Sunday, April 1, 2012
REVIEW: Wild Man by Kristen Ashley
Title: Wild Man (Dream Man #2)
Author: Kristen Ashley
Date Published: 10/4/2011
While filling her display case in her bakery, the bell over the door sounds and Tessa O’Hara looks up and sees the man of her dreams. Within thirty seconds he asks her out for a beer. Thirty seconds later, she says yes. But after four months of falling in love, she discovers he’s an undercover DEA Agent investigating the possibility she’s involved in her ex-husband’s drug business
Obviously Tess decides this means it’s over.
But DEA Agent Brock Lucas disagrees. A man on a mission who’s really committed to his job, he’s spent years in the underbelly of Denver with the dregs of society. And spending four months with Tess who’s as sweet as her cupcakes, he seriously enjoyed his job. But during Tess’s interrogation, Brock learns the devastating secret Tess is carrying and he’s determined to be the man who helps her heal as well as take her back as she walks on the wild side.
As wild and sweet mix, they face challenge after challenge of family struggling with history and terminal illness. Not to mention, Tess’s ex-husband, the drug lord and Brock’s ex-wife, who has a very big playbook are scheming to tear them apart.
But Brock Lucas has wild in him and once in his past on the trail of vengeance he let that wild loose, making a mistake that he would have no idea years later will put his sweet Tess in the position to pay his penance.
My Rating: 4 Steams
I was a bit disappointed Brock's story was going to be #2 in the series. To be honest I had the least interest in him in book 1 and never expected him to be one of the future Dream Men.
I was pleasantly surprised with how Kristen Ashley was able to make me come to love his character and his story.
Unlike her 1st story in the series, Brock is more or less certain of Tess from the beginning. He knows he wants her and that she is special, there are just some underlying issues they have to overcome to work their relationship out.
I personally prefer reformed men who are afraid of commitment but this was a great story complete with both an Ex-Wife and an Ex-Husband determined to make Tess and Brock's relationship impossible.
Ups and Downs, Heartache and Genuine Love, Sweet and Sexy, Such a great Contemporary Erotic book! I am still so surprised that Kristen Ashley has published all of these books herself. She is a master of her genre!