Thursday, August 23, 2012

Review: The Wild Ones by M. Leighton

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  • Publisher: M. Leighton
  • Publication date: 7/30/2012
  • Format: eBook 
  • Source: Own/eBook won from The Autumn Review
Purchase: Amazon | B&N


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.

My Thoughts

Okay, this book left me reeling. I loved it so much. It brought out so many emotions!! Mostly, I had a huge dumb grin on my face for a lot of the book. I love it when a book does that to me. Along with that I felt so much of what the characters felt. This goes back and forth between Cami and Trick's POV so you really get into both of their heads, know what they are thinking, know what they are feeling. I was totally hooked from the first few pages and my love for this book continued to grow with each line I read. 

Cami is a great character. She is fun, smart, and entertaining. She's not stuck up and snobby even though her daddy is rich and well known. She is very down to earth, likes to hang out with her BFF, and is totally crushing on Trick. Can't blame the girl. He is so swoon worthy!! So anyways, she's not perfect, I mean she actually goes out of her way to try to be around Trick even though she has a boyfriend. (That her dad totally approves of and wants her to be with) I don't really care that he's not right for her and that they eventually end it, I think she goes beyond what is okay while she has a boyfriend.  

Onto Trick!! Where to even start? I pretty uch was already swooning over him in the first couple of pages.  The only way to properly describe him is a few quotes.

"The most amazing eyes I've ever seen are staring back at me. They are pale greenish-gray, rimmed in sooty lashes and filled with concern."
"Against my will my eyes fly to his face. His smile has died to a lopsided grin that is devastation in its purest form."
"Good God, he has dimples! I might die!"
"And his chest! Dear God, those pecs are just begging for my fingers to dig right in."
"His stomach completes the perfect package of his upper body. It's rippled like the surface of the lake when I drop a rock into it, every abdominal well-defined."

Need I say more!! Okay, well now onto his personality. He is so sweet. Arrogant yes, a little mentally damaged from his own father too, but still he is amazingly awesome! He is very dedicated to his family which is a major turn on! He truly cares about Cami. He will do whatever he can to prove himself and make her happy. He even tries to stay away from her when he thinks that is the best decision even if it hurts him.

Then we have Jenna and Rusty, their best friends. I loved Jenna. She is hilarious and a bit off the wall, but that makes her fun. She's a super awesome friend too. Rusty is much more observant than he would originally seem. He knows the real Trick. He knows when he is hurting, and he knows when to leave things alone, and when it's time to step in. Rusty and Jenna prove to be very important in Trick and Cami's relationship. 

Now onto what this book is all about. This is a beautiful story about how two seemingly different people can be brought together. (And also discover that they have more in common than they could have imagined) I'm not saying that things are perfect. There is always some type of obstacle in their way whether it be their own insecurities and reasons, or outside things trying to work against them. Trick is working for Cami's dad and he needs this job. He knows that he is supposed to stay away from Cami, but is she worth risking the job over? Something that is really, really important for him. Then there's Cami. She knows that Brent doesn't make her feel the way Trick does. He never will, but her father would never approve of her being with Trick, "the help". She knows that she needs to do what is right for her though. She knows that she needs Trick in her life. Even when things start to fall apart, she knows he is what she needs and wants in her life.

I don't even really know what to say about this book except you should read it! I felt ALL the emotions. I was swooning, laughing, getting frustrated, and angry. And there were tears. Both happy and sad I think. It was like no matter how the world wanted to work against them, no matter what happens, you know they are meant to be together. You need them to be together. You hope and wish that everything will work out somehow!!  Just writing this review makes me want to go back and read this again to relive it all. I loved how invested I was in the characters and their story. This was such a fantastic book!! 5 out of 5 stars!


  1. I love this review more than I can say. I'm just..just... Yeah. That:) I'm thrilled you loved it and that you "got" it. Thank you! From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU!!!!

    1. It was fabulous!! You are so welcome!!

  2. Great review! I'm so happy you loved this book too! I totally agree it was such a beautiful story and I just adored these characters. Especially Trick <3

    1. I was so inside their heads!! I love it when a book completely pulls me in like that. :)

  3. Truly loved this book. Your quotes make me what to read it again!!


    1. This is definitely a book I will go back to and read over and over again.

  4. Wasn't it just a great book!!
    I loved it!!

    Loved your quotes and great review :D

    *sigh* oh, Trick

    Magen Corrie

    1. Trick is such a great character.

  5. Yay!! I just knew you would love The Wild Ones. Michelle hit a home run with this book. I'm so excited to see her receive the attention she deserves! Great review!

    1. This was definitely fantastic. I knew I had to read it after seeing so many people raving about it.

  6. I love when characters are down to earth, it makes me like I could connect better with them. Awesome review!



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