4 stars · Contemporary Romance · Second chance

Lost Rider (Coming Home #1) by Harper Sloan

Lost Rider Book Cover Lost Rider
Coming Home #1
Harper Sloan
Fiction, Contemporary Romance
April 25th 2017


In Lost Rider, the first Western romance in New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Harper Sloan’s Coming Home series, an injured rodeo star encounters an old flame but will she be just what he needs to get back in the saddle?

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?

Written in the vein of Diana Palmer and Lindsay McKenna, this Texas-set series is filled with sizzle, heart, and plenty of cowboys!

Megan’s Review


I love cowboys so therefore this book brought me to my happy place! Plus I love Harper Sloan and second-chance romance stories, so ‘Lost Rider’ ticked all the boxes for me to want to dive straight in and devour this story. If you’re anything like me and love nothing more than a sexy as sin alpha cowboy then this is definitely the book for you.

Maverick and Leighton have grown up together in the small town of Pine Oaks, Texas. Leighton has had a crush on her best friend (Quinn’s) brother, Maverick, for years and ten years ago Maverick left the small town he grew up in to pursue his dream and to become a rodeo star. Maverick was able to accomplish everything he had set out to do and became a bull riding superstar.

Unfortunately the higher you rise, the further it is to fall. Everything Maverick had dreamed of and worked so hard to accomplish is now gone after suffering one too many injuries. A doctor told him the worst news he could imagine, his career was now over.

“…I used my words to cause enough damage to ensure that I would never have the one thing that would keep me in this town and away from my dreams. Her. Only now I know that those dreams mean nothing without her to share them with. I gave up one thing to chase the other, and right now I’m just praying I’m not too late to fix the mistakes of my past.”

So now that his career is over and he’s been drowning his sorrows in the bottom of a bottle, he has to return home, the place where he had run away from ten years ago. Maverick did not have one of the easiest of childhoods and never once wanted to return home, but now due to circumstances he has no choice.

When Maverick returns to Pine Oaks, the reunion between Leighton and himself does not go down too well and their relationship is quite strained. However, beyond all of that, it is clear there are some deep seeded feelings that have never had the opportunity to come to fruition. The sexual tension and chemistry literally jumped off the pages and I couldn’t wait to find out what happened next.

“Well, cowboy, you’ve got me. Now what are you gonna do with me?”

I would most definitely recommend this heart-warming beautiful read. If you’re a fan of second chance romances, brooding, sexy alpha cowboys and feisty, sassy heroines, then you should definitely give this one a go. This is the first book in the ‘Coming Home’ series by Harper Sloan and I can’t wait to read Quinn’s story next.

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