10 Reasons to Love Cowboy Heroes
by Maisey Yates, author of Cowboy Christmas Redemption
Do you love Western heroes? Well, so do we and we were so lucky to chat with author and cowboy fan Maisey Yates to discuss why you can’t go wrong with a hero on horseback!
There are SO many reasons to love a cowboy, but today I’m giving you my top ten reasons!
I won’t lie, I’m a sucker for a cowboy hat, boots, some tight jeans and a belt buckle. Now, I’m from the country, and I spent a lot of years lying to myself about this. After all, we used to call Wranglers “Stranglers” with much disdain, but now that my tastes have matured, I appreciate the, ahem…virtues of the gear.
Rough, masculine hands courtesy of hard labor. It speaks of his dedication to the land and, well, it’s just sexy.
Is there anything sexier than a well-placed “ma’am” or “darlin’”? Having the door opened for you? I know I have a soft spot for those things.
Watching them ride
Because there’s nothing hotter than a man who was born to ride doing his thing. Plus his connection with horses says a lot about him.
They usually live in small towns
I’m from a small town, so for the first few years of my writing career I had a resistance to writing about them. But writing about them reminds me of all the reasons I love my own. Small towns aren’t perfect. They aren’t just full of shiny happy people. They’re filled with individuals. Weirdos who just want to be alone, hippies, rednecks, former city people. Nice people, mean people and, yeah, a nosy neighbor or ten.
But it’s also a place where people still wave at you when they drive past, and where someone will lend a hand when you need it.
The practical stuff
Life on the ranch is tough, and you have to be self-sufficient. A cowboy has to know how to get things done, from basic home repairs to emergency calf deliveries. Basically, if you need something done, he’s your man.
He knows how to tie a good knot
I mean…so does a Boy Scout, but the cowboy outfit is an upgrade. And hey, you never know when the skill might come in handy.
The song “Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)”
It becomes an even more exciting song if you’ve read a few cowboy romances.
A cowboy is a law unto himself
The world has moved on, sure, and a cowboy might even carry an iPhone, but the fantasy cowboy hearkens back to a more lawless time, and the modern cowboy hero carries that air with him. A man’s man who opens the door for you and tips his hat, and who can get away with saying some outrageous things. (And I LOVE a hero who says outrageous things!)
He’s the kind of guy you can have your happily-ever-after with
The kind of guy who still believes in family, in marriage…and in keeping marriage vows. In short, he’s a true hero, and he makes for a wonderful fantasy.
So, what are the reasons you have for loving a cowboy? Got any more to add?
My latest cowboy romance, Cowboy’s Christmas Redemption from HQN Books, is out now! And Rancher’s Wild Secret, my first book in the Gold Valley Vineyards miniseries from Harlequin Desire will be available November 2019! Download and read the sampler below for extended excerpts!