Wild Horse Heart by Katrina Ariel

My Rating: 4/5 Stars

Short Summary via Goodreads: “With a soft belly and thick thighs, Ria isn’t Hollywood’s version of beauty. But when award-winning director Ben Crawford hears her sing, he casts her as his lead, a move that wins more of Ria’s heart than she wants to admit. Then she learns her co-star is Gregory Finn, a man she’s had a crush on for fifteen years . . . a man notorious for romancing his leading ladies and leaving them when production wraps up. Ria is sure Finn won’t want her, but their chemistry is off the charts. She guards herself against the inevitable end, but even Finn’s emotions get tangled…”

My Review: Relatable and heartfelt, Wild Horse Heart is a pleasant read with a thrilling ending.

I’m impressed with how this storyline follows not only Ria but also her on-set character, Josie. The book has a story-within-a-story feel to it, which can be a challenge to write.

The wrap up of tension and conflict between Ria and her ex-husband, Mark, had me on the edge of my seat, cheering by the end. Gotta love horses! And, though I avoid love triangles, I’m pleased with the choice Ria made between Ben and Finn.

My only pet peeve is redundant past tense usage throughout the book. It’s hard for me to concentrate and enjoy a book when I feel the urge to point out this error, but I overlooked it the best I could and let myself be swept away by this triumphant romance.

This is definitely one you need to add to your beach TBR list! Thank you, Katrina Ariel, for giving me the chance to read and review your book for free. I thoroughly enjoyed it.