Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Blog Tour: Wild Child (The Wild Ones #1.5) by: M. Leighton (Review and Giveaway)

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Wild Child by M. Leighton hosted by Inkslinger PR. I absolutely adore this series and this author and was so excited to be a part of it. You can check out the rest of the stops on the tour here.

Release Date: October 22. 2013
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Source: I received a copy of this book as a part of the blog tour in exchange for a fair and honest review.
"Jenna Theopolis has always known what she wanted. Getting out of her small hometown of Greenfield was number one on her list of priorities. Until she met Rusty Catron.

Rusty’s fun-loving personality was the perfect match for Jenna’s inner wild child. But what started off as a summer fling quickly turns into something more. At least it does for Jenna.

Rusty has lived with the ghost of his father’s abandonment since he was a child, but now he’s beginning to feel the crippling effects of his scars. He wants to trust in Jenna, but deep down he doesn’t believe someone so wild and free can ever be tamed.

But tragedy strikes, pushing Jenna out of Greenfield and leaving Rusty with a choice to make—face his inner demons or lose the love of his life. Forever."

My Thoughts:

Communication is key! That is the lesson we should all take away from Wild Child. Oh these two! This was such a lovely lovely novella. Rusty and Jenna clearly love each other however both have a hard time communicating that to one another. Each has their own idea of their relationship and speaking up would have helped clear a few things up. I absolutely loved Jenna and Rusty’s story and after waiting what feels like forever for this book, I was not at all disappointed!

Despite this being a novella, it still packs the punch of a full length novel. I connected with the characters and felt for them. I rooted for them from page one and my heart broke for them over and over. The book made me cry not once, but twice. That is not an easy thing to do, especially over the relatively short span of a novella. 

Rusty was oh so swoony and I easily fell in love with him. Jenna was so snarky and fun and well, wild. She is most certainly a wild child, but in a good way. These two together are so much fun and they balance each other so well. They make a fantastic couple. And I need to take a second to appreciate the costume party scene. The chemistry between those two leaped off the pages but in that scene it didn’t just leap but flew! 

Of course we get to see Trick and Cami again and that made me flail like a whacked out muppet baby. I loved what we saw of them. Trick managed to make me swoon and cry even as a secondary character. Trick remains my very favorite M. Leighton guy. I honestly doubt there will come a day when he gets beat out and if he does, well then that new guy must be something special.

Wild Child is a fantastic addition to The Wild Ones series and was worth the wait. Rusty and Jenna make for an awesome read and oh yeah, it is super steamy too. Definitely one to add to your “must read” list.


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About The Author:

M. Leighton is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Wild Ones and The Bad Boys romance trilogies. She is a native of Ohio, relocated to the warmer climates of the South, where she lets her mind wander to romantic settings with sexy Southern guys much like the one she married and the ones you'll find in her latest books. When her thoughts aren't roaming in that direction, she'll be riding horses, swimming in ponds and experiencing life on a ranch, all without leaving the cozy comfort of her office.
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  1. I gave up on this series after the first book. Simply it wasn't for me. Still I'm glad you enjoyed this one and I hope you'll enjoy the rest of the series. Great review :)

  2. You make me want to read this book TODAY. TODAY, I SAY! Oh, man, when that communication isn't there, it leads to all sorts of tomfoolery! I love that this one is a novella, and I can't wait to meet these characters! Great review, wifey! <3

  3. I love when a novella is as amazing as a full novel! I definitely have to get this one! I need to get back into this series sooooo bad! *bad bad Magen* I will, I swear!!

    Great review my friend *HUGS*

  4. I can't choose a favorite team yet, because I haven't read this series yet, but I sure plan to! Great Review Teresa! I love characters that leading ladies that are snarky, and leading men that are swoon-worthy!!! This sounds like a great novella, and I can't wait to read about Rusty and Jenna!

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

  5. Oh boy, I really, really loved this one. Rusty and Jenna were so awesome in The Wild Ones, and I love them even more now. Great review!

  6. Great review! I loved the Down to You series so I really need to check this one out. M. Leighton is a great writer. I am so glad you were able to connect with the characters and find depth despite it being a novella. Sometimes that is hard to do.

    1. I loved Down To You as well but this is deff my favorite of hers... its just so good!

  7. Eeep! I'm so excited to read these books! I love that you got me hooked on the Bad Boys, so I know I'll love these too!

  8. I loved first book - Trick is one of my favorite fictional boys.:)
    Great review.

    Glass @ Way Too Hot Books

  9. I love that you flailed like a whacked out muppet baby! LOL I'm so glad Wild Child didn't disappoint, Teresa. I love Trick and Cami and I'm looking forward to Rusty and Jenna's story. Fantastic review!

    1. Hahaha I really did flail, it was kinda weird, but totes necessary lol


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