Driving Her Wild (Harlequin Blaze Series #773)

Driving Her Wild (Harlequin Blaze Series #773)

by Meg Maguire
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Driving Her Wild 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
3.5 stars:  DRIVING HER WILD is the third storyline in Meg Maguire’s contemporary romance series focusing on the men and women of the MMA and Wilinski Gym.  This is Steph and Patrick’s storyline but for those wondering about a female MMA fighter, Steph is retired and begins her new life at Wilinski’s Gym where she hopes to find the ‘perfect someone’. Although this is the third storyline in the series, it can be read as a stand alone without too much difficulty.  The previous storyline characters all play a small role in this particular novel as it pertains to Steph’s connections to MMA, the Wilinski and Estrada families, and the Spark match-making service (all introduced in the first two instalments). The relationship between Steph and Patrick runs hot and cold due in part to Steph’s less than healthy obsession with money and control.  She fears falling for a man like her father-a man who cannot support his family and relies solely on the income of his wife.  And when Patrick divulges his less than stellar financial background, Steph becomes one of those women that only a mother can love-she is mean spirited, dismissive and honest to the point of cruelty-she wants nothing to do with Patrick and the fact that he is struggling to make ends meet.  Steph eventually joins the Spark match-making service and will soon realize that there is more to Patrick than the bottom line. Patrick Doherty is a man possessed; he continues to push Steph into a relationship even going so far as to offer a ‘friends with benefits’ package in order to stay involved in Steph’s life.  And in this Patrick comes off as desperate and Steph is willing to play with Patrick’s heart and emotions. Because both characters have less than stellar personalities and ethics, I did not find myself relating to their needs and wants.  I found that I disliked Steph for her one-sided blind obsession about finding a man with money; and Patrick’s desperate attempts to find love with a woman who was too quick to dismiss a hard working man who was struggling financially. And the solution to both of their problems left me questioning the true intent of their continued relationship. But in the end, Driving Her Wild is a story about two people looking for love and a happily ever after. Did they find it with one another?  I am not sure but they did find a compromise in the middle and one that many people have themselves-surely found. Copy supplied by Netgalley.
DComfort More than 1 year ago
ABOUT THE BOOK: Winning is good. Succumbing is even better… Evasion Recently retired pro MMA fighter Steph Healy is through having rough-and-tumble romps with sexy blue-collar dudes. Unfortunately, Wilinski's Fight Academy has hired an electrician with a body built to make a gal weep. And avoiding some full-body contact is taking all of Steph's self-control. Grapple Carpenter-turned-electrician Patrick Doherty is damn good with his hands. Sure, he's not what Steph is looking for—yet. But he's about to prove that she has seriously underestimated her opponent…. Submission The moment Patrick has her deliciously pinned, Steph knows she's in deep, deep trouble. Because this seemingly mild carpenter has the mastery to give her exactly what she needs…and this is one takedown she's willing to take lying down. MY REVIEW: So anyone who knows me, knows I’m a huge Meg Maguire fan, and I became her fan with the first book in this series. I gotta say she’s hit the ball out of the park with these guys, the idea, and the lovely lady behind what is driving the fictional story. I love that new characters are getting introduced here, and more so, that they aren’t your average run-of-the-mill type of creation. They are different, flawed, not perfect, and that is what makes this series so great. I also love how the author manages to give you updates to how the rest of the team is doing as well. The writing flowed smoothly, and the Patrick was absolutely adorable. My problem with the book and reason for giving it 4 stars, instead of five? Steph. She was almost unlikeable. I know I just got done preaching that characters are great flawed, but she almost went over the line with it. She was a bit confusing, too, with jumping back and forth with her emotions. In any event, the comedy of this book will have you laughing out loud at times, the love will have you smiling, and the heat will have you shivering. It was a great book with a bit of the normal erotic content toned down, but the love was still blazing! Four out of five stars for a great job!