DNF Review: Wild Hearts (Wild Hearts, #1) by Vivian Wood

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Wild Hearts by Vivian Wood | Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

As a note, an e-galley of this novel was sent to me via NetGalley by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not effect my opinions in any way.

Oh, Wild Hearts. I did have high hopes for you, really I did. Vivian Wood is quite a writer, but the entire premise of Wild Hearts felt familiar and lackluster to me and I just couldn't finish it. There was just a lack of connection for me, personally, as I was reading Wild Hearts. I didn't feel much towards the characters beyond frustration.

And I have to admit that I may just biased when it comes to my personal preferences. Maybe I've reached my quota of Wild Hearts-esque romances where the male lead is a totally dull prick of a human being; typically, the women of the story can save the romantic elements of the genre but in the case of Wild Hearts I felt underwhelmed and put-off by both of the leads.

By the time I reached the halfway portion of the novel, I felt two major things (1) Everything was at a standstill and nothing new. There was just something that lacked that quality of heart and soul that I need to continue. (2) Vivian Wood's overall image of who these characters were, and what their felt for one another, was just not my cup of tea.




Despite her lush tone and ever-present tension, there was just a disconnect between me and the story that I couldn't get over. Which is when I realized, "Hey. This isn't a horrible book, but it's not working for me."

And I put it down.

And contemplated: "Should I give it another go?"

I didn't.

Does this mean you shouldn't give it a go? Absolutely not. I firmly believe taste is subjective and in all honest, Vivian Wood is more hit than miss. Wild Hearts just was a massive miss for me. That doesn't mean it will be for you!

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