Maverick Wild by Stacey Kayne
Series: Book #2 in the Wild series
Published: January 1, 2008
291 pages (paperback)
Genre: Western Historical Romance
Acquired this book: Personal library
Warning: May contain spoilers
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My Rating: 4 1/2 Stars
This book had me enthralled from beginning to end. The plot was perfect, the characters were perfect; I simply could not put the book down from the moment I began reading it.
Chance Morgan is a rancher who carries a heavy burden on his shoulders. Little does he know that the burden will practically show up on his door step one day. Cora Mae Tindale was promised by Chance long ago when they were children that he would come back for her. When her mother begins setting up an arranged marriage and Cora is raped by her prospective husband, she sets out to find the boy who swore to protect her and come back for her.
When Cora arrives at Chance's ranch, he knows she is hiding something, but she refuses to tell him the whole truth. It is not until Cora's mother arrives at the ranch, hell bent on returning her daughter to a man who will only abuse her, does Chance learn the truth.
Chance makes good on his old promise and protects Cora. The two are wed and he helps her to begin healing the wounds that were left on her heart by her mother and the man who forced himself upon her.
Both Chance and Cora seemed very believable to me. They both seemed like normal people trying to survive and trying to get over old pains. The book was well written and didn't have outlandish love scenes, nor did it have unrealistic characters. I really loved this book and would recommend it to anyone who loves a good love story involving a cowboy.