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The Wild Ones (Wild Ones Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

12 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

I would like to say that I can be calm and rational about The Wi

I would like to say that I can be calm and rational about The Wild Ones. But I know better. You know better. That's just not going to happen with this review. Because...

I FREAKING LOVED THE WILD ONES SO MUCH THAT I CAN'T EVEN STAND IT!!!

Seems like I'm being a bit dr...
I would like to say that I can be calm and rational about The Wild Ones. But I know better. You know better. That's just not going to happen with this review. Because...

I FREAKING LOVED THE WILD ONES SO MUCH THAT I CAN'T EVEN STAND IT!!!

Seems like I'm being a bit dramatical, yeah? I know, I know. But I'm not. That cap-smashed-filled, exclamation-riddled sentence is the honest truth. When I sat down to read The Wild Ones, I had reasonably high expectations. I had been reading the teasers, and yes, I love M. Leighton's writing. But what happened became one of my most favorite reading experiences ever.

I would love to tell you that I loved The Wild Ones for some deep, thoughtful reason. And believe me, the author did deal the characters some very heavy, hard-hitting emotional turmoil. Truly. But what put this book over the top for me was the characters.

Trick. Good lord, this man was one delicious character. And I don't mean just the looks, although, yeah, he is one beautiful man. Trick has swagger to back it up. But he's never cocky, just self-assured. Trick tries to always do the right thing, even if it causes him pain. He's given up a lot for his family, and is resigned to his duty. Until he meets Cami.Cami brings out something reckless in Trick. Something wild and untamed. Denying himself of her may be the toughest job he's faced.
"Pick 'treat'. Please, for the love of God, pick 'treat'."
Sexiest. Line. Ever.

Sweet, sweet Cami. I adored this girl. Cami is loving and fearless. She goes along to please her domineering father. But when Cami meets Trick, she's feels the drawn to him like a puppet on a string. She feels alive. Free. Reckless. But will the pull be enough to make her cut ties to her perfect life? It seems inevitable, but life isn't always simple. Cami and Trick's new found flame will be put to the test, in more ways than they can imagine.


Cami and Trick are backed up by two of the most awesome friends ever. Jenna and Rusty were absolute riots. Every time Cami or Trick would get down, these two were there to pull them back up, usually using humor and pulling no punches. I wish they had their own book! (I'm looking at you M.)


So with a cover like this, you know there's going to be some serious steam. I had read the Madly series by Leighton, so I knew she can write some smokin' love scenes. And she does bring the steam in this book. But, she also delivers some fantastic build-up. The quietly suggestive, flirtatious moments between Trick and Cami was through the roof. The sexual tension between them was so freaking hot, I was left fanning myself and telling my husband to crank up the AC. No lie.
I know that I've spent most of my review gushing about The Wild Ones. How much I loved Trick and Cami, their friends, their romance. But at the heart of it, is the sweetest love of all. The willingness to go out on a limb. To take a chance for the kind of love that might not seem safe, but is the kind of love we all dream about. With Trick and Cami, that kind of love is most certainly worth the risk.

posted by Andreat78 on August 1, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Cool beans

This was a good book and it had me turning pages furiously to see what happens. Although the conflicts in this book were obvious, it still had some good qualities: like the romance between Trick and Cami and Rusty and Jenna. But I have to say from pages 140 ish-160 was ...
This was a good book and it had me turning pages furiously to see what happens. Although the conflicts in this book were obvious, it still had some good qualities: like the romance between Trick and Cami and Rusty and Jenna. But I have to say from pages 140 ish-160 was the longiest drag-fest in the history of draging out the conclusion. In a way it made the reunion that much sweeter( depending on the person ). Other than that this book is about 190 pages and if you find yourself in need of a book this might be the book for you.

posted by Gainbr on October 2, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2013

    I read this book a year ago. The only difference is the publishe

    I read this book a year ago. The only difference is the publisher changed the picture on the front. I purchased this on my NOOK in 2012. Unsure as to why they are presenting this as a recent published novel. It was an average book to read.  

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2013

    Sad Lack of Knowledge

    I could not enjoy this book for two reasons... The story would have been good if not dragging out so much... We never knew if Trick's mother came around to accept Cami... There were so many bits and pieces that were missing that the story did not hold together in many places. But, for me the authors total lack of knowledge about horses and horse racing made the book a total disappointment... As someone who has been deeply involved in horses and horse racing for 70 years this book was sadly lacking in fact.

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  • Posted November 20, 2012

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    Wow, was this one smokin' hot book! The mature warning label was

    Wow, was this one smokin' hot book! The mature warning label was no joke. From the beginning, Cami and Trick see sex in each other, to the point where it does seem overdone. Every time that the two lay eyes on each other, their minds go to the gutter. It's pretty hot, but it does seem as though the entire story revolves around their sexual attraction to each other when there is so much more than that, like their shared love of horses. Other bases for their attraction could have been developed more so that it's not all about the sexiness.

    Cami and Trick banter a lot, especially during their first meeting. With their exchange of wit and flirtatious wit, I knew that I was going to like them. Cami is gorgeous and sensible, but she also possesses a sense for adventure. Though she's careful about the rules, she also goes after what she wants. Trick, too, possesses integrity. He's the guy who quit college to support his mother and sister when they need the help, but he hasn't let go of his dreams of working with horses. In the process of support them, he ends up working for Jack Hines, who warns him off his daughter. Too bad he already fell for her the other day without knowing her identity.

    This story is akin to a modern-day Romeo and Juliet, though they aren't both nobility. Cami is the gorgeous rich girls that guys would love to show off, and Trick is the hired hand. There is a fair amount of info dumping, and much of the plot focus is on Cami and Trick's mutual sexual attraction to each other. However, it still didn't take too much away from my enjoyment of the story, which was centered mostly upon wondering how Cami and Trick would overcome the obstacles to being together and the fun, risky adventures they engage in along the way with their friends Jenna and Rusty.

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  • Posted October 22, 2012

    Fun Read!!!

    worth a weekend read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2012

    An okay book.

    I haven't read a book that was written in 1st person in a long time. This detracted from the story. In short, Cami and Patrick are college age and the story is about first true love and having it work out. Cami comes from an affluent family, has boyfriend from an affluent family loved by her dad, she meets "Trick" and fall in love, Cami's dad dislikes Trick because of family history. Things gets worked out for a happy ending. And it was a good ending. However, there's nothing new or an exciting point of view to the old story. The book was a boring. It may be geared towards younger audience.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted October 22, 2012

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    Posted December 11, 2012

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