Review: The Wild Ones by M. Leighton

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Review: The Wild Ones by M. Leighton
The Wild Ones

3.5 Stars

Book Info

Released: August 1st 2012
Genre: New Adult
Published by M. Leighton Books
Pages: 330


“I guess THE WILD ONES is actually a sweet story about two people that are really not supposed to fall in love but do, and they overcome whatever obstacles life keeps throwing their way. ” ~Under the Covers

This book started out very engaging, with a chance meeting of our hero and heroine at the bar.  She’s upper class and has everything money can buy, he’s struggling after his father’s death to help support his family.

He ends up working at her family’s ranch and they are not able to continue seeing each other because he could loose the one job his family depends on.  Then there’s the point that she has a boyfriend, but she’s never really been into him.  That’s more of a family arrangement that it would beneficial for them to get married.

Cami and Trick (yes I love the hero’s name) made a great couple but I have to admit that I wasn’t a huge fan of Cami at times.  Her age showed through at times and maybe even a little of being a spoiled princess.  But overall they are both likeable, just not sure if they will stand out in the crowd.  They are all kinds of sexy once she stops her O.M.G. drooling mentality and can keep her head on the here and now.  I think a lot of that is because of Trick.

Trick also has had it rough at home, I found his mom to be a bit selfish towards the end and uncaring of her son’s happiness.

The story, although engaging at first, went through a slow period for me somewhere in the middle and then picked up again towards the end when we get the twist and angst.  I have to say that I saw that coming from the first time Cami’s mother set eyes on Trick.  It was an instant lightbulb in my head.  And I think that part of the story made things even more interesting.  But I do think the author could’ve pushed harder and made things angstier.

However, what’s a good book without great side characters?  The next book in this series will be about Cami’s best friend and Trick’s best friend.  Again, Jenna has a boyfriend that she’s not really that into but she is very much into Rusty.  I am curious enough in their story to read the book.  Plus I think they both provided some fun entertainment in THE WILD ONES.

Oh, which brings me to my last point.  THE WILD ONES….should’ve been wilder.   There were a lot of elements that could’ve ramped up the wildness factor but where just not used.  Trick was sort of part of a band (at least honorary member), there was the whole thing with the hot rides.  So much sexiness that could’ve been used.  I kept waiting for those things to pop up and throw me for a wild ride but just never happened.

I guess THE WILD ONES is actually a sweet story about two people that are really not supposed to fall in love but do, and they overcome whatever obstacles life keeps throwing their way.  I’m sure you’ll enjoy it.

Favorite quote:

“Pick ‘treat’. Please, for the love of God, pick ‘treat’.”

*Review copy provided by publisher

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Thanks fot the review Francesca!

Lori Meehan

Thanks for the review Francesca.