Blog Tour, Giveaway, and New Release Review: Some Like It Wild by M. Leighton

4 Some Like It WildBlog Tour and New Release Review: Some Like it Wild by M. Leighton
Book 2 in The Wild Ones series
Release date: March 4, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Book provided by NetGalley and Penguin Group Berkley

Synopsis from Goodreads: 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.

If you love The Wild Ones, you’ll be just as wild for M. Leighton’s Bad Boys series which includes Down to You, Up to Me, and Everything for Us.

AH’s Review – 3.5 Skulls – B

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 her parents begin to meddle in her affairs. It doesn’t help that they absolutely love ex-fiance 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.

Rating:  ☠  ☠  ☠  ☠  ☠  ½

Series Reading Order:

  1. The Wild Ones
  2. Wild Child (1.5)
  3. Some Like It Wild
  4. There’s Wild, Then There’s You (June 3, 2014)

Thank you to NetGalley and Penguin Group Berkley for a review copy of this book.

Giveaway:

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