13 New Cowboy Romances You Won’t Want to Miss

What’s not to love about a good Western romance? Whether sweet or sultry, set in a small town or sizzling with suspense, there’s something hot about a story with a strong cowboy in the lead — not to mention wild horses, wealthy ranchers, and beautiful Texan backdrops. Find your next cowboy romance below, complete with publishers’ descriptions.

Saddle Up by Victoria Vane

Wild horses couldn’t bring them together…

With exceptional talent and looks, cowboy “horse whisperer” Keith Russo once had the world at his feet — until his career was unwittingly destroyed by an aspiring filmmaker. After being rejected by his family for exploiting his Native American heritage, Keith has no choice but to turn back to his humble beginnings as a wild horse wrangler.

But maybe their passion can…

Miranda Sutton always dreamed of making films, until wild mustangs captured her heart. But turning her grandmother’s Montana ranch into a wild horse sanctuary proves harder than she thought. She needs someone who knows wild horses. Keith and the mustangs need each other. And while working together to save the herd, Keith and Miranda discover a passion as wild as the mustangs they love.

Release date: Out now

Read it if… you’d fall for a romance between two people united by a love of wild horses.

Crushing on the Cowboy by Sarah M. Anderson

As The Heartbreak Kid, Mitch Jenner is known as a lady-killer, the biggest flirt of all the rodeo cowboys — but it’s just an act. In fact, Mitch is so afraid of coming out that he’s consciously stayed single — and a virgin. He’s fine with being alone if it means his secret is safe… until he meets the mysterious Paulo.

Sexy Paulo Bernardes is here to learn the American style of bull riding well enough to teach it back home in Brazil. A lover — a boyfriend — will distract him from his goal, but he’s instantly captivated by Mitch, who understands him even when they don’t speak the same language.

In private, Mitch yields to Paulo and the new sexual heat he comes to crave. But he still resists exposing their relationship, afraid of how it will change his reputation and his life. Yet as they grow closer, Paulo wonders how he’ll move on once their time is up — how he’ll pick up the pieces and learn to live without his American cowboy when it’s time to say goodbye.

Release date: Out now

Read it if… you’d love a forbidden romance between a Brazilian man and American cowboy from an award-winning author.

I Knew You Were Trouble by Soraya Lane

Faith Mendes needs to get her life in order and get a job — yesterday. Thankfully, the live-in house-keeper position at the King brothers’ ranch is up for grabs. Problem is, she’d be working with her old childhood crush, Nate King. He’s sexy, wealthy, and his Texas-sized charms are legendary… and, clearly, impossible to resist.

Nate never thought twice about his best friend’s little sister. Back then, Faith was off-limits. But now that she’s all grown up, Nate’s whole world has turned upside-down. Razor-sharp, down-to-earth, and hotter-than-heck, Faith is everything Nate has ever dreamed of in a woman… and maybe even in a wife. But Faith has loved and lost enough already to risk it all on another known bad boy. How can Nate convince her that he is the real deal — and that he’s ready to rein it in and never look back?

Release date: Out now

Read it if… you’re into stories of women falling for their brother’s best friend, like this one in Soraya Lane’s Texas Kings series.

Tough Luck Hero by Maisey Yates

Can the golden boy of Copper Ridge, Oregon, get a second chance at happy-ever-after?

Ranching heir Colton West knew his wedding would be the talk of the town. But he didn’t expect to get left at the altar — or to escape on the next flight to Vegas with Lydia Carpenter, the woman who gets under his skin like no one else. The only thing crazier than honeymooning with Lydia is waking up married to her. So why does he find himself entertaining his new wife’s desire to stay married — and fantasizing about a real wedding night?

As Copper Ridge’s prospective mayor, Lydia can’t risk a divorce scandal so close to election time. But pretending to be blissfully in love with her new husband is more confusing than she’d thought. For a man who’s always rubbed her the wrong way, Colton suddenly seems to know exactly what to do with his hands. And his lips. Now Lydia’s wildest mistake could turn out to be her luckiest move, if they’re both willing to take the ultimate gamble…

Release date: Out now

Read it if… you’d like nothing better than a fake relationship between a politician and ranching heir.

A Cowboy’s Home by RJ Scott

One burned and broken man finds his way home. Can he find peace in the arms of a man easy to love?

Justin made the ultimate sacrifice for his country, battling domestic terrorism, never the man he really was, using hate to avenge the death of his best friend. The friend he’d killed.

What he doesn’t count on is getting shot, and if he’s going to die he wants it to be on Crooked Tree soil. Home.

Sam is as much a part of Crooked Tree as any of the families, and the offer to buy into the ranch is a dream come true. But falling for a hidden, secretive, injured man isn’t the way to keep his head in the game.

Release date: Out now

Read it if… you enjoy emotional, romantic stories with military men in the lead.

Cowboy Untamed by Vicki Lewis Thompson

Potter Sapphire Ferguson had one rule: No more artists. There have been too many disappointments and too many heartbreaks. That is, until she sees wildlife metal artist Grady Magee welding a sculpture of wolves, and Sapphire’s self-control is completely incinerated. Whoa, Nellie. A cowboy with an artist’s soul… and a hard, sexy body. How can she resist?

Sapphire tells herself it’s just sex — incredibly and unbelievably intense sex — between two consenting adults. No love and no getting hurt. Except that Grady isn’t just an artist. He was raised at Thunder Mountain Ranch, and he’s all cowboy. He’s playing for keeps… and he’ll have to prove to Sapphire that he can have an artist’s soul and a cowboy’s heart.

Release date: Out now

Read it if… you want a super sexy story with a cowboy who is also a passionate artist.

Into Dust by B.J. Daniels

He’s meant to protect her, but what is this cowboy keeping from her about the danger she’s facing?

As the daughter of a presidential candidate, Cassidy Hamilton left the Montana family ranch to escape notoriety and live her own life. But when someone tries to abduct her off a Houston sidewalk, Cassidy finds protection in the tall, dark, and sexy form of cowboy Jack Durand. The gorgeous Texan doesn’t recognize her, wants nothing from her, and is determined to keep her safe.

Jack hates keeping secrets from the beautiful Cassidy, but he knows more about her kidnapping attempt than he’s admitting. Forced on the run, Jack and Cassidy begin piecing together a jagged family puzzle, exposing a plot years in the making — one that will either tear them apart or bring them closer together than ever.

Release date: Out now

Read it if… you’d dig a suspenseful romance like this one in B.J. Daniels’s The Montana Hamiltons series.

Reckless in Texas by Kari Lynn Dell

Violet Jacobs is fearless. At least, that’s what the cowboys she snatches from under the hooves of bucking horses think. Outside the ring, she’s got plenty of worries rattling her bones: her young son, her mess of a love life, and lately, her family’s struggling rodeo. When she takes business into her own hands and hires on a hotshot bullfighter, she expects to start a ruckus. She never expected Joe Cassidy. Rough and tumble, cocky and charming, Joe’s everything a superstar should be — and it doesn’t take a genius to figure out he’s way out of Violet’s league.

Joe came to Texas to escape a life spiraling out of control. He never planned on sticking around, and he certainly never expected to call this dry and dusty backwater home. But Violet is everything he never knew he was missing, and the deeper he’s pulled into her beautiful mess of a family, the more he realizes this fierce rodeo girl may be offering him the one thing he never could find on his own.

Release date: Out now

Read it if… you love rodeo romances and stories with single-mom heroines.

Always a Cowboy by Linda Lael Miller

He’s the middle of the three Carson brothers and is as stubborn as they come — and he won’t thank a beautiful stranger for getting in his way!

Drake Carson is the quintessential cowboy. In charge of the family ranch, he knows the realities of this life, its pleasures and heartbreaks. Lately, managing the wild stallions on his property is wearing him down. When an interfering so-called expert arrives and starts offering her opinion, Drake is wary, but he can’t deny the longing — and the challenge — she stirs in him.

Luce Hale is researching how wild horses interact with ranch animals — and with ranchers. The Carson matriarch invites her to stay with the family, which guarantees frequent encounters with Drake, her ruggedly handsome and decidedly unwelcoming son. Luce and Drake are at odds from the very beginning, especially when it comes to the rogue stallion who’s stealing the ranch mares. But when Drake believes Luce is in danger, that changes everything — for both of them.

Release date: August 30

Read it if… you swoon for the enemies-become-lovers trope.

Sunrise Crossing by Jodi Thomas

Return to peaceful Crossroads, Texas, where community comes first and love thrives in the unlikeliest places…

Yancy Grey is slowly putting his life back together after serving time for petty theft. As he rebuilds an old house, he finally has a sense of stability, but he can’t stop thinking of himself as just an ex-con. Until one night, he finds a mysterious dark-haired beauty hiding in his loft. But who is she, and what secret is she protecting?

The art gallery Parker Lacey manages is her life — she has no time for friends, and certainly not lovers. But when her star artist begs Parker for help, she finds herself in a pickup truck, headed for the sleepy town of Crossroads. A truck driven by a strong, silent cowboy…

Gabe Snow has been a drifter since he left Crossroads at 17 after a violent incident. When he accepts a job in his hometown, he’ll have to decide whether he can put the worst night of his life behind him and build a future in the community that raised him.

Release date: August 30

Read it if… you want an emotional Western romance about a cowboy who’s trying to make peace with his past — and finding love in the process.

A Cowboy Christmas Miracle by Carolyn Brown

Opposites might attract…

The Brennans and the Gallaghers put aside their 100-year feud every Tuesday for their weekly poker game. This week, the stakes are sky high. Goaded to recklessness, Declan Brennan bets $1,000 that he can woo the next woman to walk into the saloon. A minute later, fiery-haired Betsy Gallagher pushes through the doors. If Declan can tame this wild Gallagher, he’ll have earned every penny.

If they don’t kill each other first…

Betsy can outshoot anybody in Burnt Boot and loves ranching more than anything — until she falls for Declan. He’s fallen for her too. But when she discovers what sparked their courtship, Declan will need a Christmas miracle to save his hide — and his heart.

Release date: September 6

Read it if… you’re ready for a fun holiday romance that sparks between a couple who come from feuding families.

The Rancher Returns by Brenda Jackson

Returning from active duty to find his ranch being dug up by a beautiful stranger isn’t the homecoming Navy SEAL Gavin Blake expected. Layla Harris is convinced there’s buried treasure on his land. But the only treasure this wealthy rancher wants to uncover is the professor’s secret desires! When Layla unearths family secrets — and mysterious threats — he vows to do whatever it takes to protect her. Even as her revelations change everything…

Release date: October 1

Read it if… you’re crazy about heroes who are Navy SEALs, like this rancher in the first book of Brenda Jackson’s Westmoreland Legacy series.

Hang Tough by Lorelei James

When Tobin Hale stepped in to stop Garnet Evans’s son from railroading her out of her own home, he knew moving in with his favorite Mud Lily could be seen as strange. But nothing prepared him for the arrival of Garnet’s fiery, beautiful granddaughter, Jade — or her assumption that he’s up to no good…

While Tobin might be the hottest man Jade Evans has ever seen, his physical attributes won’t distract her from protecting her grandma from his sweet-talking ways. But the stubborn cowboy digs in his boot heels and refuses to leave. Stuck in close quarters together, Jade learns Tobin is the real deal — a hardworking, fiercely loyal man and she’s the one in danger of losing her heart.

And just when he was prepared to leave Muddy Gap behind, Tobin may have found the kind of woman worth sticking around for…

Release date: November 1

Read it if… you love Lorelei James’s hot romances, like this one in her Blacktop Cowboys series.

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