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Posted April 30, 2013
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Zoë Underwood and Matt Cantrell were crazy about each other since the first moment that Zoe's mother and Matt's father married.
Even though it was complicated and they were not really brother and sister, the attraction never faulted to be there between them.
Matt managed to put a sea between them but Zoe followed her heart and chased Matt, loosing the man she loved was not on her plans.
But when their relationship comes out into the spotlight, will they be strong enough to stick together and fight the prejudice of those
around them ...
So, this is a short story and I really didn't know what to expect from it. It's based on the concept of step sister/brother relationship and
the prejudice that society inflicts on family relationship's. This story had a lot to give but it was short handed by it's length and by the fact
that the action was rushed in the ending.
Matt seemed to me like an honest man that took it's actions from what he thought was the right thing to do, run away and forget the
"wild child" that lived in his mind and in his heart. I liked him and even though he faltered there for a moment, he always played fair with
Zoe on the other hand was a not so a grown up woman but to me, a little childish in fact, I think she still thought that Matt was one of
her boyfriends and not the man she wanted to marry.
She does have my sympathy for going after the man she loved and being blunt and forward in the sheets but overall I found her lacking
of something I quite can't put my finger on.
I liked this story, I liked their fun, sensuous loving, but here also I could see that Zoe was not ready to take on a man like Matt.
So much she has to learn ...
I would recommend this novella to people that like to read romance without much drama and fun "play" between the sheets.
Posted April 1, 2013
So I read the blurb and it caught my attention. From what it said, I was expecting the angst, the questions, hesitations and the conflict that would arise in the story. Er, what I did get was a couple of nice, sexy love scenes, a few emotional exchanges and a bit of hesitation on Matt's part. And along with all of this I felt the unbelievability of the story. No, don't get me wrong. This was a great concept and if it would have been developed a bit further or brought to the page a bit more emotion from the different characters, it would have made for a believable story.
Matt is determined to keep away from Zoe, that's why he moved away. Well, his determination went out the window in a matter of scenes. Why couldn't he hesitate and struggle over this? I did not understand how he could just give in after all he said about it at the beginning. Then there's Zoe. She WAS determined to get Matt and she did it beautifully. She played him and used her assets and 'wild child' ways to tempt him into giving in. However, her love for him felt superficial. That she was attracted to Matt? Hell yes! But love, er, nope. I don't think I would have taking it that far without bringing of emotions to the story. Their chemistry did come across the page very well, but their connection as more than sexual partners and their love didn't.
If you enjoy a short, light, sexy read with simple characters and an interesting concept Wild Child is right for you. My mistake was reading the blurb and having expectations based on it.
I received this title through NetGalley in exchange of my honest opinion.
Posted March 30, 2013
Wow, this book makes you feel hot and dirty! My opinion is, if they aren't a blood relative then all is fair. Zoe and Matt are not related, well only by marriage. Her father married his mother and she has wanted him every since. She is tired of waiting. Matt was having so much trouble resisting his attraction to Zoe that he moved to Australia. This was working until he came home to find her in his bed. His resistance didn't last another week. They not only give into their lust but their hearts. You never know where you will find love, even in the family. A yummy, short read.
Thank you Shelley Munro and NetGalley for allowing me to read.
Posted March 30, 2013
The dish is good but it lacks interesting flavors of seasonings.
Reading the story of a blended family where children, no related by blood, are attracted to each other, I was expecting seduction, guilt and some huge drama.
I expect that Matt give into his attraction. Sure he succombed! But perhaps he might have wait a bit longer to do so.
Indeed, the first night, he manages to be a gentleman and the next day he forgets all his good resolutions ... A little easy, right?
Personally, I would have liked to see him suffer a little more internaly. If only because he is the oldest and the most sensitive to the fact that the woman he lust after has always been looking for trouble.
I wanted a romantic story. I got one. However, the all novel is too short to allow a real story to take place. Therefore, the whole action was taking place in the bedroom... Ok, but it may be lacking of some depth.
Necessarily with a sensitive topic, limit incestuous, I expected dramas before accepting (or not) their relationship. At least from their parent point of vue.
Again, this part is too fast swept by a backhand. Certainly, there are consequences, but to my taste, the author has not developped the full potential of her plot.
Emotionally, there is no confusion or guilt from the characters. Even the parent's acceptance is too fast. In short, the story lacks emotional suspense.
All ingredients of this plot, however, are given to bring the story to its climax. Here, it is as if the mayonnaise was not mounted. The dish is good, a bit light, but it lacks interesting flavors of seasonings to make it unforgettable.