Review: Talk, Dark and Cowboy – Joanne Kennedy

Genre: Contemporary romance
Pages: 384
Published: November 1, 2011
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Source: For review

Stunned by the discovery that her lux lifestyle was funded by crime, runaway trophy wife Lacey Bradford is desperate to escape from her ex’s criminal cronies and start a new life, so she heads west to find an old love.

But rugged rancher Chase Caldwell has changed, hardened by bitterness and loss. The last thing he’s looking for is romance with the first woman who broke his heart…

My thoughts:
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 and that brings us to today. Chase is now a hunky cowboy and Lacey is a trophy wife who always did what she was told. She wants to stand on her own legs now, something I applaud. She had everything before, but she was not happy (her husband truly sounds like a big ass.) Chase is afraid to get hurt (poor guy was sure in love with her), but he is a good guy so you know how the story goes. And little by little these two realize they are meant to be. It’s a very nice romance, and a bit passionate too. I also like that he is the one that knows from the start and want more. I can’t say no to a man like that.
There is also a bit of suspense in it. Lacey is on the run from her ex-husband’s shady affairs and someone is after her. Which makes it exciting too.
All in all this is a good romance, a heroine that is really trying to better herself, a hero you can’t say no to, a good cast of side characters that you would like to know, a bitchy woman you will want to slap and a creepy “villain.”
It made me smile and that is all I ask for. I want to lose myself in a good romance and in the end I would read more books by her. It made me happy.
Hunky torso

44 thoughts on “Review: Talk, Dark and Cowboy – Joanne Kennedy

  1. Blodeuedd says:

    CarolOh the hay, well…I liked jumping in the haybarn as a kid I'd live.PaperI can't say no to cowboy, rawr!! 😉 In my mind they are hot and rugged. So what if they smell, lol.Maryit was :DAnaAye, you better stay away from those nasty cowboys.MelTrue, happy = good 🙂

  2. The_Book_Queen says:

    Great review! Here's yet another book I'm going to have to put on my list to read….:DI live in a small town, very rural and cowboy/farmer-ish. But I have to say, I haven't seen any cowboys like the ones in the books! If I did, I'll tell you what I'd be on him like that *snap*. LOL. So maybe that's why lately I've become more of a fan of the hunky cowboy hero–I'm hoping that if I can't find a real one, then at least the fictional ones will have to do. ;)Enjoy!TBQ

  3. Blodeuedd says:

    NaidaIt's just something special about them 🙂 I do think I am starting to prefer cowboys over highlandersMelissaRecommened away :)And no cowboys for you :/ That is the saddest thing I have ever heard*waves to Chris*StaciI hope you will enjoy it too :DBook QueenHihi, I hope so!Oh what a shame, I hope a cowboy or two shows up ;)I fear there are no cowboys here, just farmers. And bf, lol, well he is not a fisherman but hey he lives on a freaking island so I will jsut call him that. Sadly fishermen are not sexy

  4. Blodeuedd says:

    MelissaNever?! O_oLol, neither had I really until like a year back ;)CaroleI know :/ I heard it's cos it's more expensive to show the heads. But I want facesStephI know :DMissie Who can say no to a mix like thta? 😉

  5. Ing says:

    Sounds like this one is better than Cowboy Fever. I didn't care for the heroine much in that book. I might have to give this a try.Gotta say I am loving the cover! Nice yummy abs! :)And wow-thanks for the blog spotlight. I did a double take there for a moment. I feel honored. You rock.

  6. Joanne Kennedy says:

    Readers, I'm sorry I'm so late to the party today! I've been having computer issues all day long and just got things straightened out. Now I'll settle in and answer your comments – thanks for your patience!

  7. Joanne Kennedy says:

    Mel, although my books all have cowboy in the title and take place in the West, I always hope there's something there for everyone. Humor, suspense, lots of crazy critters, and sexy love scenes!

  8. Joanne Kennedy says:

    Blodeuedd, I'm glad to hear cowboys are edging out highlanders for you…and as far as fishermen go, it depends on the fisherman! You never know…Ing, I'm sorry Jodi didn't work for you and appreciate you giving me another try! Lacey is very different – I think you might like her:)

  9. Joanne Kennedy says:

    Well, I caught up! I feel bad for the moderator having to go through all my comments:) Thanks so much to everyone for stopping by – you have a great, lively community here! I'll be stopping by throughout the evening, so TTYL!

  10. Joanne Kennedy says:

    Thanks, Blodeuedd! And thanks for taking the time to read and review "Tall, Dark and Cowboy." I really do appreciate the way reviewers and bloggers keep romance readers informed. I don't know how you keep up with it all, but you do a great job!

  11. Blodeuedd says:

    Ing 😀 My pleasure, I am spreading some blogging love around and this is your week on my blog 🙂 Such a cute button too.AmusedYou can't go wrong with a title like that :)CarrieIt sure is

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