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New Release Review and Giveaway! SMOOTH-TALKING COWBOY by Maisey Yates (Gold Valley #1)

From New York Times best selling author Maisey Yates, comes SMOOTH-TALKING COWBOY—the first standalone novel in her Gold Valley Series!

SMOOTH-TALKING COWBOY is now available. Grab your copy today!


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.

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Everyone who read Christmastime Cowboy knew that Olivia’s relationship with Bennett was missing something–I for one was beyond excited to see her get her HEA, and was so glad that it did not disappoint! (If you haven’t read it, though, no worries–technically it’s a different series anyway and everything you need to know about her prior relationship shows up here too.) Olivia and Luke were fantastic together, and obviously their relationship was a long time coming, even though both of them seemed determined to deny it as long as possible…

(Fortunately for us, that wasn’t very long!)

I’ll admit, I wasn’t a huge Olivia fan in the beginning–at the book’s start (and in the last book she showed up in) she was very prickly and proper and just didn’t seem all that relatable. The more Ms. Yates brought us into her head, though, the more sympathetic Olivia became. Soon, thoughts like this made me an Olivia fan:

Luke made a very masculine sound of satisfaction and stretched out on the bed beside her, above the covers, still unconcerned with the fact that he didn’t have anything on. She was a bit concerned by it. Because she couldn’t concentrate with him like that. Not at all.

I hear you, sister.

Like every other Maisey Yates book I’ve read (how on earth does she write such awesome books with fantastic characters so quickly? Not that I’m complaining, mind), Smooth-Talking Cowboy managed to make me laugh, swoon, and reach for a fan in equal measures. The Dodge brothers (Olivia’s ex and his two older brothers) are clearly being set up as future series heroes (one of them with Olivia’s boss Lindsey–woot!), and I. Cannot. Wait!

Also–a (literal) bonus to this book–one of the Copper Ridge Desire’s novels is included! Rebecca’s brother (from Last Chance Rebel ) gets his own HEA in Seduce Me, Cowboy 🙂

Rating: 4 1/2 stars / A-

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.


About the author:

New York Times and USA Today 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.

In 2009, at the age of twenty-three Maisey sold her first book. Since then it’s been a whirlwind of sexy alpha males and happily ever afters, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. Maisey divides her writing time between dark, passionate category romances set just about everywhere on earth and light sexy contemporary romances set practically in her back yard. She believes that she clearly has the best job in the world.

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Maisey Yates’ SMOOTH-TALKING COWBOY Review & Excerpt Tour Schedule:

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February 13th

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E-Reading After Midnight – Review & Excerpt

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All Things Dark & Dirty – Excerpt

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Adventures in Writing – Excerpt

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Booked All Night – Review & Excerpt

I’m A Book Shark – Excerpt

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Friends Till The End Book Blog – Excerpt

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