Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Review: Wild Horses

Wild Horses (Montana Hamiltons - Book 1) by B.J. Daniels

Publication Date: 02/24/2015
Publisher: Harlequin
Imprint: HQN Books
Genre: Western Romance
Pages: 384

(Received for an honest review from HQN Books)

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Excerpt from Wild Horses, courtesy of Amazon's Look Inside feature. 


It took only one impusive moment on an empty two-lane highway to cost her everything. 

A man's responsible for his own prosperity—especially if he's Cooper Barnett, the most determined cowboy in the West. No one knows what he sacrificed to claim a piece of Beartooth, Montana, for himself and his beautiful fiancĂ©e, Livie. No one knows what he's willing to do for love…until a stranger's twisted vendetta threatens the happy ending they should've had long ago. 

One fateful mistake isn't the only secret Livie Hamilton is keeping from her fiancĂ©. Victimized during a treacherous blizzard by a man she thought she could trust, she's pregnant…but unsure who the father is. With an unknown blackmailer threatening to expose her, she must confess to Cooper and trust he'll still protect her. But when the truth falls into place, she may lose the only man she's ever loved—or worse.


B.J. Daniels once again provides readers with a great romance and suspense novel rolled into one. In Wild Horses, readers are introduced to the Hamilton sisters, six daughters, of a powerful Senator and would be President of the United States. Wild Horses is primarily Livie's story. Readers looking for a romance with a twist, will definitely want to pick this one up. One mistake changes more than one life in this very intriguing book, that has everything from blackmail to betrayal. 

Wild Horses is the first book in a new series from B.J. Daniels. Readers who are familiar with Daniels work will be glad that she once again takes readers back to Montana. One of the things that is so remarkable about any book by this author is the setting. She does such a wonderful job of transporting her reader to a different place. Montana is infinitely beautiful...
How do I know that? Because B.J. Daniels tells me so! She can set a scene as good as any author in the business. I want to visit Montana!

I liked the fact that Daniels gives readers a very difficult situation with Livie and Cooper. They are forced to make some drastic decisions in their lives after a tragic event that reshapes the landscape of their relationship. Livie is used to the good life, she isn't used to be in a situation like this one. You can tell that she has the strength to do what needs to be done, but shes scared. I really felt for her as a character, what a sad set of circumstances to find yourself in, just when you've given up everything you've always known for the man you love.

Cooper is a great guy. He may not have much money but he has plenty of heart and he isn't afraid of a little work. I liked his tenacity and his determination. Just when it looked like everything was going great, he got the girl and they were going to live happily ever after... boom, it all blows up. Handling this situation would be difficult for anyone and I liked the way Daniels allowed Cooper to react. He was a great character, only made better by this situation.

Bottom Line:

Great storyline, great characters, and spectacular setting. This is one of those romances that you just want to savor. They went through so much to get where they are. I loved that and I think readers will too. Daniels is a pro at setting the scene and with giving the reader everything they need for a good heartwarming and intriguing story. I did not like the cover, they could do so much better with her books in that department.

Wild Horses is available NOW from your favorite bookseller.

I'm giving this one 5 out of 5 apples from my book bag!

About the Author:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author B.J. Daniels lives in Montana with her husband, Parker, and three springer spaniels. When not writing, she quilts, boats and plays tennis. Contact her at www.bjdaniels.com or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/BJ-Daniels/127936587217837 or on twitter at bjdanielsauthor.