These 10 Western Romance Novels Break The Status Quo


Not your average Western!

Traditional Western romance narratives usually consist of a white male cowboy figure courting a woman in distress... or something along those lines. These 10 romances, however, completely break traditional conventions. In these intriguing novels, you'll find diversity and inclusion of all races and sexualities. It's time to break the status quo of the classic Western romance novel and bring this genre into the modern-day! If you love anything Western-themed, you won't want to miss out on these sizzling reads.

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1. A Cowboy to Remember by Rebekah Weatherspoon


In this brand-new series from award-winning author Rebekah Weatherspoon, a charming cowboy and his sleeping beauty find their modern-day happily ever after.

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2. Wild Rain by Beverly Jenkins


USA Today bestselling author Beverly Jenkins continues her captivating Women Who Dare series with a female rancher who forges her own path in the wake of the Civil War.

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3. The Rancher Returns by Brenda Jackson


Returning from active duty to find his ranch being dug up by a beautiful stranger isn't the homecoming navy SEAL Gavin Blake expected. Layla Harris is convinced there's buried treasure on his land. But the only treasure this wealthy rancher wants to uncover is the professor's secret desires! When Layla unearths family secrets--and mysterious threats--he vows to do whatever it takes to protect her. Even as her revelations change everything.

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4. For Love's Sake Only by Lena Matthews


The last thing Charlotte Sane expects to find at a Rodeo is her dream man, but even she can’t deny the instant attraction that leads her straight into the arms of a handsome cowboy named Ty Wilcox. The two have nothing in common. Nothing except insane, inexplicable, but undeniable desire.

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5. Backwards to Oregon by Jae


A single mother and a woman living as a man find love on the Oregon Trail in this best-selling lesbian historical romance.

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6. Hart & Stocker by Max Ellendale


It's not every day that Willa receives distress calls for sick horses owned by dead people. As one of two veterinarians in the rural area of Washington State, she responds to the summons for two reasons; she's worried for the unknown animal, and sheer curiosity over the alleged revenant. While on this mission, Willa crosses paths with Dax, a rough around the edges U.S. Marshal tasked with caring for her fallen father's farm. Dax is a woman of few words, but Willa can see beyond the silence into the rich soul that she aches to learn more about. Tangled with uncertainty, Willa's desires urge her into Dax's personal space, and what unfolds between the lavender fields brings both women something unexpected.

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7. A Country Girl’s Heart by Dena Blake


Kat Jackson is successful despite her estrangement from her parents and the loss of her wife. She’s resigned to live alone while struggling to maintain her dream ranch. When she falls for weekend cowgirl DJ Callahan, she soon fears all she knows to be true may be a cruel façade developed for her own protection.

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8. Lucky Break by A.M. Arthur


Welcome to Clean Slate Ranch: Home of tight jeans, cowboy boots and rough trails. For some men, it’s a fantasy come true.

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9. Timing by Mary Calmes


Stefan Joss just can't win. Not only does he have to go to Texas in the middle of summer to be the man of honor in his best friend Charlotte's wedding, but he's expected to negotiate a million-dollar business deal at the same time. Worst of all, he's thrown for a loop when he arrives to see the one man Charlotte promised wouldn't be there: her brother, Rand Holloway. Stefan and Rand have been mortal enemies since the day they met, so Stefan is shocked when a temporary cease-fire sees the usual hostility replaced by instant chemistry. Though leery of the unexpected feelings, Stefan is swayed by a sincere revelation from Rand, and he decides to give Rand a chance. But their budding romance is threatened when Stefan's business deal goes wrong: the owner of the last ranch he needs to secure for the company is murdered. Stefan's in for the surprise of his life as he finds himself in danger as well.

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10. Touch Me Gently by J.R. Loveless


A scarred young man finds starts working as a cook at a Montana Ranch and finds security in the arms of a sexy cowboy with a big heart.

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