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Tall, Dark and Cowboy

3.67 of 5 stars 3.67  ·  rating details  ·  691 ratings  ·  51 reviews
In the wake of a nasty divorce, Lacey Bradford heads for Wyoming where she's sure her old friend will take her in. But her high school pal Chase Caldwell is no longer the gangly boy who would follow her anywhere. For one thing, he's now incredibly buff and handsome, but that's not all that's changed...

Paperback, 376 pages
Published November 1st 2011 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
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This is one of those times that randomly buying a book you see on the shelves at some store just doesn't work out. I snagged this one because the cover caught my attention and I had been wanting to read a cowboy romance. Sadly, this book fell short on just about every level.

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Lacey Bradford is a former trophy wife who is on the run from some of her husbands enemies. Not knowing where to go, Lacey decides to look up former classmate Chase Caldwell. Ch
Jenn Scranton
Tall, Dark and Cowboy is a similar song and dance to other books I have read, but WHO CARES! I love cowboys, that's no secret. Any way I can get 'em! He was the boy next door when they were growing up. The boy who gave her the sweet smile and gave those puppy-dog-I-will-do-anything-for-you eyes. He always came to her rescue. He thought they had something... Then he saw the marriage announcement in the paper and he wasn't the groom...

Now eight years later:
Lacey drives all the way from Tennessee t
Becky Condit
I actually rate this delightful book 4 1/2.

Tall, Dark and Cowboy is not your usual contemporary western romance. It is a completely different kind of story about the stalwart Wyoming rancher and the woman of his dreams. When Chase and Lacey do finally get in the sack together, the sex rocks the walls, but then Lacey calls a halt. This happens more than once which is less frustrating than it is extremely comical.

I am a new fan of Joanne Kennedy but rest assured I will be reading more of her work
Blodeuedd Finland
There is nothing like a good western, I guess that is why people come to my blog by searching cowboys because I always seem to have something nice to say about them. Perhaps it's because I am country born and bred. But more likely because cowboys are hot.

In this one we have a former geeky farm boy who all through High School was in love with a pretty Cheerleader. But this was a nice cheerleader, not a bitchy one who looked down at him. Still that was not something that would get a happy ending a
Beautiful story about a love that stood the test of time for one and was found for another when she didn't even realize she needed it.

Quote from Chase to Lacey...
"I never thought I'd have you here. But I don't ever want to live in a world without you in it. You don't have to be with me. You just have to be."
Cozy and delightful are two words that come to my mind when I think of "Tall, Dark and Cowboy". This is one of those books you love because of how it makes you feel. Pure comfort read!
Lacey finally leaves Tennessee and her ex husband who swindled people out of their land to make lots of money. Back in her hometown of Conway TN a lot of people thought Lacey was part of it. She couldn't find a job to make it out on her own. She decided to head across country to Wyoming and her old friend Chase. She knows someone will be out to look for her. Along the way she picks up a stray dog an ugly one at that. She arrives and the last person who wanted to see her is Chase. After some rude ...more
Heather Book Savvy Babe
Tall, Dark, and Cowboy is a romance about Lacey, a woman who is ready to begin a new life, a life where she has her own identity. Lacey went straight from her daddy's house to her husband's house and never found out who she really was. Her husband never let her do the things she wanted to do, and after finding out her husband was a crook, she divorced him and set out to find herself and a new life. Lacey decided to go to a small town where her former friend Chase Caldwell lived in hopes of gaini ...more
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...
Colette Auclair
What a fun story! I am a slow reader, but I devoured this book. In fact, it wrecked plans, kept me from getting out of bed as soon as I'd wanted because I had to read ONE MORE CHAPTER, and it did the same with my bedtime. Kept me up and reading. Damn that Joanne Kennedy, wrecking my beauty sleep! Lacey was a heroine I could cheer for, and loudly, as the former trophy wife on the run from her ex-husband finds a new life in Wyoming. And then there's Chase, a cowboy who has to come to terms with a ...more
Tall, Dark and Cowboy by Joanne Kennedy

Woosey male character and spoiled rich girl - somehow we're supposed to believe that after being rich all her life and marrying one of the richest men in the county immediately after turning 18 to make sure she stays rich, now she will be happy living with a poor cowboy rancher. He followed her like a puppy in high school and she barely noticed him because he was into 4-H farmer stuff and she was the perky head cheerleader. Will she really settle down
Lisa Jo
Tall, Dark and Cowboy by Joanne Kennedy is sweet contemporary romance that’s as charming as it is entertaining. Wonderful characters and an intriguing story make Kennedy’s western romance a wild ride!

A long string of bad luck has finally led Lacey Bradford to pay a visit on her old friend and admirer Chase Caldwell. Her fly by night marriage to the man of her dreams has finally turned into a disaster years later. Now her ex-husband Trent is facing a future in jail for swindling innocent people o
Romancing the Book
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What is better than coming home and re-finding the true love of your life … NOTHING, especially if that love is one seriously hot cowboy. But what happens when that one special love is no longer the type to follow you around or hang on every word you say. Not to mention he is no longer the non-hot kind; in fact he is super yummy (in that stunning way that just Joanne Kennedy can write them). Lacey is on the
drey’s thoughts:

Lacey Bradford isn’t the kind of girl I normally like – not as a heroine, anyway. She’s spent her life so far living up to other people’s expectations, letting her own self be buried in the meantime – if she ever had a “self” to call her own. She’s a bit clueless about “normal,” having gotten married right out of high school and living a privileged life.

Then she finds out her husband’s gains are ill-gotten and her conscience demands she start fresh. Only thing is, his cronies are
Christi Snow
My Review:
When you are in the mood for a bit of small-town cowboy loving, this is a great choice. This book was entertaining and fun to read. Lacey is running. It turns out her ex-husband was a crook with friends in high places. Now that friends think that she's the key to keeping them all from going to jail with them. By threatening her, maybe they can stay safe. So Lacey runs to the one place where she thinks no one from Tennessee will look for her...Wyoming and the boy that she left behind wh
Stephanie (Once Upon a Chapter)
Really a 3.5.

Lacey Bradford has no one to turn to. Her husband has just been busted in a highly publicized real estate scandal. He’s been weaseling out the properties of her home town from their owners. Lacey had no knowledge of the scam but lived on the spoils and the people she has known all her life blame her equally. Lacey can’t get a job and it’s only a matter of time before things get desperate for her. After a bad night at home Lacey decides she must leave town. The only place that she c
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Searching for a romance containing a hot cowboy, a saucy heroine, and enough tension to keep you turning the pages? Look no further. Joanne Kennedy’s Tall, Dark, and Cowboy is all that and then some.

When the novel begins, you are introduced to the heroine, Lacey Bradford; an ex-trophy wife who’s been spoiled her entire life. It’s taken a bad divorce and a healthy dose of fear to send her back home to the one man she has always been a
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I've marked this as a 2 star but to be honest it was more of a 1/5 star. It all started quite well and I was enjoying it. But it just got worse the more I read until I was on the last few chapters and I was seriously wondering why I was reading it. I was so frustrated with the characters and the story.

So where to start? I just could not connect to Lacey at all as a character. I found her weak, slightly stupid and supposedly determined to stand on her own two feet but doesn't seem to be able to d
This is the second book I have read by Joanne Kennedy, and I think I'll be looking for more! I've been reading a lot of alpha-males and angsty love stories, and this one was a bit of a refreshing change.

In a bit of a turnabout from your typical alpha male story, Chase is a gentle, caring and somewhat shy cowboy who has been in love with Lacey since high school. When she comes running to him for help after escaping from a terrible marriage, he is somewhat skeptical (she's broken his heart before
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Personally not overly impressed by chapter 7, by chapter 9 i was wondering why in the Hell!!!!! I was continuing on with this utter madness. I can say this 'Kennedy' loves her games show references. There are some good points but I have to honestly say that they are far and few between for me. Crystal should be thrown away immediately. The hero, Chase Caldwell, needs to grow a set and fast. The heroine, Lacey Bradford, was trying to get by and not be dependent. That I found to be a big plus for ...more
Me ha aburrido, no ha conseguido engancharme, y eso que lo he intentado hasta el final. No me he rendido y he seguido adelante, como la autora, que no hacía más que arrojar nuevos datos y personajes pero no conseguía atraparme en su historia.
Una pena.
listened on audio book...hilarious parts(getting stuck in the truck!!!) nice little thrill aspect, ended okay, good listen- got a lot crocheted :D
Boring. Had potential but never really went anywhere.
A little predictable but really sweet
Dev (ClumsyCoquette)
This was a cute story and the cowboy was dreamy. I can't wait to read more books from this author.
Hope Frost
I really didn't like this book that much. The characters and their "plot" was totally unbelievable and not in a good way. The only bright side to this book, in my opinion was the 8 year old, Annie. She was a kick. I have given JoAnne's cowboy books way to many chances, and I don't see anymore in my future.
I liked the history between Lacey and Chase but also the present-day problems that they faced, especially Lacey - the panic attacks, the need to be independent whilst also having such strong feelings for Chase and the way she made herself tackle things which didn't come naturally to her.
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