Wild Ride Cowboy – book review

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Wild Ride Cowboy
Maisey Yates
Release Date:  August 29, 2017
Publisher: HQN books
Contemporary Romance M/F
Book #9 of the Copper Ridge series
Number of Pages:  370
Mass Market Paperback
Source:  Warren Public Library
Rating:  XXX
Read 11/7/17 to 11/11/17

I don’t know if it’s because I married a military man when I was 18 and have been surrounded by military men ever since, or if I just have a soft spot for the hidden vulnerability so many of them carry with them.  As much as I could see Alex as being high-handed and even overbearing, I still loved him from the start.  I understood him.  Yet sometimes, throughout the story, I would even forget these vulnerabilities he had.  Alex is very good at faking it…just keep smiling.

Clara, on the other hand, wore her heart on her sleeve.  Even when she thought she was hiding it all so well she was pretty transparent.  The only reason so many around her missed that about her is that they were too busy treating her with kid gloves.  Clara definitely had some hard knocks in her short life.  It gave her an odd mix of childishness (the girl seriously needs to update her diet!) and maturity.  Sometimes defenseless, sometimes hard-ass.  Of course she would intrigue Alex.

I enjoyed watching the Donnelly brothers get closer and closer through these stories.  They’re learning how to be a family although they were never shown what a real family is.  It’s touching to read about and I can’t get enough.

As I said earlier, I would even forget Alex’s abandonment issues sometimes.  So when they’d pop back up he would gut me.  And he would wiggle even further under my skin.  This story had so much pain, but so much healing along with that.

Maisey Yates, as usual, really does a great job of getting me interested in peripheral characters in this story.  There are quite a few characters we meet at the winery that I’m really looking forward to reading more about.  Of course, the Liam/Sabrina pairing has been building the last few books.  But now there are even more winery employees that have piqued my interest. 

4 stars

About Cheri

I'm the mom of two boys and wife to my high school sweetheart. Our oldest, Josh, is 24 and living at home while working. He just finished trade school for media arts and is looking for a job that will be a career so he can get out on his own. In the meantime he's got a steady job with benefits. Our youngest, Griffin, is 20 and in the Army. He just got married so I have also gained a daughter. Unfortunately, he is stationed in Washington so they're across the country from us. I was lucky enough to have the option of leaving the work force a few years ago, but recently went back part-time to learn a new trade working at a small family owned coffee shop.
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