RSS Feed

Review: Wild Hearts (Hamilton Stables #2) by Melissa West


In the lush heart of Kentucky, horse racing is king, and the Hamilton family is royalty, born to produce champions. Maybe that’s because they understand wildness better than most…

Charming, reckless, and restless, youngest brother Alex Hamilton has a reputation for sweet talking his way into any woman’s arms—and failing at anything to do with the family business. So when he commits to managing their new breeding operation, it’s under one condition: he’ll focus on work and nothing else—no distractions, no fun…no women. But just when Alex has promised to keep his hands to himself, sweet, sexy Kate Littleton gallops away with his heart…

Kate knows Alex isn’t the long-term type—he proved that in a lot of delicious ways when they first met more than a year ago. But seeing him blazing with new dedication to Hamilton Stables, she can’t deny that he’s miles ahead of any other man who interests her. The attraction between them is electric right out of the gate, but it will take an unexpected loss to put them back in the race and headed for a passionate future together…

This book is a standalone novel in a series of standalones.

My Review

“You want a man who reads to you on the beach. Who knows better than to step in to help when you’re struggling with a project. Who gets that you need to figure it out yourself. A man who never opens your car door but always shares his popcorn. Or any food really. A man who’s comfortable enough in his own skin to let you brag when your team wins instead of his. A man who makes you want him so badly you never grow tired of him. Even after years and years together, you’re still in love.”

I just adore Melissa West and her Hamilton Stables series. I’ve been dying to get my hands on Wild Hearts and could not have been more excited when I saw it up on NetGalley for request.

Wild Hearts is the second book in the Hamilton Stables series, but it can totally be read as a stand-alone. Wild Hearts follows the story of Alex and Kate.  Alex is the youngest of the Hamilton brothers, but he also has the worst reputation. He’s always been seen as wild and reckless and no one really takes him seriously. But, all of that is about to change as he is offered the chance of a lifetime to manage the breeding operations at Hamilton Stables. He’s now got to focus and prove to everyone that there is more to him than what they’ve been seeing. All of this sounds great until Kate enters the picture. Kate will prove to be one of his biggest challenges…..Kate knows that Alex is bad news and this knowledge comes first hand. However, when she sees the new improved Alex, she can’t help but wonder if he’s really changed. She knows that she should stay away, but the pull between the two of them is almost impossible to fight. Will Kate be willing to take a chance on the new improved Alex? Or will Alex prove to be the same heart-breaker that he was before?

I absolutely loved Wild Hearts. This story is the perfect example as to why I love Melissa West’s writing. The story that she created with Wild Hearts is absolutely captivating and completely refreshing. The characters are real and easy to connect with. Alex and Kate shared amazing chemistry. I loved the push and pull between them. I loved watching their relationship slowly develop from barely being on speaking terms to an amazing, real love.

Wild Hearts was a quick and easy read for me. It’s one that can easily be finished in one sitting. I was hooked from the very first page, and didn’t want to put it down. It was so easy to get lost and consumed by Kate and Alex’s story. I loved every second of it. It gave me everything that I wanted and more.

Wild Hearts is beautifully written and has a lot of heart. This story will make you laugh. It will make you cry–Yes, I had some tears in my eyes towards the end. This book will make you swoon and fall in love. And in the end, you will be left with a huge smile on your face. If you’re looking for a story that is full of heart, family, love and is light on the drama, then look no further. I definitely recommend checking this book out.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review*

2 responses »

  1. Love this!



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: