Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sunday Salon: TALL, DARK AND COWBOY by Joanne Kennedy

The days are passing by quickly, the chill in the air is lingering and it’s time for Sunday Salon where we relax a bit to discuss the fascinating books we’ve discovered this past week.

Refill that cup with steaming coffee, tea or hot chocolate. Settle into your favorite chair. Today I’m sharing a delightful story about a cowboy and a cheerleader.

TALL, DARK AND COWBOY by Joanne Kennedy

139983338When a woman down on her luck takes time to rescue a stray dog from certain death, you know there’s something special about her even if she’s not sure herself.

That’s Lacey Bradford for you. She’s on the run from her crooked ex-husband’s business partner but helps a stray. When she calls it Sinclair, he was hers.

Lacey heads back to Grady, Wyoming, to seek help from a high school friend who’d been a little sweet on her. She was a cheerleader and he was a farmer. She hopes he still feels favorable toward her as she doesn’t want anything to do with the ill-gotten money Trent had accumulated.

Chase Caldwell runs a used car lot not because he loves it, but because Trent Bradford stole his family’s farm. Chase also blames Trent for his father’s death and Lacey for breaking his heart. He’s torn between helping Lacey and his hatred for her ex-husband.

As the two re-connect, they discover they have changed as has their attraction for one another. Their renewed friendship is a sexy journey with a mixture of humor, suspense, and intrigue. There are lovable, zany supporting characters that add another layer to this delightful story.

Kennedy gives her characters enough problems to be realistic leading readers to feel compassion and understanding for them. There’s not so many problems, however, that readers cry, ‘not another one’ and flip ahead to avoid it. With Kennedy’s characters, readers want to savor each page to learn more about them and what drives them.

You can’t go wrong with a damsel in distress and a sexy cowboy to the rescue. TALL, DARK AND COWBOY is a quick and fun read.

Author Joanne Kennedy’s website is

Tall, Dark and Cowboy by Joanne Kennedy, Sourcebooks Casablanca, @2011, ISBN: 9781402251443, Paperback, 384 Pages

FTC Full Disclosure - I requested this book and it was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.

I hope your Sunday is a relaxing and enjoyable day for you and your family. Thanks so much for stopping by. What was on your reading list this past week?


  1. Maybe that's what I'm lacking. I'm not a cowboy.

  2. Thank you so much for the lovely review! That was a nice Sunday morning surprise - I'm so glad you enjoyed it.

  3. This book is the kind to help me have a pleasant couple of hours.
    Thank you Mason and have a good week.

  4. Alex, you're not lacking. You're a space hero.

  5. Joanne, thanks for your kind words. It was a fun read that I enjoyed very much.

  6. Danielle, this is one of those good books to relax with. Hope you have a good week too.


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