New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Harper Sloan is bringing all of our cowboy hero fantasies to life in her brand new Coming Home series. In LOST RIDER, the first installment, an injured rodeo star encounters an old flame but will she be just what he needs to get back in the saddle? We certainly hope so, because with the cast Harper picked out below, we can’t imagine anything but a happily-ever-after, Hollywood style! Keep reading to find out Harper’s dream cast for LOST RIDER, and download your copy of the book today! 

Picking your dream movie cast is something, I think, every author thinks about when they’re writing. Which characters we would, without falter, know who would play them on the big screen. Often, for myself at least, those stars help shape the mold of the characters as I’m writing as well. Sometimes I’ve found that a few actors molded together would make a character – pulling different attributes from each – but more often than not, there is just one that sits center stage and demands I see them.

For Lost Rider, that was definitely the case.

When I would dream about Leighton, it was always Carrie Underwood who would come to mind. She has the perfect combination of delicate beauty and sassy attitude to handle my girl Leigh. Not to mention, she’s stunning. I know she isn’t technically an actress, but this is my dream cast so I can do whatever I want and I want Carrie 😉   

Maverick was a little harder for me.  I remember watching the movie 8 Seconds years and years ago and falling in love with Luke Perry’s portrayal of Lane Frost

In a lot of ways, that movie helped shape the way Maverick is in the early parts of the book.  It was Scott Eastwood in The Longest Ride that gave me a lot of the later stages of Maverick’s character though – not to mention, swoon!

But, physical characteristics are alllll Sam Hunt.  Not to mention, that voice is sexy enough to make any woman fall in love – pair that with his looks and well, you’ve got the whole package.  AKA, Maverick Davis.


Quinn and Clay aren’t to be forgotten though.

Clay, the broody older brother, reminded me so much of Jamie Dornan in The Fall (minus the whole serial killer thing) I know, I know, I’m sure everyone thinks of Dornan as a star character here or there, but I just can’t get him out of my head for Clay.

Quinn, the beauty, is fiery and fierce – Mila Kunis all the way. I can see her as Quinn in every sense of the way. Quinn is that woman that’s easy to love as a best friend and easy to lust after by a man. She’s also the one character in all my books that I’ve personally girl crushed on. Kind of like Mila.  😉

There’s just something so symbolic about picking your dream cast to me.  I spend so much time in my head as these characters that it’s fun to sit back and think ‘what if it wasn’t just a book’. To me, they will always be real, but picking my cast of stars definitely brings something tangible to their characters. Giddy up, lovers, and enjoy the first book, Lost Rider, in the Coming Home series!