Review: Unbroken Cowboy by Maisey Yates
HQN Books, 2019
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Beatrix Leighton has loved her former brother-in-law, Dane Parker, for as long as she’s known him whether he deserved it or not. But Dane, rodeo superstar extraordinaire, sees tender-hearted, animal-rescuing Bea as nothing more than a little sister. So that pretty much sucks. But when Dane is very seriously hurt in a rodeo accident his whole self-identity is suddenly in flux. Forced to be still for the first time in his life, Dane starts to see Bea is completely new (sexy) light…romance ensues.
Ahhhh, grumpy cowboys coming to terms with their feelings and the women who love them…
I think Maisey Yates is such a skilled writer. Her characters have depth for days and she uses figurative language in a way that always surprises me because I’d never think of expressing something that way but I am always like yes, that’s exactly what that’s like! I really enjoyed Unbroken Cowboy. Lots of angst and sulking and I am always a fan of a hero realizing he’s had something amazing in front of him for years but has been too stupid to notice.
I will say that there were times both of these characters annoyed me. I don’t want to spoil anything and I won’t but a few times I was muttering ‘stop being so stupid‘ under my breath and rolling my eyes. Dane and Bea both have issues and baggage and both insist on getting in the way of their own HEA again and again. But…this is romance! What can you do but sit back and enjoy the angst?
Unbroken Cowboy is scheduled to release on April 23, 2019 and it’s another great one from Maisey Yates. It’s a standalone novel but part of the Gold Valley series. I’m still making my way in a random/backwards order through this swoony series but if you’re new to Maisey Yates maybe you want to start a the beginning with Cowboy Christmas Blues. Or not. You do you.
Happy Romance Reading!