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5 Stars for THE HERO OF HOPE SPRINGS by Maisey Yates

The Hero of Hope Springs by Maisey Yates

Will Gold Valley’s most honorable cowboy finally claim the woman he’s always wanted?
For as long as brooding cowboy Ryder Daniels has known Sammy Marshall, she has been his sunshine. Her free spirit and bright smile saved him after the devastating loss of his parents and gave him the strength to care for his orphaned family. Only Ryder knows how vulnerable Sammy is, so he’s kept his attraction for his best friend under wraps for years. But what Sammy’s asking for now might be a step too far…
Something has been missing from Sammy’s life, and she thinks she knows what it is. Deciding she wants a baby is easy; realizing she wants her best friend to be the father is…complicated. Especially when a new heat between them sparks to life! When Sammy discovers she’s pregnant, Ryder makes it clear he wants it all. But having suffered the fallout of her parents’ disastrous relationship, Sammy is wary of letting Ryder too close. This cowboy will have to prove he’s proposing out of more than just honor…

The Hero of Hope Springs (Gold Valley, #10) by Maisey Yates
Series: Gold Valley #10.5
Published by HQN Books on July 28, 2020

Genres: Contemporary Romance, Small Town Romance, Western Romance

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I received a complimentary ARC from HQN in exchange for an honest review.



Eileen's Thoughts

Maisey Yates wrote an intense, emotional, amazing love story in The Hero of Hope Springs, part of her Gold Valley series.

For as long as Ryder Daniels has known free spirit Sammy Marshall she has been his sunshine. She and her bright smile has saved him after losing his parent and has given him the strength to take care of his orphaned family. It was a lot, especially emotionally, for an eighteen year old, ready to fly from the nest, to deal with.

Only Ryder knows that the person Sammy appears to be is an act; she is vulnerable and broken. He has kept his attraction for his best friend a secret for years. Sammy loves living a bohemian, arty life style and came to Hope Springs to escape the abuse from her father and lack of protection and love from her mother. There she found a home and a family that loved her.

Yet, all this time, Sammy believes something is missing from her life and asks Ryder to help her. She soon learns that asking Ryder to father a child with her is complicated; especially when the heat between them ignites a spark, setting off fireworks. Not to mention the sizzling chemistry and electricity pouring off them.

As potent as Ryder is, you know he will get Sammy pregnant the first time, before she decides to change her mind; which of course happens. Discovering Sammy is pregnant, Ryder informs her he wants it all. The fallout from her parents’ abusive relationship, Sammy is fearful of letting Ryder too close. Ryder is going to need a few grand gestures to convince Sammy that he’s not proposing because he feels honor bound. Sammy is going to need to learn to trust herself, her feelings, and Ryder.

 Ms. Yates wrote a wonderful, intense, emotional and sizzling story that should not be missed. She provided a tale rich with magnetism, chemistry, and charming characters giving Ryder and Sammy a chance to find that happily ever after. I highly recommend The Hero of Hope Springs to other readers.



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Reviewer: Eileen is a retired high school teacher who has loved reading all of her life and goes everywhere with a book. She enjoys reading Contemporary Romance, Historical Romance, Romantic Comedy, Romantic Suspense, Women’s Literature, YA, NA, Fiction, Historical Fiction, and Cozy Mysteries. She likes strong heroines, hot heroes and a story that draws her in, not letting go until the last page is turned. She lives in Minnesota with her husband, pup, and near her four adult children.


About Maisey Yates

Maisey Yates

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.

In 2009, at the age of twenty-three Maisey sold her first book. Since then it’s been a whirlwind of sexy alpha males and happily ever afters, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. Maisey divides her writing time between dark, passionate category romances  set just about everywhere on earth and light sexy contemporary romances set practically in her back yard. She believes that she clearly has the best job in the world.

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