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COWBOYS: A BOYS BEHAVING BADLY ANTHOLOGY is filled with tales of those rough and rugged cowboys, whether they’re riding a fence line in Texas or Australia, or herding animals on a newly colonized planet! If you crave a sexy tale about those gruff, capable men, this collection will embody that earthy alpha male hero who isn’t afraid to show the gentle, nurturing side of his complex nature along with his rough and rugged ability to protect those he loves. Get ready to fall in love with tales filled with the earthy scent of horses, cows, and crisp, clean sweat; the sight of sun-leathered skin and crow’s feet; the feel of work-hardened thighs and arms; and the sound of a deep-voiced drawl…

Inside Cowboys: A Boys Behaving Badly Anthology, you’ll find the following stories by some of the hottest romance writers out there…  

Sweet Home Cowboy by Jamie K. Schmidt – A runaway bride returns home to visit her father in the hospital only to discover her jilted groom has taken control of the family’s ranch

Free Rein by Elle James – Former Delta, now rodeo security cowboy, rescues a barrel racer on a runaway horse, rekindling an old flame in the process

Eight Seconds by Margay Leah Justice – At the rodeo, sometimes all it takes is eight seconds to fall in love

Sweetgrass Summer by Reina Torres – A rock-steady rancher, determined to give his love a slow traditional courting, is surprised when she takes the reins

Cowboys & Zombies by Cindy Tanner – Nothing can keep me from my cup of coffee—not the threat of zombies or a double-shot of sexy cowboy…nothing venti-ed, nothing earned

Carry Me Home by Kelly Violet – Down on her luck, a city girl travels back to Kansas and the boy she left behind

East of the Rift by January George – A family tragedy reunites a lonely rancher with his estranged wife

Tying the Knot by Jennie Kew – A city girl, with a submissive streak a mile wide, falls fast for a dominant, dirty-talking cowboy

Second Chances by Megan Ryder – Overwhelmed trying to hold onto her dead husband’s ranch, a lonely widow turns to the one man she can’t have for a night of passion

The Patience of Unanswered Prayer by Michal Scott – Kidnapped and destined to be another victim of Reconstruction-era violence, a feisty shop owner is rescued by a trail boss whose dark secret might save them both

Something to Talk About by Izzy Archer – When a grad student takes a job as a nanny to two motherless children on a cutting horse ranch, she catches the eye of her sexy boss

The Scoundrel by Natasha Moore – A lonely widow finds her strength when she indulges her attraction to a weathered cowboy on his last night in town

Solar Flare by Ava Cuvay – An interplanetary rancher recruits hired guns to help herd her livestock and falls into the arms of their sexy leader

Hunk of Burning Love by Delilah Devlin – A woman accidentally sets her kitchen on fire while trying to catch the eye of a Texas firefighter

Thoroughbreds and Thermodynamics by Sukie Chapin – A nerdy vet weathers a snowstorm to help a hot-as-hell rancher deliver a breach foal; save a horse, ride a cowboy, indeed!

11 reviews
Moon Fox
October 14, 2021
If you have a weakness for cowboys, love steamy romance and enjoy fast paced stories, this anthology is a delightful no-brainer. One thing I particularly enjoyed about this book was that even though it is cowboy themed, there's actually a satisfying amount of variety here. So that means you have options. In the mood for all the hot cowboy's you can get your hands on? Feel free to dive in and read through without fear of suffering that burn out feeling because it seems like you are reading the same thing again and again. Just looking for something you can have on hand for a palate cleanser or a tasty little lunchtime treat? Have this book on hand to but out just for these occasions without having to invest a huge chunk of your time. On top of that, I feel anthologies are a value packed option that gives you a comfy safety net for trying out new authors. Overall, I felt this was a very enjoyable read. The stories are entertaining, the characters likable and the feels, emotions and swoon ample. The add in elements of drama, humor, action, heart, excitement and a slew of different tropes and I think there is really something here for every romance lover. I have to say that my favorite of the bunch was definitely Elle James' Free Reign. Devin and Mallory are going to really tug on your heartstrings as their second chance story unfolds. These characters were easy to care about, sympathize with and root for. This is my unbiased, unsolicited review.
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Yvonne Cruz
October 13, 2021
This anthology of short stories gave me a chance to visit with authors I have come to love, and introduced me to some new ones. These were two of my favorite stories. FREE REIN by Elle James Mallory Watts has always loved Devin Layne. He left to serve his country and when he got injured in a mission overseas he was sent to Walter Reed. He refused to see anyone and she returned heartbroken. Meanwhile, Devin, a medically discharged former Delta Force member, still loves her, but feels less than a man worthy of her. Will they get a second chance and find their HEA? SECOND CHANCES by Megan Ryder Jessie McAdams, a widow, can barely hold on to her husband’s ranch. Slade Donovan, the man that has loved her for years but is afraid to express his feelings, wants to help her. Will these two find love ? All in all , these are entertaining stories that are perfect when you don’t have time for a full length book. I was entrusted a copy of this book. The opinions expressed are solely my own.
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Cheryl McCullough
October 17, 2021
Definitely bang for your buck. Lots of stories in this Cowboy anthology, quick reads that reach out and grab you. Ranches, Rodeos, Widows, City Girls, Suspense, SyFy - Cowboys in every genre. A great read with something for everyone. Ex militrary and suspense are always my favorites, but this anthology had a lot more to offer. I have to admit that when I read Elle's Free Rein I was back in Arizona seeing my first rodeo so many,many years ago. The icing was having the wounded warrior getting asked to be part of the Brotherhood Protectors, with a woman feisty enough to call him on his BS. Great quick read. I freely volunteer my thoughts and opinions.
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About the author

Elle James was born in Spokane, Washington on Fairchild Air Force Base. She grew up as a military brat moving around quite often from places like Glasgow, Montana, Abilene, Texas and California. She credits her aspiration to her writing partner and sister, Delilah Devlin. She writes the series Dark Lords, Devil's Shroud, amd Covert Cowboys Inc.

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