Author: Joanne Kennedy
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
About the book: Fleeing her latest love life disaster, big city journalist Libby Brown's transition to rural living isn't going exactly as planned. Her childhood dream has always been to own a farm -- but without the constant help of her charming, sexy cowboy neighbor, she'd never make it through her first Wyoming season.
Handsome rancher Luke Rawlins is impressed by this sassy, independent city girl. But he years to do more than help Libby out with her ranch. . . he's ready for love, and he wants to go the distance. . .
Then the two get embroiled in their tiny town's one and only crime story, and Libby discovers that their sizzling hot attraction is going to complicate her life in every way possible. . .
My thoughts: I enjoyed the chemistry between Luke and Libby - she being a newbie "rancher" and him being the handsome cowboy out to show her the ropes and keep her safe. In addition to raising chickens, Libby also joins the small staff at the local paper - Lackaduck Holler. She hears about an unsolved mystery - and jumps right in to try to solve it. The combination of mystery and romance was a hit with me and I look forward to seeing what else Joanne Kennedy brings us. This is her debut novel.
Publisher/Publication Date: Sourcebooks Casablanca, Mar 2, 2010
~This book was provided free for my unbiased review from Sourcebooks.~