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Tall, Dark and Cowboy

(Acquainted with the Night #4)

3.69  ·  Rating details ·  888 ratings  ·  66 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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Nov 23, 2011 rated it it was ok
Recommended to jenjn79 by: random buy
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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No known series connections.

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
Dec 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Aug 17, 2011 rated it really liked it
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
Dec 31, 2012 rated it really liked it
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."
Dec 01, 2011 rated it really liked it
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! ...more
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
Heather Book Savvy Babe
Oct 15, 2011 rated it really liked it
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
Jan 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: western, romance, suspense
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
Oct 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
After her husband has been find guilty of real estate scams, former trophy wife Lacey Bradford can't find a job anywhere, so she turn over a new leaf and heads for Wyoming to ask her old friend and admirer Chase Caldwell, and she hope, her new knight in shining armor, for help. But Lacey is not a shallow girl (she saved a dog's life while stopping at a gas station), it's just that she always lived her life according to what others people wanted and she never realized before how hollow her life w ...more
Aug 21, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2011-reads
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
Nov 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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
Sep 06, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audible-escape
Couldn't finish because found Lacey, the main character to be more of a caricature who never grew out of being the popular cheerleader even though she is years beyond those glory days. Even without money she was entitled and expected Chase to just forgive, forget and take care of her. Snotty, snippy and not the kind of person any self respecting person would let back in. Ironic she berated the salesperson who worked for Chase for using her body to get her way when she was no better. Honestly I d ...more
Jan 18, 2021 rated it really liked it
Another delightful story about small towns and cowboys and the women who love them. Lacey Bradford was on the run from a crooked cop from Tennessee who was after Lacey’s ex-husband because of some crooked deals they were involved in. Trying to get away, Lacey ended up in Grady, Wyoming where her old high school friend now lived with his sister. Surely Chase Caldwell would help her either hide or with some financial help, since she was flat broke. Lacey did not know that her ex-husband had stolen ...more
Dec 23, 2019 rated it it was ok
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Mar 04, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not my fave cowboy book

So...the first book in this series still lingers in my mind. I don’t even remember the second one. And this one just didn’t much hold my interest. I had to force myself to finish. But I did choose to finish it rather than abandon it as I have some books in my past, so...there’s that.
Amy Butterbaugh
Jul 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book was a well written story about two people. that knew each other in high school. And went on to live seperate lives.

But one day something brought them back together. Will they rekindle their love for each other? Or will someone try to tear them apart from each other again.

May 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: i-own
My daughter picked this book up for me at the local Goodwill store because of cover. i loved this book will keep it in my private stash and look for more by this author in future
Channing Brooks
It's a smutty romance. Don't read it if you're looking for something deep or thought-provoking. Read it if you're looking to lay in a bath tub and let your imagination run wild. ...more
This was fine. No real surprises and maybe a little long, but I guess it was fine.
Mar 23, 2017 rated it did not like it
This heroine literally only had one thing going for her: she was a pretty damsel in distress. That's it, and the hero has been weirdly obsessed with her since high school, which is actually pointed out in the dialog. I enjoyed the last book that I read of hers, since the heroine was so fleshed out, but here, not so much :( ...more
Lisa Jo
Sep 04, 2011 rated it really liked it
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
Jun 29, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: western, romance
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Dec 04, 2011 rated it really liked it
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Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
Originally posted at: http://longandshortreviews.blogspot.c...

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
Christi Snow
Feb 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Romancing the Book
May 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, western
Posted on Romancing the Book blog
Reviewed By~Desere
Review Copy Provided By~self purchased

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
Dec 25, 2011 rated it liked it
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
Jun 02, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: audiobooks
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
Jun 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
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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