Kathleen Eagle isn't one of those authors I seek out, but I read her books when they come my way, so this week I'm reading The Last True Cowboy. Normally, she has Native American characters (she's married to a Lakota Sioux) but this book doesn't seem to follow that pattern. What it does have that make it so fascinating is a band of mustangs that contains blind horses. I'm utterly fascinated by the way the blind horses have "companion" horses that help them survive.
A cowboy is as good as his word, but what if the words are "I love you"?
The first moment Julia Weslin sees K. C. Houston, she senses her world is about to be turned upside-down. The long, lean cowboy is the last of an untamed breed of men who live by their word and love by their own set of rules. And for Julia, who has returned to Wyoming and the cash-strapped High Horse Ranch, K. C. is a dream come true. He can tame a spirited horse with just a single touch, he offers to help save the ranch, and he awakens in her a need she thought she'd lost. But Julia knows that this sexy drifter would never break a promise, and while he's filled her days with loving and her nights with passion . . . he's never told her that he'd stay forever.
From the beginning, it was the woman.
The rest of the High Horse setup wasn't anything K.C. Houston hadn't seen along the monochromatic trail of ranches he'd worked for from Montana to Texas. "Prettiest ranch in Wyoming," the owner had told him. Maybe it was, but meadows were meadows and mountains were mountains. It was the woman standing next to rail fence that drew his fancy directly. Women often did, but this one hit him hard, right from the beginning.
But he had come to Wyoming for Weslin's horses, not his women. He got paid only for working his fine magic with horses, and his pockets, like his gas tank, were flirting with E.
Would you read on?
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