ARC Review: Part – Time Cowboy by Maisey Yates

Posted March 29, 2015 by Annie in Reviews / 2 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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ARC Review: Part – Time Cowboy by Maisey Yates
Part-Time Cowboy
by Maisey Yates

3 Stars


Released: Mar 31, 2015
Series: Copper Ridge #1
Published by Harlequin HQN
Pages: 400
Format: ARC


“Yates does a good job with the small-town she has created. With a lot of friendly faces and some good humor, I’m sure this new series will be a hit for many.” ~ Under the Covers

PART-TIME COWBOY is my first book but author Maisey Yates. I was interested in trying her work because I just love small-town romances and was looking for something to read after Lucky Harbor. Yates has the small-town feel down pat with the one-time bad girl heroine returning to her childhood town of Copper Ridge. In the opening scene, she also has the clique “Everything is hopeless” scene where the heroine is driving in and she experiences car trouble. There’s some talking to herself, talking to her cat, which is all swell and cute. Then comes the quintessential grumpy cop hero who finds her and doesn’t offer much but some help.

Sadie and Eli actually know each other well, but since she left town ten years ago, things have been a little strained between them. For me I thought the problem lay in the writing style. I guess the author and I didn’t mesh well. In the first page, there’s a lot of “she did this, she did that” that I noticed immediately and as the story went on, there’s a lot of blabbering. Then I realized it’s because I didn’t get along with the heroine. Her mind was just all over the place and it began to grate on me.

Eli, on the other hand, is a little less intense. He seems more grounded and developed while Sadie is desperately trying to figure out her life. While I think it would’ve been a little more boring if the story was told from Eli’s POV, I just couldn’t find myself connecting with Sadie and her disjointed thoughts.

Yates does a good job with the small-town she has created. With a lot of friendly faces and some good humor, I’m sure this new series will be a hit for many. Unfortunately, I think I’ll pass on the next one.

*ARC provided by publisher

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About Maisey Yates

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.


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Thanks for the review annie

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Amy R

Thanks for the review, I do enjoy cowboy stories.