Wild on My Mind by Laurel Kerr @LaurelKerrBooks ‏@SourcebooksCasa

Posted December 8, 2018 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 4 Comments

Wild on My Mind by Laurel Kerr @LaurelKerrBooks ‏@SourcebooksCasaWild on My Mind by Laurel Kerr
Series: Where the Wild Hearts Are #1
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on September 25, 2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 416
Format: eBook
Source: Library
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When Katie Underwood discovers a litter of newborn cougar cubs, the last person she expects to come to the rescue is her former crush―and high school nemesis―Bowie Wilson. The worst part? He doesn't seem to remember the trouble he caused her.

As a single father and owner of a cash-strapped zoo, Bowie struggles to balance budgets while raising his pre-teen daughter and a host of rascally animals. He considers himself lucky when Katie agrees to lend her talents to a publicity campaign in support of the zoo's animal rehabilitation programs―until he learns just what she's planning...

This time, Katie is determined to resist Bowie's charm. But a lovelorn camel, a matchmaking honey badger, and a nursemaid capybara have different plans. Can they and the rest of the zoo's menagerie help Bowie break through the barriers surrounding Katie's heart?


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I saw friends read this and I have a thing for zoos.  I was thrilled to find it available at the library.  Wild on My Mind is the start of the Where the Wild Hearts Are series. I’ll be curious to find where the series goes from here.

So is it realistic? No. And Yes. The characters other than Bowie, Katie,  and Abby are pretty limited in their definition, and the villains are quite cliche. The jobs and activities are fairly normal, other than the zoo.  Bowie and Katie show us authentic feelings from worry and discomfort,  to caring and love.

There are a couple big wins here. One is the animals as characters which is not totally real but IS totally fun. Another is the developing of a marketing and social media blitz for the zoo business. The top awards are for tackling the topics of bullying and kindness.


About Laurel Kerr

Laurel Kerr is a full-time romance writer and mom, who occasionally still dabbles in the practice of law. Her debut novel, Wild on My Mind, reached the Golden Heart® finals under the title of Volunteering Her Heart in 2016. Laurel Kerr was also a 2017 Golden Heart® Finalist for a historical manuscript. She lives in Pennsylvania with her daughter, husband, and loyal Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

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Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • 2018 Library-Love Challenge
  • 2018 New Release Challenge

Posted December 8, 2018 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 4 Comments

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