Love runs wild at the Sagebrush Flats Zoo…
In a bid to revitalize his career, bestselling author Magnus Gray has come to Sagebrush Flats to write about the local zoo’s latest rescue—an orphaned baby polar bear. But Magnus dreads the drama of small towns and is bullishly determined to keep to himself.
June Winters is a people person, and delights in welcoming Magnus to Sagebrush Flats, though it seems unlikely she can get the handsome stranger to crack a smile. Then a mishap with an open gate forces Magnus and June to deal with a stampeding flock of fainting goats, an adorable but clingy polar bear cub, a cranky pregnant camel, and two star-crossed honey badgers. Never mind small town drama—the lively animals may just convince these two that opposites really do attract…
Where the Wild Hearts Are Series:
Wild On My Mind (Book 1)
Sweet Wild of Mine (Book 2)
Praise for Wild on My Mind:
“Hilarious…a truly touching contemporary romance about the power of love and family.”—Night Owl Reviews Top Pick
“Clever, fun, and poignant…with wit and heart.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Outstanding…sure to delight.”—Publishers Weekly Starred Review
Kerr's follow-up to Wild on My Mind (2018) has a darker, thinner plot than its predecessor and follows gruff, reclusive Scottish author Magnus Gray and perky tea shop owner June Winters as they collide in the small town of Sagebrush Flats. After Magnus's most recent books sell poorly, his publisher insists he return to charming stories of small towns and animals. A book about Sagebrush Flats Zoo's adoption of an orphaned polar bear would be perfect. But though Magnus loves animals, he detests small towns and their "folks." His off-putting wild-and-woolly caveman look doesn't deter chatty June, from whom he flees as quickly and often as possible until he needs her. June is a former stutterer, and Magnus, who has a severe stutter, asks her to help him create a vlog to boost book anticipation. As their bonding progresses, dark themes of child abuse and abandonment emerge in stark contrast to the diverting, madcap antics of the zoo's animals. Excessive Scottish idioms make reading this contemporary a challenge, and even animal lovers may find it hard to wade through.