by Sharon Gillenwater

January 2010
ISBN: 978-0-8007-3353-7
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Jenna Callahan Colby married her high school sweetheart, but he left her soon after she gave birth to her baby boy. It took a long time for Jenna to get over being hurt at love, but now she and her son are living back at home with her parents, and she is part owner of the family ranch.

Nate Langley is the town’s football hero. He fell in love with Jenna as a teenager, but never dated her. He joined the military after 9-11, and after two tours of duty he’s home. A war hero. And suffering from “Battle Rattles”. He plans to help his father out but he also takes a part-time job working on the Callahan ranch.

Jenna and Nate quickly rediscover feelings for each other, but the horrors of war are tearing Nate apart. What will it take for him to be able to become the man that Jenna deserves?

I fell in love with the title Jenna's Cowboy, I think Jenna is about the prettiest name ever, and couldn’t wait to read a story about a woman named Jenna. Jenna is a realistic character and so is Nate. I felt kind of sorry for Nate for his trauma, and for Jenna for taking some tackles when he felt insecure.

Jenna's Cowboy is very tightly written, and I had no problem with the story until about the middle when it started dragging a bit. But it soon picked back up and I was anxious to see how Nate would end up solving his postwar disorder. It is a very realistic problem for our military hero to have, and I was glad to read a book with that in it. Most military heroes in books seem to have no lasting effects, and this was a welcomed change.

Reviewed in January 2010 by Laura.

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