Untamed Cowboy (Gold Valley Series #2)

Untamed Cowboy (Gold Valley Series #2)

by Maisey Yates

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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!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781335900708
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 06/19/2018
Series: Gold Valley Series , #2
Edition description: Original
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 151,908
Product dimensions: 4.11(w) x 6.57(h) x 1.26(d)

About the Author

New York Times Bestselling author Maisey Yates lives in rural Oregon with her three children and her husband, whose chiseled jaw and arresting features continue to make her swoon. She feels the epic trek she takes several times a day from her office to her coffee maker is a true example of her pioneer spirit.

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Untamed Cowboy 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
AAndrade 11 months ago
ljtljtljt More than 1 year ago
Author Maisey Yates pens another winner with Untamed Cowboy, the second book from the Gold Valley series. This friends to lovers romance is a real page turner, with characters that are genuine, sincere and full of goodness. I am a huge Maisey Yates fan and I always look forward to her next novel from the Harlequin Desire imprint. This book may be enjoyed as a standalone. Veterinarians Kaylee Capshaw and Bennett Dodge are in practice together. They met when they were in high school and immediately formed a strong bond of friendship. First and foremost they are best friends, and nothing will ever come between them. They share a lot with each other, but some secrets are better left in the past. Kaylee has always crushed on Bennett, but she never felt that she was good enough for him. Bennett never saw Kaylee in a sexual way, until she lightly kisses him in a meaningful moment. One discovery leads to another and their friendship evolves into much more. This is a nicely-paced story with well-defined and identifiable characters. In addition, Bennett is amazingly hot in the bedroom. This novel incorporates many emotional elements, and Bennett’s family adds depth and some humor. Kaylee’s childhood was sad, which causes her to be quite vulnerable at times. Bennett lost his mother at a very young age, which causes him to be a compulsive planner. If you are looking for a contemporary romance with the perfect balance of sweetness and heat, an engaging plot, and a happily-ever-after that will leave a smile on your face, read this book! Complimentary copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent and fun read
LynnB888 More than 1 year ago
Friends to lovers and a secret child all rolled in to one! We met Bennett originally in a Copper Ridge novel when his then girlfriend Olivia was in despair over the fact that he wasn't proposing. We continued to see and hear about him when Olivia dumped him and proceeded to fall for Luke. Now it's time to get Bennett's story. He's a bit of a ditz in that he can't see Kaylee's feelings for him even when it's right in front of his face, but she finds a way to coerce him into being the man that she has needed for all of these years. Their story is fun to read, and the part of it that makes it most heartwarming of all is the surprise son! Veterinarian Bennett Dodge's life has been in a bit of an upheaval lately. He failed to commit to the woman he thought would be perfect for him and lost her to another man. He should be more upset by that right? He holds his cards close to his vest and doesn't explain the real reasoning behind his life to anyone, but his best friend tends to meander her way under his skin and into his head more than most. Now that his world is really on edge with the arrival of a teenage son he knew nothing about, yeah, he's going to need that friend for real! Kaylee Capshaw is Bennett's veterinarian partner and has been best friends with him since they were teenagers. She's also been secretly in love with him for just about as long, but he's absolutely clueless. It tore her heart out to watch him with Olivia, but she couldn't walk away from the one bit of him she has always been allowed to have ... his friendship. But times have changed and life is in flux and she'll be darned if she's going to let this opportunity pass her by yet again. She's going after her man!
RomanticReadsandSuch More than 1 year ago
I loved the idea of these friends becoming more.  They make sure a great duo that you know a relationship between the two of them would just be awesome.  Unfortunately both have some hangups that are keeping them from pursuing anything more.   It's totally understandable why Kaylee doesn't want to risk her most important friendship for the chance of a romance.  She needs Bennett so much that losing him would be devastating ... but her heart wants more and it is not going to be ignored.   Thanks to Bennett's childhood he has a huge need to plan.  A romance of deep emotion doesn't really fit well with that.  He's holding tight to his control but life does enjoy throwing people curve balls.   And seeing Bennett develop a connection to his son is the absolute best.  Kaylee's there for both of them, with a special connection with Dallas, but in the end the guys have to be the ones making it work.  They both are so heartfelt and blunt, but hesitant too.  They handle things their way - with humor and truth, laying it out but still being protective of themselves.   The connection & long-standing friendship between Kaylee & Bennett is just so heartwarming and their struggle over where the future might take them is very real.  Some might find the push/pull of their emotions a little repetitive - it's hard to let go and take a leap for something more when what you have is so very, very important to you.  But what if it could bring you something so much more ...?  It's a tough decision but you are going to enjoy being with them while they figure things out.  **Review given honestly and freely after receipt of a reader copy. This opinion is completely my own and was not influenced in any way.**
beckymmoe More than 1 year ago
If you've read Olivia's book ( Smooth-Talking Cowboy ), you knew that something was brewing between Bennett, Olivia's ex, and Kaylee, his partner in his veterinary business. Even Olivia noticed it--eventually. So when I found out that their book was out, I couldn't wait to read it. Bennett and Kaylee's romance--she's been pining after him forever, he's been happily motoring along in the friend zone--definitely needed the additional complication of the teenaged son Bennett didn't know he had (and those are words I never thought I'd say). Without him, I don't know that the two of them would have ever gone any further in their relationship than they already were, and Kaylee (and Bennett, honestly) needed the talking-to that the aforementioned teenager gave them both, believe it or not. Kaylee had a tendency to be very self-destructive when it came to relationships (yes, she had reasons) but I don't know that she would have gotten herself over it without Dallas's intervention. Honestly, though, there were times that I enjoyed myself more while reading about Bennett and his siblings and Dallas and, well, just about everyone...more than Bennett and Kaylee. Not that I didn't want to see them together, but geesh, they were both pretty aggravating at times. Still, I did enjoy their HEA at the end and absolutely cannot wait to read more in this series! Rating: 3 1/2 stars / B I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
whatsbetterthanbooks More than 1 year ago
Beguiling, touching, and downright swoon-worthy! Untamed Cowboy is a sweet, provocative tale about the intelligent, kindhearted Kaylee who's finding it harder and harder to keep her attraction for her best friend a secret, and the easygoing, handsome Bennett who may just discover that sometimes things happen for a reason, and everything he’s ever wanted may be standing right in front of him. The prose is lighthearted and sultry. The characters are amusing, entertaining and supportive. And the plot is a wonderful combination of light drama, heartache, parenthood, family, friendship, fervour, introspection, and undeniable chemistry. Untamed Cowboy is the second title in the Gold Valley series, and once again Yates has written an engaging, tender, romantic tale with just the right amount of heart, humour, and heat to be truly satisfying.
onemused More than 1 year ago
"Untamed Cowboy" is a cute friends-turned-lovers story about best friends, Kaylee and Bennett. The two have been best friends since Kaylee moved to town when she was 13. And Kaylee has had a crush on Bennett since about that time. Bennett has her firmly in the friend zone, but he's still reeling from a breakup with a woman with whom he wasn't in love but planned to marry and start a family (for pragmatic reasons). Bennett and Kaylee run a veterinary practice together, where Kaylee works on the small animals in the office and Bennett works with the bigger animals on the farms/ranches in the area. Kaylee has decided she is going to move on and give up on Bennett- they've been friends and she has had a crush on him for almost 20 years now. She is on a date when Bennett calls needing help with an animal and, of course, Kaylee bails- even if it wasn't for work, whenever Bennett needs her, she is there. Their friendship is very strong. Bennett's world is about to go for a spin when someone unexpected arrives, and he begins to question all the pieces of his life. And thank goodness Kaylee is there. However, Kaylee is not willing to take life sitting down, and she gains a lot of confidence to move her own life forward. I was absolutely wrapped up in their lives- past and present- and in their romance. They were both really great and three-dimensional characters who you completely cheered for all the way through. There's a lot of pining and sexual tension that isn't resolved until about 80% of the way through the book- but I didn't find it too long or drawn out. Everything seemed to be paced perfectly. Also, although Bennett's feelings appear to change, the way everything is explained and laid out later in the book, there's a lot of other resolution about their relationship/feelings that really makes it all very satisfying. Furthermore, there are a lot of really fantastic side characters, including Bennett's family- his siblings are fantastic as is Dallas. I really fell in love with the whole world created in this book, and enjoyed the read all the way through. Please note that I received an ARC from the publisher. All opinions are my own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Highly recommend!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read as usual! Maisey Yates never disappoints!
BooksAndSpoons More than 1 year ago
I do not know what could have made me love the story more than I do, it was so perfectly emotional, with just the right amount of angst, turmoil, drama mixed with sweet, sexy, and spicy. I was on an emotional edge throughout the tale, with a serious book-hangover afterword, wanting to linger in the world the author had created. While the story was entertaining and engaging, it was also meaningful and thought-provoking, it is a story that in the past couple of days has kept popping into my mind at the most unexpected moments. Bennett Dodge and Kaylee Capshaw caught my attention when they were first mentioned in Olivia's story. The friendship, connection between them is so natural, authentic, and real, it's like they truly were two parts of a whole. Bennett is an organized planner. He needs to keep control of his life by planning everything ahead and stick to it, to avoid the pain, to not feel the uncontrollable turmoil, to be able to carry the responsibilities in his life. He is a loyal, reliable, smart, and caring man. The loss of his mother at the young age has shaped him to be the man he is, with the guidance of his loving father and the middle child's need to avoid to bring drama and turbulence to his parent's life. There's just one secret he has kept from a young age, and that secret has just exploded to his face. From the early age on, Kaylee's parents neglected her and made her very aware of the fact that she was not wanted, loved, cared for, or cherished. She learned to rely only on her self, not to trust her feelings, to keep a safe distance from any deeper involvements, and love only from the afar. What rescued Kaylee was the loving friendship she had with Bennett, and the open arms his family welcomed her into their fold. But the scars of the careless words and her parent's oversight of her are deeper than Kaylee realized. With all the strife and trouble in Bennett's life and the new, burning physical attraction between her and her best friend, Kaylee has to deal with the painful wounds of her past to be able to move on and truly live and embrace the new possibilities coming to her way. I loved every moment of the journey Bennett and Kaylee were on, the bumps in the road, the ardent passion building up between them, the banter, the true friendship they had that was the foundation of their relationship. I loved the support they gave to each other, the trust, the honesty, the way they could rely on each other. They were a unit from the start, from the very first moment they met as children, and there was nothing that was going to break that bond they had built between them if they were willing and able to do the work and take the leap into a romantic love. A poignant, captivating, and touching story that just burst my heart and mind with all the feels, emotions, and passion soaring off the pages. From heartrending neglect of children and pain of a loss of a loved one to a heartfelt and delightfully ravishing love story between the best friends, with meddling family and adorable four-legged creatures all around, Untamed Cowboy conquered my heart and mind. ~ Five Spoons
book_junkee More than 1 year ago
I was excited to see Bennett getting his own story. I was definitely intrigued to get more of him after seeing the relationship with Olivia. I liked Kaylee and Bennett. They’re both compatible and I thought their friendship was sweet. Of course the rest of the family was in it and I enjoy their dynamic, especially with the addition of a somewhat sullen teenager. Plot wise, it was okay? Between Bennett’s need to plan and Kaylee’s uncertainty about Bennett, it got repetitive. I didn’t see their chemistry and would have loved scenes of them dating or something. Instead it was a lot of inner monologue. Overall, it was the characters that kept me reading, but I wanted a lot more out of them. Annnnnd I’ll be over here waiting for Lindy’s book. **Huge thanks to HQN Books for providing the arc free of charge**