The time it was about The True Cowboy of Sunset Ridge

Posted January 3, 2022 by Stacee in Blog Tours, Interviews | 0 Comments

When I got the invite to take part in the blog tour for The True Cowboy of Sunset Ridge, I couldn’t sign up fast enough.  I’m a huge fan of Maisey’s books and I had just finished reading it.  Spoiler alert, I loved it.

Before we get to Maisey’s mini interview, let’s check out the book!

Title: The True Cowboy of Sunset Ridge (Gold Valley #14)
Author: Maisey Yates
Pages: 384
Publisher: HQN
Pub Date: December 28, 2021
Find it: HQN | Indiebound | Bookshop | Goodreads

When a bull-riding champion is left holding his friend’s baby, could it be time to put down roots in Gold Valley?

Midwife Mallory Chance is ready for a fresh start in Gold Valley. And when she locks eyes with a handsome cowboy across the saloon, it feels like fate. After too many years wasted on her cheating ex, good girl Mallory is read to cut loose and prioritize herself. But when the dust settles on their hot night together, it turns out that her mysterious one-night cowboy is none other than her new landlord—and someone she’ll be seeing very regularly around Gold Valley.

Bull rider Colt Daniels has a wild reputation, but after losing his friend on the rodeo circuit, he’s left it all behind. If only he could walk away from his guilt as easily…or the temptation of Mallory. He can’t offer her the future she deserves—what does a cowboy with a heart as damaged as his know about forever? Then his friend’s tiny daughter ends up in Colt’s care. Colt has never wanted to rely on anyone, but he needs Mallory’s help taking care of the baby he’s beginning to love as his own. But is it all still temporary, or is it their chance at a forever family?

Sounds good, right?

1. Please give the elevator pitch for The True Cowboy of Sunset Ridge.

When Mallory Chance finally ditches her deadbeat boyfriend and moves to Gold Valley, Oregon to start over she’s ready for adventure. So when she locks eyes with a hot cowboy across the bar in town, she decides to throw caution to the wind and do something she’s never done before – have one hot night with a stranger.

But her hot night is complicated by the fact that it turns out her anonymous hook up is Colt Daniels – related to her brother by marriage, and also, her new landlord. And when Colt ends up caring for his deceased friend’s tiny baby, he needs help. But playing house with strong, handsome Colt makes Mallory long for things she thought she’d let go of. In the end will they be torn apart, or will they be able to set aside their grief and make a family?

2. Which came first, the characters or the plot line?

Colt and Mallory have both been in different books in the Gold Valley series, so they came first for me, and then when it was time to tell their stories, the plot came from them. That’s how it usually works for me, characters come in strongly first and then I figure out how to place them.

3. Why do you love Mallory and Colt and why should readers root for them?

Both Mallory and Colt have suffered a lot of loss in their lives, but they both give a lot to their families, but have a hard time accepting love for themselves. Also, there’s a gratuitous scene where Mallory walks in on Colt in the bath tub, and i was really rooting for them both there.

4. What was your last 5 star read?

I’m Only Wicked With You by Julie Anne Long. The hero, Hugh Cassidy is one of the best romance heroes I’ve ever read. He’s a rogueish American and the way he plays off of the very aristocratic heroine is so perfect. It’s breathtakingly romantic, and everyone should read it right now!

5. What is one thing about publishing you wish someone would have told you?

I’m glad that I didn’t know too much about publishing when I started out! I didn’t have any expectations, I was just amazed that someone thought my book was good enough for people to read. And when things get challenging in publishing – as they sometimes do – I try to go back to that simple thing. I get to write stories, and people read them. And it doesn’t get more amazing than that!


Maisey 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.

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Huge thanks to Harlequin for the invite and to Maisey for taking the time! The True Cowboy of Sunset Ridge is out now and the buy links are above.

Have you read this book or any other books from Maisey?

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