The first book in Joanne Kennedy’s brand-new Blue Sky Cowboys series!
“Bring on the hunky cowboys."—Linda Lael Miller, New York Times bestselling author
Jess Bailey broke Cade Walker’s heart when she left for the city—but she was just trying to find her own way in the world. When Jess’s dad calls her home and tells her he’s selling the ranch, she realizes she’s about to lose the life she was born to live. And when she sees Cade again, she knows how much she’s lost already.
As their nearest neighbor, Cade is always trying to help. But he’s got his own ranch and his horse training business to think about. Even though his heart fills with hope for a second chance when he sees Jess, she left him once when things got tough. And she knows he moved on without her.
As the sale of the Bailey ranch looms over them, Jess and Cade start looking to the future. But can they ever trust one another again?
Also by Joanne Kennedy:
One Fine Cowboy
Tall, Dark and Cowboy
What People are Saying about Cowboy Tough:
“Packs a powerful, emotional punch, and when it comes to capturing the appeal and feel of the West and its people, nobody does it better.”—Booklist
“Touching, vivid, entertaining and fun.”—Romance Book Junkies
“Real honest-to-goodness red hot passion.”—Contemporary Romance Reviews
Kennedy's delicious contemporary series launch is filled with nostalgia as a woman returns to the Wyoming ranch of her childhood and reunites with her first love. Jessica Bailey takes a break from her job in Denver, Colo., to return to her family's ranch and say her goodbyes; her father, Heck, and stepmother, Molly, plan to sell the ranch and move to a retirement community. When Jess arrives in Wyoming she discovers that this "plan" was Heck and Molly's ploy to get Jess to come home and reunite with her former boyfriend, Cade Walker, who is now divorced and available. But Jess has trust issues that flare up when Cade's ex-wife briefly stays at his house. As Jess lets down her guard and allows a relationship to develop between her and Cade, the sexual tension sizzles, and she must decide whether to let romance take center stage in her life. Wit and charm suffuse this well-plotted story about remembering what's most important in life.