New York Times bestselling author Maisey Yates adds another entry to her wildly popular Copper Ridge series with Down Home Cowboy.
Cain Donnelly has returned to Copper Ridge with his teenage daughter, Violet. A few years back, his wife walked out on both of them, upending their lives. Since then, Violet has changed dramatically. Cain truly fears if they don’t get a change of scenery pronto, he will lose his daughter as well. Living with his estranged brothers isn’t what he planned for his life, but he’s willing to put up with anything if it will help him get back his sweet little girl.
Alison Davis has worked like crazy to rebuild her life into something she can be proud of. The entire town knows her as a victim of domestic abuse, but she is more than that now. She owns the town bakery and helps other women who find themselves in difficult situations. Then one night she looks across the local bar and sees a cowboy—and it’s instant, make-your-hair-smoke lust. But the following morning, she discovers he’s her newest employee’s father.
Cain can’t believe the woman with the great ass he’d admired just the night before is Violet’s boss. There goes his fantasy of maybe having sex again sometime this decade. Still, when he sees the ease with which Alison relates to his difficult daughter, he puts his libido aside and asks for her help. He knows he’s not a good communicator at the best of times. But maybe Alison can teach him some tools to regain the easy relationship he once had with Violet. Alison agrees to help and a short while later, she offers an addendum to their agreement: no-strings sex.
Yates crafts a sexy, multilayered story about the power of family and how the walls between two damaged people must fall down if they are to have any hope of moving forward. Pull out the fans and the Kleenex, my friends, because you’ll need both.