The darling daughter of a champion Thoroughbred breeder, Camille "Cami" Hines has a pedigree that rivals some of her father’s best horses. Other than feeling a little suffocated at times, Cami thought she was happy with her boyfriend, her life, and her future - until she met Patrick Henley.
"Trick" blurs the lines between what Cami wants and what is expected of her - and he just happens to be so sexy she can’t keep her hands off him. While they both know that Trick will lose his much-needed job on the ranch if anyone finds out, they can’t resist the lure of their scorchingly hot encounters.
But 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, and secrets with the power to tear them apart.…
©2013 M. Leighton (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
I really loved getting to know these characters and having it take place in the "horse world". I personally have a horse and could relate to the "love" these families have for the animals. The scene with both main characters helping with the birth of a new foal was amazing and I felt the bond between the 2 of them grow.
I look forward to reading/listening to more stories about this series.
This was a cute little romance. Overall, it's an easy weekend listen about young love, betrayal, and the fallout from poor decisions. The narration was mediocre at points---sometimes their 'southern' or 'country' accents were a bit forced, but it didn't take too much away from the story. Compared to the other books by M. Leighton, this was significantly more tame. I enjoyed it and will probably get the other two in the series. I wouldn't say this is credit worthy, but definitely worth buying if on sale.
I love books and love to get lost in the fantasy. I'm always looking for a new good story to bury myself in. :)
This was a very good story. I really liked both Cami and Trick and enjoyed their story. This is the first book I've read by this author and I'm sure I'll probably try more of her work in the future.
Cami is home from college with 1 more year left. She has a rich father that's in to horses but sometimes she misses the times before her father made his money. She has a boyfriend, Brent, that she's known forever and she's more content with than in love with. She doesn't realize just how placid her feelings for her boyfriend are until she meets Trick, who sets her on fire.
Patrick (aka Trick) is extremely good with horses. He was in veterinary school and only had a few classes left when he had to leave school to come home and take care of his mother and sister when money ran tight. He got a job working for Jack Hines (Cami's father) and he can't afford to loose his job. He doesn't realize when he meets Cami that she's Jack's daughter...
Trick and Cami meet up a few times and there's light teasing but since Cami has Brent, Trick doesn't push things too far. They both feel a strong attraction though and for Cami it's a shock because she realizes just how light her feelings for Brent are. She feels she needs to give Brent more attention but realizes quickly that the more she sees Trick, the less she wants to be in a relationship with Brent. Trick, in the mean time, finds out that Cami is Jack's daughter and also gets warned off of Cami by Jack. They both try to stay away from each other but it's not easy and eventually, when Cami finally breaks up with Brent, they both give up the pretense and come together.
Trick and Cami decide to try to keep things quiet and it makes seeing each other difficult at times. When they do get together, Trick is able to show her a horse he wants to train to race and share his dreams with her. She's supportive and thinks he can do it and has dreams of her own of helping him achieve them. Things seem to be going pretty well when Trick's mother finds out he's dating Cami. She decides to impart some news to him about past issues between the 2 families and tries to make him promise not to see Cami again. Trick doesn't agree but the issues that come from the news she revealed end up splitting them anyways. Cami actually tries fixing things right after the blowup but Trick's mother lies to Cami and keeps her visit from Trick in an effort to keep them apart. They both are miserable and wanting each other for months until a fortunate meeting brings the truth out. With a little talking, everything comes out and Trick and Cami have a very sweet reunion. We get to see a little of their starting to succeed at their dreams and settling in to a satisfying HEA.
I really enjoyed this story. Trick and Cami are great together and I was rooting for them the whole time and was happy they for their HEA. I was just wishing their families would stop trying to ruin their lives over crap that happened in the past and have nothing to do with Cami and Trick. It was good story but things did get a bit sad/angsty at times and I a few tissues when things seemed hopeless. Thankfully things work out and I really loved how it ended. I'd recommend this book. Thumbs up! :)
* note - There were 2 narrators, 1 male and 1 female. The book was written so that every other chapter changed between Cami and Trick and the male and female narrator took the chapter and did all the voices in the chapter. TBH, it was alright but I think I would have liked it better if it had just been one narrator or maybe the male and female narrators meshed to do the female and male voices throughout rather than skipping back and forth by chapters. The narration was alright overall though...just a little strange in the way it was done.
Working Mom of 3 with a busy work schedule with a LONG drive.
If you ever eaten a piece of chocolate and know instantly it wasn't enough - you'll have the same feeling at the end of this one... As with M. Leighton's other books on Audible, I enjoyed the dual narrators as well as the dual POV.
I enjoyed the development of the characters and their relationship and as I've come to expect with M. Leighton's books, there are twist and turns along the way that make the story that much better!!
I was pleased to see that she is making a series out of this one...."Wild Child" is scheduled to release in November, 2013....Audible - when can we expect to see it as a Coming Soon!?
Listening to both the main characters thoughts gets you hooked to the book and the double-narration performance made it even better.
I think that the narrator's performance is what makes listening to an audio book better than reading the actual book and in this book Amy McFadden voice and accent were perfect and she brought the character to life but Nick Podehl has this charm that makes the character irresistible.
I will be looking for other books narrated by Amy McFadden or Nick Podehl.
I was grinning through out the book with some tears here and there.
The narration was horrible. Between the story line and the narration it was a big mess. I kept hoping it would get better and it didn't,
As an author i love her. Most of her books are pretty good. I'm not sure what happen here. I feel the story was drawn out way longer than it needed to be.
The story was already hard to listen to and with Nick and Amy it got worse.
Disappointment that I spent my money on the book.
Hot romance/Sci Fi we're so lucky to have Audible to feed our book addictions. I love walking my precious dog Sydney & listening to my books
At first i found this book quite childish but the story picked up and i found myself enjoying it. The doable narrators were great. It's a nice light romance :)
The story was fine, but the fake southern accents of the narrators were so distracting and frustrating. Turned me off!
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The story... They don't have any depth. The unoriginal story of "boy lusts after girl" (vice-verse) dad hates boy and girl doesn't know what to do.
Add some sort of personality to the characters. Perhaps take it father than "She is so hot, Damn", "he is so hot, all those muscles!" (sigh)
I loved the narrators, they were awesome!
I read many good reviews and that's why I got it. If you can waste your credits on simple stories that you can get for free at your local library, go for it. However, I cannot. I guess I will finish it... someday... I listen to Audible while I drive every day (4hrs a day total) and two hours listening to a book that makes me want to slap the characters it's just not enjoyable.Sorry if my review bothers you but this is my honest opinion.
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