Paperback ISBN(s): 0373294417
Mustang Wild is the debut novel in Stacey Kayne's new Wild series. Ms. Kayne is a new voice in the western historical romance genre. There are too few writers of this genre, a genre that is sorely neglected and that has always been one of my favorites.
Skylar Daines is stubborn, beautiful, and one of the best horse trainers around. When her father is murdered, she must find his partner, Chance Morgan. With the deed to her land and a kid brother to protect, Sky will stop at nothing to reach Wyoming and realize her plans. She finally tracks down Chance in a saloon and of course he‘s drunk. Stinking drunk. She has no idea that man she assumes is Chance is actually his identical twin, Tucker. Sky should have never tangled with the likes of Tucker Morgan whose smile makes her heart pound, her palms sweat, and scatters her senses. Quicker than a whirling dust devil, they're wed!
To her relief, Tucker's keen to fix the marital slipup—and then he tells her the deed she holds belongs to him, and him alone. Maybe she shouldn't rush to have their marriage annulled. No man, no matter how good-looking, is going to swindle Skylar out of the one thing she yearns for most—a home.
Tucker Morgan has never met a more cantankerous and obstinate woman in all his life. The fact that she makes him long for hearth, home, and forever doesn't sit well with Tuck, who happens to be a "here today and gone tomorrow" kind of cowboy. When a card bet goes wrong, Tucker finds himself married. While he verbally pronounces his want of an annulment, deep down he finds himself wanting forever. With his hat in his hand and his heart on his sleeve, Tucker sets out to prove to Sky that they are compatible in more ways than just ranching
Fast paced and well-written, Mustang Wild was a delight to read. Watching both Tucker and Skylar grow and discover their true feelings made for some of the best reading. Skylar had always been expected to pull her own weight and hide what she truly was… a woman, while Tucker had always been foot loose and fancy free. The two come together beautifully and find they meet a need in each other. Highly romantic with just the right touch of humor, Mustang Wild is one for the keeper shelf. Stacey Kayne has penned one of the best western historical romances. I can’t wait for Chance’s book, Maverick Wild.
Reviewed By: Theresa
© July 2007