cover image Cowboy Fever

Cowboy Fever

Joanne Kennedy. Sourcebooks Casablanca, $7.99 mass market (416p) ISBN 978-1-4926-8401-5

Kennedy (Cowboy Summer) brings sizzling romance to small-town Wyoming as a rodeo queen returns to her hometown. Jodi Brand comes back to Purvis, Wyo., after college to start a therapy riding clinic. One of the first people she sees in town is Teague Treadwell, a childhood friend who became the town bad boy and left Jodi brokenhearted when he slept with her and then rejected her right before she left for college. Now a successful cowboy, Teague has set aside his rebel ways to raise broncs and care for his brother Troy, who has Down syndrome. Though Jodi’s heart is still raw, she needs Teague’s help in finding horses to use in her riding clinic and reluctantly accepts his assistance. The pair soon succumb to their mutual desire, but she refuses to date him because of a promise she made to her mother not to get involved with him. The romantic angst as they navigate their budding relationship is balanced by humorous small-town gossip. This fast-paced cowboy romance is perfect for readers who like sensual westerns. Agent: Elaine English, Elaine P. English, PLLC. (Jan.)