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Lone Wolf Cowboy

(Gold Valley #7)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  352 ratings  ·  79 reviews
Will Gold Valley's most reclusive cowboy finally find a reason to heal?

As a former EMT and a wildland firefighter, there's no one Jacob Dalton can't rescue--except himself. Since his best friend's tragic death, Jacob has isolated himself...until Vanessa Logan returns to Gold Valley. He saved her life during a medical call years ago, and he's never forgotten her. The
Mass Market Paperback, 376 pages
Published July 30th 2019 by HQN
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Aug 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars

Made me think about all the struggles a sober person has to deal with and the strength it takes to do it. I admired Vanessa, but there was a little too much introspection and inner monologue going on here for my tastes. Loved Jacob's devotion once he (view spoiler)He was hooked on Vanessa even before that, but it brought out that possessive/protective edge, but he wasn't overbearing either. Loved the support he gave in the face of her family,
ARC provided by NetGalley and Harlequin in exchange for an honest review.

Rating 3.5

This had some triggers for me so I'm trying to be fair rate this as best as I can.

Jacob is dealing with a lot of unresolved issues. Death of dear friends that affected his life profoundly and unresolved grief and resolution that lingered and hung around him constantly. He ignores the pain and tries to hobble his way through life.

Vanessa experienced a horrible episode that traumatized her and made her spiral down
Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
I was totally looking forward to Jacob’s story. He is the brooding one with guilt enough for everyone. I was surprised with everything that he was battling and was totally surprised with the woman that finally gets him to see himself for the man he is today and not for the boy that he was.

Jacob’s past was filled with womanizing and living life for today and not worrying about tomorrow until it gets here. One tragedy made him see life that way … a second tragedy made him see the error of his
Anna's Herding Cats
Well. I never thought I'd say this about a Maisey Yates book but Lone Wolf Cowboy was tedious.

The Gist: Ten years earlier Vanessa blew out of town as a teenage junkie. She's finally gotten her life back on track and is coming home to work at a new school for troubled teens as an art teacher. Of course she's surprised that the one man she doesn't want to run into and who knows her deepest secret works there, too. Not sure why since he's a Dalton and the school is run by Daltons but there you go.
Nikki (Saturday Nite Reader)
Nov 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, read-2019
3.5 stars rounded up

Maisey Yates is my go-to when I am in a reading slump or if I want to keep my reading momentum going. Her cowboys never fail me.

Unlike a few of the recent ones I've read from this author, the heroine in this one is not perfect and I love it (I'm a bit over the self-conscious, doesn't know her real beauty, virginal trope).

Vanessa and Jacob ignite something in each other and I felt their rapid love story which started more as chemistry in the beginning was believable.

Its not a
Aug 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Two wounded souls trying to find themselves again.

Vanessa Logan didn't always made the right choices. In her teenage years she rebelled against being a twin and her parent's expectations. She left home, had bad frequentations and became an addict. After five years of sobriety, Vanessa is back in Gold Valley to make amend. But her family is on the fence and communication with her parents and her sister can't be fix in a few days or a couple of try. Art saved her life when she had to face the
Julie (Jewlsbookblog)
I liked Jacob and Vanessa’s character growth and enjoyed seeing how Gabe’s idea for the family ranch to foster kids has played out since the last book. Things occasionally slowed down in the emotions department, especially with repetitive mentions about Jacob’s guilt over losing his best friend(s), and Vanessa’s addiction recovery, but there’s no denying the physical attraction between these two! Their romance was insta-lust and all that spontaneous heat combusted with fireworks.

Overall, I
Teresa (Reads_Romance)
Until today, I’ve never finished a Maisey Yates book and thought, “well, thank goodness that’s over.” I discovered Ms. Yates’ books last year, and since then, I’ve read a good portion of her backlist and all of her recent releases. Most of them were good, some of them were fantastic, but, unfortunately, LONE WOLF COWBOY fell flat for me.

The book follows Vanessa, a recovering drug addict and art teacher for troubled youths, and Jacob, a wildland firefighter and slight hermit because of his guilt
Kay (aka) Miss Bates
Dec 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
I read Maisey Yates because I know exactly what I’m going to get. I don’t mean this in a predictable, comfort-read kind of way. Yates is NOT a comforting read; she is an angst-queen. I read her because I like her ethos: it’s as close to sexy inspie minus-God-talk as you’re going to get in contemporary romance. In Yates’s romances, encounters are meaningful; the past, redeemable; sex, mystical and earthy all at once; and, love, something huge, frightening, wonderful, and as much to be run away ...more
Sep 17, 2019 rated it liked it
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Well. This was the first Maisey book where I thought about DNFing and yet somehow I couldn’t stop reading it.

Vanessa and Jacob are decent enough characters. They’ve both got a lot of baggage and that defines most of how they act. I didn’t see the chemistry between them at all and felt like it was a weird leap from strangers to lovers to engaged. I do really like this family and enjoyed seeing the other characters.

Plot wise, it was very repetitive. There’s more inner monologue than dialogue:
Anne Z.
Aug 14, 2019 rated it did not like it
I love Maisey Yates. But not this books.
There was lack of connection between the main characters and it was all very repetitive and therefore boring.
I got what she was trying to do. Both characters suffered a lot and needed to grow, but in the end they both came across as selfish, self centered, and weak.
Title: Lone Wolf Cowboy
Series: Gold Valley #7
Author: Maisey Yates
Pub date:July 30th 2019
Genre: romance
Will Gold Valley’s most reclusive cowboy finally find a reason to heal?

As a former EMT and a wildland firefighter, there’s no one Jacob Dalton can’t save—except himself. Since his best friend’s tragic death, Jacob has isolated himself…until Vanessa Logan returns to Gold Valley. He saved her life during a medical call years ago, and he’s never forgotten her. The instant jolt of heat
Autumn Miller ~ autumnbookreads
*I received an eARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*

4.5 Stars
I loved this book! From the dedication (which was truly touching) right until the end. The pacing was great and I couldn’t put this book down. The romance was smoking hot and had my heart strings tightly clutched at all times.

Vanessa- I loved Vanessa’s character growth. She proved that through adversity and trials you can still overcome. She was such an amazing character and
Books and Spoons
Aug 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What an amazing, emotional, dark, edgy, and inspiring story this was.
I haven't had this kind of emotional connection to a story since Eagle by Janie Crouch and I have not shed as many tears as I did with this one since Redemption by Kelly Moran.
I loved every moment of the story, it just got deep under my skin. It had the raw feels, the utter despair that is so real and lifelike, I could feel the pain of the protagonist, as well as triumph and victory when the inner demons were won.
Vanessa has
Lori Jorgensen
Jul 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Maisey always always does good with a cowboy, a romance and all he feels. I found myself yelling at her hero and heroine, they refused to admit they loved each other!! Jacob and Vanessa definitely had some past issues that were holding them back from trust. So go grab this book and find out how it ends.
Aug 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved Jacob and Vanessa's story. Both have things from their past that effect the present, and how each of them handle it goes to their character. I also enjoyed getting to know some of the troubled boys and seeing their growth in their new school environment.
Maureen Hubley
Aug 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful story!
Pam Graber
Aug 02, 2019 rated it liked it
Two people, damaged emotionally, come together. Can their passion heal their hearts?

Vanessa Logan's life went off the rails years ago. Her parents strict rules combined with her twin's perfect adherence to them made her feel broken, until she actually was. A drug addict, her downward spiral stops when she's arrested for possession. She takes rehab over jail and gets clean, discovering a passion for art in the process. Clean for five years, she finally feels strong enough to return home and try
Catherine  Wright (Cat's Guilty Pleasure)
While I did like this one, it's not my favorite. There was a lot of repetitiveness and going over the same subject constantly. What I did like was the growth both characters went through while reading. Vanessa and Logan each have a troubled past, while Vanessa was trying to correct her mistake and reconnect with her family, Logan was still hiding from his. They have an unusual relationship, can they make it or will the past keep them apart?
Donna Repsher
Sep 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Let me start this review by stating that I am a die-hard Maisey Yates fan, and Lone Wolf Cowboy, the seventh book in her Gold Valley series was one I'd been eagerly awaiting because up until now, the brief glimpses I'd had of Jacob made him an intriguing character, one I wanted to know more about, and in this novel did I ever! This novel also unlocks the story about Olivia's missing twin sister, Vanessa, and what a story it is. If you're new to this series, I suggest reading these novels in the ...more
Nate Brightman
If you’re not familiar with Maisey Yate’s writing you should know from the start that she most often doesn’t do light and breezy contemporary romance. One or both of her main characters come into the story with a wagon load of emotional baggage. As I’ve followed her writing over the past few years it seems that in her Gold Valley series the baggage gets even heavier and we spend a lot of time feeling like we’re on the therapist couch as we are privy to the inner workings of the character’s mind. ...more
Aug 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Aug 21, 2019 rated it it was ok
I feel like I should preface this review by saying that I am not a romance reader. If I looked through my goodreads shelves, I'm not sure if I would find one single mass market romance other than this one. I have read some quite a few years ago, but they're not really my thing. I saw Lone Wolf Cowboy mentioned on NPR books as a good one that came out this month, so I thought I'd expand my horizons and give it a try. I mention that because I know people who are more devoted to the genre may have ...more
Marsha Keeper Bookshelf
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LONE WOLF COWBOY is the seventh full-length novel in Maisey Yates series, Gold Valley. It’s a series that I’ve followed and loved for years, yet my feelings are quite mixed about Vanessa and Jacob. This was a difficult book for me to read, there are triggers, several possible ones in fact, that will have an effect on some readers. The expected happy ending is more like a hard-fought battle for both Vanessa and Jacob for differing reasons. In many ways, the worst
Jathan Fink
Aug 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
A man haunted by ghosts of the past. A vulnerable woman in need of a little TLC. When their paths cross, will they be able to slay one another’s demons or will the simple life they seek just get more complicated? Find out in Maisey Yates’ latest Gold Valley novel, Lone Wolf Cowboy.

Jacob Dalton can do anything he sets his mind to. He’s been a cowboy. A former EMT. Even a wildland firefighter. But despite all that, he just can’t seem to get over his best friend’s death. Instead, he becomes
Aug 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
From what I’ve seen of Jake in previous books, I knew his story would be extremely emotional. I didn’t realize how much more emotional things would get when Vanessa was introduced. I wasn’t always a fan of Vanessa’s sister Olivia, but Olivia’s story Smooth-Talking Cowboy helped me to understand her. I went back to not being an Olivia fan for a bit in this one. Don’t worry, she redeems herself. I also didn’t make it a secret that I have a problem with their parents. Man, I just wanted to scream ...more
Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
Aug 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Vanessa Logan has finally decided to stop letting her demons keep her from returning home, she is determined to right the wrongs she made in the past and face her family head on. In her teen years she faced an unimaginable tragedy and it lead her to spiral out of control and down a path riddled with alcohol and drugs. She has stayed away from them for years for fear of further disappointment, and to also get herself back on the right track, and seek treatment for her addictions. Now she comes ...more
Jul 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
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LONE WOLF COWBOY follows Vanessa and Jacob on their path to healing and love. Each has had a rough time of the past that has led them to be very independent- something that becomes harder when they meet. Vanessa is a drug addict who is now five years sober- something she has very much struggled with over the years. Being sober has been a big battle fought and continuously won. Now that she is secure in her sobriety, she is heading back to her hometown to rebuild relationships with her twin ...more
Jessica Figueroa
Aug 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Jacob isn't a former EMT and firefighter for any selfless reasons he's got baggage hes been trying to work out and it seems that the baggage just kept getting bigger. Vanessa has her own sort of baggage and is back in her home town and is less then thrilled when she finds out shes near Jacob who helped her in the past where she was in a vulnerable position. She's not the girl she once was. Jacob and Vanessa work together to help at risk children and the longer they are near eachother its clear ...more
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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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