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
The perfect beginning to Maisey Yates Copper Ridge Series. I received an ARC of Shoulda Been a Cowboy for an honest review. This is a story of hope and second chances. The main characters are people who believed they had to live up or down to images of others. By doing that, a lot was missed out on. Now determined to live by their own rules each character is searching for the happiness missed out on in their youth. This time Jake and Cassie just might discover their second chance lies in each other. An entertaining and enjoyable read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a very cute story with good a stroung message in it. Do not dwell on the past mistakes they are behind you move forward and make a new path to happiness and who you really were nent to be. Really great love story. L. M. A.
DebsIN More than 1 year ago
A great fast read that is a romance for the ages. A novella that kicks off the the Copper Ridge series, with the ups and downs of Jake and Cassie. I have read most of the rest of this series, but went back and read "Shoulda Been a Cowboy" and this one was just as much fun to read. They can be read out of sequence with no problem, but by all means I recommend them all. I love books by Maisey Yates as she gets to the heart of a great romance and the HEA. If it has Maisey's name on it, then it is recommended reading. 4.25 Stars!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
High school kids get second chance after years apart living separate lives. Short love story 100 pages. I will purchase more in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was okay. Sort of cheesy and moved way to fast...the sex scene came really soon and was a bit much. I felt like I was reading Erotica.
2manybooks2read More than 1 year ago
Welcome to Copper Ridge. It's been 15 years since Jake left Copper Ridge. He's back now after his father's death to settle his estate. Jake doesn't expect to find his high school tutor and crush Cassie renting a building from his father. Jake just wants to settle his dad's property and get out of a town that holds bad memories but he still wants Cassie. Cassie has always done the right thing. She's been a Good Girl. Cassie is finally ready to change and be bold and who better then sexy Jake her high school crush to be bad with. But will these two find more together then just a good time? I really did love both Jake and Cassie's characters but they were not as interesting as Kate and Jack(from Bad News Cowboy). And I didn't have a big connection with either character but I did respect both characters for pulling their lives together after life changing events. I love how they both never forget each other even after all those years. So Romantic. I was really mad at most of the people in Cassie's life. The people that should have loved her most made her have such a low opinion of herself. It was sad but Jake really sees Cassie and loves her for herself. I love it when he tells her she always has to be herself. That is what every girl wants to hear. Cassie is the only one who has ever really seen Jake. Not as a trouble maker and bad boy but as a person and that is what Jake has never had. They are a great couple and balance each other well. But I did feel like I had read this story before. The characters weren't very original and was disappointed in that. The ending was a little rushed but a lot of novellas suffer from that. A lot of novellas don't develop the characters enough because there just isn't room but Maisey Yates did a wonderful job and I really felt I knew the characters and they weren't the same characters they were in the beginning that the were in the end. I am loving this series and can't wait to read more books in it. Even if this one wasn't a favorite. Rating: 3.5 out 5 Content Rating: Mature 17 and up Heat Rating: Hot
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story. Looking forward to more reads from her! Sjsc
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Short, sweet, and fun! A good read for a summer day. A new author for me. I plan to read another book in the Copper Ridge series. LA-TXN
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hot little novella with some pretty intense attractiion leading up to one of the best sexy humorous sultry foreplay confrontation scenes ever!! BUY BUY BUY!! THE WHOLE SERIES is now my favorite piece of work of hers that is award worthy!! Keep on writing because im addicted to your creativity! Thank you! Hugs Traci south FL
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read by this author. Loved it!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I will be looking for more by her as I really enjoyed her writing style.
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ravenwolf_EPTX More than 1 year ago
A Quick, Fun Read Where Secret Crushes Get 2nd Chances Shoulda Been a Cowboy (Copper Ridge, # 0.5) by Maisey Yates March 1, 2015 Publisher: HQN 111 pages, approximately Romance: Contemporary ** Provided by Netgalley in Exchange for an Honest Review. **  -- SYNOPSIS -- In this sexy, sweet prequel novella to her new series, USA Today bestselling author Maisey Yates welcomes readers to the charming small town of Copper Ridge, Oregon, where it's never too late for second chances... There's not much about his teenage years that Jake Caldwell can be proud of. Except maybe for keeping his hands off cute, kind-hearted Cassie Ventimiglia. She was the only one who saw him as more than a tattooed rebel who couldn't wait to leave the ranching life behind. Now he's back in Copper Ridge to sell his father's property-and staying right above Cassie's coffee shop. And out of nowhere, the girl he's never forgotten is offering a whole lot more than fresh-baked muffins... Jake's dark, smoldering appeal hasn't changed one bit. But Cassie has. Following everyone else's rules didn't quite work out. Time to ask for what she's always wanted...and what Jake's more than happy to give. A wild, hot romance that could make a one-time bad boy realize he's back for good. -- MY THOUGHTS -- Novella: 100 -120 pages. A fun, quick "second chance secret-crushes" read. She was the "good girl" that used to tutor him in high school. Then he vanished, for fifteen years. Now, after his dad's passing, Jake's back to settle the estate. He wants to clear out the farm and sell off the properties as quickly as possible so he can get back home to Seattle. There's only one problem. Cassie. Her entire life is wrapped up in one of the buildings he plans to sell off. Her new business that she's worked so hard to start up for herself and her apartment above the shop are all she has to show for herself after her divorce left her with nothing. Fifteen years of unresolved feelings for one another are once again being tested.  The lead characters are well-written and enjoyable, but there really is not a lot in the way of secondary characters. The dialogue and interaction is believable. The plot lacks the depth and dynamics a full-length novel would, but maintains a strong story line. The ease of flow is outstanding. The minor conflicts were resolved locally with little fanfare. Predictability was on par with a feel-good story of this length. The conclusion was solid enough, although nothing was stated about Jake's house and employment back in Seattle nor the farm house and other property in town. Did he sell them all? Is he leasing/renting them? There's a nice epilogue with a glimpse of the next book's characters. Overall, it's a pleasant, quick read.  ------------------------ Heat Level: 4.25 ------------------------ Score: 3.9 Stars: 4 -----------------------