Drop Two Tears in a Bucket by Shoshanna Evers
I’ve loved sexy cowboys ever since I wrote Overheated, so when Delilah said she was looking for short cowboy stories, I was all over it!
In Drop Two Tears in a Bucket, my contribution to the Cleis Press anthology COWBOY HEAT, I imagined what it must be like to be a woman who owned a cattle ranch—a woman who has a bunch of super-hot cowboys running around taking care of business.
When Ellie gets the final divorce papers from her ex-husband, Shayne is there to help her pick up the pieces.
Here’s an excerpt:
“Lemme tell you something, Ellie.” Shayne rubbed his jaw with his rough, calloused hand. “Best piece of advice I ever got for dealing with trouble.”
Ellie cocked her head to the side, running her fingers through her hair—hair that had once been blonde and was now light brown.
“You’re gonna tell me about trouble?” She laughed and shook her head. “You are trouble, boy.”
“Yeah I am.” Shayne stood from the chair and pushed it aside. “Here it is, and excuse my language for a moment. You ready for some mountain wisdom?” He paused, as if to make sure she was paying attention. “Drop two tears in a bucket—and motherfuck it.”
Ellie burst into laughter. “Drop two tears in a bucket and motherfuck it,” she repeated. “That’s some honest wisdom, right there.”
Shayne grinned and lifted her by the hands from her chair until she stood.
He was a tall man, that cowboy. His body filled her vision, the muscles in his shoulders straining against his work shirt. He smelled like the horses he and the men rode around the property, but she didn’t mind. Liked it, actually.
Shayne smelled like home.
“You wanna celebrate?” he asked softly.
She nodded, not quite sure what she was agreeing to.
His rough-skinned hands were gentle as he carefully pushed her hair behind her ears, out of her face. But instead of stopping there, stopping short of doing anything—the way he always did—he left his hand in her hair, slowly pulling it back behind her shoulders and down, so she had no choice but to look up into his handsome face.
“Shayne,” she whispered, but he cut off her words with a kiss.
I hope you enjoy my story in COWBOY HEAT, and if you’re up for some adventurous romance, I just had a new book come out from Simon & Schuster Pocket Star.
It’s called THE THRUST, and it’s available at Amazon, B&N, iBooks, and Amazon UK.
You can read the entire first chapter of THE THRUST on Goodreads here!
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8 thoughts on “Drop Two Tears in a Bucket by Shoshanna Evers”
Thanks for having me, Delilah! I can’t wait to read all of the stories in COWBOY HEAT!
Love how you write across genres, Shoshanna–can’t wait to catch your story in Cowboy Heat!
Thanks, Crystal! The book is out now, and it’s got some *very* hot cowboy stories in it from some of my favorite authors! Squee!
Oops, that reply below was meant to go to Crystal, LOL!
Fedora – thank you so much! I love mixing it up sometimes, genre-wise 😉 And who can resist cowboys? *drools*
Truth. And yes, I could use some more coffee myself! Or maybe a nap 😉 With one of those cowboys… 😀
Yes. A nap with a cowboy… one suntanned, muscular arm draped across me, the sheets all twisted up… um… excuse me… I have to… um.
Sounds good! I hope I get a chance to read these 🙂
I put my reply to you, under Fedora’s name! #wheresmycoffee
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