BOOK REVIEW: Unbridled Cowboy by Maisey Yates


Title: Unbridled Cowboy
Author: Maisey Yates
Publication: May 24, 2022
Publisher: HQN
Genre: Romance
Pages: 416


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SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads)

Cowboy Sawyer Garrett has no intention of settling down. But when he becomes a single dad to tiny baby June, stepping up to the responsibility is nonnegotiable. And so is finding a woman to be a mother to his infant daughter. So he decides to do it how the pioneers did: he puts out an ad for a mail-order bride. 

Evelyn Moore can’t believe she’s agreed to uproot her city life to marry a stranger in Oregon. But having escaped one near-disastrous marriage, she’s desperate for change. Her love for baby June is instant. Her feelings for Sawyer are more complicated. Her gruff cowboy husband ignites thrilling desire in her, but Sawyer is determined to keep their marriage all about the baby. But what happens if Evelyn wants it all?


**A copy of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**

I love a good cowboy romance. it’s like a Hallmark movie in book form, which makes it even better. I haven’t heard of Maisey Yates before but this book was offered to me for a review and I was excited to check it out.

The story follows Evelyn as her world falls apart and Sawyer as he decides he needs a wife that can be a mother to his baby girl. Just a typical mail order bride story. Now I know the storyline is expected because what are they really going to do? Not have it end in a happily ever after? Doubtful, but it was still fun to read how they got there. I really liked Evelyn. She was a city girl, but also adapted well to her new surroundings. Her overall personality was relatable and a character I really enjoyed reading. Sawyer Garrett sounded like he was good looking and an overall good guy, but he was a bit too hard headed for my liking. It definitely made for a good read and Yates did a good job developing this character throughout. You really saw growth.

I have one complaint about this book and it’s the inner monologues. They were SO long. There would be a conversation happening between two characters, usually Sawyer and Evelyn, and between every spoken word there was a giant inner monologue that would last pages. Actual pages! I just felt it was excessive and the story would have flowed nicer if those monologues were shorter or there were less. Sometimes I forgot what the conversation as about because there was so much inner commentary between.

With that said the story was good and the characters were enjoyable. I loved the extended family and the work together vibes it gave off. I loved the family of all females and their ability to do everything the men could do. Girl power! I look forward to reading the rest in this series, as it says it’s only book one.

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