Review: The Wild Ones by Michelle Leighton

Author: M.Leighton
Title: The Wild Ones
Publisher: M. Leighton Books
Published: August 1st 2012
Format: eBook purchased Myself

Summary from Goodreads

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.

I have read so many snippets of this book from other bloggers which all convinced me that I had to read it. For $2.99 it was a bargain!! I was expecting it to be just a great romance book but it is so much more than that!

Michelle Leighton has written such an incredible book that I couldn’t help but be charmed by Trick and Cami and I fell in love with them both instantly.  From the very first page of the book I was captivated by a wet T-shirt and the most amazing pale greenish-grey eyes!! And the first of the 45 or so quirky passages that I highlighted throughout the whole book!

“God, his eyes! I’ve never seen eyes that make me want to gasp and giggle and do a strip tease all at once. But these do.”

Trick is a genuine person. And how much do I love him!! He puts his life on hold to move home so that he can support his Mum and sister Grace. He has a gift with horses and they have always been in his plan for the future. He is very confident and believes in himself even when others don’t.

Cami has her life already set out, or so she thinks. She is going to college, has a nice boyfriend and a family who worked hard to become wealthy. Her father has built up a very profitable business in horse racing and breeding thoroughbreds. Cami has always loved horses and has decided to learn how the business operates. She blushes easily and it isn’t hard to read her emotions on her face.

But when Trick and Cami meet, the chemistry between them is so HOT! I couldn’t help but be absorbed into the book and the characters!! Michelle is an amazing writer with an astonishing writing style. So much of her personal experiences must go into her books as you can feel the passion of her writing coming off the pages. MICHELLE, YOU ROCK!! I LOVED IT!!

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About the Author....

M. Leighton is a native of Ohio, but 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: writing fiction. Thirteen of Michelle's novels can now be found on Amazon, as well as several other sites. She's currently working on sequels, though her mind continues to churn out new ideas, exciting plots and quirky characters. Pick one up and enjoy a wild ride through the twists and turns of her vivid imagination.

About Michelle:  I love coffee and chocolate, even more so when they are combined.  I'm convinced that one day they could be the basis for world peace.  I also love the color red and am seriously considering dying my hair.

You can find M. Leighton online-



  1. OMG THANK YOU SO MUCH! I am absolutely THRILLED you enjoyed it, especially since you'd already heard so much about it:) I am in love with this review! *happy sigh* THANK YOU!!

    1. You are welcome!! You know I loved it!! Now I have to dive into something else of yours......

  2. Great Minds think a like!!!!
    Loved the quotes :D
    And great review!!! Wasn't it just a wonderful book *coughTrickcough*
    I'm so glad you enjoyed!!!

    Magen Corrie
    ~Corrie the book, crazed girl

    1. I know!! You are awesome Magen!! Thanx for checking out my review!!

  3. I don't think I've read any books by M Leighton, but I'm pretty sure I'm going to now! I *have* to meet this Trick! :)

  4. Great review. After seeing and hearing good things about this book all over the blogs I finally bought my copy the other day and look forward to reading it.

    1. I really enjoyed it, great romance, not one scrap of Paranormal!!


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