ARC Review: To Tame a Wild Heart (Zyne Legacy #1) by Gwen Mitchell (Tour)

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To Tame a Wild Heart Book Cover To Tame a Wild Heart
Zyne Legacy #1
Gwen Mitchell
New Adult - Romance - Urban Fantasy
June 21st 2017
ARC Review Copy


Audrey Taylor has carved a living out of society’s fringes using her supernatural abilities and street smarts. Freedom—sleeping beneath the open skies and under the radar—is all she’s ever needed. But when an ancient council of witches discovers her powers, Audrey must submit to their training or be stripped of her gifts and her memory. Audrey knows better than to trust anyone, and she’s never worked well with others, so it’s just her luck to be assigned a withdrawn and irritable falconer as her mentor. Even more disturbing is her desire to tear through his brooding façade and bare the man beneath when she should be focused on escape.

Corvin Wright values the solace of his duties and only finds peace among the birds entrusted to his keeping. But the council no longer sees a use for his unique gifts, and his sanctuary is in danger unless he can earn his place by babysitting a fledgling witch. The task becomes daunting when his apprentice turns out to be wilder and more broken than any creature he’s ever cared for. Her fiery spirit and dangerous beauty challenge every ideal of the life he’s built. As Audrey wrestles with her captivity and the bonds of responsibility laid upon her, Corvin must find a way to tame her wild heart before she breaks his.


This is my first experience with Gwen Mitchell. I had a delightful time diving into her Zyne Legacy. It was different and unique. 

To Tame a Wild Heart is book one in the Zyne Legacy series. It’s a fast-paced adventure into a witchy world. 

Empathic powers, evil sorcerers, animal characters, and witches are just a few of the things we are treated too. I enjoyed both Corvin and Audrey. We get to learn about their past and their magic. As for their romance it was sweet. I really loved Corvin. He understands Audrey, that she is as wild as the animals her cares for, and so he knows how to win her over. Their where also several secondary characters to enjoy and the plot was fascinating. We learn of the dangers in their world; both from mundane and the magical beings. As for the witch society I’m not sure how I feel about it, yet. I need more time in this world to fully decided. 

As I was reading I did have some questions pop up and they did get answered, but I also had more questions by the end that where left un-answered. 

To Tame a Wild Heart was a satisfying read and I’m curious to read on. 

Rated: 3.5 Stars

*Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy provided by Gwen Mitchell via Xpresso Book Tours with the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own.

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Challenge(s): New To Me (Author/Series) | Pick Your Genre (PNR/UF) | New Release (2017)

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Gwen lives a life of romance and adventure with her very own hero in Seattle. She’s a nature lover, science geek, and kitchen witch, with a nose for well-aged tequila and a pin-up fashion obsession. When not hiking to hidden waterfalls, taking in a burlesque show, or otherwise cavorting through the Emerald City, Gwen can be found in her favorite cozy chair brewing tales of magic, murder, and romance. 

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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

32 comments on “ARC Review: To Tame a Wild Heart (Zyne Legacy #1) by Gwen Mitchell (Tour)

  1. I would like to give thanks for all your really great writings. I wish the best in keeping up the good work in the future.

  2. I love all things witchy.

  3. This sounds like an awesome story! Thanks for sharing your review.

  4. Great review =D Thank you

  5. great review it sounds like an interesting book, thanks

    • Glad you enjoyed my review. Thank’s Wendy for stopping in.

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  7. Great review and thanks for the intro to Gwen and her work. I am now a fan.

  8. The book sounds really interesting, and maybe a little spooky.

    • It is interesting. Such a verity of powers, characters, and more.

  9. I can certainly relate to wanting to remain untamed. Lovely cover.
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    • Yes it’s something most of use can relate too. I had fun with this read.

  10. it’s always so great when we have something different!

    • Yes it is!

  11. Thank you so much for the tour stop and thoughtful review, Angela! I’m so glad you liked it. 🙂

    • It was my pleasure! ^_^

  12. This sounds good, thank you for the giveaway!
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    • Good luck in the giveaway. Glad you stopped in to check out To Tame a Wild Heart!

  13. Great review! Shared on my socials!

    • Thank you Kathy. Glad you enjoyed my review.

  14. Thanks for hosting today, Angela! This sounds like a fun read! 🙂

    • You are welcome, Giselle. It’s an interesting read and I’m curious to fin out more. Thank’s for stopping in.

  15. Looking forward to reading it!

    • Hope you enjoy!

  16. Angela, book 1 in a new series sometimes has that effect on me too. Hopefully if you read further you will get your answers. I like the witchy world premise though. Thanks

    • Book 1 are sometimes hard. Theirs a lot the author has to introduce. I enjoyed and I’m curious to read on and find out more. Thank’s for stopping in. ^_^

  17. This book sounds great! thanks 🙂

    • Thank’s for stopping by.

  18. I hope that your unanswered questions will be answered in later books. This sounds like something I will like. I grabbed that freebie (thanks for pointing it out). Great review.
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    • Who doesn’t like a freebie book? I liked this one and of course first books are always a little hard. Their is so much for the author to introduce to the reader. I’m hoping to get my questions answered and looking forward to checking out the next book when it comes. Thank’s for stopping in Melanie.

  19. Great blog post. I always like reading reviews- really aids in picking my next book. Thank you!

    • Liz, thank you for stopping in. I’m happy to share my thoughts and help you find new authors or books to try out.