Saturday, July 4, 2020

Mini Review: The Bad Boy of Redemption Ranch by Maisey Yates

The Bad Boy of Redemption Ranch (Gold Valley #9) by Maisey Yates
Publication Date: June 23rd 2020 by HQN
Pages: 336
Source: Publisher
Rating: ½

About the book:

This rebel cowboy is looking for a fresh start—will he find more than he’s ever hoped for in Gold Valley?
Police officer Pansy Daniels is the poster girl for responsible behavior. Orphaned as a child, she has dedicated her life to safeguarding her local community. The last thing she needs is a hot-headed cowboy with attitude cruising into town. He may be her new landlord, but that’s no excuse for provoking her…or sending her heart into overdrive.
West Caldwell has come to Redemption Ranch to put his past behind him. Flirting with a pint-size police officer who thinks he’s bad news is definitely not part of the plan, but it’s deliciously easy to get under Pansy’s skin. Then West discovers the vulnerability Pansy keeps so well hidden, and suddenly this renegade cowboy is in over his head. In her arms, West feels like the man he always wanted to be—but can he become the man Pansy deserves?

My Thoughts:
I’ve enjoyed the Gold Valley Ranch series. Pansy and West’s romance was steamy and thankfully low on angst. West was such a sweetheart, patient with Pansy as she worked out her feelings, and I loved that he took in Emmett without hesitation. The small-town setting of Gold Valley described so beautifully it makes me want to pull up stakes and move to Oregon.

I love Maisey Yates’ writing, she brings her characters to life with emotion and relatable feelings. However, there was a lot of repeated internal dialogue that I feel could’ve been edited down. Still, the story was captivating, enjoyable, easy Summer reading. I look forward to Ryder and Sammy’s romance in The Hero of Hope Springs next!

3.5 Suns


  1. This sounds really good. Happy July 4th! I hope your day sparkles.

  2. I am glad you were able to enjoy in spite of the repeated dialogue.

  3. I read the first book in this series, and I liked it enough to want to read more. I thought the town had some interesting history and characters. Overwritten or books needing better editing are a pet peeve, but if the author can sweep me away emotionally, I can usually forgive it.

  4. I have only read one, but there are sure many more out there :D

  5. I am so happy that you enjoyed this one here. Love those reads that speak to us in this way.

    Great review.

  6. I really need to try something else by Yates. I DNF'd one by her last year but I was also in the midst of a big reading slump at the time so I'm sure that tainted my experience. This sounds like a sweet, low-angst story and sometimes that really hits the spot.