In order to find love, you must set your heart free.

All her life, Faith has lacked a true, deep connection to someone. Her parents are long buried, her friends are too busy, and all she has is her job in corporate law to make her feel grounded. Each day is like the last with no telling if there will ever be something more for her. When a distant aunt passes away and leaves Faith her land, Faith has to put her empty life on hold and travel across the country to settle the estate.

A West Coast girl used to a fast paced lifestyle, Faith is ready to be entirely unimpressed by what she finds on the Georgia coast. That is, until she meets Alex. 

Strong, tall, and decidedly anti-social, Alex is everything that Faith has been dreaming of her whole life. The fact that he scowls as he shows her the wonders of her new land doesn’t bother her… not like seeing him without his shirt does, anyway.

Alex has a lot of ground to cover before he can learn to trust someone again, but Faith is a lovely temptation. Slender, raven-haired, and smart as hell, she calls to him on a primal level… if he can get over the ghosts of his past.

Distrust, uncertainty, fear of change… In order to find their way to each other, they will each have their own demons to overcome.

Titles in the Wild Hearts series include:  Broken Dreams (prequel) – Wild Hearts –

Title:  Wild Hearts
Series:  Wild Hearts #1
Author:  Vivian Wood
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  November 14, 2017
Publisher:  Kindle Press
My Rating:  4 stars

Wild Hearts is one of those stories that while the plot will pull you in it’s the characters who will have you staying to the end waiting for their healing and happy ending to take place.  Both Faith and Alex have been wounded by life, people and events beyond their control.  When Faith discovers she’s inherited an island off the Georgia coast she sets out on a trip of discovery.  The last person Alex wants to be attracted to is this woman with painful eyes and a need to find something of her own.  Alex knows pain, he understands betrayal, what he no longer is willing to offer is trust.

While staying at the inn, waiting to settle the estate Faith soon realizes that there are far more things she doesn’t know aside from an unknown aunt.  Like secrets that someone doesn’t want told – and certainly doesn’t want her taking possession of her aunt’s property.  The danger is real, and Alex is determined to protect Faith, while protecting his heart as well.  Their romance is full of emotions both hidden and in plain sight, history to overcome and hope that finally they’ve found that person who gets then and their flaws, someone who accepts the whole person and wants to stay forever.

I was easily caught up in Alex and Faith’s story.  This is a vivid world full of secrets and betrayals as well as love and hope for the future.  The journey to their happy ending is an adventure that you will not want to miss.  I’d recommend Wild Hearts to any Romance reader who likes deep characters with wounds to be dealt with, a mystery and puzzle to piece together and a love story that will touch your heart.

*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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