To Tame A Wild Cowboy


Here’s the cover for the third book in the Lockharts of Cupid, Texas series. (Out in the spring of 2019)

This is Rhett’s story and it’s the first time I’ve written the marriage of convenience trope. I found it quite challenging to write because it turns the whole “first comes love, then comes marriage” adage on its head. But I suspect that’s what makes MOC plots so much fun to read.

Here’s the blurb:

What would it take to tame a wild cowboy?

One minute, Rhett Lockhart is a love ‘em and leave ‘em bull rider with a slow, sexy smile, a swagger, and not a care in the world. The next, he learns his free-wheeling days are over: a baby has been abandoned in the hospital, and there’s no question: he’s the father. But from the first moment he gazes into his daughter’s eyes, he knows the moment has come to say ‘no’ to no-strings. It’s time to grow up.

Standing in his way is the baby’s foster mother, Tara Alzate, who doesn’t quite believe Rhett is ready to change his ways. Still, she’s not not immune to his considerable charms, so when he proposes a marriage of convenience and shared custody against her better judgement she says “I do.” Can Tara tame this wild cowboy and make her own, long-buried dreams come true?

 A Cupid, Texas novel

 Do you like MOC plots? Would you ever enter into a marriage of convenience? If so, why? If not, what could happen that would change your mind about that?



  1. Kat Hood on August 4, 2018 at 3:21 am

    I enjoy marriage of convenience stories. I can’t wait to read To Tame a Wild Cowboy!

    • Lori Wilde on August 4, 2018 at 11:57 am

      Thank you, Kat!

  2. Kat Hood on August 4, 2018 at 3:23 am

    Ooops! I mean Once Upon a Cowboy. ?

    • Lori Wilde on August 4, 2018 at 11:59 am

      My oops! The title got changed to To Tame a Wild Cowboy and my publisher doesn’t have the updated title on the cover yet.

  3. Mary Behan on August 4, 2018 at 10:42 am

    MOC plots are interesting. You meet a couple who need each other in a way they think will solve their problems. When an author who excels at “finding love solutions”,such as yourself , puts them together we see the need turn to friendship and grow into love.
    It’s a reminder of all the matches that were made in so many cultures through the year’s

    • Lori Wilde on August 4, 2018 at 12:00 pm

      I feel as if MOC plots are hard to pull off in contemporaries, but I had an idea for one that I thought worked. I hope you enjoy To Tame a Wilde Cowboy.

  4. Joann carega on August 26, 2018 at 10:00 am

    I love reading a series in order can I find Cupid Texas book list in order? With your other writings? Please thank you Jo

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