🐎Friday Faves! 5 of My Favorite Cocky Cowboy Romances by Harper Sloan, Kristin Vayden, Karina Halle, Tessa Layne & Lex Martin!🐎


Hey y’all…happy Friday! I’m gonna make this short and sweet. We just learned that my hubby may need surgery. It’s been a tough week and frankly, I’m freakin’ exhausted!

Here’s FIVE of my favorite COCKY COWBOY romances…yee haw! (Yes, I live in Texas, no we don’t actually say “yee haw”!) Anyway, I hope you find something drool worthy. FYI: These were all 5 star reads for me.

Have a great weekend and happy honky tonk reading!😎



Lost Rider (The Coming Home Series Book 1) by Harper Sloan

In Lost Rider, the first Western romance in New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Harper Sloan’s Coming Home series, an injured rodeo star encounters an old flame but will she be just what he needs to get back in the saddle?

Maverick Austin Davis is forced to return home after a ten-year career as a rodeo star. After one too many head injuries, he’s off the circuit and in the horse farming business, something he’s never taken much of a shine to, but now that it’s his late father’s legacy, familial duty calls. How will Maverick find his way after the only dream he ever had for himself is over?

Enter Leighton Elizabeth James, an ugly duckling turned beauty from Maverick’s childhood—his younger sister’s best friend, to be exact, and someone whose heart he stomped all over when she confessed her crush to him ten years back. Now Leighton is back in Maverick’s life, no longer the insecure, love-stricken teen—and Maverick can’t help but take notice. Sparks fly between them, but will Leighton be able to open her heart to the one man who broke it all those years ago?

Written in the vein of Diana Palmer and Lindsay McKenna, this Texas-set series is filled with sizzle, heart, and plenty of cowboys!


Heart of a Cowboy (Elk Heights Ranch) by Kristin Vayden

A stubborn cowboy has sworn never to forgive or forget—but one special woman may find a way to change his mind . . .
Hospice nurse Laken Garlington helps people face the end with peace and dignity, surrounded by their loved ones. But the son of her new patient didn’t come home to reunite with his dad. So why is Cyler Myer back in horse country? It’s clear the sexy, six-three hunk with the steely eyes has a score to settle, and Laken doesn’t plan on being collateral damage . . . no matter how irresistible she finds the prodigal cowboy.

Dying is too good for the father Cyler will never forgive—not in this lifetime.
Showing up at his family’s Washington State ranch is the first step in his plan. But revenge takes a back seat to desire when Cyler meets a bossy beauty who arouses feelings he isn’t ready to face. As they work together to save an ailing mare, Cyler realizes he must decide where his true destiny lies. With
darkness . . . or with the woman who offers the promise of redemption with every kiss.



Wild Card (North Ridge Book 1) by Karina Halle

What would you give up to have a second-chance at a once-in-a-lifetime love?

Wild Card is a STANDALONE SECOND-CHANCE ROMANCE from the NYT bestselling author of The Pact and Before I Ever Met You. 

Rough, raw & rugged.
As the man in charge at Ravenswood Ranch, Shane Nelson has never been afraid to get his hands dirty. His sculpted physique isn’t the product of a gym, but of years of hard labor under a relentless sun. His straightforward, alpha tendencies come from a man who knows what he wants and goes after it.
And what he wants is Rachel Waters.
He’s never stopped wanting her.
They were childhood best friends, then teenage lovers who evolved into soulmates. But on one fateful night, Shane made a grave mistake, breaking both their hearts in the process.
Now, after six years, Rachel is back in the small, wild mountain town of North Ridge, BC.
Ready to face her past.
Ready to face Shane.
Ready to face his dark secret.
But is a second-chance at a one true love in the cards? Or will their wild hearts be broken once again?
WILD CARD IS A COMPLETE STANDALONE NOVEL and the first book about the Nelson Brothers of North Ridge



Prairie Heat (Cowboys of the Flint Hills book 1) by Tessa Layne

Blake Sinclaire has the perfect plan to reclaim the land Warren Hansen stole from his father. The only problem? Warren’s daughter, sexy super-scientist Maddie, stands in the way. The only other problem? He wasn’t supposed to fall in love.

A standalone, modern-day Hatfields & McCoys filled with family feuds, fake engagements, explosive secrets, memorable side-characters, and a Happily Ever After that will make you swoon.

Author Questions
Q: What makes the Cowboys of the Flint Hills series special?
Cowboys of the Flint Hills is a contemporary western romance series that embraces small town life in the heart of the wild west. It’s deeply rooted in history and place, and the weather is as wily and unpredictable as some of the characters. In this contemporary western romance series, I highlight everything I love about living in a small town in the west: family, community, kindness, & respect. The setting provides an exciting backdrop to contemporary romances about sexy cowboys with tender hearts and the strong, sassy women who love them.

Q: Who would enjoy these books?
Cowboys of the Flint Hills is a cowboy romance series written for anyone looking for love in a small town. If you love Cora Seton and the residents of Chance Creek, you might fall in love with Prairie. It’s a town where everybody knows your name and love always wins! Many of my readers also enjoy the books of Vivian Arend, Lorelei James, Maisey Yates, Kate Pearce & Janet Evans.

Q: What order should I read the books in?
Each story is a standalone that wraps up with a happily ever after! If you want to read them in chronological order I suggest this the following (But you don’t have to read them in that order!)

* Prairie Heat (Blake Sinclaire & Maddie Hansen)
* Prairie Passion (Brodie Sinclaire & Jamey O’Neill
* Prairie Desire (Ben Sinclaire & Hope Hansen)
* Prairie Storm (Axel Hansen & Haley Cooper)
* Prairie Fire (Parker Hansen & Cassidy Grace)
* Prairie Devil (Colton Kincaid & Lydia Grace)

Q: Are there crossovers with other series?
Yes! Meet the Heroes of Resolution Ranch in my military heroes series.
*A Hero’s Honor (Travis Kincaid & Elaine Ryder)
* A Hero’s Heart (Sterling Walker & Emma Sinclaire)
* A Hero’s Haven (Cash Aiken & Kaycee Starr)
* A Hero’s Home (Jason Case & Millie Prescott



Reckless by Lex Martin

For the record, I’m not going to hook up with my boss.

I’m a lot of things—a screwup, a basket case, a flunky. But when I take a nanny job to be near my pregnant sister, I swear to myself I’ll walk the straight and narrow, which means I cannot fall for my insanely hot boss.

I don’t want to be tempted by that rugged rancher. By his chiseled muscles or southern charm or the way he snuggles his kids at bedtime. Ethan Carter won’t get the key to my heart, no matter how much I want him.

Between us, she’s the last thing I need as I finalize my hellish divorce.

What sane man trying to rebuild his life wants a hot nanny with long, sexy hair, curves for miles, and a smart mouth? A perfectly kissable, pouty mouth that I shouldn’t notice.

My focus is on my kids and my ranch, not the insufferable siren who sleeps in the room next to mine. It doesn’t matter that she wins over my kids in a heartbeat or runs my life better than I do. Tori Duran is the one woman I can’t have and shouldn’t want, no matter how much I crave her.

Do you like reading western romances? 





  1. OMG TRisy! Is it suddenly hotter in here???? I love cowboy romances even if I don’t read enough of them. One of my favorite is Wilde For You by daisy Prescott!

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