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Booksparks is at it again with another....
It's time for another FABULOUS #PopUpBlogTour thanks to the wonderful folks at Booksparks who are eager to put YOU right there with the best of the best of recently released titles. Take today's for example...it's the latest addition to author Maisey Yates' Gold Valley series, and is heart-meltingly yummy in SO Many ways! What...what's that face for? You have your doubts? Pfft! You HAVE read her work before, right...because if not that TOTALLY explains it, but I'm not one to really judge in that area seeing as it took me long enough to take the plunge into these rancher ridden tales (still don't care for the gear that goes along with the role, sorry not sorry!), but I CAN say that I've not looked back once! So, if you're ready to discover your next MUST READ, ladies and gents, cowboys and cowgirls, cozy up in your favorite reading spot as we explore...
A Gold Valley Novel, Book 2
About the book...
In Gold Valley, Oregon, love might be hiding in plain sight…
Some things are too perfect to mess with. Bennett Dodge’s relationship with Kaylee Capshaw is one of them. They work together at their veterinary clinic and have been best friends for years. When Bennett’s world is rocked by the appearance of a son he didn’t know he had, he needs Kaylee more than ever. And he doesn’t want anything else to change. But then Kaylee kisses him, and nothing will ever be the same…
Kaylee’s done her best to keep her feelings for the man she’s loved since high school hidden away, but one unguarded moment changes everything, and now there’s no more denying the chemistry that burns between them. But the explosion of desire changes all the rules, and what’s left could destroy their bond—or bring them to a love that’s deeper than she ever imagined…
This one had me from the word go!
Picture it...a girl and guy friendship that's been built from the early teens. They run in the same social circles, help each other out, bring the other up when they are down and celebrate their wins as much if not more so than anybody else. Their life paths haven't diverted for nary a second straight through adulthood...but their hearts, now that's a different matter all together. Kaylee has carried a flame for Bennett from the start, but with her rocky home life, she couldn't bare to lose the one person she felt connected to if those feelings weren't mutual. Bennett convinced himself from the moment he saw her sad face in childhood that he would be the one to make her smile, but committing in the relationship department is hard for him because he needs order, planning, and love can be so...messy. Yeah, he has baggage that needs to be unloaded too, but that simply made his decision once upon a time to keep Kaylee as his best friend ever THAT much easier. Thing is...these two are a match made in heaven if they can ever come together...and it might just take a monkey wrench (hey Dallas!) in the most unexpected form to make that happen...with firework worthy results!
Like I said, SOLD FROM GO! I adored the characters, the depth the author gave to them, and watching them work through their issues from the past towards a potentially glorious future. You would have never pegged Bennett for someone with a secret, but the one he kept was a doozy! Learning of Kaylee's struggles was heartbreaking, but watching her bond with Dallas was smile inducing...as was when he would get the best of her! The Dodge's are certainly a colorful bunch, but they have the biggest hearts, and anyone would be lucky to know them, let alone be apart of their family, because once you are...they'll never let you go.
So, if you're in the mood for years of longing coming to the point of no return, a past secret coming to light in a whole new way, and characters you'll love from the big (Bennett...*sigh*) to the small (so many animals to love!), this is definitely a book that should be on your TO READ list.
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.
Special thanks to the Booksparks (and the Booksharks!) crew and the Harlequin Books team for the chance to bring this #PopUpBlogTour to you as well as the ARC copy for review. (THANK YOU!) for more information on this title, the author, the series, the publisher, this promotion, or those on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above. This title is available now via HQN, so be on the lookout for it on a bookstore shelf or virtual retailer of your choosing.
Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!