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Wild Horses

(Sierra Legacy #1)

4.32  ·  Rating details ·  44 ratings  ·  25 reviews
This wild stallion can't be tamed

Todd Williams is still the naive idealist he was in college. Only now he's endangering lives—Nora Hoffman's to be exact. Nora hasn't seen Todd since he decided that saving the rain forest was more important than their relationship. Until the night she's nearly crushed by the stampede he causes. Now Todd is determined to make amends, for ev
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Published March 1st 2016 by Harlequin
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Love Books
Feb 26, 2016 rated it liked it
Wild Horses made a nice change from the usual when it comes to Western romances. The setting and the issues surrounding the horses was really refreshing but it still had the same comforting feeling of small town and beautiful descriptions of rugged countryside. True to the Superromance line, Wild Horses delivers more than romance. It brings light to the plight of the wild horses and of the issues facing people living in a small town. Nora is desperate to escape her past but is unable to when hav ...more
Mar 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
“Wild Horses” by Claire McEwen is the first book in the ‘Sierra Legacy’ series and follows Nora Hoffman, who has been hired by the Department of Range Management to study the environmental impact of wild horses on the native plant populations of a region of the Eastern Sierras. Her traumatic re-introduction to Todd Williams reminds her of the difficult decisions made in their shared past, and discovering that their intense attraction has not fizzled out makes it even more difficult to deal with ...more
I have long loved Harlequin novels and when the opportunity arose for me to review a book set in the West about a couple that had broken up ten years previous and were renewing their relationship, well, I jumped at the chance.

However, I dislike reading a book in the middle of a series, so I grabbed this and the secondary book to get to know the characters and what the series is about.

McEwen tells a great story of a man who is passionate about his causes, one of them being the plight of America
Jess Lawson
May 19, 2017 rated it liked it
Wild Horses is the First in the Sierra Legacy series. Which is set in Benson, mostly on Marker's Ranch. A ranch that was owned by The Hoffman family and then abandoned.

Nora and Todd had a relationship years ago that was ancient history or was it. Todd was the last person she ever thought she would see in her home town. He absolutely broke her heart and walked away when she needed him most. Todd has many regrets and he never thought he would get to make up for hurting Nora and here she is at the
May 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Claire McEwen has written a great series of books called the Sierra Legacy. Each book is heartfelt, has an interesting plot, and has likable characters. The first book in the series is called Wild Horses. It gives us our first look at the Hoffman family. The patriarch and his sons have not exactly been law abiding citizens and have long since left Benson, California. Nora and her brother Wade Hoffman return to the family Ranch after Wade returns from serving in Afghanistan. This is a story of se ...more
Perrin Larton
Aug 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A man with a history of working for causes, in this case, wild mustangs. A woman who is a champion of the native flora, using her degree to help justify the wild mustang roundup for the BLM. They have a history with each other. Who's wrong? Who's right?

This story was great on so many levels. A couple with a romantic history, seemingly on different sides of a battle. They clash, then come together. I was happy that they were able to compromise and reach a HEA. Both Todd and Nora had family issue
Apr 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Loved it

Absolutely loved this book and the characters. Lots of emotional upheaval and growth for the characters. As well as a great ending.
Chick Lit Shop
Apr 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Romance and Superromance Readers
4.5 Stars! Very Unique Book! Loved it! (Which Wins - Professional Calling or Calling of the Heart?)

Wild Horses presents a very unique and thought-provoking storyline. Nora Hoffman, the main character, is a field biologist, who is returning to her small hometown to deal with the economic mess legacy her not-there-for-her/crooked parents have left her and her brother. Her brother, Wade, is dealing with demons of his own, as a decorated U.S. Veteran coming back from war, and trying to start his own
Mar 16, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, cowboys
Independent reviewer for Archaeolibrarian, I was gifted my copy of this book.

Cute. Nice. Easy read. These are the feelings I'm left with after finishing. I can't word it any differently, I've tried, believe me!

Nora returns to her home town to help her brother Wade on their family ranch. She never wanted to, but Wade needs her. She runs into her first and only love, Todd. Ten years have gone by and he still makes her heart beat faster. But Todd is working against the company that Nora is working
Phylis Carpenter
Feb 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book that I have ever read by Claire McEwen and it will not be the last. As I started reading it, I immediately felt connected to the Nora, Wade and Todd. As your reading you are able to feel their emotions and it seems like you are right there with them.

Nora struggled all her life, raising herself and her younger brother Wade. She left to go to College and make something of herself which she did. She also supported her brother and helped him make something of his life as well.
Feb 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Nora and Todd went their separate ways after graduating, well, Todd went his way and left Nora broken hearted. She had to take care of her brother and not head off on another cause in the Amazon. After many years, returns to her home town to help her brother revive their families ranch. Little did they know how much work that would be. Heading to the fix it shop to get some machinery repaired, Nora couldn't prepare herself for who she would run into. Todd not only works, by lives in her hometown ...more
Kari Lemor
Mar 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Claire McEwen is quickly becoming a must-read author for me. I loved her first three books and this one certainly didn't disappoint. The setting of the Sierra's and the familiar town of Benson is an amazing and beautiful location. She has a nice way of telling a story and developing characters that speak to you and make you root for them. What I really loved about this book was that the hero wasn't your typical take-charge, perfect male specimen who was too good to be true. Todd was someone who ...more
Kate Vale
Feb 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
If you want to get a taste of the wild horses remaining in the West, this is story may hint at what is happening to them. Todd Williams wants to protect them from going to the slaughterhouse, but much is against his efforts, not least of them the study Nora Hoffman is conducting about the effect of the horses on the native plant life of the Eastern High Sierras.

They used to be lovers in college, but now they find themselves on opposite sides when it comes to those wild horses. How Nora begins to
Mar 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
While Nora is in her hometown helping her brother set up his ranch, she discovers that her ex boyfriend from college is now residing in town. Even though Todd broke her heart 10 years ago, she still loves him. However, she is reluctant to get involved with him because she is sure it will lead to another broken heart.

As Nora and Todd discover details about each other's pasts that they hadn't known while dating in college, they start to understand the decisions that were made all those years ago.
Megan Wilkins
Apr 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was gifted a copy in exchange for a honest review.
Claire McEwen is a new author for me and I can not wait to read more of her books. The story is set in the Sierra Nevada mountain range and being a Nevadan I loved the descriptions of the beauty of scenery. It is a story about second chances from another chance in Nora's hometown to a second chance with her first love Todd. The story is filled with great characters and touches on hard issues from PTSD to wild Mustangs to the difficulty Nora and
Lynn Brooks
Mar 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
A sweet read about finding your way home again, even if you have to overcome a lot of heartache and stubbornness to be able to do it.

Nora Hoffman is almost trampled in a stampede of wild horses one night, and who does she find guilty of releasing them? Her old college sweetheart who she hasn't seen since he dumped her to run off and save the rain forest all those years ago!

Todd Williams has no clue that anyone is there that night when he's trying to help the wild mustangs, but he sure is relieve
Sherry Bohrmueller
Feb 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Once again Claire McEwen has written a perfectly paced romantic story.
The writing was so wonderful and so full of emotion I felt I was in the book with them. It was so descriptive making it easy to visualize scenes.

Nora was very strong and determined in not being judge by people. She was worried they would look at her and remember her dad and brothers. Todd was a strong character also, who fights hard to win Nora back. Their story was so good I had a hard time putting the book down. Definitely
Mar 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received this book in exchange for an honest review. This is the first book in the Sierra Legacy series and I loved this second chance romance. I was drawn into the story right from the start and loved Todd and Nora. This story had it all...great characters, romance, heartbreak, and touched on some serious issues such as PTSD and the plight of wild horses. A truly enjoyable story that takes you through a range of emotions and an ending that makes you smile. Can't wait for the next book. ...more
Rhonda Ziglar
Mar 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wild Horses by Claire McEwen was a great refreshing story. This book was very well written the Todd and Nora became part of your family, you felt all their emotions. This book was taste of fresh air for me, I am looking to reading more story by Claire McEwen. Do yourself a favor and read this book, you will love it too.

I received a complimentary copy of this book for my honest review.
Maria Proctor
Apr 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What a great book! It truly is a super romance! Sparks reignite when Nora Hoffman & Todd Williams, college sweethearts, meet again under strange circumstances. At first, it seems as though neither one of them has changed in the 10 years since they've been apart. Or have they? And can they, & his beloved wild mustangs, get a second chance for a future? ...more
Mar 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Mar 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A beautiful story, highly recommend reading.
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Claire McEwen lives by the ocean in Northern California with her family and a scruffy, mischievous terrier. When not dreaming up new stories, she can be found digging in her garden with a lot of enthusiasm but, unfortunately, no green thumb. She loves discovering flea-market treasures, walking on the beach, dancing, traveling and reading, of course!

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