Saturday, August 4, 2012

Review: The Wild Ones by M. Leighton

The Wild Ones

Passion as hot as midnight in the South and love as wild as the horses they tame.

Camille “Cami” Hines is the darling daughter of the South’s champion thoroughbred breeder, Jack Hines. She has a pedigree that rivals some of her father’s best horses. Other than feeling a little suffocated at times, Cami thought she was pretty happy with her boyfriend, her life and her future. 

But that was before she met Patrick Henley.

“Trick” blurs the lines between what Cami wants and what is expected of her. He’s considered the “help,” which is forbidden fruit as far as her father is concerned, not to mention that Trick would be fired if he ever laid a hand on her. And Trick needs his job. Desperately. His family depends on him.

The heart wants what the heart wants, though, and Trick and Cami are drawn to each other despite the obstacles. At least the ones they know of.

When Trick stumbles upon a note from his father, it triggers a series of revelations that could ruin what he and Cami have worked so hard to overcome. It turns out there’s more to Trick’s presence at the ranch than either of them knew, secrets that could tear them apart.

I was a little up, down, and all over the place with this one! When Trick was "up", I was most definitely up too! I was totally vibing the modern day Romeo & Juliet feel it had. GIVE ME MY SIN AGAIN! ;-)

It had some definite four and five-star moments, but it didn't keep me at that level the whole time. But before I go on, I need to jump up on my soap-box and say that three-stars still means it's a good book. I hate how readers are so quick to throw a paper bag over the head of a three-star book like it's some leather faced, moley, wrinkly, saggy breasted woman with a stinky poonani. This book does NOT have a stinky poonani!!!

It teases you to your limit for the first half, but when "it" finally  does come...oh sweet Jesus it comes! The things that come out of Trick's mouth are nothing short of pantie dropping, but every so often he spews a little cheese down his chin...

"You are a walking teenage dream in those Jeans."

I may have laughed out loud on that one. I guess the only real issues I had were some unanswered questions about her virginity, the long tease at the beginning combined with the rushed ending, and it did had some draggy bits. 

The things that made up for it...The office scene (completely lost the knickers), kickass banter between Cami and Trick, the office scene, a totally original story line, Rusty, Jenna and finally...THE OFFICE SCENE!

The book does have a few kinks to work out, but M. Leighton has definitely put herself on my list of authors to read. READ ON!

What's highlighted on my kindle

"Pick 'treat'. Please, for the love of God, pick 'treat'." (knicker change #1)

"He's shirtless, hatless, and wet. And I'm pretty sure I've never seen anything hotter." (knicker change #2)

"His shaggy hair is damp and he's wearing aviator sunglasses. His wide shoulders are bare in a white wife-beater tank top that shows off his trim waist. And, as always, his lower half looks delicious in faded blue jeans that hang just perfectly on his hips." (knicker change #3)


  1. Just bought this one. Can't wait to devour. Great review as always, Ms Harper :D

  2. I loved the office scene as well and those quotes you picked... GAHHH I just cant! Great review!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives