The Wild Ones (Wild Ones Series #1)

The Wild Ones (Wild Ones Series #1)

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by M. Leighton, Nick Podehl, Amy McFadden
     
 

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From the author of the Bad Boy Novels Down to You and Up to Me

Passion as hot as midnight in the South and love as wild as the horses they tame.

The darling daughter of a champion Thoroughbred breeder, Camille “Cami” Hines has a pedigree that rivals some of her father’s best horses. Other than feeling a little

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From the author of the Bad Boy Novels Down to You and Up to Me

Passion as hot as midnight in the South and love as wild as the horses they tame.

The darling daughter of a champion Thoroughbred breeder, Camille “Cami” Hines has a pedigree that rivals some of her father’s best horses. Other than feeling a little suffocated at times, Cami thought she was happy with her boyfriend, her life and her future—until she met Patrick Henley.

“Trick” blurs the lines between what Cami wants and what is expected of her—and he just happens to be so sexy she can’t keep her hands off him. While they both know that Trick would lose his much needed job on the ranch if anyone finds out, they can’t resist the lure of their scorchingly hot encounters.

But 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, and secrets with the power to tear them apart…

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“This book is worth every second I spent reading it. Ms. Leighton is a phenomenal writer and I cannot give her enough praise.”—Bookish Temptations

“Hands down one of the hottest books I’ve read all summer….Complete with love, secrets, dreams and hidden pasts! The Wild Ones is romantic, sexy and absolutely perfect!!! Drop everything and read this RIGHT NOW!”—The Bookish Brunette

“I can honestly tell you that this is one of my top books of the year and easily one of my new all-time favorites. I couldn’t put the book down.”—The Autumn Review

“You will laugh, swoon and even shed a few tears. M. Leighton knows how to write an amazing story. Get your copy of The Wild Ones today. You will not regret it.”—Between the Page Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781469292137
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
03/05/2013
Series:
Wild Ones Novel Series , #1
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.70(d)

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From the Publisher
“This book is worth every second I spent reading it. Ms. Leighton is a phenomenal writer and I cannot give her enough praise.”—Bookish Temptations



“Hands down one of the hottest books I’ve read all summer….Complete with love, secrets, dreams and hidden pasts! The Wild Ones is romantic, sexy and absolutely perfect!!! Drop everything and read this RIGHT NOW!”—The Bookish Brunette

“I can honestly tell you that this is one of my top books of the year and easily one of my new all-time favorites. I couldn’t put the book down.”—The Autumn Review

“You will laugh, swoon and even shed a few tears. M. Leighton knows how to write an amazing story. Get your copy of The Wild Ones today. You will not regret it.”—Between the Page Reviews

Meet the Author

M. Leighton is also the author of the Bad Boys series including Down to You, Up to Me, and Everything for Us.

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The Wild Ones 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 172 reviews.
Andreat78 More than 1 year ago
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.
The_Globug More than 1 year ago
This is one Trick you will want. This author is a genius when is comes to sexy leading mean. You will love the steamy banter between the lead characters Cami and Trick. I'm also a sucker for hot cowboys. I've always loved stories with horses like The Man From Snowy River. Bravo to the author for this great tale about forbidden love, love at first sight, and wild horses all in one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I expected more from one of my favorite authors, but this too me was nearly as good as M. Leighton's Bad Boy Series. I do plan on reading the other books in this series because I am hopeful that they will get better. Since while looking at other reviews I seem to be in the minority, perhaps I had an off reading day! ENJOY!!!
AuthorGeorgiaCates More than 1 year ago
This was a completely different writing style for M.Leighton and wow...I think she has found her niche. She should definitely explore the New Adult Genre more. Trick was just enough of bad boy to be oh so good and he won my heart over before he won Cami's. He had me at "Scuse me." (I love me some good 'ole country boy.) Without doubt, he was one of the hottest lead characters I've read about in a while, but Grace and his mom were the perfect touch for making Trick a more lovable and believable character. (Although I about died when the little sister was introduced but I'm not spoiling anything by saying why.) Cami was a perfect match for Trick. She had that perfect rich girl scenario going on without being a total beotch about it. (Little pleases me more than a rich, perfect girl falling for the "wrong" guy.) She was just enough sweet and firecracker at he same time to tame that wild Trickster boy. The twist to this story was not at all what I expected and it couldn't have surprised me more. I knew there was one coming but it was so much more creative than I anticipated. Well done, M. Well done! For me, Jenna was a fabulous secondary character and I would like to suggest she get her own story with Rusty. Hint. Hint. I have no doubt their's would be HAWT! 5 Very Deserving Stars for M's first New Adult Novel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Wild Ones is a wonderful love story...Love Trick and Cami...it's a must buy for everyone who loves a good love story!
JLynnMc More than 1 year ago
Holy Dang!! This book was just awesome! And I know what you’re thinking – I don’t usually read non-paranormal books but let me tell you something. There is nothing normal about Trick! Guys that are that perfect have to be of supernatural origin because they don’t exist in nature! Trick has that cocky attitude that we all love, but deep down he’s as loyal & loving as can be! Not to mention sexy & hardworking! And I love Cami, too. That girl has some spunk! And she’s strong enough to fight for what she believes in and what she wants! Seriously this book has it all! I laughed, I cried, I fanned myself from the hot & steamy scenes- I absolutely loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story!
mamalovestoread22 More than 1 year ago
Wildly addictive read, could not put this book down!! Highly recommend!
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Love the senpense n how the character are told
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KimP65 More than 1 year ago
Loved it!  Such a great couple, I completely fell for Trick & Cami.  They were so young and in love but with all the baggage of not their past, but their parents they still found a way around it.  I  do have to say, Tricks mother was so mean and selfish to behave the way she did, it bordered on heartless, but love won out in the end.  This is one I can see myself reading more than once and that's rare for me.
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Slim_Cat1 More than 1 year ago
Cami Hines is home on the horse ranch for the summer, hoping to learn about the family business and having fun with her bestie. One night out with her friend and she meets Trick and The moment their eyes meet its instant. She tries to fight it but when she finds out he is working for her father its becomes harder. When they think things are going good someone drops the bomb on them and the dark secret tests them and their love for one another. I enjoyed the story but it was one I have read before. I found myself skimming some parts and being totally absorbed in others. The dialog, what little their was, was witty and funny. Then all of a sudden things blew up and then at the end things were just kind of glossed over. I felt a little rushed to me. We didn't find out what Cami or Trick's mom thought of the news. Just that Trick went and explained things to Cami's dad and that's it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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RRPNC More than 1 year ago
Great read!!!  I loved it!!!  Recommend Very Highly
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Definitely should be labeled as New Young Adult. Geared more toward teenagers and very early twenties. And not because the characters were in their early twenties. God knows Anastasia was young. But the tone and style of the book made me feel like I was reading something that should be in Teen Magazine. The book was good despite this. It just didn't have me fanning myself and dying to read the next chapter. Down to You is more for adults. Oh and the huge error on Cami being a virgin and then the author forgets and she's suddenly not a virgin? What happened there?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago