Cowboys Don’t Ride Unicorns

Finding a gorgeous femme who likes to top is as hard as harnessing a unicorn
Cowboys Don't Ride Unicorns by Tara Lain

Cowboys Don’t Ride Unicorns

COWBOYS DON’T RIDE UNICORNS is a toppy femme, bull-riding cowboy, opposites-attract, hidden identity, world’s colliding, dysfunctional family, guest ranch vacation, MM romance – with a red bustier.

Does it make sense to get turned on by girly guys when you want to be topped? No. Hell, no.

After a big past in bull riding that nearly killed him, Danny Boone’s looking for a quiet, low-key future on a small ranch of his own.

Two problems.

Where’s he going to get the money for a ranch except on the back of a bull?

And how can he stay low-key when his fantasy is a guy with rose-gold hair, legs for days, a high-profile decorating business, and an appetite for expensive lace lingerie?

Designer, Laurie Belmont needs to get out from under the thumb of a domineering mother, helpless father, and rich, privileged boyfriend. He can’t solve his problems with a two-bit cowboy who’s going to die getting thrown from a bull — no matter how perfect his ass is.

Talk about lives that are worlds apart.

Everybody knows cowboys don’t ride unicorns.

Available in eBook and Paperback

2nd edition
Release Date: November 17, 2020
Tara Lain Books
293 Pages

What People Are Saying About Cowboys Don’t Ride Unicorns

5 Stars!

Entwined in the drama is also a lesson in not letting your past keep you from being happy in the present. Thanks, Tara, for the angst, sexual tension, intrigue, and for giving Danny and Laurie their chance to be together.


Rainbow Book Reviews

5 Stars!

Cowboys Don’t Ride Unicorns tackles quite a few pre-conceptions, and it did so with amazing characters! I think Danny and Laurie are my favorites by Lain *sighs* I’m still swooning, they’re so cute!


Unconventional Book Reviews

5 Stars!

Tara Lain takes us poor readers through lots of twists and turns, but I loved how she got us through them. This is the second book that I have read by Tara Lain, each of the books has been from different series, and so far she hasn’t let me down. Tara Lain is fast becoming one of my favorite authors to read.

OptimuMM Book Reviews

5 Meeows! 

I loved the characters, the plot and everything about it. It is a heartwarming feel-good story if you need a good pick me up. I highly recommend it.


TTC Books and More

5 Hearts!

If I could give Tara Lain 25 <3’s for this review, I would. Take my word for it that this book is a definite must read, and you are certainly missing out big time if you do not get it. ASAP! Tara, I curse you for making me cry. Yet again. But, I love you dearly for giving us the gift that is Danny and Laurie’s story. Brilliant, my dear. So very brilliant.


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Excerpt from Cowboys Don’t Ride Unicorns


Laurie had thought they’d get here, he’d hold his breath for eight seconds while Danny risked his life, and they’d go home. No such luck. The competition included two rounds. One in the morning and one in the afternoon—the “short go,” Danny told them. Of course, Danny might not make it that far. Shit, I might not make it either.

The smell of horses, cows, and sweat filled his head like smoke. He’d imagined all that testosterone crowded into one place would be an aphrodisiac, but the arena had an odd feeling. Uncomfortable. Embarrassing to admit, but Laurie’d taken pains to look butch today—as butch as he could—so as not to make Danny uncomfortable, but apparently butch Laurie didn’t measure up in this rarified alpha-male universe. Cowboys walked by and eyed him, some looking shocked and others mean. Only a few appeared admiring or even neutral. Laurie shivered. Hell, he lived in San Francisco and decorated people’s houses. His personal style got him extra points in his world, but not here, baby. Pay attention. That’s how different you and Danny are.

Danny was saying, “Okay, I’ve got to go back and get ready for my first ride.”

Andy smiled, awestruck. “Did you already choose your bull?”

“No, I don’t get to choose. I’m just an also-ran here, so my bulls are picked randomly.”

“Do you know who you got?” Andy looked worried.

“His name’s Humdinger. I saw him. I think he lives up to it.”

Another riderwalked by and gave Laurie a surprised look. Better than some. Laurie said, “Hey, Danny, where’s your helmet? A lot of the riders have them.”

“I don’t use one. I need my hat for balance.”

Laurie felt his mouth fall open. “Isn’t that dangerous?”

Danny lowered his head and gazed at Laurie under the hat brim, which he reached up and pulled. “Hell, I gotta give that beast a fighting chance.” With a grin, he sauntered off toward the rider’s entrance to the arena.

Rand snorted, Aliki clapped, and Laurie just stared, mesmerized by the flexing muscles in that gold-medal ass.

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