I’m really glad to be blogging at Pistols and Petticoats today. In fact, just thinking about westerns and romance has me thinking country and humming the old Willie Nelson tune, “My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys…”
For as long as I can remember, I’ve enjoyed a good western—whether it’s in the form of a book, movie or country song.
I cut my teeth on shows like Gunsmoke, The Lone Ranger, and The Big Valley. I must admit, though, Bonanza could sometimes be tough to watch. I used to cringe whenever Adam, Hoss, or Little Joe fell in love, because sure as shootin’, whenever that happened, you could be sure that the poor little woman was fixin’ to die…
But I’d watch the show anyway, pull out a hanky, and prepare for a good cry.
1. Cowboys believe in truth and justice
2. Cowboys choose to do whatever’s right—no matter what the consequence
3. Cowboys know how to kick back and have fun—Yee Haw!
4. Cowboys are tough on the outside and gentle within
5. Cowboys tame wild horses and bad hombres with their bare hands
6. Cowboys have a unique scent of leather and musk that can turn a woman’s heart on end
7. Cowboys are sexy and rugged and romantic
8. Cowboys know how to treat a lady
So when push comes to shove, the bad guys get their comeuppance, and the sun sinks low in the western sky, I want to climb on a horse behind a handsome cowboy, slip my arms around his waist, and ride off into the sunset.
Happy-ever-after doesn’t get any better than that.
Judy’s latest Special Edition, IN LOVE WITH THE BRONC RIDER, is a June 2008 release.
When Tori took the job at the Rocking C ranch, nobody told her an ornery cowboy came with it. As a former nurse, Tori new she could help Matt Clayton get back on his feet. The only obstacle was the injured bronc rider himself….
An accident may have ended his rodeo career, but Matt wasn’t one to back down from a challenge! Now one bossy redhead was about to meet her match! But Tori was hiding something.
Would Tori’s secret force her to leave Matt and the feelings he was awakening in her? Or could love work its healing magic on them both, making this a homecoming neither would forget?
The Texas Homecoming: There’s no better place for love.
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