THE WILD ONE
Cinderella meets Maverick, and fight love and murder charges in the American West
San Francisco-Colorado-Texas, 1885
Betrayed and abandoned by her adulterous husband, actress Jess Sullivan has only one goal: to return home to the happy, comfortable "good girl" life she foolishly forfeited in the name of love. Before she can do that she's determined to save enough money to pay back what she and her husband stole from her brother. Riddled with guilt, Jess has no use for men or romance, especially a man like Leland Montgomery, an ultra-charming, aristocrat turned footloose gambler.
Lee however, is enchanted by Jess's breathtaking beauty, and quick, sharp wit. Assuming she follows the casual immorality of her profession, and hoping for a brief, torrid affair, Lee resolves to seduce her. Jess though, is hardly the shallow, loose woman he expects. As his feelings for her deepen, it becomes apparent that any relationship with her must be respectable. But men of his background do not marry actresses, especially ones that are already married. Then her stage manager is murdered, and when it's discovered that the man gambled away Jess's savings, she and Lee are blamed for the crime. After narrowly escaping the clutches of corrupt lawmen, they set out across the Colorado prairie, one step ahead of a posse and shadowed by a passion that will no longer be denied. . . .
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The Moody Muses
PRAISE FOR THE WILD ONE:
Eagan's talent for creating fast-paced stories and three-dimensional characters makes for a nonstop tale. Adding a large dose of sexual tension, a memorable cast of secondary characters and the theater backdrop simply multiplies readers' enjoyment."
Kathe Robin, Romantic Times, 4 stars
Denise Eagan will captivate historical fiction fans with THE WILD ONE, the companion book to her debut novel, WICKED WOMAN. . . .With realistic dialogue. . . and wonderfully fun. . . characters, Ms. Eagan leads readers on a merry chase. . . . Fast-paced and filled with action, it's a must-read for romance fans and has some extra-sexy scenes for added spice. I look forward to reading future novels by Ms. Eagan.
Katherine Petersen, Romance Junkies, 4.5 ribbons
Gifted author Denise Eagan continues the saga of the Montgomery family with her thrilling storyline set in the West during the Victorian Era. Lee. . .is sinfully handsome and independently wealth. . .Jessica, a feisty woman who is not afraid of speaking her mind. . the witty dialogue will capture you and the. . .exhilarating flight from danger will keep you reading.
Single Titles.com 4.5 stars
I really enjoyed this exciting tale. . . Jess's past makes her reluctant to trust any man, and Lee is just a little too much like her missing husband for comfort. Their differences make their story all the more involving. . .their adventures make the book impossible to put down.
Coffeetime Romance, 4 cups
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