10 Reasons I Love True Cowboys by Linda Lael Miller
by Linda Lael Miller, author of Once a Rancher
- True cowboys are unabashedly, unapologetically male. They are at ease in their minds, as well as their bodies.
- True cowboys live by a code of honor. (Yes, there really is a Code of the West.) If a true cowboy gives his word, he’ll keep it, come hell or high water.
- True cowboys don’t whine. They figure their own problems are just that—their own problems.
- True cowboys look really, really hot in jeans, even old ones. (And especially from the back.)
- True cowboys genuinely love animals and treat them humanely, always.
- True cowboys have a sense of humor—usually a dry one. If the joke is on them, they’ll laugh right along with everybody else, and mean it.
- True cowboys love their country, warts and all. They take off their hats when the flag is raised or the national anthem is sung or played. They cherish freedom and greatly respect those who have defended and continue to defend the basic rights of every citizen.
- True cowboys have old-fashioned manners. They open doors for ladies and for their elders—and for anyone who just happens to need their help for some reason. They will never sit while a lady or an older person stands, and they still tip their hats and say, “Ma’am.”
- True cowboys are sexy (see #1).
- True cowboys are sportsmen and athletes. They are so at home in the saddle that they are one with the horse.
Readers, why do you YOU love true cowboy heroes?
About Once a Rancher:
SLATER CARSON might be a filmmaker by trade, but he’s still a cowboy at heart—and he knows the value of a hard day’s work under the hot Wyoming sun. So when he sees troubled teen Ryder heading down a dangerous path, he offers the boy a job on the ranch he shares with his two younger brothers. And since Ryder’s guardian is the gorgeous new Mustang Creek resort manager, Grace Emery, Slater figures it can’t hurt to keep a closer eye on her, as well…
GRACE EMERY doesn’t have time for romance. Between settling into her new job and caring for her ex-husband’s rebellious son, her attraction to larger-than-life Slater is a distraction she can’t afford. But when an unexpected threat emerges, she’ll discover just how far Slater will go to protect what matters most—and that love is always worth fighting for.