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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Cowboy Fever by Joanne Kennedy

Title: Cowboy Fever
Author: Joanne Kennedy
ISBN: 978-1-4022-5141-2
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Format: Mass-Market Paperback
How I Read It: Mass Market ARC from publisher
Rating: 4 Crowns


A modeling contract with Wrangler got this Miss Rodeo Wyoming a first-class ticket out of town, but somewhere along the way Jodie Bryce lost her soul. When she gets back to her hometown, her childhood friend Teague Treadwell’s rugged cowboy charm hits her like a ton of bricks…..


Teague is convinced Jodie’s success lifted her out of his reach. Now he’s got to shed his bad boy image to be worthy of the girl next door….

But whoever heard of the beauty queen settling for a down and dirty cowboy…..

My Thoughts:

The plot, the characters, the setting worked brilliantly in this book. I found that I truly enjoyed losing myself in the world that Joanne Kennedy created.

Let me tell you a bit about the main characters:

First, we are introduced to Jodie Bryce. She was the childhood friend of Teague, turned Rodeo Queen, turned model. She found a way to move away from the small town she was raised in, although in the process she has lost herself along the way. Returning home to start-up a therapy clinic for special needs children, she finds that her bad boy neighbor and cleaned up his act. Now she torn between mending the rift with her mother and the pull that Teague has on her.

Teague Treadwell was your typical bad boy throughout high school. Now that he is older, he has turned his life around while caring for his younger special needs brother. When Jodie walks back into his life, he is determined to prove to that he is worthy. Although things become a bit complicated when becomes entangled with Wannabe Western Barbie who comes complete with her own pocketbook Pomeranian.

We are also introduced to a slew of locals that liven up the book, as they each bring a bit of spice to the book.

The flow of the book was light and even, allowing the reader a steady pace. The romance was handled brilliantly and did not feel forced or out of place which allowed the actual story to unfold without being smothered.

I would recommend this book to those of you who like western themed books, books that deal with returning home, reformed bad boys, or those of you who like romance in general.

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