Friday, August 24, 2018

 

From New York Times bestselling author Maisey Yates, comes GOOD TIME COWBOY—the third standalone novel in her Gold Valley Series!

GOOD TIME COWBOY is now available. Grab your copy today!

 

GOOD TIME COWBOY Synopsis:

In Gold Valley, Oregon, forbidden desire just might turn into the love of a lifetime…

When Lindy Parker lost her cheating husband, she gained a vineyard. She’ll do anything for Grassroots Winery, including teaming up with the hottest devil she knows, rancher Wyatt Dodge. Wyatt is her ex’s friend and has an ego as big as the bulls he rides. But in spite of that, disciplined Lindy has always wanted him…

Lightning struck Wyatt Dodge the first time he saw Lindy Parker. But there were two problems with that: she was married to his friend, and Wyatt doesn’t do strings. But now Lindy is free, and the two of them can finally explore the heat that’s burned between them for so long. But can Lindy make this good time cowboy decide on forever?

 

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EXCERPT 

“It’s beautiful,” she said, her voice suddenly soft. “I remember the first time I saw it. The first time Damien brought me out here. And I just… I didn’t think that I was the kind of person who would ever be allowed to have something so lovely.”
Something twisted inside his chest. “Why not?”
He was surprised she’d shared that with him, and the look on her face told him that she was too. Almost like she didn’t understand the words that had come out of her mouth.
“I don’t know.” She looked away from him. “I guess…you know. Some people have beautiful things. Some people have beautiful lives. Some people don’t. And when you’ve lived an entire life of dirty and ugly it’s hard to imagine you could ever have anything else. That you could ever deserve anything else. I used to think of him like that too.”
Wyatt swallowed hard. He related to that a little more closely than he cared to admit. Even to himself. That feeling of being someone who could have a life that looked a certain way. Or being someone who could never aspire to such a thing. Someone who didn’t deserve it.
“It must feel more real now,” he said, unable to keep the gravel out of his voice entirely.
“I don’t know.” She paused for a moment. “It didn’t last, did it?”
“This place is going to last,” he said, knowing that she meant her marriage, but moving on to the winery anyway. “What you’re doing here? It’s going to last. You can’t control what other people do. They’re going to cheat.” He gritted his teeth, hating that when it came to his own experience with this kind of thing he couldn’t stand on the right side of the line. “But this is different. It’s not a person. It’s land. It’s not going to betray you. It’s not going to hurt you.”
“Now that’s spoken like a cowboy,” she said. “I imagine the other faithful things in your world are your horse and your pickup truck.”
“Damn straight.” He took a breath, doing his best to dispel the pressure that had begun to build in his chest. “Speaking of horses, how are you doing on that one?”
“Good,” she said. “You’re right. It is like riding a bike. In that, I remember how it’s done.”
“Well, and Trixie here is a pretty easy ride.”
“Funny. I think I read that on a bathroom wall about a girl named Trixie once.”
“If it was in the Gold Valley Saloon I might’ve written it there.”
She laughed, the sound unexpected and bright, splitting through the relative silence around them. “I don’t believe for a second that you would do that.”


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This is a hard review to write and not just because of words not coming to me at 3am, but because I've been waiting for Lindy's book for the past couple books. I was really anticipating this and it's one of those where the hype you build in your head for a massive five star review - doesn't make it to paper. First off, I loved Lindy and Wyatt - in theory. They're both incredibly good together, they're stubborn and fun. They have great chemistry and it all worked for them "on paper." My problem was that this kind of seemed repetitive to me, as in "a been there and done that" sort of plotline that's been told before. The formulaic way everything played out had been done before in a previous book. The book itself is well-written and grammar is spotless. I had issues with all the inner dialogues going on with the characters and this took me out of the story. Also, my pet peeve is when there's angst - when two characters like each other and yet they keep pushing the other away just to fill up pages...

I love interactions between characters and when I don't have that...well that's when my mind starts to wonder. A professor once taught me that to be a speed reader you had to take the most important parts of what you read and then move on - most important parts are dialogue, back stories and unfortunately for me it's not reading about thoughts and feelings for pages and pages. I was really expecting kind of a lighthearted, fun, and non-angsty read and I got the opposite.

Now, let's go over what the author did correctly - she wrote a complete novel without cliffhangers which I applaud her for. I hate those with a passion. She did have engaging characters when there was dialogue and it was interesting the interaction between Lindy and Wyatt. She did her research and I couldn't fault her on anything she wrote for background. Even though the storylines been done before - what storyline hasn't? She wrote a really angsty book that some will love. The great thing about the book community is that we're all different and we all have different opinions and ideas about what's good. What I might find drawn out, someone else will love that detail (like my mother!!) In conclusion, if you've read all of Ms. Yates other books and loved them - read this because it's not going to hurt and if you haven't read her, then start somewhere else.


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  About Maisey Yates: New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Maisey Yates lives in rural Oregon with her three children and her husband, whose chiseled jaw and arresting features continue to make her swoon. She feels the epic trek she takes several times a day from her office to her coffee maker is a true example of her pioneer spirit. In 2009, at the age of twenty-three Maisey sold her first book. Since then it’s been a whirlwind of sexy alpha males and happily ever afters, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. Maisey divides her writing time between dark, passionate category romances set just about everywhere on earth and light sexy contemporary romances set practically in her back yard. She believes that she clearly has the best job in the world.  

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