Good Time Cowboy (Gold Valley Series #3)

Good Time Cowboy (Gold Valley Series #3)

by Maisey Yates

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In Gold Valley, Oregon, forbidden desire just might turn into the love of a lifetime…

When Lindy Parker lost her cheating husband, she gained a vineyard. She’ll do anything for Grassroots Winery, including teaming up with the hottest devil she knows, rancher Wyatt Dodge. Wyatt is her ex’s friend and has an ego as big as the bulls he rides. But in spite of that, disciplined Lindy has always wanted him…

Lightning struck Wyatt Dodge the first time he saw Lindy Parker. But there were two problems with that: she was married to his friend, and Wyatt doesn’t do strings. But now Lindy is free, and the two of them can finally explore the heat that’s burned between them for so long. But can Lindy make this good time cowboy decide on forever?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781335474612
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 08/21/2018
Series: Gold Valley Series , #3
Edition description: Original
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 138,593
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

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.

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Good Time Cowboy 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So well writen, great characters and story. Truly intense.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed Wyatt and Lindy's story. I started out wanting to smack him, but by the end wanted to hold him close. Lindy has her moments too. This one deals with two people, splintered since childhood and held together with a thick wall of ice. They each have parent issues and as a result had relationship issues too. The connection between them was electric, but it took five years for them to be ready for someone in such an encompassing way. Be sure to get your box of tissues. You'll need it by the time you find out exactly why Wyatt makes being a Good Time Cowboy an art form.
MalkaShayna More than 1 year ago
The first time that Lindy Parker and bull rider,Wyatt Dodge laid eyes on each other, they felt like they had been struck by lightning. Unfortunately at the time, Lindy was married to Damien, Wyatt's friend. However, five years later, Lindy is divorced from her cheating husband, but is the owner of his family's vineyard, Grassroots Winery and Damien's sisters stuck with her. Except for her brother, Dane, Lindy wants nothing to do with men, especially arrogant cocky bull riders, but to help the town of Gold Valley, she is working with Wyatt, now retired from the circuit and rebuilding the family ranch, to relaunch Get Out of Dodge. Wyatt hasn't forgotten her, and finds her pushing her buttons amusing and her prickliness a challenge. While they fight their attraction, it does not go unnoticed by those around them. But both are products of poor parenting, (I have been reading too many of these stories lately) and fear rejection, so both have put walls around their hearts. They both have secrets, which they find they reveal to each other, rather than their own families. But until they confront the pain that their parents caused them, they will never be free to open their hearts to love. Wonderful characters, with actual growth as the story progresses, lively banter and a compelling plot make this a appealing read. Comes with a bonus novella.
WhatsBeyondForks More than 1 year ago
Somehow I missed the release of the second book. Each book stands alone just fine, but I'll still have to go back and grab that one. This was Wyatt and Lindy's story. Without giving too much away, neither one of them wants anything to do with love let alone a relationship that is any kind of serious. So, they start a fling of sorts. It's not that easy though, and this story really pulls at the heartstrings. When it's not pulling, it's steaming up the pages. Good Time Cowboy by Maisey Yates was kindly provided to me by the author for review. The opinions are my own.
AAndrade More than 1 year ago
ShaunaC1795 More than 1 year ago
Just needed something more…. I enjoyed Lindy and Wyatt, but Lindy very much made Wyatt pay for the sins of her ex. I did enjoy their banter, but the plot seemed somewhat of a cookie cutter book. I would’ve like a new twist on a tale as old as time.
MTSmith More than 1 year ago
The past is merely a crutch that, at some point, must be set aside in order to experience real freedom. Wyatt and Lindy make for an interesting team. More prone to tease and argue than discuss and compromise, their joint business venture could either be a success or a complete failure. Beneath that surface though was a simmering attraction that both find difficult to give in to. Lindy's ex was Wyatt's friend, and her heart's been bruised too much by his infidelity and her upbringing. Wyatt's heart is closed off, a self-preservation method he utilizes because of his own past. But the shield their pasts offers only benefited them so much. Time and their heart's insistence that this is The One wore down that defense until there was no other recourse but acceptance. This is a frightening idea for people who have been let down and hurt. Give up control for a moment to acknowledge that this is more than attraction, more than sex. That it could maybe, possibly, is most likely, love. That forever isn't as scary as it might seem despite any rules laid down before engaging. Ms. Yates presents a love story that is years in the making due to Lindy's former relationship status. The end result was worth the time and efforts Wyatt and Lindy made fighting the inevitable. A good read for anyone familiar with this series and this author's writings, and a good starting point for anyone who isn't. If love and happily ever after is the ultimate goal, the journey there is worth experiencing. Received from publisher for an honest review
beckymmoe More than 1 year ago
For at least two books now (definitely for the other full-size Gold Valley books, IDK for sure about the novellas...they tend to focus more on the main couple, so that's mostly what I remember about them) I've been dying for Wyatt and Lindy's story. It was clear that there was something there--all that delicious antagonism on her part and snarky cockiness on his had to be going somewhere--and phew, what a place it got to! Good Time Cowboy was pretty much everything I could have hoped for with its angsty, enemies-to-lovers goodness :) As usual with a Maisey Yates book, even though you think you might know a character from the bit parts they play in another story, there's always so much more to them below the surface. Lindy and Wyatt are absolutely no exceptions to this rule--for them, issues in their pasts have caused both of them to shut others out, believing that anything that needs to be fixed can only be done by themselves alone. Outwardly they come off as totally different--Wyatt's a "good time" former rodeo star-turned-rancher who doesn't "do" relationships and Lindy's a divorcee who's thrown everything she has into making her business a success--but underneath they both have remarkably similar problems to resolve before they can let each other in. Whether they're snarking at each other, communicating via email, attempting to have a "no strings" relationship together, or just deep in conversation, I loved every second of these two on the page and can't wait to get glimpses of them together in future books :) Bring on Grant's book; I'm ready! (As usual, Good Time Cowboy should work fine as a standalone--though past characters show up, you don't have to have read their books to appreciate this one. I make no promises that those glimpses won't make you want to read their books, though!) Rating: 4 stars / A- I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
BooksAndSpoons More than 1 year ago
With the perfect balance of fun banter and humor, deep emotions and life lesson and passionate romance the Good Time Cowboy shoots straight into the hearts of the readers and takes a fast hold. I absolutely adored this story, each moment of it, bringing up all the feels and emotions to the surface. Lindy Parker and Wyatt Dodge have one of those connections that is tangible sizzling each time they just think of the other. The energy and attraction between them are palpable, undeniable, and fervent. They get each other, they recognize in the other the past hurt, disappointments, and heartache. There are moments between them that had me swooning hard and moments that brought tears to my eyes, there is an a-ha moment with Lindy that just blew me away, one of my favorite scenes in a book maybe ever. It just raddled me to the core. The family drama is heartbreaking. How the parents' choices shaped their children's lives even after childhood was long behind them, and still affected their decision making and even their happiness, was an eye-opening moment, so realistic and revealing. I have yet to read a book by the author that wouldn't have had me completely enamored. Maisey Yates writes about life and relationship in a way that readers all over the world can relate to the stories and reflect on them. She mixes deep emotions, life's struggles, humor, and romance in a perfect balance, always delivering the goods, leaving readers long for the next book. Thankfully, the wait is never that long. Good Time Cowboy was one of those stories that I have eagerly anticipated, and Lindy and Wyatt, they won my heart over ten-fold while they entertained and had me alternately laughing, swooning, and in tears holding my breath waiting to exhale. Absolutely a marvelous tale, just like all the other books in the series. ~ Five Spoons!
EileenAW More than 1 year ago
I totally enjoyed reading Wyatt and Lindy's story in Good Time Cowboy by Maisey Yates, book three of her Gold Valley series. This story deals with two people who have been splintered since childhood and held together with a thick wall of ice. They each have parent issues and as a result had relationship issues too. Wyatt couldn’t have been a sexier broken man & the chemistry between them was off the charts amazing. I loved how Lindy did everything she could think of in order to hide her weaknesses and how Wyatt decided he should help her. He believed she needed to stop in order for her to become happy again. It was a beautiful thing to finally read when Lindy finally let go of the hurt. Ms. Yates wrote an amazing story; filled with sexual chemistry, fun dialogue, and endearing characters. Be sure to get your box of tissues. You'll need it by the time you find out exactly why Wyatt makes being a Good Time Cowboy an art form. I seriously love Maisey Yates’ writing; she just pulls me into her amazing small town romances and Good Time Cowboy was no different. I highly recommend this book to other readers.
Catherine1979 More than 1 year ago
Another good book from this author and series. i really enjoyed all the back and forth between Lindy and Wyatt. I have been waiting for this book and I loved it. the banter had me laughing out loud and the emotions from their backstory were enough to break your heart. It is a really good read and will leave you feeling happy.
LynnB888 More than 1 year ago
Soul baring family drama! With the next in the Gold Valley series, Maisey Yates brings us Lindy and Wyatt's story. We knew it was going to be good from all of the fire they each put forward in hating each other in previous glimpses of them, but I wasn't expecting them to touch my heart so much. Both of them have a back story that defined them and made them into the person they are today ... and also made them think they weren't worthy of the love they grow to feel for one another. The family camaraderie is very warm-hearted, the past confessions define the character in a way we couldn't have predicted, and the passion they share with one another is magical. Really loved their story! Lindy Parker is putting her heart and soul into making Grassroots Winery better than ever before, and she will do just about anything to make sure it succeeds ... obviously, if she's willing to partner with her cheating ex-husband's friend Wyatt Dodge. He's just about the most arrogant man she's ever met, and just as much of a womanizer as her ex. She can't stand him, but if partnering with his ranch will make a success out of the winery she got from her husband in the divorce settlement, she'll bite her lip and pretend for all she's got! Wyatt Dodge comes off as a sure of himself guy who goes through women like nobody's business ... but there's a side to him that no one ever sees. He had a reason for hitting the rodeo circuit at seventeen and never looking back, and being back on the ranch and trying to make it a success brings all of the old baggage to the surface time and time again. Lindy might hate him, but he came alive the very first time he laid eyes on her. She can fight it all she wants, but they are destined to cause an explosion of desire one day soon!
bsnksmom More than 1 year ago
Wow! This story reached out and grabbed me from the start. Lindy and Wyatt's connection was beyond intense. Maisey Yates has turned in another beautiful romance. Lindy Parker may not like bull riders, thanks to her cheating ex husband who represented several of them, but she knows partnering with Wyatt Dodge will be good for business - hers and his. Can she ignore her blazing attraction to him long enough to see her winery reap the benefits? Does she even want to ignore it? Wyatt has wanted Lindy since the first time he saw her. Unfortunately, she was married to his friend at the time. Now she's not, but she still seems unattainable. Can he convince her that they can enjoy each other without it being a big deal? What happens when it becomes a big deal anyway.
Reads_Romance More than 1 year ago
I was in the mood for a good cowboy romance. I have read amazing reviews for Maisey Yates' previous books and Good Time Cowboy sounded like it would be right up my alley. I was expecting a light, fun, cowboy romance but what I got was so much more. Good Time Cowboy is a gorgeous story about two people with deep emotional scars with a palpable and deep connection to each other. Lindy is a rigid divorcee vineyard owner partnering with the sexy owner of the ranch next door, Wyatt, to enhance both of their businesses. Somehow, Yates made Lindy both uptight and completely relateable. I loved Lindy and even though we have completely different backgrounds and personalities, I related to her on a personal level. Lindy is so self-reliant and contained, it was an absolute delight watching her open up. Wyatt was an interesting character. He gives off the easygoing cowboy act but his demons were actually much more serious with bigger roots. I think his character development was pure gold if a little rushed at the end. My favorite part about him is his unwavering support and respect of Lindy as both a person and a business woman. One of my favorite parts of this book was the more mature ages of the characters. Lindy and Wyatt are both well into their 30s and I felt like I was reading about adults. They both had established businesses and responsibilities, their relationship was important but not the only thing in either of their lives. Overall this book was a delight and I would can't wait for the next book in the series. This was my first Maisey Yates novel and it sure won't be my last! **I received an ARC of this book in order to provide an honest review**
mamalovestoread22 More than 1 year ago
After a devastating divorce Lindy Parker has been left a wounded woman who has no plans on welcoming love back into her life ever again; at one point in time she had everything she thought she could want, but little did she know her husband wasn't on the same page, so he shut the book on them and moved on before the ink was dry on their divorce papers. In the last year she has begun to piece herself back together again, easing her pain by pouring all of her energy and free time into her winery, and also working on a new business collaboration she has going with a ranch down the road. But working alongside Wyatt Dodge hasn't been a walk in the park, the man is infuriating, and also happens to be friends her traitorous ex-husband; not to mention fighting a serious attraction to him has her heart and mind working double time! She was adamant when she said she didn't want to love again, but unfortunately for her, her heart didn't get the the memo! From the first time his eyes landed on Lindy, Wyatt Dodge knew she was a special woman, her beauty radiated off of her, but unfortunately for him she walked into the waiting arms of his best friend, and from that point on she was hands off. But his buddy didn't appreciate what he had and he lost her, and his families winery to boot, so now lucky for Wyatt, that winery has brought her to his doorstep, and hopefully eventually into his arms. But first he has to convince her to shake off that preconceived notion she has about him... and that could prove to be harder than he ever anticipated! Within the pages of Good Time Cowboy you will find a wonderfully crafted tale, about two wounded souls that have lost their way; not realizing that their "sworn enemy" holds the keys to not only righting their askew path, but also the keys to a life neither thought they'd ever have. From the moment these two wandered onto the page you could feel the sparks bouncing around between them, and also a lot of distaste, Wyatt was supposed to be the enemy, but as much as Lindy tried to dislike him the handsome cowboy found a way past her radar every darn time! I am a sucker for western romance and smooth talking cowboys, and I have to say this one definitely had it all, as well as, a few surprises too!! Highly recommend you meet Wyatt and Lindy their charming story will melt your heart, and leave your smiling!!
book_junkee More than 1 year ago
I have been waiting for Lindy’s story for about 3 books now and somehow, I was a little disappointed. I loved Lindy and Wyatt. They’re both so stubborn and they have excellent banter and chemistry. I loved the button pushing. Of course it’s always fun to see how the previous couples are doing. Plot wise, it felt really repetitive. There were long blocks of inner monologue and a lot of pushing away. I thrive on dialogue and maybe that’s where my interest fizzled. There were a lot of feelings to work through and backstory to overcome. I guess I was expecting a bit more fluffiness from these two. Overall, it was a good story and I’m so happy they got their HEA. I’m eager to get to Grant’s story. **Huge thanks to HQN Books for providing the arc free of charge**
AmyBosica More than 1 year ago
Good Time Cowboy is the perfect read for a hot summer day… Good Time Cowboy is the third book in the Gold Valley Series, but it can be read and enjoyed as a stand-alone novel. Good Time Cowboy follows the story of Wyatt and Lindy. Lindy is trying to move on from the divorce of her husband. While she may have lost his lying, cheating self; Lindy gained his family and the vineyard. There’s nothing Lindy won’t do to see the vineyard succeed. And if she has to team up with her ex’s bff, then she’ll do just that…Wyatt is everything Lindy shouldn’t want, but can’t stay away from. He’s her total opposite. And even though these two should stay away from one another the fire between them is just to hot to let burn out… Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I loved the writing and the story-line sucked me in. I really enjoyed Lindy and Wyatt together. I thought they had great banter and I loved their chemistry. Their story had just the right mix of steam and drama. I enjoyed watching Wyatt and Lindy navigate their way to a happily ever after and I couldn’t put their story down. Good Time Cowboy is the perfect read to spend the day getting lost in. Oh, and there’s a bonus novella at the end that was a fun little treat.