The Wild Ones (Wild Ones Series #1)

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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, ...

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Overview

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…
 

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The Bookish Babe - Andrea T.
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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781469292168
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • Publication date: 3/5/2013
  • Series: Wild Ones Novel Series , #1
  • Format: MP3 on CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Product dimensions: 5.37 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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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Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted August 1, 2012

    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 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.

    12 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 31, 2012

    This is one Trick you will want. This author is a genius when is

    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.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2012

    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 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.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 31, 2012

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    Freakin' Awesome!!

    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!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2014

    Good, just good!

    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!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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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 September 22, 2012

    I Also Recommend:

    The cover is perfect for this book.

    I liked the story, but wish there would have been a little more character and story development. I did not get as wrapped up in this book as I thought I would, but still enjoyed it.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2012

    I'm still confused on why we completely skipped over the whole C

    I'm still confused on why we completely skipped over the whole Cami-is-still-a-virgin thing? That's generally a pretty big deal, but it wasn't ever mentioned before or after Trick and Cami got together. Did I just misinterpret that part of the story? The scene changes between chapters were sometimes very abrupt and a little hard to follow.

    Overall, though, I liked The Wild Ones!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2012

    Quite a "treat"

    Not really my style of writing but I was after something new & fresh. I wasn't disappointed.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 6, 2012

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    Forbbiden Romance mixed with family secrets! Total MUST READ!

    Spoiler Free Review
    4 STARS out of 5
    Genre: Contemporary Romance-New Adult/College

    'Walking to the front of the stage, Trick strums the notes effortlessly. When his solo riff is over the rest of the band chimes in, begining with the heavy beat of the drum. Girls start screaming, guys start hollering and I can't help but smile. I'm really begining to enjoy myself when, all they way across the throng of partiers,Trick looks up and his eyes meet mine. I am a deer caught in the headlights. I am a girl charmed by the cobra. I am breathless and mesmerized. And then he grins. Just like that, I'm his. Whether he knows it or not.' -Cami's inner monologue

    I have read a lot of mixed reviews for this book. For some this book hit the mark for others it fell short. For me it hit the mark. Cami and Trick was HOT whenever they are within the same vicinity as eachother. And I... Well I loved every second of it!

    Trick's family needs him, so he must stop school just shy of graduation in order to work full time. He lucks up and is hired by Jack Hines a Champion Thorough breeder. Jack gives Trick free reign on the ranch with the horses he just has one rule. Do not touch his daughter. The money is good plus Trick gets to be around his first love. Horses.
    Everything is going fine until Trick spots her the hot chick from Lucky's(the bar) that he can't get out of his head. Cami. Jack's daughter.

    Cami's got it goin on. She's young, rich and beautiful. Her current boyfriend Brent is also young, rich and beautiful. Life is perfect. What more does a girl need? Umm... how about passion. Yes that's it. No holds barred and full of possibilities passion. And Trick aka Patrick Henley is that in spades for Cami.

    When these two finally connect... HOT DAMN it was fire. And just when you think its on. Uh NO. Its off. A family secret from the past comes and robs them of their bliss.

    Thoughts
    I can honestly say I enjoyed the book; even though I was able to guess the twist before it occured. It did not seem to take away from the story for me. I loved the friendships between Cami and Jenna and with Trick and Rusty. I really enjoyed the witty banter with the friends as well as the couples. I totally found that I empathized with Tricks mom. However I was very very happy when Trich and Cami got their HEA. I do recommend this to YA lovers.

    My Ratings
    Characters- Likeable
    Writing Style- Good
    Plot/Storylines- Good
    Steam Factor- High/Very Steamy
    Overall- I liked it! Read it!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 11, 2012

    This was a completely different writing style for M.Leighton and

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2012

    Loved it

    I barely put this book down it was such a great story! 10 stars**********

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2012

    Awesome

    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!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2014

    Love it

    Love the senpense n how the character are told

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2013

    Clare

    Walks in

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  • Posted October 28, 2013

    Loved it!  Such a great couple, I completely fell for Trick &

    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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  • Posted October 7, 2013

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    Cami Hines is home on the horse ranch for the summer, hoping to

    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.

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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 September 19, 2013

    Great read!!!  I loved it!!!  Recommend Very Highly

    Great read!!!  I loved it!!!  Recommend Very Highly

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2013

    Definitely should be labeled as New Young Adult. Geared more to

    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?

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