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Unbroken Cowboy
Gold Valley / Dane's Book
Maisey Yates

April 23, 2019/ ISBN 9781335041128
Western Romance

Reviewed by Elise Cooper


Unbroken Cowboy by Maisey Yates is a strong relationship story. It delves into family connections, forgiveness, and making a new life after a curveball is thrown.

"I wanted to explore how the hero must deal with the fact that once he recovers his life will not look as it did before. I think he was wounded even before the accident. He always needed to prove something. He has a big ego and thinks of himself as tough. After his injury, he needs to figure out how to feel good about himself. Dane has to figure out a different place to put his values. I read a terrible story once because it taught a terrible lesson, that no one could recover from an injury that changes your life. People do not lose value because their abilities have changed. A better story is one that teaches to love oneself for who you are and that people should love you regardless of your abilities."

Dane Parker was one of the best rodeo bull riders until he received a devastating injury. His injuries have put him in a very dependent position. He hates that his life is altered forever. While recovering, he is living near Beatrix (Bea) Leighton who he has for years considered a good friend, almost like a kid sister. Her feelings have always been the direct opposite, where she has had a crush on him for years. Knowing he needs care, Bea treats him like one of her wounded animals that she has rescued and cared for. Thinking that Dane needs something purposeful to get him out of his self-pity Bea enlists his help in building an animal sanctuary. Spending time with her, talking and discussing matters, Dane starts realizing that his feelings are evolving to look at her as a woman instead of a young girl.

Bea has always been a sweet and caring person who takes care of all the wounded, animals, and humans alike. She is there to nurse all back to health. These quirky habits and independent strength drew Dane closer to her. He went from being a playboy that would flirt with anything, to being head over heels in love with Bea.

This series brings to life characters that readers will root for.

Reviewed 2019