Misbegotten Gaines (Book 1 in the Western Escape Series)
Author: Camryn Rhye
Publisher: Decadent Publishing Company, LLC
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Kyle Harris lands a job as the new chef at the Misbegotten Gaines Ranch just in time for the launch of their new Singles' Trail Ride. When his new boss, the alluring Jamie Gaines, mistakenly believes him to be married, he goes along with the ruse to keep his job. But things start to heat up between them and Kyle has to choose between losing his job and letting Jamie get away.
Jamie is a misguided and easily manipulated woman who almost lets love pass her by. When Kyle comes around because her need to have a friend around that in reality it seems only wants to use her. Kyle is a very sweet guy in need of a job after his divorce. It is assumed that he is still married and he thought it easier not to tell his new employers about his recent divorce. He thinks there should be no problems with this, until his ex wife shows up. Kyle had no plans on getting involved with a woman when he took this job but then he did not expect Jamie. Jamie thought it would be easy. Seduce the new cook, get him fired and get her friend back. The plan does not go so well when she realizes he is too nice of a guy to do that to and she may feel something for him and can't bring herself to do it... I liked Jamie and Kyle, they both had a little something to work through but when you have an attraction like that you can't fight it.. I found both Charity and Lana to be too needy. Paul was definitely the player and Brady was the Alpha take charge type. I really enjoyed this book and I would definitely recommend it.