Tuesday, November 15, 2011

'Tall, Dark and Cowboy' by Joanne Kennedy

What is this book about?

Stunned by the discovery that her lux lifestyle was funded by crime, runaway trophy wife Lacey Bradford is desperate to escape from her ex's criminal cronies and start a new life, so she heads west to find an old love. But rugged rancher Chase Caldwell has changed, hardened by bitterness and loss. The last thing he's looking for is romance with the first woman who broke his heart...

First thoughts after finishing this book: "Um....can I find a vending machine filled with HOT cowboys?"

I love me some buff, hot, testosterone dripping, alpha male COWBOY! Was that bit over the top? Ha! Let me just say that this book was a great one to pick up after reading the emotionally draining Cross Currents. I was able to lose myself in Lacey and Chase's love story. I know that on more than one occasion I had that stupid look on my face that I get when I'm reading a very steamy love scene....and there were plenty of those in this book. But, I found them all to be right in line with the attraction between Lacey and Chase. It wasn't cheap sex...and it was very well written. There was more to the story than just what was going on between the sheets and that is why I really enjoyed this one.

Recommend? If you enjoy romance with brawny, sexy cowboys (who wouldn't..did you check out that cover?) and a good love story to boot (pun intended) then I would tell you to grab this one. Make sure that  you're reading it when no one else is around..I got busted two times during lunch reading this book. Both times my friend knew that I was reading a hot love scene. How you say? That stupid grin I get when the story is heating up and I'm loving the details! I'm going to read them all, but alone, locked in my room with no one around...except my husband! (insert devil grin!)

Rating: 8/10 (rating for excellent sex scenes and a story that kept me engaged)

Tall,Dark and Cowboy by Joanne Kennedy
Source: review copy from Sourcebooks Landmark
Genre: Romance with a hot cowboy
Pages: 384
Published:  November, 2011 Sourcebooks
*Uncorrected ARC

Disclaimer:Thank you toSourcebooks Landmark for sending me a review copy. I was not compensated for my review. My thoughts on this book were in no way influenced by the author or publicist.They are my personal reflections based solely on MYexperience while reading this novel.

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  1. A book my sister, a romance reader, would just love! Hot and steamy and well written!

  2. I have to remember not to read your reviews with my morning coffee - this made me LOL and want to read it. Great review :)

  3. hehehehehehe... loving your review on this one... and getting caught by co-workers... lol! LOVE IT!! :):):):):):):):):):):)

  4. This is so funny - Recently I went to buy a calendar of "cowboy hunks" or something because the money would support the rescue of abused horses, and several of the cowboys were there to sign calendars and help promote it. And, um, they did not look like "hunks" to put it mildly! I think I would rather have the fictional kind! LOLOL

  5. Staci, thank you so much for the review - and for making me laugh. I'm glad you liked the love scenes and hope you're still employed, silly grin and all!
    And Rhapsody, I have to admit that sometimes romance fiction is a little, um, embellished. We make the cowboys extra-hunky so we can embarrass people who are reading at work.

  6. LOL! Hihi, you got busted ;)

    But yes I know what you are talking about, what a sexy cowboy and nice book

  7. OK, I'm just laughing at your first thought on finishing the book....what vending machine that would be;-)

  8. This is the kind of book I like after an emotionally draining/intense one too! Glad it was good for you! ;o)

  9. What a fun post Staci. So glad it was what we were all hoping it would be. I love a good western love story. I'll have to find this one,

  10. I like having these around for when you need a sexy and fun read. Great review Staci!

  11. Hmm. Jason will benefit from me reading this, you say? ;)

  12. hahaha just what the Dr ordered, a good dose of feel good ;)
    Great review Staci!

  13. Love your review. Will definitely have to check out this book. :)

  14. JoAnn- a vending machine where I can pop in a few quarters and pick the cowboy of my dreams!!

    Stacy- yes, Jason will love you for reading this one!!! LOL!

  15. Love this review!! I'm always looking over my shoulder when I'm reading on the train when it gets to the naughty bits. LOL

  16. I would read it only for the cover


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