Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Wild Lilly

When Connecticut socialite Lilly Brooks inherits land in Caldwell, Kansas, she finally has the chance to break free from the gilded cage of Victorian society and chase after her dreams of excitement and romance in the Wild West. Excitement arrives with angry Indians, smelly dogs, and drunken cowboys who won't take no for an answer. Romance comes in the form of a ruggedly handsome rancher named Paul McGregor. Too bad he calls her a whore within the first minute of their acquaintance.

Paul has spent the last three years trying to hold his family and ranch together after the death of his parents. When he saves a stunning blonde, who he thinks is a soiled dove, he tries to do the right thing and get her work at a good saloon. He soon discovers the woman whose favors he would love to buy owns land key to his family's financial future. Paul decides to use his best weapon to win Lilly over and get her property: seduction.

A wicked cattle baron wants Lilly’s land as well and threatens to kill anyone who stands up to him. Paul must decide what he needs more, the land or the beautiful and courageous, wild Lilly.

It's books like this that remind me why I love the western historical genre so much. This one has everything the genre is famous for: sexy cowboys, dancehall girls, soiled doves, Indians, bad guys (some aren't as bad as they initially appear), land deals, train robberies...every page is action packed!

I love Lilly...fearless girl from the east who can't wait to begin her wild west adventure. I must say Paul got on my nerves at times they way he deceived her. I can't read to read Estrella's story...will she get her happily ever after? And what about Eunice...what will her new life bring? And will Lady Catherine and Sleeping Bear act on their forbidden love? So many rich characters that I can't wait for book #2 in the Willow Creek series!

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