Take one shy preacher’s daughter who just wants to marry and settle down. Add one hunky bad boy fireman. Watch the sparks fly…
New Adult romances are touch and go for me. On one hand, it’s kind of fun to relive that first love, the novelty of all those wonderful firsts. On the other hand, the New Adult genre is full of angst which causes that “been there, done that, got the t-shirt” reaction for me.
I did enjoy Some Like it Wild. It was a light, fun, and quick read.
I liked the two main characters. Laney led such a sheltered life and I loved watching her grow and mature. Laney’s back in town after breaking off her engagement to longtime boyfriend Shane after she caught him cheating with her best friend. Jake is back in town after the death of his father. All his life, Jake has been treated as the bad boy, though we’re not really told why. Jake believes he is unlovable and therefore avoids any kind of relationship. The two meet when Laney is sent to evaluate the market value of Jake’s father’s estate. The two are attracted to each other.
It must be hard to be the preacher’s daughter. So many expectations. Breaking off an engagement is unheard of in Laney’s family and they begin to meddle in her affairs. It doesn’t help that they absolutely love Shane and despise Jake and are unaware of the circumstances of Laney’s breakup. To make matters worse, Shane is a master manipulator. Jake shows Laney a whole new life. He shows her how to be adventurous, how to take chances, and to try new things. They share some wonderful moments together and fall in love. At the same time Laney grows and matures and is able to stand up to her overbearing father.
Some Like it Wild was an enjoyable read for me. My review copy also contained Wild Child, which takes place between the first and second book and is the story of Jake’s sister Jenna and her romantic interest Rusty. Note that while Some Like it Wild is the second book in the series it can be read as a stand-alone book. You will want to go back and read the other books in the series.
Thank you to NetGalley and Penguin Group Berkley for a review copy of this book.
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