Hard Riding Cowboy – book review

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Hard Riding Cowboy
by Maisey Yates
Release Date:  August 1, 2018
Publisher: HQN Books
Book #2.5 in the Gold Valley series
Number of Pages: 80
Kindle Edition
Source:  Amazon purchase
Contemporary Romance M/F
Rating:  XXX
Read 8/10/18 to 8/11/18

As is always the case in a novella, this story moves fast.  Like, super-fast.  But I loved it!

Calder is smitten the moment he sees the grown-up Lauren.  To be fair, she’s smitten, too. There’s definitely an instant attraction between the two of them.  Although she doesn’t want to admit she can and does have feelings and an attraction to anyone and he doesn’t understand (at first) the ramifications of falling for a single mom.

Because of the nature of Lauren’s marriage before widowhood, the speed of this story and the reactions of her family (especially her kids) actually makes sense.  Maisey Yates is really great at making sure things are addressed in a straightforward manner when she is writing an insta-romance.  I appreciate that these things aren’t glossed over.

Once again, no regrets that I purchased this one instead of sitting on a long waiting list with my library.  I just adore the characters this author writes.

4.5 stars

About Cheri

I'm the mom of two boys and wife to my high school sweetheart. Our oldest, Josh, is living at home while working and paying off student loans. Our youngest, Griffin recently left his active duty Army job and is now National Guard here at home. He moved back to Michigan with his wife Kirsten and our beautiful granddaughter Hazel. I work part time and try to fit as much reading into my life as possible.
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