In this reissue of Joanne Kennedy’s heart-winning debut novel Cowboy Trouble, love under the wide blue skies awaits… 

You can’t go it alone in a place this hard

Her latest love-life disaster behind her, Libby Brown flees to the Wyoming countryside to fulfill a childhood dream by starting her own chicken farm from scratch. But the West is wilder than she expected, and while she’s determined to succeed on her own, the sexy, sturdy cowboy next door sure is helpful…

Rancher Luke Rawlins is impressed by the sassy, independent city girl and he’s ready to prove that he’s with her for the long haul. But a mystery from the past soon threatens their new bond and tests their love in ways Luke and Libby never could have imagined.

Titles in the Acquainted With The Night series include — Cowboy Trouble – One Fine Cowboy – Cowboy Fever – Tall, Dark and Cowboy – Cowboy Crazy – Cowboy Tough

Title:  Cowboy Trouble
Series:  Acquainted with the Night #1
Author:  Joanne Kennedy
Genre:  Modern Western Romance
Published:  March 26, 2019
Publisher:  Sourcebooks Casablanca
My Rating:  4 stars

COWBOY TROUBLE is a basically good story, yet one that I could not connect with one of the main characters, at all – which changed my opinion of the story somewhat.  It’s also a reissue of Ms. Kennedy’s debut novel, originally released in 2010.  I wish I could have enjoyed this one more for I usually enjoy going back to an author’s first work for a look at how they’ve grown and changed over time.  But there is one word for the reason I didn’t: Libby.  No matter how many times I put it down and picked it up again I simply could not like Libby nor understand what Luke saw in her that I could not.  Sometimes it happens that I simply cannot like or care about one of the main characters, no reason other than I could not connect with them.

There is an audience that will love going back for this debut story, and for them, I’d say this is a good story with interesting events happening.  You’ll have to decide for yourself whether you believe in the characters, everyone is different.  Because it is an interesting story (aside from my not liking Libby) that I feel it does deserve the 4 stars I gave it.  Will I read any more in this series?  I don’t know.  With the size of my TBR pile right now, I just don’t know.  I’ll usually give a series two books before my final decision so perhaps but for now I’ll say it was a good story and leave it at that.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*

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