It’s funny how small towns seem to have more drama than big towns. Maybe it’s because everyone is in everyone’s business. Mustang Prarie is no exception. First, let me say that I have not read books 1-3 and I do not feel like I have missed out on anything. This is part of a series but works well as a standalone. When Trixie moved back to town and opened a lingerie store, she really wanted to focus on her career and mend a broken heart. Then Jack re-enters her life and her plans get a little crazy. Trixie’s character as a modern businesswoman who knows what she wants is spot-on. I enjoyed the banter between her and Jack and of course the romance was fun too. It was easy to “watch” this story play out in my head as I read it. I think one of the things I liked the most is the author used the characters’ own faults to stir up the drama pot instead of relying on outside influences. It gave me a chance to really see the characters.
Trixie is a Mustang Prairie girl, born and raised. At least until her parents up and moved her to a commune in Oregon and far away from the love of her young life. Jack Thorpe.
But grownup Trixie is back in Mustang Prairie and ready for the next chapter in her life, which includes her lingerie store Under the Skirt and starting her own line of sexy lacy things. When her past collides with her present in the form of a tall, blonde artist, Trixie has to wonder if her girlish crush could be the answer to her grownup dreams?
Jack married his high school sweetheart, only it didn’t turn out so sweet and he never got to tell her it was over. Now he has to smile and pretend while the world goes on and on about how great Marissa was, especially now that he’d brought his girls back to Mustang Prairie for good.
The one bright spot in town was the new and improved girl next door. Little Trixie wasn’t so little and Jack was more than a little interested. Too bad he wasn’t interested in another round of the rollercoaster known as love and commitment.
Too bad he can’t stay away.
Hey I’m Natasha and I love stories. I love to read them, to watch them and most of all I love to write them. I find people endlessly fascinating and frustrating, which makes for the most interesting stories!
I also love politics and true crime so in addition to writing romance, I also write political satire. It has been my dream to make a living as a writer since I was a kid and got lost in Judy Blume, The Babysitter’s Club and Sweet Valley High (is my age showing?!?!). When I’m not writing I can be found engaging in one-sided conversations with Rachel Maddow, singing very loudly very badly and trying out new recipes from around the world.
I love to laugh, I gave my husband a sappy pet name and I think answers to most of life’s dilemma’s can be found in an episode of Dawson’s Creek.
My first series, Mustang Prairie, is small town romance because I feel they offer a variety of fun characters whose lives are interconnected. It is based loosely on my college town, which was the smallest town I’ve ever lived in…Go Panthers!
As a die-hard political junkie many of my stories contain some element of politics or public policy because nothing gets the juices flowing like a passionate debate!
Raised in the suburbs of Chicago, I’ve lived from one ocean to the other in the U.S. and just about everywhere in between, and I call Germany home for now. I’m quite sure where we will end up next but it could be London, France, Croatia, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark or Johannesburg. I love to travel–except for airports–and to observe the world with my best friend and husband, who sometimes can’t tell if I’m talking to myself, the TV or my characters.