Taming Tristan (Wild R Farm #3.5) by Silvia Violet

TamingTristanPrivate Detective, Wesley James, and horse shifter, Tristan Hayes, have spent the last few weeks adjusting to living together in Wes’s house in Nashville. Night after night with a demanding stallion is wearing Wes out, but he doesn’t mind. He loves Tristan more than he ever imagined, and he’ll do whatever it takes to show him, even if that involves a spanking, some handcuffs, and a visit to the gun range. Wes almost lost Tristan once, and no matter how difficult Tristan makes it, he’s determined to teach his man how to protect himself in his more fragile human form.

Oh Tristan and Wes… I love these guys. Of course, I love all the guys I’ve ‘met’ so far at Wild R Farm.

Taming Tristan is a fun little short that continues the story of Wes and Tristan that began in Embracing Need. The story definitely lives up to the title, although I’m not sure that Tristan will ever totally be tamed. What fun would that be? 😉

Regardless, I’m really glad that Silvia Violet decided to continue their story. Some characters you just can’t get enough of. Willing Hands is next in the series and two characters that are both a bit of a mystery are front and center. Can’t wait to get to know them better and spend more quality time at Wild R Farm. 😉

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Embracing Need (Wild R Farm #3) by Silvia Violet

EmbracingNeedHorse shifter, Tristan Hayes, doesn’t believe in relationships. He believes in hot, sweaty one-night stands that leave him aching for days.

Private investigator, Wesley James, is looking for someone to settle down with, but it’s never occurred to him that someone could be a man.

Tristan loves a good game, so he flirts with Wes, never thinking anything serious will come of his attraction. Wes fends him off, but after three months of cat and mouse, both men are worn out from fighting what they feel.

When a young woman from Tristan’s herd goes missing, he asks for Wes’s help. Tristan keeps up his flirtatious façade until Wes calls his bluff, taking him out for dinner and dancing. As they search for the missing shifter, Tristan struggles to believe Wes could care for the man Tristan hides beneath his abrasive exterior.

I love these Wild R Farm boys and Tristan is one of my favorites. 😉 The attraction between Tristan and Wes was pretty comical when it seemed to be one-sided. Once Wes started returning the attraction, everything changed.

One thing I noticed in Embracing Need was that Tristan seemed to be ‘toned down’ a little. It wasn’t a drastic change and it may have been just me. It also may have been because readers were allowed to be inside his head. Regardless, I still loved him.

I also enjoyed getting to know Wes better. He was the perfect balance for Tristan. Once he stopped fighting the attraction, it was obvious that they were great for each other.

One of my favorite parts of this series is the sense of family that surrounds Wild R Farm. I love the interaction between the previous characters and the current characters. Family isn’t always blood, everyone deserves a second chance and once you’re a part of this unconventional family, there is always someone who has your back. Yeah, I love these guys. 😉

I’m currently playing catch-up with this series and can’t wait to get to the next book. I won’t be skipping Taming Tristan, the novella that falls between Embracing Need and Willing Hands. Who could resist spending more time with Tristan and Wes?

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Arresting Love (Wild R Farm #2) by Silvia Violet – Bout-of-Books 11.0 Review

ArrestingLoveBilly Lawson is jealous. Every day he watches his boss, Cole, and his boss’s lover, Jonah, prove again and again how deeply in love they are. Billy’s never had a real relationship, and he didn’t believe true love existed until Cole proved otherwise. Now, he longs for what Cole and Jonah have.

When he meets Levi, a scared, wounded shifter who needs his help, he ignores the chemistry that flares between them, thinking he’d be taking advantage of Levi at a vulnerable time in his life. Before Levi can convince Billy they were made for each other, his past catches up to him, and both men must fight for a chance at love.

Arresting Love is the second book in Silvia Violet’s Wild R Farm series. I loved Billy in Cole and Jonah’s book, Finding Release. Not only did he love and respect Cole, he was one of the few people willing (and brave enough) to put him in his place. I was really happy when I realized that readers weren’t going to have to wait for him to get his HEA.

I really liked Levi, even though I wanted to shake him for not trusting Billy enough with his secrets. It wasn’t even Levi’s secrets that kept pushing Billy away. It was because he didn’t want to get hurt and didn’t want to take advantage of Levi. Turns out Levi knew exactly what he wanted and he was a lot stronger than anyone thought.

Even though this was Levi and Billy’s story, we got to spend some quality time with the other characters. I loved the glimpses we got of Jonah and Cole. There were a couple of new characters and a couple that made a return. I think that’s one of the things I like most about a series. Just because you finish one book doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to those characters that drew you in to begin with. I think I’m going to enjoy my time on Wild R Farm. 😉

The next book in the series is Embracing Need, followed by the novella Taming Tristan. Some of the funniest moments in Arresting Love were between Tristan and Billy, so I’m really looking forward to getting to know Tristan even better.

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Finding Release (Wild R Farm #1) by Silvia Violet

29565_414213635313428_1996219114_nColeman Wilder is a half-breed werewolf. Some days the tension between his human side and his werewolf instincts threaten to tear him apart. But the challenge of running a horse farm as a gay man in a conservative Tennessee town keeps him focused until he meets horse shifter, Jonah Marks.

Jonah’s family insists that shifting is sinful, but Jonah longs to let his stallion run free. Desperate to escape his family’s judgment, he asks Cole, his secret crush, for a job. Cole turns him down, scared his desire for Jonah will make him lose control. When Jonah’s brother threatens his life, Cole struggles to save him and give them both a second chance at the life they’ve always wanted.

I admit… this one took me a little while to get into, but once I did… Yeah, let’s just say I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book. *sigh*

I think the only thing that threw me in the beginning was Cole. I wasn’t sure I was going to like him at first and there is nothing worse than having a hard time sympathizing with one of the main characters. Don’t let my hesitance discourage you though. It only lasted through the prologue. Once I got to know Cole, I fell in love with him.

Then there was Jonah. That boy broke my heart from the time he was introduced. Cole had a soft spot for him too, but not enough to ‘save’ him. In all fairness, he didn’t realize how bad Jonah needed to be saved. By the time I found out all that Jonah had gone through I wanted to jump right on the revenge train with Cole. It’s kind of obvious that this one brought the ‘Momma’ out in me – big time.

Jonah wasn’t the only one who needed ‘saving’ in Finding Release. I think what I liked best about this first book is that as broken as Jonah seemed, he was still strong enough to help Cole overcome his fears and help him discover he wasn’t quite as broken as he thought he was. These two were perfect for each other. I loved their story and what they brought out in each other.

This is the first book in Silvia Violet’s Wild R Farm series and after reading the preview to the second book, Arresting Love, I can’t wait to pick it up. The supporting characters were great in Finding Release and book 2 features one of my favorites. Looks like I’ll be spending some quality time on the Wild R Farm… and loving every minute of it. 😉

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