Name that Hat — and a Giveaway!

A muscular man in a cowboy hat


Wait, what? He’s wearing a HAT?

If you tear your gaze away from his chest, abs and biceps, yesiree, he is. But do you know what type of cowboy hat that is?


Study these hat styles closely. Leave your guess in the comment section.


1 lucky commenter will receive a signed paperback copy of LIP LOCK


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The moment she reached the truck, a delicious heat scorched her spine. She jerked to turn, but a dark cloth covered her eyes even as a big hand clasped over her mouth. A scream built in her throat.

Then the musky flavor of man met her lips.

A man she’d know the taste of if she were thrown blindfolded into a black pit. Her mouth went dry.

More rough hands caught her wrists and jerked them in front of her. Hemp as prickly as wire bit into her skin as the rope looped around and around her hands, binding them.

When the voice sounded, she forgot all about the frigid wind and only felt balmy breath across her cheek. “Don’t struggle, sweetheart.”

Loren’s lips grazed the corner of her mouth, but she didn’t have time to turn. Another set of lips crashed over hers, almost brutal in their need. Gasping, she opened to the tongue thrust inside.

Alex’s masculine flavor fogged her brain completely, and she couldn’t do more than sag. Loren supported her while Alex kissed her into a puddle of want. Her panties were instantly soaked and her nipples were straining hard without the barrier of a bra under Loren’s T-shirt she’d thrown on that morning.

Small squeaks built in her throat. Alex tore from the kiss, and she tried to follow him. With a groan, he grabbed her. The shock of his hard grasp tilted her world. Alex had never touched her so roughly.

Panic threatened. What if it wasn’t Alex?

Her mind soothed her while her senses went haywire. It’s Alex. No one else tastes like him. Except Loren after he’s sucked his cock.

Fresh need squeezed from the folds of her pussy.

When more hands closed around her waist and upper thigh, she cried out. Through the edges of the blindfold, daylight flashed as she was manhandled into the truck.

“Drive.” Alex’s voice was gritty.

The truck lurched forward, and Posy’s mind tumbled over what was happening. They were taking her somewhere. Her cowboys. Or were they? They’d never done anything like this.

“Wait! My purse!” she burst.

As the brakes were applied, her body rolled forward with the momentum. A strong arm locked around her. Then the door opened and boot steps faded away. Seconds later, they were back.

Posy relaxed against the back of the familiar vinyl seat. She’d know the sound of Loren’s steps anywhere. How many times had she laid in bed listening to him move around the house while she and Alex continued to snuggle?

But when neither of her lovers spoke, her mind did another 180. Fear nipped at her skin, raising the fine hair along her arms. God, her mouth was so dry. Was that really Alex? Loren?

Her stomach knotted. Something brushed her temple—Alex’s soft, slightly wavy hair? She opened her mouth to speak, but callused fingers entered her mouth, silencing her.

She could bite down and learn the identity of her kidnapper. But the minty-leathery taste sent her spinning the other direction. “Alex,” she whispered.

He stuffed his fingers deeper into her mouth as if pushing his cock into her throat. With a moan, she began to suck on him.

Another hand came down on her thigh, warm and heavy. Inching up her leg to the V between them. Wiggling down in the seat to meet his scorching touch, she continued to suck.

Alex snaked his tongue into her ear, raising brand new shivers. “Miss us?” he grated out.

Her breath hitched. “Y-yes.”

Loren probed her clit with an expert finger. Even through her jeans, he knew exactly where to find her pleasure button. She rocked against him, burning with desire.

Alex’s fingers left her mouth. She twisted to find the man she needed so badly. Loren pressed on her clit even as he took control of her mouth.

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Thanks for reading! Good luck!


Em Petrova

~hardworking heroes–in bed and out~





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49 Responses to Name that Hat — and a Giveaway!

  1. Lisa Burdette says:

    Pinch front

  2. Molly Ann Wishlade says:

    What a HOT excerpt, Em! Nothing like a ménage for an erotic read. I love the images of the hats. Who knew that there were so many different types? I would have said that the hat featured looks like a pinched front but then that’s apparently a female favourite, so I guess I’d go with the John Wayne diamond. It is hard to tell from that angle but good fun trying to work it out. Interesting post. Thanks, Molly 🙂

  3. Molly Ann Wishlade says:

    Reblogged this on Molly Ann Wishlade and commented:
    Em Petrova talks cowboy hat styles and hot cowboy ménage. 😉

  4. Clare O'Beara says:

    I love the hand-stitched strong leather. I’d say it’s either Gus or pinch front but it’s hard to tell with the man’s head at an angle. Probably Gus because the pinch front style is mainly worn by ladies. Great idea to teach us all something at the same time as admiring the photo!
    (Hands up everyone who thought they were all just Stetsons!)

    • empetrova says:

      Congrats, Clare! You’re the winner of the signed copy of Lip Lock! To claim your prize, please email me at em (dot) petrova (at) live (dot) com! Thank you!

  5. Nya Rawlyns says:

    Great excerpt! Whew. My guess for hat type is pinchfront 🙂

  6. Laura says:

    I believe this a Diamond cowboy hat

  7. Raeline Peterson says:

    Yummy cowboy 🙂 I think hes wearing the Dakota style.

  8. Porchia Gilbreath says:


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  9. Jolanda says:

    I think it’s a Dakota =)

  10. Lisa W says:

    Uhmm. Gus I think. JEEZ did you really think I could focus on the hat

  11. Lori Meehan says:

    Diamond style. Loved the excerpt.

  12. Susan T. says:

    Love the excerpt. Hard to tell at that angle…either Dakota or Diamond.

  13. Ginger Ring says:

    It looks like it is made of chocolate. lol I am thinking it is the gambler!

  14. seelkfireice says:

    That was one hot excerpt! Whew! Learned something new today… the name of the different styles of cowboy hats. Thank you! I would say he is wearing a Dakota!

  15. girlfromwva says:

    I’m gonna say diamond; since it was favored by John Wayne.

  16. Gretchen says:

    I’ll go with pinch front.

  17. LorettaLynn says:

    Im going to go with the Pinch Front!

  18. cmucha319 says:

    I am going with a diamond
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  19. BookLover62 says:

    I’m going to go with diamond, but I kept getting distracted by what’s UNDER the ha!

  20. Lisa G says:

    I’m going with Diamond or Dakota

  21. suzlyne says:

    I think it’s a diamond.

  22. Kathy Heare Watts says:

    I think it is a Diamond or Dakota which seems more masculine that just the Pinch Front and my goodness he is definitely Masculine! and Hot! Did I mention he is HOT! LOL and my email is with my info! 😀

  23. Shirley Long says:

    Truthfully?? I don’t think it’s any of those. It looks like leather and real cowboys wear either straw for the summer or felt for winter. The closest I can get is the Dakota. Loved the excerpt.

  24. A great excerpt. I am going with the diamond.

  25. ronnie c says:

    Thanks for the excerpt!!! I’m going with diamond!!!

  26. Natalija says:

    It looks like a Gambler style hat to me. Thanks for the excerpt!

  27. Cindy Hamilton says:

    I think it’s a pinchfront

  28. I think it’s the pinchfront!

  29. martha lawson says:

    I think it’s The Gambler!!

  30. Linda Lou says:

    I think it’s the Pinch Front!! It’s a very nice leather cowboy hat…love it!

  31. Jana L says:

    Diamond or Dakota. Thanks for the giveaway.

  32. Nancy Davidson says:

    It’s the gambler!

  33. Tiss says:

    It’s a gambler hat and it’s well worn, thanks for the excerpt and contest. Have a great day!

  34. wyndwhisper says:

    it’s the diamond. thank you for the chance at such a great giveaway.

    tammy ramey

  35. Ashley says:

    Wow! Love the excerpt. Going with Pinch Front. 🙂

  36. Ursa says:

    Yummmmmmm. And I am going with the Dakota, though the hat does not look 100% like any one of the styles.

  37. ELF says:

    Nice excerpt…I was stuck at the fact that the hat was made out of ?leather? I am guessing Dakota although I was confused by the fact that it is stitched all around the top…can you tell I don’t wear hats, lol?

  38. Denise says:

    I’m going with Diamond as well and the Hot Body only makes it look better…..

  39. wrongwaymichelle says:

    Dakota……love this cover!

  40. jennifer mathis says:


  41. Judy Harder says:

    My guess is the Gambler, but who’s looking at the hat??!!!

  42. Armenia says:

    I’m gonna go with a Ridge top

  43. Carol L says:

    Love the excerpt and that cowboy. 🙂 It’s definitely the Pinch Front Hat. But I’ll take him without the hat too. :)Thanks for the excerpt and the chance.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  44. Michelle says:

    I’m rolling with diamond on this one, but I might have been distracted! 😉

  45. cassie polla says:

    Pinch Front! Wow what a nice looking cowboy!!

  46. Donna Gott says:

    I would have to go with Gus/man’s version of the pinch front….. but really who cares he’s so dang hot I sure wouldn’t be looking at the hat!

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