Review: Some Like It Wild by M. Leighton

Posted February 26, 2014 by Shari in Reviews / 6 Comments

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Review: Some Like It Wild by M. Leighton
Some Like It Wild

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Series: The Wild Ones,
Genres: New Adult Romance
Published by Berkley
Released on March 4, 2014
Pages: 384
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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I will be honest and say I stuck with this one only because I needed to review it for NetGalley. One, I guess I should have known it was New Adult Romance, which I detest for making it a genre when contemporary is just fine. Second when I saw 1st POV I was ready to chuck it at the door. I so don’t want to read 1st POV again. Ever. But I know that won’t go away. Each chapter changes point of view from the heroine and the hero…and there are a lot of chapters due to this.

Laney Holt is the preacher’s daughter who’s dream is to get a good job, marry a great man and start popping out babies. She thinks she has met that man until she finds him with her best friend. The engagement is broken and now she is back home with her family, doing estate work. But he family keep hounding her about her fiancee and going so far as to ambush her to get her back with him. The last thing she needs is a reminder of a kiss she had with the town bad boy four years ago.

Jake Theopolis has had a hard life after the death of his mother. His father hated him, but is now dead. Jake is back home to settle the estate and remembers the hot kiss he had with Laney. Used to being reckless and living life, he feels a little stifled back on the orchard. With Laney inventorying the estate, he takes on a job at the fire department, while lusting after Laney each chance he can get.

After the ambush Laney moves in with Jake and it goes on from there. I don’t there was much wild or bad boy going on between these two. While they did things Laney wouldn’t normally do, it wasn’t that over the top for what I felt young 20 somethings would do normally. They have sex…a lot of sex. They have misunderstandings. Everyone does. Even censure from parents. But when it all boiled down to things, I just wasn’t blown away with the story of a bad boy with a good heart taking the preacher’s daughter on a walk on the wild side.

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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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Braine TS
7 years ago

Haha! I’m surprised you still have this 3.5 stars, Shari! There are NA books that I avoid, not all of it is bad but I steer clear of the angsty, tortured hero/heroine ones where codependency is preached. I want flawed heroes/heroines but I want them to be able to save themselves.

Shari Delighted Read
Shari Delighted Read
7 years ago
Reply to  Braine TS

While I wasn’t really impressed by the story, it was well written even if it was a New Adult or even 1st POV. I just didn’t care much for it, but if someone likes NA then this would be a good one for them. I am steering clear of NA. Just not my genre to read.

Melanie J
Melanie J
7 years ago

I love bad boys.

I think good girls turned into bad girls can be unrealistic at times. I do like the idea though.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Shari Delighted Read
Shari Delighted Read
7 years ago
Reply to  Melanie J

I love bad boys, just didn’t really think the hero qualified as on in this story. Girls gone naughty, well it can work, but it has to be realistic. It was in this one I guess, but she has a good push to go that way.

Karen G.
Karen G.
7 years ago

Thanks for the post and the giveaway! I believe that if it wasn’t within them from the beginning they would not change. People are good at hiding things and acting the way that is expected of them. But when they have the opportunity the real them will manifest. 🙂

Karen G.
Karen G.
7 years ago
Reply to  Karen G.

oops I forgot to aswer first question ~ I like my bad boys very/extremely alpha but I don’t like cheating. :p