Top Five Reasons Bull Riders are Better!


By Sarah M. Anderson, author of CRUSHING ON THE COWBOY

I love a man in chaps—who doesn’t? While anyone who gets on a bull is a special kind of crazy, I love to watch the battle between man and bull, eight seconds at a time. In Crushing on the Cowboy, there are two bull riders at one time—Mitch (the American) and Paulo (the Brazilian). Here’s a list of the top five reasons why bull riders are better:

5. No Fear.

Bull riders are adrenaline junkies. In reality, I like a man who doesn’t risk his life for fun and profit. But fiction, I love a hero who lives for the rush of the ride! In Crushing on the Cowboy, Mitch skipped college to start riding after high school. Mitch is deep in the closet but his ability to work around his fear pushes him into the macho world of bull riding. He lives for that rush!

4. Sheer Skills.

Bull riders may be crazy, but they’re also crazy talented. There’s an art and a science to riding bulls and different styles to consider. In Crushing on the Cowboy, Paulo already knows how to ride in the Brazilian style. He comes to America to learn the American style—different grips on the ropes. The ability to dig in his spurs and hold on no matter what has many applications outside of the arena!

3. Thighs.

If you want to be a bull rider, you danged well better have thigh muscles that could crack walnuts. This comes in handy in lots of situations. A good grip is…invaluable!

2. The Buckle.

Bull riders win buckles for winning it all and you know what they say—the bigger the buckle, the bigger the…belt! In Crushing on the Cowboy, Mitch wears the very first buckle he ever won at the Cody Rodeo when he was sixteen. He has others, but he’s a sentimental kind of guy. Paulo hasn’t won a buckle in America yet—but he’s going to keep trying!

1. The Chaps.

God bless a man in chaps. They’re both completely functional, in that they protect a cowboy’s legs from kicks, cuts and barbed wire, and a gift in that they give us all quite a view from the back! Paulo goes home with Mitch and helps him work cattle in between rides during the week. Those chaps lead to a lot of heated moments in the hay room!

What do you love about bull riders? Tell me what I missed!

lgcover.9781488020100CRUSHING ON THE COWBOY by Sarah M. Anderson

Award-winning Western author Sarah M. Anderson proves love needs no words in this sexy male/male novella about two rodeo cowboys facing their future once the rodeo ends

As The Heartbreak Kid, Mitch Jenner is known as the biggest womanizer of all the rodeo cowboys—but it’s just an act to keep himself safe. In fact, Mitch is so afraid of coming out that he’s opted to stay single—and a virgin. He’s fine with being alone…until he meets the mysterious Paulo.

Paulo Bernardes is here to learn the American style of bull riding well enough to teach it back home in Brazil. Anamorado—a boyfriend—will distract him from his goal, but he’s captivated by Mitch, who understands him even when they don’t speak the same language. In return, Paulo wants Mitch to accept himself—and their relationship.

In private, Mitch yields to his attraction to Paulo and is rewarded with a heat and tenderness he comes to crave. But he still fears exposing their relationship. And as they grow closer, Paulo wonders how he’ll live without Mitch once their time together is up—how he’ll pick up the pieces of his heart when it’s time to say goodbye.

This book is approximately 40,000 words

Sarah M. Anderson is an award-winning author who writes new western romances, where the cowboys have cell phones, pick-up trucks, and occasionally advanced degrees, because she hates a stupid hero. She won RT Reviewer’s Choice 2012 Desire of the Year for A Man of Privilege. The Nanny Plan was a 2016 RITA® Finalist.

Sarah spends her days having conversations with imaginary cowboys and billionaires. Find out more at and sign up for the new-release newsletter at


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