Review: Cowboy Tough by Joanne Kennedy

Cowboy Tough by Joanne Kennedy
Release Date: February 5, 2013
Publisher:  Sourcebooks Casablanca
Pages: 384
Source:  NetGalley

She’s hardly a cowgirl…

Cat Crendall left a successful advertising job in New York to teach art workshops in the wild west. The Boyd Ranch is hardly her dream destination, but if the outing’s a success, the company will send her to more exotic locations.

But once a cowboy…

Mack Boyd was in the middle of the best bronc-riding season of his life when his mother asked for help with an artists’ retreat at the ranch. Mack might be able to ride a wild stallion to a standstill but he can’t say no to his family.

Cat and Mack are complete opposites…but when the ranch is threatened financially, can they set aside their differences and work together?


Review: I adore Joanne Kennedy’s cowboy novels. They are so fun and refreshing to read. You never feel like you have read the storyline else where. She may use a tried and true storyline of a cowboy and city girl but she makes it new and her own. In Cowboy Tough, she brings Cat to a Dude Ranch where she has to bring beauty where Cat does not see any.

Cat left her high powered job to do what she loves. She’s feisty, sassy, creative and can hold her own with what life throws her. I loved Cat and all she had to give. She’s tough and needs an even tougher cowboy to fall in love with. Mack comes to the rescue for his mother. A man full of integrity and true cowboy grit he needs a woman who is soft and a lot city to soften him up.

The secondary characters are a riot. I loved Mack’s mother. She reminds me of my grandmother. Cat’s niece is endearing and you want her to thrive. The writing and storyline were fantastic. Kennedy is definitely on my auto-buy after reading Cowboy Tough. The only thing that I wish she did was write series. I will recommend this novel to all my cowboy book lovers.


2 thoughts on “Review: Cowboy Tough by Joanne Kennedy

  1. Aubrey, I couldn’t help stopping by to thank you for this lovely review, and to let you know that I’m working on making your wish come true! I’m currently working on a series called “The Cowboys of Decker Ranch,” about three men who were adopted as foster kids by an elderly rancher. Their foster father taught them about love, loyalty, and family, but trust doesn’t come easily for them, especially when it comes to women! The first volume is scheduled to be released in April 2014.

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