Okay, Ladies and Some Gents (Maybe),
I met Michelle Leighton about 6 weeks ago at UtopYA Con and we were discussing our works. (Funniest person I've ever met, BTW...) She told me about this book and I was immediately drawn like a moth to a flame and knew I HAD to read it. Boy, she did not disappoint. I absolutely loved it and I also absolutely love her.
The Wild Ones Blurb:
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.
Here's my review:
This was a completely different writing style for M.Leighton and wow...I think she has found her niche. She should definitely explore the New Adult Genre more.
Trick was just enough of bad boy to be oh so good and he won my heart over before he won Cami's. He had me at "Scuse me." (I love me some good 'ole country boy.) Without doubt, he was one of the hottest lead characters I've read about in a while, but Grace and his mom were the perfect touch for making Trick a more lovable and believable character. (Although I about died when the little sister was introduced but I'm not spoiling anything by saying why.)
Cami was a perfect match for Trick. She had that perfect rich girl scenario going on without being a total beotch about it. (Little pleases me more than a rich, perfect girl falling for the "wrong" guy.) She was just enough sweet and firecracker at he same time to tame that wild Trickster boy.
The twist to this story was not at all what I expected and it couldn't have surprised me more. I knew there was one coming but it was so much more creative than I anticipated. Well done, M. Well done!
For me, Jenna was a fabulous secondary character and I would like to suggest she get her own story with Rusty. Hint. Hint. I have no doubt their's would be HAWT!
5 Very Deserving Stars for M's first New Adult Novel.
New York Times and USA Today Best-Selling Author