Smooth-Talking Cowboy

Smooth-Talking Cowboy

by Maisey Yates
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Smooth-Talking Cowboy by Maisey Yates

Welcome to Gold Valley, Oregon, where a rough-and-tumble rancher and the girl next door are about to learn that opposites attract

Olivia Logan has a plan: win back her ex by making him see what he’s missing. But first she needs to find a man who’s willing to play along. With his laid-back cowboy charm and knack for getting under her skin, Luke Hollister is an unlikely hero—but he wants her help convincing her father to sell him land, which means he needs her as much as she needs him.

Luke likes his life—and his women—uncomplicated. So why does good girl Olivia heat his blood like no one else? She’s always been off-limits, but the more time they spend as Gold Valley’s hottest new “couple,” the more real it’s starting to feel. Luke was supposed to help her win back another man…not keep her in his arms. But now that he has her there, he’s not sure he’ll ever let go.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781335006981
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 02/20/2018
Series: Gold Valley Series , #1
Pages: 512
Sales rank: 42,384
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

New York Times 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.

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Smooth-Talking Cowboy 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
WhatsBeyondForks 7 months ago
Smooth-Talking Cowboy is the first book in the Gold Valley series by Maisey Yates. Olivia and Luke are quite the unlikely pairing. They've known each other a long time, but they are complete opposites. Luke is the town player, and Olivia is the town golden child. They don't particularly like each other either, but once they start spending time with each other, the sparks start to fly... even though they're both in denial about it. It's just a fling! This was a fun story, and Luke was far more complex than I thought he would be. I enjoyed both characters, and they're story was cute and steamy. The ARC of Smooth-Talking Cowboy by Maisey Yates was kindly provided to me by the author for review. The opinions are my own.
Anonymous 8 months ago
Very, very good book. I loved Luke! Alpha and sweet. Spicy too. It was perfect.
BooksAndSpoons More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this story. I pretty much inhaled it when I first read it, and then started to read it again. Olivia Logan and Luke Hollister just won my heart over, with their characters and with the life lessons they learned on the way. The connection between them was solid, real, passionate, and lasting. They had known each other for twenty years and through those years an odd-kind of deep-rooted friendship had developed between them that had always included a lot of teasing, banter, and arguments that had the air around them virtually vibrating. Olivia was the 'good twin' that had always been very goal oriented, a plan-maker, who had stamina and guts to go after what she wanted, or what she thought would be good for her, and for the image of her that she did her best to uphold for her parents' sake. They had enough heartache with her troubled twin, so Olivia was determined never to cause any waves, problems, or gossip that her parents had to endure because of her. Luke is the kind of man everyone likes. He has the easy smiles, the way to smooth things over, to keep everyone happy and smiling, no drama, no deep emotions, no close relationship, and a smile that quite didn't reach his eyes. Yet inside there was a man who had loved deeply and lost everything. He was a loyal, hard-working, kind, generous, good-hearted fella who had no need for relationships or feelings. Until Olivia's flat tire, break up with Bennett, and the pretend boyfriend he promised to be to irritate the ex. The heart to heart talks between Olivia and Luke, and even with Bennett, the secrets and hidden thoughts they share, the life lessons they learn, and the a-ha moments with their lives they have were insightful, inspirational, and encouraging. I love it when a story speaks to my heart and Smooth-Talking Cowboy definitely did that to me. I fell in love with Olivia and Luke, with their loyalty, vulnerability, honesty, and eagerness to grasp for what life has to offer for them. There is so much passion, love, and tender feelings between them, so many swoon-worthy moments that had me sighing. They learn, grow, and develop as the story progress, yet their never loss that quirky banter and joy-filled humor that made me smile repeatedly. They might seem like the opposite at the first glance, but when they open up their hearts and minds to each other, there is likeness there and a conjunction that will last a lifetime. It is no secret that I adore Maisey Yates' writing, there is always something in her stories that hit me in my heart and stays there. Smooth-Talking cowboy is an alluring, unputdownable story that I highly recommend to all the readers who love tales with deep, ardent emotions and charming characters who are easy to relate to and who grow and thrive as the story progress. ~ Five Spoons!
beckymmoe More than 1 year ago
Loved! Everyone who read Christmastime Cowboy knew that Olivia's relationship with Bennett was missing something--I for one was beyond excited to see her get her HEA, and was so glad that it did not disappoint! (If you haven't read it, though, no worries--technically it's a different series anyway and everything you need to know about her prior relationship shows up here too.) Olivia and Luke were fantastic together, and obviously their relationship was a long time coming, even though both of them seemed determined to deny it as long as possible... (Fortunately for us, that wasn't very long!) I'll admit, I wasn't a huge Olivia fan in the beginning--at the book's start (and in the last book she showed up in) she was very prickly and proper and just didn't seem all that relatable. The more Ms. Yates brought us into her head, though, the more sympathetic Olivia became. Soon, thoughts like this made me an Olivia fan: Luke made a very masculine sound of satisfaction and stretched out on the bed beside her, above the covers, still unconcerned with the fact that he didn't have anything on. She was a bit concerned by it. Because she couldn't concentrate with him like that. Not at all. I hear you, sister. Like every other Maisey Yates book I've read (how on earth does she write such awesome books with fantastic characters so quickly? Not that I'm complaining, mind), Smooth-Talking Cowboy managed to make me laugh, swoon, and reach for a fan in equal measures. The Dodge brothers (Olivia's ex and his two older brothers) are clearly being set up as future series heroes (one of them with Olivia's boss Lindsey--woot!), and I. Cannot. Wait! Also--a (literal) bonus to this book--one of the Copper Ridge Desire's novels is included! Rebecca's brother (from Last Chance Rebel ) gets his own HEA in Seduce Me, Cowboy :) Rating: 4 1/2 stars / A- I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
LynnB888 More than 1 year ago
4 1/2 STARS! Opposites attract ... and turn into a sizzling duo in the kick-off to Maisey Yates's new Gold Valley series! If you've been reading the Copper Ridge series, you'll recognize a few characters that carry over into this new town. It's always fun to touch base with old couples that we've fallen in love with and see new ones start to form. The characters are down-to-earth and easy to get caught up in and I really enjoyed their story! Olivia Logan didn't expect her ex-boyfriend Bennett to actually let her walk away when she broke up with him. She really just planned to teach him a lesson about taking her for granted ... but it back-fired! She'd do just about anything for him to want a future with her ... even pretend to date one of his closest friends! Luke Hollister and Olivia are like oil and water. He's had a crush on her since the day he met her, but she's always been off-limits ... and totally not his type to boot! She wants his help making Bennett jealous ... and he wants her help getting her dad to sell a piece of property to him ... so why not! The more time they spend together, the more the sparks flying seem real!
ShaunaC1795 More than 1 year ago
I went in really thinking I was going to love this book. I detested Olivia in the beginning. She was so sure of herself and very snotty. Then as her character was more developed and opened more, then I started to like her a bit. Luke was the same start to finish once he opened his eyes. What I could not buy was this "love" they claimed to have for each other since she turned 18. That I couldn't believe as there were no inside thoughts or anything given that indication until once they realized they were in love. It was just a huge leap that I couldn't connect with. This is my first book by Maisy Yates and I would be open to more of them. She is very descriptive, sometimes too much in the wrong places, but nothing I couldn't get around. She does have character development, but then she seems rushed at one point to connect all the dots before the HEA happens. Overall, I would give this story a 3.5 due to the big leaps that I just couldn't imagine happening. She does weave a good story and I had no problems with her writings except for what is stated in this review.
AmyBosica More than 1 year ago
Overall, I thought this book was an ok read. The story-line was interesting and I enjoyed getting to know the characters. I thought this book was cute and had some nice steamy moments. And while I found this book enjoyable for the most part, something was just missing for me. I think this will be one of those books that will be a hit for some and a miss for others.
AmyBosica More than 1 year ago
Overall, I thought this book was an ok read. The story-line was interesting and I enjoyed getting to know the characters. I thought this book was cute and had some nice steamy moments. And while I found this book enjoyable for the most part, something was just missing for me. I think this will be one of those books that will be a hit for some and a miss for others.
book_junkee More than 1 year ago
The fake relationship trope is one of my favorites, so I was pretty excited to see what Maisey was going to do with it. I had liked Olivia from the snippets of her we got in the previous series. It was good to see that there was something more to her somewhat stiff and proper appearance. I loved her backstory and enjoyed seeing her loosening up even more. Luke is charming and of course there’s a story for him as well. Together they have excellent chemistry and the button pushing kept me amused. Plot wise, it wasn’t as angsty or miscommunication-y as I was expecting. Of course there’s the push off conflict, but it was resolved quickly and so satisfyingly. And the epilogue was adorable. Overall, it was a great start to a new series. I can’t wait to see who gets books, but I’m hoping Lindy and Wyatt set up next. **Huge thanks to HQN Books for providing the arc free of charge**
Alwaysahappyeverafter More than 1 year ago
Well I'm a sucker for a cowboy and a cowboy novel and this doesn't disappoint.   Luke and Olivia might not be an obvious couple to the people of Golden Valley but the heat between them is hot. Apparently this a standalone but I'm need to find out more about the Dodge clan.