Want Me, Cowboy
Friends-to-lovers alert, y’all, with a healthy dose of unrequited love! Poppy Sinclair has been in love with Isaiah Grayson since… well, forever… but has done a great job of keeping her feelings under wraps. He is her boss, after all. But then he gets this cockamaime idea to place a want ad for a wife and that’s her breaking point. She turns in her notice and prepares to start a new life away from him.
Isaiah counters her notice with an offer to marry him instead. The catch, of course, is that he’s not interested in any emotional connection. He wants a housekeeper with benefits, if we’re honest, and Poppy has to decide if she can handle that. She’s essentially been his wife without benefits for so long, would this be more or less painful? She accepts and the two quickly find that friendship really is the best base for love.
Maisey Yates is one of the most consistent authors I read and I am so grateful for it. This book is straightforward Yates fare – two good people who don’t know themselves as well as they thought they did, who begin to build a life together long before they realize they’re actually in love. Told with the warmth of a sprawling cast of characters that helps make Copper Ridge feel real, Want Me, Cowboy is a quick, delightful read.