Should You Date a Cowboy?

Days…There are mere days until the release of Healing a Heart! Can you say Amy is excited? And I am. This book—this series—has been a long time coming, and I love that I finally get to share my cowboy brothers with you!

Healing a Heart is Jake’s book. If you read Loving a Lawman, you probably remember Jake, sweet, grieving Jake whose wife died in childbirth. Now he’s doing the best he can, running the family ranch and raising his daughter as a single dad. His life is in something of a holding pattern, that is until Jessie McAllen Langston enters his name for the most eligible bachelor in Texas. Jake comes in fifteenth, but it’s enough to wreak havoc on his calm and peaceful life. Women are coming out to the ranch hoping to snag themselves a real-life cowboy.


Now, I love cowboys. I love cowboy movies, rodeos, and everything to do with the history of the Old West. But I didn’t marry a cowboy. Which made me wonder, how many women out there really can handle the cowboy life? Or is it just a romantic fantasy better lived through wonderful romances?

So I developed a quiz to help you determine…

Could you date a cowboy?

Answer the questions below—honestly, of course.

  1. Have you ever dated a cowboy?

A. Yes

B. No

C. Never

2. Would you ever date a cowboy?

A. Yes

B. No

C. Maybe

3. Do you know what a real cowboy is like?

A. Oh, yeah! Ropes, Pick-ups and Good livin’

B. You mean like John Wayne?

C. I have a pink cowboy hat.

4. Do you know the difference between a bull, steer, cow, heifer, and calf?

A, Of course

B. I think so

C. There’s a difference?

5. Do you know what Copenhagen is?

A. Long cut or snuff?

B. A city in Denmark

C. No idea

6. You see a guy in Wranglers, your first thought is

A. Let me at ‘em

B. What are Wranglers?

C. No way

7. What kind of beer?

A. Coors

B. Corona

C. Heineken

8. Do you watch the PBR?

A. Every chance I can

B. Sometimes

C. What the heck does that mean?

9. Does a ride in a pickup out in the pasture on a starry night (while keeping a close eye out for coyotes) sound romantic to you?

A. Sign me up!

B. Maybe

C. Are you crazy?

10. I could spend the rest of my life staring at wide-open spaces and livestock.

A. Sounds like heaven

B. The rest of my life?

C. Count me out!

Give yourself 3 points for every A answer, 2 for every B answer, and 1 for every C answer.

If you scored 30-25 Yes! Go find yourself a cowboy!

24-18 Maybe…but you better think this through

17 to 10 You see a cowboy hat and a belt buckle? Run! Run as fast as you can!

Below 10 did you even answer the questions? Seriously, the lowest you can get is 10

Leave me a comment and let me know how you did. Or at least leave me a comment, even if you don’t want to share your results. (LOL) Everyone who comments will be entered into a drawing to win an autographed copy of Healing a Heart.

If you’ve read and enjoyed the book, please feel free to leave a review on your favorite online site or drop a line to my publisher Berkley/Penguin and tell them how much you enjoyed the story. Kind words go a long way!

And as always, thanks for reading!






11 thoughts on “Should You Date a Cowboy?

  1. Love your “Would you date a cowboy” quiz, but I figured out years ago, that I did not want to be a slave to early morning and all weather tending of critters.

    I just wanted the man “dressed” as a cowboy, example ~ the cowboy hat makes Tim McGraw….without it,-eh!

    And boots with heels make a mans legs look so long and sexy. Wranglers baggy-butt jeans~ suck! Give me Lee or Levis any day! I want my man’s jeans snug! I ended up marrying an airman from Kentucky that I met at the Air Force base my dad was stationed at, who called those little hills in KY mountains, haha. He saw what real mountains were when he drove through the Rockies to visit my family in MT, ID, and WA state! I couldn’t even coax him into trying on a cowboy hat, so I get my cowboy fix from nice clean western romances…both historical and contemporary. If I lived out west I could enjoy at least seeing cowboys but we settled in Ohio in ’68, so I only got to see them when we went for a visit.

    BTW my #1 favorite romance book is nonfiction The Pioneer Woman’s “From Black Heels To Tractor Wheels” by Ree Drummondand I also always had a crush on the Malboro Men in the cigarette commercials!

    1. Your ‘love affair” with cowboys sounds a lot like mine! I do love those cowboy hats. Though I’ve never seen a pair of baggy butt wranglers. You should come to Oklahoma, they are snug fitting out here! You know, just for the sake of comparison! LOL Thanks for reading!

  2. Loved the quiz, Amy! I dated many cowboys when I went to college in Colorado. So much of that rings true about the cowboys in your Cattle Creek series! I am so glad the Langston family is back with a new adventure in love!

  3. Since I’ve been married going on 36 yrs I don’t think my husband would approve of me dating a cowboy! He’s a Gordo redneck, does that count?

  4. I would diffidently get a cowboy. I am a country girl. Problem is I am married so I will have to pretend I have one. He loves the country loves to go for scenic rides. Looks good in his jeans, He is a keeper! Love cowboys!!

    1. Exactly! And that’s our little secret! I married a preppy “good ol’ boy” (I didn’t even know they existed!) but I wouldn’t have it any other way! :)

  5. Well, I’m happy with my score of 27. Yes, I am married, but he was a farmer and we live on the farm. It is small, 17 acres, compared to some farms in our area. I love the wide open spaces and was raised in the country around lots of farm land. So hoping that this counts!

  6. I am married, shucks not married to a rancher and have in the last few years, learned ranch hand work with my landlady who we rented a house from, it has got me loving living out in the country. I look forward to the day that I will be able to move out to the country, due to finance situation and struggles, we hope it will happen soon. I hope to be back over to help her with ranching once I get back in the area again. Its so calming feeling of freedom, the country smell, the enjoyment of watching the animals run around on open spaces.

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