Drive Me Wild

Drive Me Wild

by Julie Ortolon
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Drive Me Wild by Julie Ortolon

In Julie Ortolon’s novel of small towns and big dreams, a devastatingly handsome anchorman thinks he has seen it all—until he rediscovers the girl next door.
Owner of the face that launched a thousand newscasts, drop-dead-gorgeous TV anchor Brent Michaels returns to his Texas hometown for a good cause: playing the bachelor in a dating game fund-raiser. He couldn’t refuse the request of his old friend Laura Beth Morgan. But Laura’s no longer the shy wallflower that he remembers. When he gets a good look at the girl he loved and lost, Brent realizes he can’t refuse her anything.
Laura yearns to break free, just as Brent did. He has come so far from the boy who grew up on the wrong side of the tracks, the childhood friend who kissed her once and ran away. But even as he warns her that he’s incapable of love, Brent isn’t running now. After all these years, Laura has blossomed into a beautiful woman—and an irresistible challenge for a man who’s used to getting everything he desires.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780440236184
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/28/2000
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.92(d)

About the Author

Julie Ortolon is an award-winning author of contemporary romance. On the road to success, she overcame a battle with dyslexia that left her functionally illiterate until her mid-twenties, when she discovered that romance novels were worth the effort. Her struggles made hitting the USA Today bestseller list even more rewarding. When Ortolon isn’t writing or reading, she enjoys gardening, cooking, and traveling the world. You can learn more about her on her website.

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Drive Me Wild 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Over Fourteen years ago, Brent Zartlich fled his hometown of Beason¿s Ferry, Texas where he was considered unacceptable trash. Over the subsequent years, Brent became a successful TV news anchor, and is now currently working in Houston. Only a request from his old school friend Laura Beth Morgan could ever get him to return home.

Brent agrees to participate in the dating game fund-raiser at the town¿s annual Bluebonnet Homes Tour. His only stipulation is that Laura Beth be one of the three female candidates. At the event, Brent easily identifies Laura Beth as the wholesome contestant among the three women ¿dying¿ for a date with him. He selects her, but is shocked when a beautiful woman comes from behind the barrier separating them. She looks nothing like the squirt that was like a little sister to him. As Laura Beth and Brent get to know each other as adults, he falls in love with her, an emotion she always felt for him. However, she symbolizes picket fence living, which does not fit into his career plans.

DRIVE ME WILD is a warm contemporary romance that sub-genre fans will enjoy. The lead couple is a wonderful duo, especially Brent with his struggle between needing love and wanting to succeed in his chosen profession. The support cast provides a glimpse into life in a small Texas town. The romance between two secondary characters, who happen to be delightful opposites, makes for a more complete tale as readers will fully enjoy Julie Ortolon¿s ability to blend that sub-plot into the wonderful prime story line.

Harriet Klausner

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Usually like Julie's books, and this one was ok, just not great.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read several other books by this author and this one did not disappoint. I could not turn the pages fast enough.
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wheeze More than 1 year ago
This was my first romance book that wasn't a young adult. I read this about 8 years ago, and still it's one of my most favorite books to read. I love the hotness between Laura and Brent, you can tell that there is a connection is there you just want to see those fireworks and make it happen! I loved the drive through the corn field, and especially the big dinner at the restaurant when Laura and Brent aburptly leave. It's of course a love story, and has some sexual scenes, but they are so spicy you wouldn't think it it as smut. This book sits on my bookshelf all year long, and I love reading it over and over! GREAT book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of the best books I've read so far. The characters and great and the storyline is as funny as it is enjoyable. A keeper, for sure. Don't throw it away!
Guest More than 1 year ago
What I enjoyed most about this book was the fact that it wasn't filled with 'superfluous filler.' The story moved very quickly; the secondary characters were as interesting as the primary characters. Can't everyone fantasize about a crush that didn't end the way it should have? And now the second chance!!