Nicks, Mila. Chasing Wild Horses. [United States]: Mila Nicks, 2020.
ASIN: B089NBTN1H | $3.99 USD | 334 pages | Comtemporary Romance
A slow-burn romance between two outsiders from opposite worlds:
He’s the biggest outcast in town…
Chase Collins has never met a horse he didn’t like. Too bad he can’t say the same for people. In his hometown Lutton, his poor reputation follows him like a dark shadow. It’s best for everyone if he sticks to where he belongs. At least on Wild Horse Ranch, he’s safe from judgment. Then one day a familiar face from 10 years ago shows up out of the blue.
She’s a wanderer who comes and goes…
Samara Grant is a nomad at heart. She doesn’t like staying put for too long. But when her Grandma Bunny passes away, she has to put her carefree lifestyle on hold to handle her affairs. She might have spent childhood summers in Lutton, Texas, but it’s no place to live. She wants to get in and out as fast as possible. Little does she know life has other plans.
Together, they form an unbreakable bond…
When Samara feels like she’s losing control of her life, she decides to take it back. She asks Chase to teach her how to ride. Neither expect to find common ground—and a fiery attraction—when Chase agrees. But their blossoming relationship isn’t celebrated by everyone. The closer Chase and Samara get, the more an unforeseen enemy seeks to tear them apart…
I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
Chasing Wild Horses is the first in a new series from Mila Nicks, and I’m intrigued at the direction it’s going in so far, exploring the modern day relationship between Chase and Samara and its parallels to Bucky and Bunny’s forbidden love in the 1960s.
I was a bit unsure what I was getting into at first, in spite of having read Nicks before, because this is such an extreme slow burn, taking its time to establish who the characters are before delving into their relationships with one another. But it ultimately pays off when it picks up. Chase and Samara’s relationship develops in a convincing way, and I rooted for them as they faced issues that echoed the ones Bunny and Bucky faced.
The one minor issue I had was that it ended abruptly, but a quick glance at the excerpt of book two shows that both storylines continue there. I’m looking forward to seeing what happens next.
This is a wonderfully original contemporary romance, and one I’d recommend to romance fans, especially those who love slow burn.
Mila Nicks has a thing for romance. Chick lit, chick flicks, you name it, she’s there. She’s all about basking in a quality, well-told love story. It’s why she’s decided to use her passion for writing to pen love stories featuring women of color.
When she’s not engrossed in all things romance, she’s probably out shopping, sampling food off of someone else’s plate, or hanging with her feisty and dangerous pet chihuahua, Zayden.
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