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Much Ado About Mustangs (Hearts of Owyhee Western Romance #5)

Much Ado About Mustangs (Hearts of Owyhee Western Romance #5)

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by Jacquie Rogers

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Secret lives, hidden dreams, and forbidden sex in the Old West--what's a woman of nobility to do when a handsome rancher tears through her world like an Owyhee dust devil?

A British Aristocrat
Or is she? Lady Pearl Montford has performed in theatres all over the West for crowds of all sizes, but what would the world say if her secret was found out--that


Secret lives, hidden dreams, and forbidden sex in the Old West--what's a woman of nobility to do when a handsome rancher tears through her world like an Owyhee dust devil?

A British Aristocrat
Or is she? Lady Pearl Montford has performed in theatres all over the West for crowds of all sizes, but what would the world say if her secret was found out--that she's really plain old Pearl Jane Evans from Kentucky. To make matters worse, Pearl's past life as a professional trick rider is floating to the surface thanks to an unsavory suitor from her past who wants either her--or $10,000.

A Frustrated Rancher
Rugged Josh McKinnon has a ranch to build and blooded horses due in any day, but there's one problem standing between him and his dream--Lady Montford, a high-falutin' diva actress. Wrangled into playing opposite the snooty Brit in Shakespeare's 'Much Ado about Nothing,' Josh has to put his ranch on hold and put up with her nonsense for two weeks. Only thing is--how can he focus on his ranch when all he can think about is the way Pearl sits a horse?

Much Ado About ... Love?
With a slew of critters causing stirs left and right, meddling family members and townsfolk playing cupid, and horse rustlers causing a ruckus, Pearl and Josh have a heck of a time keeping their minds on the play and their hands off each other. When the dust settles and the curtain falls, will Pearl and Josh be able to overcome the odds working against them and find love in the wild Idaho countryside?

Other Hearts of Owyhee books by Jacquie Rogers
#1 Much Ado About Madams
#2 Much Ado About Marshals
#3 Much Ado About Miners
#4 Much Ado About Mavericks

Also by Jacquie Rogers
Sleight of Heart (Western Historical Romance)
Mail Order Tangle (Mail-order brides with Caroline Clemmons)
Muleskinners #1: Judge Not (Traditional Western)
Muleskinners #2: No Small Tempest (Traditional Western)
Willow, Wish For me (Western Historical Fantasy Romance)
Single Girls Can't Jump (Futuristic Romance)

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Camp Rogers Press
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Hearts of Owyhee Western Romance , #5
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Meet the Author

I'm a former software designer, campaign manager, deli clerk, and cow milker, but always a bookworm. Reading is my passion--westerns, fantasies, historicals of any era, and all with a dash of romance. If an author can make me laugh, I'll buy every book he/she ever wrote.

While I'm a country girl by birth, I currently live in suburbia with my very patient husband (important point: we are the staff of one cat) I don't think you can ever take the country out of a girl's heart. That's probably why my stories often take place in Idaho where I grew up. (Hearts of Owyhee series and some of my short stories, too.)

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Much Ado About Mustangs (Hearts of Owyhee Western Romance #5) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an awesome book, I truly enjoyed it. The plot of this book is unlike any others I have read and I thought the twist was great. Not many authors could incorporate these types of characters and make them seem genuine, but Jacquie Rogers has in this book and she has done the job well. All of the characters in this book are devoted to their families and the love for one another really shines in this book. I would definitely recommend this book and all the others in the series to anyone who loves a good, clean romance that is not the run of the mill story line. Looking forward to the next one.
mtgranma More than 1 year ago
Josh and Pearl were great for each other. He was suppose to watch and protect her, but he would much rather be building his corrals and barn on his new half of a ranch for his Friesians and Mustang horses he will be breeding. Pearl is a down to earth girl, who loves animals and wants to be at her new half of a ranch her and her brother bought, but she has obligations in the theater playing the part of a fancy lady. There are a lot of fun surprises and events that make this story another wonder read by Jacquie Rogers.
Crystal61 More than 1 year ago
This was a fun read and a hard one to put down once I got a chance to settle down to read. You have a heroine, Pearl, who is not what she appears to be at first, but she slowly lets others in on her secret, especially Josh. He has been assigned to "protect" her and figures out her secret. Unbeknownst to both, the entire town is betting on when they will get married. I really enjoyed Pearl Jane during her more-down-to-earth moments like when she is riding and protecting herself. She is not afraid to ask for comfort when she actually needed it. Josh is kind of grumpy and then sweet and sexy in the blink of an eye. This was the first I had read, and I look forward to catching up on the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Durn tootin'! This was a fabulous read! I haven't read too many Western romances but this would be a good series to start with. Although it's book 5 in the series, it reads like a standalone. All the characters from the previous books were in there, however you did not need to know about them for the story to make sense. It was purely about Pearl and Josh. I could not put this book down and when I did, I wanted to know what would happen next. I even stopped doing my household chores to satisfy my curiosity. It's a fairly fast paced story and the threat of danger to the characters are there, only to climax towards the end. Full of blackmail, disguises, a matchmaking grandfather and townsfolk, it was the perfect recipe for a good story. The animal characters were also amusing. It starts with a varmint, a cute jackrabbit, Two dogs Earl and Nattie, who also find love, and some sassy kittens. But the horses were the focal point. There was the threat of horse thieves and that puts our two main characters on edge. Pearl was the perfect example of a strong heroine. She didn't know how to cook, but her skill with a hatchet was surprising. It was also surprising to Josh as well. There wasn't too much sex and when it was introduced, it was sweet and did not detract from the story. All in all, I definitely would read the rest of the books in this series. The writing is well done and the characters were well developed. I'm a new fan of Western romances.
mellis More than 1 year ago
I have read all the books in this series and I believe this one to be the best yet. I loved the characters. I enjoyed the interaction between the two main characters. I loved the respect and dignity of the main male character when in positions that could have resulted in other outcomes. It had some great family values also. And I love Jacquie Rogers books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I looooved this book, and I have to be truthful -- I don't generally read romance, however, I am SO glad that I decided to give this book a try because I would have missed out on a great book!!  I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the series!  I was very pleased with the pacing.  I have a tendency to get bored easily and it was so nice to be able to read along without feeling like it was started to drag.  Lady Montford was quite a snob while her brother, Jasper, was anything but.  I completely fell in love with Jane Pearl and her family.  The way that all of the characters were interwoven into the story was well done.  Slade was such a jerk, a perfectly rotten villain.  The relationship between Josh and Pearl was played to perfection.  Another big plus to the story was the entire McKinnon clan!  They are all so likeable and Mrs. McKinnon has a wonderful sense of humor.  The end of the book left me smiling and hoping for another in the series!