Friday, April 23, 2010

"Cowboy Trouble" by Joanne Kennedy


Fleeing her latest love life disaster, big city journalist Libby Brown's transition to rural living isn't going exactly as planned. Her childhood dream has always been to own a farm--but without the constant help of her charming, sexy cowboy neighbor, she'd never make it through her first Wyoming season.

Handsome rancher Luke Rawlins is impressed by this sassy, independent city girl. But he yearns to do more than help Libby out with her ranch...he's ready for love, and he wants to go the distance...

Then the two get embroiled in their tiny town's one and only crime story, and Libby discovers that their sizzling hot attraction is going to complicate her life in every way possible...


"Cowboy Trouble" is the debut novel for Joanne Kennedy and I am sure there will be many more to come!

This contemporary romance with a twist of suspense held my attention from the first page to the last. I love the idea of the city girl meeting the country boy, but refusing to believe that 'more' can become of their friendship. Libby finds an unsolved crime to fill her time as the new journalist in the small town, but she soon realizes maybe things are better off left alone. This is where the story really starts to take off as the author builds on the 'mystic' of all those small town secrets that try and stay hidden.

The chemistry between Libby and Luke sizzles even when we laugh at the jokes/secrets they keep from one another. One of them being Libby trying to make Luke believe she has a 'ferocious' dog, when it's really a small, harmless dog. The mystery of Luke's parents and friendship with Mike slowly unfolds as the killer gets more brazen in trying to hide the truth of what happened to the missing girl.

Cowboy Trouble will bring smiles, laughs and mystery as you read through the book. So, put the chickens out, bring in the dogs and cuddle up to the fire and enjoy a romantic and suspenseful story that will have you wanting to read the next Joanne Kennedy novel!!

Rating: 4 out of 5

Received this review copy from Danielle at



Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

I too read and reviewed this one. I really enjoyed it. Great review!

Dr. Bill (William L.) Smith said...

Looks like another good one, thanks!


Joanne Kennedy said...

Allison, thanks for the nice review! I'm so glad you enjoyed the book. And yes, there are more to come! "One Fine Cowboy" will be out September first, and there will be two more in 2011.
BTW, I have a chow mix, too - he's a shelter dog, so we're not sure what the other half is. Maybe grizzly bear! "Ivan" in "Cowboy Trouble" is based on him.
Michelle, I'll check out your review, too. Thanks!