Published by Forever on October 29, 2013
Genres: Fiction, Romance, Romantic Suspense
Pages: 528 pages
Series: Dream Man #2
Reading Challenges: Read All the Books Challenge
She's about to walk on the wild side . . .
While filling the display case in her bakery, the bell over the door sounds and Tessa O'Hara looks up to see the man of her dreams. Within thirty seconds he asks her out for a beer. But after four months of dating, she discovers he's an undercover DEA agent-and he's investigating her possible role in her ex-husband's drug business. For Tess, this means their relationship is over.
Brock disagrees. He's committed to his anti-drug mission, but he's fallen in love with the beautiful woman who's as sweet as her cupcakes-and he'll do anything to win her back. Standing between Tess and Brock are their own exes, one of them a drug lord who's determined to get what he wants. Now as danger threatens, can Brock break the rules he's lived by and let loose his wild side to protect the woman he loves?
I read the books in this series completely out of order, lol.
I started off reading Mystery Man, then Motorcycle Man, and lastly Law Man, back to back a few months ago. I can’t believe it took me this long to pick up Wild Man, although after I finished Mystery Man, I didn’t care for Brock, I was all for Hawk beating him to a pulp, but then I read Law Man, and I saw him in a different light. The new light that was shed on his character in Mitch’s book got me curious, but not enough to pick this book up immediately.
The title was what really made me cave and finally read this book. I wanted to know what made Brock Lucas a wild man when pretty much every man in this series was leaning towards the crazy side. I wanted to know what made him different.
I really didn’t have any high hopes for the heroine, Tess, because the women in this series have been kind of weak and I saw them as an unnecessary evil that I would have to deal with (sad but true). Tess surprised me though, she didn’t at the beginning but I forgive first time bumps in the road. She was very self aware even when she thought she wasn’t, she was a solid, reliable character that’s always needed in a chaotic storyline (and this story had some drama, a lot of it). She was kind hearted and fierce which are qualities that I always look for in my heroine. It made me giddy to know that Brock not only loved that about her, but didn’t try to tone it down or stifle it. Just because she was kind hearted and fierce she wasn’t a ditz with it as most character can be. When things weren’t going the way she hoped she didn’t come unglued, she stuck it out, and communicated with her man so they were both on the same page.
I want to say that Wild Man is my favorite out of the whole series but I keep thinking of Mystery Man and all the feels I had with that book. I’ll just chalk it down to a tie between the two.
Elivra needs her own book. (If she does can somebody put the title in the comments section, please).
This story flowed really well for me, there wasn’t a whole lot of those alpha male dialogues that Kristen Ashley’s alpha’s like sitting their women down to have, which I was grateful for because it doesn’t seem fair that I have to listen to the speech but can’t get the man (it’s not fair!). Because this is a Kristen Ashley book it’s already a must read but with how good the story was I might be revisiting this story in the near future, maybe when I’m in a reading slump.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges: