Fantasizing about a steamy, hot cowboy and want him to pull you in with his lasso? Well, we can’t give that to you, but we can give you the second best thing – a steamy cowboy romance novel.
Whether you’re looking for something hot and fast-paced, or something slow burning and sensual, these steamy cowboy romance novels will be sure to satisfy your cravings.
Standalone Cowboy Romance Novels
If you’re not sure if the cowboy romance genre is for you, then take a look at these standalone cowboy romance books…
1. Toughest Cowboy In Texas – Carolyn Brown
Lila Harris, now a little older and wiser, is back in Happy, Texas to run her mother’s cafe for the summer. However, something about this town makes her itch to get a little reckless and rowdy. Especially her old partner-in-crime Brody Dawson comes on the scene.
Despite their continued chemistry, he is still the town’s golden boy, and she is still the wrong kind of girl.
Brody hasn’t had much time lately to relax and have some fun, as he is too busy running his ranch. He misses the carefree days of high school when he and his friends would get together and have fun.
One of Brody’s old friends from back then, Lila, has also grown up a lot since they last saw each other. Brody finds himself dreaming about late night skinny dipping with her again and wonders how he can resist her charm…
2. Grumpy Cowboy – Max Monroe
Dr. Leah Levee was supposed to be doing a favor for her boss – go to his friend Tx Jameson’s luxury ranch and provide medical care for his teenage son.
She assumed it would be a nice break from the city, except when she turned up, it turns out the patient is not teenage, but a thirty-something muscular cowboy.
He’s also incredibly stubborn and rude and does not get along well with Leah. But when Leah learns he’s a single parent to a cute little girl, her heart melts. She begins to see behind the tough exterior and under the surface is a sensitive man, and he’s irresistible.
This is a heartwarming enemies-to-lovers cowboy romance book that will leave you swooning for the MC.
3. Running Wild – Linda Howard & Linda Jones
Carlin Reed is a frequent traveler, living in fear of being discovered and forced to leave her current location. She chose Battle Ridge, Wyoming as her new home because it is far away from any major cities and the residents are friendly.
After becoming Zeke Decker’s cook and housekeeper, Carlin begins to suspect that she may have made her first mistake working for him. He is rugged, handsome, and too distracting for her own good. This makes Carlin feel almost safe around him, but soon things start to get too hot in the kitchen.
Carlin is a woman in trouble. She’s displaying signs of being in financial distress, such as having no cash and using deadbolts on her door. It is easy to see that she needs help, but Zeke seems completely blindsided by his attraction to her and can’t think straight when it comes to helping her.
Zeke is determined to keep things professional between them, but Carlin’s past quickly catches up with her and she has to make a tough decision: stay away from Zeke or put him in danger.
4. Shared by the Cowboys – Cassie Cole
Shared By The Cowboys is a stand-alone reverse harem romance. It follows Rebecca Winters who is a twenty-something author and farmhand.
She meets the Cassidy brothers, Mason, Cody and Blake, who are owners of The Cassidy Cattle Ranch.
They needed a hand with the farm and Rebecca applied – she grew up on a ranch and was more than qualified.
Little did she know that working on a ranch with three moody cowboys was going to be tough, not just because of their attitude but because they are all so irresistible.
5. Kiss Me, Cowboy – Diana Palmer
Kiss Me, Cowboy is a compilation of two novellas where solitary and silent cowboys find their hearts tamed by strong women.
The Rancher’s Wedding
When a hard-working rancher in debt meets a waitress who is facing scandal, they put their abilities and feelings together. But will front page news ruin the attraction between them?
Esther Marist fled her mother’s killer and ended up at a rugged stranger’s cabin. A wildlife rehabilitator, Matthews wasn’t the type to turn any creature away, so Esther began to heal there. As she realized how much danger she had brought to his doorstep and how far he would go to protect her, Esther started to like him.
6. A Nanny for the Grumpy Cowboy – Hanna Hart
Drake Rolston is a grumpy single dad who is in need of a new nanny. When his long-time nanny quits, he is desperate for someone to help him take care of his daughter.
Freddie Dover, a carefree dreamer, seems like the last person Drake would pick to help him in his time of need. But when there are no other options available, Drake decides to take a chance with Freddie and see what happens.
Freddie didn’t like Drake to begin with, he was grumpy and overprotective. But when the grumpy cowboy boss and Freddie are set up on a blind date, sparks fly.
Soon she realizes Drake’s cold exterior is warm on the inside.
This is a sweet nanny romance story you won’t want to put down.
7. Cowboy Bikers MC – Esther E. Schmidt
Weston is the president of a motorcycle club located at a huge ranch that breeds longhorns and horses. He’s a biker, cowboy, and man of many talents.
Harlene is from The Iron Hot Blood Ranch, a ranch his father would have told him to stay clear of, but since he has a veterinary clinic to run and animals to save that’s not going to be possible. Even more, Harlene is someone he just can’t seem to stop thinking about.
This book is part of the Cowboy Bikers MC series but is a standalone short biker romance story. This is one hot bike romance book with a Western twist that will keep you hooked until the end.
8. Montana Sanctuary – Josie Jade & Janie Crouch
Lucas Everett and his former Navy SEAL brothers worked hard to create the Resting Warrior Ranch.
One of the company’s services is training service animals to help people with emotional scars.
Typically, soldiers show up at their door. However, this time it is Evelyn Taylor—a soldier in a very different kind of war.
Lucas is patient with animals, and he’s happy to be patient with this skittish woman too.
When Evelyn’s nightmares from her past start appearing in Montana, she thinks she has to run again, but Lucas won’t let that happen. He’s been protecting his country against the worst threats for years now, and he’ll protect her too.
Evelyn has met the rancher, but now she’s about to meet the SEAL.
9. Unbridled Cowboy – Maisey Yates
Cowboy Sawyer Garrett is not interested in settling down, but when he becomes a single dad to tiny baby June, he knows that stepping up to the responsibility is non-negotiable.
So he decides to find a woman to be his infant daughter’s mother through an online ad.
Evelyn Moore, a city girl who just escaped a nearly disastrous marriage, is desperate for change. Her love for her new baby daughter is instant. Her feelings for Sawyer, her cowboy husband, are…more complicated.
Evelyn is determined to keep their marriage all about the baby but she starts to feel more and more desire for Sawyer outside of the baby realm.
10. The Cowboy’s Best Friend – Jessie Gussman
Palmer is a cowboy who has a billion-dollar problem. His best friend can fix it, but at the cost of his heart. If Palmer wants to claim his inheritance and keep the ranch, he needs to find himself a wife.
Ames’ happily-ever-after would be complete if she could just hitch her wagon to the woman who sees him only as a best friend.
Palmer can’t help but think about Ames all the time, especially when he’s with his new match-made companions.
Now that Palmer worries about Ames’s wanderlust, he fears she may not be able to see what is right in front of her.
The Cowboy’s Best Friend is a charming western billionaire romance novel by Jessie Gussman. If you enjoy tender moments, down-home chemistry, and heartwarming humor, then you’ll love this wholesome Christian story.
11. Long, Tall Christmas – Janet Dailey
After facing foreclosure on her home in California, Kylie Wayne is grateful to accept her aging aunt Muriel’s offer to come back and help out on the ranch in Branding Iron, Texas.
However, when an early snowstorm rolls in, Kylie’s dream of a perfect Christmas for her kids is blown away by the unexpected snow.
Comfort and joy seem unlikely, unless a certain long-tall Texan with a bad boy’s charm can rope some holiday cheer into their lives.
No one predicted that restless and independent Shane Taggart would work the family ranch all these years, but when his father died, Shane was ready to sell his land and see the world.
But until sweet, handsome Kylie showed up, he thought she had turned into a dutiful good girl he remembered.
The responsible woman he used to know has turned into a spirited woman; Shane wants to give her the warm family future she longs for—with puppies thrown in for good measure.
One kiss under the mistletoe may not convince her, but Shane knows that love is a gift that will last forever…
12. The Reluctant Cowboy – Kate Pearce
After quickly fleeing his previous ranching life, Chase Morgan found success in the technology industry. However, running a successful company can’t erase the memories of his youth.
After returning home to help his Grandma Ruth, he’s finally starting to put some ghosts to rest. But there’s a smart, beautiful houseguest in the way, and getting her out of the house, and out of his head, is a challenge.
Historian January Mitchell is determined to save the Morgan ranch, even though Chase seems to be a stubborn and skittish cowboy. She hopes that his love of the ranch will overpower his fear, or that she can get him back in the saddle somehow.
13. City Girl vs Country Boy – Jordan Ford
Harper’s life was turned upside down when her parents died in a car crash. She and her younger siblings were left to live with a distant family friend in New Zealand.
The only good thing about this new place is the kind boy with charming eyes.
Tane is struggling to cope with the fact that his mother has betrayed him, and five orphaned teens have suddenly appeared in his life. He does his best to support them but feels frustrated that he can’t do more to help Harper heal from her loss.
Harper is struggling to deal with the responsibility of her siblings and finds unexpected courage in Tane’s steady hand. However, he struggles to keep his emotions in check as his need for her grows stronger each day.
Tane and Harper are hoping to forge a new home on the farm, where they can heal their shattered lives together.
City Girl vs. Country Boy is the first book in the Forever Love sweet YA contemporary romance series, which follows the powerful attractions between two opposites as they navigate emotional twists and turns and family drama.
If you enjoy reading stories with strong attractions, heart-wrenching family drama, and emotional twists and turns, then you’ll love Jordan Ford’s novel.
14. Curvy Girls Can’t Date Cowboys – Kelsey Stelting
Ginger nearly died the summer of her eighth grade year, and ever since her parents have done everything to keep her healthy. Now a senior, she feels suffocated.
When her parents take her twin sisters out of town for an audition, she has the chance to show them she can be a responsible young adult.
She plans to catch up on school work, but her video project partner flakes on her. He goes to his family ranch to get his help, but it turns out her quiet weekend was going to be put aside because of a hot cowboy.
Curvy Girls Can’t Date Cowboys is a standalone novel in the “Curvy Girls Can’t Date series” featuring sweet young adult romance stories.
15. The Promise of Jenny Jones – Maggie Osborne
Jenny Jones has been a mule driver, buffalo skinner, and babysitter. She recently took an oath to bring six-year-old Graciela safely to California after the woman who saved her life made her promise.
Her relations are hot on their trail and there is a complication with her half brother.
Ty Sanders thought he’d never see his brother’s long-lost daughter again. But one day, he stumbled upon a hardcore young woman who was battling desperados to protect the kid.
Now all Ty wants is for Jenny to hand over his niece, but Jenny Jones has a promise to keep. Her word is all she has left until a little girl opens her heart and a rugged cowboy steals it.
16. Immortal Cowboy – Alexis Morgan
When Rayanne’s uncle leaves her a secluded mountain cabin in his will, she feels drawn to the place and the nearby ghost town.
But is she drawn there because of her love of history or the memory of the mysterious stranger who has haunted her dreams since she was a girl?
Soon after meeting the gunslinger, she discovers that their destinies are intertwined.
Wyatt has a dark past that he’s burdened by, and Rayanne is the only woman who can help him find peace. But to give him the release he needs, she may need to sacrifice the most important love she’s ever known.
This is an enticing paranormal cowboy romance novel for fantasy lovers.
17. Montana Sky – Nora Roberts
When Jack Mercy died, he left behind a ranch worth almost twenty million dollars. Each of his three daughters—born to different mothers and unknown to each other—is now gathered to hear the reading of the will.
But when they learn that before any of them can inherit, they must live together on the ranch for one year, they are shocked.
For Tess, a screenwriter who just wants to get paid and move on to Hollywood, it’s a nightmare. For Lily, on the run from her abusive ex-boyfriend, it’s a safe haven. And for Willa—who grew up on the ranch—it feels like someone is infringing on her rightful home.
Both sisters have been through a lot in their lives. They’re strangers, but they face a challenge: to put their past animosity aside and live as a family. To protect each other from danger—and work together to defeat an enemy who threatens to destroy them all.
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18. Rocky Mountain Heat (Six Pack Ranch Series) – Vivian Arend
Blake Coleman, the eldest of six brothers, knows that his desire for the sweet girl-next-door is wrong. While Jaxi has grown into a western-hat wearing blonde with slim legs that go on forever, Blake’s responsible thing to do is to keep his hands off her.
Jaxi has other plans for Blake. She’s ready to convince him they would be perfect together, but he can’t seem to see past the big “don’t touch” sign that apparently hangs around her neck.
Jaxi moves in next to Blake on the Six Pack ranch, and the undeniable heat between them quickly starts to simmer. When Blake’s younger brothers start getting interested in Jaxi, Blake is going to have to let go of his control and fight for her heart.
19. Cowboy Heat (Hell Yeah! Series) – Sable Hunter
Cowboy Aron McCoy only wants one thing from women. When Libby Fontaine turns up at Aron’s Tebow Ranch, she is determined to spend the next few months living each day as if it were her last.
Her doctor says she can’t count on her remission from leukemia being permanent, so she’s determined to live life to the fullest.
Their attraction is instantaneous. But he backs off when he finds she’s never been with a man before. But that doesn’t last long…
This is a steamy cowboy romance novel packed full of heat. It’s intended for audiences age 18+
20. Billion Dollar Cowboy (Cowboys & Brides Series) – Carolyn Brown
When Colton Nelson won the Texas Lottery, he became a millionaire overnight. Ever since then, he’s been trying to keep away from the gold diggers – but it shouldn’t be too hard to find a pretty girl and hire her to play his fake girlfriend.
Laura Baker has mixed feelings about her job as a ranch hand. In spite of this, she’s glad to be stuck on the ranch for a while. Being around a handsome cowboy is not half-bad either.
Neither Colton nor Laura expected the intensely hard lessons they have to learn about the real cost of love.
Fans of Linda Lael Miller and Diana Palmer will love this moving fake relationship romance story between a cowboy who has it all—and the woman he could never have enough of.
21. Love Drunk Cowboy (Spikes & Spurs Series) – Carolyn Brown
The last thing Austen expected was to be working at a watermelon farm in the Oklahoma. She’s a city girl, and stilettos are not meant for farming.
The only solution is to sell the property before I am forced to set up a roadside farm stand with overripe watermelons.
Then she meets her drop-dead gorgeous new neighbor Rye O’Donnell and maybe there’s time for a little cowboy after all..
He’s after his dream property. But when he meets Austin, he’s thinking it’s time to set aside his real estate ambitions and convince a city girl how much fun farming can be.
22. Buck Wild (Bennett Boys Ranch Series) – Lauren Landish
James Bennett is a rodeo cowboy in his prime and all he wants out of life is something to straddle. When he meets a spirited and gorgeous veterinarian-in-training, James is always up for a challenge. Though she’s feisty, James falls for her hard and they start dating.
Sophie Stone can admit that James Bennett is a seriously hot cowboy. He has piercing blue eyes, a muscular body, and the perfect amount of swagger to make her heart race. Sophie thought she was done with her bad boy phase, but he’s definitely one exception she couldn’t resist.
Sophie can’t say no to a man who makes her heart race like a bronco, and when their summer fling comes to an end she’ll have to say goodbye.
23. Knotted (Trails of Sin Series) – Pam Godwin
Conor and Jake grew up together and were each other’s first love. When she was violently assaulted at sixteen, she left Oklahoma, leaving him behind, heartbroken.
Years later, she returns. Except teenage Jake is gone and replaced by a ruthless cattle rancher with heavy secrets.
He knows that he doesn’t deserve her, but he can’t help himself, even with a web of lies hunting her.
This is a dark second chance romance novel with some scenes of violence.
24. At Wolf Ranch (Montana Men Series) – Jennifer Ryan
After several years of rodeo touring, Gabe Bowden desires nothing more than a place of his own and a woman who will love him for more than one night. When he is offered the sale of an enormous Wolf Ranch spread, he quickly accepts. Everything is set until Gabe rescues a woman on the abandoned and snow-covered road leading to the property – and suddenly everything changes.
Ella Wolf rushes to her family’s abandoned ranch in Montana after her twin sister is murdered. She knows she’s next if she can’t uncover a secret hidden somewhere on the property. The last thing Ella expects is to be rescued by a rugged rancher with his own agenda who almost makes her forget how dangerous love can be.
With a killer on the loose and their partnership unexpectedly blossoming into something more, can Ella and Gabe learn to trust each other before it’s too late?
25. Broken (Broken Series) – Kelly Elliot
Layton Morris grew up in a home without running water or electricity, which taught him how to survive and depend only on his brother Mike.
After Mike’s tragic death, Layton spends all of his time working on the ranch he and his brother dreamed of. Sealing his heart and focusing on the ranch.
Whitley Reynolds grew up in upstate New York in a life of privilege. When she met Roger, a star high school football player, no one was surprised; even Whitley had dreamt of a life with him living in New York City and happily followed him there. The first time Roger hit her for arguing with him about hosting a dinner party, she forgave him.
Whitley felt isolated and alone as the more incidents occurred, the further she withdrew from her friends and family. One day, things reached a breaking point and Whitley made a promise to herself to face her fears.
Whitley was determined to start a new life in the small town of Llano, Texas, where no one would ever find out about her past. However, her best friend Courtney wanted to stay with Whitley and put their past behind them. Will they both be able to trust and love again or will their pasts come back to haunt them?
This steamy cowboy romance novel has some steamy scenes and violence and is intended for audiences age 18+
26. One Hot Summer (One and Only Texas Series) – Melissa Cutler
Celebrity wedding planner Remedy Lane is Hollywood royalty–until a scandal sends her packing to the wilds of Texas. She has a knack for creating disasters, but she’s determined to reboot her career at Briscoe Ranch, a luxurious resort known for extravagant weddings.
The woman does not know that weddings do not occur at the resort without the approval of the town’s cowboy-swaggering, too-hot-for-his-own-good fire chief, Micah Garrity.
Micah is not the kind of person who usually gets into trouble, but he knows trouble when he sees it. All it takes is one glimpse of Remedy’s princess airs for him to know that he’s met his match.
Unfortunately, he can’t stop thinking about her–even when she brings about one disaster after another at the resort. They clash at every turn, but they can’t help but be drawn to each other.
27. One Night with a Cowboy (Oklahoma Nights Series) – Cat Johnson
Two people from vastly different backgrounds find each other and fall madly in love. Tuck is a military cowboy from Oklahoma, and Becca is a New York English Professor who has been laid off from her job. They only have one hot night when Becca’s in town for her long-shot interview for the Associate Professor position at OSU, but they don’t care.
At the mixer to introduce her as the newest faculty member, Becca is horrified to find out that her one-night stand, bull-riding cowboy Tuck, is actually a full-fledged military science professor at Oregon State University.
Though Tuck is surprised to see her, he knows he can’t stop at one night and so the pursuit is on. Only he’s stopped short when his commanding officer shows incriminating photos of the couple in the campus library, which breaks the university’s faculty non-fraternization rule. What are they going to do?
28. Corralled (Blacktop Cowboys Series) – Lorelei James
Lainie Capshaw is an experienced sports therapist who has worked with injured cowboys for years. She knows that a Western drawl and good physical form don’t always mean a man is worth investing in.
Lainie is surprised to find herself interested in two different men on two different circuits.
Lainie is shocked to learn that Hank and Kyle are friends from her hometown. But when they offer to share her—in every way—she knows that both of them will win her all over. But Lainie must choose which cowboy is worthy of her heart.
29. At Love’s Command (Hanger’s Horsemen Series) – Karen Witemeyer
Matthew Hanger is a former cavalry officer who leads a band of mercenaries known as the Hanger’s Horsemen. They protect the innocent and fight for justice, but when one of their members is shot by a rustler, they are in need of protection themselves.
Dr. Josephine Burkett is used to men taking one look at her skirts and disregarding her medical skills, but she was not prepared for Matthew Hanger’s sudden change of heart and offer to assist her during surgery.
Josephine’s respect for Matthew grows when she learns of his dedication to his friend during recovery, and when she hears of her brother’s abduction, he becomes the only hope for rescue.
Matt has been through a lot in his career, including facing off against ruthless outlaws and betrayal, but when he met a bossy doctor, something inside him started to soften. If she gets caught in the crossfire, he may have to make some difficult decisions to save her.
30. Long Hard Ride (Rough Riders Series) – Lorelei James
If you love cowboy romance books, then you’ll love the Rough Riders series by Lorelei James which currently has sixteen cowboy romances in the series.
Channing Kinkaid, aspiring wild woman, is offered the opportunity to go on a road trip with a real rodeo cowboy.
From the moment Colby McKay looks at Channing, he knows she’s up for a challenge. She’s a bull rider, saddle bronc buster, and calf roper—three tough sports.
He also demands that his partners, Trevor and Edgard are allowed to join in. Although Channing secretly longs to be the sole focus, all is not as it seems with the trio.
Colby has asked for her submission to be kept behind closed doors, as he suspects that she may not be willing to fully comply with his requests.
This testifies to Colby’s assertiveness and willingness to demand what he wants, as well as his ability to charm people into compliance.
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Final Word on Cowboy Romance Novels
So there you have it, our top 30 steamy cowboy romance novels to satisfy your wild western dreams. Whether you want something hot and steamy or slow burning and passionate, these cowboy romance books will be sure to be a worthy addition to your bookcase.
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