Nobody does cowboy romances like Joanne Kennedy. Her interesting characters are down-home and believable, dealing with a variety of problems readers can relate to. Happily-ever-after never comes easily for them, but they always find a way to persist, surmount their differences, and find solutions. Even bad girl Amber Lynn has redeeming qualities, yet not without some drawbacks.
Kennedy’s descriptions are a pleasure to read. For example, “Jess’s dad was like a well-oiled chainsaw: pull the cord and he was raring to go.” Her portrayal of Wyoming is poetic at times, and gritty with reality at others. Though the reader may at first think they’ve figured out the choice each character will make, it’s not until the very end, with some twists, that the characters make some tough yet good decisions. Such is life, which is why I love this book.