If Wishes Were Horses by Silvia Violet ~ Review by Caroline

21899380Title: If Wishes Were Horses

Author: Silvia Violet

My Rating: 4.75 of 5 stars

From the Publisher:

Kenneth Carver had everything growing up except warmth and acceptance. When protecting his family’s name became more than he could bear, he came out as gay, sold his company, and bought a horse ranch.

Andrew Wofford’s last undercover assignment nearly cost him his sanity. Now he has another chance of catching the drug runner who killed one of his informants and then escaped, but gruesome flashbacks threaten his ability to function in the field.

Andy’s latest investigation sends him to Ken’s ranch where he poses as a ranch hand. Ken is a prime suspect, but Andy refuses to believe Ken is guilty, in part because Andy is falling for him. Ken knows Andy isn’t who he seems, but he can’t bring himself to push the man away. When Ken hears rumors that someone is using his land to move drugs out of the city, he worries that it’s Andy. Neither man can trust the other even though that’s exactly what their hearts tell them to do.

My View


This is the story of two damaged men. The damage comes from their pasts, is for very different reasons, but both are trying to move on. For Kenneth this is working but for Andrew not so much.

Kenneth Carver grew up in luxury. He had everything a boy could want except for the love of his parents. All that matters in the Carver household is business and wealth. In an act of rebellion he sells the company he started up, comes out as a gay man, then leaves and buys a ranch.

Andrew Wofford was once a brilliant police officer. His last undercover job nearly killed him and his sanity has been questionable ever since. His informant who was also his lover was killed, the drug dealers escaped, and his life has been filled with debilitating flashbacks ever since.

When the same drug dealer resurfaces seemingly using a horse ranch for buyers Andrew begs the FBI to let him go back undercover. Intent on justice and revenge he heads to the ranch and meets his boss, the formidable and very sexy Kenneth Carver.

The spark between these two men was jumping off the page as soon as they met. The question was never ‘if’ but ‘when’. The dancing around each other only last a couple of days before they are lip locked in the barn and starting a very dangerous game.

Andy is pretty sure Ken has no involvement in the drug running. The more he investigates the more frequent his flashbacks. The more confused and frustrated he becomes the more he craves Ken. He wants to dominate the debonair man.  When they finally get it together it is hot, violent and exactly what each man needs.

There is such strong attraction and lust that neither man can stop it. Ken is pretty sure that Andy has lied about his past but can’t work out what he is missing. Andy hates lying to Ken and is pretty sure when the operation is over the man won’t be able to forgive him.

When one mans past collides with another mans future all bets are off.  All they can try to do is survive and get out alive. With so much deceit will there be forgiveness. This is a real page turner that you will not be able to put down. I wonder whether we will ever hear about Rusty?

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I would like to thank Silvia Violet for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.


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