Series: Coming Home #1
Published by Simon & Schuster on April 25th 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Maverick Austin Davis is forced to return home after a ten-year career as a rodeo star. After one too many head injuries, he’s off the circuit and in the horse farming business, something he’s never taken much of a shine to, but now that it’s his late father’s legacy, familial duty calls. How will Maverick find his way after the only dream he ever had for himself is over?
Enter Leighton Elizabeth James, an ugly duckling turned beauty from Maverick’s childhood—his younger sister’s best friend, to be exact, and someone whose heart he stomped all over when she confessed her crush to him ten years back. Now Leighton is back in Maverick’s life, no longer the insecure, love-stricken teen—and Maverick can’t help but take notice. Sparks fly between them, but will Leighton be able to open her heart to the one man who broke it all those years ago?
Lost Rider is definitely very different than the previous books that I’ve read by Harper Sloan and this isn’t a bad thing, not at all. For me, it was a breath of fresh air. What roped me in was that it involved a long lost cowboy named Maverick.
Maverick is known as the proverbial long-lost son of Pine Oak. When his career ends and his father passes away he has nowhere else to be but back home. You would think that Maverick would have a stellar homecoming considering he was gone for ten long years but it is anything but.
Feelings were hurt during his departure – sorrow, pain, and heartbreak felt not only by his siblings Quinn and Clayton but the only woman that meant something to him, Leighton. It doesn’t take long for to figure out what caused him to leave.
In fact, everything seemed a bit rushed and way too easy. Maverick and Leighton’s reunion was terrific but I personally enjoy a little bit of angst in my romance which this story was lacking in. I did, however, appreciate witnessing how he was making things right for everyone.
Overall, I thought Lost Rider was a great introduction to this new series. I am hooked and am looking forward to seeing how Maverick and Leigh’s relationship continue to evolve, how his plans come to fruition and especially how the siblings too find their HEA.