Sourcebooks Casablanca 2011
After being gone from her home town after winning the Miss Rodeo Pageant, Jodi Bryce returns to her former home that was left to her after her father died. She returns to make amends with her mother and start up a riding clinic for physically challenged children. As soon as she gets back, she runs into her childhood best friend Teague. She was not prepared to find her friend changed from what he was when they were growing up.
Teague has spent the entire time since Jodi left trying to make himself into someone who is worthy of her attentions. He is quite surprised by the change in her and can't believe she is just like she used to be. Teague has made a better life for himself and his brother and has built a life that he can be proud of. Unfortunately, most of the town thinks a leopard cannot change his spots. This includes her mother.
On Teague and Jodi's last encounter, he told her to leave because she needed to make a life for herself. Even though Jodi has feelings for Teague, she is determined to use him and discard him just like he did her. The score would then be even; but from her first day back in town, sparks are still flying between them.
This is a wonderful story of love, greed, and mystery that is mixed with humor that had me laughing out loud. Add into the mix a spoiled, blond bimbo who is not wrapped too tight and you can't put the book down. Of course, who can resist a handsome cowboy with a bad boy image. Throw in alot of sexual tension that causes sparks to fly and you have a wonderful story sure to please. This was my first read from Joanne Kennedy and it won't be my last.
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I give Cowboy Fever 4 out of 5 stars