Friday, 8 April 2011

Review: Cowboy Fever - Joanne Kennedy

Genre: Contemporary romance
Pages: 416
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca April 1st 2011
Source: From the publisher

Miss Rodeo Wyoming Jodie Bryce is back from the big city to find that her childhood friend Teague Treadwell's rugged cowboy charm never looked better. But Teague thinks Jodie's success lifted her out of his reach, and now he's got to shed his bad boy image to be worthy of the girl next door.

My thoughts:
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 tried to shed his bad boy persona and making some money, while she has cast of her Rodeo Queen ways. But when she comes back he still thinks she is too good for him.

I liked Jodie, she was so down to earth and all she wanted was to help kids with disabilities. She never saw herself as better than Teague who had been poor and lived in a trailer when young. Teague then, oh, hunky cowboy alert! All he wants is to take care of his brother, who has Down syndrome, and to build something and not end up like his dad, the wifebeater. And he has also always been in love with Jodie. All I ever wanted while reading was for these two to get that HEA.

So I mentioned a Barbie, oh yes, the annoying rich girl who dresses more like Western Hooker Barbie, and who is constantly following Teague around cos he is a cowboy and badboy. Her I just wanted to push into a ditch. So let's call her the bad guy of the story, the one that will cause drama.

There is romance, some hot passion, an annoying woman who does not understand the word no, and friendship. Later things will turn bad and we get a bit of suspense.

Conclusion:
I liked it, I read it just like that because it was all sweet and quick to read. A good western with a likeable couple. I would recommend it, and I would read more westerns by this author. Oh and did I mention the hunky cowboy ;)

Rating:
Quick and easy

Cover
Ok



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31 comments:

  1. I was never into cowboys but there is a televsion show I watch that takes plcae down South. The lead wears a sharp Stetson hat and cowboy boots...very easy on the eyes. Maybe I'll give this one a try :)

    Yay for me!!
    Thanks for the contest Linda.

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  2. I read your entry on LiveJournal.

    That was really quite good! I want to know more! Her poor children left without a mom but atleast she protected her daughter in the end. Ha! Excellent writing.

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  3. A western with a hunky cowboy - sounds tempting :D

    Congrats to the winners!

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  4. Nice review, but cowboy books are really not my thing. Liked your discription of Cowgirl Barbie though ;)

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  5. Sounds like a fun beach read - adding to my list :)

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  6. Not a fan of cowboy books, either...

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  7. Western Hooker Barbie! You crack me up!

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  8. I would rather read your FFF story in full than this book...cowboys are...well...cowboys.

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  9. you got me at westernbarbie cowboy ;-D

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  10. Jenny
    Hm...nothing comes to mind. Which tvshow is that?
    Congrats :D I hope you will enjoy the book!

    Oh you again, lol. I had not seen that.
    Thank you! How horrible I am, I never thought about the fact that those poor kids are now orphans, perhaps they deserve a follow-up story

    Misha
    Hihi, doesn't it ;)

    Aurian
    Lol, I am glad you liked at least that part

    Mary
    It would be perfect for that

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  11. Chris
    What noooo! Don't say that, what if there are two cowboys then?

    Vivienne
    Lol, I am glad to have made you smile

    Ana
    Another cowboy bites the dust. Poor cowboys, but yay for my story

    Bermuda
    it was so much fun :D

    VV
    Lol! Hihi, I am glad for that

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  12. Alas, just not a cowboy fan, no matter how many cowboys there are. :)

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  13. Chris
    Not even if there are two cowboys falling madly in lust with each other? ;=)

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  14. Western Hooker Barbie! Bwa ha ha ha ha! Oh I loved that! Mostly b/c I have aunts who think that I'm insane for liking Rock and think that everything about country is just perfect. Oh, I'll keep that image in my mind next time I have to deal with them. *snort*

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  15. Oh, loved the FF. It was an HEA to me since that jerk got what he deserved! :)

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  16. Do you know I've never read a single story about a cowboy? I think I'm missing out on some major smexiness if Teague is any indication!

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  17. Oh I like cowboy stories...this one sounds cute!

    Hugs
    Sweetie
    Hawk

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  18. Nice name for her...Western Hooker Barbie LOL. Those types annoy me so much. They keep getting rejected but never get the picture that they are not wanted.

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  19. Cowboys always make me think of hunk dudes!

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  20. Gotta love a hunky cowboy! :) Not usually my sort of thing, but you make them sound so much more interesting! ;)

    Love it!

    Hey did you read Dottie's flash for SSSS last week? It's brilliant, do go and have a read if you have time!

    Have a great Easter break!

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  21. I like hunky cowboys!! I'm going to download a few Zane Grey books which were written a long time ago to experience the Western genre..probably doesn't have too much romance in it but that's o.k. My grandpa gobbled these up back in the day!

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  22. Ha, I love a good cowboy romance!

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  23. Ohhhh cowboys!! I might just give this one a try!

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  24. Chris :(

    Melissa
    LOL! You keep that in mind if it helps :D
    I can't say I know a lot about country, there is this song I like..yup..that is it

    I am glad you still thought it was a HEA :) I am to please. Ok not this time, this time I went for blood, but if the end still was good then yay

    Jenny
    Never?! I am shocked, truly shocked. But then again I see it all as very exotic and you might not see it the same way..well except for the sexy hunky part

    Hawk
    I like them too, always had a weak spot of cowboys

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  25. Jenny
    She was just arghhhh, he never gave her an inch but she kept coming back and she thought he was everything he wasn't

    Darlyn
    Hihi, I feel the same

    Sassy
    I so must participate this week! You know I will do my best :) I just have to try to be as good as Dottie :)

    Staci
    Oh you mean like real old school western with cowboys, bad guys and a lot of shooting? Sounds fun :)

    Amused
    You and me both :D

    Lis
    Lol, yes I think you would enjoy it

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  26. Grrrrr! I tried leaving a comment on LJ but couldn't.

    Awesome story. Hey if you are gonna go out, might as well take someone with you. ;)

    And of course I love me some cowboys. And not just because I'm a Texas gal.

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  27. Missie
    LJ has been acting up lately, evil place! :(
    I am glad you liked the story :D

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  28. This looks like a great book. i love cowboys! :-)

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  29. DL
    I wish we had them here ;)

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