Escaping West is a snappy cowboy-centered romance that brings us the indefatigable heroine Kitty Hamilton, who takes up life as a man (out of necessity) but discovers the bonuses of her charade pretty quickly. She never was a stuffy one to start with…and inhibitions and ladylike manners depart without regret.
Unfortunately, the down side is the difficulty she’ll encounter trying to attract super-hot bad-boy Nick Kennedy … She’s discovered a great side of life but Kennedy is oh-so-tempting. Escaping West keeps readers absolutely hooked from the start – because even though we know what we want to have happen, we just cannot imagine how it actually can happen.
Best friend Harriet is a bit more ladylike, but a true friend nonetheless. She’s also ready for adventure and preparing to plunge into marriage …to a lovely fellow she has never met. Crazy as it seems, it soon becomes apparent that Kitty ought to make the same sort of arrangement – or at least, get out of town, quick. Hopping on the train, common as it must have been for them, becomes a whole new world for Kitty, as a young man! Some of the funniest incidents happen to Kitty traveling… Ms. Wyatt has a deft touch with the humorous moments.
Nick Kennedy is that so-likable rascally type that thoroughly enjoys Kitty’s situation – maybe a bit too much. Absolutely enjoyable. Escaping West should be added to your Must Read list.
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