Series: Copper Ridge #4
Published by HQN Books on 2016-05-01
Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, General, Romance, Western
Copper Ridge, Oregon's favorite bachelor is about to meet his match
If the devil wore flannel, he'd look like Ace Thompson. He's gruff. Opinionated. Infernally hot. The last person that Sierra West wants to ask for a bartending job—not that she has a choice. Ever since discovering that her "perfect" family is built on a lie, Sierra has been determined to make it on her own. Resisting her new boss should be easy when they're always bickering. Until one night, the squabbling stops…and something far more dangerous takes over.
Ace has a personal policy against messing around with staff—or with spoiled rich girls. But there's a steel backbone beneath Sierra's silver-spoon upbringing. She's tougher than he thought, and so much more tempting. Enough to make him want to break all his rules, even if it means risking his heart…
FTC : I got this for an honest review from NetGalley. I requested it because I fricking love the series.
Book-Shelf Hash-Tags : #Cowboy #GrumpyHero #BrattyHeroine #OlderMan #Angst #Smexy #ConflictedHero #Hero?
Quick Scores :
- Plot – 3.5/5
- Romance – 3/5
- Characters – 3/5
- Chance of a re-read? – High, but only in the context of a series reread.
What I liked
I love this series. I’ve read many reviews since reading the book (I always do that; it’s like discussing the book in your head) and I’ve heard many reviewers lament that it isn’t like the others in the series (it truly isn’t) but that isn’t to say there isn’t much to enjoy. I do think you need to read the others in the series to fully understand all the back-story and character motivations.
Although I missed the lightheartedness of the series with this installment, I enjoyed the book. An enemies to lovers book, I enjoyed the snark of Sierra and the chemistry that flew between them from the first time Sierra got her drunken-ass on the mechanical bull. I saw the plot coming a mile away but I didn’t mind that; I actually loved the way the plot went as I’m a sucker for these books.
I liked Sierra. She is a bratty little rich girl who has no idea how to stand on her own two feet but really wants to try to try to step up to her Father. I liked that she had that conviction, that her beliefs meant more to her than the lifestyle that she’s used to. I understood her motivations throughout the whole story-line and, although I didn’t agree with them, I got them.
What I didn’t Like
Ace is a knob. Seriously. He is judgmental from start to finish but he never truly owns his own behaviour. A Pastors’ son, he seems to relish in the fact that he has chosen a different path but there is a clear conflict between his own behaviour and what he expects from everyone else. His high-handed behaviour when it came to Sierra actually set my teeth on edge at points … as much as I liked their chemistry when he being nice, I wanted to punch him repeatedly in the face for the majority of the book.