Escaping West by Morgan K. Wyatt

Escaping West by Morgan K. Wyatt
Publisher: Secret Cravings
Genre: Historical (early American)
Length: Full Length (218 pgs)
Heat: Sensual
Rated: 4.5 Stars
Reviewed by Snapdragon

Kitty Hamilton is unsure how her life got so out of control. The unexpected deaths of her parents earned her a berth at her embittered aunt’s home. Her latest beau abandoned her, which made the prospect of leaving town appealing.

Her version of leaving didn’t include fleeing town dressed like a man, but circumstances dictate otherwise. Kitty becomes Kit to throw the law off her trail. As the pretend brother to her best friend Harriet, she accompanies her friend out west to her contracted bridegroom.

They encounter Nick Kennedy, flamboyant gambler, who takes an interest in the odd couple. Kitty enjoys the freedom her disguise allows, but she abandons any hope of attracting the handsome Nick Kennedy. Revealing her gender, might snag her a chance at the elusive gambler, but could also land her in prison. She keeps telling herself he isn’t worth it, but she’s not entirely convinced.

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.


  1. Morgan K Wyatt says:

    Well written review 🙂 I do appreciate the work that goes into a review and the skill to craft one such as this. Thanks.

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