Last Chance Rebel
Copper Ridge Series
by Maisey Yates
The prodigal son of Copper Ridge, Oregon, has finally come home
The man who ruined Rebecca Bear’s life just strolled back into it with one heck of an offer. Years ago, Gage West’s recklessness left Rebecca scarred inside and out. Now he wants to make amends by gifting her the building that houses her souvenir store. Rebecca won’t take Gage’s charity, but she’s willing to make a deal with the sexy, reclusive cowboy. Yet keeping her enemy close is growing dangerously appealing…
He’s the wild West brother, the bad seed of Copper Ridge. That’s why Gage needs the absolution Rebecca offers. He just didn’t expect to need her. After years of regretting his past, he knows where his future lies—with this strong, irresistible woman who could make a black sheep come home to stay…
It’s always the handsome ones… If evil men looked like the trolls they were inside, it would be much easier to avoid them.
He didn’t do relationships – he tended to gravitate toward women with empty heads and full bras who just wanted what he did.
I just need to do this. I’m spring cleaning my soul.
I struggled while reading this book and was close to a giving up and declaring a DNF, as I do not enjoy constant conflict. However, that is just my personal preference… I read to be entertained. While I enjoyed the underlying plot and found the storyline to be relevant and interesting, I felt the melodrama, tension, and angst to have been over-served. I also had considerable difficulty finding the characters to be likable during much of the first half of the story. I had empathy for them as they were both broken and emotionally stunted, but the repetition of her frequently spewed venomous anger and his inner musings of self-loathing became rather tedious for me. Despite that, I am quite glad I pushed past my personal discomfort and did enjoy the later portion of the book as the characters finally began to blossom and personally evolve, and then steamy bits started showing up. Thankfully, they each experienced their own epiphanies and came together for a sweet and satisfying conclusion, although Ms. Yates certainly made them work for it.
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. Since then it’s been a whirlwind of sexy alpha males and happily ever afters, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. Maisey divides her writing time between dark, passionate category romances set just about everywhere on earth and light sexy contemporary romances set practically in her back yard. She believes that she clearly has the best job in the world.