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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... ...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 e... ...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... ...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 Cowb... ...more

By P.e. 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... ...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 ta... ...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 love... ...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 Bro... ...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... ...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. Ryde... ...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 d... ...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... ...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 fi... ...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 feeli... ...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 C... ...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... ...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 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... ...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 wa... ...more

By Urvashi April 01, 2018

Ryder Mark has returned home to Fly Creek after 10years and is in for a big surprise. He didn’t know he had left his then girlfriend pregnant, and is the father of a 10 year old girl. His reasons for leaving 10 years back are still valid. Will he be able to find middle ground and make the best of... ...more

By Linda March 24, 2018

This is a second chance romance that I enjoyed reading. Peyton was only 19 when her boyfriend, disappeared during the night, just two days before she learned she was pregnant. Ten years later, he returns, having no idea he was a father. Ryder's father was the reason he left, until he could return... ...more

By Charlie March 23, 2018

I received The Cowboy’s Homecoming Surprise by Jennifer Hoopes through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Peyton is a single mom, the first man she ever loved left her 10 years ago without a word.
Ryder left 10 years ago when his father made it clear he wasn’t wanted.
Now Ryder’s back, an... ...more

By Deanna March 25, 2018

Jennifer Hoopes definitely has a talent for taking a reader on a roller coaster of emotions. This book was very good. It grabbed my attention. I enjoyed the central plot, but also the sub plots. The characters were well developed. The story kept me enthralled until the very end! I will be reading... ...more

By JoAnn May 29, 2018

I enjoyed this romance. The plot is well written with strong characters and just the right amount of tension. This book is a good quick read. Fans of romance novels will love it. ...more

By Debbie May 24, 2018

Peyton is a single mom who is raising her 10 year old daughter. She works hard and hasn’t dated or been in a relationship since the first and only man she’s ever loved left town. Ryder left town 10 years ago in anger to find his way in the world and prove to his father that he was worthy.
Ryder is... ...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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