Cowboy Tough She’s looking for paradise…

When Cat Crandall ditches her career in advertising to take a job teaching painting workshops in exotic locations, she’s hoping to be sent to Tuscany, or maybe France. Instead, she’s assigned to lead a group of aspiring artists through the backcountry of the isolated Boyd Dude Ranch in Wyoming.

He’s looking for a way out.

Mack Boyd is in the middle of the best bronc-riding season of his life when his mother asks him to help lead 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.

Together, they just might find what they both need.

It doesn’t take long for Mack to figure out that artists are a lot harder to herd than cattle—especially when they’re led by a spitfire of a city girl who doesn’t like to be bossed around. Cat Crandall is nothing but trouble—so why is he so drawn to her?

Coming February, 2013 Sourcebooks Casablanca ISBN-13: 9781402265525

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    Kennedy’s latest contemporary romance packs a powerful, emotional punch, and when it comes to capturing the appeal and feel of the West and its people, nobody does it better.

    Booklist Review

    Kennedy really knows how to write fish-out-of-water stories where city girls cope with country life.

    Romantic Times

    The book was one of real honest to goodness red hot passion between two opposites, intrigue and some marvelous twists and turns…The author really did a amazing job at brining a city girl up close and personal with a hotter than the Texas sun cowboy.

    Contemporary Romance Reviews

    Kennedy’s love of the West shines in this cowboy romance.

    Publishers Weekly

    She writes with humor and gives the books that flair that can only come from having lived in the environment she’s writing about.

    Mrs. Condit & Friends Read Books

    Ms. Kennedy wrote a love story with a twist and it was a fantastic journey through the lives of several people who would have never crossed paths outside of the Boyd Dude Ranch.

    Guilty Pleasures

    Joanne Kennedy brings her readers another romance that perfectly captures not only the Western way of life, but the wild and untamed beauty of the vast Wyoming countryside in her newest release, Cowboy Tough. This beautifully written novel is sweet, sexy and full of emotions. It is also a marvelous story about the importance of family and following your dreams.

    Book Reviews & More, by Kathy

    This story keeps you with descriptions of the beautiful sights of Wyoming, the sexual tension between the protagonists and the colorful secondary characters.

     Urban Girl Reader

    You will find yourself needing a tissue, holding your sides from huge bouts of laughter, your jaw dropping from a surprise (or two) and sighing in contentment from the bonds of love and friendship that grow to an amazing level.

    Romance Book Junkies

    If you want a book that flows, one that immerses you in the action, then this is the book for you!

    Long & Short Reviews

    A nice cowboy romance.

    Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell

    The attraction between Mack and Cat is slow building, the tension is strong, and the sparks fly when they get together. It’s a very well-written all-around loveable story. I would definitely recommend it if you want a cowboy book with a twist. Joanne Kennedy does it again!

    What’s On The Bookshelf

    I loved this book. The chemistry between Cat and Mac was amazing. I really wasn’t expecting them to have such great chemistry but they did. They were perfect. I also loved the bits of humor.

    Books Like Breathing

    Cowboy Tough is a fantastic read. Cowboy Tough is funny, touching and and it’s a story you’ll want to keep reading.

    The Book Reading Gals

    Joanne’s books quickly become comfort reads, even when you are reading the story for the first time.

    PonyTails Book Reviews

    I adore Joanne Kennedy’s cowboy novels. They are so fun and refreshing to read…I will recommend this novel to all my cowboy book lovers.

    Romancing the Book

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