Since this is my very first swaggerly post, I thought I’d share something fun with you: my undying love for sex-say cowboys! Yep, that’s right. I have a penchant for a man in a low-slung pair of tight Wranglers, scarred boots, and if he tips his Stetson and calls me “ma’am” or “darlin’,” then holy hell, get out of the way!
Now, you’ll have to forgive me. I know our own chickadee, Jodi Linton, already guest-blogged about cowboys back in December (you can read her post here!), but I wanted to add to her fabulous insight and infinite wisdom. Because you know what they say… “Everything’s bigger in Texas!” And when it comes to hot cowboys, there’s always plenty of room for…um, growth (pun intended).
For starters, is this what you think of when you picture a cowboy?
Because it’s not at all what I think of. When I’m picturing a cowboy in my head, I’m a little more in tune with this:
Now, although I’d love nothing more than to pin that subject under me and ride it for all it’s worth (take that however you want), I am really talking more about cowboys…in romance. Did I just hear a collective sigh? Oh. No? Must’ve been me.
As a Texan gal, I’ve dated my fair share of cowboys, and over the years, have become enamored with them. Seriously. Because absolutely nothing is better than a man who knows how to ride.
Imagine this, ladies. The man spends his day on the range bulldogging or rustling cattle only to come home and still have the energy to lay claim to his woman’s body, give her a daily dose of his Vitamin D, and have her shouting “Remember the Alamo!” by suppertime. Yum, right? Just the thought alone leaves my lady parts all hot and bothered.
Now, who wants a piece of that action?
By the way, if any of you are wondering if I married a cowboy…
Nope. I married an Iowa farmboy. Close enough.
Okay, so I know not everyone loves cowboys. *gasp* (Yeah, I’m shocked by that, too!)
But there are many types of heroes that can get your juices flowing. Maybe yours is a naughty knight wielding an over-sized sword, a smoldering Scot, a tempting tycoon, a panty-stealing pirate, a guitarist who rocks out with his cock out, a sexy shape-shifter, a soldier who leaves you standing at attention while he salutes with something other than his hand, or possibly even a fireman who sets your libido ablaze. It’s all about what kickstarts your own engine, right? Different strokes for different folks.
And this goes for story tropes as well. Just to name a few:
- Enemies to Lovers
- Brother’s Best Friend
- Accidental Pregnancy
- Marriage of Convenience
- Fake Engagement
- Mistaken Identity
- Reunited Lovers
And many more…Enemies to lovers is my personal favorite because I love adversarial characters and the snarky, witty banter that usually comes with such a trope. In fact, I’d say the more the hero and heroine torture each other, the better. 😉
So tell me, what is your favorite type of hero (or heroine)? And what are some of your favorite tropes?