A Real Cowboy Always Protects - Stephanie Rowe

A Real Cowboy Always Protects

By Stephanie Rowe

  • Release Date: 2021-06-01
  • Genre: Western
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 79 Ratings)


Is it really a second chance at love if a grumpy, sexy cowboy proposes marriage only to protect you from being killed by a CIA assassin? 
Chicago architect Skylar Jones is stuck in a rut, and even her elderly neighbor believes Skylar is going to end up a crazy cat lady if she doesn't get over her ex and start dating soon. But there's only one man Skylar notices these days, and he's unavailable, cranky, and no more interested in dating than she is. 
But apparently, the sexy hunk of cowboy love is interested in saving her from a professional assassin, so, he has that going for him. 
Burned by love, CIA agent Logan Stockton left his Wyoming cowboy roots behind long ago, and he has no intention of returning to the small town that holds his darkest secrets. But when his latest mission puts a target on his sassy, sexy neighbor, Logan will do whatever it takes to keep her safe….including taking her back to Wyoming as his fake fiancée to hide out. 
Sparks fly hot and fast when Logan moves in with Skylar to protect her. But can they stay alive long enough to find love, especially when his matchmaking family has plans for the two workaholics who are afraid to trust again?  
Friends to lovers.
Slow-burn romance.
Fake fiancée. 
Lots of feels.
A hot cowboy burned by love.  
Matchmaking family members.

"Absolutely swoon worthy, lovable and emotionally driven. Family is everything." ~Madison (Five-star Amazon Review on A Real Cowboy for Christmas)

"I just wanted to wrap my arms around him and never let go." ~Dee (Five-star Amazon Review on A Real Cowboy for Christmas)

Wonderfully written, lots of heart."  ~Candy G. (Five-Star Amazon Review on A Real Cowboy for Christmas)

"Stephanie Rowe infuses her characters with a passion that I have rarely seen matched in any romance novelist I have ever come across." ~ Five-star Amazon Review on Darkness Awakened

Books in the Wyoming Rebels series (all books are standalone and can be read in any order):

A Real Cowboy Never Says No
A Real Cowboy Knows How to Kiss
A Real Cowboy Rides a Motorcycle
A Real Cowboy Never Walks Away
A Real Cowboy Loves Forever
A Real Cowboy for Christmas
A Real Cowboy Always Trusts His Heart
A Real Cowboy Always Protects (June 1, 2021)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Stephanie Rowe is "contemporary romance at its best" (Bex 'N' Books). She's author of more than fifty novels, and she's a 2018 winner and a five-time nominee of the RITA® award, the highest award in romance fiction. As an award-winning author, Stephanie has been touching readers' hearts and keeping them spellbound for more than a decade with her contemporary romances, romantic suspense, and paranormal romances.


  • Stockton series

    By Boobyboo2013
    I loved all the books in this series!
  • Wow

    By 1phoenix3
    I love this book!!! Ok Logan, my darling Logan. I love how determined he is to protect everyone he loves no matter the cost to him. He steals my heart. It was great seeing all the other people from the previous books. I feel like I am there in the story when I’m reading it. I love that it takes you away from everything. Stephanie Rowe has an amazing ability to pull you into her books. This book is great! I highly recommend getting it!!
  • Loved

    By viro1963
    I loved the chemistry between Logan and Skylar it’s been growing for two years will the danger to Logan will bring it up to light. The characters are engaging and well developed. The storyline flowed easily throughout the pages. I received a copy and am voluntary leaving my honest review.
  • Logan and Skylar

    By exciterose45
    Skylar and Logan lived across from the other only met in the elevator and the mailroom. One night she decides to get him a coffee after talking to him in the elevator, 2 men were on the elevator with and make her get him to open the door. She said things that only he would understand to let him that there others around the side of her and did what he told her to do. Logan took her into protective custody and then her mom too. Skylar and her mom both found love and bad guy gone. Great book the action kept me reading to see what was going to happen next.
  • Fantastic

    By Anydb
    She has done it again. What a wonderful addition to the Wyoming Rebel series. I just love Logan. Him finding the perfect woman to add to his life and lives of his family. This book had it all. I laughed, crying and smiled so wide it did hit my ears. This book had so much action and suspense in it. Love the drama and the romance. I wanted more and didn’t want it to end. I received an ARC for my honest review.
  • A Great Addition to the Series

    By csw....
    Skylar and Logan were exactly what the other needed. I appreciated that neither of them pretended that their pasts hadn’t damaged them. I also appreciated that they understood that about each other. Life is a gamble, and these two, while initially cautious, were willing to take a gamble on each other. Another great book from Stephanie!
  • A Real Cowboy Always Protects by Stephanie Rowe

    By ReadingOverTV2
    A Real Cowboy Alway Protects by Stephanie Rowe Book 8 of the Wyoming Rebels series. Contemporary romance. Cowboy / CIA merge, fake fiancé troupe. Can be read as a stand-alone but don’t miss the prior books. I LOVE these cowboys, and self-proclaimed brothers. I’ve been waiting for this book for a long time and it didn’t disappoint. Full of growing emotions and connections, both family and love. These men feel deeply and aren’t afraid to express it. Skylar is just as open and honest about what she’s feeling and it’s a joy to see their relationships strengthen. Choose joy. And that’s what they do. Ok, yes, there is a killer tracking down the heroine, and a threat to her life. But she’s surrounded by very protective and capable cowboys wearing guns and knowing how to fight the danger. She can relax and fall in love with her fake fiancé, and he with her. Can’t she? If she can reconcile her past trust issues. It’s all good. It’s all swoon worthy. Excerpt: “Logan was leaning forward, his jaw flexing as he watched her. "You okay?" She looked up, and her resistance melted away at the concern on his face. She fluttered her hand at him. "It's a big diamond. I feel like I landed a sugar daddy." He grinned. "I'm definitely the sugar daddy type." "I totally pegged you for that." She sat back in the seat, the tension easing from her body for the first time in hours. "This might be okay." The cold metal encircling her finger made her feel safe. It wasn't a reminder of her past, or a lie about her future. It was the truth that Logan was committed to protecting her. "So, you're in?" "Engaged to a sexy cowboy CIA agent from Wyoming who's my personal bodyguard and protector?" She smiled. "Now, that might be every woman's fantasy." He grinned. "You think I'm sexy?" Ah…that devastating smile and sparkle in his eyes was back. Her heart leapt, and she couldn't keep the smile off her face. "As if you didn't know that you're basically pure temptation all wrapped up in jeans and a sweatshirt.” Excerpt From A Real Cowboy Always Protects by Stephanie Rowe Excerpt: “She looked down at the ring on her hand, shiny and glittering. "Where are we going to sleep? Together? If we're engaged, they're going to expect that." She looked at him. "Unless your family is the no-sex-before-marriage type?" Logan couldn't help but chuckle at the hopeful expression on Skylar's face. God, he couldn't believe how much she lightened the darkness that weighted him down so constantly. He hadn't expected to have any kind of reaction when she'd put the ring on, but the moment she'd settled it on her hand, something inside him had come alive. A fierce, unyielding possessiveness. Not of the ring. Of Skylar. His response to seeing that diamond on her hand had been so visceral that he'd actually closed his eyes, trying to regroup, to remind himself of what mattered in his life and the promises he'd made to himself.” Excerpt From A Real Cowboy Always Protects ByStephanie Rowe
  • Couldn’t put it down

    By angie1229
    I’ve loved the entire Wyoming Rebels series, but what I particularly enjoy about this story, besides delving further into the family dynamics, is how it reinforces the concept that the family bond goes beyond blood to encompass shared backgrounds and/or shared feelings. I also love the how Logan and Skylar grew from acquaintances to friends to fall in love, and then gain the courage to face their fears to go after what they really want! And I also appreciated that Leila did not get lost in the story! I can’t wait for Quintin and Caleb’s stories! I received a free copy of the book and am giving my honest review.