Sunday, August 19, 2018

Book and Audio Review - Indiana Wild (Spirit Pass, Book 1) by S E Smith

Title: Indiana Wild - Spirit Pass Book 1
Author: S E Smith
Genre: Romance, Western, Time Travel
Publisher: Montana Publishing
Release Date: April 24, 2013

About the Book:

Sexy hot, full of action and adventure, Western romance filled with characters you fall in love with--what more can a reader ask for?! Maybe a modern day western with a touch of time travel? Spirit Pass brings to life heroines who are strong, smart, and innovative and heroes who are pure alpha with the heart of the untamed west running through their blood.
With over 1 million books sold world-wide, it is no wonder that readers say they reread my stories over and over again and always discover something new! Check out the Spirit Pass series and discover that not all westerns are the same! 

Book 1: Indiana Wild
Indiana Wild is as wild as the Montana ranch she was raised on. The youngest of four children, she was a delightful surprise for her older parents. She spends her time training horses and cow dogs and loving the freedom of the wide-open spaces. But when her grandfather dies, she discovers that her older brothers have different plans for the ranch she calls home -- and for Indiana herself. 

Indiana's oldest brother is determined to tame her and bring her to live with him in Los Angeles, where he can keep an eye on her and the money she is inheriting. He believes that with a little taming, he can control his little sister's wild spirit and find her a husband who can manage her. 

Furious with the court order giving her older brother guardianship over her, Indiana turns to the only place she feels at home: the wide-open spaces of Montana. She is determined to avoid her controlling brothers and their greed, even if it means hiding from them until they give up. An unexpected trip through Spirit Pass takes Indiana further than she ever expected by almost 150 years. 

Jonathan Tucker is as tough as they come. He and his twin brother have cut a successful horse and cattle ranch in the harsh Montana territory. When cattle rustlers try to steal his cattle and shoot one of his men, he is grateful to the young boy named Indy who comes to the rescue, even if the boy does have an attitude. The last thing he expects is to find that the ''boy'' is in fact an independent, freethinking, stubborn female who's not afraid to voice her opinion. She is as wild as the untamed land around them, and he is determined to make her his wife. 

When Indiana is taken from him, Jonathan will do whatever it takes to bring his Indiana Wild home for good, even if it means following her into the future.
Buy Links: Amazon 

My Review:

Indiana Wild was an awesome surprise to me. When I purchased this audio book (Yes, I actually bought this one!), I didn't notice that it involved time travel. I thought it was going to be just a regular western romance with a hot cowboy.  Not that there is anything wrong with just reading about a hot cowboy! But this was so much more. When hints were thrown in about Spirit Pass and then the way the cowpokes reacted to Indy's clothing, I was smiling from ear to ear.  Of course there was some type paranormal aspect to this book!  It was written by S E Smith!  And I loved it!

S E Smith created fabulous characters with strong personalities, lots of humor, a bit of drama and a whole lot of hot romance. Jonathan was mesmerized by Indy from the moment he first saw her. And it wasn't just her beauty that had him tied up in knots. He had never met a woman like her! He not only wanted her, he wanted to protect her reputation. In his world, a woman couldn't be left alone with men out on the range or anywhere else without a chaperone, or her name would be forever blemished. Then there was Indy.  Indy was a strong, modern, independent, snarky and fully capable woman who melted into Jonathan's arms the moment he kissed her. There was no way Jonathan was sharing her with anyone!

There were so many fantastic, charismatic characters in this book.  I can't wait to read Book 2 of the Spirit Pass series to find out more about them.

Oh. By the way. You may not want to listen to this audio book while driving. I totally forgot to stop at the paint store on the way home because I was so engrossed in the story. Did I run a red light? Then I started wondering what would happen if I got into an accident and my audio was still playing when the police showed up. Would the officer and any bystanders hear the hot sex scene that totally distracted me? Would that be in the police report and would the judge read it out loud in court?  Hmmm

My Rating:

About the Author:
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~The true magic of a story is one that gives you the power to believe that you are in control of your destiny. ~ S.E. Smith

The biggest responses from readers are how much they enjoy rereading my stories and the connection they have with the characters. Family, friends, loyalty, and true romance wrapped in vivid, believable worlds create stories you can connect with and leave you feeling empowered! If you are looking for a new type of reading experience, step into the Worlds of S.E. Smith and discover the magic!

S.E. Smith is a New York Times, USA TODAY, International and Award-winning Bestselling author of Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Western Time Travel, and Paranormal Romance. Her addictive story lines bring action, adventure, and suspense-filled tales mixed with humor and romance to readers around the world. 

She has also written emotionally charged, action-packed stories for Young Adults and children that will take them on a journey they will never forget. Her stories cross a variety of genres and she is proud to share these amazing adventures with readers. 

S.E. Smith Awards

New York Times Bestselling Author
USA TODAY Bestselling Author
International and Award winning Bestselling Author
2017 Library Journal Best Book Top 5 Pick
2016/2017 Wishing Shelf Book Award Winner and Finalist for Young Adult
2016 Library Journal Best Book Top 5 Pick
2016 SFR Galaxy Award Winner for Best Antho and Best Menagerie Scifi 
2014 & 2015 RomCon Reader Crown Award Winner
Indie Reader Top 10 Author
2014 International TKH Science Fiction Writer of the Year Award Winner
2014 SFR Galaxy Award Winner Best New SFR Series
2014 IRC Nominated Best Author

Author's Note: For those who wonder, I did not write "Phoenix". I hope this doesn't cause too much confusion! Thank you, (the other)~S.E. Smith~

If you would like to meet S.E. Smith in person, she will be signing books as a Featured Author at Coastal Magic Convention in Daytona Beach in February/March 2019.  For more information, go to


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