Wild Horses by Claire McEwen *Review and Giveaway
Posted by brriske
by Claire McEwen
GENRE: Contemporary western
This wild stallion can’t be tamed.
Todd Williams is still the naive idealist he was in college. Only now he’s endangering lives—Nora Hoffman’s to be exact. Nora hasn’t seen Todd since he decided that saving the rain forest was more important than their relationship. Until the night she’s nearly crushed by the stampede he causes. Now Todd is determined to make amends, for everything.
She may not agree with his methods, but even Nora can’t deny the importance of his fight to save the wild horses. With the attraction between them still sizzling and the fate of the horses in the balance, Nora must decide just how much she’s willing to risk.
How was it possible that Todd had the power to make her crazy after all these years? She was a rational person. She always had been—except when it came to him.
He said he’d changed, but he was still the clueless rich kid who’d never had to struggle to put a roof over his head.
Nora took a deep breath of the clean air and let it out slowly. She just wanted all of her feelings about him to be gone. To live her life without the burden of her old, dusty love for him. Because, despite his ignorance, despite their differences, he still haunted her.
She kept the memories at bay during the daytime—she’d had years of practice at that. But at night he came to her in dreams so vivid that she woke in the morning genuinely shocked to open her eyes and find him not there.
And now he was here, as opinionated and idealistic and idiotic as ever. The guy she’d dreamed of, who’d never dreamed of her. And somehow she would have to figure out how to keep going forward and living her life, knowing Todd wasn’t just in her dreams anymore. He was in the machine shop in town, and at a ranch down the road. He was here in her hometown, judging her and finding her lacking.
Dreams were easy. They faded in the daylight. Reality was a lot more difficult.
Nora and Todd went their separate ways after graduating, well, Todd went his way and left Nora broken hearted. She had to take care of her brother and not head off on another cause in the Amazon. After many years, returns to her home town to help her brother revive their families ranch. Little did they know how much work that would be. Heading to the fix it shop to get some machinery repaired, Nora couldn’t prepare herself for who she would run into. Todd not only works, by lives in her hometown is not something she was prepared for. He is back with a new cause for saving wild horses. The feeling that were there before he left for Amazon all come back for the both of them. Can they move on, with or without each other?
Wild Horses is a great book. A thoroughly enjoyable read. Was not too excited about reviewing , but turned out something I couldn’t put down. Loved the history between the two characters and of course, the relationships! Very good read, definitely recommend! Five hearts from me.
Reviewer for Romance Authors That Rock!
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Claire McEwen lives by the ocean in Northern California with her husband, son and a scruffy, mischievous terrier. When not dreaming up new stories, she can be found digging in her garden with a lot of enthusiasm but, unfortunately, no green thumb. She loves discovering flea-market treasures, walking on the beach, dancing, traveling and reading, of course!
Claire McEwen will be awarding a $20 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour, and a $25 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn host. Additionally, Goddess Fish Productions will be awarding a $5 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn host.