I lost a huge piece of myself the day my husband was killed in action.
In the months that followed, I felt like my grief would swallow me whole.
My only solace was my daughter, whose bright light guided me through the darkest of times.

I never wanted to meet someone else.
I vowed to never fall in love again, especially with a marine.

It was supposed to be no strings attached and for a while it was.
But Weston Reeves’s grumpy soul called to my tortured one.
Maybe it was the midnight rides on his bike or the way that only I could make him smile.
He lit me up, set my body afire, and for the first time in five years made me feel alive.

Our relationship was probably the worst gamble I’d ever taken.
But my stupid, wild heart needed him, even if our love was destined to burn me to ashes.


About the Author

USA Today bestselling author Amie Knight has been a reader for as long as she could remember and a romance lover since she could get her hands on her momma’s books. She’s a dedicated wife and mother with a deep love of music, makeup, and house plants.

When she isn’t reading and writing, you can catch her jamming out in the car with her two kids and husband to ’90s R&B, country, and showtunes. Amie draws inspiration from her childhood in Columbia, South Carolina, and can’t imagine living anywhere other than the South.


I really enjoyed this book as it caught me by surprise. This is my first read from Amie Knight and even though it’s the fourth book in the Heart series, I didn’t feel as I missed much from the first three novels.

A Wild Heart is a wonderful story unfolding a blossoming romance between Emily and Weston. Emily is utterly devastated when her military husband dies in action and she has to keep up the pieces and move on with her life, while also being a single mother. Weston walks into her life at a time when she wanted to feel alive, leading to a night of sparked passion. I will say this story is emotionally challenging given the strong subject matter of military deaths so it pulled on my heartstrings. The banter between Weston and Emily made up for the emotional aspect which brought a lighter feel to the story. Overall I enjoyed it and will gladly read the first three novels of the series.