Shannon Wilde is the middle sister--and the one who loves animals. She's established her own homestead and is raising sheep for their wool. Things are going fine...until Shannon gets swept over a cliff by Matthew Tucker!
Tucker seizes every opportunity to get away from civilization, but one particular walk in the woods ends with him sprinting away from an angry grizzly and plunging into a raging river, accidentally taking Shannon Wilde with him. Their adventure in the wilderness results in the solitary mountain man finding himself hitched to a young woman with a passel of relatives, a homestead, and a flock of sheep to care for.
As Tucker and Shannon learn to live with each other, strange things begin to happen on Shannon's land. Someone clearly wants to drive her off, but whoever it is apparently didn't count on Tucker. Trying to scare Matthew Tucker just makes him mad--and trying to hurt the woman he's falling in love with sets off something even he never expected.
This sweet and sassy story has action, comedy, suspense, and romance – perfect for the reading slump that I found myself in last week. Shannon and Tucker are excellent characters, both of them flawed, but so special and spunky that you can’t help cheering them on.
This book is the second in the “Wild at Heart” series, so several of the characters we met in Book One return in this one. Although there are laugh-out-loud funny moments, this story isn’t afraid to delve into deeper, more emotional territory as Shannon works through the horrors that she faced while serving in the war.
This story opens in a flurry of life-and-death action and doesn’t let up the pace until the last page. I truly enjoyed it and CANNOT wait to read Bailey’s story in the third and final book in the Wild at Heart series.
5 stars for a truly excellent read!
(I received a copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest, unbiased review, which I have given. All thoughts and opinions are my own.)