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Peek Inside The Cowboy’s Homecoming Surprise

Single mom Peyton’s first night out in forever isn’t exactly going the way she’d expected. Especially when a handsome cowboy from her past walks in, bringing chaos—the father of her daughter…

The Cowboy’s Homecoming Surprise

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Single mom Peyton Brooks’s first Friday night out—with adults—in forever isn’t exactly going the way she’d expected. She can line dance at the local dive bar with the best of ‘em, but she can’t shake the feeling she’s completely out of her depth. Then the first man she ever loved walks in the door, bringing chaos, especially since the handsome cowboy’s the father of her daughter. This definitely calls for whiskey…

Ryder Marks’s homecoming isn’t going how he’d planned. After years of working hard and finding success in Alaska, he’d thought returning to Fly Creek, Wyoming would feel different, more triumphant. Instead, he finds a daughter he knew nothing about, a father who still harbors anger and resentment toward him, and a former love he never forgot and who still warms his heart. Now he just has to convince Peyton he intends to stay and be the man she deserves, even if that means letting her go.

Each book in the Fly Creek series is STANDALONE:
*Her Cowboy's Promise
*The Cowboy's Homecoming Surprise
* The Cowboy's Christmas Baby


“A heartbreaking  but also heartwarming story that will make you fall in love with Peyton and Ryder.” –Yvonne C., Goodreads

The author has a wonderful way of telling a story that fans of the genre will love.  Put this one at the top of your TBR list.” – Linda Q., Goodreads

“I loved this book. I don't know how she does it, but from the very first page Jennifer sucks me right into the story and doesn't let go. I read it in one sitting, I couldn't put it down.” – Lori Z., Goodreads

“Jennifer Hoopes definitely has a talent for taking a reader on a roller coaster of emotions. The story kept me enthralled until the very end!” –Deanna S., Goodreads

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781640634992
Series: Fly Creek, Book 2
Release Date: Apr 9, 2018
Page Count: 237
Imprint: bliss
Genre: contemporary, cowboys
Tropes: enemies to lovers, redemption, reunited lovers, second chance

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By Elaine April 11, 2018

Rating: 4.5/5

This is a very different second chance, contemporary romance. Peyton Brooks was left alone and pregnant when Ryder Mark disappeared from her life ten years ago. Now she’s a single Mum with a delightful, stubborn, feisty and bright daughter that Ryder knows nothing about… imagine his ...more

By Suze April 13, 2018

Peyton's life evolves around Mel, her daughter. She's a single mother living in the small Fly Creek, where everyone knows her. Ryder, Mel's father, left town ten years ago, just before Peyton found out she was pregnant and Peyton never managed to track him down. She's finally happy and ready to embr ...more

By Ayekah March 24, 2018

I loved this book. I don't know how she does it, but from the very first page Jennifer sucks me right into the story and doesn't let go. I read it in one sitting, I couldn't put it down.
Ryder leaves the ranch 10 years ago, leaving behind his one love Peyton. 19 years old and after that one last row ...more

By Kim Reads April 12, 2018

4.5 stars

Jennifer Hoopes takes readers back to Fly Creek, Wyoming with The Cowboy’s Homecoming Surprise. While this is the second book in the series, it is a standalone read. The Cowboy’s Homecoming Surprise is a second chance romance ten years in the making. If you read the first book, Her Cowboy’ ...more

By patrick May 04, 2018

Peyton Brooks is sitting in the local bar with her friends for the first time in years when in walks Ryder Mark’s. He has been gone for ten years leaving after a fight with his father and wait for it not knowing that his girlfriend was pregnant. Living in Alaska all this time all he did was send his ...more

By Bette April 06, 2018

Awesome read! Great characters and a storyline that will make you cry, laugh, fume, and cheer. One thing for sure though, this book will definitely leave you smiling.

After years of working hard in Alaska, Ryder Marks returns home to prove to everyone, especially his father, that he has what it takes ...more

By Bec April 13, 2018

It's been years since Ryder Marks laid eyes on Peyton Brooks, but she's still as beautiful as he remembers. However, when he learns of the secret she's been keeping for years, will Ryder be able to forgive Peyton or will the pair lose their second chance at happy ever after?

Having absolutely loved t ...more

By Bette August 24, 2020

3.5, and this one I will bump up to 4. The characters of Fly Creek are wonderful! They are as endearing as they are flawed. The Cowboy's Homecoming Suprise is a true second chance story. Ryder left Fly Creek ten years ago and looked back every single day. But, he didn't feel he had any other choice. ...more

By Dianne May 06, 2018

Ten years ago, Ryder Marks left his home, Sky Lake, to prove his worth. He left without goodbyes or explanation. Now he has returned as part owner of Sky Lake and owner of a successful business he built from scratch, but he didn't figure on the impact of meeting the girl he left behind.

Peyton Brooks ...more

By Sofia April 10, 2018

It's Peyton's time to find her happy ending! I have to say that I wasn't completely happy on the romance department. I wanted to see Peyton and Ryder spend some time together and happy. They go back and forth in this book which was something I was expecting from a second chance romance. They let the ...more

By Connie August 10, 2019

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Entangled Publishing via NetGalley and I am voluntarily reviewing it.

This was a wonderful read. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this story of Ryder and Peyton. Ryder left home for Alaska at 19 as he and his father had a contentious relationship. Ryder w ...more

By Jessica April 04, 2018

The Cowboy’s Homecoming Surprise is my first book by this author. I was first attracted to this book because of the cover (the purple background is great behind the couple) and then I liked the description of the book.
This is the story of Ryder and Peyton…. Ryder left Peyton without a word one day ...more

By Maria March 29, 2018

“I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.”
This is an enjoyable story about a second-chance at love and family bonds. It’s my first book by this author and I really liked it.
Peyton and Ryder are believable, complex characters and I really ap ...more

By Melena March 22, 2018

Peyton is enjoying a night out for the first time in quite awhile, but she never expects to see her ex Ryder walk through the door.

Ryder had left without a word 10 years ago and has no idea he is the father of Peyton's daughter Mel. He has always cared about Peyton, but felt he had to leave to find ...more

By Nicole April 15, 2018

This book had second chances in more ways then one. It's definitely a book that makes your heart happy sigh when you finish. Ryder has returned after ten years and he is in the surprise of his life to see what he unintentionally left behind. You can tell how much Peyton and Ryder still have feelings ...more

By James a Schmidt May 13, 2020

The Cowboy’s Homecoming Surprise

It seems this book is the second in a series,but I haven’t been fortunate enough to read the first, although I’d really like to do that.
This is a book about a guy,having been gone from his home town for ten years,returns to find a lot has changed,including the fact h ...more

By Carrie April 04, 2018

The Cowboy's Homecoming Surprise is the second book in the Fly Creek series from Jennifer Hoopes. If you haven’t read the first book you can still read this one as a stand alone, but I guarantee once you are done you will want to read Her Cowboy’s Promise and wish you could visit Fly Creek. The Cowb ...more

By Linda May 07, 2020

This was a unique second chance romance. It was interesting that both Peyton and Ryder were still the 19 year olds emotionally and both had to move forward in order to 'adult' and progress. Peyton thought her life was perfect while she was in denial about her and her daughter's emotional needs. Ryde ...more

By Penny October 14, 2018

Second chances are amazing

Ryder left ten years ago and broke Peyton’s heart. Now, he’s returned. Will they get their second chance or is there too much damage to overcome. I loved this emotionally read about Ryder, Peyton, and their daughter, Mel. This book had me flipping the pages until the end. H ...more

By Jeri September 25, 2019

Review of The Cowboy's Homecoming Surprise

This was a great book and I will recommend her books to anyone who loves romance novels. She keeps you involved from page one until the end. ...more

By Gwen April 09, 2018

This is an awesome story. Part second chance/part redemption it's a story of characters with real problems getting things worked out. Loved this story. ...more

By Eileen Gernet November 03, 2019

Good series

So far books 1&2 are great. Real issues with real emotions seem present in each book. Story not far fetched or contrived. ...more

By Dana Kerby May 09, 2020

Great story. Loved the characters. ...more

By Lori April 21, 2018

What a great story of second chances! I loved how even though Ryder was away for such a long time, that he jumped into being a father to Melanie right away. Without hesitation. I enjoyed watching Peyton go momma bear a couple of times, mainly because I can totally relate. I am not sure I could be as ...more

By Yvonne March 22, 2018

This is a touching story about second chances, family dynamics or lack thereof, life changing surprises, hope and above all love.
Ryder and Peyton were young and in love until he disappeared overnight without explanation to parts unknown. Almost a year goes by before he wrote to tell his Mom he was i ...more

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Jennifer Hoopes

About the author

Jennifer Hoopes

Contemporary romance author, Jennifer Hoopes, lives in a small town in Pennsylvania with her husband, and two daughters. Stories have been in her head for as long as she recognized every person had one and figuring out how two people meet and fall in love makes for a rewarding dream job. When not writing she wears the many mom hats of PTO, dance, and music, all while driving a mean, mom-taxi. She loves caramel and roller coasters, plays a solo version of Carpool Karaoke, and cannot live without coffee and Jane Austen adaptations.

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