Nate Shawcross loves his quiet life training wild and damaged horses. He’s furious when a beautiful greenhorn shows up for lessons in handling horses, criticizes his techniques, and scares his newest rescue. Nate is stunned to learn he’s become famous as the latest miracle “horse whisperer” and just wants to send her packing…
Graduate student Charlie Banks came to learn, but she expected more than a taciturn cowboy and a ranch on the verge of ruin. But as she watches Nate Shawcross work, the horse isn’t the only one who succumbs to the handsome cowboy’s “whispering.”
(previously published 2010)
Title: One Fine Cowboy
Series: Acquainted With The Night #2
Author: Joanne Kennedy
Genre: Modern Western Romance
Published: August 27, 2019 (Original 2010)
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
My Rating: 4 stars
ONE FINE COWBOY is an engaging story that will have you grinding your teeth, laughing out loud, and wondering at the cluelessness of the male of the species. Yep, all of that in one story. Just a note: this story was originally published in 2010, now I didn’t read it back then so I’ve no clue if anything has changed. Just an FYI to check your bookshelves ‘cos I hate to rebuy a book I already have and assume that you feel the same way.
It took me a while to warm up to Charlie, for me she seems to have a chip on her shoulder that could rival a boulder. She has certain ideas and she’s not going to change any of them easily. Nate is not so much taciturn, in my opinion, but shy and done wrong by a woman who is still yanking his chain so I get why he’s the silent type now. True he doesn’t communicate more than he absolutely has to, but when he speaks it’s worth the wait.
ONE FINE COWBOY gives us a villainess to loathe and that is probably an understatement. It is extremely easy to hate Nate’s ex, and I don’t normally use “hate” in a review. But a woman who would heartlessly do the things she does, yeah loathe and hate are good words to describe her.
I’ve enjoyed this series, and I’ll definitely pick up the rest. If you love a good romance with seemingly opposites finding their way to a happy ending then you’ll enjoy this story and series. I’d not hesitate to recommend ONE FINE COWBOY, and I had a blast in this world once again.
*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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