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One Hot Cowboy Wedding
by Carolyn Brown
Hello everyone! It’s a pleasure to make a stop here at Night Owl Reviews on my blog tour for One Hot Cowboy Wedding, the fourth book in the Spikes & Spurs series.
It appears that there are folks out there who have fallen in love with my sexy cowboys and want a rule book or at least a list of the top ten rules for catching a cowboy of their own. After much thought, I’ve come up with something that I hope helps.
There is an old saying that goes like this, “There is only ever one girl that can hold a cowboy’s heart.”
If you want to be “the one” then you’ve got to know the ropes, and I’m not talking about those velvet ones on either side of the red carpet. Catching a cowboy is tough work and it’s not easy. It’s a fact written in stone that cowboys do NOT fall in love easily. Most of them are love ‘em and leave ‘em types. They practice endless hours at catch, drop, tie ‘em up in knots and turn ‘um loose so they know the ropes really well. But if you’ve got your heart set on having one of those struttin’ fellers for your own—then let’s get busy.
Figure out what a cowboy is exactly! They are all about ropes, pickups and good livin’. Think John Wayne and it wouldn’t hurt to watch a few of his old movies for research.
Learn the difference between a bull, steer, cow, heifer and a calf! This is very important and believe me if you don’t know the difference, you’ll be turned loose before you even get a wink from the cowboy.
Learn what cowgirl bling is! That would be the shiny, eye catching stuff on your tight fittin’ shirts, the pockets of your tight fittin’ jeans, and even on your cowboy boots. A nice wide rhinestone band on your pink cowboy hat doesn’t hurt anything either. Cowboys are drawn to bling like flies to honey so use that western wear store to your advantage. If you don’t have one near there are several on the Internet…yes, ma’am, catching a cowboy is a full time, money-making business for a lot of folks. Now put on your bling and hit his favorite honky tonk.
Know what to drink! When he asks if he can buy you a beer, smile and say, “Yes, darlin’, a Coors please.” Never ever say anything about how you’d rather have a martini or a daiquiri. All the bling in the world won’t help you lasso that cowboy after a comment like that.
Know what PBR is! You’ve made it through number three. You have done your research. You’ve got on your bling and a have a Coors in your hand. And he asks if you were at the PBR the night before. That stands for Professional Bull Riding and your answer should be, “Hell, yeah! Did you see_________(insert name of the winning bull rider here) hang on to that wild, mean critter for eight whole seconds. Lord, I thought I’d die when all four of that bull’s legs left the arena at the same time.” This is when the cowboy will put his arm around you and give you a big hug and ask you if you would like to dance.
Learn to two-step! I really hope you love to be sashayed around the dance floor with that handsome cowboy. Number 5 is a big test. If you make him feel like he’s ten feet tall and bullet proof then he’ll take you right on Number 6.
Know what dating a cowboy involves! This is the first date and it will not involve dinner and a movie. He’ll show up in his tight fittin’ jeans, swagger up to your porch, ring the doorbell and bring a bouquet of wild flowers to your momma. He’ll shake hands with your daddy and visit with him a while before y’all leave—in his pickup truck. He’ll have a picnic packed in a basket in the back and you’ll sit under a big shade tree beside a creek or river and keep an eye out for coyotes while you eat and he tells you how beautiful you are in your cut off jeans, boots and cute little top. Your job is to offer to bring the fried chicken on date number two and spot the first coyote. This will put a glimmer in his eyes and the kisses you’ll get will make you forget all about movies and dinners in candlelit restaurants. Besides, what does candlelight have that stars and the moon can’t top.
Learn to appreciate his lines! “If I said you had a beautiful body would you hold it against me?” Cowboys might not be original but when they talk with that slow drawl, you won’t even care that half their lines come from country western songs.
Understand what Copenhagen is! It doesn’t matter if it is a country in Denmark. In cowboy world it comes in either long cut or snuff and your cowboy might not use it but believe me, his friends will. You will get extra points in his books if you already know what that faded circle on the back pocket of a cowboy’s jeans is all about.
NEVER, ever, not even once say anything rude about a cowboy’s momma. If you’ve made it all the way to the day he’s takin’ you home to meet Momma then leave the house in your boots, your hat with the bling, your tight fittin’ shirt and an attitude that you will LOVE HIS MOMMA. Cowboys really love their mommas and if you love her, honey, you are definitely on your way to the biggest, sexiest, most unusual proposal ever. And a HEA that will last until the golden years. Because if you are the “one” then he will never go away.
Good luck on catching your own cowboy. It’s a tough job but honey, once you get him, he’s yours. You might have to convince a few hussies to keep their cat paws away from him, but it’ll be because of them, not him.
Thanks again for inviting me to come visit with y’all for a while today. And keep your boots and hats on because there are more cowboys on the way. Mistletoe Cowboy (Oct.) is the Christmas book featuring Sage Presley and Creed Riley; Just a Cowboy and His Baby, Gemma O’Donnell’s story, will be out in December; and in the spring of 2013 there will be a cowboy story featuring Dewar O’Donnell. Also, have to mention that in January, 2013, Sourcebooks Landmark will be publishing my first women’s fiction book.
ONE HOT COWBOY WEDDING BY CAROLYN BROWN – IN STORES APRIL 2012
A marriage made in Vegas...
Hunky cowboy Ace Riley wasn't planning on settling down, but his family had other plans for him...The only way to save his hide, and his playboy lifestyle, is to discreetly marry his best friend, Jasmine King.
Can't possibly last…
Fiesty city–girl Jasmine as just helping out her friend—that is, until their first kiss stirs up a whole mess of trouble, and suddenly discretion is thrown to the wind.
One hot cowboy, one riled up woman...
And they'll be married for a year, like it or not!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Carolyn Brown is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author with more than forty books published, and credits her eclectic family for her humor and writing ideas. She writes bestselling single title cowboy and country music mass market romances. Born in Texas and raised in southern Oklahoma, Carolyn and her husband now make their home in the town of Davis, Oklahoma, where she continues to write more cowboy romances! For more information, please visit www.CarolynLBrown.com.
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