Okay. So if you’ve been following me for long, you know that I am a huge fan of M. Leighton. Huge. And as it happens, she’s also a dear friend of mine.
Today, I want to introduce her newest book to you, The Wild Ones. And let me tell you, it is amazing. I was lucky enough to read it when it was still in draft form and I fell in insta-love. Seriously. Check out the cover:
And the blurb:
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.
And now…. my take:
This is my new favorite book of M’s. She truly, truly shines in The Wild Ones. The dialogue is witty and razor sharp, her pacing is right on point, her main character is multi-dimensional and relatable, and her MC’s love interest, Trick, is freaking hot. Freaking. Hot. If I weren’t married already, I’d want to marry him. I think my favorite thing about The Wild Ones is the hilarious dialogue. I love me a good witty book- and this is certainly that. I highly, highly recommend this book. There is some steam in a few parts, so I would say this is for New Adults rather than Young Adults. But you should go and check it out… and awesomely enough, this book released early- and it is available today. Eeep!