Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Blog Tour: Some Like it Wild by M. Leighton

Author: M.Leighton
Publisher Berkley/NAL, Penguin Group
Date of publication:  March 2014

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.

Some Like it Wild is the second book in the "Wild Ones" series.  I didn't have enough time to read the first book, The Wild Ones, before reading this one for my review.  But at no time did I fell like I was missing out on anything.  I think that these could be read as stand alone books. Some Like it Wild was a pretty quick and enjoyable read.  I was able to read it in one sitting.  I definitely will be going back to read the first book now!

I liked the characters.  Laney has lived her whole life under the microscope of her town because she was the preacher's daughter.  I didn't blame her for wanting to break out of her shell.  I was surprised it took her so long!  I felt bad for her for the way she was treated by her father.  I was pulling for her to stand up to him and was glad that she did.  Jake feels he is unlovable. It's no wonder when he has grown up being told that every day by his father.  Laney and Jake were good for each other.  Their relationship was hot and heavy, but fun to watch.  One of my favorite parts of the book, was when Shane got what was coming to him.  I thought that it took her way too long to give him what he deserved.  

About the author:

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, M. Leighton, is a native of Ohio. She relocated to the warmer climates of the South, where she can be near the water all summer and miss the snow all winter. Possessed of an overactive imagination from early in her childhood, Michelle finally found an acceptable outlet for her fantastical visions: literary fiction. Having written over a dozen novels, these days Michelle enjoys letting her mind wander to more 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.
Twitter: mleightonbooks

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