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Slow Ride

(Playing for Keeps #1)

3.69  ·  Rating details ·  444 ratings  ·  96 reviews
A sexy category romance novella from Entangled's Brazen imprint...

He's looking for love. She's looking for trouble...

As a successful doctor and weekend cowboy, Chase Cooper enjoys a full life with plenty of female company. But lately, something hasn't felt right. He's been distracted. Antsy. Damn it, he's been lonely. With an eye on settling down with a nice girl, Coop inv
ebook, 100 pages
Published September 28th 2015 by Entangled: Brazen
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Aug 15, 2015 rated it liked it
Chase Cooper is looking for more. Between his life of playing doctor during the week and cowboy on the weekend, his love life is becoming boring. He has women, but he wants more. And now he as the bright idea of reaching out to his former high school best friend to see if there are any sparks. But when the invite to his ranch is delivered, Julia is the one who opens it. The twin. The one he had a crush on. The one he thought hated him.

Julia knows she shouldn’t go. That he never meant for her to
Aug 31, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 - ”In my world… the woman screams first.” Stars!

Slow Ride is a quick, sexy read. I flew through this one in my lunch hour, so if you are looking for a little escapism from your work day, I recommend you give this title a try.

Nothing beats a good Second-Chance romance, especially if the girl in question is your old school friends twin sister. Chase and Julia, were hot together, and this novella hit the ground running.

”I’ve waited too long for this, wanted you for too long.”

Julia is a little
Amber .:★Wild Heart Reviews★:.
Slow Ride… does anyone else start singing that as soon as they read those words? I know I do! However, we aren’t here for the song, we are here to talk about the brand new novel Slow Ride by Cathryn Fox. This book starts a new series called Playing for Keeps, it does have an HEA and it can be read as a standalone. Although if you’re like me, you’re probably going to want to find out what happens with our main hero’s buddies. So you’ll be reading the next two. This story in particular is told fro ...more
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review

What a fun and sweet read!!! Slow Burn was just the perfect sexy and sweet read to get lost in!! If you are a fan of second chances and taking risks then this book is for you. In Slow Burn, Ms. Cathryn Fox introduces two high school "friends" get their chance at love and romance. I use the term friends loosely since technically they weren't friends since the hero, Coop was best friends with Julia's twin sister, Mari. Fast forward to ten yea
Aug 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Amazingly good read!!! Read this book in two days. Julia is always being mistaken for her twin sister, so when an invitation to a Dude Ranch comes it’s not clear who it’s for. She jumps on a plane anyway. Coop is happily surprised to see the right-wrong sister show up. His friends plot to bring a missed chance to the ranch for one week. Julia never planned on staying. Coop never planned on Julia. Plus he has a little family situation to deal with. Can they make it work?

Happy Book Birthday to Cathryn Fox for Slow Ride! He’s looking for love. She’s looking for trouble…

*ARC provided though NetGalley by Entangled Publishing, LLC**

What a fun quick and easy read. I loved both main characters Coop and Julia. Coop is Julia's sister best friend and Julia has been into him for a long while but she thinks he into her sister. Which is not true. Coop has been into Julia since forever but hasn't made a move because she's his best frie
Jan Meredith
Sep 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book is a rewrite of a previously released version, Cowboy's Way, by Entangled Publishing under the short-lived FLAUNT imprint. It has been completely rewritten, re-edited and re-covered and will be released under the super sexy Brazen imprint on September 28, 2015.

If you liked the first version, you will absolutely LOVE this one! The author, Ms. Fox, a very talented, steamy writer has shown amazing grown in her craft over the past two years. When you merge this growth with the editing sav
Sultry Steamy Reading
I received an ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This book was cute. I mean, cute may not be the best word to describe the hero. I just can't help that feel this way about the book. It was a cute story. Sweet. Lovely. Fun. I have read from Cathryn Fox before, so I know what her books are like. Sexy, steamy, sweet, and always romantic. Slow Ride is a sweet story about two people who have always wanted each other but thought they the other wasn't int
Rhonda Brant
Aug 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
Loved Coop and Julia's story. Julia is the twin of the girl (Mari) who Coop was good friends with growing up. Of course everyone thought that Coop and Mari were in a relationship, but Coop really wanted Julia, not Mari. Fast forward 10 years, and the 3 co-owners of the Dude Ranch decide to invite the girls that got away for a weeks stay at the ranch to see if they could get the passion they so wanted years ago. Julia assumes Coop meant to invite her twin Mari, but it was her all along that he wa ...more
Aug 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015
A sexy, with a little bit of sweet, novella about getting a second chance with the girl of your high school dreams. Great read!
Carmen Falcone
Dec 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A friend recommended this book and I'm glad I read it.

I fell in love with the author's voice and lovely writing style. I already bought the other two in the series and can't wait to read them :)
Kim Reads (Read Your Writes Book Reviews)
Reviewed by Kim

Slow Ride is the first novella in Cathryn Fox’s Playing for Keeps novella series. The series focuses on three best friends who reminisce about the one high school girl who got away and their plan to get her back.

In high school, Chase Cooper was captain of the soccer team and Mari Blake was head cheerleader. The two were always hanging out together, sneaking into each other’s bedrooms. While everyone thought they were an item, they were merely just best friends without benefits. Th
Sep 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Read the full review on Bookaholics Not-So-Anonymous.

Note: This ARC was provided by Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review.

Slow Ride is the first novella in the Playing for Keeps series by bestselling author Cathryn Fox and was originally published in November 2013 under Entangled Publishing's Flaunt imprint with the title Cowboy's Way, the first book in the Weekend Cowboys series. This new edition has enhanced material but since I never read the original release, I can't compare
Brandee (un)Conventional Bookworms
I one-clicked this first installment of the series after reading Anna's review (@Herding Cats & Burning Soup) of #3 in the series. I liked the idea behind the series - 3 guys hatching a plan to try to catch the one that got away. Slow Ride was a fast, hot, and fun read.

Coop had a girl as one of his best friends in high school. Oh, everyone believed they were more than friends, or at least friends with benefits, but Coop actually had the hots for his best friend's twin sister. There were two
Aug 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Are you looking for a hot, sexy novella? Then look no further than Slow Ride by Cathryn Fox. When this book was originally released in 2013 under a different title, I really liked it. This version is slightly different and equally as engaging. The main characters, attorney Julia Blair and sports doctor and part-time cowboy, Chase Cooper, are likable, real and have a ton of chemistry.

Julia and Cooper have known each other since high school. In fact during that time, Cooper was best friend's with
Aug 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Chase Cooper and a couple of his other high school friends decide to contact girls from their pasts and invite them to the ranch for a week long vacation with them. Chase always had a crush on his best friend Mari's twin sister Julia, but not only was she off limits but she also said he "wasn't her type". He decides to send his invite to his best friend Mari but Julia gets it and shows up instead.

I really enjoyed this one but I wish it was just a little bit longer. This is a pretty short story.
Vero Stro
Sep 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
ARC provided though NetGalley by Entangled Publishing for an honest review.

This was a fun and quick read and I really enjoyed it! Coop and Julia are great characters. Coop is Julia's sister best friend and Julia has been in love with him for a long while but she believes he likes her sister instead. The truth is Coop has had feelings for Julia since he can remember but he doesn't want to spoil his friendhsip with her sister. There was also a silly incident when they were teenagers and he thinks
Aug 12, 2015 rated it it was ok
This book was a really fast past novella so there wasn't too much substance. While I enjoyed reading it, I also felt like there wasn't much to the story to make me overly invested in the characters. Chase and Julia's story is basically people with a past getting their second chance at love, If your looking for a hot and sexy short read then this book is for you. As for me I like books that make me emotionally involved so I'll have to give this a 2 out of 5 stars.

(ARC provided by Entangled Publi
This was a very short story, but an entertaining one as well! This is my first exposure to this author, and while the story is very short, she made it feel like it was a lot longer! Coop and Julia were believable main characters, and realistic as well. Julia's jealousy of her sister Mari's popularity was a nice touch. I could see the beginnings of the other stories in the series in this book as well, but it was extremely understated. The focus was on Coop and Julia here! I got it for a steal at ...more
3.5 stars

I really enjoyed Slow Ride.

Slow Ride was a fun steamy read with great characters and a entertaining storyline. It had the perfect amount of romance and action for a short story.

Looking forward to the next book Wild Ride

Thank you Entangled Brazen via Netgalley for the advance copy.
Sheryl C. Nash
*ARC courtesy of Netgalley and Entangled Publishing*
Sep 05, 2015 rated it liked it
ARC gratefully received from Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review (less)
Shannon   The Romance Addict!
2.5 stars Not a bad book but too short to really get into it. Also I didnt "feel" the love connection. ...more
amanda s.
Feb 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cowboy-hero, favorite
3.5 stars, not exactly kicking but this book will be on my favorite shelf. I enjoyed the plot very much! Though I was hoping for a love-hate relationship theme, this one is more than welcome. Look forward to reading more!
Feb 11, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very Sweet

I really enjoyed this story. It was a quick read with a thoughtful storyline and passionate love scenes. I really liked the idea of the popular guys from high-school bringing their lost almost loves back into their lives.
Slow Ride
Cathryn Fox
Series: Playing For Keeps, Book 1
Publisher: Entangled Brazen Imprint
Date: 9/28/15
Stars: 4/5
Heat: 4/5


A sexy category romance novella from Entangled's Brazen imprint...

He's looking for love. She's looking for trouble...

As a successful doctor and weekend cowboy, Chase Cooper enjoys a full life with plenty of female company. But lately, something hasn't felt right. He's been distracted. Antsy. Damn it, he's been lonely. With an eye on settling down with a nice girl, Coop in
Sheri (Tangled Up In Books)
Originally posted on my blog: Tangled Up In Books

I received a copy of this book, from the publisher, in exchange for an honest review. In no way did this sway either my review or my rating.

For only 87 pages this sure packs the punch of a full length novel. It was incredibly hot and intense yet at the same time achingly sweet. The perfect Brazen to pick up when you want to get through something very quick yet still leave you feeling the satisfaction of reading a full sized book.

The blurb is a bit
Shirley Frances
Chase Cooper is looking for more. A successful doctor and part-owner of a dude ranch, he's at that stage in life where hook-ups are just NOT enough. He and his best friends and business partners come up with a plan to reach out to 'the ones that got away'. However, his choice of woman is not who he truly wanted way back when, but her sister was. He regrets sending the invitation, and he waits for the girls to arrive he resigns himself to a weekend spent with his best friend. So it comes as a com ...more
Sep 20, 2015 rated it liked it
2.5 didn't-really-work-for-me Stars

Well, this was a short, somewhat sexy read. There’s this guy, Chase, who was best friends with a girl in high school while secretly crushing on her identical twin sister Julia. After a rather embarrassing encounter, Julia who always thought Chase liked her sister, told him in no uncertain terms that he was not her type.

Now some years later, Chase is going through some difficult family times and started to regret his bachelor life. So he invites her high school
Catherine (The Sassy Bookster)
3.5 Stars

Chase Cooper is a successful and attractive young man with the ability to get any woman he wants but lately he wants more than he's gotten so far. He wants to settle down and the possibility that he could find what he's looking for with his high school best friend is too good to pass up, so he invites her to a weekend at his ranch to see if she could be The One but her twin sister shows up. The one he's always wanted but never went after because of his friendship with her sister. But he
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cathryn Fox is a wife, mom, sister, daughter, aunt and friend. She loves dogs, sunny weather, anything chocolate (she never says no to a brownie) pizza and red wine. Cathryn lives in beautiful Nova Scotia with her husband, who is convinced he can turn her into a mixed martial arts fan. When not writing, Cathryn can be found Skyping with her son livin ...more

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