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If Wishes Were Horses by [Violet, Silvia]
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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.

About the Author

Silvia Violet writes erotic romance and erotica in a variety of genres including sci fi, paranormal and historical. She can be found haunting coffee shops looking for the darkest, strongest cup of coffee she can find. Once equipped with the needed fuel, she can happily sit for hours pounding away at her laptop. Silvia typically leaves home disguised as a suburban stay-at-home-mom, and other coffee shop patrons tend to ask her hilarious questions like "Do you write children's books?" She loves watching the looks on their faces when they learn what she's actually up to. When not writing, Silvia enjoys baking delicious desserts, exploring new styles of cooking, and reading children's books to her wickedly smart offspring. Get to know Silvia better by visiting her website silviaviolet.com/blog, finding her on Facebook facebook.com/silvia.violet or sending her an email at silviaviolet@gmail.com.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 720 KB
  • Print Length: 317 pages
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  • Publisher: Silvia Violet Books (May 13 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9b6cf498) out of 5 stars 22 reviews
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9b6e4f48) out of 5 stars Want me some Kandy May 16 2014
By Mary - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
OK just breath... In... Out... In... Out.... Oh wow.. It has been my distinct pleasure to be teased unmercifully about this book. And I mean unrelentingly, without mercy and without a Safeword. And let me tell you it was sooooooo worth it. Silvia Violet has given us two beautiful and damaged men, both dealing with things that they should never have had to.
Ken and Andy are just to die for... Both alpha men but both willing to let go but only for the right person. And in each other they find what they each need. I loved the fact that firstly they both knew what they wanted in a man even if it wasn't what they had previously let out to the world. I know men like this, in fact I know women like this. Desire can happen that quick, feelings especially intense ones in an intense situation can come that fast. Not everyone needs or wants a long drawn out courtship and that includes a book couple.. (And the people that read them).
I think the story flowed so beautifully, we the reader given an introduction and insight into their backstory and then ... Off we go.... Straight into these mens lives. I loved the responses these two had to each other and I loved the support characters Rusty, Sam, Renata and Gomez and how they supported not only their friends but the advancement of the story. I also loved the fact that the story did not get in the way of our enjoyment of these two men. Yes there was a storyline that had Andy coming to the ranch and yes it developed the tension within the story, but the "Kandy" relationship was the hero of the book.
The sex was out of this world hot hot hot... I think I melted and my reader melted and everything around me melted. If you like your men rough and dominating and fighting their surrender then this is a book for you. Silvia really knows how to make you pant and those boys just heat up the pages until you just want more... just get it, read it, love it... I did...
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9b6e4f9c) out of 5 stars If wishes were horses June 20 2014
By Christy Duke - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
3.5 Stars ~ Beginning a relationship, any kind of relationship be it friends, family, lovers, or employer and employee, based on a significant amount of distrust on both parts, never ends well. How could it? Trust is an integral part of any relationship that goes beyond acquaintances. 'If Wishes Were Horses' by Silvia Violet does more than its fair share of tearing back the covers and revealing the horrors that can occur when trust is no longer valued and appreciated, and instead is treated as a commodity in a game of ruthlessness. This is the terrain and the backdrop which Ken and Andy find themselves mired in, and it provides a deadly game of cat and mouse.

Ken's very wealthy and pretentious family just disinherited him for daring to sell his own company to someone outside the family. The fact that Ken is going to buy and run a horse breeding ranch is just the cherry on top of his disgrace in the family's eyes. Andy is a burnt out, half sane, undercover cop who has convinced those in power that he's the right man for the job to investigate a drug smuggling operation that ties back to Ken's ranch. Two more disparate men probably can't be found, but the heat these two ignite just being in the same room together is combustible. It doesn't take them long to act on it which causes a whole lot of problems for them both, as Ken isn't convinced that Andy's "resume" is exactly accurate as a ranch hand. Of course, it's not as easy as simple lust between Ken and Andy, and the emotions developing are even more dangerous.

There is quite a bit of action and intrigue in this book, although there were moments when I almost felt as if it dragged on too long. The unveiling of who the bad guy is was not a revelation to me and I was a little disappointed in that. The love story between Ken and Andy was very hot, but, much of it almost seemed contrived. Overall, it's an enjoyable story, and if you like cowboys, wealthy men, and cops then this might be for you.

NOTE: This book was provided by the author for the purpose of a review on Rainbow Book Reviews
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9b6e63f0) out of 5 stars I Want Kandy! May 20 2014
By Will Parkinson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
Silvia Violet has a knack for making characters who are strong in many ways, but also damaged in others. I'd like you to meet Ken and Andy. Both powerful men - one a billionaire, one a cop - who each carries their own baggage which continues to affect them throughout the story.

I'm not going to delve into their psyches because it would spoil some of the plot points, but money can't buy happiness and we can never run so fast as to outpace our memory.

The sex in this book is INCREDIBLY hot. The first sex scene was among the best I've ever read.

If you're a lover of Silvia Violet, alpha men, or problems that come back to bite you in the ass, I can't recommend If Wishes Were Horses strongly enough.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9b6e67b0) out of 5 stars Wished for more, or maybe less May 31 2014
By Annie Allen - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
The premise for this book is easily a draw and the author has a wonderful ability to create memorable and engaging characters. My problem with it is the over the top angst the characters seem to wallow in against type. The nephew is the only one I would have expected that behaviour from and yet he surprisingly mature. Still I enjoyed the story.
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
By Alan Arthur Katz - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
I really wanted to like this book. I loved the premise - a young billionaire escaping his family and the soulless responsibilities of big money, buys a ranch. Another damaged young man, Andy, is an undercover cop looking for the drug dealers who murdered the man he slept with on his last assignment - and the ranch is his target. The potential for fireworks drew my interest, right off the bat.

But I didn't like the book, at all. In fact, I returned it for a refund. I am giving it two stars only because the author seems to have a good amount of talent and promise, but I just couldn't continue after reading approximately 135 pages. And for me, that's highly unusual. I normally complete even dreadful novels in the hope that they redeem themselves through some miraculous insight or writing in the latter part of the book. In the case of "If Wishes Were Horses", my level of annoyance overwhelmed any hope I might have had of any kind of redeeming virtue.

There were two issues that kept me from liking this book.

The first is its endless absorption with dominance and submission, despite that fact that this was NOT a BDSM book. So many really good female authors simply nail male same-sex relationships. I don't know how they do it, but they seem to "get" gay men together, and assiduously avoid turning them into negative female fantasies. Not so for Ms. Violet.

In this book, the two men are constantly vying for dominance over the other - despite the fact that both want to top and bottom. Her idea of foreplay just turned me off completely. One character rhapsodizes about how he'd like to punch the sh*t out of the other before taking him, against his will. The first sex scene was appalling (despite the fact that a number of reviewers here found it "hawt", which astonishes me). What kind of foreplay is it to slam your lover's head against a hardwood floor until he sees stars???? That's not foreplay, that's abuse and assault. There's nothing sexy about that criminal act. Nothing at all. In fact, I found it repugnant.

I'm a gay man, and I'm not at all uncomfortable with a certain amount of kink - I can, in fact, get off on it. I'm hardly a prude. But slamming someone's head into the floor as an act of love and lust? What was the author thinking? She characterizes gay male sex as mindless brutal violence. Perhaps that is her fantasy, but it certainly isn't mine, or that of any sane gay man I know.

The second problem was the execrable editing. Though this book is not riddled with spelling and grammar errors (like some I have read in this genre), there are enough that it distracts from the reading experience. She repeatedly repeats phrases, such as "he needed he needed to....". What's up with that? Sometimes misspellings confuse the hell out of the text - "this is what he's going to to" (I assume she meant "to do", but that's not what she wrote).

But then she makes the unforgivable editing error, the one there's no coming back from. She forgot the name of her character. In a paragraph describing Andy's actions, she says something along the lines of "Ken walked down the hall past Ken's door on the right..." How can Ken walk down the hall to Ken's door, especially when it was Andy doing the walking?

It is very rare that I lose patience with a novel. I love books, I love good writing, and I love the M/M Gay Romance genre. Sadly, this book doesn't meet even my most basic criteria for excelling at any of them.

In all good conscience, I cannot recommend it.