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Part Time Cowboy

(Copper Ridge #1)

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  2,124 ratings  ·  270 reviews
A one-time 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 straight-laced, impossibly hot deputy sheriff glares at her like she's the
Mass Market Paperback, 380 pages
Published April 1st 2015 by Hqn
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Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
3/31/15: Now Available!

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4 Stars!

I really had a lot of fun reading this book. I had hoped to find a nice little romance when I picked up this book and I ended up getting so much more. This book was full of complex and compelling characters that I really liked a lot. This book was actually good enough that I found myself reading part of it while waiting for a show to start at Disney World and while I realize that I may not win any mother of the
Al George
Jun 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 02-purchased-99
This was a close in get to know OTP


Series: Sure is. And I will be reading ALL of the books in this one.

Sexy times: Yes, but MY did not feel the need to describe every minute of it in minute detail. It was a nice break.

Plan on reading more by the author: Yup - got to finish the series, don't I?

Synopsis: So Eli and Sadie have a little back history but it's not the kind of back history you might think. Which I must say is a fresh take on second chances. Those were getting old for me. But I digre
Mar 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Romance, HQN Books
4 Maybe you Can Go Home Again Stars * * * *

We all do stuff growing up...that is how we learn...for good or bad. Sometimes the lessons are not what they should be...but we experience them anyway. We start to realize maybe we need to stop doing knee jerk reactions and living up to how we have been classified from those past lessons...see who we really are for ourselves. That, I think, is the challenge and part of everyone's life at one time of the other.

In this engaging tale, we have the perfect t
Mar 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is not my typical read at all, but I loved it. I really liked the characters, their story, and the small town. I can't get over how much I liked this book.
Thanks to the girls from Twitter who told me about a frowny and grumpy hero.
You know who you are;)

And Yates, the feels man, the feels.

Full review posted on Got Fiction? book blog

The other day on twitter, a friend kept tweeting about the grumpy and frowny hero she was reading about. Frowny caught my ear. And a couple other of us. We join
Mandi Schreiner
Jan 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: contemporary
I LOVED this book. To me, it was the perfect contemporary. Really uptight, grumpy hero and a heroine finding her way in life, with lots of passion and energy. Really great chemistry and sexual tension.

I giggled a lot too.

Review coming.
*P*u*r*p*l*e* Masochist
~Arc provided by Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for honest review~

3.5 stars

This review is posted on Way Too Hot Books.

First thing that drew my attention to this book was definitely the super-cute and romantic cover and the 2nd thing was my New Years's resolution to be more open-minded to books with cowboy heroes since everyone seems to love them and I just keep making excuses for not reading them, so this book seemed as the perfect answer. Ok, I cheated a bit, because the male hero isn't a cowbo
Nov 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars, cr
4.5 stars

After reading a particularly disappointing book or DNF'ing one, the next halfway decent book always feels a little like a revelation and sometimes gets a better rating than it would under normal circumstances. Well, that's what I thought was happening when I started reading Part Time Cowboy. Only when I was halfway through, I realised that I would have loved this book regardless.

Hello, Maisey Yates, you're a new to me author, but this will not be the last book of yours I'm going to rea
Mar 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sweet, netgalley
To say this book took me by surprise is an understatement. I thought from the blurb it would be a cute read, but I had no idea it would turn out to be one of the best books I've read this year. It had everything that makes a book great for me. Sadie and Eli's story was the perfect mix of sweet, sexy, undeniable chemistry and laugh-out-loud moments.

When things get tough, Sadie runs. And that's just what she did ten years ago, after being arrested. She fled the small town of Copper Ridge and never
Jacob Proffitt
Apr 11, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: steamy, romance, audiobook
There were a few elements about this book that shouldn't have worked for me, but Yates does one thing I liked very well and that made all the difference.

The main drawback is that I didn't really like Eli much. He's demanding, impatient, and sometimes a little mean. Which actually gives him more credit than he deserves because he's mostly pretty stock for a cowboy romance. Tough, stoic, protective of his family, he has all the standard attributes and not a ton of differentiation.

The other drawbac
Apr 02, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
I admit when I first put this on my Kindle and opened it, I was a little bit apprehensive; I was worried about the 400+ pages length. I know, I know, it shouldn’t be a big problem, right? A good book is a good book. But I think for the past several years, I have become accustomed to shorter romance stories so that nowadays, whenever I see romance that is more than 400 pages, I am worried that it will be long-winded and tedious.

Well, the beginning did feel a little slow. Maybe because this is the
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)

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, tal
Whitley Birks
Jul 31, 2016 marked it as dnf
I will always love Copper Ridge and this author's writing and dialogue, but...JFC, Eli, I just cannot.

Eli was supposed to be 'straight-laced' but he was too intense for such a mild moniker. He came off as downright abusive. And I'm saying that from a place of experience. I have lived with an Eli. I have lived with someone who is such a control freak that he was impossible to live with. Eli had all the markers of this real life guy. Eli was, while an extreme example, entirely realistic and it was
Sheryl C. Nash
*ARC courtesy of Netgalley and Harlequin*
Carrie (Rotten Banana)
Originally reviewed at Red Hot Books

I super love Maisey Yates’ Silver Creek contemporary small town series. I was bummed to hear of its ending until the author mentioned on Twitter that she had a similar new series coming out with Harlequin. It’s a lot like the previous series and I was happy to delve back into the rural small town goodness. If you are a fan of the enemies to lovers stories, this is right up your alley!

Sadie Miller doesn’t have any good f
Bette Hansen
Nov 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Loved it!! A story filled with humor and quick witty banter and with characters that grab your attention right from the start. Sadie and Eli both have issues from their past that have formed them into the people they are now but together they seem to make each other believe that their could be more than they are letting themselves believe. Definitely a book I recommend and I can't wait to read Conner's story!!
Apr 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Dec 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
Part Time Cowboy is the first installment in Maisey Yates' delightful Copper Ridge series featuring the Garrett siblings. The first novel is a charming and scorching hot antagonist to lovers romance that pairs up straight-laced middle brother Eli with free spirited former bad girl Sadie Miller.

Sadie Miller gladly left the town of Copper Ridge behind ten years earlier, but running away quickly became her go to coping mechanism when life became a little too hard for her. Deciding it is finally tim
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Well that was different!
Full review to come.Part Time Cowboy has a different flavor to it.

I usually read romance books wherein it's the heroine who has a bigger issue. In this case, I daresay that Eli has issues the size of a bulldozer.

You see, Sadie has always been a runner. She runs when things get to be too much for her or just when she thinks she wants to experience something new. I think she's got a strong character because it takes a lot of strength to just pick up and leave the life
CD {Boulder Blvd}
Apr 09, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: s-bv-library
I know I'm in the minority here on Goodreads, but I really didn't like this book very much. I felt slightly better when I noted that my public library system shows it having 1.5 stars.

What I did like:
The cover is nice and MS Yates writing is solid. I appreciate the characters' back story of how they came from broken and abusive homes and how each has reacted differently to the pain of this. Eli has gone the control and organized route while Sadie has chosen to breeze through life and has avoided
4.4 Out os 5 stars.

I love Cowboys books and I stumbled upon these by luck (yey me!!!) and had to read it.
This book is supper funny! The interaction and dialogues between the main characters, Eli and Sadie, are hilarious and sweet at the same time. You can also see the evolution in both of them, which I enjoy immensely on a book.

Maisey Yates was a first for me and I have to say her writing is impeccable. I really liked it and felt entertained to a point I couldn't put the book down.

Loved it!
Jan 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: yates, fv
Sadie and Eli

Really enjoyed this one. The banter between H/h is great. Full review to come on Fiction Vixen Book Reviews
Mar 09, 2018 marked it as abandoned
I was not liking Sadie at all. or Eli really. And they really did not seem to like each other. Just not motivated to push through.
Mar 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I don’t love cowboys. I think they’re dirty and smelly and the hat is not cute. But Eli is only a part-time cowboy and a full-time law abiding man full of rules and order and is so cute and I love this book. Scratch that, Eli is ridiculously, adorably grumpy and the UST was over the top and I FLOVE this book. The ANGST gah!!! When they finally had sex it was such a relief I actually cried 😂😭 the relationship, the banter, it’s all so endearing and heartwarming.
Tiffany Reads It All
I love this book so, so, so hard. It's pretty much a perfect mix of romance and humor, with moments of emotional depth that took me by surprise.

Sadie has lived most of her life thus far on the run. She had a very rough childhood and is an expert at not allowing people to get too close to her. When things get a little dicey with her relationships (romantic or otherwise), she takes off. Picks up, leaves, and starts again somewhere new. And the cycle repeats.

Eli is part time cowboy, full time depu
Jan 06, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: men-in-uniform, arc
Part Time Cowboy started out strong but it dragged so much for me that in the end it was just kinda meh.

I absolutely loved Sadie from the get-go. She was fun and spunky and had the best innuendos that I couldn't not love her. Eli on the other hand... At first I hated him, then I kinda tolerated him, then I kinda hated him again, but in the end he definitely grew on me. It was really once he put himself out there that I understood why he acted the way he did and had it not been for that I probabl
Feb 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Sadie Miller is always on the run. She’s moved from state to state never putting down roots. She doesn’t do relationships or anything complicated. After a decade of running she decides it’s time to go home to small town Copper Ridge. She plans on opening a B&B and has signed a lease for 5 years; the longest she’s ever been in one place since she left years ago.

Driving into town she runs into Eli Garrett. Eli owns and is part time cowboy on the ranch where she’s planning on opening her B&B. He’s
Paula Legate
This was a fun story to read. I loved the banter, and red hot chemistry between Sadie, and Eli. The other characters in the book drew me more into the story, making it a enjoyable read. Eli, and Sadie did not like one another in the beginning of the story. They irritated each other, at the same time red HOT chemistry kept pulling them together.

Sadie had a hard childhood. She left and never looked back. she moved around a lot, helping people along the way. She became a counselor. It was her way
Feb 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved Part Time Cowboy. The charters were wonderful and witty. Sadie’s parents were not what parents should be, so she was always pretty much on her own. At the age of 17, she was arrested by Eli Garrett. It was a moment she never forgot, and neither did Eli. Ten years later, she decides to return to her hometown to face her past. She is a licensed therapist but plans on opening a B&B on Garrett land after leasing a house from Connor, Eli’s brother. Eli is running for sheriff and wants everyth ...more
Jessica Lemmon
Nov 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle, arc
I was granted an early read of Part Time Cowboy by the ever-lovely and hilarious Maisey Yates and... oh, man. You guys. I loved this book so hard, it's embarrassing. Seriously. The town is alive, and the Garretts will absolutely snag your heart. I understood Eli, and the pressure he put on himself. I understood Sadie, and why this man, above all others was the only one to heal her heart. The landscape was beautiful, making me want to visit Oregon. I absolutely can't wait to read Connor's book, e ...more
Surprisingly good! This is the first small town romance written by a white author I've read that doesn't have internalized misogyny and other fuckery running rampant. (Some BIPOC or LGBTQ rep would have been nice here, but the bar is honestly just so low for white women in romance these days...) The chemistry between the protagonists was strong, the characters were well-written, and the storyline was just angsty enough. *chef's kiss*

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New York Times and 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.

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“She was shaking. Her hands, her knees and everywhere in between. And kisses did not make her shake.And she didn't kiss men she didn't like. She didn't kiss men in uniforms who had a fetish for order and cleanliness.
She didn't yell at people, either, but right now the yelling was lower on her list of sins than the kissing.
"What did you... I don't even... I'm going to go."
She turned, her shoulders stiff, her heart hammering in her ears.
"If I'd known a kiss would have gotten rid of you, I would have kissed you the moment I saw your car sitting on the side of the road."
Oh. That. Did it.
She whirled back around, anger gaining traction in her again. "Well, sure, your kiss got rid of me. Congratulations. Now who's going to help you get rid of the hard-on it gave you? Your right hand?”
“What?” she asked, like she was surprised, even though she was fully aware that she was both distracting herself and distancing herself by becoming Therapist Sadie, rather than being Sadie the bag of flail who was marinating in her own lustypants.” 1 likes
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