ARC Review: Born Wild by Julie Ann Walker

Posted November 5, 2013 by Shari in Reviews / 4 Comments

I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

ARC Review: Born Wild by Julie Ann Walker
Born Wild

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Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Released on November 5, 2013
Pages: 352
Format: ARC
Source: NetGalley

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William “Wild Bill” Reichert and Eve Eden’s story has been on my mind’s waiting list since book two when we found out they once were sweethearts gone sour. I wanted the full story and to see them come together. Who can resist a lady who brings her own vibrator and saves the day in help the the Knights by taping it to a window? If you don’t know what I mean, then go back to my review of Thrill Ride or read the book for this totally awesome scene! These two have a mountain to climb before they get their HEA.

Bill and Eve met when they were young and had a wild, world-wind romance. He was in the navy and she in college. But their worlds were even more far apart. Bill came from the wrong side of the tracks, while Eve was born into money. Their love was true, but Eve was easily pushed around my her father, who ended up destroying their relationship before it had a chance to grow. Now ten years later, Eve is still friends with Bill’s sister, Becky, and fighting the police over a slew of strange occurrences that could have left her dead. Convinced she is being stalked to kill, the only one who believes her is her cousin, a police detective. One final attempt is all it takes for Becky to turn to the Black Knights, Inc. for help.

Bill is drawn to Eve, but considers her a cheat and liar that he can never forgive. She broke his heart to pieces and he still hasn’t been able to move on from their brief but heartfelt relationship so long ago. He can’t turn is back on her though when all the evidence is laid on the table. Now the two are up against a clock, family, and a killer. Emotions are high, passions is thick and the two are coming for a day of reckoning that should have happened a long time ago.

Born Wild is a rollercoaster ride of emotions and action. The love scenes are wicked, but also pretty tame. Comic relief is never far behind as I laughed my tush off more than once. Wrapping passion, comedic relief and action packed scenes together, leave you turning the pages for more.

The secondary characters are kept to a minimum. We see Ace briefly, who really looks out for Eve. Julie Ann Walker always gives you a sneak peak into the next set of love birds by building the tension in the current book. I am so looking forward to the secondary characters getting their own book. They were amazingly in depth with a lot of dark shadows in the closet to give us a rough ride in the next book.

I can always count on JA Walker to give me the best in wanton passion, kick-ass men who take not prisoners, and a love that survives a few laughs.

What do you like best about a kick-ass man and the women who tame them?

About Julie Ann Walker

Julie Ann Walker is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of award-winning romantic suspense. She has won the Book Buyers Best Award, been nominated for the National Readers Choice Award, the Australian Romance Reader Awards, and the Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA award. Her latest release was named a Top Ten Romance of 2014 by Booklist. Her books have been described as “alpha, edgy, and downright hot.” Most days you can find her on her bicycle along the lake shore in Chicago or blasting away at her keyboard, trying to wrangle her capricious imagination into submission.

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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!

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I’m soooo looking forward to Delilah and Mac’s story, she sounds pushy and a handful, love sassy females.

I love Eve, she’s my next fave after Becky. She’s just so different from the other ladies and not in your face boobs and butt. This series keeps getting better and better.

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Sophia Rose

Just reading your review has me into this story and I haven’t even started the series. I love the idea of misunderstandings and tension with the suspense part.

I like these sorts of stories because the couple has to work at things and it isn’t an easy instalove thing. He’s not going to be able to push her into his way of thinking and she has to prove she’s a worthy partner.

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Oh it sounds pretty good Sophia. I love small town/ranch reads. I think I’d probably be in a bit of a snit with her as well. Maybe not with her keeping the secret but with everyone making out like he was over reacting. Glad it didn’t spoil the read in the end 🙂

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Sophia Rose

Nah, I’m getting used to the idea that I seem to loose patience with so many heroines in books. Its a rather short list of them that I do enjoy with no reservations. This one just really struck a tone when it was the opening pages and she starts yelling and shoving her big lying secret in his face not giving him time to recover or anything. The plot got past the unreasonable anger and settled down and that’s when I got some pleasure out of the story.

Sophia Rose
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Just reading your review has me into this story and I haven’t even started the series. I love the idea of misunderstandings and tension with the suspense part.

I like these sorts of stories because the couple has to work at things and it isn’t an easy instalove thing. He’s not going to be able to push her into his way of thinking and she has to prove she’s a worthy partner.

Sharonda Lowman
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I really need to read this series. I feel like a fish out of water because everyone seems to have read it but me 🙂