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ARC Book Review and Giveaway: Bad News Cowboy (Copper Ridge #3) by Maisey Yates

Welcome to my tour stop for Bad News Cowboy by Maisey Yates.  Bad News Cowboy is the third book in the Copper Ridge trilogy, a sexy new contemporary romance series featuring a small-town setting and gorgeous cowboys finding love unexpectedly.  Bad News Cowboy released July 28, 2015 from Harlequin and it can be read as a standalone.

Follow the tour on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from August 3-21st for reviews, author interviews, guest posts and excerpts. Check out the tour page for the full schedule.

IMG_0987 About the Book:

Title: Bad News Cowboy
Author: Maisey Yates
Genre: Romance
Age: Adult
ISBN #: 9780373788538
Publisher: Harlequin
Imprint: HQN
Series: Copper Ridge Series, #3
Publication date: August 2015 (Official on sale date: 7/28/2015)
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Pages: 512
Price: $7.99

Can the bad boy of Copper Ridge, Oregon, make good—and win the rodeo girl of his dreams?

Kate Garrett keeps life simple—working hard, riding her beloved horses, playing cards with her brothers. Lately, though, she feels a bit restless, especially when family friend Jack Monaghan is around. Sexy and shameless, Jack is the kind of trouble you don't tangle with unless you want your heart broken. Still, Kate could always use his help in learning how to lasso someone a little less high-risk…

Jack can't pinpoint the moment the Garrett brothers' little sister suddenly stopped seeming so…little. Now here he is, giving flirting tips to the one woman who needs zero help turning him on. Love's a game he's never wanted to play. But he'll have to hurry up and learn how before the best thing that ever entered his life rides right back out again…
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~Book Review~
Bad News Cowboy by Maisey Yates is the third book in this series but the first that I have read both in this series and by the author. The cover is beautiful and eye catching and it was this that first attracted me towards this book. The blurb again is interesting and had me wanting to read the book.

Although, this one is the third book in a series but still it can be read as a standalone.

The author's writing style is engaging and she managed to hook me in the story. The characters are believable and the scenarios realistic. The story is medium paced and gives ample time for the characters to develop.

I loved Kate who is strong, independent and stubborn. She is free-spirited without any pretension and had me wanting to be friends with her. Jack played the whole the scarred, hurt and angry with life cowboy who, although being good at heart is only known as a Casanova who uses and throws women at whim. The attraction between these two developed slowly and while it appealed to me because of its intensity and truthfulness of emotion, it also irritated and frustrated me at times. Maybe because I have never understood people's fear of forming love relationships and their preference to shallow physical ones. Here both Kate and Jack love each other and are perfect for each other but still only comfortable with sex and ready to run at the first mention of love!

The other characters like Kate's family are interesting people and intrigued me enough that I plan to read their stories too.

While I loved the story and was entertained, a few things felt incomplete like no closure was given to Jack's father's issue and no satisfactory closure given to the rift with his mother. I thought maybe his family angle would close but it didn't. Maybe I'll get to read about its end in the future books because I am truly eager to see how it all pans out.

All in all, Bad News Cowboy is an entertaining cowboy romance with complex characters but a lovely struggle. 4 out of 5 to it from me and recommended to romance lovers above the age of eighteen. 

I received an ARC from the author and the tour organizers and I am very thankful to them. The above review is my honest and unbiased opinion and in no way influenced.

Don't miss out on the previous books in the series, Part Time Cowboy and Brokedown Cowboy.

MaiseyYatesAbout 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.
In 2009, at the age of twenty-three Maisey sold her first book. Since then it’s been a whirlwind of sexy alpha males and happily ever afters, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. Maisey divides her writing time between dark, passionate category romances  set just about everywhere on earth and light sexy contemporary romances set practically in her back yard. She believes that she clearly has the best job in the world.


5 sets of the Copper Ridge Series (Part Time Cowboy, Brokedown Cowboy and Bad News Cowboy)

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