Joanne Kennedy’s lifelong fascination with Wyoming’s unique blend of past and present inspires her to write contemporary Western romances with traditional ranch settings. In 2010 she was nominated for a RITA award for One Fine Cowboy. At various times, Joanne has dabbled in horse training, chicken farming, and bridezilla wrangling at a department store wedding registry. Her fascination with literature led to careers in bookselling and writing. She lives with two dogs and a retired fighter pilot in Cheyenne, Wyoming. For more information, please visit http://joannekennedybooks.com and on Facebook.
Jess Bailey broke Cade Walker's heart when she left for the city—but she was just trying to find her own way in the world. When Jess's dad calls her home and tells her he's selling the ranch, she realizes she's about to lose the life she was born to live. And when she sees Cade again, she knows how much she's lost already.
As their nearest neighbor, Cade is always trying to help. But he's got his own ranch and his horse training business to think about. Even though his heart fills with hope for a second chance when he sees Jess, she left him once when things got tough. And she knows he moved on without her.
As the sale of the Bailey ranch looms over them, Jess and Cade start looking to the future. But can they ever trust one another again?
"Kennedy is making a name for herself in the field of Contemporary Western Romances, taking her place beside Linda Lael Miller and Carolyn Brown." -Booklist for Cowboy Crazy
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 of.
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.
Winning comes naturally to bronc rider Brady Caine. Ruggedly handsome, careless and charismatic, the rodeo fans adore him and the buckle bunnies are his for the taking. He’s riding high when he lands an endorsement deal with Lariat Western Wear that pairs him up with champion barrel racer Suze Carlyle.
A stupid move on Brady’s part lands Suze in the hospital, her career in tatters. Now it’s a whole new game for both of them. Brady is desperate to help Suze rebuild her life, but he’s the last person she wants around now. Suze’s got plenty of grit and determination—learning to trust Brady again is a very different matter.
It takes a village to raise a child – and a cowboy to open a woman's heart.
Rodeo cowboy Ridge Cooper has always had one goal in life: stay in the saddle for eight seconds. Now, sidelined by a career-ending injury, he's trapped at his family's ranch outside Wynott, Wyoming with nothing to do. But when he volunteers to teach foster kids to ride, he finds a new purpose in life-one that matters far more than buckles and babes.
For social worker Sierra Dunn, a job managing a group home in the tiny town of Wynott, Wyoming is just a quick stop along the way to changing the world. But try as she might, she can't help getting attached to the ten-year-old boys in her care. The five little refugees from abusive homes steal her heart, but there's plenty left over for local rodeo legend Ridge Cooper.
Sierra tells herself it's time to move on, but the town's sense of community and the homey atmosphere at the ranch tug at the heartstrings of this street-smart city girl. And when one of the boys is in danger, she learns that with the help of a faithful cowboy, she can change the world one child at a time.
She’s hardly a cowgirl…
Cat Crendall left a successful advertising job in New York to teach art workshops in the wild west. The Boyd Ranch is hardly her dream destination, but if the outing’s a success, the company will send her to more exotic locations.
But once a cowboy…
Mack Boyd was in the middle of the best bronc-riding season of his life when his mother asked for help with an artists’ retreat at the ranch. Mack might be able to ride a wild stallion to a standstill but he can’t say no to his family.
Cat and Mack are complete opposites…but when the ranch is threatened financially, can they set aside their differences and work together?
From stable to boardroom...
Sarah Landon's Ivy League scholarship transforms her from a wide–eyed country girl into a poised professional. Until she's assigned to do damage control with the boss's rebellious brother Lane, who's the burr in everybody's saddle. He's determined to save his community from oil drilling, and she's not going back to the ranch she left forever. Spurs will shine in this saucy romp about ranchers and roots, redemption and second chances.
Miss Rodeo Wyoming Jodie Bryce is back from the big city to find that her childhood friend Teague Treadwell's rugged cowboy charm never looked better. But Teague thinks Jodie's success lifted her out of his reach, and now he's got to shed his bad boy image to be worthy of the girl next door.
Praise for Cowboy Trouble:
"Joanne Kennedy's debut novel will put the honky tonk back into your life...a lot of fun." -Love Romance Passion
"Refreshing and different...a little romance, a little mystery, good looking guys and wide open spaces."
-Night Owl Romance, Reviewer Top Pick
When Nate’s injured in an accident, Charlie finds herself playing hostess. As a wary friendship develops, she begins warming to the work—and to the cowboy. The two of them are opposites in every way, but their shared dedication to the land and the horses makes them realize that his strengths are her weaknesses, and what he lacks is what she has to give.
Fleeing her latest love life disaster, big city journalist Libby Brown's transition to rural living isn't going exactly as planned, and without the constant help of her charming, sexy, cowboy neighbor, Luke Rawlins, she'd never have made it through her first Wyoming season. But when the two get embroiled in their tiny town's one and only crime story, Libby discovers that their sizzling hot attraction is going to complicate her life in every way possible…