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Down Home Cowboy

(Copper Ridge #8)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  728 ratings  ·  87 reviews
This Texas cowboy has come home to Copper Ridge to put down roots…but will he risk his heart again?

Asked where he'd be at this point in life, Cain Donnelly would have said anywhere but Copper Ridge, Oregon, living with his estranged brothers. But since his wife abandoned them, both he and his daughter, Violet, are in need of a fresh start, so he's back to claim his share o
Mass Market Paperback, 356 pages
Published June 27th 2017 by Hqn
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A great romance featuring a single-father hero and a heroine who is using a damaging past to empower other women. Abandonment, domestic violence, and reinvention in spite of it all. I so enjoyed this Maisey Yates novel. Although part of a series, I read it as a standalone with no consequences. Enjoy!!

My favorite quote:
“It’s amazing what can happen when you let yourself heal.”
Mandi Schreiner
Jul 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary
I enjoy the Copper Ridger series, but this slight spin-off series of the Donnelly brothers is hitting all my buttons! Cain Donnelly is one hot cowboy. He wears a Stetson, he has a beard, he wears tight black t-shirts. He knows how to charm the ladies by tipping his hat. His wife abandoned him and his daughter and for the past four years he has been a single dad. He hasn't even had sex! Oh Cain. He moved back to Copper Ridge to help his brothers run their family ranch. And honestly - because his ...more
Nikki (Saturday Nite Reader)
Jan 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2018, romance
3/5 flames on the flame meter

I was coming off the heels of reading two serious toned books and needed a diversion. Maisey Yates' series is the perfect escape for when you need to shift reading gears.

Cain Donnelly needed a fresh start: his wife left him and his daughter to never return. After four years of waiting for her he relocated from his home in Texas to Oregon - much to the displeasure of his daughter, Violet - leaving their ghost behind. Alison Davis is a young divorcee who left an abusiv
Anna's Herding Cats

Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup. (live release day)

Down Home Cowboy all kinds of delicious fun! A growly frazzled cowboy trying to raise a 16 year old and a bakery owner trying to reclaim her life. Both very much set against ever falling in love again but rocking an intense need to see each other nekkid. Mmhm.

Yall, these two were quite the mess of sexual tension, frustration, and a fear of anything 'romance'. Whew! They'd been pretty fucked over by life--
SnoopyDoo's Book Reviews
Jul 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc

3 ½ ★
This is the 8th book in the Copper Ridge series but it can be easily read as a standalone. I have not read any of the previous books and did not feel like I missed something. Which is always good.
Most know, that I enjoy Cowboy books among Rockstar and Hockey books , when it comes to romance books, so it was really way to like this book.
This was the first book I read by Maisey Yates but I plan on reading more of her books. I like

Jun 05, 2017 rated it liked it
I have been enjoying this series from the beginning, so I'm at the point where I don't even read who they're about.

I've always liked Alison and I was excited to see that she got her own book. She's a genuinely good person who needs a little good for herself. Cain is stubborn and stoic and it's delightful to read him fall. As always, the group of friends are fun. Same for seeing Cain's brothers.

Plot wise, it was sort of what I expected: a hefty portion of teenage drama with a side of adult dram
Sep 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Down Home Cowboy was an excellent romance with characters who learn to love again despite their heartbreaking pasts and I really enjoyed it!

Cain Donnelly never expected to return to Copper Ridge, but after his wife abandoned them, he and his daughter Violet are in need of a change. So when Cain is attracted to his daughter’s new boss, Alison Davis, he sets those feelings aside to focus on his relationship with Violet. Alison has worked hard to rebuild her life after her disaster of a marriage an
Aug 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Originally published at Reading Reality

Maisey Yates’ Copper Ridge series has been a bit of a mixed bag for me. I adored Last Chance Rebel, but let’s just say that I did not feel much love for Slow Burn Cowboy. On my other hand, my Guest Reviewer Amy clearly enjoyed Hold Me, Cowboy. So we were two out of three coming into Down Home Cowboy.

And we have another winner.

Neither Cain Donnelly nor Alison Davis are looking for a relationship. But they are both looking for sex. Four years is a long dry sp
Beth ~ Panda & Boodle
Jun 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
His kiss was like oxygen. As if she had been drowning for years and this was her first sip of salvation.
It woke her up.

I've read every book in Maisey Yates’ Copper Ridge series (even the spin-off titles), and there's a reason I keep coming back to this small coastal town—aside from the sexy cowboys, that is.

Maisey Yates is a smart writer. Her books have heart and humor—two very important elements when it comes to romance—and they also manage to delve into some pretty touchy subjects in a way t
Jul 01, 2017 rated it liked it
2.5 This series is starting to get repetitive: insta-lust attraction, couple decides to engage in sex-only relationship; both halves of the couple fall in love, but only one is willing to admit it/accept it; rejection of a more meaningful relationship; a quick turn-about and acceptance that the relationship is for the long haul. This one features Cain Donnelly, a 38-year-old man with a 16-year-old daughter whose wife/mother left them three years ago. Cain falls in insta-lust with Allison, the da ...more
May 18, 2017 rated it liked it
Someone save me from this cowboy rabbit hole I seem to have fallen into.
Jun 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Never having it as a little boy, Cain Donnelly longed for family and stability. After he got a girl pregnant at twenty-two, he did the right thing and married her, but they weren't in love and it became more and more awkward over the years. He still took it hard when she walked out on him and their daughter. It's been four years, and Cain is tired of being alone, but that doesn't mean he's ready to find love again. He's a little jaded and doesn't realize that he built a wall around his heart. He ...more
Jul 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful installment of Maisey Yates Coopers Ridge series which I wanted to so desperately finish in one sitting!

Caine Donnelly has a fair bit on his good looking shoulders. His family (The Donnelly Brothers); moving ranches from Texas to Oregon; his 16 year old daughter Violet, as well Violet's boss, the first woman he's actually been attracted to in a looooooong time, Alison Davis.

With the incredible skill of making me hooked before I knew it, I was in a world of love, laughter, pain, warmt
Jul 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
It doesn't matter how many of the Copper Ridge books I read; I enjoy every single one of them. In Down Home Cowboy, we have Cain -- left by his wife, living in a new place with brothers he hardly knows, and trying to raise his teenager daughter who never seems to talk to him. And then there's Alison -- also a divorcee, heroically employing women in her pie shop to empower them and move them into other jobs, make their lives better. (I love Alison.) When the two make an agreement to embark on a p ...more
Dani (Dani's Bookshelf)
Jul 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
Maisey Yates is back on form with Down Home Cowboy! I was so disappointed in Slow Burn Cowboy, and I thought maybe the magic had worn off for me after binging the first six Copper Ridge books and taking a break before book seven. Turns out it was just that book I didn't like, as I thought this one was excellent! I'm so glad Alison got her own story after everything that happened in the previous books, and I really liked that she was in a good headspace and was very focused on being herself. Ther ...more
May 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
My favorite Maisey Yates novel to date, I think. Everything in this book is just about perfect. (No self-hating virgins or questionable attempts at portraying BIPOC, for instance.) The protagonists are two divorced people in their thirties with a bunch of baggage who attempt—and then promptly fail at—a friends-with-benefits situation. Feelings get strong way too fast, but love is impeded by the author's trademark angst. A lot of personal growth happens throughout, and the chemistry was excellent ...more
Jun 13, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 Possibly interested in reading more in this series. Connects to others, but you don't have to read them in order.
Mar 16, 2020 marked it as did-not-finish
I’m just not loving this heroine.
Jo  (Mixed Book Bag)
Down Home Cowboy talks frankly about abuse and how the victim of abuse in a marriage leaves and recovers. It also looks at another serious problem in our society today - what happens when teens try to kill themselves. For all that it looks at two serious problems it is not a depressing book. All of that is wrapped up in a very nice love story between two people who do not trust and try to make the attraction they feel about just the physical. Cain, his daughter Violet and Alison are really great ...more
Jul 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Books and Spoons
Jul 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
I have been following the people at the Copper Ridge since the beginning and enjoyed the visit there. They have always been entertaining, steamy, and fun reads with charming characters finding their destinies. I am at the point that when I see 'Copper Ridge' I get excited.
Both Cain and Allison have appeared in previous stories, so I was super excited to see them finding their happily forever after with each other, those two really deserve it, if anyone. I just didn't expect them to break my hea
Dawn Alexander
May 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-books
This is my first book by Maisey Yates and I am thrilled to say I've found a new author. Down Home Cowboy was fun, sweet and sexy without being cliche or cheesy. I am fast reader. I could have easily finished this in one sitting but I was enjoying the characters so much I found myself slowing down and really delving into the story rather than rushing to find where the plot would go.
The characters' conflicts and relationships are layered and complex and the descriptions have just the right mix of
Sep 29, 2018 rated it liked it
This was an OK book but needed some pruning--I didn't need pages and pages and pages of our two main characters' thought processes as they examined their motives and needs over and over AND over again. I like the series premise and the side characters, but 376 pages was too much for this particular book. Is the author being paid by the word? I think not, so pare it down, please!
Oct 10, 2017 rated it liked it
This one was a cute read but really needed some editing. I found so many mistakes that it took away from the story.

Jan 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Sonja by: Rebecca
"This wasn't her healing, no. It was the evidence that she had already healed."

What a sweet story! I really enjoyed both MCs here. Cain, that hottie, yes-stereotypical-cowboy and the damaged and healing Alison. I hadn't read any previous books in this series so I came in completely blind to either character's past. I liked that actually. It was a refreshing change to come at a character like Alison, a woman who escaped a brutal marriage, but had already progressed so far as to be firmly healed i
May 27, 2017 rated it really liked it

Cain Donnelly has moved back to Copper Ridge with his daughter for a fresh start after his wife left them. However, he's finding it very hard to get along with his daughter when she resents him for making the move away from her friends and everything familiar. Determined to re-connect with Violet, he asks her new boss, Alison Davis for help. Will they together uncover what's going on with his daughter and hopefully have their own chance at a happy ending?

This is the first book I've read by Ms. Y
Nate Brightman
Jul 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A man and a woman lock eyes across a crowded bar room. The electricity and attraction is immediate. Man and woman waste time trying to ignore said attraction. Man and woman give into said attraction but try to deny it’s anything more than physical while falling madly in love. That’s the skeleton of Down Home Cowboy and it’s very familiar to readers of modern romance novels being the basis for probably 80% of them that aren’t friends to lovers or enemies to lovers stories. But what makes Down Hom ...more
Dawn West
Jul 16, 2017 rated it really liked it

**Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book.**

Two broken hearts find healing together.

Cain has his hands full raising his teenage daughter and trying to convert an old barn into a suitable home for the two of them. Having been abandoned by his wife, he isn't quick to rush back into another relationship. But he can't deny the sexual side of him still craves the touch of a woman. And Alison butters his biscuit like no other.

Alison is a busy bee, herself. Running a bakery and trainin
Jun 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
Maisey Yates delivers another hot sexy cowboy romance in Down Home Cowboy. While it can easily be read as a standalone, Down Home Cowboy is part of Yates Copper Ridge Series, each of which features swoon-worthy cowboys and the ladies they love. I've not had a chance to read them all yet, but I have read several, all of which I have thoroughly enjoyed.

In Down Home Cowboy, we meet Cain Donnelly, one of the Donnelly brothers. He and his daughter Violet have moved back to Copper Ridge from Texas, a
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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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