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If Wishes Were Horses

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3.92  ·  Rating details ·  238 ratings  ·  56 reviews
Andy’s last undercover assignment nearly broke him. Now he’s got another chance to capture his target, but the gorgeous rancher he’s investigating makes him long for things he can’t have.

Ken gave up his society life to run a ranch, and he’ll do anything to protect what’s his. When he starts to suspect his new employee is hiding something, he knows he should send the man
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ebook, 250 pages
Published May 16th 2014 by Silvia Violet Books (first published May 13th 2014)
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Ana_P
2 Skip-This-One Stars

Me:
IDidNotEnjoyIt

Here's why:

It seems that for the first 40% of the book, the editor was taking a hike or tripping on acid or what-the-fuck-ever because it seems like they were completely nonexistent.
FailatEnglish
There were so many typos/grammer mistakes that it was driving me off the wall bonkers. We got the whole shebang: switching of MCs' names, repeats (i.e. "he made a he made a"), and randomly placed and missing commas, among other glaringly obvious mistakes. I mean, these were mistakes that a
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Sandra
2.5 stars The basic plot of this was good, and the execution with regards to story-line wasn't bad, it was the chemistry, interactions, and progression of relationship between Andy and Ken that lost me.

I'm okay with insta-lust or even insta-love in the right circumstance. But this wasn't it. From the very beginning they were drawn to each other. Fine. And I love me some banter. But they didn't banter so much as aggressively flirt and innuendo each other to death from the start. I really would
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Katrina Passick Lumsden
Violet forewent any actual relationship building to focus on sex scenes. I'm not sure if there were too many or they were just too close together, but I found myself wanting to read the story and stop reading about Ken and Andy sexing each other. Again.
Will Parkinson
Apr 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I had the distinct pleasure to beta read this book. Ken and Andy are so opposite one another, but Silvia Violet makes them work together. The case that draws them together haunts one of them so much that he has nightmares and flashbacks. Neither is untouched by problems, though.

Two damaged men find refuge and solace in one another, but the problem is that it's going to come to an end much sooner than either would like.
Christy
May 10, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: on-my-kindle, m-m
3.5 Stars ~ Beginning a relationship, any kind of relationship be it friends, family, lovers, or employer and employee, based on a significant amount of distrust on both parts, never ends well. How could it? Trust is an integral part of any relationship that goes beyond acquaintances. 'If Wishes Were Horses' by Silvia Violet does more than its fair share of tearing back the covers and revealing the horrors that can occur when trust is no longer valued and appreciated, and instead is treated as a ...more
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)


Andy is itching to get back to work, so convincing Gomez to let him in on the undercover case is imperative. Luckily she's convinced, so off he goes to try to figure out the where and the who of the drug ring operating on a ranch. The ranch Andy's going undercover at even though he hasn't worked a ranch in years. Thank God the new owner Ken is convinced that Andy's the real deal. Thank God too that Ken is hot and Andy's able to drag him into bed. Drag literally, as these two have so much
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Elizabeth Marshall
Wow! This was a seriously steamy book! Andy and Ken’s chemistry is off the charts! Both are very strong alpha type men. I loved that. This was an exciting read with cops and cowboys!
Dani Elle Maas
May 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

I always love having the opportunity to read a book by this author and being a big fan of her “Wild R Farm” series I was excited to read this one as well, as it was also bringing us to a ranch and what I was sure HOT men :)

I really liked the introduction to both Ken and Andy and theirs lives. It started out the story very nicely and made me very curious to read more about both men.

It’s very interesting to read how the men connect. You go through a very different range of emotions and
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Jewel
Jun 21, 2014 rated it it was ok
While I usually enjoy Silvia Violet's writing, I have mixed feelings about this one. I really wanted to like it, but never quite made it there. I didn't feel the intense attraction that Ken and Andy were supposed to have and the sexytimes were filled with so much anger, that it took away from my enjoyment of it. I'm ok with angry sex, in general, when the story calls for it, I mean what better way to work out your aggression, but with them it seemed that pretty much all their sex was angry sex. ...more
Ida Umphers
Jan 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

We've all heard romances described as ones where the main characters "batter down the walls" that each has put up, right? Well in this one you can take that description both figuratively and literally. Ken Carver has been the black sheep of the family both because he is gay and because he has built up his own business just to prove to his father that he could then sold it, walked away from his family and bought a ranch to run. Andy is an undercover officer whose last case went bad and cost the
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Amy Dufera
Jan 26, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Silvia Violet's If Wishes Were Horses is a decent suspenseful/action romance.

From the start, I became intrigued by Ken's decision to leave his company and family behind. This quick glimpse into his personality makes him immediately likable. Fast forward and he owns a ranch, having left his old life firmly in the past.

Andy's an undercover cop who's working on Ken's farm while trying to make a drug bust. The two get off to a good start, full of banter and snark. And lots of flirting. They are full
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Fran
Jan 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a republishing of the author's 2014 book which I didn't have an opportunity to read back then. The book's title made me curious so I googled the saying and "if wishing could make things happen, then even the most destitute people would have everything they wanted." Now Ken is far from destitute financially but emotionally he sure is. Ostracized by his parents because of his sexual side that he makes no excuses for he has become a self-made man of business success and now he wants to ...more
michaela ⚘
Jan 30, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m, 2020
Andy made some mistakes on his last undercover assignment that has really left a mark on him but that doesn’t stop him from wanting in on this new assignment. One look at his new “employer” almost makes him second guess it all.

Ken recently cut ties with his family and is now trying to make an honest name for himself running his new ranch. He is suspicious of his new employee, Andy, but also fascinated by the infuriating man.

Andy and Ken together was...frustrating to me most of the time. I had
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mrs sarah frost
Jan 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OMG I loved this book.
Ken Carver, outcasted by his family for being gay and for building up his own company only to sell it to prove a point to his father buys a ranch to run. He loves nothing more than to be outside with the horses than inside a stuffy boardroom.
Andy an undercover officer and suffering from PTSD has a score to settle with some drug smugglers after they took the life of a young boy caught up in it who was also close to Andy's heart. They are believed to be using a ranch owned
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Coline Peterson
Jan 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ken was tired of the corporate life and never having lived up to his parents expectations, so when he sold his company and bought a ranch it was no surprise thar his parents disinherited him. Andrew a cop who after his last undercover opperation has been having issues not only at work but with ptsd's after a blotched job. When he finds out the group he was chasing in the last opt was back and running drugs out of Ken's ranch it's time to go back to work but finding a possible new life and maybe ...more
Sharna Morris
Feb 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If Wishes Were Horses

The title of this book was enough to make me want to read it and I’m so glad I did. I actually couldn’t put it down! I loved the raw emotion from both of the main characters Andy and Ken. One a billionaire businessman who runs a ranch and Andy a very flawed cop with issues and a heart of gold (don’t let him know I said that, hehehe) there’s a ton of action in this story, in and out of the bedroom, barn, office.... If wishes were horses, maybe dreams really do come true.
Barbara M.
If Wishes Were Horses

Absolutely wonderful, that's all I can say, I loved it. Definitely a must read from the first page this story grabs you and never lets you go, until the very last page. The mysteries, lots of drama and sexy moments, excitement galore, with a beautiful love story and no holds bard! This Author will keep you glued to each page, Shes magnificent! So many thanks, Honey Bee
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Shannon Tolen
Jan 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Silvia Violet is a strong author who writes fantastic stories with characters you absolutely fall in love with! If Wishes Were Horses is another one of these stories - a fantastic plot line, strong characters with an underlying vulnerability and the love that develops between them! We get the added bonus of the life around a ranch! This is a fantastic read, and I can't wait for more from this author!
Nichole
Feb 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I couldn't put this book down. I wanted to know that Andy would be okay. I wanted to see Ken get his man. I wanted to know that the bad guy gets put away. On pins and needles trying to get the HEA for these two alpha males. These two men who have been through some tough times. I loved the cowboy aspect all rolled into this story as well. Both aggressive love making and a mystery to solve, this book leaves you excited to keep turning the page.
Sheryl Howard
Jan 29, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great Read

I love reading work by this author. Whenever I’m reading I get transported to the world depicted in the book. This one is no different. Well except we as readers get the added bonus of a hot cop and a cowboy. There’s nothing to complain about. Lol, a great world to live in, sexy as sin characters, and uniforms.
kathleen
Jan 30, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed If Wishes Were Horses and found it to be a very good suspenseful/action romance. What could be better than a romance between a cop and a rancher! Great storyline with very interesting characters. Full of mystery, suspense, danger, murder, and so much more, you will enjoy the fast paced read!
Barbara Ingram
Jan 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
4 Mysteries, Lies and a HEA Stars

This story by the talented Sylvia Violet was a page turner! It had everything I look for, 2 sexy men, mystery, lies, deceit, angst, steamy scenes, scorching chemistry and a sweet, romantic ending! Ken and Andy deserved their very hard fought romance!
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Audrey Pott
Jan 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An intense story. I’m a huge fan of Silvia’s, love her writing style that grabs my attention from the beginning to the end. Strong plot had me consumed by this story, a roller coaster ride of action, edgy and some of the most erotic intimate scenes I’ve ever read. Neither Ken or Andy had been in a serious relationship, in fact the complexity of their characters had me hungry for more. Side characters in Rusty and Renata were beautifully written.

I voluntarily reviewed an arc of this book for my
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Mainely Stories
Feb 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
From page 1

From page one I knew that this story was going to be a great one. Taut suspense. Thrills and chills. Characters with secrets and magnetic connection. Smoking smoking hot way past steamy.
Ponster
Feb 13, 2020 rated it liked it
More like a 2.5 stars....
Samantha Tucker
Jan 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow that was hot

This book was awesome. I struggled just a little in the beginning to get into the story but once I refocused it was so good. I've never read a book with an undercover cop so this was a first but I have to say I really enjoyed how Silvia portrayed the stresses of a police job. And the sexy times were super freaking hot! Like wow. Sign me up for some of that. It also doesn't hurt that this story is set on a ranch. I've always loved horses so I was pleased with the descriptions
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Kristy Maitz
Feb 01, 2020 rated it it was ok
I expect more from these book.
Katy Dann
Feb 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Brilliant

This was actually one of the first book I read by the author but did not actually rate it at the time. I have to say i did enjoy thos book almost wish it was a series
Patricia Nelson
Jan 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was one fantastic, amazing, grab-you-by-the-feels, intense, raw, gritty, intense, emotionally charged, poignant, super steamy, exciting, and totally awesome story. Filled with mystery, suspense, danger, murder, cowboys, cops, and more twists and turns than a roller coaster, it had me hooked from beginning to end.
BookSnuggle
If Horses Were Wishes by Silva Violet is Andy and Ken’s story.

Andy and Ken have an immediate attraction and connection to one another. Both Andy and Ken are at a difficult time in their lives and have so many unresolved issues. But the chemistry and attraction is just too much for them to walk away. Andy and Ken were dominate men and sometimes they would fight for dominance which created some really intense scenes. It was an entertaining read and I loved Andy and Ken’s characters.

I voluntarily
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Silvia Violet writes fun, sexy stories that will leave you smiling and satisfied. She has a thing for characters who are in need of comfort and enjoys helping them surrender to love even when they doubt it exists. Silvia's stories include sizzling contemporaries, paranormals, and historicals. When she needs a break from listening to the voices in her head, she spends time baking, taking long ...more