25 October 2013

Blog Tour Review - Wild Child By: M. Leighton

Title: Wild Child (The Wild Ones #1.5)
Author: M. Leighton
Publisher: Berkley, (October 21st, 2013)
From: the Author
Format: eARC
Add to: Goodreads
Order Online: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Amazon UK

NOTE: This is a "New Adult" novel. Due to mature content this title is recommended for ages 17+

Synopsis: 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.

Review: 5 Stars - Wild Child is a Novella following characters in The Wild Ones series from author M. Leighton. In The Wild Ones we meet side characters Rusty and Jenna who are best friends to main characters’ Trick and Cami. These two, Rusty and Jenna and their budding relationship finally get a chance to be front and center, stars of their own book and Michelle make sure these two have one epic journey!

Jenna and Rusty are one heck of a couple! I loved seeing them on the side lines in Trick and Cami’s book but couldn’t wait to get my hands on their story. I knew it would be the perfect combo of an equal parts bumpy and steamy ride. And yes, if you’ve read the book the steamy ride is a totally intended pun! If you haven’t read the book and aren’t sure what I’m talking about… well, you have no idea what your missing! I’ll just say this… bull ride.

The story as a whole was above and beyond what I was expecting. There was a point in the story that I had no idea what was about to happen next. There were shocks and twists that gave what was supposed to be a Novella a full novel feel. There was never a time while reading that this felt like a novella. Sometimes while reading a novella I feel like there’s something missing or that it was more of a teaser, but Michelle sure took this story and created something so much more! It’s so complete that feels like you’re reading a full length novel!

Rusty as a character had moments where I wanted to knock him upside the head for the choices he was making. And Jenna was strong and yet so heartbreaking. The two are perfect together but have some major obstacles they have to get through. I had been holding my breath a few times while I was reading and I cringed a few times too.

Michelle does pack a lot into a small package. She has taken this novella and ramped it up a few notches with her characters, the feelings that this reader felt throughout the story and the heat these two bring to their relationship. I have to applaud Michelle for her writing, keeping her characters voices on track from the first book and giving this reader more than she could have ever expected! I loved it, love the characters and their journey! I can’t wait for more from this series, which I highly recommend to contemporary loves and fans of “New Adult”. Go read! Rusty and Jenna are waiting for you to meet them!




About M. Leighton:

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.

For more about M. Leighton, visit her website at www.MLeightonBooks.blogspot.com or follow her on Twitter@mleightonbooks.

Find Michelle Online:


Find the Author

Follow me on Twitter     /     Be friends with me on Goodreads
Subscribe to my RSS Feed

No comments:

Post a Comment

Comment and let me know your thoughts on this post.

Recently Read

Titans By: Victoria Scott

Blog Archive

Search the Blog!

Learn more about RAK

Book Soulmates

Total Pageviews

Copyright

FTC Disclaimer:

In accordance with FTC Guidelines, I have not received any monetary gain for any information posted within the pages of this website/blog. Any and all information has been provided by the publisher, author and or publicist for free. Content is also based on purchases made by myself or of my guest reviewer(s). Any and all opinions expressed within the pages of this website/blog are solely my own or those of the authors of any and all guest reviewers(s) or guest bloggers.



Related Posts with Thumbnails

About Me

Hi, I’m Lisa and I'm a proud bibliophile.

I enjoy reading and reviewing a variety of different books within the Young Adult, "New Adult" & Adult genres/categories. If you have any questions or if you are an author or publisher and would be interested in promoting a book, please feel free email. You can find my email under the "mail" button or under the contact link at the top of the page.

I look forward to hearing from you!


Authors, Publishers & Publicists

Have a book you'd like me to review or Promote? How about doing an Author Interview? Or maybe a Guest Post? Great! I'd love to! For more information about having your book reviewed here, please follow this link for more information:

Reviews, Interviews, Guest Posts and Contest.

Guest Reviewer Jenny

Guest Reviewer Jenny
Click for info & links to her reviews!

My Ratings

When I review I rate from 1 to 5 stars, 5 being the highest rating. I review based on many different things from the writing, to the story - to the characters and how I can relate to them or how they are developed. I also review based on if an author has worked their magic and was able to draw me into a story so deeply that I don't want to put the book down. If you would like me to review a book, please contact me or view my Contact Information and Review Policy for further details.

5 Stars - I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!
4 Stars - I Really liked/Loved it.
3 Stars - I liked it/Was pretty good.
2 Stars - It was, eh okay.
1 Star - It just wasn't for me.

Followers

Follow the Blog

Follow on Bloglovin

Follow By Email

Enter your email address:

Grab Me!

Blogs I Love