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Cowboy Fever

(Acquainted with the Night #3)

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  672 ratings  ·  53 reviews
"She thought she had it all..."
A modeling contract with Wrangler got this Miss Rodeo Wyoming a first-class ticket out of town, but somewhere along the way Jodi Brand 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...
"He believed he wasn't good enough..."
Teague is convinced Jodi
Paperback, 393 pages
Published April 5th 2011 by Sourcebooks Casablanca (first published March 2nd 2011)
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Sandy M
Jun 30, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: western, contemporary
I’m glad I decided to give Joanne Kennedy a second-chance read. While I enjoyed some things about Cowboy Trouble, the first book of hers I read, there were others that didn’t work for me. But this time around, she’s given readers a nice story through and through with only slight blips. There’s more emotion in this book that gives the hero and heroine more depth.

Jodie Brand (not Bryce as it says in the summary), in a fit of guilt, has come home to help her mother in her western boutique. She’s le
Romancing the Book
Mar 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, western
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Jodi Brand is your typical beauty queen from a small town, the girl who use to be able to rough it out with the boys but then suddenly the beauty bug hit and her modeling career took off. So she leaves her home town ready to take on the world and never look back.

Only things change and it is not long before we find Jodi back in town running into no one else than her childhood friend Teague Treadwell. Teague is sexy and oh so very temping and yes in
Rachel- Goodbye Borders
Mar 04, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-2016
Book lessons:
1. If your dad was an abuser, it is guaranteed the son will be one too.
2. If you like pickles, you must be pregnant!
3. If you like ice cream, you must be pregnant!
4. An adult MUST let a parent dictate to them who they may or may not date.
5. Those from the East that are visiting the West, are IDIOTS and must not be portrayed in any positive light.
One thing I did really like in this book was the therapeutic riding program for those with disabilities.
Jul 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book breaks all the romance novel rules and that's a good thing! I really enjoyed reading a book where a main character has my little brother's name - an experience I've never had before. ...more
Teresa Kleeman
Feb 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book Joanne Kennedy. This book is about two friends who grew up together. Teague Treadwell was a Cowboy from the wrong side of the track, he grew up with his older brother Troy who has Downs Syndrome. Teague always looked out for his brother because both his parents were dysfunctional. Their father was abusive alcoholic, and their mother just couldn't handle things.

Jodi Brand growing up won Miss Rodeo America title which led her to a modeling contract and a scholarship to C
Jan 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed the twists and turns of this cowboy romance book. When Jodi Brand came home after being Miss Rodeo America and after getting her degree in Psychology, no one could believe she left everything to come back even though she told them she would come home. She came home to the ranch her father had left her, she came back to connect again with her Mom and she came back because things were not finished between her and Teague Treadwell. Great story with an interesting ending.
Life has been rough these last few weeks, and I took a hiatus from my ridiculous reading habit. But what better way to get back into the swing of things with a good ole cowboy romance. I picked this one up thinking it would be the average cowboy romance, but was pleasantly surprised with the mystery/crime element that developed.
I enjoyed the girl made good come and the bad boy raised up through hard work made good and caring for older bother along with life in a small town and through in a who done it.
Jun 23, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: sexy, romance, western
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Mar 31, 2011 rated it really liked it
Cowboy Fever by Joanne Kennedy
Contemporary Western –April 1st, 2011
4 ½ stars

Western romances are not my favorite genre to read but I was surprised how quickly and easily I become immersed in this bright and original story. The best thing about this book is the depth in each of the main characters and how genuine their love felt.

Cowboy Fever is the story about Jodi Brand. Jodi used to be a tomboy but gave it up to pursue a brighter future. She changes her image and transformed herself into the h
Laura Summers
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This is a sweet, contemporary romance that's a quick and easy read. Girl next door and former tomboy Jodie shed her image years ago, leaving the small town she grew up in to become a rodeo queen.

But things change and Jodie has returned home, glad to leave the make up and glitz behind she has a vision to transform her deceased father's ranch into a riding centre for people with disabilities. In all the years she's been away she has never forgotten bad boy next do
Ruth Hill
Aug 24, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
In most ways, this book definitely delivers what is promises. This is a hot and heavy cowboy romance--my first ever. I loved the main characters, Teague and Jodi, and I appreciated the way the author dealt with Teague's brother, Troy, who has Down's Syndrome. In addition to this, the author throws in a little mystery and a lot of steamy sex scenes. For the majority of romance readers, this is a feast for the eyes and the imagination.

For the first half of the book, I was pretty impressed. There w
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I liked this one, it was sweet, it had a cowboy and a also a crazy westernbarbie cowboy lover to stir up trouble. Lol, I will tell you all about it.

Jodie was a normal tomboy who loved riding, but then she put on makeup, fancy clothes and became Miss Rodeo and did some modeling before going away to school. She left behind the town's bad boy, Teague. They had been friends since they were little but there had also always been something between them. So while she has been away he has tri
Apr 28, 2011 rated it really liked it
COWBOY FEVER by Joanne Kennedy is an exciting contemporary western romance set in present day Wyoming. An ex-Rodeo Queen,and a bad boy cowboy. Jody,an ex-Rodeo Queen,Miss Wrangler comes home after a few years on the Rodeo Queen circuit.
She comes home to leave her Rodeo Queen status behind and start a therapy riding program and make a difference in a child's life and maybe find her bad boy cowboy,
Teague less attractive than before she left.But when Jody and Teague meet again sparks still fly.Whil
Hannah M.
Apr 30, 2011 rated it really liked it
Rodeo Queen Jodi Brand beat feet out of her small Wyoming hometown to grab her chance at college and hasn’t been back since. During the time she’s been away she’s done far more than get a college degree, she’s overcome her resentment against her mother and she is pretty sure she’s over Purvis bad-boy Teague Treadwell. Armed with her degree and her determination to open a horse therapy clinic for children with disabilities, she’s ready to head back home to the family ranch to make her dreams come ...more
Jennifer Estep
Cowboy Fever by Joanne Kennedy is a contemporary western romance.

Jodi Brand has come back to her small Wyoming hometown to start a therapy riding clinic. And who does she run into but Teague Treadwell, a guy that she was once friends with before their relationship ended on a bad note. Now, Teague is all grown up and looking better than ever, and he's become a successful rancher in the meantime. Jodi and Teague never really got over each other, and they soon resume their relationship. But things
Jan 20, 2011 rated it liked it
Jodi has returned home to Wyoming and to bad boy Teague Treadwell.

Cowboy Fever doesn’t waste any time getting to the action. And I myself tend to like that. Jodi’s first day back in town after being gone for five years, she’s back in bed with Teague. After that, these two were dancing around each other a good portion of the book. It was obvious that they truly cared about each other, but outside factors kept them apart.

For Jodi, one of those factors was a promise she made to her mother that she
Apr 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Once you start it, you can't put it down. Joanne Kennedy writes a very fun and catchy story that as a reader you easily get swept into. She plants seeds in your head in the beginning of the book and you could not wait to see how it plays out. Yes, she makes you wait until the last chapter to see how that seed she plants plays out. There were so interesting characters in this book. This is just an all around great book. The romance is very clean in this book, she is a shut the door kind of author ...more
Apr 10, 2011 rated it liked it
Jody Bryce has returned home. She has not been back since; she left to become Miss Rodeo Wyoming. Jody is famous. Though Jody wants to put her Miss Rodeo Wyoming days behind her and have a fresh start. Her main focus now is trying to get people to help her with her therapy riding horse clinic for children.

Teague Treadwell can remember the day that Jody left. Now here she is all grown up. Teague has noticed a change in Jody. She is no longer about looking beautiful all the time. Teague still has
Kimberly Lewis
Mar 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely adored this novel! It had such a satisfying love story, lovable characters, some unexpected mystery and suspense, and some pretty steamy love scenes. Jodi is a former rodeo queen and has recently moved back to her hometown where she plans to start her own therapeutic clinic for the sick and disabled. On her first day back in town she runs into Teague, the town bad boy who has turned into a responsible, successful businessman and who is also her old flame. The feelings these two have ...more
Wendy Hines
Jun 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
I've said it a few times but I'll say it again. I love cowboys and western romances! Probably one of my favorite romance books have cowboys in them. Joanne Kennedy is a master at her craft and Cowboy Fever was no exception.

Jody Bryce and Teague Treadwell basically grew up together. But with some make up and some fancy clothes, Jody becomes Miss Rodeo Wyoming and becomes famous. But when her father passes away, Jody decides to hang up the tiara and return to her hometown.

Teague stays behind and d
Amy Jacobs
Apr 20, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
As a fan of this author, I had no problem diving into this story even though I am not a fan of western reads. They always seem to go overboard on the cowboy theme, but I have found that author Joanne Kennedy knows how to write her westerns.

It has romance, action and horses, but it also has characters that weren't over the top. Jodie was caring and never felt like she was too good for Teague. She wanted to help people even though she was a beautiful Rodeo Queen. Enter the sexy cowboy, Teague, who
Apr 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing
All I have to say is WOW. I'm not a huge Country/Western book lover, more of a highlander fan, but I won this one and thought I'd give it a try! Boy am I glad I did! This is a very contemporary romance, it does have sex so if your looking for a super clean book this wont be for you. I absolutely loved this book, such a great story, packed with love, action and mystery. Couldn't put it down once I started, read almost all night.. well at least till I couldn't see straight , then had to finish up ...more
May 01, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2011
Cowboy Fever is a fun ride! I loved the characters from the beginning. Jodi was the town golden girl and Miss Rodeo before she left for college and a modeling career. Now, she has returned back home to begin a equine therapy clinic and to mend her relationship with her mom. What she doesn’t expect is to still feel intense attraction to the town bad boy, Teague. I liked that there was an established relationship between the couple and that although it hadn’t ended well they hadn’t forgotten about ...more
Jan 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, suspense, western
Jodi moves back to her home town after going to college, getting a degree, and her dream of being a Rodeo Queen. She wanted to come back home to make up to her mom the way she treated her after her father passed away. There was also Teague still living int he town but has moved up a tad in the world. Jodi wants to get her life back on track and make amends. She is not sure how Teague will fit in at this point. Will everyone see her other then the formar Rodeo Queen?

The plot was good there were a
Dec 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Jodi left town to become a Rodeo Queen. Now it is time for her to return home and make amends with her past. She needs to renew her relationship with her mother and wants to settle down and open a therapy clinic for disabled children. Jodi runs into her old flame Teague who she never got over. Her feelings for him are still the same but she is cautious in rekindling the relationship. Teague has his own problems stemming from and abusive childhood which he must deal with on a daily basis, but he ...more
Jun 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebook-wv-library
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Apr 13, 2012 rated it it was ok
The pacing of this book felt so slow which was disappointing after an intriguing first couple of chapters. Small town girl makes good in the big city and returns home to a second chance at love. Only the book seemed to ramble and feel its way to a secondary plot slowly. Several themes could have been flushed out more to make it more intriguing, while others could have used less. The focus on the different horse types and the workings of the ranch seemed far less relevant to me than Troy's (Teagu ...more
Dec 24, 2011 rated it liked it
I almost gave up on this one early on as the first few chapters felt extremely forced, and there was a lot of expository telling by the heroine that made me a bit nuts.

However, I stuck with it, and it significantly improved. This is a sweet romance that felt a bit like Robyn Carr/Jodi Foster. Some of the plot was really nonsensical, with too many "misunderstandings" that could have been solved with a three minute conversation.

Teague was a good hero and I thought the inclusion of the brother wi
May 23, 2011 rated it liked it
This was a cute story about a former rodeo Queen, Jodi, who hightailed it out of Purvis, Wyoming leaving behind her childhood friend Teague - son of the town drunk and wifebeater. Great cast of characters, including Teague's older brother Troy who has Down's Syndrome, a gossiping pharmacist named Darla, a spoiled little rich girl Courtney with her little dog Honeybucket, and numerous other peripheral characters that make you want to visit Purvis for yourself. ...more
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