I am hooked on Joanne Kennedy's cowboys! This book was my first introduction to her world, and I quickly purchased the rest of her westerns and savored them like Godiva chocolates. This story focuses on Sarah Landon and Lane Carrigan. Lane is a rodeo hero who has moved to a small town called Two Shot where he runs a ranch. After a rodeo competition he's surprised by a newscaster that alerts him to his brother's plot to turn Two Shot into an oil field. Lane is greatly opposed and goes to the family's head office to confront his brother.
Sarah Landon works for Carrigan Oil but she's hiding a deep secret. The polished sophisticated persona she shows the world is not who she really is or in any way representative of where she comes from. She's actually from Two Shot, and the wrong side of the tracks at that, but she wants to leave that world behind and become a more sophisticated, powerful woman. From the moment she meets Lane her world is torn in two and she must confront her past in order to find her future.
This book is a fast paced, delightful read that will leave readers longing for a cowboy of their own. Her characters are full of heart and interesting. Her books are stand alone so there is no need to read the previous novels, though once readers get a taste of her world from this book I'm sure they will be quickly snagging copies of the previous books for their own.
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.