Tracy Smith is an avid reader and book reviewer on goodreads.com. Like the authors contributing to this series, she loves Western Romance and hopes to see the genre flourish. We are very happy to have her with us.
Who Can Resist a Cowboy?
by Tracy Smith
Western romance has always intrigued me. I had to be just a young teen when my mom allowed me to start reading some of the Harlequins, and it always seemed like I was drawn to the ones including those really “hot” cowboys. But even before that, I was drawn to anything with a country and western flair. From the Little House series, to Zane Gray novels, and then finally on to full-blown western romance, they’ve always been on my bedside table. From sweet and tender to hot and steamy, I wanted to read it all! And with my mom’s blessing, I was on my way.
Who can resist a story with a good-looking man, dressed in tight-fitting jeans, scuffed boots and a low-slung hat down over his eyes, telling you how he feels in that slow, heart-melting southern drawl voice? Can’t you just imagine the pull of your emotions in a situation like that? I can and that’s why I enjoy these stories so much. (In fact, the man I married used to dress very similarly to that when we were first together. Hmmmmmmm, think there’s some meaning behind that?)
Linda Lael Miller and Diana Palmer are two of my favorite western romance authors of today, but I am always eager to try new authors. I also enjoy reviewing books on goodreads. I review a variety of genres and have found authors I love in many different ones, but western romance holds a special place in my heart. As long as there are more and more out there to enjoy, I will keep piling them at my bedside.
Reading and reviewing these different genres has become my obsession. I am either reading, writing something down on paper about what I am reading, looking up new books and authors to follow, or typing up a new review to post to my blog. I have even come out of a sound sleep thinking about the book that I am currently reading. Yes, I am completely absorbed into this whole literary world. And to think, I just started blogging in April.
I am a big fan of goodreads and all it’s wonderful people and features. In fact, I usually post all my reviews there before I even post them to my blog. Don’t ask me why, it’s just something I do. I have posted many reviews there in the last few months and if you would like to check them out, I would be delighted. Any and all comments are welcomed!! You can find them here:
Tracy posted a very nice review for Darlin’ Druid. Thanks, Tracy! ~~Lyn