Friday, August 17, 2012

Book Review: The Wild Ones by M. Leighton

The Wild Ones

M. Leighton

Mature YA/ Romance

4 stars out of 5

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.

The Wild Ones: by M. Leighton

My Review:

God, his eyes! I’ve never seen eyes that make me want to gasp and giggle and do a strip tease all at once.

M. Leighton has done it again; she made me fall head over heels for one of her books. She just has a way with storytelling.  She is able to spin a web of great characters, attention-grabbing plot, great pace and smooth writing. In The Wild Ones, she did an amazing job, and I am so glad I picked up this steamy book ;)

Now, I’m not a big reader on mature romance novels. I have read a few that I have adored, and this is one of them. However, even though it’s a mature read, it wasn’t a heavy one. It had a perfect balance between the steamy and toe-curling scenes to the building of the plot. M. Leighton is a master at that.

We are introduced right away with Cami, lovable, down-to-earth Cami. I truly adored this character, she wasn’t a spoiled rich girl, but a sweet, horse loving, country girl. And when she meet s Trick (Oh, I’ll get to him later) its love at first…sight  ;) She is blow away by him, who could blame her. They have a passion, sizzling and smokin’ hot from the get go.

Ok, now on to Trick..I can’t describe him well enough in words so enjoy these gifs:

Dear sweet baby Jesus, he is one delicious character that Leighton created. Trick is a cocky, smexy, beautiful man. But underneath all of that, is a great heart, a passion for horses, and a man who puts his family above all else.  He is a guy you will want to be into your life. And when he meets Cami, well things get heated.

I can even see those little dents at the bottom of his stomach. If I’m being honest, I really just want to walk right over to him and touch them. With my tongue.

Cami and Trick keep having some great run-ins with each other, which just leads to them craving for each other more and more.  And as they start to get closer, obstacles get in their way, but that’s doesn’t stop them from being draw to each other or letting their flame die. But then, something unexpected happen, Trick and Cami have a decision to make, one that tests their love for each other.

Through it all, they realized they are made for the other. They are each other’s future and together they have everything they need or could ever want.

Leighton writes about love in such a great way, you can experience the love, you can feel it. Making your heart beat faster and your toes curl. She makes you fall in love right along with the characters! She makes not only the love feel real, but the characters are brilliant, and can be quite hot!  She also has a talent with writing some of the best love scenes! Not too heavy, but not too light either. The perfect balance.

M. Leighton is just fab at making a book not feel rushed, when it is a fast paced read. She makes everything feel natural and have a sense of rightness. For example, Trick and Cami, even though they fell for each other right off the bat, it felt real. Leighton is amazing when it comes to that.

The Wild One’s also switches perspectives between Trick and Cami. I truly love books that switch between characters. You get such a better understanding of them; get to know each character on a much more personal level. Leighton has done a remarkable job portraying not just Cami, but that lick-able Trick, also.

Let’s not forget the cover. Dear lord! It was want drew me in, in the first place.

It seems, I have spent a great deal just gushing over how fabulous this book is, that’s because, in my opinion, it is!

The Wild Ones was a lovely light read, with steamy scenes, beautiful love, and emotions that just poured right into you. This book is a sweet, red-hot, romance.
A wonderful and enjoyable read for romance lovers!

“I hear sometimes the wild ones are the best.”


  1. Great review! I really liked this book too so I'm happy you liked it as well. Also those are some good gifs to explain Trick!

    1. Thank you!!
      I wish there was more to Cami and Trick's story:) so good!!

  2. Those gifs! I can't. You always have the best gifs. And you chose some awesome sauce quotes. Lovely review, as always. I agree with it all because this book is just fabulous. I loves me some Trick.

    1. Ah! Thank you!! I know those gifs just portray emotions so much better than words sometimes :)

  3. Aww man!! My review goes live later today and we picked the same Quote from the first chapter!! Lol!! Great Review BTW!! Trick def is Smexy!!

    You Rock Magen....

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

    1. Great minds think alike :)
      Thank you! and oh yeah, Trick *drools*


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