First was The Wild Ones. Now, the next book in M. Leighton’s Wild Ones series…
How far will a good girl go for the bad boy she loves?
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.
If you love The Wild Ones, you’ll be just as wild for M. Leighton’s Bad Boys series which includes Down to You, Up to Me, and Everything for Us.
I absolutely love this book with every piece of me! There are the books we love and the books we know we will read again and then there are the books we devour that are just beyond what we call amazing. This is one of those books. It is hot, sexy, daring and touching.
Jake is the bad boy in town. He always has been. But when it seems no one in his life cares, he does everything to prove to them that he is indeed trouble. But his trouble is so much deeper than what people see. Guarded on the inside, he only lets people see what they want. And for most of his life, it was a trouble maker and a no good kid that will never amount to anything. He’s not complaining. It keeps his life simple to keep it burried in the past and he certainally is not thrilled with being back in this small town and in this peach orchard… but when she shows up to finalize documentation for the state, he suddenly sees a reason to stick around, even it if is only long enough to corrupt her…
Laney, the preacher’s daughter… Sweet and good as can be. She is not the rebel that you expect from a preacher’s daughter, but she knows that there is something more behind those honey colored eyes looking at her like they want to devour her. She is back in town for work. Stricktly work. She just ended an engagement and she has no desire to get into a new relationship and she certainly has no intention of falling for the bad boy. She is there for business. But the second she pulls up in front of the house memories of peach wine and one sweet kiss flood her mind. There is no turning back for Laney, she is ther for a job.
It’s been a long time since that kiss and Jake remembers it like it was yesterday. He is wondering if she is the same good girl or if she has a bit of a wild side. He wants to know if that kiss is just as sweet the second time. But again, he knows, she is just there to do a job… unless he can convice her otherwise.
This book was just plain hot and if Jake is the bad boy he is depicted to be then I am all about the bad boy with this one! He is an adventurous character and is now taking charge of the peach orchard, but there is so much more to him and his story. He is a fireman and if that doesn’t just melt your panties right on the spot, keep reading. Jake is amazing and will stop at nothing to get the good girl preacher’s daughter in between the sheets. But that seemed to happen a lot easier than he was expecting. What he wasn’t expecting was what happened after he came home from a shift at the fire station to find her curled up in his bed.
I loved Laney as well, she was the good girl but even good girls need to venture out of the norm on occassion and being around Jake brings out something in her. Spunk. It’s not that I didn’t appreciate her character or her virture before Jake but when she was with Jake it seemed like she was able to become who she desperatly wanted to be. She still had all of her long term plans in place, just a different picture of them. They were changed and morphed into something even bigger than a white picket fence she always dreamed of.
These two are hot, like really amazingly hot together. When they are apart there is just something missing for both of them. He doesn’t want to tell her why he is unloveable and she doesn’t want to discuss why she is afraid to be loved. I loved the heroics of the fireman and the tender side of Jake as well. He is truly an amazingly beautiful man and definatley my newest book boyfriend. I just love him to pieces. I loved the characters, I loved the adventures, I loved the steam and the fire. I loved the peaches that started it all and I love that waterfall.
This book is one that you don’t read. It is a book you devour. There is not enough of it and whew… it is so worth the journey to the end. But don’t stop at the end. There is a special treat at the end… Luke’s sister has a story to tell too and it is at the end of Luke’s! GAH! This book couldn’t be more irristible and I want more!
AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER, RELEASE DATE MARCH 4, 2014
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.