Wild On My Mind

Wild On My Mind

by Laurel Kerr

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Overview

Wild On My Mind by Laurel Kerr

Love runs wild at the Sagebrush Flats Zoo,
where a motley crew of big-hearted animals
helps the most unlikely couples find love.

When Katie Underwood discovers a litter of newborn cougar cubs, the last person she expects to come to the rescue is her former crush—and high school nemesis—Bowie Wilson. The worst part? He doesn't seem to remember the trouble he caused her.

As a single father and owner of a cash-strapped zoo, Bowie struggles to balance budgets while raising his pre-teen daughter and a host of rascally animals. He considers himself lucky when Katie agrees to lend her talents to a publicity campaign in support of the zoo's animal rehabilitation programs—until he learns just what she's planning...

This time, Katie is determined to resist Bowie's charm. But a lovelorn camel, a matchmaking honey badger, and a nursemaid capybara have different plans. Can they and the rest of the zoo's menagerie help Bowie break through the barriers surrounding Katie's heart?

Love can't be tamed...

Where the Wild Hearts Are series:
Wild On My Mind (Book 1)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492670865
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 09/25/2018
Series: Where the Wild Hearts Are , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 108,807
File size: 954 KB

About the Author

Two-time Golden Heart® Finalist Laurel Kerr spent a few weeks each summer of her childhood on family road trips. That time packed into the backseat of her grandparents' Grand Marquis opened her imagination and exposed her to the wonders of the United States. The lessons she learned then still impact her writing today. She lives near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with her husband, daughter, and loyal cavalier spaniel.

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Wild On My Mind 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous 20 hours ago
Loved it
StoreyBookReviews 9 days ago
Seriously loved this book. I think it was a combination of the characters and the personalities of the animals in the zoo especially a honey badger named Fluffy. I had a hard time putting this book down and found myself trying to read "just one more chapter" before work or bed or an errand. Katie is someone a lot of women could relate to if you were teased by your crush while a teenager. It is hard to let those feelings go even 10+ years later, but it can be done. Bowie was just trying to fit in at school and sadly made poor choices until faced with the biggest decision of his life. Both Katie and Bowie worked hard to overcome who they were and how they wanted others to see and know them as the years passed. Katie also could relate to Abby and was able to offer a lot of sage advice to her in various situations. She remembered what it was like to be a teenager that was teased and even bullied. I enjoyed seeing their friendship blossom throughout the book. Katie's mom was annoying at times. She wanted Katie back in town and so, of course, was trying to play matchmaker. I think Katie does a good job of putting her mom off at different times, but her mom is very persistent. I think she would have made me crazy! I really enjoyed how well Katie and Bowie worked together to bring the zoo in their town back to life. I think it helped brighten Lou's mood. Lou was the original owner and is the current vet for the zoo. Overall a well written book and I hope there are more to follow because there are some characters that I didn't mention that I can see having their own book, like June and Josh - two of Katie's best friends from college.
nelriv 11 days ago
Rcvd an ARC at no cost to author..(netgalley) This book was cute sometimes I felt it a little out there but I trudged alone and did finish it. Their were something that I appreciated like the the issue of bullying, it happened and they dealt with it. Also how H didn't back down and she stuck to her gun and the Hero realized that it was his fault and he apologized profusely to the heroine but forgiveness was in her hands.
Chatting-About-Cozies 17 days ago
Excellent contemporary. The setting is a zoo and there are lots of cute animals and their antics. Both the hero & heroine have pasts they need to deal with in order to move forward today. The story stirs many emotions, it’s a pageturner, and I highly recommend it.
Anonymous 20 days ago
I enjoy second chance love stories. This one is dealing with an issue that is prevalent in today's discussions, being bullied. Katie comes in contact with Bowie. Whom she not only had a crush on he was also the one who bullied her. And made her life miserable. Now Bowie comes back into her life and would like to make things right. But Katie could care less or so she thought. This is a book that takes you through all the emotion on the spectrum. This turns out to be a beautiful end for two people who deserve a second chance.
UpAllNightBB 24 days ago
4.5 Heartwarming Stars Review by Lisa Late Night Reviewer Up All Night w/ Books Blog Once in a while you find a book that touches all the feels and deals with a very touchy topic in the world we live in today and this is one of those books. Wild on my Mind by Laurel Kerr is the first book in the Where the Wild Hearts Are series. Being that this is Ms. Kerr's debut novel, it just blows my mind how amazing this book is. So well written, story flowed effortlessly and captivated my attention from the start. Even with the touch of fantasy, the story line is amazing. The details are so complete that you want to cry and laugh and be angry all the same time. Katie finds unattended newborn cougar cubs and when she calls for help, she comes face to face with the one man she was hoping to never see again--Bowie, her former high school crush and nemesis. But the thing is he doesn't recognize her. Bowie is a single father, and owner of a zoo that is slowing going under. With everything going on in his life, he is relieved when Katie agrees to help feed the newborn cubs and help try and bring some spark back into the zoo. Until he learns what she has up her sleeve. But is redemption worth it? How hard is it for forgive when all, including the animals are pushing them together. A complex story at its best!! Touching the bullying topic that makes your heart ache for the Katie. But life has a funny way of handing out "Karma". I just loved this story from start to fnish and everything in between.
RomanticReadsandSuch 24 days ago
I really enjoyed how well Kerr captured Bowie’s growth since school and Katie’s struggles not just coming face to face with him after all these years but also with the long term effects her high school years had on her. Bowie had his reasons for doing the things he did (in addition to being a stupid teenager) but he didn’t really understand exactly how damaging his actions were. Now the dad of a preteen daughter it hits home a little too hard exactly what he did. But the years have also turned him into a stand-up guy and he’s not going to hide from it. Hopefully, though, he can prove to Katie exactly how much he’s changed. I can’t imagine how hard it was for Katie to meet Bowie again. High school can be bad under normal circumstances and truly awful when you find yourself a target. But she handles it with class. She doesn’t let him completely off the hook but she keeps her sense of humor about her when she goes about getting her revenge. Revenge that has her spending time with Bowie and his endearing family, both two legged and four. Before long she’s finding them all pretty hard to resist. If the zoo’s misfit animals don’t steal your heart, then Bowie’s cute-as-a-button daughter definitely will. They provide a little extra charm to be the backdrop of an already delightfully irresistible guy who is trying really hard to prove that he deserves a second chance. Full of humor and fun, with the right amount of heartfelt moments and even a little suspense mixed in, Kerr delivers an absolutely adorable read that I found pretty darn hard to put down. **Review given honestly and freely after receipt of a reader copy. This opinion is completely my own and was not influenced in any way.**
Anonymous 24 days ago
Thanks to Netgalley for this ARC in exchange for an honest review. Wild on my mind is the debut book of author, Laurel Kerr. This book was amazing and I plan to keep an eye out for Laurel’s future works. This was the best full length romance novel I have read all year. I absolutely loved it. This is a single dad romance set with a cast of wonderful human and animal characters. This book made me laugh, broke my heart, made me worry, made me laugh some more and filled up my heart oh so much. It brought joy to me every day since I started reading it while I was reading it or just thinking about it. Such a heart filled book. I highly recommend it!
Lashea677 25 days ago
Some people change. The question is whether it's a change for the better or worse. Wild on My Mind is the chance at a new beginning for two lonely hearts and a broken down zoo. Kerr tells the story of a the blossoming of romance. With the help of some adorably cuddly matchmakers to lend a hand. Beauty is all around, we just have to look beyond the surface to find the treasure hidden within. Kerr delivers a message I can get behind in this lighthearted sweet tale.