Book Review: Rodeo Christmas at Evergreen Ranch by Maisey Yates


Rodeo Christmas at Evergreen Ranch by Maisey Yates

Gold Valley Novels, Book 13

HQN Books (10/26/21)

Western Romance/Holiday Romance

Gold Valley’s rodeo champion is facing the toughest challenge of his life—a Christmas wedding!

Legendary bull rider Jake Daniels has only one plan this Christmas—to ignore the pain the season always brings. Until his best friend, Callie Carson, shows up on his ranch with a marriage proposal. Jake has lived so close to the edge it’s a miracle he’s still alive—he knows all about risk. But marrying the woman he craves more than anything feels like the biggest risk of all.

Callie Carson may be rodeo royalty, but to fulfill her dreams of riding saddle bronc, she needs her inheritance. And to access that, she needs a husband. But Jake the husband is deliciously different from Jake the friend, especially after the wild heat of their wedding night. He was only supposed to be her cowboy for Christmas, but Jake’s every heart-stopping touch has Callie questioning how she’ll ever be able to walk away.

In bonus novella Her First Christmas Cowboy, Tala gets a surprise Christmas delivery—a cowboy on her doorstep!



Family, love, loss, overcoming the past

My first book by Maisey Yates and I’m coming into this series at book 13. I didn’t feel too lost this far into the series though I couldn’t figure out why Jake was so hurt over his parents death as it wasn’t recent. There seems to be more to their death circumstance than I got from this book. I did adore the character Jake; Callie was not a favorite, but the characters worked for me. I liked their chemistry together. The book didn’t read as smooth as I would have liked until later in the story. This is a story that centers on past heartbreak, taking a chance on love, and letting that love heal you.

Reviewed 12/14/21


Maisey Yates author photoMaisey Yates is a New York Times bestselling author of over one hundred romance novels. Whether she’s writing strong, hard working cowboys, dissolute princes or multigenerational family stories, she loves getting lost in fictional worlds. An avid knitter with a dangerous yarn addiction and an aversion to housework, Maisey lives with her husband and three kids in rural Oregon. Check out her website, or find her on Facebook.

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