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The One (The Wilde Brothers Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Lorhainne Eckhart
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Book Description

You never know when you'll suddenly meet The One!

“Showing strength but vulnerabilities in characters is not easy to do well, but Ms Eckhart does it exceedingly well.” Reviewer, BJ Norton

Margaret is a failed surgeon who is running from her past. Enter Joe Wilde a handsome father of a troubled fourteen year old boy, Ryan. Rich with a western flavor, high drama and romance that satisfies, this book is a definite winner. – Kelsey Tanner, Amazon Reviewer

Once again Lorhainne has captured me in her writings. A wonderful book, just like the books about the Friessen men. This series is going to be just as good. Amazon Review, Petra


In THE ONE, Margaret Gordon was once a prominent Seattle surgeon, until a slip of the knife leaves a young boy without a future. Margaret is fired and returns to her hometown, the perfect spot to hide out from everyone and to lick her wounds, with no one around but her horse.

Margaret never considered herself a horse person. In truth, she understands horses better than people. And when the now-widowed Joe Wilde drives in one morning with a teenage boy and a horse with a problem, Margaret turns into that klutzy teenage misfit that silently carried a torch for Joe all through school. But when smooth-talking Joe convinces Margaret into working with the temperamental horse, she grows closer to his son Ryan, and soon learns the horse’s issues have more to do with father and son, and Ryan’s anxiety over the fact his father is now dating a woman who is only interested in the sexy Joe Wilde, and not his misfit of a son.

The only problem is that Ryan wants Margaret to be his mother, so he takes matters into his own hands putting Margaret in his father’s path, every chance he gets. Even though sparks fly and sizzle between them Joe believes Margaret has despised him all his life, and decides all his rebellious son needs is a mother. But when Joe proposes marriage to the wrong woman, his son takes off with a backpack and a feisty horse, into the Backcountry.

Except to Joe’s surprise, it’s Margaret who saddles up her horse, and heads off alone with him in over a hundred of miles of wilderness in a race against time and the elements to find his son. And with his son's life in jeopardy will that be enough for Joe and Margaret to put aside their differences and realize that the other is, The One?


THE WILDE BROTHERS:
The One (Joe & Margaret)
The Honeymoon, A Wilde Brothers Short
Friendly Fire (Logan & Julia)
Not Quite Married, A Wilde Brothers Short
A Matter of Trust (Ben & Carrie)
The Reckoning, A Wilde Brothers Christmas

THE OUTSIDER SERIES:
The Forgotten Child (Brad & Emily)
A Baby And A Wedding (An Outsider Series Short)
Fallen Hero (Andy, Jed & Diana)
The Search (An Outsider Series Short)
The Awakening (Andy & Laura)
Secrets (Jed & Diana)
Runaway(Andy & Laura)
Overdue (An Outsider Series Short)
The Unexpected Storm (Neil & Candy)
The Wedding (Neil & Candy)
Or grab The Outsider Series: The Complete Omnibus Collection which includes all the books and short stories in this in this romantic saga.

THE FRIESSENS: A NEW BEGINNING:
The Deadline (Andy & Laura)
The Price to Love (Neil & Candy)
A Different Kind of Love (Brad & Emily)
A Vow of Love, A Friessen Family Christmas

WALK THE RIGHT ROAD SERIES:
The Choice
Lost And Found
Merkaba
Bounty
Blown Away, The Final Chapter
Or grab Walk the Right Road: The Complete Collection, which includes all the books in this sizzling suspense series.

THE SAVED SERIES:
Saved
Vanished
Captured



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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2937 KB
  • Print Length: 160 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00HI3MSV6
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #95,724 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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USA Today bestselling author Lorhainne Eckhart's books have been described as Longmire meets old-school Dallas, and she recently received the 2013 Readers' Favorite Award for Romantic Suspense for her title Lost and Found. With over thirty titles under her belt, she is frequently a Top 100 bestselling author in multiple genres, such as romance, western, and mystery/suspense. She has written multiple series, including The Outsider, Walk the Right Road, The Wilde Brothers, Saved, and her most recent addition, The Friessens: A New Beginning.

Lorhainne lives on sunny Salt Spring Island with her family, where she is working on her next novel.

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Every book I write has characters near and dear to my heart. The books I write are the ones I want to read, with characters I want to meet, (Okay maybe one or two I'd rather not), but with hero's to cheer for, and always love to hope for.


~ Lorhainne Eckhart


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Tear jerker 13 Feb. 2014
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A Great story line with lots of tension and lots of tears, but most importantly a happy ending. Look forward to the next book in the series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A really good book 2 Mar. 2014
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Thoroughly enjoyed, like the relationship between Margaret and Ryan - look forward to no 2 and learning more about Logan
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5.0 out of 5 stars The One(The Wilde Brothers) 3 May 2014
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A lovely story. I liked the way it started, not lovey dovey . A strong story.Well done to the Author.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant. 22 Mar. 2015
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As always excellent .
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars ✨ A compelling and stirring struggle through first impressions✨ 10 Jan. 2014
By Pormmom - Published on Amazon.com
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My rating: 3.5 of 5 ⭐️

A minuscule slip of a scalpel cost a young boy his memory and Margaret Gordon her career as successful neurosurgeon. Hiding out on her grandfather's old ranch where she spent a lot of her youth trying desperately to fit in somewhere, she remembers well the cruel teasing she was subjected to and wasn't ready to face the wagging tongues yet. Despite her attempts at keep a low profile, she is starting to make a bit of a name locally as a miracle worker with difficult horses.

That is how Joe Wilde finds her, looking for help with his son's unruly horse, the girl he remembers from his school days, who always seemed so aloof and above everyone else. She seems nervous around him which doesn't exactly improve his opinion of her, regardless of how attractive he thinks she is. His son and his horse have priority and Margaret is the last ditch effort before he will have to sell the horse.

Margaret reluctantly agrees to try and help the horse, taking a shine to Joe's son right away and that feeling seems mutual. In fact in the coming days, Ryan, Joe's son, does his best to get his father and Margaret together, in obvious hope of a connection. Joe, however, already had a mother figure in mind for Ryan, one that his son is not so happy with. Oblivious to his son's feelings, he asks the wrong woman to be his wife.

When Ryan finds this out he bolts, forcing Joe and Margaret, who has come to care a great deal about Ryan, to join forces in finding him in the vast wilderness. A quest that is enlightening in many ways and sets a clearer path for everyone. That is, if everyone gets out alive.

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A fast-paced story and well-written!!

Margaret, oh honey..... I feel for her. Such a horrible thing to have happen at your hands, knowing you can't undo it, and to have to carry that burden on your shoulders the rest of your life. Ugh! I found her sympathetic, albeit a tad on the awkward side when it came to Joe. It is almost as if she reverted to her 'teenage crush' behaviour. She was fabulous with his son, however..... As well with the horse. And when push came to shove, she stood up for herself and those she cared about without hesitation. That was what she had expected for herself as well and it was at least what she should have received.

I desperately wanted to like Joe.....but he is a bit of an ass.....really! He makes assumptions based on a snippet of a conversation he heard many years ago that he proceeded to build on based on a preconceived notion he already had that turned out to be incorrect. He also has a bit of an immature way of dealing with his son....a very poor case of parenting when I think of how he bullies and overtalks his son. Not very nice. Then the gossipping with his 'girlfriend' about Margaret's embarrassments in school? Sorry, that is not the behaviour of a mature man.
And then he turns on a dime and tells Margaret he loves her....... What??? Where was I???? I mean, I knew he was attracted to her, sure.....but since when does that develop into love with hardly any interaction? To say the least, I was a little confused about his turnaround.

But I have never based my rating of a book on whether or not I 'like' a character or not, I've always tried to base it on the quality of the story, the writing, on whether I feel connected and involved with the characters, whether in a positive or negative way, and on whether I can see some transformation in the protagonists. And I come away with a positive impression overall. I was definitely engaged, so much so that I became frustrated, angered, touched and saddened at different times during the reading of the book. I could also clearly see a deepening of both of the main characters and an undoubted growth. And finally the story was an intriguing one, both in terms of the history between Margaret and Joe and the mistaken impressions each were left with, and the different but equally devastating losses they each suffered to bring them to this point and back together.

✨ A compelling and stirring struggle through first impressions✨

**ARC provided in return for an honest review**
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars No, No, Nope... 17 Feb. 2014
By Mimi - Published on Amazon.com
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***SPOILERS***

I rarely write reviews, and I don't think I've ever written a bad one, but this book was not good. First off, the hero, if you could call him that was such a jerk in the book, he had nothing good about him. He was a bully, and mean spirited. He paraded women in front of his 13 year old son... slept with them while his son could hear and then intended to marry one of them because she was sexy. What a great guy.

The h was no better. She was weak, and gave in to him easily without any reason what so ever. He was never nice to her, not even when they were younger. He was a bully, and sleazy most of the time. His son runs away because he is tired of hearing his dad and his fiancé "making noises" in the next room. Then the first time the H/h slept together (while his son is missing by the way) he says "I'm sorry but don't act like you didn't want to be f***ed". WHAT A JERK!

Ugh! I get that there have to be obstacles, and I can even put up with jerks in books but they have to redeem themselves, this guy did not. There was even a part in the book where the H brother comes into town and you almost wish she took up with him, he seemed nicer. I've never wanted that in another book but this guy almost deserved it.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The one 8 Mar. 2014
By Penny Garrison - Published on Amazon.com
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I enjoyed this book.it was a,western and I like horses. Look forward to more of the brothers in future books. Some books everyone has a family that is unbelievable. In this book her mother is not nice at all. Things like that do happen. Why I liked the book. A delightfully read. Like her style the author I mean

Penny garrison
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hard Headed, But Bless Those Wilde Brothers 3 Sept. 2014
By Joyce - Published on Amazon.com
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This the first book of a series, and it's a good one. Widower Joe Wilde, his son Ryan, and soul damaged Margaret, weave a tangled web through the pages. Just when nothing is turning out right, a Wilde brother turns up and serves as a catalyst. Looking forward to the rest of the Wildes.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Real People Facing Life 12 Feb. 2014
By Ohio Granny - Published on Amazon.com
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Who is the one person every woman longs to connect with? Can a bratty childhood acquaintance ever grow up? When life throws a curve ball, where do you go, what do you do? Will you recognize the pathway when a new direction presents itself? Two people find unexpected answers to those life altering questions when the are brought together in a search for a lost child.
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