Monday, 31 March 2014

How to handle a Cowboy - Joanne Kennedy

Sidelined by a career-ending injury, rodeo cowboy Ridge Cooper is desperate to find an outlet for the energy he devoted to his sport. He decides to teach rodeo skills to the kids at the Phoenix House, a local group home for foster children. Here he falls for a big-city girl who just might make him the perfect wife. 

Inner-city social worker Sierra Dunn has been exiled to a last-chance home for foster kids in a remote Wyoming town for blowing the whistle on her boss. Her only goal is to prove herself and move back to the city, but the town's rodeo hero is going after her heart.

My thoughts:
I would not call it drama filled, just a lot of issues that had to be dealt with as the book dealt with broken people.

First we have Sierra who works aa a social worker and takes care of 5 young boys. They all have their own issues and she tries to protect them and make them come out of their shells. So she is a nurturer, protective and her job is her life.

Ridge is the broken one of the two of them. He is like the boys she protect. He has demons from his past and he does not know how to move on with life when he can't do rodeo anymore.

They meet, they slowly become friends, they bond over the boys and ranch life. They argue and they will get that HEA in the end. It just has a way to go.

Conclusion:
A romance with a bit of extra to it.

Cover
Nice

Paperback, 416 pages
Expected publication: April 1st 2014 by Sourcebooks Casablanca (first published January 1st 2014)
Cowboys of Decker Ranch #1
Contemporary romance
For review


48 comments:

  1. No, sorry... cowboys are not my thing. :(

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  2. I have one of her books waiting for me to read still.

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  3. I do love a broken hero, so I think this one will work well for me!

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  4. I do love a cowboy, it sounds like they had to work for the romance, but a slow build is nice.

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  5. Cowboys are awesome! I need to read her!

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  6. Their romance--friend to lovers sounds great

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  7. This one sounds like a good read. I like the aspect that they actually get to know each other over the course of the book before they find their HEA and I like the twist of having the 5 boys in the mix. :-) Kids always make books more interesting. :-D

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    1. I do like her books, they always have a bit of suspense in them. This one had too closer at the end, but that is secret stuff

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  8. I am so sick and tired of broken romances I could pull my hair out.

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  9. This sound like a nice romance.

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  10. Look at us both reviewing books that feature cowboys today! :)

    Carmel @ Rabid Reads

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  11. I live in the deep south but for some reason, I can't get into these cowboys, I don't mind seeing them onscreen though...

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    1. I think I like them cos there are no cowboys here, our farmers are...not like that

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  12. Mmmm cowboys. I do love em. And look at that smirk he's wearing. lol

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  13. I never met a cowboy I didn't like ;)

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  14. I love reading cowboy stories! Add in a romance, horses, a ranch, a rodeo and in this book kids in a foster home, I'd love to read it! I always wanted to marry a cowboy, still do, but it's not going to happen, so I have to read about them, lol!
    Donna Harris

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    1. Lol, oh those cowboys, I can't find one here

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  15. Not for me. If I'm reading about cowboys or westerns, they better be gritty, not romance :P

    ~Mogsy

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  16. oh a cowboy book, I need to read more of them!

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  17. Cowboys are for cows. Romance is for Romans. There must be order, right? ;p

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  18. You are your cowboy books. LOL

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  19. sounds cute, but I can't say that it jumps out at me.

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    1. They can't all do that I guess, then we would be broke

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  20. I like "cowboy falls for city girl" stories. I don't mind the drama either. :-)

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  21. You gotta love a romance that has a cowboy and HEA that is hard won. Totally going to read this one, thanks for introducing me to it!

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  22. Lovely review B, I want to read this one.

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