In a bid to revitalize his career, bestselling author Magnus Gray has come to Sagebrush Flats to write about the local zoo’s latest rescue―an orphaned baby polar bear. But Magnus dreads the drama of small towns and is bullishly determined to keep to himself.
June Winters is a people person and delights in welcoming Magnus to Sagebrush Flats, though it seems unlikely she can get the handsome stranger to crack a smile. Then a mishap with an open gate forces Magnus and June to deal with a stampeding flock of fainting goats, an adorable but clingy polar bear cub, a cranky pregnant camel, and two star-crossed honey badgers. Never mind small-town drama―the lively animals may just convince these two that opposites really do attract.
Title: Sweet Wild of Mine
Series: Where The Wild Hearts Are #2
Author: Laurel Kerr
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: May 28, 2019
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
My Rating: 4 stars
SWEET WILD OF MINE brings us back to the Sagebrush Flats Zoo for another adventure with some very lively, opinionated and adorable animals and some appearances by old friends. If you haven’t yet read the first book in the series, WILD ON MY MIND, you could still enjoy this second story without troubles – although, I will always suggest reading a series from the start when possible for there are overall nuances that you’ll otherwise miss.
This time around we’ll meet Magnus, a Scottish author who is having a bit of a book slump and his editors have strongly suggested that he head for the Sagebrush Flats Zoo for some small-town stories to get back to his book roots. Magnus isn’t exactly thrilled but he shows up. You’d be hard-pressed to find a grumpier, more aloof hero than Magnus. Although your heart will ache for him when you discover the reasons behind his gruff exterior. June is a bubbly, people person who often comes across as bossy since she strongly believes that she is right about everything and people should just do as she says without argument. To say that attitude can be a bit overwhelming is an understatement, certainly, Magnus felt that way upon their first meetings. June has some family issues going on that will draw Magnus into her life more than he really wants at first. It was an enjoyable experience watching these two people fall in love and to heal each other in many ways.
As always with this series (so far) it is the antics of the animals that capture my heart even more than the humans and this time around was no exception. Add an adorable foster Polar Bear cub adopted by a Grizzly Bear and cared for by Magnus into the mix and my heart just melted.
I had fun with this story. While there are heavier subjects dealt with, they are part of life for some people and watching caring people help along the way was a major part of SWEET WILD OF MINE.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
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