Sunday, February 26, 2012

Tall, Dark, and Cowboy by Joanne Kennedy

Title:  Tall, Dark, and Cowboy
Author: Joanne Kennedy
My Rating: B+

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: -
Main Characters: Chase & Lacey
Release Date: November 2011
Publisher: Sourcebooks  

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Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
She's looking for an old friend. . .
In the wake of a nasty divorce, Lacey Bradford heads for Wyoming where she's sure her old friend will take her in. Bit her high school pal Chase Caldwell is no longer the gangly boy who would follow her anywhere. For one thing, he's now incredibly buff and handsome, but that's not all that's changed. . .
What she finds is one hot cowboy. . .
Chase has been through tough times and is less than thrilled to see the firl who once broke his heart. But try as he might to resist her, while Lacey's putting her life back together, he's finding new ways to be part of it.

My Review:
When you are in the mood for a bit of small-town cowboy loving, this is a great choice. This book was entertaining and fun to read. Lacey is running. It turns out her ex-husband was a crook with friends in high places. Now that friends think that she's the key to keeping them all from going to jail with them. By threatening her, maybe they can stay safe. So Lacey runs to the one place where she thinks no one from Tennessee will look for her...Wyoming and the boy that she left behind when she got married.

They were never in a relationship, but that doesn't mean that Chase's heart wasn't broken when, 3 days after they graduated, Lacey ran off and got married. To add fuel to the fire, her husband was responsible for the loss of his family's ranch and his father's suicide. So when Lacey comes looking to him for help, he's not exactly inclined to give it to her.

Chase has had a lot of years to build up his bitterness towards Lacey and life in general. I liked watching his personal growth throughout this novel as he realized where he is heading...towards become a bitter old man all alone like his neighbor Galt. Galt added so much depth to this story. I loved his gruff and cantankerous manners even at the end. I also really liked the addition of Pam (Chase's sister) and Cody (Pam's boyfriend) and what they added to the story.

It's just a great story. There were moments when I was literally laughing out loud and moments where it was just so sweet. Overall, just a fantastic contemporary read!


Joanne Kennedy said...

Thank you so much for taking the time to review my book! It was a nice surprise on a Sunday morning.
I'm especially glad you like Galt. He's one of my favorite characters ever!

Christi Snow said...

Hi, Joanne! Thank you so much for stopping by. This was the first book of yours that I have read and being a Texas gal, I think that I need to look up more of your cowboys. ;o) Thanks for writing such a great book!