Untamed Cowboy by Maisey Yates


Untamed Cowboy
Gold Valley #2
Maisey Yates
My Rating: 💜💜💜

In Gold Valley, Oregon, love might be hiding in plain sight…

Some things are too perfect to mess with. Bennett Dodge’s relationship with Kaylee Capshaw is one of them. They work together at their veterinary clinic and have been best friends for years. When Bennett’s world is rocked by the appearance of a son he didn’t know he had, he needs Kaylee more than ever. And he doesn’t want anything else to change. But then Kaylee kisses him, and nothing will ever be the same…

Kaylee’s done her best to keep her feelings for the man she’s loved since high school hidden away, but one unguarded moment changes everything, and now there’s no more denying the chemistry that burns between them. But the explosion of desire changes all the rules, and what’s left could destroy their bond—or bring them to a love that’s deeper than she ever imagined…

ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley for an honest review.

I would have liked this so much better if it was shorter. I was all in from the beginning because single dad romances are some of my favorite books to read. 

We have Kaylee and Bennett who have been best friends since forever. Kaylee has been pining for Bennett for half of that time. Bennett has a teenage son that he didn’t know about turn up. Throw in an unexpected kiss with Kaylee and his world is spinning out of control. 

My main reasons I couldn’t rate this book higher was because while I did like the characters, I didn’t feel really connected to them. The romance between them was sweet, but I didn’t really feel the love they had for each other. Also, because of the constant thoughts of Kaylee’s doubts about Bennett and Bennett going on about his life he had planned out. It became a little too much. I’m all for angst but it seriously could have been cut in half.

There was a short second story at the end of this one and is it wrong to say I liked it better? Savannah and Jackson were great together! I loved reading about them and also liked that it was a short story that worked out in the end.

While it was a heartwarming story, it could have been shorter. (I know, I know. I keep saying that) If you are a fan of cowboy stories with a lot of angst, then this one is for you. 

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