Audiobook Review: Untamed Cowboy (Gold Valley, #2) by Maisey Yates (Narrator: Suzanne Elise Freeman)

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Gold Valley, #2
Maisey Yates (Narrator: Suzanne Elise Freeman)
Contemporary Romance
Harlequin Audio
June 26, 2018
14 hours and 59 minutes


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....

Also includes a bonus Gold Valley novella, Mail Order Cowboy!


Untamed Cowboy is book two in the Gold Valley series by Maisey Yates.

Kaylee and Bennett where super sweet together. It’s the best friends to lover storyline. These two have been friends since high school, went to collage together, and now they have a vet practice together. They craved being around each other, but it took quite a while for them to realize they should be a couple.

The surprise kid that pops up in Bennett’s life was interesting. Bennett has to learn how to be a father to a teenager. Watching Bennett and the rest of the family interact with Dallas was spectacular. Bennett identifies with Dallas and makes a promise to never lie to him. It was such a strong first meeting and then working out the kinks along the way.

We get a whirl wind of emotions from all the characters. From dealing with a new family member, to starting a new relationship, and running a vet practices is a lot of pressure. Kaylee and Bennett handled it like mature adults, leaned on each other for support, and both helped Dallas out.

Kaylee, Bennett, and Dallas where very well developed characters. It was sweet to see them all bond with animals and the help of animals. We get hope, happiness, and love. I will say it was nice to have Dallas enter Bennett’s life before the relationship with Kaylee got going in the romance department.

As before I loved the secondary characters. Their are just so many to enjoy.

Audio: Suzanne Elise Freeman did another wonderful job with her narration. I actually had a better time with the male voices. I think the more I listen the more they grow on me.

Untamed Cowboy was a wonderful listen. I loved Dallas and the friends to lovers romance. I’d recommend the audiobook or reading the Gold Valley series. Can’t wait to pick up the next installment.

Rated: 4 Stars
Narration: 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.

12 comments on “Audiobook Review: Untamed Cowboy (Gold Valley, #2) by Maisey Yates (Narrator: Suzanne Elise Freeman)

  1. I love audiobooks, the convenience of being able to listen them on the way to work is awesome 🙂

    • Thank’s for stopping in.

  2. I love friends to lover stories & think I’ll enjoy this one.

    • Hope you do enjoy. Happy Reading!

  3. Sounds like a great series so far. I would like the small town feel and the animals in the story.
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    • It’s been a great series to listen too. Thank’s for visiting!

  4. I tend to shy away from “cowboy” books, but do love a good small town feel – I loved Jill Shalvis’s Animal Magnetism series, which sounds similar to this. Anyhow, after reading your reviews of this and the first book, I think I may have to try them. Thanks!
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    • Your welcome. This series reminded me of Gena Showalter’s Original Heartbreaker series… I haven’t tried Jill Shelves yet, though I’ve seen some nice reviews on her books. I do like the small town storylines and I’m a cowgirl at heart so a nice cowboy will appeal. ^_^ I hope you enjoy. I will say the full novels in this series are better then the novellas. I feel the novellas are too short to really do justice to the couples. Have a great day!

  5. Fabulous review Angela!!! Shared on my socials!!???

    Have a awesome weekend Angela and everyone!!??

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  6. Audiobooks have been lifesavers for me on my commute each day!

    • I know that feeling. I use to have a long commute and audios where the best to help the time go by. Thank’s for visiting. ?