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Tuesday, 22 March 2016

REVIEW TOUR & #GIVEAWAY - Wild Horses by Claire McEwen


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.

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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.

3 out of 5 (good)

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Cute. Nice. Easy read. These are the feelings I'm left with after finishing. I can't word it any differently, I've tried, believe me!

Nora returns to her home town to help her brother Wade on their family ranch. She never wanted to, but Wade needs her. She runs into her first and only love, Todd. Ten years have gone by and he still makes her heart beat faster. But Todd is working against the company that Nora is working for. Can they see a future together, one that lets them both be themselves??

I did enjoy this, for the most part. Its an easy read, without too much complication or mystery. You don't get all of Nora's history in one, you get it, mostly, just as Todd does, because was closed off in their relationship before, about her upbringing. We don't get all of Todd's history either, until Nora gets it, what happened after Todd went to save the rain forests without Nora. 

I can't word this review differently, other than it was nice! And you all know how much I hate not being able to word things properly, cos although NICE is a good thing, its not really the right word I want to use, and I can't find that word.

Easy read, great to slot in between more in depth, darker books. A little too long to be a hang over cure, though.

3 stars

**same worded review will appear on Goodreads,, and Barnes and Noble** 

* I received this book from Goddess Fish Promotions in return for a fair and honest review. *

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Claire McEwen will be awarding a $20 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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Follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here

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!

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  1. Thank you for the review. I have enjoyed following the tour. Thank you for the post and the giveaway!

  2. Thanks so much for sharing this giveaway.

  3. thank you for the chance to win :)

  4. Thank you for hosting Wild Horses on your blog today! And thank you to everyone who is joining in with comments and entries. Have a great day!

    1. Our pleasure! Good luck with the rest of your tour and your book :)

  5. I have enjoyed the tour. Sounds like a great read.

  6. Thanks for sharing your honest review!!

  7. What books have fortified you as a writer?