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A Few Things Cowboys Shouldn’t Do.
What’s not to love about romance novels and cowboys? There’s just something about the world wide appeal of a rugged man who knows how to handle himself in any situation. TEXAS WIDE OPEN, the first in my Texas Fever series, has a hero who’s worked really hard to hang on to his floundering horse ranch. With both parents dead, he’s struggled to keep the family ranch afloat and keep his pool-hustling sister on the straight and narrow. (Hard enough for any man, even if he is a hot and sexy cowboy. J)
My books are based in modern day Texas, but I thought today I’d give credit, via the YourDictionary.com site, to some of the cowboy wisdom that’s inspired thousands of books, movies, and TV shows. Some are funny and some are just down right good advice for us all. Enjoy!
Don’t squat with your spurs on. (Good advice)
Don’t let your yearnings get ahead of your earnings. (My daddy said something similar)
Don’t dig for water under the outhouse. (Just gross, that’s all I’m gonna say about that)
Don’t go in if you don’t know the way out.
Don’t mess with something that ain’t bothering you.
Never drive black cattle in the dark. (Never having driven cattle during the day or night, I can only assume this would be good advice.)
Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear or a fool from any direction. (Just play it safe and stay clear of any animal that’s bigger than you)
Never miss a good chance to shut up. (Advice I should take more often)
Never ask how stupid someone is ’cause they’ll turn around and show you. (So true)
Never ask a barber if you need a haircut.
Never slap a man who’s chewing tobacco. (Taking this one to heart)
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Katie Harris loved growing up on a ranch. She had her horse, the beautiful Texas prairie, and Cole Logan, the cowboy next door. But there are a lot of secrets hidden under a Texas sky…
Katie always knew she’d marry Cole one day—until he broke her dreams and her heart. But now that Katie’s father is sick, she’s back home, older, wiser and nowhere near the love-sick fool she once was.
Cole knows Katie doesn’t want anything to do with him. But after so many years, he can’t pretend she’s no more than a neighbor. Not when thinking about her cherry lip gloss and hell-for-leather passion is keeping him up all night. Holding his ground was hard enough when she was seventeen. Now that she’s her own woman, Cole’s heart doesn’t stand a chance…
“Passionate, gritty and fast paced…with a hot blooded, honorable hero to make every woman’s knees go weak.”—Diane Whiteside
Katie watched as Cole slowly turned, and at the sight of his bare chest, smooth and ripped with muscle, she locked her knees to keep upright. Instead of his inviting smile, there was a hardness she rarely saw that contrasted with the desire in his eyes.
Cole stood and stared. The silence between them crackled as if a whole conversation could be said without words.
Her breathing quickened as her nipples contracted into small, tight buds, sensitive to the brush of the cotton across them. She refused to hide her body’s reaction even as a flush of heat rushed to her cheeks. She’d been waiting all of her life for this moment. She was tired of hiding. She was ready. Unashamed, she gazed in his eyes and let the wealth of her feelings pour into her face.
Cole was no coward—he returned stare for stare—but she could see his jaw flex and knew he was pissed. She’d pushed him hard, but this was where the women separated themselves from the girls.
“I’m not a child any longer.” She took a step closer.
“And I told you, if you wear that shirt again, I’ll burn it,” he growled.
But Cole would have to do more than display a little anger to scare her. Before she lost courage, Katie crossed her arms and pulled.
She threw her shirt in his face, along with her challenge. “Go ahead and do it.”