I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Wild Hearts by Jessica Burkhart
Series: If Only...#4
Published by Bloomsbury Childrens on May 5, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, YA
Brie Carter's father's land development business has taken her family all over the world, but as soon as they arrive at their new home in Lost Spring, Wyoming, the town turns out to protest. They don't want a new hotel if the resident mustang population will be displaced or hurt as part of the deal. Then Brie meets Logan, a gorgeous local who has a special connection to the mustangs, and she is immediately drawn to him . . . and the horses. However, with Logan's father leading the protests and Brie's father refusing to budge, it's clear that their parents are heading towards an all-out war. Can Brie and Logan find a way to save the mustangs and be together? Or is their love doomed from the start?
What I Thought…
• Cowboys! Horses! Conflict! What’s not to love?
• I don’t read too many books set in the west with cowboys and this one has me thinking I should make more of a point to do so. I loved the setting of Lost Spring, Wyoming, and all it’s small town glory and togetherness.
• The center of the plot revolves around a group of wild horses being displaced as Brie’s dad works on building a new hotel that will bring in money for the town. It’s a catch-22 for the town of course because the money it will bring in is great, they love their wild horses.
• Brie and Logan are drawn together and are cute, though things happened super fast between them and it’s not as Romeo and Juliet as it seems. Their dads are fighting against each other, but are not completely unreasonable. The relationship drama is minimal.
• I love that Brie and Logan come up with a plan on how to save the horses and work on it to show their fathers that there is a solution. The plan had one downside that made me sad though. View Spoiler »They decide to tame and sell some of the horses. « Hide Spoiler
Overall I enjoyed Wild Hearts.