I write contemporary western romances for Harlequin American but even modern day heroes and heroines need some good ol' fashioned advice on love and relationships. And who better to consult than a a rough-n-tumble cowboy and cowgirl. When the couple in my book hits a snag, I turn to my favorite resource for a little cowfolk advice. Thought it would be fun to share some snippets on Happy-Ever-Afters from…
Just One Fool Thing after Another.
A Cowfolks' Guide to Romance by Gladiola Montana and Texas Bix Bender.
Attention without intention is flirtation.
To bring somebody into your life, take a step into theirs.
The ranch is work from sun to sun, but loves work is never done.
If your mind's set to ride a buckin' bronc, you'd better be prepared for the bruises.
When you fall into somebody's arms, you're fallin' into their hands as well.
A heart that ain't been broke thinks it's okay to go round breakin' others.
There's no cure for lovesickness, and nobody really wants one.
A man can build a house but it takes a woman to make it a home.
If you wanta stay single look for a perfect mate.
It may be more romantic to be the first love, but it's better to be the last.
When a woman makes up her mind you can always be sure she's gonna do exactly what she says—or not.
Women flirt to be appreciated; men mean it.
A woman wanted by men but disliked by women is nothin' but trouble.
The only time a woman can change a man is when he's a baby.
Try not to make a ring around a finger feel akin to a rope around the neck.
Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight it out.
When you're pickin' fklowers everybody gets along. When it's time to muck the stalls is when you find out how true your love is.
Stolen kisses require an accomplice.
When you can't keep anything from 'em, you love 'em.
Big problems will pull you together. It's the little things that tear you apart.
Okay, time to fess up! Share the advice friends or family members have given you on personal relationships and marriage—was it good advice or poppycock?
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