The Reluctant Cowboy by Elizabeth A. Garcia Summary
Jed Petersen is an up-and-coming bull rider from Fort Stockton, Texas. He's courageous, stubborn, and daring. His overbearing father has groomed him all his life to become a national champion on the rodeo circuit, but that is his father's failed dream, not Jed's. Jed's Texas-sized heart holds horses and his best friend, Ron. His father's narrow-mindedness forces Jed to leave home and make his own way in the world. He works hard to find his place in it, with help from friends he meets along the way."The Reluctant Cowboy" will take you into the excitement and dust of rodeo arenas, into the rugged mountains of West Texas, and into the sensitive heart of an exceptional young man. It's more than a coming-of-age story, more than a love story, more than a compelling adventure. As one reviewer stated, "Just like 'The Beautiful Bones' (also by Elizabeth A. Garcia) I could not put the book down until it was completely read. Love is love no matter who experiences it."
The Reluctant Cowboy by Ann Staadt Summary
Anita Kinsmore sold her country inn, but the down payment melted away to pay her mothers medical and funeral expenses. Shes broke, needs a job, and answers an ad for a dude ranch manager in Colorado. The owner wants someone to keep the dudes out of his hair while he works in his veterinary practice. From his voice, Anita pictured Joe Harmon as short, heavy, and wearing run-over boots. A tall, handsome cowboy meets her at the Denver airport and whisks her off to his ranch. Joe offers her the job, but Anita is heartsick at the state of the guest facilities. Hes reluctant to spend money to upgrade the ranch. She says she cant take a position she doesnt believe in. Theyre attracted to each other, but Joes explosive temper drives them apart. First hes tender, then hes angry. Can Anita tame this wild cowboy, or should she move on to another job?
The Reluctant Cowboy by C. L. Ullman Summary
New York Millionaire, Cole Alexandar, is confident in the Board Room and the Bedroom. He's born into wealth and prestige but not love. Sierra Morgan is the epitome of a small Midwest town. She has the love of family and friends but hasn't met a man who sparks her desire. When she witnesses the intensity of the handsome strangers gaze, and he asks her to dance, her own desire is awakened. She accepts his offer and spends a memorable night with him. A chance meeting two years later will impact both of them as they can't deny the initial attraction they felt for each other. As they get to know each other they both are left wondering if they can make their relationship work, or are there more "Surprises" in store.
His Reluctant Cowboy by A. D. Ellis Summary
Out-and-proud volunteer dance instructor, Reid Alexander, is a California boy accustomed to living in flashy luxury. He is less than thrilled upon inheriting his late grandfather's South Dakota horse ranch. Yet he must endure three months of cowboy hell before he can even consider selling the property.As the ranch foreman, Walker Corrigan's entire life is Pine Ridge. When Reid arrives with cold-hearted plans to sell, Walker endeavors to endear the place to the younger man. Reid is unprepared for the sudden attachment to Walker, the land, and - unbelievably enough - the horses. Walker's long-suffering heart takes an unexpected gallop straight toward Reid. Both men are on-board with exploring their relationship, and Reid discovers ranch ownership is more gratifying than he'd once imagined.But Reid is forced to reconsider his place on the ranch when threats put the property and employees in danger. Menacing events call Reid's integrity into question, and he considers saving everyone the hassle and throwing in the reins. But how can he leave when his heart now feels at home on Pine Ridge Ranch and in Walker's arms?
Steve McQueen by Wes D. Gehring Summary
The poster-child victim of a dysfunctional family from Beech Grove, Indiana, Steve McQueen experienced an unsettled early life with a rebellious and alcoholic mother. McQueen channeled his difficult childhood into a masterful career on screen portraying tough, self-sufficient characters in such iconic films as The Magnificent Seven (1960), The Great Escape (1963), The Sand Pebbles (1966), Bullitt (1968). Gehring explores how McQueen rose from his days as a troubled youth into one of Hollywood’s top box-office stars, and how he attempted to ease the lives of other troubled youth. Gehring delves into McQueen’s early success, his rocky relationships with women, his sense of humor, his love of fast cars and motorcycles, and his often neglected acting.
The Last Good Cowboy by Kate Pearce Summary
The Morgan ranch has seen its share of bad times. But as the four Morgan brothers are drawn back to their childhood home, the nightmares of their past give way to the promise of a new beginning Ry Morgan has always had a thing for Avery Hayes one more hope his twin wrecked for him, pretending to be Ry to kiss her at the high school prom. Eight years later, Ry has had enough: he s quitting the pro rodeo circuit, moving home to California to mend fences, and letting his brother clean his up own messes for a change. Reclaiming Avery s stolen kiss is at the top of his agenda But Avery has changed. Her rodeo career ended with a fall that left her lucky to be alive, let alone walking. She hasn t been on a horse since, and between surgeries and fighting off everybody s pity she hasn t done much else either. Ry is strong, confident, and sexy as hell exactly what she thought she wanted at seventeen. Now, she ll have to protect the safe space she s made for herself or risk it all for a dream she thought would never come again If you love cowboys and who doesn t you ll love the Morgans! --Cora Seton," New York Times" bestselling author on "The Reluctant Cowboy""
The Maverick Cowboy by Kate Pearce Summary
The heartbreak of their childhood drove the Morgan brothers far from their family’s California ranch—and one another. But as they face the wounds of the past, each feels the land calling him home . . . Blue Morgan never thought he’d crave long days on horseback, working the cattle ranch where he grew up. But after a decade of getting shouted and shot at in the Marines, fresh air and hard work are just what he needs to settle his restless energy. Except no matter how hard he tries to focus, his mind wanders to the pretty, prickly new veterinarian instead. There’s no denying the spark between Jenna McDonald and Blue. But with her job at risk and her own family’s expectations to wrangle, Jenna isn’t looking for another sparring partner. Blue needs her expertise on horses. And if she can help solve his mother’s disappearance, she’s willing to pitch in. But she’ll leave his ideas about how love should be scheduled to him. Jenna is tired of being told what she can’t have—and ready to reach for what she wants . . . “If you love cowboys—and who doesn’t—you’ll love the Morgans!” —Cora Seton, New York Times bestselling author on The Reluctant Cowboy
The Cowboy's Reluctant Bride by Debra Cowan Summary
FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE... If there's one thing Ivy Powell hates it's accepting help! But after receiving menacing threats she's left with no choice but to make a proposition to a ruggedly handsome cowboy. The only problem is Ivy's first marriage destroyed her trust in men, and walking down the aisle again isn't something she'll undertake lightly.... When Gideon Black is asked to protect Ivy, he knows he can't refuse his friend's request. And yet she makes him desire things he never even knew he wanted! But Gideon has hidden his dark past from Ivy. When the truth comes to light, will their hasty marriage vows be enough to keep them together?
The Cowboy's Reluctant Bride by Katherine Garbera Summary
Monty Davison is a man on a mission: he’s determined to track down his fiancée, Risa Grant. Why did she leave Vegas so suddenly and without telling him? Okay, perhaps their engagement was a little hasty—in between deployments to Afghanistan and wearied and changed by the horrors of war, he grabbed at the chances of real life and happiness that she seemed to offer, by proposing after only one week of knowing her. But he was sure she shared his feelings of hope and excitement. What was so scary about loving him that made her want to bolt? Risa Grant has found sanctuary in Marietta, Montana, and the chance to heal. She’s opened a florist’s business and is settling down to life in the pretty, friendly western town, attempting to put the trauma of past behind her. Only she can’t erase the memory of Monty, the big, handsome, protective Marine who asked her to be his wife. She left without saying goodbye, without getting the chance to tell him what had happened, and now so much water has passed under their bridge that she doesn’t know if she ever can. When Monty finally finds Risa outside Marietta one chilly April evening, stranded and needing help, his protective instinct kicks in: she’s still as feminine, vulnerable and pretty as ever, and as ex-military he’s trained to come to the rescue. But a knight in shining armor seems to be the last thing that Risa wants right now, so where does that leave him?
Should've Been a Cowboy by Vicki Lewis Thompson Summary
Party organizer Tyler O'Connelli is on the fast track to her dream career. She's so close she can almost taste it. But when she returns to her family and sees her one-night stand, Alex Keller, all done up in his cowboy gear, her self-control is stretched to the breaking point…. They're worlds apart. She's a busy career girl, and Alex is a cowboy. But while getting together might not bode well for anything long-term, it more than makes up for it in sheer hot chemistry! Problem is, this is one wrangler she might want to get tied down—and tied up—to…indefinitely!
The Reluctant Cowgirl by Christine Lynxwiler Summary
Enjoy a front row seat as two reluctant lovers take center stage in award-winning author Christine Lynxwiler's latest riveting romance. New York actress Crystal McCord puts her career on hold to return home to Arkansas to help take care of her family's ranch. When she meets cowboy neighbor Jeremy Buchanan, sparks fly. But when Jeremy's never-before-mentioned family appears on the scene, he drops out of the picture. Will Crystal's country road home turn out to be a dead end? Is it time for a U-turn back to the Big Apple? Or will Jeremy manage to book her for an unlimited engagement?
The Cowboy by Philip Ashton Rollins Summary
Philip Ashton Rollins's remarkable book is perhaps the most accurate and detailed description of the real-life American cowboy ever written. Here he describes the beginnings of ranching in America, and how horses and cattle were raised. He details, with flair and expertise, everything about the cowboy and his work -- his tools and weapons, his clothes and tack, the specialized skills he perfected, and the life he led while on the range. He explains that there was really no typical American cowboy and definitively separates fact from legend. A wonderful resource for anybody who lives or loves the cowboy life, this book is an incredible record of these men, their lives, and their work. - Back cover.
A Cowboy for the Twins by Carolyne Aarsen Summary
Cowboy Daddy Shauntelle Dexter’s twin girls think they’ve found their perfect new dad in cowboy Noah Cosgrove. But how could she ever be interested in the man her family believes responsible for her brother’s death? Besides, while she’s putting down roots in Cedar Ridge, the big-city contractor will soon be hitting the highway straight out of town—until he’s roped into building Shauntelle’s dream restaurant. Working beside her reopens old wounds Noah would rather forget. But he doesn’t know real trouble until his mother and the twins join forces. One wily matchmaker, two precocious little girls and one beautiful woman may be more than a reluctant cowboy can resist.
Did You Say Baby?! by Lynn Miller Summary
HE DIDN'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT BABIES But now that pretty Rebecca Chandler had shown up at his ranch, complete with darlin' baby girl, J.D. McCoy was learning fast! SHE DIDN'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT COWBOYS But rugged J.D. sure did something to Rebecca's heart whenever he nestled baby Jessie in his well-muscled arms. COULD THEY LEARN HOW TO BE A FAMILY? Now that they were sharing a house, a little girl and a whole lot of pulse-pounding kisses, J.D. and Rebecca were about to discover just what it meant to be married with a baby. Only problem was convincing the reluctant cowboy to say "I do" for real!