Tuesday Teaser/Opening ~ The Last True Cowboy

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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  1. What sold me on this book is what you said in your first paragraph and the first paragraph of the book. This sounds good.

    1. I think this is going to be my favorite book by this author.

  2. I like the companion horse idea, too. Not sure about the book though...

  3. The writing looks good, but I know the book is not for me.

  4. Sorry, the into or cover did not appeal to me. Hope you enjoy it.

  5. I'm not a van of this genre, but my dad would have loved it.

  6. Horses are such smart and beautiful animals. This book interests me. From the romance to the horses. I will have to look for this one. Thank you for bringing it to my attention, Suzie.

  7. I also like the companion horse info. I'm not really a horse person though. Probably not for me.

  8. Aaw companion horses is adorable and so clever! I went through a massive "horse-fan", as many girls do, when I did horse-riding and read a lot about horses, but I've slightly lost the passion I think. I'm not quite sue this is one for me, but I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have a great week!
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  9. I've heard of blind horses and companion animals that keep them company and effectively help them along.

  10. Been a long time since I've read a Kathleen Eagle book. Not sure if I would read on with this one though. Hope it's good for you though. My Teaser is a YA Urban Fantasy this week.

  11. I love Western romance, so this book definitely appeals to me. I like the way the author tells us up-front what's going through the character's head. It grabbed me.
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  12. I've always enjoyed this author's books. Read this one a few years ago.