I was flipping through the TV channels last night in search of a chick flick and ran across an old western. Don’t you just love John Wayne? North to Alaska is my favorite of his movies, but alas it wasn’t on so I kept searching, but it did get me thinking about the similarities between cowboys and the hero in one of my books, CAN’T FAKE THIS. The story is about a divorcee ready to reenter the dating world. Anna Ryan is determined to be the best “product on the market,” which requires a lot more experience so she propositions sexy police officer Chase Harris to teach her how to make hot, passionate love as opposed to just having sex. He takes it a step further, instructing each lesson based on The Twelve Days of Christmas.
Now how are cops and cowboys alike?
1. The uniform: There is something about a man in uniform. I mean, I’ve never seen a baseball player than didn’t have his behind uplifted to perfection in spandex. Same with a cowboy in his Wranglers. Policemen, too, look oh-so-yummy in their dark blue dudes. And hats. One mustn’t forget the wink they can send your way under the brim of a hat.
2. The weapons: Cops have their arsenal of pistols, batons, etc. and a rifle strapped to the back of a cowboy is rather sexy. Even knowing that cowboy may have nothing on him other than a small pocketknife is enough to make you want him. Why? Because we know they can protect us, and there is something comforting and exciting about that.
3. The swagger: It’s the confidence in which a cowboy and cop carry themselves that just make us want to swoon. Their very presence commands attention.
4. The equipment: First of all, get your mind out of the gutter. Not that kind of equipment. Well…maybe. No, now I’m digressing. Cops have their car with loud sirens and cowboys have horses. Alright, I’ll have to let the cowboy win this battle because nothing is hotter than a man at ease in the saddle. It exudes power, and therefore, complete sex appeal.
Now it’s your turn. Do you have any suggestions to compare the different occupations of heroes? I’d love to hear them!
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