Monday, November 17, 2014

Wilde Times by Savannah Young

Title:  Wilde Times
Series:  Old Town Country Romance #4
Author:  Savannah Young
Published:  October 5/14 by Short On Time Books
Length:  174pgs
Format:   ecopy
Genre:  contemporary romance
Shelf:  review
Rating: ★★★★★

Back Cover Blurb:

WILDE TIMES is the fourth and final novel in the spicy contemporary romance series about four sexy brothers, their small-town bar and their local country band.

In high school, Jake Wilde was the star football player, who led his team to win the state championship. Now ten years later he’s the manger of his family’s bar, Haymakers, but the residents of rural Old Town still talk about his glory days in high school.

Harley Davis was always the girl-next-door…literally. Her family was neighbors with the Wilde family and the Wilde boys treated her like the little sister they never had. But Harley spent her adolescence dreaming that she’d one day be Jake Wilde’s girl.

She never anticipated that she’d be one of the many girls Jake sleeps with. It breaks Harley’s heart a little bit more every time Jake hooks up with someone other than her, which happens on a regular basis.

How much longer will Harley believe that having even a small piece of Jake is better than having no Jake at all?

My Review:

This was a very captivating and enjoyable novel. Young takes us back to Old Town and Haymakers for one exciting and emotionally provocative tale. Her vivid descriptions and down to earth storytelling transported me to Jersey alongside the characters.

Young’s writing style makes you feel like you’re sitting beside the characters listening to the story instead of reading it. This up close and personal approach really drew me in until I couldn’t put the book down. I really, really enjoyed getting to know Harley better. We’ve met her throughout the series but getting up close and personal with her makes it so much more real. I feel like I understand Harley now. Seeing what she thinks and learning her history makes her more real, rather than just the catty girl we’ve come to know. Getting a glimpse into Jake’s mind is also quite revealing. I may think his rationale is completely skewed but I understand (and like) him so much better now. The contrast between the way the two main characters see themselves as compared to how they see each other definitely adds to the story.

As a whole, this was a fantastic novel that wrapped up this series nicely. I’m definitely sad to have hit the end of the Wilde brothers’ saga, but it was a fantastic journey while it lasted.

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