We all have our own interpretation of what a cowboy truly is. In romance novels, we tend to gloss over the reality of what it takes to be a true cowboy. We take our fantasies seriously and dive in, head first and our cowboys have a lot to live up to.
What better way to start CLASSIC WEEK than sharing our thoughts about Cowboys!
But take it from this greenhorn, who once spent 2 hours in a saddle riding a tall horse named Champion over hills, through tunnels and along pastures of sunny downtown Burbank; the trail is a dust bowl of grit, horses are total fly magnets and without shade, the perspiration rate requires more than a woman’s Secret deodorant. In short, there is nothing really romantic about what cowboys do. Sigh….
But as readers, we suspend our disbelief and like to think of the cowboy, rancher hero as Adonis in leather boots. Okay, admit it. Who doesn’t love a hunky man who sports day old stubble, has incredible deep-set eyes and a rugged, muscled body? A man who saunters, knows no fear and can hold his liquor?
So, instead of thinking of grime and sweat when we think of cowboys, we think in other, more positive terms. Here are my truths about the Cowboy, whether present day or from the Old West.
Truth #1 –His sex appeal knows no bounds – He’s the kind of guy that makes a woman do stupid things.
Truth #2–He’s handsome – who can resist a man with a sharp profile, high cheekbones and deep penetrating eyes (that rake over the heroine at every opportunity)
Truth #3 — He’s built tough – like a Ford Truck, this cowboy is ripped and strong.
Truth #4 –He’s savvy – He’s no greenhorn and his intelligence keeps him in the $$ green $$
Truth #5 — He’s perceptive – He can read a woman’s desire and knows exactly what she likes. (We are talking behind closed doors)
Truth #6– He’s honorable. Even if he’s a bad boy, he will always uphold his honor.
Truth #7 — He’s charming – when he shows his softer side, he can (and will) charm the pants off the heroine.
Truth #8 – He’s not a fashionista – but when he tips his black Stetson he’s got your attention.
Truth #9 – He’s decent. It might take him a while to figure it out, but in the end, he will always do the right thing.
Truth #10 – He’s rugged and a man of the earth. He will die fighting for his land, his honor or the woman he loves.
I’m curious … what trait is most essential to you in a mate? Are there any other truths about Cowboys you would like to share?
To celebrate Classic Week and all of you, I’m giving away an advanced copy of The Secret Heir of Sunset Ranch (November release) and an e-copy of the The Cowboy Contract!! (Coming VERY soon)
My cover contest for THE COWBOY CONTRACT is ongoing until this Thursday!
Please Vote HERE if you haven’t already.