One Fine Cowboy
He's got a way with horses...and with women...
His heart is as wild as the horses he trained...
Nate Shawcross is perfectly content to spend his days training wild horses. So 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...
The last thing she expects is a lesson i...more
One Fine Cowboy really isn't a great title for the actual story. Here's why:
Our girl, Charlie... (authors: stop giving female characters "unisex" names!! It is not cute and sassy, it's confusing!!)
She's a spitfire from Jersey. A lit stick of dynomite. Really what I'm strying to say is that she's a heaping bushel of crazy! LOL. But we ...more
Joanne Kennedy's love for Wyoming's wind-swept plains, breathtaking sunrises & the ability to share it with readers, is what makes her stand out from other contemporary western authors.
She quickly became one of my fa ...more
So here he is with th ...more
Another disclaimer: But I love books about cowboys.
I was hesitant to post this review because I'm still slightly embarassed by the fact that I read a romance novel, but I totally enjoyed this book and it would be unfair not to. It was decently written, wasn't uncomfortably raunchy/subversive and there was even some character development there. That's all I expected, or wanted, from this so I was happy.
Every time I felt like Charlie was being a ...more
One Fine Cowboy follows a common formula of 2 people trying to fight their feelings for each other. Joanne Kennedy's writing skills made it hard for me to put this book down. Oh how I wish her 3rd book was out now.
Review Copy Provided By~Contest Win
This is the first in a series of cowboy books by the very talented Joanne Kennedy. The books focus on rough, tough and devastatingly sexy cowboys and the woman who are in someways their downfall but also their saviors.
In One Fine Cowboy we meet Nate, a sweet,kind, caring cowboy who loves his ranch and has worked hard for what he has, but he also is a bit of a grump and the not so polite kind. This impolite manner was brought on by his common ...more
Nate's not surprised that his ex-girlfriend Sandi concocted the idea, but Sandi' ...more
Let's start with the hero...I get the wanting to bring something new to the book, so we have an emotionally wounded hero - which...totally ruins the whole cowbo ...more
In this book, Charlie and Nate bring their assorted baggage and dirty laundry into a surprising and accidental relationship. ...more
Charlie is nothing like me, she's a vegetarian PETA member. Early on her insistence that cowboys are evil because they don't just let horses run free bugged me. But I liked Nate. I really liked Nate, so I stuck it out and Charlie thaws and realises that cowboys are not evil. Charlie's not my favourite heroine, mostly because she jumped to many a conclusion that made no sense to me.
I wanted to like this book. And I ...more
Other than said frustration with the heroine of the book, it w ...more
I read this because it was a RITA finalist and it deserves every accolade. The hero and heroine are appealingly flawed, the plot keeps you guessing, the secondary characters add a lot of depth to the story, and the setting makes you long for the open range. I look forward to reading more from this author.
The author made no attempt to find an original plot thread. The basic idea of a woman out of touch with herself and a man desperate for "something" just wasn't credible. The central characters were ok but not for an entire book. Maybe I'll finish this someday but not anytime soon.
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Author Website: www.joannekennedybooks.com
Biographical and Professional Information
Joanne Kennedy's fascination with Wyoming’s unique blend of past and present leads her to write contemporary Wester ...more