Misbegotten Gaines by Camryn Rhys
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Length: Short Story (108 pgs)
Rating: 3.5 stars
Reviewed by Fuchsia
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.
Kyle Harris, newly divorced and hired as cook for a dude ranch, finds that to his surprise isn't run by dudes at all.Well, there are some dudes, but one little filly that's very much a woman.
When he accepted the job at The Misbegotten Gaines ranch, in his mind, he pictured a John Wayne type movie where the men run things. Instead he finds the ranch is owned and operated by Brady Gaines, his mom Mattie, brother Paul and sister Jaime.
Everyone except Jaime welcomes him since his being there means her friend Charity won’t be coming back. Charity was the cook before Kyle was hired, but was fired when Brady and Jaime caught her having sex with their brother Paul. As a result, Brady put in a non fraternization policy and hired Kyle because he's married.
Jaime resents Kyle’s presence and decides she'll seduce him to get him fired and get Charity back. Besides some pretty obvious flaws in her plan it doesn't help that she might be a little bit attracted to Kyle. Then to throw a wrench in Kyle’s cover his ex-wife Lana is one of the guests at the ranch.
It was fun to see the dynamics between Kyle and the two women unfold, and it made you wonder when Kyle was going to come clean about not being married. Misbegotten Gaines is a clever story. The characters and situations they created made for an enjoyable read.