Review: Wild Man by Kristen Ashley

Posted March 28, 2012 by Suzanne in Reviews / 1 Comment

Review: Wild Man by Kristen Ashley
Wild Man
by Kristen Ashley

3.5 Stars


Released: October 4, 2011
Series: Dream Man #2
Published by Forever
Pages: 343
Format: eBook

Good job Tess O’Hara doesn’t sleep naked. After being woke up in the middle of the night by the DEA who suspect her or helping out her ex-husband’s drug empire, being caught naked would have been the icing on the cake. When she finally escapes though, her horrible night turns into a hellish one when she sees the man she has been dating for four months and thinks she might just be in love with with his DEA badge and realizes he has been playing her.

But Brock Lucas hasn’t been playing her, he knew after an hour in her company that Tess had nothing to do with her ex-husbands illegal activities and he is determined to show her that although she may not have known his real name, what they had was very real.

Before I begin, I think y’all need to know that I before I started this review I bought the next book in this series and once I have finished the review I will probably sit and read Law Man in one sitting and then read some more of her books. But having said that I need to get some things about this book off my lovely bosom. It managed to make me love it, and yet annoy the crap out of me all at once! Which, now that I think about it, it was kind of how I felt about Tess and Brock as well.

Now Tess & Brock, what annoyed me about them was how damn perfect they were! Now Tess, my eyes hurt from all the eye rolling I was doing, she was so damn sweet that my teeth ache. For example, Brock’s brother comes round and has a go at him for changing stuff like moving from his shitty apartment in a rough neighbourhood and changing careers to a slightly less dangerous one, so when Tess hears this instead of doing the normal thing and telling his brother to piss off and stop being an arsehole, she has a go at Brock for changing himself and his life when he promised her he wouldn’t. I mean WTF? It made me laugh and gag at the same time. Not that I didn’t like her, I did, maybe I am being mean, but being around that much perfection makes me bitchy! As for Brock…I admit he was hot, he was a little wild and was all about protecting what we his. Okay he may not have evolved from he whole prehistoric, MY WOMAN thing, but I did find it sexy, so I am not complaining (too much).

I also wasn’t a massive fan of the writing, it was a little weird things would get repeated for example (and this isn’t a quote from the book)

And when he said he liked peanut butter M&Ms he meant he liked peanut butter M&Ms. He wanted to cover his sweet Tess’s body with them and nibble them off, as in nibble suck and lick them till all was left was her quivering peanut butter scented body.

I found them repeating what they said in the next sentence a little annoying.

But like I said at the beginning I did like this and I have bought the next one, they were sweet and sexy, and despite the characters being a little OTT, I did have a great time reading about them.

Note to self: Buy some PB M&Ms.

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About Kristen Ashley

Kristen Ashley was born in Gary, Indiana, USA. She nearly killed her mother and herself making it into the world, seeing as she had the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck (already attempting to accessorise and she hadn't taken her first breath!).

Kristen grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana but has lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus she has been blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her posse is loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write.

Kristen was raised in a house with a large and multi-generational family. They lived on a very small farm in a small town in the heartland and existed amongst the strains of Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon and Whitesnake (and the wardrobes that matched).

Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music, clothes and love was a good way to grow up.

And as she keeps growing up, it keeps getting better.

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Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.

Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?
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Thanks for the honest review Suz.