Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Review: Wilde at Heart (Wilde Security #3) by Tonya Burrows

Book Blurb:

He has everything under control. Except her.

Reece Wilde put everything in his life on the backburner to protect his brothers and their struggling company, Wilde Security. With a major contract on the line, Reece can't afford any getting caught in a red-hot, X-rated moment with wild child Shelby Bremer, who's more trouble than he can handle. Now he's being blackmailed.

Shelby's mile-long impulsive streak gets her in more trouble than she'd like to admit. Between her sister's wedding, her coffee shop set on fire, and getting down and dirty with the groom's brother, things are definitely coming off the rails. With both their careers and their safety on the line, Reece is determined to keep them both safe...even if it means a Vegas-style shotgun wedding.

But gambling on a wild card—and a wild soul—is risky...and sometimes, it can get a guy killed.

My Review:

Wilde at Heart by Tonya Burrows gave me another wild ride with another Wilde brother!

I loved the fast pace of Wilde at Heart, the unexpected pieces of the plot, the forbidden romance, and the great mix of characters.

Shelby is a heroine who is definitely not given enough credit in her life.  She's insecure but hides it very well behind a veil of sassiness.  Shelby has not had an easy time in life, but she perseveres and does her best to move forward from a past filled with more secrets than she is willing to share.  She's impulsive and she is hopeful, but my heart goes out to that hidden side of her that feels like no one can love her.

Reece is the responsible, put everyone else first Wilde brother.  Looking out for his brother's soon to be sister in law Shelby soon turns into a lot more than he anticipated.  From the chemistry between them to the danger they find themselves in, soon Reese and Shelby are connected in many ways.  They tell each other it's only temporary, but even as danger lurks closer and secrets stay safe, they each find themselves feeling way more than they expected to.  Trying to stay safe and finding out who is responsible for the threats and danger stalking them is one thing, but keeping their hearts safe is another thing.  Can they do it?  And if they can will Shelby's secrets be the undoing of what's only just begun?

I liked both of these main characters.  I liked how they felt together and how they boosted each other up without even trying to.  I really felt hopeful for them, but at the same time I was nervous about the secrets Shelby was keeping.  Tonya reveals just enough at just the right times, and the suspense, mystery and romance are a great mix in Wilde at Heart.  I was intrigued and couldn't wait to find everything out, and find out what would happen.  I liked how Tonya worked the plot, how the characters had to work for what they really wanted, and how Shelby and Reese unwittingly helped each other do this.

I saw a lot of growth in these two characters through Wilde at Heart, it was really sweet to see.

I didn't really care for Shelby's sister Eva who is a significant secondary characters, but this only added more realism to the feelings that Tonya manages to evoke in Wilde at Heart.  I liked the Wilde brothers, their interactions, and the background that brought them to where they are today and where they are headed.

Full of surprises, intrigue, heat, and suspense, I'd recommend Wilde at Heart to any romantic suspense reader.

4/5 stars

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