Tuesday 4 March 2014

The Wild One Series by M. Leighton - #reviews of books 1, 1.5 & 2

The Wild Ones (The Wild Ones #1)

**MATURE CONTENT ADVISORY: May not be suitable for younger readers**

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. 

Source: Kindle
Genre: NA Contemporary

My Review...

I first fell in love with M. Leighton books with Fragile so I could NOT wait for this book. I have read some of her other books and have loved them.

I friggin' loved this book. I loved Trick! He is so dear to my heart. Your heart goes out to Cami and Trick and the BS that they are strapped with that truly has nothing to do with them. You are routing for them from the beginning. 

The chemistry between the two is palpable. The emotion from their families is stifling. You feel everything! 

I love M. Leighton's way of writing and her way of reeling you in to the characters and their feelings.

5 I love Trick Thumbs up!
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Wild Child (The Wild Ones #1.5)

Jenna Theopolis has always known what she wanted. Getting out of her small hometown of Greenfield was number one on her list of priorities. Until she met Rusty Catron.
Rusty’s fun-loving personality was the perfect match for Jenna’s inner wild child. But what started off as a summer fling quickly turns into something more. At least it does for Jenna.

Rusty has lived with the ghost of his father’s abandonment since he was a child, but now he’s beginning to feel the crippling effects of his scars. He wants to trust in Jenna, but deep down he doesn’t believe someone so wild and free can ever be tamed.

But tragedy strikes, pushing Jenna out of Greenfield and leaving Rusty with a choice to make—face his inner demons or lose the love of his life. Forever


Source: Kindle
Genre: NA Contemporary

My Review...

So we get to see how Rusty and Jenna end up. In the first book they tried to play down what was happening between them but in this novella we get the truth plus we get Cami and Trick's wedding. Yeah!

As the wedding is coming closer Jenna realizes she wants the same thing but with Rusty.

Rusty has been left before so he won't let Jenna know the truth of how he feels because he knows she won't stick around for the long run but we doesn't factor in with his version of reality is what Jenna wants and needs. 
"... Help me to be the kind of man you could spend the rest of your life loving. Because that's who I want to be."
At the beginning we get all kinds if tortuous fun with Jenna and Cami's new found vow of abstinence. Once the vow is broken a confession is made with a new decision. 

Add some heartbreak and tragedy then a big ol' dose of reality then we get our HEA. Phew!!!
"I've loved you from the moment I met you, Jenna. And I'll love you long after I'm gone from this world."
From the first book I have loved rusty and Jenna as well as Trick and Cami but in this novella we also get to meet Jake our next hero. 

I have always adored M. Leighton's writing and she did not disappoint with this novella can't wait to read Jake's story.
4 will always love trick thumbs up!
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Some like It Wild (The Wild Ones #2)

First was The Wild Ones. Now, the next book in M. Leighton's Wild Ones series...

How far will a good girl go for the bad boy she loves?

Laney Holt is a preacher’s daughter. A good girl. Her only goal was to get married, have babies, and live happily ever after, just like her parents. Only that didn’t happen. The two people closest to her betrayed her, and Laney’s dreams came crashing down. Now she’s left with an empty space she doesn’t know how to fill. Until she meets Jake Theopolis, a daredevil with a death wish who has heartbreaker written all over him.

Jake has no interest in thinking beyond the here and now. All he wants out of life is the next rush, the next “feel-good” thing to keep his mind off the pain of his past. His latest rush? Showing Laney there’s more to life than being a good girl—and that going bad can be so much fun. Her only concern now is how she can ever hope to satisfy the wild side of a boy like Jake. She’s looking forward to trying. And so is Jake.

If you love The Wild Ones, you'll be just as wild for M. Leighton's Bad Boys series which includes Down to You, Up to Me, and Everything for Us.

Source:eARC for Honest Review from Berkley
Genre: NA Contemporary

My Review... 

Laney is the preachers daughter who just wants to be married and live her HEA so the last thing she wants is a bad boy. 

Laney is plotting through life but quickly realizes her HEA might not happen especially with her ex fiancĂ© douche canoe Shane. 

Going back to her small town to lick her wounds and work on the Theopolis farm she runs back in to the town bad boy Jake. 

Well, Jake be still my heart you knew he had a reason for being the way he was but I didn't expect it to be it was (and boy did my heart go out to my boy Jake)

With the new flirtatious friendship Laney learns to live on the wild side but also finds herself. With Jake she agrees to a friendship with benefits but Jake is too hard not to love even though he believes he is unlovable.

I loved Jake and Laney. This story was sweet and sexy. What could have made it better may be a little Trick and Rusty but in the end it was all Jake and he fit the bill. Next we get Jet can't wait and maybe we will get Tori after that now that I forgive her actions ;) 

I love M. Leighton and this is such a sweet but wild series

4 live on the wild side thumbs up!
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There's Wild, Then There's You (The Wild Ones #3)

He’s someone she can’t trust…

She’s someone he thinks he knows…

Violet Wilson is a wallflower. Shy, serious, and accident-prone, she’s got a bad habit of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. The night she’s forced to pose with her friend might just be the worst time of all—that’s when she meets Jet Blevins. She knows better than to get involved with someone like him, but he touches her in ways she never expected, never wanted before.

On the outside, Jet is a typical rocker, an arrogant lead guitarist who unapologetically lives a wild lifestyle. But on the inside, he’s battling demons and using the stage to escape the troubles of his past and the addictions of his present. Until the night he sees Violet standing at the back of the room. She brings his life into focus. She knows his secrets. She’s the girl he can’t forget, and the one thing he craves more than his addiction.

But can they ever hope to have a future when their very foundation is nothing but lies? 

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