Title: Wild Hearts
Series: Lines in the Sand #2
Author(s): Lindsay Detwiler
No. of pages: 242
Publication date: March 10th 2018
Date read: March 5th 2018
This sexy cowboy is out of his element. He doesn’t want commitment, but Jodie Ellison is a force of nature who can’t be ignored.
Jodie Ellison loves wild parties, chaotic fun, and spontaneity in her hometown of Ocean City, Maryland. With her writing career and waitressing job not quite paying the bills, Jodie desperately needs a new roommate and finds herself in a nightmarish situation when her roomie turns out to be a disastrous choice.
The wild and unruly Levi Creed is a little bit rebel and a whole lot of sexy. When he moves in next door to Jodie, things get a bit tumultuous thanks to a squawking parrot and a dangerous fire pit. It seems like Levi’s adorable Texan drawl and perfect body can’t possibly win over Jodie… or can they?
An undeniable chemistry simmers between the unlikely pair. The beach babe and the sexy cowboy soon find themselves asking: Can they tame their wild hearts and commit to the blossoming romance between them?
After loving one of Detwiler’s other books, All of You, I was so happy when she contacted me to read and review Wild Hearts. This is the second book in the series called “Lines in the Sand”, but it can be read as a standalone. However, there are lots of hints to the first book Inked Hearts, so it made me really curious about that one!
What I love about both the books by Lindsay Detwiler that I have read so far is the realness of the love. Or maybe I should call it the recognisability of the love, because “love” is different to everyone I guess! Where I’m normally kind of annoyed by the big part that lust plays in the “love” in other romance books, the love in Detwiler’s books is based on the feelings of trust, safety and friendship. Yes, there’s also passion in Wild Hearts, but it doesn’t take up a lot of pages! What does take up a lot of pages is the friendship that’s being built between Levi and Jodie, which eventually ends up in a relationship. So, although I couldn’t really identify myself with Jodie nor Levi, it all felt very real and not forced or anything! (I couldn’t identify myself with them, because I think I’d be the most “boring” person you’ll ever meet compared to Levi and Jodie)
Despite there not being a longer steamy scene, which I would’ve liked, I was entertained and not bored once while reading Wild Hearts. Detwiler really knows how to write a story about love, that’s actually about love, without needing a steamy scene to keep her readers entertained.
* I kindly received an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review *