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Unbroken Cowboy (Gold Valley #5) by Maisey Yates [arc review]

Maisey Yates is a new author to me and I am happy to say I will be reading from her again. This book was everything I didn't know I wanted. Once I started reading it I could not stop!

Unbroken Cowboy, Maisey Yates @glimpses_of_my_books

Blurb:
Dane Parker traded in his trailer-park roots for glory as a bull rider. But when a serious injury sidelines him for months, it’s the first time he can’t just pull himself up by his bootstraps. The last thing he wants to deal with is sweet family friend Bea treating him like one of her wounded animals—or the unexpected attraction that suddenly flares between them.

Beatrix Leighton has loved Dane for years, while he’s always seen her as another sister. When she enlists his help to start her animal sanctuary, she thinks it will give him purpose. Instead, it brings all the desire she feels for him to the boiling point. Bea’s father taught her early on that love means loss. But could her forbidden crush turn into a love that will last a lifetime?

The review: 4.5 Stars

I really wasn't sure if I was going to like it. I am not a fan of the whole virgin trope, but in this case it worked. Bea was a virgin, but she wasn't naive and childish or had unrealistic expectations. She has been infatuated with Dane her whole life and knew it was not going anywhere, she knew he looked at her like a little sister and had accepted that long ago.
Dane on the other hand needed to fall off from glory to find himself and see what has always been there in front of him.  

Bea and Dane had a wonderful relationship. Their progress from friends to more was really well written, it didn't happen overnight and it made sense. They both had some baggage to deal with towards the end of the book to be able to actually be together and it was nice to see them grow into better people. They made each other better and stronger and that is always nice to read.

Last but not least Maisey Yated deserves a lot of praise for her almost poetic writing. If I had mine sticky tabs with me while reading, the book would be full of it. Her prose was so so very romantic and beautiful! 

ps- I did not fell like I missed anything by reading this book without having read the other 4. It is a solid stand alone!

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