In Copper Ridge, Oregon, a cowboy’s best friend might turn out to be the woman of his dreams…
If Finn Donnelly makes a plan, he sticks to it. After his brothers left Copper Ridge, Finn stayed behind, determined to keep their ranch going by himself. And when he realized his feelings for Lane Jensen were more than platonic, he shoved that inconvenient desire away. It was easy…until it wasn’t. Suddenly his brothers are coming home to claim their share of the property. And Lane is no longer just in his fantasies. She’s in his arms, and their friendship is on the line…
He’s been her buddy, her handyman, her rock. But until that one breathtaking kiss, Lane somehow overlooked the most important thing about Finn Donnelly—he’s all man. They’re right together, no matter how much his volatile past has bruised him. Finn wants to hold Lane’s body, but he doesn’t want to hold her heart. But Lane is falling fast and now she’s got a plan of her own…to show Finn there’s nothing hotter than friendship turned to slow-burning love.
About the Author
New York Times and 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.
Review of Slow Burn Cowboy
Review (4 Stars): Slow Burn Cowboy was an emotionally-charged romance filled with heart-pounding chemistry that made this story a real page turner. Finn Donnelly was preparing for his estranged brothers to visit Copper Ridge to get their inheritance after the death of their grandfather. Finn has planned to offer each of them money to sign over their portion of the ranch and leave Finn to continue taking care of the land that he has always loved. Never in a million years did he expect them to want to stay and build their lives on the ranch but that is exactly what each of them want to do. Helping him through this process is Lane Jensen, the one person that he has always been able to turn to, as a friend. But one moment changes everything and Lane plans to show him that true love has been standing in front of Finn all along.
Finn was very set in his ways from the very beginning. He was used to his solitary life and working on the land that he has always loved but all that was about the change even though Finn wasn’t ready for it. His brothers wanted a chance at a fresh start and by inheriting a piece of the ranch, it gave them that opportunity. It also gave the Donnelly boys a chance to become a real family, something that each of them had been missing for so long.
For Finn, the only person that he had let into his life was his best friend, Lane, and even though he wanted things to go to the next step, he was never going to act on it. Lane felt the same way and I loved how she decided to take matters in her own hands to change Finn’s mind about their current relationship. She was a fun character that you would love to be friends with and I’m glad that she got Finn to see that love had always been there waiting for him.
Ms. Yates is one of my favorite writers and the Copper Ridge series is one of the best romantic series out today. I loved all the characters in Slow Burn Cowboy and you can see that Ms. Yates is setting things up for the rest of the Donnelly clan to find their own happy endings in future books. I can’t wait to see who finds love next and I hope I can take another trip to Copper Ridge very soon.