Atlanta journalist Libby Brown’s transition to rural living isn’t going exactly as planned. Her Wyoming ranch and its picturesque outbuildings are falling to pieces all around her. So is her resolution to live a self-sufficient, independent life–thanks to the irresistible allure of her neighbor’s fringed leather chaps and the town sheriff’s shiny badge. When the town’s only unsolved mystery falls in her lap, Libby can’t resist partnering up with the hunky sheriff to search for a missing teenager–but her neighbor, rancher Luke Rawlins, has other ideas.

Luke is a genuine Wyoming cowboy who looks like Elvis, talks like John Wayne, cooks like Martha Stewart, and is almost impossible to resist. While Libby adjusts to a life where high fashion means wearing your Wranglers in “slim fit” instead of “cowboy cut,” her small-town beat leads her deep into the heart of her new hometown, where she discovers that everyone has their secrets, and some of them are as dangerous as they are surprising.

March 2, 2010
Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN 9781402236686

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Ms. Kennedy’s debut novel is a winner. Her characters are refreshing and different…A little romance, a little mystery, good looking guys and wide open spaces are a perfect combination for a really good story and Cowboy Trouble definitely reflects this. I’m really impressed with this first book and can’t wait to see what’s next.

Terri, Night Owl Reviews

Contemporary western fans will enjoy this one!

Romantic Times

There’s plenty of wacky humor and audacious wit in the mystery-laced escapade that provides a fresh take on the traditional contemporary Western.

Library Journal

Sometimes running away from your troubles is the worst thing you can do, but it brings the greatest rewards. What happens when you have more than one man interested in helping you find your happily ever after and you can’t choose? Now throw in a crazy or two for flavoring. You have one heck of a problem. Sound interesting? Then you need to read Cowboy Trouble.

–Wendy Zwaduk, Romance to Make Your Heart Race

… some of those scenes sizzle so much I thought the book was going to spontaneously combust… Reading Cowboy Trouble by Joanne Kennedy is like stepping into another world and being the proverbial fly on the wall. If you enjoy mystery, romance, or a bit of both — you’ll want to add this to your To Be Read stack (and maybe bump it to the top).

 Gayle Surrette, A Curious Statistical Anomaly

The combination of mystery and romance was a hit with me and I look forward to seeing what else Joanne Kennedy brings us.

 Kristi, Books and Needlepoint

…you’ve got a read that will tickle your funny-bone and warm your heart. Great Read. A Keeper.

 Lynda Coker, Between the Pages

Joanne Kennedy’s debut novel will put the honky tonk back into your life.

 Keira Gillet, Love Romance Passion

… a sure fire winner … and a true can’t miss.

 Brande, Book Junkie

Joanne Kennedy has done a wonderful job with her debut novel. This book is filled to the rim with everything — intrigue, murder, humor, love, quirky characters, and a litter full of little puppies. It has renewed my love for the modern day cowboy love story! I’m looking forward to Joanne’s next book, One Fine Cowboy.

Buffie, The Romance Dish

The author does a wonderful job of making this story flow smoothly and giving the reader everything they come to expect from a romantic western love story. Outstanding Book That Will Stay On My Bookshelf For Rereading!

Amy, My Overstuffed Bookshelf

If you want a fun story with a mix of rolling in the hay and murder, then you need to read Cowboy Trouble. This is a book you won’t want to miss.

 Tiger Lily, Long and Short Reviews

Joanne Kennedy has penned a winner with Cowboy Trouble, and if you love cowboys, you won’t want to miss this one! Romance, Mystery, and Spurs! YUM!!

 Wendy, Wendy’s Minding Spot

If you like contemporary Westerns, I’d certainly recommend you pick this one up. It’s a lot of fun!

 A Hoyden’s Look at Literature

This is one of those books that I kept checking to see how many pages were left because I didn’t want it to end! I think Ms. Kennedy had it right when she wrote this book and I look forward to reading more of her work!

 Kris, The Cajun Book Lady

A really great read from a first time writer and I highly recommend reading!

Razlover’s Blog

Joanne Kennedy’s debut novel “Cowboy Trouble” is very well done… If you love romantic suspense novels, then this is a book for you.

Robin, My Two Blessings

I will definitely pick up any further books that Joanne Kennedy writes. She is a really great writer that gets you into the story.

Grace, Books Like Breathing

This contemporary romance with a twist of suspense held my attention from the first page to the last. [E]njoy a romantic and suspenseful story that will have you wanting to read the next Joanne Kennedy novel!!

Allison’s Attic

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