Discover What It Takes for a ‘Lone Wolf Cowboy’ To Overcome His Guilt [REVIEW]

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Will Gold Valley’s most reclusive cowboy finally find a reason to heal? (Photo courtesy Canva)

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 reclusive and stews in his guilt.

Enter Vanessa Logan, the girl Jacob once saved during a medical emergency and could never forget. With a past as tormented as his own, she is back and working at the Dalton family ranch. Jacob knows getting involved with her can lead to no good, but there’s something about her he just can’t resist.

Vanessa didn’t return to Gold Valley in search of romance. In fact, she just wants to have time to heal from her own traumatic past. Still, she has never forgotten Jacob, the man she always pictured as her own guardian angel. Despite all efforts to ignore her attraction, however, she seems unable stay away. And now she has a secret to tell him that could make or break their chance at a happily ever after.

Every human being on this Earth has a past, good or bad. Some learn to overcome tragedy and press on while others need a gentle nudge in the right direction. In Lone Wolf Cowboy, Yates demonstrates her understanding of a wounded psyche and what it takes to face emotional scars head on. And with Jacob and Vanessa, she introduces us to a couple we can’t help but cheer for and hope they are able to beat the odds.

Lone Star Cowboy is a powerful story, one colored by messy emotions and steeped in real, tangible angst. It is a cathartic novel that proves the importance of expressing our feelings, of doing the work despite our fears, in order to seize the day and live the best life possible. If you’re looking for a great read to pass a lazy summer’s day, this one fits the bill.

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Maisey Yates

Maisey Yates


Maisey Yates is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Good Time CowboyUntamed CowboyMail Order CowboyThe Rancher’s Baby, and other titles in her Copper Ridge and Gold Valley series.

In 2009, at the age of 23, Maisey sold her first book. Since then it has been a whirlwind of sexy alpha males and happily ever afters, and she wouldn’t have it any other way.

Maisey divides her writing time between dark, passionate category romances set just about everywhere on earth and light contemporary romances set practically in her back yard. She believes that she clearly has the best job in the world.

She currently resides in rural Oregon with her three children and her husband, whose chiseled jaw and arresting features continue to make her swoon. Maisey 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.

Readers may visit her online at, like her on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

By Maisey Yates
384 pp. HQN. $7.99

Purchase Lone Wolf Cowboy at one of these fine online retailers: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Harlequin, IndieBound, and Powell’s.

About Heather Fink
Heather Fink is a writer, bibliophile and award-winning librarian who loves to introduce the next generation of readers to the wonderful world of books. She currently resides in Texas.

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