Wild Heart by Leslie North

Posted August 2, 2023 by Marsha in ARC, Booksprout ARC, Kindle Unlimited, Modern Western Romance, Previously Published, Series, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

Recovering at the ranch has never been so… vigorous.

With a knee injury capable of ending his football career, all Charlie Wild should be focusing on is recovery. But that’s the last thing on his mind when Dylan Rose walks into the small town hospital where he’s healing. She’s stunningly beautiful…Too bad the gorgeous doctor seems immune to his charms.

Dylan Rose isn’t looking for romance when she meets her newest patient. Sure, Charlie is charming, handsome, and built like the star quarterback he is. But she knows better than to fall for a player.

Yet over time, she begins to see that he’s more than just a cute jock. Charlie has a heart. He’s also persistent as all get out, and no matter how hard she tries, she can’t ignore the sizzling attraction growing between them. But just when she’s starting to fall for the big lug, Charlie betrays her, putting himself and their relationship in danger.

Can she forgive him? Or will Charlie have to add heartache to the list of injuries keeping him on the sidelines?

Titles in the Wildhorse Ranch Brothers series include — Wild Ride —♥— Wild Heart —♥— Wild Dream —♥—

This is an adult 18+ story that may contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

Booksprout ARC

Previously Published

Title:  Wild Heart
Series:  Wildhorse Ranch Brothers #2
Author:  Leslie North
Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Modern Western Romance
Published:  August 3, 2023 (Original 2017)
Publisher:  Relay
My Rating:  4

I’m divided on my opinion of Wild Heart.  It’s a good basic story, and although I’m not a huge sports romance reader, once I start a series, I will try my best to follow through to the end.

There is being sure of yourself in an attractive, self-assurance way.  And then there’s the arrogant, “I know better than you do” kind of attitude that simply is unattractive to me.  This was Charlie throughout most of this romance.  He’s a superstar; he gets what he wants when he wants it, and he is accustomed to not being turned down for anything or by anyone.  I simply couldn’t connect or even like Charlie that much, which I feel badly about, but his few redeeming moments couldn’t make up for that attitude – for me.

I could connect with Dylan.  She’s strong-willed and totally comfortable in her skin, her skills, and her own attitude.  She’s made the choice to practice in this small town that Charlie couldn’t wait to get out of.  She also sees him with a touch of sadness as a player and not the amazing athlete that she first believed him to be.  Charlie pretty much messed that up with their first… and second meeting.  Yet love always seems to find the way.

Dylan and Charlie’s story was an entertaining romance that moved the series along.  I would have liked to see more of Trevor and Sabrina, but that’s my preference to catch up a bit with previous couples in a series.  Their romance is intense at times, combative at others, and downright sexy.  Two stubborn people met their match; now they have to figure out how to love each other enough to make it work for them. It’s a well-written, engaging, fun story, sexy at times, and frustrating (for me) at others.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the author or author’s team via Booksprout, and I sincerely thank them for their trust. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*

Available for the Kindle as this title is currently in KU


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