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Nov 14, 2012

Blog Tour: Book Review and Giveaway: The Wild Ones by M. Leighton

Hi everyone! I'm back with another blog tour! This time I'm reviewing a book from the very talented author, 
M. Leighton. The book is for mature young adults and it's entitled "The Wild Ones". You're all gonna get my views about this book and there's your favorite part in a blog tour.. the giveaway! So, if you guys want to get a chance to win something from this blog tour, just keep on reading.. the giveaway is somewhere down below.. 

I want to thank AToMR Tours for organizing this lovely blog tour.

Author: M. Leighton
Pages: 330 pages
Date Published: July 30 2012
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1478334371
ISBN-13: 978-1478334378

Book Blurb:
**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.

My Thoughts:

The Wild Ones is the first book I've read from M. Leighton and I can absolutely say that this book is a delight to read.

I will not give away the story so I'm not going to put anymore spoilers other than what is written in the official book blurb above. It's because I think book blurbs are short and as vague as they can be for a reason. It's much more interesting to read a book without too much expectations. In that way, you can absorb and be in the book as much as you can. 

Let's start with the plot of the story. The hard part in doing the Contemporary Romance Genre is that choices in plots are very much limited. It's either you have the same plot as others and it turns out bland or you made the same plot and make it yours thus making it as unique as it could get. I can say that The Wild Ones has an ordinary boy meets girl plot but the author had so many twists and turns and conflicting feelings that made the story hers and unique, and as a reader I appreciated that.

The characters, I think are the biggest part of why I enjoyed reading this book. They are simply interesting and exciting and they feel so much alive. As a reader, I felt their energy and chemistry. Not just romantic chemistry but also the chemistry of the main characters with their friends. Although, the focus of the book is the relationship between Trick and Cami, I absolutely enjoyed their interactions with their friends, Jenna and Rusty. I really wish they could have their own book someday.

As I was saying, the chemistry between Trick and Cami is quite undeniable. You could feel it every time they interact and it just makes you, as a reader, root for them. I just want their deserved happy ending. I also liked the progress of Trick and Cami's relationship. It wasn't an easy one because of the obstacles that hinders them from being together but I loved the slow burn process because it's much more felt and it was exciting to see how everything will unfold for them.

Overall, I simply loved the book. It's for mature young adults because of its somewhat mature theme but it doesn't over shadow the whole plot which I think is great. I loved the way M. Leighton gave life to these very exciting characters. I loved the romance and the friendships in this book. It's realistic but it's also a lot of fun. There were heartfelt dramas but there are also laugh out loud witty situations that I'm sure you'll all enjoy. So, if you're looking for all of these in your next read, don't forget to pick up "The Wild Ones" because I'm sure it's for you.

About the Author:
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, M. Leighton, is a native of Ohio. She relocated to the warmer climates of the South, where she can be near the water all summer and miss the snow all winter. Possessed of an overactive imagination from early in her childhood, Michelle finally found an acceptable outlet for her fantastical visions: literary fiction. Having written over a dozen novels, these days Michelle enjoys letting her mind wander to more romantic settings with sexy Southern guys, much like the one she married and the ones you'll find in her latest books. When her thoughts aren't roaming in that direction, she'll be riding horses, swimming in ponds and experiencing life on a ranch, all without leaving the cozy comfort of her office.

Twitter: @MLeightonBooks


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