Wrangled By Love
The Cowboy Way Series; Book 1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 25, 2017
Cover Design by: MadHat Books
I could rope a calf before I could walk. Ranching is in my blood, my heart, and fills my soul. My family and I work for everything we have. But money only goes so far - sweat goes farther. My life has taken many paths. It’s made me grow up and deal with things that others only fear. My daughter is my life. No one could ever compare to that love - or so I thought. That was until this little city gal fell into our laps.
She stole my breath. Stole my thoughts, and stole my heart.
Georgia was home until I lost everything. I had no one, so I packed up and hit the road. My dog was my only companion and for a time that was all right. Fate had other ideas though. My path brought me to Wyoming. Sprawling grasslands, wildlife and cold. I was surrounded.
My heart warmed when we got a good look at a certain cowboy. He was a brother, son and a father. He chased my blues away. Made me smile and put his heart on the line with mine.
He is my one and only. My forever.
It's been a few days since Georgie and I had our first time together. I don't think most dudes keep up with that kind of thing, but I'm not most dudes. I know Georgie said she was only here for a few weeks when she first came. I’m hoping that changes. How can I not? In a week she plans to walk away from everything here and go onto her next adventure.
Right now as I watch her hold Abbie Grace my heart tugs at me. There’s something special about this girl. No, this woman. There is something very special about her. She's calling to my soul, and God help me I don't want this feeling to end. Feeling a hand on my shoulder I look over at my Dad, then back out across the yard to where Georgie and Tango are sitting with Abbie.
“She is a special lady, son,” Dad says as he squeezes my shoulder.
“I know, but-” I trail off and sigh. “She wasn't meant to stay here. How can I change her mind? It's not like she's been here for a long time. It's only been two weeks, Pa.”
“I knew your mother was the only one after five minutes. Don't give me that crap, boy. You light up around her. Abbie loves her, hell, I think we all do. She's like a breath of fresh air around here.”
His words run through my mind and I can't help but nod as he says them. He's right. When she's around me I feel lighter. The night we shared our first dance, that was the night I knew I was in trouble. That was two weeks ago. I let out a long sigh.
© Barb Shuler 2017
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~Meet Barb Shuler~
I’m a Carolina Girl by right and a Texan by birth. Best of both worlds. I have the brass sass to keep up with my Texas sized temper. Living and working in both states i’ve learned a lot about hard work, adapting to your surroundings and making the best of the path that you have been led down. My grandma Dollie once told me I would know what I was meant to do when it happened. She was right, as always.
As with most book lovers, I am an avid reader. Reading has always been a hobby - a passion, really and a way to get lost in other people’s lives, their drama and other worlds. It’s a private movie in your imagination that you get to cast and navigate through, at your own pace. Reading helps to expand the perimeters of one's mind. That is what got me into writing. Writing has been something that I have done since I was a kid. If I had paper, I was writing. Nine out of ten times it made no sense but what are words if they are not to be used to your advantage? Words are a part of us all. Why not use them, right?
During the day I work as a ‘desk jockey’ and help the residents of my county navigate themselves around our little, but not too little country town. By night I am either blogging with my best friends, doing PA work for some of my favorite authors or fighting with the voices in my head. They can be stubborn at times. It’s a blessing and I am cherishing every moment. Tomorrow is never guaranteed so I want to make sure I live the day as fully as possible. For what is my creation, can become someone else's treasure.
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