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Unbroken Cowboy

(Gold Valley #5)

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  492 ratings  ·  112 reviews
In Gold Valley, Oregon, forbidden love just might be the sweetest…

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
Kindle Edition, 384 pages
Published April 23rd 2019 by HQN Books
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Mar 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
I’ve been waiting for Beatrix and Dane’s story for quite some time. Bea’s been present as a secondary character in the prior books; a woman who seemed happy to blend into the background, but her unrequited crush and longing for Dane came through in the short number of pages she turned up on. It was clear that Dane didn’t see Bea as anything but a friend, a little sister type of girl.

Dane’s back in Gold Valley after he’s injured badly in a rodeo accident, and he’s not happy about how long it’s
ARC provide by NetGalley and Harlequin for an honest review. Thank you.

Bea is a sweet and kind hearted. She loves animals and all God's creatures, doing all she can to recue those little critters in need. Bea is taking a long look at her life lately wondering if some changes need to be made as she feels there is more to her life. She lives on property that her family use to own but now belongs to her ex sister-in-law (they are friends). Bea has also been in love with her friends brother, Dane
Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)
Unbroken Cowboy is book five in the Gold Valley by Maisey Yates and Narrated by Suzanne Elise Freeman.

Bea is sweet, kind hearted, and loves animals and all creatures. She is taking a look at her life and making changes. She’s also had a crush on her sister-in-laws’s brother, Dane for a long time, but she knows that he and everyone sees her as a child. I couldn’t connect to our heroine Bea. Her sweet and innocent thing is well and good, but it got on my nerves and eventually felt to child like. I
Apr 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Maisey Yates Fans, Romance
3.5 When Fantasy Becomes Reality Stars
* * *1/2 Spoiler Free
Maisey Yates has taken the awakening of two people from their years'-long assumptions of just who they are.

Beatrix Leighton has always been the caring one...
the one to look out for those she saw who needed her...the critters and wounded animals. She was someone who didn't want attention; she hides and stayed in the background. She was seen as a "little sister" to the older brother of her sister in law. Bea fell hard all those years ago.
Nov 14, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: virgin-h
Too long for me and "all quiet on the western front"...
Apr 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
I’ve been waiting for Bea’s book since this series started and it didn’t disappoint.

Bea has been on the my favorites for a while. I love her happiness and her caring. She loves with her whole self and I really enjoyed getting to see someone take care of her. Dane was gruff and literally broken and Bea just crashed into his life. Their chemistry is off the charts, but the button pushing is even better.

Plot wise, it’s sort of all over the place. There are a lot of sweet moments and arguing and
Juliana Philippa
He made her feel ... It was like all these little pieces of herself that had seemed scattershot had suddenly joined together. Her wildness and her femininity, her desire to care, and her need to be cared for.
Summary. Beatrix has had a crush on Dane for over a decade. His sister used to be married to her brother, but that marriage fell apart when the brother cheated and basically showed his true asshole colors. Dane is 9 years older and for a long time, has been more myth than reality for Bea.
Julie (Jewlsbookblog)
Both Bea and Dane surprised me! I knew there was more to Bea then meets the eye, but she was such a wallflower in previous books, I simply wasn’t expecting somebody so frustratingly stubborn! I underestimated Bea just as much as everyone else, minus Dane.

As for Dane, he was such a grump due to his rodeo accident that I didn’t think he could be as charming and thoughtful as he was. I was rather shocked when he stepped up to the plate and acted quite maturely when things turned serious with Bea.
Kay (aka) Miss Bates
Maisey-Yates romances breed like bunnies. Yet another one on the recent horizon, fifth in the Gold Valley series, Unbroken Cowboy, features two of my favourite sequel-bait characters from previous books, animal-loving Bea(trix) Leighton, and bull-trampled rodeo star-no-more, Dane Parker. Because, like Betty Neels, I read and review every Yates romance, my review will always be tainted by my mood, whether Yates’s brand of theme and ethos work for me “in the moment,” or not. When they’re published ...more
Apr 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Beatrix Leighton was a friend to all living things. She cared for creatures large and small, domestic and wild, both in her job at Gold Valley Veterinary Clinic and in her everyday life".

Beatrix lives in a cabin in the woods. It's not that she doesn't like people. It's just that she prefer quietude, and she always felt like an outsider in her family, who expected her to be different and she didn't want to be someone else. People misjuge her as a sweet and naive girl, but they'd be surprised to
Teresa (Reads_Romance)
May 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was a little apprehensive about this book going in. I’m always a little leery when the heroine has been in love with the hero basically her whole life. And Beatrix HAS been in love with Dane her whole life. Now he is recovering from a bull riding accident and she helping to nurse him back to health.

What sold me on this story was the distinction between a longtime crush and real love. Bea is self-aware about her infatuation, she realizes she didn’t really know Dane, and didn’t have any
Anna's Herding Cats

Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup. (posting to blog 4/30/19)

Well these two were a handful.

The Gist: A devastating rodeo accident has left Dane's body and future in shambles. It's also put him in Bea's reach...finally. She's had a crush on him for decades and is dealing with her own bit of uncertainty about the future and trying to figure out what to do next. Bonus if it includes Dane.

So yes. Serious. These two were a handful. A. Hand. Full. lol

Dane is
Amanda D.
First off, the hero uses ableist language. Just a heads up.

Also, if you aren't familiar with the series, you are going to be absolutely lost with all the family and friend relations.

As far as the romance goes, both the hero and heroine felt incredibly juvenile and the major, climactic fight at the end made zero sense to me. Not even a troublesome, adorable raccoon named Evan could save this one.
Books and Spoons
Apr 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I knew when I was getting into this book, that Beatrix Leighton, aka Bea, was a character that would leave a mark in my heart. From the very first when she was introduced, I was drawn into her like a kindred spirit, in an oddly strong way. Dane Parker, on the other hand, was the headstrong, bull riding, womanizing daredevil, who didn't deserve the devotion Bea had for him. This was my preconceived notion of protagonists even before opening the book, and boy did the author manage to pull the rug ...more
Andrea Guy
I have mixed feelings about this book. For the most part, even with the sex between Beatrix and Dane that doesn't happen until halfway through the book, this is a sweet read. Bea is adorable, until she has sex with Dane.

Allow me to explain. She's a poor little rich girl with a lot of issues because of family stuff. (To say anymore would be a spoiler) She's crushed on Dane and is a 24 year old virgin as a result.


This is a trope I'm getting sick of.

Pine....pine...pine over one
Autumn Miller ~ autumnbookreads
Jan 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
*I received an eARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*

I loved this book! It was fast paced, constantly had my attention, and I did not want to put it down for the life of me. The love story was absolutely beautiful and moved me. It was one of my favorite books by this author actually.

Dane- I routed for Dane so much. I wanted nothing more than for him to heal both physically and emotionally and just be happy. I loved the progression of his character, not only
Maria Rose
Unbroken Cowboy by Maisey Yates is another entertaining and sexy romance set in Gold Valley, Oregon.

Beatrix Leighton grew up in a wealthy household but felt more at home with animals than her family. Taking care of injured strays became a lifelong habit, so much so that she lives in a small cottage off of her former sister-in-law Lindy’s successful winery where she’s created a sanctuary of sorts for animals needing a home while she works at a local vet clinic and takes online courses. She’s also
Adria's Musings and Reviews
May 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Originally posted on Adria's Musings and Reviews

* A copy of this book was and provided by the publisher via NetGalley for the purpose of an honest review. All conclusions are my own responsibility and I was not compensated for this review.

The Story in 4 Sentences or Less: After a bull riding injury keeps him close to home, Dane Parker is struggling to find a life outside of bullriding and he doesn’t want to have to deal with family friend Beatrix Leighton. Bea has been in love with Dane for
Apr 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-paperback
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Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
Apr 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Dane Parker was on top of the bull riding world, then in the blink of an eye an injury took it all away, and left him darn near helpless. He can't stand the fact that he has to depend on others to do the most basic things, he is too independent to just give up and let someone else do his work. But every time he tries to get something done on the ranch, a certain beautiful someone puts a stop to it!

Beatrix Leighton has longed to have Dane Parker's full attention since she was a teen, but
Janet Rodman
May 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Unbroken Cowboy
Maisey Yates
Dane Parker is injured while riding a bull and goes to his sister’s Winery to recuperate. He is grouchy and surly and in a lot of pain. Beatrix Leighton has been in love with Dane since she was little, but he never noticed her. Bea’s brother was Dane’s ex manager and his sister’s ex- husband, so he never really “saw her”. He thought of her as a young girl, not a woman until one day at the lake when he saw her in a wet sun dress. Soon he began to look at her
Apr 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thank you to publisher and Maisey Yates for giving me a copy of this book to review.

Beatrix Leighton had a crush on Dane Parker since she was sixteen years old, and now Dane has come back to Gold Valley after a bull riding injury has left him wonder if he could ever ride again… And Bea who is person who can never see an injured animal or the man she cares for, she has to help them recovery from their injuries. Even a racoon named Evan. Dare is a stubborn rodeo guy who thinks that he can heal on
Apr 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Maisey Yates continues to reel me in with her sweet, sexy cowboys! All of the books in this series has had me crushing hard but Bea and Dane have my heart!
After a potentially career ending injury, Dane is determined to get back on his feet and back to the rodeo. It would be so easy for him to lock himself away while pushing his body too hard too fast. And that's exactly what he would do if not for Bea.
Bea is sweet and caring. She spends all of her time taking care of animals. She has been
Apr 23, 2019 rated it liked it
After having read the previous books in the Gold Valley series and waiting for Bea and Dane’s story, I have to admit that it was very anticlimactic for me. While I realize that Bea is sweet and unassuming, caring for her woodland creatures and making a cozy nest for herself in her cabin, I never actually thought of her as childish and immature. But many of her actions seemed petty and young. And while Bea crushed on Dane for years, it was a little girl’s crush. Any physical feelings she felt for ...more
Rose Maria
Few weeks back I tried to read 7th book of a series without knowing about other characters.... Needless to say it was a disaster!
But this one was gooood.
Beatrix,the heroine is just like the Beatrix of hathway family by Lisa kleypas....she takes care of all kind of animals.... She is kind of an odd one among her family.
Our hero,is Bea's older brother's first wife's brother.... She used to crush on him....he didn't see her as a 'woman' until he saw her almost she went
Catherine  Wright (Cat's Guilty Pleasure)
Bea and Dane's story was so emotional. I had a hard time not crying anytime Bea talked about her past and how she felt. Then Dane's past was just as heartbreaking. These two together definitley didn't make any sense but then again they did. I loved this story from the beginning and was sad to see it end. I have loved every book in this series, but this one by far is my favorite. I can't wait for thr next one.
Lindsay Mcneal
Apr 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Finally Bea and Dane get their book.

Dane is mad at that he can’t just heal overnight. After months of everyone, Bea especially, to take care of him he is ready to go back to work. But he can’t ride yet and the only other offer is from his brother in law. Bea sees how frustrated Dane is getting and getting him to agree to take a job at Get Out of Dodge is no easy feat. Knowing he needs more then the small jobs Wyatt will let him do, she asks him to help her get the chicken coupe by her cabin
Donna Repsher
Jun 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Every time I think that Maisey Yates simply can't write a novel I could possibly enjoy more than I enjoyed the previous one, she proves me wrong, and that happened again with Unbroken Cowboy, the fifth novel in her Gold Valley series, which features a character whose story I've been waiting to read since I first encountered her in Ms. Yates' previous Copper Ridge series, Beatrix (Bea) Leighton, an odd, quiet, and endearing character after my own heart, one who loves to mend and heal broken ...more
Nate Brightman
Apr 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Unbroken Cowboy the title of the 5th full length book in Maisey Yate’s Gold Valley series (a spinoff of her Copper Ridge series) refers to Dane Parker a champion rodeo bull rider who is very broken when the book opens. Dane is the younger brother of Lindsey Parker-Leighton (now Dodge) who was our main female character in the last Gold Valley book. Lindsey and a few of the women from pervious Gold Valley and Copper Ridge stories have important roles as strong secondary characters in this book. ...more
May 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle
4.5 stars

If I remember correctly, this story has been in the making before this series even spun off from the Copper Ridge series. The bits and pieces and peeks into what could be with Bea and Dane was worth the wait. These two really understand each other in a way nobody else does.

Everyone in Gold Valley and Copper Ridge loves Beatrix. They don’t get her, but they love her. She’s a sweetheart to everyone, human and animal. The only people who seem to shun her are her parents and brother. They’
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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.

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