"All living things deserve a chance at a good life."
Reviewed by Sandra Wurman
Posted March 11, 2016
Romance Contemporary | Western
Here's the thing to remember—it's human to protect
yourself from hurt—but you can't protect your heart
from what it needs—someone to love and love you in
return. Someone who could lead to the happiness you want
and deserve. That's the important lesson to be learned in
HOW TO WRANGLE A COWBOY, the third installment of Joanne
Kennedy's Cowboys of Decker Ranch series. In this series
which is heart wrenching at times and joyous at others, we
meet resilient boys who mature into the good men.
They survived some of life's harsh realities at the hands
of people charged with their care and finally found
people who were there for them—giving trust, support
and most importantly love for boys that were by all
accounts damaged goods. But the Decker's saw something in
Ridge, Shane and Brady.
In HOW TO WRANGLE A COWBOY Joanne Kennedy finally gets to
Shane's story. And we couldn't be happier.
Ridge, Brady, Suze and Sierra have built a life. Ridge
and Brady didn't bring much to the table from their
tragically dismal childhoods when their career ending
accidents brought them back to the place they called
home. Like Shane their lives didn't really begin until
they all moved in with the Decker's. Suze and Sierra fit
into this family like missing puzzle pieces. Perhaps that
is what Shane had hoped for with his attraction to
Lindsey. Could she be the last puzzle piece—the one
family and he needed?
Shane wasn't above working hard for what he wanted. As
foreman of Lindsey's ranch it ran like a well-oiled
machine. Problem was Lindsey's dreams were throwing a
wrench in the mix. Shane had two choices. Learn to work
with Lindsey and her dream which meant
something this stubborn cowboy did very well or giving up
something he was beginning to dream about—a future
What image do you conjure up when you hear the word
cowboy? Rough and tough like cowhide, unflappable and
perhaps with a bit of ornery thrown into the mix. Well
that's not exactly as Joanne Kennedy sees them. And
there's no better way to get introduced to some of Joanne
Kennedy's best cowboys than in the Cowboys of Decker
Joanne Kennedy's cowboy themed romance novels aren't
about being a cowboy. They are about being good men and
her stories always surprise me. HOW TO WRANGLE A COWBOY
is no exception. Shane and Lindsey couldn't be more
different—at least at first glance. Their goals seem
diametrically opposite. Shane wants to keep the Lazy Q
running in the black as a cattle ranch. Lindsey sees it
as ultimately fulfilling a deep seated dream which
according to Shane is counterproductive, naïve and
dangerous to the survival of the ranch he loves. Shane
has no illusions. He knows this is Lindsey's ranch now
and as foreman he is just an employee. Problem is he has
almost begun to put down roots on this land. Can he turn
his back on what he feels are foolish choices or continue
battling Lindsey which could possibly mean his dismissal.
HOW TO WRANGLE A COWBOY by Joanne Kennedy is the
culmination of a wonderfully creative series by one of
the best western romance authors. This entire series
features men and women who candidly jump off the page
with their search for the allusive love,
family and belonging. Joanne Kennedy writes about real
folks not larger than life. In HOW TO WRANGLE A COWBOY
you will meet some surprisingly wonderful characters who
will definitely teach you not to judge a book by its
cover. Grab a comfy sofa and enter the world of the
Cowboys of Decker Ranch. Be prepared to be moved by
unexpected storylines that grab your attention and hold
on—get set for the ride of your life.
The last thing this cowboy expected
Inner-city veterinarian Lindsey Ward always loved
visiting her grandfather's Wyoming ranch, so it breaks
her heart to have to sell it. She'll miss the scent of
hay and sagebrush under the wide-open sky, but at least
the sale will help fund the clinic she's always dreamed
Was to get roped by a city girl
Ruggedly handsome foreman Shane Lockhart and his adorable
son aren't making it any easier for Lindsey to focus on
what has to be done. It's exhilarating going toe to toe
with a rough, tough cowboy whose stubborn idealism
matches her own, but it's Shane's tenderness that might
tip Lindsey's heart over the fence.
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