Untamed Cowboy (Gold Valley, #2) by Maisey Yates

Untamed Cowboy (Gold Valley, #2)

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...

Details Untamed Cowboy (Gold Valley, #2)

TitleUntamed Cowboy (Gold Valley, #2)
Release DateJun 19th, 2018
PublisherHQN Books
GenreRomance, Contemporary, Contemporary Romance, Westerns

Reviews Untamed Cowboy (Gold Valley, #2)

  • ♥Rachel♥
    4.5 StarsKaylee has been in love with her best friend Bennett Dodge since they were teenagers but hasn’t ever revealed her feelings and has had to endure the pain of watching him date other women. I felt Kaylee’s yearning and pain acutely. Yes, I wanted to smack Bennett for being so clueless, he did have some reasons why he just never let his brain go there, think of his best friend in that way, but still! His circumstances change abruptly, h...
  • Zoe
    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 ar...
  • Stacee
    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 ...
  • Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
    Bennett and Kaylee are so super sweet together. Best friends since high school, all through vet school and even started their practice together. Their personalities craved being around the other, fate knew all along how this would play out but it took quite a while for their brains to catch up. Watching Bennett interact with Dallas, willing to go all out from the first moment he met him, truly identifies him as father first and foremost. A whirl ...
  • Aly
    A cowboy and a veterinarian, be still my heart !!!Seventeen years ago, a boy with a loving family but who lost his mother when he was younger and a girl who had to learn to take care of herself because her parents couldn't care less became friends . They went to vet school together and now own a clinic where they take care of pets and livestock. Kaylee Capshaw dates men. But there's always the same problem : they're not Bennett Dodge. All these y...
  • Melanie
    3.5 StarsUntamed Cowboy features a delightful friends to lovers romance with an amazing set of characters and I really enjoyed it.Kaylee Capshaw has been in love with her best friend Bennett Dodge since high school, but never voiced her feelings as she didn’t want to ruin their friendship. Together they started a veterinary clinic and everything is as great as it has always been. Then Bennett finds out he has a fifteen year old son and his worl...
  • Maria Rose
    Untamed Cowboy by Maisey Yates is the second story in her Gold Valley series, and is a heartwarming and sensual friends to lovers story.Bennett Dodge and Kaylee Capshaw have been best friends since they were kids. They work together at a veterinarian clinic and spend a fair amount of their free time with each other. Though Kaylee has had a long standing crush on Bennett, she’s not been willing to risk their friendship by telling him and has kep...
  • Elsa Gomes (BookishAurora)
    ➳ Rate: 4,3 / 5 starsThis was my first Maisey Yates book and I gotta say I really enjoyed it. I'm sucker for best friends to lovers so that fact called out to me, but once I met all the characters and the story started flowing you learn that this book is so much more than the romance. Bennett and Kaylee have been best friends ever since she moved into town. Bennett was Kaylee's escape from her home life, he gave her strength, helped her turn he...
  • Kayla Brunson
    ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley for an honest review.I would have liked this so much better if it was shorter. I was all in from the beginning because single dad romances are some of my favorite books to read. We have Kaylee and Bennett who have been best friends since forever. Kaylee has been pining for Bennett for half of that time. Bennett has a teenage son that he didn’t know about turn up. Throw in an unexpected kiss with Kay...
  • Anna's Herding Cats
    Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup. (posting to blog 6/18/19)Amazon: https://amzn.to/2qdznvBUntamed Cowboy touched the heart and made me feel so much for two best friends who have spent a lifetime being there for one another.The Gist: Bennett's perfectly ordered life has blown up in his face in the form of a troubled 15 year old boy. Who just so happens to be his kid. One he had no idea about and finds himself responsible for. Thankfully hi...
  • Mandi Schreiner
    I liked the surprise son - but otherwise a bit slow and not a lot of passion.Realllllly want Grant's story. Review to come
  • Beth ~ Panda & Boodle
    She was everything. Everything he had wanted her to be. Everything he had needed her to be. And then some.I have to admit, I was a little nervous going into Untamed Cowboy, for the sole reason that I can be a little picky when it comes to friends-to-lovers romance. Don’t get me wrong—I love them, and consider them to be one of my favorite tropes, but I wasn’t sure what this story would deliver. Ultimately, it delivered what I have come to e...
  • Debbie
    Untamed CowboyMaisey YatesYates welcomes fans back to Oregon with full-length novel #2 in her new Gold Valley series staring two BFF Veterinarians in a classic with a few twists and turns friends to lovers story. The storyline deals with some sobering issues but the author is not afraid to raise a little Cain and have some fun as well, and offers her audience that winning combination of featuring animals and kids, even though the animals are agin...
  • Diane (Books and Tequila Blog)
    I really enjoyed the storyline of Untamed Cowboy. I read it all in one weekend because I didn’t want to put the book down. Although I could have done with a little less repetition of Kaylee and Bennett’s issues. My very favorite part of Untamed Cowboy was definitely Dallas! He has had to grow up fast and he could be bitter and closed off from the life he has lived. Instead he ends up acting the least immature and childish of the main characte...
  • Amber - TBR Book Blog
    I was lucky enough to read book 1 in this series and OMG! I think I liked this story so MUCH more than the first! First, both characters are veterinarians - so I love them already! Secret loves and secret sons and this book is just totally a captivating read from beginning to end. So often I don't click with a story like this but Bennett and Kaylee had my attention from the get go. I wanted to shake Bennett and just give Kaylee some encouragement...
  • Cheryl
    I love a good cowboy story. Untamed Cowboy by Maisey Yates does it for me. Kaylee and Bennett wer good together. Although, their chemistry in the beginning was slow to build. This is because neither one woul admit thier true feelings to one another or make the first move. Yet, when they did finally hook up; sparks were definitely flying. Kaylee and Bennett were not the only ones that were charming. All of the other characters from Bennett's broth...
  • Sarah
    4 StarsUntamed Cowboy is the story of two best friends falling in love with each other. Kaylee and Bennett have been the best of friends since they were 13-years-old, but the truth, is that Kaylee has always wanted them to be more.Bennett is coming off a breakup from Olivia and he and Kaylee decide to try a no strings attached fling. It is then that he beings to see her in a new light.Along with this new relationship comes a secret in the form of...
  • Anfel Abdel
    Actual rating: 2.5 stars.Well this was a bit diappointing. I picked this up thinking I'm in for a fun, hot cowboy summer read but I ended up with a huge dose of confused, hesitant, and indecisive characters and a book packed full of D.R.A.M.A.To be fully honest, I don't mind drama much. When done right and added in a logicial way (and most importantly in a way that adds up to the story), it can make the novel even better and sweeter. But this was...
  • Donna Repsher
    Let me start by saying that I am a huge fan of Maisey Yates' novels, was eagerly looking forward to reading this second novel in her Gold Valley series, and, once again, I found this this one almost impossible to put down, but I did have a few minor issues with it, which I why I can only give it a 4.5 star rating.Bennett Dodge and Kaylee Capshaw have been best friends since they first met when Kaylee was 13 years old. She was the lonely and scare...
  • Danielle
    4.5 starsI’ve anticipated this one for a long time ever since Christmastime Cowboy , which featured Olivia and Bennett as a couple while Kaylee watched jealously on as they interacted at the bar. Kaylee would just give her these looks that spoke how much she was in love with Bennett and how much she disliked Olivia just because she was with Bennett. In that book, Olivia broke up with Bennett because he didn’t propose to her in a timely manne...
  • Under the Covers Book Blog
    I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.I think this was my first Maisey Yates book but I've been tempted to pick up her books for years now.  In my quest for trying to read cowboy romances this year, I couldn't pass this one up.  I absolutely adored the premise of UNTAMED COWBOY.  Kaylee and Bennett have been best friends since high ...
  • Sascha
    After coming off of the high of Maisey Yates' Smooth Talking Cowboy (you can read the review here), I was so ready for Untamed Cowboy. Unfortunately everything that made  Smooth Talking Cowboy work seemed to be lacking in Untamed Cowboy.First off, it's really rare that I don't like heroes in romance novels. I mean, they're the ultimate reason we read romances, right? However, Bennett goes from being wishy-washy and bland to a jerk in 0-60. E...
  • Brittany
    2.75Bennett Dodge managed to dodge an unhappy marriage when his ex-girlfriend Olivia left him. However, now he has started to have feelings for his best friend Kaylee Capshaw and that terrifies him more than anything. Kaylee has spent her entire life convincing herself she could love someone other than Bennett Dodge, but now she isn't so sure. Will they be able to overcome their fear of ruining their friendship in order to see if they could have ...
  • Jessica Lezama a
    3.5*Bennet and Kaylee have been best friends since they were kids... she has been following Bennet all her life because she has always wanted to escape her reality and Bennet and his family were that for her... Bennet has always wanted his life in order, everything that comes in his life needs to be planned so he knows what to expect and what to do. But when Bennet’s life gives a 180* Turn nothing is like he planned and the only thing that stay...
  • Listener
    I usually enjoy friends-to-lovers books but sadly this one was disappointing. A whiny, insecure heroine, a clueless, most unromantic hero. No romance whatsoever. So no, 1.5 stars only.
  • Marlene
    Originally published at Reading RealityUntamed Cowboy combines a trope I really love with a trope I usually hate into a romance that just turned out to be the right book at the right time.Bennett and Kaylee have been friends forever. Or at least since they were both 13, from the minute that Kaylee moved to Gold Valley. Even more miraculously, they stayed friends, through high school, college, veterinary school and into their current veterinary pr...
  • Trish
    I don't mind admitting that I was excited when I found out that the second book in the Gold Valley series would be Bennett's and Kaylee's.  After the glimpses we have gotten to see in previous books, I had no doubt these two would end up together and I was glad we didn't have to wait until later in the series to have it happen.In Untamed Cowboy, we find out that Bennett wasn't always the buttoned up man that we knew him as.  You see, Bennett go...
  • Books and Spoons
    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 p...
  • Nate Brightman
    I started out this book not being a big Bennett Dodge fan. In the first book he strings Olivia along with the supposed intent on eventually proposing to her and getting her into a loveless, passionless marriage because he fits the model he has for a wife in his well planned out life. Even though he stalls on giving her a ring you have to wonder if she didn't suddenly decide she needed more commitment, more from a relationship than he was offering...
  • Olivia Farr
    "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 veterin...