Thursday, March 19

Book Review: Cowboy Crazy by Joanne Kennedy

Author: Joanne Kennedy
Title: Cowboy Crazy
Genre: Romance & Western
Pages: 371
First Published: June 2012
Where I Got It: My shelf (Won in a giveaway eons ago)

She kicked the country dust off her boots a long time ago…

Sarah Landon’s Ivy League scholarship transformed her from a wide-eyed country girl into a poised professional. Her job at the Carrigan Oil Company has given her the sophisticated life she longed for, but when she meets her boss’s black-sheep brother, she realizes her roots are showing.

But he’s ready to remind her she’s a cowgirl at heart.

Rebellious rodeo cowboy Lane Carrigan is determined to save the Wyoming community of Two Shot from the ravages of energy development, but Sarah’s convinced her old hometown needs a swift kick in the pants from the march of progress.

When a lapsed cowgirl collides with rodeo royalty, it’s bound to be a wild ride—and somebody’s going to end up in the dirt.

This has been sitting on my shelf for a while, so I decided to give a go. I needed a romance, so I felt this would be a good one to get that fix. I was right. It was a romance that had some obstacles for the couple to go through. It was pretty much insta-love for Lane, but alas, Sarah was not having it. Yes, she had insta-lust (he is a cowboy, so duh), but she was not looking and did not WANT love. She had business to take care off! Plus...she does not trust cowboys. One cannot blame her, but they are drool-worthy.

I am glad that the author made it a rough ride to get to that HEA, but man I wanted to slap Sarah. >___> She was annoying and she totally used Lane and then blamed him! Ugh. She had a lot of baggage and she needed to get over it. Seriously. I am glad her sister gave her a slap of reality at one point (even though it barely helped). Meh. 

Honestly, I wish this was shorter. I felt it dragged on and on and on. Especially the middle part...I was pounding my head with the book. Gah. However, the ending was TOTALLY better. I flew by and could hardly put it down at that point.

In the end, this was a good easy romance. There were some obstacles (mainly Sarah and her psychological issues...seriously, get a therapist woman!) before they got their HEA and I like when it takes a while to get there. The middle dragged, but the ending was good. I highly recommend this to cowboy lovers and those that need a romance in their reading. So...out of five stars, I stamp this with 3. More like 2.5, but I rounded. 
Favorite Character(s): Lane
Not-so Favorite Character(s): Gloria (I wanted to punch her!!!!!!!), Suze, and Eric  


Blodeuedd said...


Carole Rae said...

COWBOYS! *drools*

Piecraft Bucharest said...

Been a while since a read a good cowboy romance :) This one sounds good; but then, when you end up wishing to be able to slap the characters, they usually are good :) Great review.

Carole Rae said...

Same, so I am glad I had this laying around.