Sparks fly when sexy cowboys collide with determined heroines in a West filled with quirky characters and sizzling romance. Acclaimed for delivering "a fresh take on the traditional contemporary Western" Joanne Kennedy's books might just be your next great discovery!
From stable to boardroom…
Sarah Landon's Ivy League scholarship transforms her from a wide-eyed country girl into a poised professional. Until she's assigned to do damage control with the boss's rebellious brother Lane, who's the burr in everybody's saddle. He's determined to save his community from oil drilling, and she's not going back to the ranch she left forever. Spurs will shine in this saucy romp about ranchers and roots, redemption and second chances.
"Kennedy has the genre down pat with romance, intrigue, danger, and some truly laugh-out-loud moments." —RT Book Reviews, praise for Cowboy Fever, 4 stars
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Reviewed for Cocktails and Books
I haven't read that many cowboy romance books, but I have to say I loved, loved, loved Lane Carrigan.
Having grown up with money and being shipped of to boarding school, Lane Carrigan longs for the type of life he had for two weeks each summer when he visited his grandfather's ranch in Two Shot, Wyoming. He's left the cooperate raiding to his younger brother and instead rides in the bull riding tour and he wants to leave little Two Shot just the way it is. Unfortunately, his little brother has other ideas.
Sarah Landon has run from her past and the poverty she grew up with in Two Shot. She got a scholarship to Vassar and worked hard to create an image of someone who was cultured. Unfortunately, when her boss sends wants her to deal with his older brother who's out to put a wrench in their oil drilling plans, Sarah's forced right back into the past she tries to stay away from.
I love, in my books anyway, a man who knows what he wants and goes after it. Lane Carrigan is such a man. While Sarah isn't the type of woman he's normally attracted to, he doesn't fight what he feels. There is something about Sarah he knows calls to him. Unfortunately, Sarah fights what's happening between them the entire time. While it frustrates Lane, he never gives up on her. Instead he tries to find ways to prove to Sarah that what they have it worth trying and fighting for.
While Sarah frustrated me, I could understand why she was running from Lane. It wasn't so much Lane, but what he represented, that caused her to run. She was a rodeo girl who lost it all when her step-father died. Being with Lane tended to reopen those old wounds. What frustrated me was not dealing with what happened in her past and understanding that the past wasn't necessarily going to repeat itself.
This was my first Joanne Kennedy book, but I look forward to more from her and hope we have another sexy cowboy waiting in the wings.