Review: A Tall, Dark Cowboy Christmas (Gold Valley #4) by Maisey Yates

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A Tall, Dark Cowboy Christmas Book Cover A Tall, Dark Cowboy Christmas
Gold Valley #4
Maisey Yates
Contemporary Romance - Holiday
September 25th 2018


It’s Christmas in Gold Valley, and this wounded widower is about to get another shot at love…

Grant Dodge didn’t expect to find a woman sleeping in an abandoned cabin on his family ranch. Or to find her so intriguing. Unlike every other woman in town, McKenna Tate doesn’t know Grant’s a widower. There’s no pity in the looks she gives him. McKenna wants him, and Grant has forgotten what it’s like to feel like a man. A no-strings fling for Christmas might be the kind of holiday cheer Grant needs…

With only a suitcase to her name, McKenna came to Gold Valley to confront her birth father. She didn’t plan to work at the Dodge ranch or fall for the gorgeous cowboy who keeps his heart roped off. But there’s no denying the way their broken pieces fit together. Hope brought her to Gold Valley—but will it be the gift that could finally heal Grant, and McKenna’s own wounded heart?

Also includes a bonus Gold Valley novella, Snowed in with the Cowboy!


A Tall, Dark Cowboy Christmas gives us a lovely Christmas feel from the ranch Grant lives on, to the town, and all it’s people. 

I had fun with my first Maisey Yates novel. A Tall, Dark Cowboy Christmas is book four in the Gold Valley series, but it can read as a stand alone. I didn’t feel lost or like I was missing things. The author did a great job blending the previous characters and couples into the story, that they felt like they belonged, and it was ok that I hadn’t read about them before. 

In A Tall, Dark Cowboy Christmas we get one grumpy Cowboy and a women who is looking for family. These two damaged souls had me crying, laughing, and hoping for the best for both of them. It’s a touching heartwarming romance. 

McKenna has had a tough life being abandoned to foster care and finding herself homeless. She’s come to Gold Valley to find her family, but she knows that they may not accept her. Grant married his childhood sweetheart who was dying of cancer. He knew she would be gone one day, but even 8 years after the loss he’s morning and not living. Both of these two pulled at my heart. It was hard not to fall for them and hope that they could get their lives together and maybe find something more along the way.

The romance had some bumps along the way; especially with them both dealing with emotional baggage and that they have both learned to keep people at a distance. But, I had a delightful time with their romance and watching them both find what they needed.

A Tall, Dark Cowboy Christmas was a sweet and delightful read. I had a wonderful time and plan on reading more in the Gold Valley series. 

Rated: 4 Stars

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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

4 comments on “Review: A Tall, Dark Cowboy Christmas (Gold Valley #4) by Maisey Yates

  1. They were a fun pair. I think if it had been easy it wouldn’t have suited them and their backgrounds at all.
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  2. Excellent review angela!!! Great cover and book introduction! Shared on all my socials!??

    • Glad you enjoyed the review and thank you for sharing!