BOOK TOUR: Review: “Bad News Cowboy” by Maisey Yates

"Bad News Cowboy" by Maisey YatesA review by Maria.

I’d like to thank author Maisey Yates for giving me the opportunity to read her third book in the Copper Ridge series, Bad News Cowboy, in exchange for a honest review.

Bad News Cowboy continues the story of the Garrett siblings, this time featuring the youngest, Kate Garrett. Kate is happy working with her brothers on their ranch and practicing rodeo tricks with her horses. She’d like to go pro one day but feels that she’s not ready. She’s keyed up and ready for change especially now that both of her brothers have found love. Suddenly poker nights with her brothers and their best friend, Jack Monaghan, have become more charged; and she doesn’t understand why her feelings toward Jack are starting to change.

Kate and Jack’s banter are some of the best moments in the previous Copper Ridge books. They are witty, feisty, and hilarious around each other; having this oil and water combination already established, made this book even more exciting to read.  When their feelings started to change toward each other, the banter and sexiness kicked up a huge notch.

Kate keeps people at arm’s length partly due to her mother abandoning her and her brothers when she was only two years old. She doesn’t feel like she’s capable of loving or being loved; which is why even though she’s in her twenties she’s still a virgin. Well, that and she thinks her brothers would probably shoot any man she’d want to date. So she remains content working for a small business, helping with her family ranch, training her horses, and pleasant gatherings with her family like poker nights. Now she’s starting to feel a stirring in her blood, especially when she’s around family friend, Jack. And her entertaining reaction to this newfound attraction could only be described as horror.

Jack was always a pleasant and witty side character hanging out in the Copper Ridge stories. He is a womanizer in every sense of the wham, bam, thank you ma’am way. He hardly ever sleeps with the same woman twice and is always out of bed before morning. But moving Jack up to main character status allowed  the reader to see a new side of him. Jack was also abandoned because he was the bastard child of the most powerful man in town. At 18 he was paid off to never claim any ties to this family; and with that money he made himself into a powerful man. However he sees his half-siblings in town and then meets his father for the first time at 33 years old. Now he finds he wants to be known and wants to be seen for more than his roots.  He suddenly wants young Kate Garrett to look at him in a new way.

This book moved very fast and had hardly any down time. It’s not necessary to read the first books beforehand but there were some spoilers in this book. And honestly, reading others in this series first, had already endeared this family to me. Bad News Cowboy was very witty, family centric, and a very sexy romantic read.

I’d recommend this book to any adults looking for a romantic and fast read.

My rating: 4/5 stars.

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

Maisey YatesAbout 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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