One Fine Cowboy
He’s got a way with horses…and with women...
Nate Shawcross is perfectly content to spend his days training wild horses, but after his ambitious ex-girlfriend distributes brochures behind his back, horse lovers from all over the country are arriving at the ranch expecting a three-week workshop. When a beautiful greenhorn unexpectedly shows up for a seminar from the famous “Horse Whisperer” of Wyoming, all Nate wants to do is send her packing—until an impending foreclosure makes him willing to do anything to save his horses.
Graduate student and East Coast animal rights activist Charlie Banks is skeptical that a rough and tumble cowboy can teach her anything about animal behavior, but as she watches Nate work, the horse isn’t the only one who succumbs to the handsome cowboy’s “whispering.” Could it be that after all this time Nate has finally found the one woman who can tame his wild heart?
Praise for One Fine Cowboy:
“An entertaining and humorous romance.” —Booklist starred review
“Refreshing and fun from the first page to the last. Beautifully done!” —Fresh Fiction
“Tender, yet spicy… Joanne Kennedy writes a darn good romance.” —Wendy’s Minding Spot
“Joanne Kennedy delivers the perfect recipe for romance in One Fine Cowboy… an engaging story that will pull you in from the start. She writes characters with depth and brimming with emotion. This one is not to be missed.” —Bellas Novellas
Stock characters and a predictable plot mar Kennedy's second contemporary western romance (after Cowboy Trouble). Charlie Banks, a perky Rutgers graduate student and devout PETA member, leaves New Jersey for Wyoming, expecting to research a genuine horse whisperer. Instead she finds handsome but inarticulate cowboy Nate Shawcross, whose ex-girlfriend advertised a dude ranch, took the customers' money, and skipped town. The supposed contrast between Charlie's animal rights activism and Nate's career vanishes by chapter three, when Charlie decides that "aybe horses didn't mind being ridden... like Nate said." The rest of the story Charlie falls hard for Nate, copes easily with his quirky uninvited guests, puts her city smarts to work helping him handle his avaricious ex would be a better fit for a much shorter book.