Monday, February 24, 2014

Blog Tour: Some Like It Wild (The Wild Ones #2) by: M. Leighton (Review and Giveaway)

Release Date: March 4, 2014 from Berkley
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Source: I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.
"First was The Wild Ones. Now, the next book in M. Leighton's Wild Ones series...

How far will a good girl go for the bad boy she loves?

Laney Holt is a preacher’s daughter. A good girl. Her only goal was to get married, have babies, and live happily ever after, just like her parents. Only that didn’t happen. The two people closest to her betrayed her, and Laney’s dreams came crashing down. Now she’s left with an empty space she doesn’t know how to fill. Until she meets Jake Theopolis, a daredevil with a death wish who has heartbreaker written all over him.

Jake has no interest in thinking beyond the here and now. All he wants out of life is the next rush, the next “feel-good” thing to keep his mind off the pain of his past. His latest rush? Showing Laney there’s more to life than being a good girl—and that going bad can be so much fun. Her only concern now is how she can ever hope to satisfy the wild side of a boy like Jake. She’s looking forward to trying. And so is Jake."


My Thoughts:

I have read quite a few of Michelle’s books now and I can easily say that this is my favorite of her series. I love them all, but there is just something really special about this series for me. I love the setting and the characters; the story is engaging and addictive and you can’t forget the steamy moments. I can always count on Michelle to deliver a great read. 

Laney is a good girl through and through, nothing less is acceptable of the preacher’s daughter. She has lived a very sheltered life and always thought she knew what she wanted. When something happens to make her question everything she thought she knew, Laney is ready for a change and ready to be a bit daring. What I liked about Laney is that she is relatable. Everyone has had a time where they just didn’t know who they were and had to figure that out and that is exactly what we get to see Laney do. 

Jake is a bad boy through and through and he has earned that reputation. Jake is unapologetic and what you see is what you get. He lives life the way he wants and doesn’t care what others think. He is also absolutely adorable and charming and that makes him so easy to love. He made me laugh on numerous occasions and that is one of my favorite traits. However, Jake is the way he is for a reason and well it broke my heart. Oh did I mention Jake is a firefighter? 

Now I know what you are probably thinking; another good girl and bad boy story? And I’ll be honest, yes that is exactly what you get. But there is also a reason this trope has lasted so long because when it is done right it works and Michelle does it right! I for one never get tired of a bad boy. But what I love about Jake is that he never takes it to a “bad” level I am uncomfortable with. He is still a good person, just with a bit of a reckless streak. I loved watching him get Laney to open up and I loved watching Laney make Jake see that love isn’t a bad thing. 

The chemistry between Jake and Laney is amazing. Those two just clicked and worked well together. They balanced each other perfectly and the chemistry between them led to some very steamy moments. But while the steamy scenes were wonderful they didn’t overshadow the story. The most important aspect was always their relationship and their character growth first and foremost, the steam was just another factor. It was the perfect balance and I love that they story wasn’t overtake by the schmexy. 

I have to take a second to mention Jenna because I loved seeing her again! Girl always cracks me up. Even though we don’t see much of her, what we did see made me laugh out loud! I also liked meeting Jet, the hero of the next book in the series. I can tell already that we are going to get along wonderfully. I’ve been looking forward to meeting him since I saw that lovely tattoo on the cover of There’s Wild Then There’s You and damn I can’t wait much longer! 

Some Like It Wild was another great addition to The Wild Ones series. It was sassy, fun, sexy, sweet, addictive, and wild. And just to give you one more little push to read this one I will leave you with one word: marshmallows.

Giveaway:

-giveaway courtesy of the publisher
-giveaway is open to the US only
-one winner 
-must be 18 years of age to enter
-not responsible for lost or damaged items

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8 comments:

  1. This sounds so sweet! And the cover art is just gorgeous!

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  2. Great to hear this is one of the good girl and bad boys done right, its a storyline I love

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  3. EEP! " It was sassy, fun, sexy, sweet, addictive, and wild." I can't wait.

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  4. I'm so glad you loved this one, Teresa. It sounds like a treat! ;) I look forward to reading it myself.

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  5. I agree. Jake is a good bad boy. I'm so glad you enjoyed Some Like it Wild too, Teresa!

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  6. Laney and Jake sound like great characters! I like that Laney was relatable as she tried to fin her own path, and that even these two had great chemistry, it didn't overshadow the story! I love M. Leighton, and am so excited to read this series! I have no doubt that I will love it, as my fav bloggers (you included) love it so much! Excellent Review Teresa :)

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

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  7. Dang Teresa. I have already been wanting to start this series, but that review blew me away! I love how you said the good girl/bad boy has been done so much, but you're right. When it's done right, I love it! And I have no doubts Michelle rocks it, because she's freaking Michelle! LOL. I like the sound of both Laney and Jake! Definitely need to get to these this summer!

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  8. I'm positive you kept this spoiler free, but we know each other so well that I was afraid I'd read something into what you say... so I only skimmed since I'm starting this one next week! I will comment instead on your previous amazing reviews of this series and how grateful I am for you getting me on the M. Leighton train! You knew I would fall for Trick and I fell HARD. This author is everything you said she'd be and I can hardly wait to read Some Like it Wild, come back and read this review, and gush with you for the rest of the day!! *smooshes your face off*

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