Coming Home to Maverick by Sophia Summers

August 23, 2020

Author: Sophia Summers
Genre: Contemporary Christian Western Romance
Series: Cowboy Inspired Romance, Book 1
Publisher: Kings Row Press
Release Date: June 2, 2020

Bailey is back. Maverick thought he was over her. But neither can deny the feelings that will always be there.

Bailey has made mistakes, so many she doesn't think she'll really ever forgive herself. But her daughter deserves the kind of life Bailey had growing up. When she shows up on her parents' doorstep back to her hometown, the one person she isn't ready to see is Maverick. But will she ever be able to face him?

The minute Maverick hears Bailey is back, he knows his heart still belongs to her. But what kind of man trusts a woman who left him at the altar? As he grapples with a new daughter that he can't help but wish was his, all the responsibilities of running his family's ranch, and the hurt he feels about Bailey's betrayal, he finds new love and hope not only with her but with God.

As soon as God is a part of the equation, the sweetness they find is better than they ever had. Just maybe this second chance around is God's gift of happiness to them both.

This was a sweet story filled with themes of redemption and re-connection. The setting is in small town Texas and the Ms. Summers makes you feel like you are right there in the ranch with Maverick and his family. The characters were relatable and although certain things from the story seemed to move a bit fast and felt unresolved at times it kept you wanting to read to find out how it was all going to end. 

Maverick is the eldest son. His father has passed on and although he feels like he is half the man his father was, he is the one that is now the head of household and in charge of all the ranch affairs. He was left at the altar by Bailey, the love of his life and feels that betrayal deeply. 

Bailey comes back to town after leaving Maverick at the altar but when she returns she is not the same girl that left. Now she has returned with a daughter, to give her a better life. She knows she has made some huge mistakes but she wanted to pursue her dreams and being young and naive she fell for a bogus deal and left town. 

I did love the characters but at times I felt like I understood why Bailey left. Now mind you I do not agree with how she went about it but she was young and naive. She had not realized any of the dreams she had for herself. She should of definitely talked to Maverick about it instead of leaving him behind because I think he would of understood. Instead she fell deep into a toxic relationship where she was not only trying to realize her dream but trying to please Daniel her "agent". (insert eye roll) You will understand the eye roll when you read the story. He is something else. 

I also feel like the rekindling of their relationship moved a bit too quick, making Maverick seem a bit immature when disagreements arise between him and Bailey and him and his family. He wants her to change but is not truly trusting that she will. He wants help with the ranch but doesn't give his brothers a chance. However things do turn out for the best. 

I must say I am a sucker of children in stories and Gracie steals your heart in this one!! The relationship between her and Maverick is sweet.  This is an enjoyable read and I am looking forward to reading the next installment and find out what happens to the next brother in the family!

My Rating: 3 Stars/ Liked it

Favorite Quote: That's why God lets us do some of the things we do. And then when we come back to Him, he helps us make it right. His Grace is everything. He already bore all these burdens you're carrying. 

( I received a copy of this book as part of the Just Read Tour. I was not required to post a positive review. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.)

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Sophia Summers is an award winning author who just wants to relax a little and enjoy a great beach read. She lives in a quiet southern town brimming with an extra dose of hospitality and a whole lot of charm.

She writes historical romance under a different name. The Billionaire Royals is her first contemporary romance series.

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