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Genres: Romantic Suspense
Published by Harlequin
Released on February 24, 2015
While people were in love, I wouldn’t really call this a romance. It was suspenseful. Crime story. Family, blackmail, murder and intrigue. While interesting it really wasn’t something I like reading.
Wild Horses wasn’t at all what I was expecting. I jumped at a chance to read a book by B.J. Daniels and while this is a new series, there are tendrils of another story leading back to another series I had no background for. It is mostly a suspense novel and the romance is not something I even felt or liked about it at all.
Livie Hamilton is one of many daughters in the Hamilton family. Already engaged when the story begins, she has run out on her fiance Cooper Barnett. Stranded on the road during a blizzard, she meets a helpful stranger, but has no remembrance of the night after drinking some wine. Later she finds herself at her engagement party (obviously making up) only to find she is pregnant. Not sure if it is Cooper’s baby or the strangers, she comes clean to Cooper only to see a distance grow between them.
Let’s throw in the Hamilton mama who is presumed dead after being washed away down river (body not found) returns with very little memories, but they come back slowly. She’s not telling anyone where she’s been and now her husband (remarried after a long time) wants nothing and everything to do with her. His current wife’s an itch with a capital B in front.
Now Livie’s being blackmailed the sisters are finding ground with a mother who left them and there are so many side stories I think I got lost and bored all at once. I couldn’t relate to any of the characters. Livie and Cooper are supposed to be so in love but I just wanted to smack the SHIT out of both of them. They were so immature and disrespectful to each other. Throw in jealous people wanting to break them up, it just got to the point where you wanted to call time out and send them all home.
While this supposed to be romance, it was more a family saga or soap opera with very little romance actually to it all. I was left feeling incomplete and wanting something I couldn’t find.
In the end I can’t recommend this for romance value. If you are into great family saga’s, this is your book.