Review: Mail Order Cowboy (Gold Valley #1.5) by Maisey Yates

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Mail Order Cowboy Book Cover Mail Order Cowboy
Gold Valley #1.5
Maisey Yates
Contemporary Romance - Novella
HQN Books
May 1st 2018


She’s come to Gold Valley, Oregon, for a fresh start—and roped the perfect cowboy

Jackson Reid is a man fully in control of his world, and his ranch. But when a past one-night stand shows up without warning and leaves him holding a baby, his whole life is turned upside down. He’s in over his head, and he has one solution: a nanny. But when he picks Savannah Sturm up from the airport, he finds that she’s so much more than the “plain and tall” woman she described herself as…

With one glance, Savannah’s new boss makes her feel more than her cheating ex ever did. Jackson insists he can’t do relationships, especially now that his priority is baby Lily. But his “no strings, just sex” offer is irresistible. And as raw desire gives way to something far deeper, maybe it’s Jackson’s turn to learn how right being wrong can feel…


Mail Order Cowboy is a novella in the Gold Valley series by Maisey Yates. 

Jackson finds himself overwhelmed with the arrival of a new born baby on his door step. He’s a daddy and in need of help, so he hires a nanny.

Jackson and Savannah are easy to like. Both are doing what they can to find themselves and start over. They end up settling into life together in Jackson’s small cabin. During which they have to sort out their feelings towards each other and what they want for the future. 

The thing about the novellas in the Gold Valley series is that they are too short for me. I just don’t fully fall in love with them and the characters. I feel that we need a novel, so that we can dive deeper into the characters and develop the romance better. The romance in the novellas is very fast and quick. 

All and all Mail Order Cowboy was a nice sweet read. 

Rated: 3 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.

6 comments on “Review: Mail Order Cowboy (Gold Valley #1.5) by Maisey Yates

  1. Cute cover.
    Melanie Simmons recently posted…When Good Ghosts Get the Blues Audiobook by Danielle Garrett (REVIEW)My Profile

    • I have to agree.

  2. This sounds sweet, but I sooooo get what you mean about novellas. I think the best novellas tend to be ones where the H/H have an off-page history, so there romance is quickly developed – does that make sense?
    Jen recently posted…Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: A Trace of Copper by Anne RenwickMy Profile

    • In a way I get what you mean. I also think really good novellas focus on a side-character in a series or showing the H/H and how they are doing after the HEA.

  3. Excellent review. I have the same problem often with novellas unless it is a really amazing series and it fills in a scene which is interesting but not critical to the overall story arc. Standalone sorts of novellas are rarely well developed enough for me. They tend to do better as part of a series but not always.
    Anne – Books of My Heart recently posted…Series on Saturday: Firefighter RomancesMy Profile

    • Thank’s for stopping in and checking out my review, Anne.