Audiobook Review: Smooth-Talking Cowboy (Gold Valley #1) by Maisey Yates (Narrator: Suzanne Elise Freeman)

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Gold Valley #1
Maisey Yates (Narrator: Suzanne Elise Freeman)
Contemporary Romance
Harlequin Books
February 20th 2018
10 hrs 29 min


Welcome to Gold Valley, Oregon, where a rough-and-tumble rancher and the girl next door are about to learn that opposites attract

Olivia Logan has a plan: win back her ex by making him see what he’s missing. But first she needs to find a man who’s willing to play along. With his laid-back cowboy charm and knack for getting under her skin, Luke Hollister is an unlikely hero—but he wants her help convincing her father to sell him land, which means he needs her as much as she needs him.

Luke likes his life—and his women—uncomplicated. So why does good girl Olivia heat his blood like no one else? She’s always been off-limits, but the more time they spend as Gold Valley’s hottest new “couple,” the more real it’s starting to feel. Luke was supposed to help her win back another man…not keep her in his arms. But now that he has her there, he’s not sure he’ll ever let go.


I had a delightful time listening to Smooth-Talking Cowboy. I’m so happy I picked up the Gold Valley series. The series reminded me a little of The Original Heartbreakers series by Gena Showalter. Both series have this home town feel and I love that feeling.

Olivia and Luke were just too much. Olivia is prim and proper following the path her parents laid out for her. Luke is loyal, willing to work hard. All he wants is to buy land, build a house, and raise cattle.

Smooth-Talking Cowboy is enemy to lovers storyline. These two were a lot of fun together. I was rooting for them. They both had some personal issues they needed to work out while dealing with their fiery chemistry. I liked how Luke kept getting on Olivia’s nerves in a good fun way. It was spectacular watching Luke process the loss of his mother, leaving the only job he’s ever had, and learning to love.

I really enjoyed the secondary characters and their are a lot of them to enjoy.

Audio: Narrator Suzanne Elise Freeman did a wonderful job with her narration. I wasn’t a fan of the male voices, but the more I listened the more they grew on me.

Smooth-Talking Cowboy was a wonderful listen. I did have my ups and downs at the start of this novel, but ended up really enjoying. The heart to heart talks near the end had tears welling up in my eyes. I’d recommend the audiobook or reading the Gold Valley series. Can’t wait to pick up the next installment.

Rated: 4 Stars
Narration: 3.5 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.

8 comments on “Audiobook Review: Smooth-Talking Cowboy (Gold Valley #1) by Maisey Yates (Narrator: Suzanne Elise Freeman)

  1. Sounds like an enjoyable listen!

    • It was. Thank’s for visiting!

  2. I do love a good cowboy story.

    • ^_^ Me too.

  3. I am not reading westerns right now – I like them but I’m out of time with what I’m already reading. Someday. Wonderful review!
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  4. Fab review Angela!! Shared on my socials!!??

    • Thank you!