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Wild Ride Cowboy

(Copper Ridge #9)

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  853 ratings  ·  107 reviews
He's come back to Copper Ridge, Oregon, to keep a promise—even if it means losing his heart…

Putting down roots in Copper Ridge was never Alex Donnelly's intention. But if there's one thing the ex-military man knows, it's that life rarely unfolds as expected. If it did, his best friend and brother-in-arms would still be alive. And Alex wouldn't have inherited a ranch or res
Mass Market Paperback, 370 pages
Published August 29th 2017 by HQN
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Aug 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Provocative, emotional, and incredibly heartwarming!

Wild Ride Cowboy is a passionate tale between a sweet, dependable, sexy cowboy with a rocky past and an innocent, diligent young woman with scars of her own who may just find everything they desire, want and need in each other.

The prose is smooth and light. The characters, including the supporting characters, are warm, sincere, and fun. And the plot is a romantic journey filled with heartbreak, loss, friendship, introspection, witty dialogue, d
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Rating 3.5

The book cover is beautiful and actually portrays a scene in the story.

This one was sweet, sexy and cute.

A sexy, protective, alpha hero and a sweet, innocent but spunky heroine.

Clara has going through some difficult and heart wrenching life experiences for one so young. She's lost all the people closet to her and she's learned to protect herself by building walls and distancing herself from others. The latest loss was her b
2.75 stars

I thought this was somewhat better than Lane and Finn's book which was a disinteresting flop. Only difference here being the chemistry. I felt Alex and Clara had actual spark and chemistry that didn't feel forced or flat. But unfortunately, I still had overall issues with this that didn't have me eager to pick it up and keep reading.
Pain bled through those words, and they reached down inside of her and made it difficult for her to breathe. Made her gasp with the intensity of his emo
3.5 stars

I think that with reading this entire series, I can expect the same formula for every book, and yet somehow I keep coming back. There is something comforting in knowing what I'm going to get with Maisey's books.

I loved Clara. She might be my favorite MC from Maisey yet. Sure, she's young and inexperienced at so many things, but she stands up for herself. She's vocal and pushy and doesn't let anyone {especially Alex} tell her what to do. As for Alex...yeah, he's exactly what I was expect
Lisa Richards
Aug 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cowboy-romance
I've read all the books in this series and absolutely adore the Donnelly brothers and the town of Copper Ridge. Clara was so sweet and funny. She eats like a kid, no vegetables mostly junk food. She loves Spaghetti-Os and hot chocolate. She's lost her mom, dad and brother and is officially a member of the walking wounded. To top it off, when her brother died he left the family farm and her to his best friend, Alex Donnelly! Boy were Clara and Alex hot together and constantly had me laughing out ...more
Sep 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Wild Ride Cowboy packs a big emotional punch with characters I loved right from the start.

Alex Donnelly never intended to settle down in Copper Ridge, or anywhere else for that matter. But, when his best friend’s last request was that Alex help his friend’s sister with their family ranch, Alex can’t refuse. Clara Campbell, however, is adamant she doesn’t need or want Alex’s help with the ranch or her life. The only thing Clara does want from Alex is a chance to explore the attraction that’s betw
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Wild Ride Cowboy focuses in on Clara and Alex, Clara’s a bee farmer and potential ranch owner and Alex is a former military man battling demons. Clara is very young and has lived through some very traumatic events early on in her life. Those events caused her to put up a wall and close everyone off, which translated to big emotional problems further on in her life. Very few people she interacted with and even fewer she called friends. Lying to herself caught up with her and now she’s trying to f
I liked this one and highly recommend the audiobook. Love this cover too!
Anna's Herding Cats

Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup. (post will be live 8/29)

Every time I pick up a book from Yates I know it's going to deliver a knock out romance that'll leave me smiling, laughing out loud and in a total cowboy induced swoon.

The Gist: Clara's brother was killed while deployed and turns out she's --for all intents and purposes--been left to his best friend in his will. Said best friend now controls the farm she lives on, the house she lives in, and all deci
Aug 22, 2017 rated it liked it
This was ok but maybe too predictable ... or missing a little something. Review to come
Michelle Lynn
Jul 22, 2017 rated it it was ok
I honestly cannot tell you why I continue to read these books. They aren't good? Yet I keep doing it?

Ok, it's not that they aren't good. There is a lot of potential here, but... they're so long. Loooooooong. They go on FOREVER. 300+ pages forever. This story could be told in HALF that amount of time. Another big issue: there is really no conflict. Nothing big is happening to any of these characters in any of these Copper Ridge books. It's all character driven plot, which is the most boring to r
I have literally never read a book where a heroine's "virginity" becomes such an issue to the story. Wild Ride Cowboy references Clara's virginity/inexperience nearly 30 times throughout the text. Her "inexperience" is the reason Alex ditches her during the romance's Dark Moment, and...yikes.

Maisey Yates is OBSESSED with sexual inexperience, and throughout her novels, she clearly equates it to worthiness. Virgins are worthy of male attention and love. Non-virgins are ashamed of their filth and m
Donna Repsher
Nov 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh, how I love to return to Copper Ridge, the town, its people and the Oregon coast! Wild Ride Cowboy is the ninth book in this series, and without question it's my favorite so far for quite a number of reasons, but mainly because it actually made me laugh so hard one minute that tears were streaming from my eyes, and not long thereafter had me sobbing so hard I ran out of tissues. If I could give this novel 10 stars, I would.

Clara Campbell, the 21-year-old heroine in this novel, has known noth
E-Reader Addict
Sep 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cloud-library
Maisey Yates is one of those authors I see all the time. I love small town stories. I love modern-day westerns. So I’m not sure why Maisey Yates never grabbed my attention before. I’d never read any of her books, but Wild Ride Cowboy certainly won’t be my last.

Starting out, this book kind of reminded me a little of the Virgin River series by Robyn Carr, which is a good thing! This Copper Ridge series seems to have a younger vibe to it though (which it should because these are younger characters)
Aug 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, contemporary
I'm behind in this series--the last book I read was Last Chance Rebel , which coincidentally had an overly prickly heroine (Rebecca Bear) who reminded me so much of Wild Ride's heroine, Clara Campbell. (So, yeah. I still need to read the first two Donnelly brothers' stories--and I even have them already! No. Excuse.) Clara and Rebecca had vastly different reasons behind their antisocial-ish tendencies, and in both instances Ms. Yates took me from thinking OMG, what is up with this chick? to O ...more
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Kate Vale
Oct 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Third in the Copper Ridge series, which focuses on Alex Donnelly when he comes back to Copper Ridge determined to take care of the sister that one of his military brothers left behind. Although Jason is dead, Alex has to make good on what Jason wrote in his will: that he had to make sure that little sister, Clara, is doing okay, that the ranch she inherited from their father is functioning. But it will take Alex to make sure of that.

Too bad Clara doesn't want him there, is appalled that HER ranc
Renee Entress
Sep 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Star

Before reading this story please read the below books first
Shoulda Been a Cowboy (Copper Ridge, #0.5)
Part Time Cowboy (Copper Ridge, #1)
Brokedown Cowboy (Copper Ridge, #2)
Bad News Cowboy (Copper Ridge, #3)
A Copper Ridge Christmas (Copper Ridge, #3.4)
Hometown Heartbreaker (Copper Ridge, #3.5)
One Night Charmer (Copper Ridge, #4)
Tough Luck Hero (Copper Ridge, #5)
Last Chance Rebel (Copper Ridge, #6)
Slow Burn Cowboy (Copper Ridge, #7)
Down Home Cowboy (Copper Ridge, #8)

This is Clara and Alex’s
Cathy Geha
Sep 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Wild Ride Cowboy by Maisey Yates
Copper Ridge #9
The Donnellys #3

This is the first book I have read by this author but not my last. The book was well written, the characters well developed and the story believable. I enjoyed the story and when the book ended wanted to know more about the Donnelly brothers, the women at the winery Clara works part time at and wondered if Asher the barista would find love and if so with whom.

In this book Alex Donnelly has returned to the family ranch after being di
Isha Coleman
Aug 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wild Ride Cowboy (Copper Ridge) by Maisey Yates  
Wild Ride Cowboy is delectably stunning, emotionally intense and hard to let go of. She wants love, he needs love, but guilt and a promise stand in the way. For Clara life has been one devastating loss after another. Now the sole survivor of her once abundant family, she buries herself in work and unrequited dreams.  Alex is a reminder of a loss too fresh to endure.  Her brother's best friend is dealing with his own grief and guilt.  A promise has
Diane (Books and Tequila Blog)
Wild Ride Cowboy was my first book by this author and I just loved it! A fun and quirky heroine who drives the story with her personality!! I can’t wait to read more stories about these Copper Ridge cowboys!!
Sep 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Sep 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
Alex and Clara are super traumatized by life. I wasn't sure I wanted them together even though they understand each other's trauma well.

I had a really hard time with Clara's eating habits. I like the sentiment around eating what you like but I also feel like she wouldn't even try new things. You should always try new foods just to expand your food choices. She could eat spaghettiOs and coke for the rest of her life and I would be so happy for her, but it bothered me that she wouldn't even try o
Margaret Fisk
Oct 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Originally posted on Tales to Tide You Over

I’ve enjoyed books by Maisey Yates before, but fell off reading her for a bit. This is an excellent reintroduction. Wild Ride Cowboy could so easily have been a simple story. It also had the potential to be a bemoaning story, and does have a lot of dialogue, both internal and external. But despite having grief as a major theme since Clara and Alex are brought together by the death of her soldier brother and his brother-in-arms, this is a powerful story
Sep 05, 2017 rated it really liked it

Alex Donnelly holds a lot of guilt for the death of his best friend and military brother-in-arms. So, accepting the responsibility of taking care of his late comrade's sister is the least he could to honor his friend. However, Alex never expected to fall for the one woman that is off-limits to him. Will Alex realize that love is worth taking a chance on, or will he lose the best thing that's ever happened to him -- the love of a good woman?

This is the second book I've read by Ms. Yates, and the
Aug 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Thanks to the publisher and Goodreads, I won an advanced copy for this book.

I discovered this author at the end of 2015 and ever since I'm always eagerly waiting for the next Copper Ridge's novel who come out. I was especially looking forward to Alex's story, ever since we got a glimpse in the previous book, of what was to come for him.

Clara Campbell lost her parents when she was a teenager, her mother due to illness and her father to a heart attack. Six months ago, she lost her only other rela
Books and Spoons
Sep 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
I waited to write this review hoping I would be a bit less emotional mess than I was when I finished the book, but I don't think there's hope for that. I absolutely loved Alex and Clara and their story to happily ever after. I think this is my favorite Copper Ridge novel, it just hit me in the core, and touched every single emotion on its way.
Alex Donnelly is a war veteran, the youngest brother in the dysfunctional Donnelly family. His parents did a number on him by the emotional neglect, and e
Beth ~ Panda & Boodle
Aug 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Rain was pounding against the back of his neck, rolling down his shirt collar, soaking him clear through to the bone, but he barely felt it. He was on fire inside, so if the rain did anything, it just kept him from turning to ash right where he stood.

This moment—the one that’s alluded to on the lovely cover of Wild Ride Cowboy—was probably my favorite of this book. It was a sweet, sexy, tense moment in a book that was sweet, sexy and tense, and I verily SWOONED as Alex and Clara finally gave int
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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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Copper Ridge (10 books)
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  • One Night Charmer (Copper Ridge, #4)
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