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Today is a giveaway and review for Tall, Dark and Cowboy by Joanne Kennedy. This is a book that I got from Sourcebooks to read and review. Yes, I was encouraged to read this book by the yummy man on the cover 🙂
Tall, Dark and Cowboy by Joanne Kennedy
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Release: November 2011
Source: I was sent a copy of this book to read and review
She’s trading in her Luxe lifestyle and heading for Wyoming…
In the wake of a nasty divorce and with her ex’s vicious cronies bot on her heels, Lacey Bradford heads for Wyoming in search of an old friend. But her high school pal Chase Caldwell has changed, hardened by bitterness and loss. He’s considerably less than thrilled to see the girl who once broke his heart – especially when Lacey turns up on his doorstep asking for help.
As the two grapple with the ruins of their former friendship, a brand new, surprising attraction ignites. Lacey is boldly beginning to create a new life for herself. And Chase has to admit, he’d rather be part of that life than be out in the cold alone…
Tall, Dark and Cowboy is yet another sensual cowboy romance from Joanne Kennedy. I continue to enjoy this series of romances that she is writing! The salacious part of me wants to point out the totally yummy cover! Please take note!
Lacey Bradford is wanting to escape the mess that she is currently in! She is now divorced from her husband, who has been arrested for his illegal real estate dealings. She can’t get a job because everyone in town thinks that she knew about her husbands deals and blames her for the money and land that they lost as a result. To add to the situation, Wade Simpson, the cop that worked some deals with her husband is threatening her. She needs to leave town and start her life over again! After checking Facebook, she locates a friend from high school and hops in the car hoping that he will give her a hand starting again. What she doesn’t remember, is one night getting really drunk in high school and kissing her friend, Chase Caldwell. Chase spent most of high school being Lacey’s friend, but secretly in love with her. That night when she kissed him, he thought they were going to be a couple. His heart was broken when she announced her engagement to Trent Bradford. Now it’s several years later. Trent caused Chase’s father to lose his farm, and Lacey needs help that he really doesn’t want to give.
This is a rewarding romance that is slow to start but has a rewarding end. I honestly didn’t really like the beginning of this story. I don’t like the storyline of a girl going to someone she hasn’t talked to in years and asking for help getting her feet on the ground. She comes off as lacking in independence. I continued reading and the story got better and better. The character that I really didn’t like at the beginning, Lacey, grew and developed as the story moved along. She became a character that I loved by the end of the book. The same is true of Chase to a certain extent. He had faced alot of hardships growing up and I supposed had the right to be bitter, but he was not even civil to someone he supposedly admired in high school. Again, as the story progressed, he changed and grew and became a character that deserved the title of hero. I liked the sparks that flew between Chase and Lacey! The interaction between them moved the story right along! Ms. Kennedy’s writing style is comfortable to read, allowing enough description without bogging the story down.
Over all, this is a book that I enjoyed. Give it a try yourself!
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