A Wonderful Cowboy for Every Mood
by Maisey Yates, author of Want Me, Cowboy
I write a whole lot of cowboys. But it never gets old. And that’s because there’s not just one kind of cowboy. Whatever you’re in the mood for, there’s a cowboy for you. I’ll name just a few of the cowboy hero types that you can find out there.
First, you have the upstanding, upright cowboy. If this were the Wild West, he would be the sheriff. Bennett Dodge from Untamed Cowboy is definitely that hero in my Gold Valley series. A veterinarian and a rancher, Bennett runs a business with his best friend Kaylee. His entire life is turned upside down when he finds out he has a fifteen-year-old son that he never knew about. Being the good guy that he is, Bennett immediately tries to become the father that his son has never had. And along the way, he becomes more to Kaylee than just a friend…
But it’s not all good guys out here in the West, cowboys can be bad boys too. My hero Wyatt Dodge in Good Time Cowboy is definitely a bad boy. Sexy as sin with a devil-may-care attitude, he’s a cocky ex-bull rider with a healthy dose of ego. And it definitely gets on heroine Lindy Parker’s nerves. But to me, that’s half of the appeal of the bad boy—when he meets a woman who might be wildly attracted to him…but isn’t afraid to call him out when he needs it. With Lindy, Wyatt definitely meets his match in more ways than one!
My hero, Grant Dodge, from A Tall, Dark Cowboy Christmas is another favorite of mine—the tortured cowboy hero. Grant has been through hell and is fighting his way back after the loss of his wife and high school sweetheart. He definitely isn’t looking for love, and that to me is one of the best things about a hero like Grant. He doesn’t think he can have anything good, so blindsiding him with the love and admiration of a good woman is actually like furthering his torture. When Grant meets McKenna, his world is turned upside down again, this time with something good. And he has to decide he’s brave enough to take it. Though it may take a Christmas miracle to get him there.
It’s not always rugged on a ranch, either. Isaiah Grayson, the hero of Want Me, Cowboy isn’t just a rancher. He’s also Poppy’s billionaire boss. He’s rich, he’s powerful, he’s not very good with people. And that’s where his faithful assistant comes into play. When Isaiah decides that he wants to find a wife, Poppy is tasked with helping him out. But she’s always been in love with her difficult boss. And when he fails to find a suitable bride, he asks her if she’s up for the challenge. But can she marry him, even knowing that it’s for convenience and not for love?
About Want Me, Cowboy:
and she wants the job!
Poppy Sinclair kept her feelings for Isaiah Grayson secret for a decade. When her infuriatingly gorgeous Stetson-wearing boss enlists her help in finding him a convenient wife, she threatens to quit. Until Isaiah counters with an interesting proposal: Why doesn’t she marry him? Can she say yes to sharing his life and his bed, but not his heart?