Audiobook Review: Cowboy to the Core (Gold Valley #6) by Maisey Yates (Narrator: Suzanne Elise Freeman)

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Gold Valley #6
Maisey Yates (Narrator: Suzanne Elise Freeman)
Western Romance - Contemporary Romance
Harlequin Audio
June 18, 2019
10 hours and 3 minutes


Gold Valley’s wildest cowboy has finally met his match....

Jamie Dodge is confident she knows everything there is to know about cowboys. She grew up surrounded by them, after all. But somehow her new boss, champion saddle bronc rider Gabe Dalton, and his brand of cowboy charm have her interested in all kinds of things she never has been before.

There are a million reasons Gabe should ignore his attraction to Jamie. He needs her horse-training skills on his family’s ranch...and the Dodge brothers would happily hurt him for touching her. Forget kissing her. He’d be a dead man. But Jamie’s tough-talking attitude masks an innocence that tempts him past the breaking point...and soothes the restlessness that’s dogged Gabe his whole life. Has this cowboy finally found a place he wants to call home?


Cowboy to the Core is book six in the Gold Valley series by Maisey Yates.

I’ve had my ups and downs with this series. Some I’ve really enjoyed and others not so much. This one was in the middle. Part of my struggle is that COVID had been happening for 4 months and my reading/listening was not in a good place, so I struggled with this audio. It took me a month to get through it. I would be into the story and then not. It went that way until I finished.

I liked that we get to visit a new family in the town. Jamie is all prickly and Gabe is sometimes infuriating. Both are broken. I had a love/hate relationship with these two, but I liked Gabe more. Maybe because he’s older. Jamie was so abrasive and when she eventually turned around I was just done. I will say when Gabe goes all in he’s in.

As for the romance I wasn’t all in. It felt like it was on the back burner; especially with all the family drama with Gabe and Jamie’s struggles to define/find herself.

Narration: Suzanne Elise Freeman is an astonishing narrator. She does a wonderful job with the Gold Valley series and I continue to enjoy her narration of this series.

All and all Cowboy to the Core was just an ok read for me. I do enjoy a good cowboy now and then and Maisey certainly writes them well. I’m not done with the series, but I’m not in any hurry to continue.

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.

2 comments on “Audiobook Review: Cowboy to the Core (Gold Valley #6) by Maisey Yates (Narrator: Suzanne Elise Freeman)

  1. Maisey Yates has written some great western romances. I am a very moody reader but since I love so many genres it is easy for me to just keep reading something.
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    • That’s great you can keep reading and like so many different genres. I do agree Maisey Yates written some great western romances. Thank’s for visiting!