How to Marry a Cowboy (Cowboys & Brides, #4) by Carolyn BrownRancher Mason Harper’s two little girls want nothing more than a mama of their own. So when a pretty woman appears on his front porch in a tattered wedding dress, while Mason’s looking for a nanny, he can’t help but wonder if it’s fate.
Annie Rose Boudreaux is in a downright hellish mess. She’s just a few steps ahead of the low-life ex who’s been hot on her heels, but she’s tired of running, and nannying Mason’s two sweet girls may be just what she needs. As her days on the ranch fly by, and the night’s with Mason get hotter, Annie Rose decides that she’s going to stay…for a lifetime.
5 Truths About Becoming a Cowboy
Lately, I can't help but think that all the single men in New York should stop playing the city's dating game: leave all text messages unanswered, toss out their pretty-boy cologne, and pack up their bags. The sexier thing to do is to skip town and become cowboys. For a city-dweller like myself, the word "cowboy" invokes images of vintage Clint Eastwood, racist football mascots, or lavish rodeo competitions. Although the sport's governing body, the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association PRCA isn't shy about latching onto the term "cowboy," I learned there's a distinct separation between professional rodeo athletes and the grittier version who actually herd and tend to ranch animals often in addition to competing in their own, local rodeos. It turns out the latter exists, but in an era of cowboy boots on the Chanel runway, they're much harder to find.
Many people romanticize the idea of becoming a cowboy. However, the reality is modern cowboys, like ranchers and those who work on rodeos, have a physically and emotionally demanding job. If you love the outdoors and working with animals, a career as a cowboy could be right for you. Just keep in mind that it takes a lot of time and dedication. If you want to become a cowboy, start by deciding whether you want to be a rodeo cowboy or a rancher, who oversees animals on a large farm property. If you want to be a rodeo cowboy, learn some basic skills, such as horseback riding and roping cattle.