How to Handle a Cowboy – #1 in the Cowboys of Decker Ranch series

His rodeo days may be over…

Sidelined by a career-ending injury, rodeo cowboy Ridge Cooper feels trapped at his family’s remote Wyoming ranch. Desperate to find an outlet for the passion he used to put into competing, he takes on the challenge of teaching his roping skills to five troubled ten-year-olds in a last-chance home for foster kids, and finds it’s their feisty supervisor who takes the most energy to wrangle.

But he’ll still wrangle her heart.

When social workier Sierra Dunn seeks an activity for the rebellious kids at Phoenix House, she soon learns she’s not in Denver anymore. Sierra is eager to get back home to her inner-city work, and the plan doesn’t incude forming an attachment in Wyoming–especially not to a ruggedly handsome and surprisingly gentle local rodeo hero..

Book One in The Cowboys of Decker Ranch series



Coming April 1st, 2014 Sourcebooks/Casablanca, paperback, $7.99. (9781402283666)

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Kennedy’s authentic depiction of the contemporary West is both realistic and romantic…Kennedy’s forte is in making relationships genuine and heartfelt as she exposes vulnerabilities with tenderness and good humor. This is a terrific feel-good read with just the right amount of page-turning suspense.

Diana Tixier Herald, Booklist Review

The sex scenes are juicy… Each character is essential to the storyline and the plot moves seamlessly.

A great 4-star review in the April 2014 Romantic Times

… emotionally driven, extremely heartfelt and beautifully executed.

Happily Ever After (HEAs are Us)

This first novel in Joanne Kennedy’s Cowboys of Decker Ranch series perfectly balances heartache with hope and the resulting story is a little poignant and exceptionally heartwarming. Delightfully funny yet full of deep emotions …

Book Reviews & More by Kathy

a lovely story that’ll keep your attention and have you rooting for a happily-ever-after … a sweet romance that’ll have Kennedy fans – and cowboy fans! – waiting antsily for the next installment.

drey’s library

This book will tug at your heart from many different directions, make you thankful for every opportunity you’ve ever been given, and make you realize that sometimes all it takes is one person to make a difference in a life.

Slick, Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

The setting is delightful and the secondary characters just as great as the main ones. All of them were well drawn and Ms. Kennedy does a great job making them jump off the page and become real people…”

Long and Short Reviews

Loved this book!! It is a well-written novel, with great characters, an intriguing plot and rich dialogue; it’s simply an amazing read!

AprilP, My Book Addiction Reviews