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Release day: A Cowboy’s Duty

7 August 2012

Today is the official release of A Cowboy’s Duty by Marin Thomas (mass market paperback, Harlequin American Romance). Here’s the blurb:

Never trust a man!

That’s what Dixie Cash learned from her mother. That and fathers don’t stick around. She’s pretty independent, and doesn’t need help from her baby’s daddy, sexy rodeo rider and ex-soldier, Gavin Tucker. But he seems determined to do right by her. Just as Dixie starts to imagine together they might be a family, tragedy strikes—and Gavin shows his true colors. She knew he wasn’t honorable!

After what Gavin went through in Afghanistan, he was more than happy to lose himself in the rodeo circuit—and in sweet Dixie’s arms. But doing the right thing can be hard sometimes, and when Dixie—Gavin’s lifeline—doesn’t need him anymore, he’s at a loss. His heart still longs for Dixie, though he’s not sure he deserves a second chance…

Marin dropped by today to tell us a little about the book:

A Cowboy’s Duty is the 5th book in my ongoing Rodeo Rebels series for Harlequin American Romance and the second book of three that highlights women’s bull riding. I admit women’s bull riding is an unusual angle for a romance, but the sport allowed me to create very strong heroines—both mentally and physically—as well as giving each of them a unique motivation for riding bulls. In A Cowboy’s Duty, I bring together Dixie Cash and Gavin Tucker, a former military solider struggling with PTSD. Their road to happy-ever-after is not an easy one. After what Gavin witnesses in war, he doesn’t believe he deserves happiness, love or a family, but Dixie’s strength and courage convince Gavin that she’s strong enough to stand by his side through good and bad and a whole lot of healing.

You can find out more about Marin’s Rodeo Rebels series on her website or purchase the book from Amazon.

  1. aimskye permalink
    9 August 2012 1:41 pm

    Congrats on your release day Marin!
    Sounds very angsty with the PTSD – honeslty I’ve never read anything set in a rodeo before but this one sounds good, will have to track down the previous 4 ( I have to read in order!)


    • 11 August 2012 11:29 am

      Hi Aimee
      Thanks for leaving a comment! If you get a chance to read one of the books in my Rodeo Rebels series you’ll have to let me know what you think of the rodeo setting. Rodeo cowboys are tough guys but that toughness almost always leads to trouble for them…these guys just never admit defeat 🙂 During the revisions stage my editor asked me to beef up the angst in the book so I hope I did justice to the PTSD element especially when so many men and women return from war struggling with the condition.


  2. Anonymous permalink
    8 August 2012 10:24 am

    Shiona & Barbara, thanks for stopping by to read the release info! The PTSD angle made the book more angsty but I hope readers will find the characters believable and root for them 🙂

  3. Barbara permalink
    7 August 2012 10:19 pm

    I love to read these kind of books …Congratulations on the release, Marin

  4. Shiona permalink
    7 August 2012 8:15 pm

    Sounds like a great book with far more to it than the romance (important as that is). Gotta love a damaged soldier/cowboy. Congratulations on the release, Marin.

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