Tuesday, 25 August 2009

My Heroine

Hola! Yes, that is I, Ricardo Romero, on the cover of my creator’s book, All My Hopes and Dreams. I believe she made a mistake, because my lovely bride would have been more pleasing to the eye—she is una mujer bella, a beautiful woman. She is not only beautiful; she is the perfect lady in all circumstances—very well bred and educated. Some have criticized her haughty manner, but I have learned she acts this way when she is slightly nervous or a little angry. I believe her actions are to cover a feeling of inadequacy or insecurity.


I confess Cynthia is a much better person than I, too. Oh, I’m not a rogue or anything of the sort, just sowed the youthful wild oats, acting out the growing-up stage of a man. I’ve always tried to do my best running my huge ranch out in far West Texas. I will say, the operation is quite successful.


A few readers have wondered why I did not marry the neighbor girl, Starr Hidalgo, stating that she would be a better match for me. Now, I ask you—why would I marry a woman who acts as a man? One who can ride as fast, shoot as well, run a ranch, kill a snake, and spot fine horseflesh a mile off? One who has developed muscles in her arms and legs? That, my friends, would be like marrying myself.


No, I knew the moment I met Miss Cynthia Harrington in Nacogdoches, she might very well be the woman I searched for. Unfortunately, she would have nothing to do with me, as she still had her eye on a local man. Plus, she was hesitant about my Mexican/Comanche heritage. There again, I learned she acted haughty around me because she did not understand me or who I am.
Oddly, enough, she accepted my marriage proposal rather quickly. I did not question her motives, just took her as my bride and we went home. The next several months proved a real trial by fire for Cynthia. At times, I did not pay enough attention to realize just how difficult circumstances were for her. She carved out a life and place of her own in the ranch community, however, using more grit and spunk than I gave her credit for. She surprised me every day. The first year was a learning experience for both of us, and I’ll confess, I learned many lessons along the way.


Now, I realize what a treasure I have, one who is more precious than diamonds or gold, one who will do her very best and even place herself in danger for those she loves.
I did not love this lady at first, because I didn’t know about love at all. I admired her and coveted her for my own, but love? Well, it took a little swim in the crystal clear springs on the ranch to make me fall under her spell. Then, I taught her to kiss and make love, and she taught me about true love.


Ricardo Romero


Celia Yeary
http://www.celiayeary.com/

19 comments:

Lindsay Townsend said...

Welcome, Ricardo! Thank you for sharing what is so special about your lady.

(I really like this Celia! A very original way of showing about heroines through the hero's eyes. Smashing!)

Cheryl said...

Ricardo!

I'm so glad you have realized the things you have about Cynthia. Sometimes, men can be a bit...blind. LOL Great post Celia! I love Ricardo--he's such a "man" about everything. (I totally understand why he didn't want to marry Starr.)
Cheryl

Linda Banche said...

Great way of showing off your heroine, through the eyes of the man who loves her. Wow!

Kathleen O said...

Ah Ricardo, so nice to meet you this way...

What a fantastic way of introducing your hero to us...

Mary Ricksen said...

cool blog. I love it when the lightbulb goes on for a man!

Savanna Kougar said...

Ah, Richardo, you are the man. And you express your admiration and love for you Cynthia in such a masculine and beautiful way. I am in awe of your penning prowess.

I must confess, though, the men whose stories I write would have fallen in love with Starr.

However, as is the way of life upon this wonderful spinning world, we all choose to our own pleasure and satisfaction. And so it is now.
May love always be yours.

Celia Yeary said...

Thanks, Lindsay! I love your pink blog. Next to mine, it's my favorite blog. Celia

Celia Yeary said...

Cheryl--yes, it took him a while but he finally learned about his woman. Good thing, too--becasue she already lvoed him! Celia

Celia Yeary said...

Linda--your one word is great--WOW! Celia

Celia Yeary said...

KATHLEEN--thanks for visiting.I'm glad you like my method. Celia

Celia Yeary said...

MARY--yes, men can sometimes be a little dense--but when they get it, another WOW. Celia

Celia Yeary said...

SAVANNA--you are so eloquent. Thank you! You know, Starr Hidalgo keeps spinning in my head. She'll need a super strong hero, because she does not want to give any man an inch. Celia

Lindsay Townsend said...

I think you've just got another story there, Celia - A Mate For Starr...

I'm thrilled you like my pink blog!!

Savanna Kougar said...

Celia, Starr will need a strong hero. Perhaps, a strong gentle bear of a man that doesn't let anyone run over him.

Celia Yeary said...

Savanna--"A bear of a man for Starr." Okay, you know, I have a vision--Starr rides like a man, dismounts before her horse comes to a stop, and laughs when she does. She spreads her legs, places her fists on her hips, and says,"Whoo-ee! Hello, there. Let's look at your new horses." So...a big bear of a man. Hmmmm. See you later--gotta makes some notes. Celia

Chelle Cordero said...

Sounds like you have a woman of valor here - and it is so nice that Ricardo is able to express that.

Linda Swift said...

Celia, I missed your blog yesterday. I need to read posts more often, don't I? I have loved this book from the first paragraph. You have a gift for creating memorable characters. And I'm looking forward to Starr's story now. She will be quite a challenge, for you and the hero.
Linda

Jane Richardson, writer said...

Ricardo, you are a gent and a true romantic!
Loved this, Celia. Beautiful!

Jane x

LK Hunsaker said...

Celia, I'm late, also, but I love how you presented this! Very nice.

Starr might have to have an easy-going, patient man to be able to put up with her. Someone too strong-willed would end up in a lot of fighting. ;-)