Spotlight: Kissing Her Cowboy, by Adele Downs


A Lunchbox Romance Short Story
Only .99 from Boroughs Publishing!

A cowboy with a fractured back and a cop with a broken spirit heal on a Texas ranch with the help of a stallion named Big Blue.

Treymont Woods is forced to take light duty work around Breezy Meadows Ranch after a rodeo accident. While Trey’s body heals, he offers riding lessons to Houston locals on the greatest horse that ever lived, Big Blue. When police officer Daisy Phillips arrives for her first session, sparks fly. But her invisible wounds run deep, making it hard for her to form connections. KISSING HER COWBOY is the story of two broken people who heal on the road to their happily ever after.

Buy Link:
“Oh, Lord.” Treymont Woods kicked up dust on his boots as he sauntered from the stables to the woman who just had to be his new riding student. Her flaming red hair swooshed from one side of her shoulders to the other as she watched his stallion, Big Blue, canter inside the corral. Her hands, knuckles white, clutched the fence and every muscle in her tall, slim figure looked tighter than rail posts. Before he could get to her, she pivoted toward the parking area, moving her feet like she was fixin’ to run.

“Hey there!” He called out as a distraction. By the time Trey reached the woman’s side, he could hear her breathing like she’d raced a Texas mile. Before he could introduce himself, she turned to him with wide green eyes and shouted, “He’s huge!” Pink splotches bloomed under the freckles on her pale skin.

She licked her bottom lip and shook her head. “No, no, no, no….” and started backing away. “I can’t do this. Keep my deposit. I’ll figure something else out.”

Trey lifted his hands in mock surrender. “Okay. No problem. You don’t have to ride if you don’t want to.” Her jeans looked too tight for riding, anyway, and that white blouse would be smudged inside five minutes. Hadn’t the woman ever been to a ranch before?

She stopped moving then and frowned at him, causing twin lines to form above her nose. Her adorable nose, now that he’d gotten a decent look. In fact, everything about the woman seemed downright appealing, despite her reaction to Big Blue. Who in their right mind wouldn’t love the greatest horse that ever lived, on sight?

About Adele Downs:
Adele Downs writes contemporary romance inside the office of her rural Pennsylvania home. She is a former journalist, published in newspapers and magazines inside the USA, UK, and Caribbean.

Adele is an active member of Romance Writers of America and her local RWA chapter where she serves as past-president. She has written several articles for RWR magazine (Romance Writers Report), the trade journal of Romance Writers of America, and has presented workshops for writers. When she isn’t working on her current project, she can be found riding in her convertible or reading a book on the nearest beach.

Visit Adele Downs at
Like Adele Downs on Facebook!
Buy Link:


A Sweet Romance


A cowboy with a fractured back and a cop with a broken spirit heal on a Texas ranch with the help of a stallion named Big Blue.

Adele Downs’ “Kissing Her Cowboy” is a sweet romance set in Houston, Texas. When former rodeo bull-rider Trey Woods meets former police officer Daisy Phillips, sparks fly—and both of them take a chance on love and healing.

As part of Boroughs Publishing’s Lunchbox Romance line, “Kissing Her Cowboy” is designed to be read in a single sitting. This obviously doesn’t leave much room for character development, but given the strictures of the form, Downs does a great job of setting up the concerns of the two primary characters—so much so that I would have liked to see even more! Downs does a particularly good job of subtly changing the language to match each character’s viewpoint, thus offering insight into their desires and motivations, while also offering just enough heat to spice up what might otherwise be a fairly tame romance.

I look forward to reading more from Downs!

5/5 hearts

*Note: I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review


Buy Kissing Her Cowboy on Amazon


2 comments on “Spotlight: Kissing Her Cowboy, by Adele Downs

  1. […] Words, Words, Words–Spotlight and Review […]

  2. Adele Downs says:

    Thanks so much for Spotlighting KISSING HER COWBOY and for the wonderful review!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s