Series: Copper Ridge #1
Published by HQN Books on March 31st 2015
Genres: Fiction, Literary, Romance, Contemporary, Western
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A onetime bad girl comes home to small-town Oregon in the first in a sexy, heartfelt new series from USA TODAY bestselling author Maisey Yates
Sadie Miller isn't expecting any welcome-home parades on her return to Copper Ridge. Least of all from part-time rancher, full-time lawman Eli Garrett. The straitlaced, impossibly hot deputy sheriff glares at her as if she's the same teenage hoodlum who fled town ten years ago. But running from her demons has brought Sadie full circle, ready to make a commitment at last. Not to a man, but to a bed-and-breakfast. On Garrett land. Okay, so her plan has a tiny flaw…
Eli works too hard to let a blonde ball of trouble mess up his town. But keeping an eye on Sadie makes it tough to keep his hands off her. And if she's so wrong for him, why does being with her feel so right?
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
This book was seriously right up my alley. Small town romance. A part time cowboy and part time sheriff. I should have loved it. But unfortunately, this one missed the mark for me.
Sadie decides to face her past and return to her hometown after years of running away. She decides to try and force herself to stay by signing a five year long lease to run a bed and breakfast. Coincidentally, the bed and breakfast is on the land of Eli Garrett who helps his brother out on the farm part time and works as the town sheriff the other part. They have some kind of history so they are at each other’s throats from the get go.
I like those type of hate to love relationships and at first, I liked their banter and arguments. However, it started to get repetitive. Every argument that came up seemed like a repeat of their previous one. It seemed like no progress or development was made, they just kept having the same arguments and withdrew from each other with the exact same reasons. Numerous times. As a result, the once witty banter just got old and I started to get bored. This book is 400 pages long. And it FELT long. It’s a bad sign when I start feeling bored and not caring about the outcome.
The town was really cute though, and I liked Sadie well enough. The secondary characters were also fun and interesting and I liked them! I really think that if this had been about 100 pages shorter, I would’ve liked it so much more.
Unfortunately, the fighting between these two became repetitive and made the book drag for me. I got bored and it was a struggle to finish, even with the interesting secondary cast.