Title: One Night Charmer by Maisey Yates
Copper Ridge Series Book Four
Publisher: HQN Books
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Length: 384 pages
Book Rating: B+
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Copper Ridge, Oregon’s favorite bachelor is about to meet his match
If the devil wore flannel, he’d look like Ace Thompson. He’s gruff. Opinionated. Infernally hot. The last person that Sierra West wants to ask for a bartending job—not that she has a choice. Ever since discovering that her “perfect” family is built on a lie, Sierra has been determined to make it on her own. Resisting her new boss should be easy when they’re always bickering. Until one night, the squabbling stops…and something far more dangerous takes over.
Ace has a personal policy against messing around with staff—or with spoiled rich girls. But there’s a steel backbone beneath Sierra’s silver-spoon upbringing. She’s tougher than he thought, and so much more tempting. Enough to make him want to break all his rules, even if it means risking his heart…
The newest installment in Maisey Yates’ marvelous Copper Ridge series, One Night Charmer is a scorching hot romance between affable bar owner Ace Thompson and his new waitress Sierra West.
After discovering her family is nowhere near as perfect as she believes, Sierra quits her job on the family ranch and moves out with the intention of standing on her own two feet. Which is easier said than done since she quickly exhausts all of her job options until her best friend’s boyfriend convinces Ace to hire her as a waitress. Their relationship is somewhat contentious but Sierra is determined to prove to Ace that she is more than a snobby rich girl. Despite their squabbling and sarcastic exchanges, they share a simmering attraction that both Sierra and Ace are determined to ignore. However, late one night, the fighting stops, chemistry takes over and their lives are irrevocably changed afterward.
Ace is friendly, well-liked and always willing to lend a listening ear. Having left town years earlier to compete on the rodeo circuit, he returned home a changed man. Although he has plenty of acquaintances, Ace does not talk about himself and in spite of his well deserved reputation with the ladies, he has zero interest in a relationship. Ace is laidback and easygoing, so his antagonistic attitude and biting comments when he is around Sierra comes as a shock to both of them.
As the daughter of a wealthy rancher, everything has come easily to Sierra. She has always done what is expected of her and she sees nothing wrong with the choices she has made. But after learning some very unexpected news about her father, she begins re-evaluating everything she has done up to this point. Deciding it is time to take charge of her life, Sierra stands behind her decision despite the difficulties she encounters as she leaves behind her sheltered and pampered life.
For someone who has been content to coast through life, Sierra quickly discovers her backbone when faced with Ace’s antipathy towards her. She refuses to let his opinion affect her as she continues with her plans. Unbeknownst to Sierra, she reminds Ace of a devastating time in his life that he has never fully recovered from. Between his unresolved issues and his sizzling hot attraction to Sierra, Ace uses every weapon in his arsenal to keep her at arms’ length even when as they begin planning for a future together.
One Night Charmer is a fun, flirty romance that has a surprising amount of depth. Ace and Sierra are multi-layered protagonists who undergo an incredible amount of growth throughout the novel. The storyline is engaging and once again, Maisey Yates incorporates true to life, realistic issues that the characters must overcome before finding their happily ever after. It is a sweet yet steamy addition to the Copper Ridge series that old and new fans are sure to love.