Strong & Wilde: Part 2

Strong & Wilde: Part 2

by L.G. Castillo

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Cody Wilde can't deny his growing feelings for childhood friend, Cassie Strong. But with the threat from a lifelong enemy looming, Cody resolves to keep Cassie safe, even if it means sacrificing his own happiness.

Troubled by Cody's aloofness, Cassie takes matters into her own hands, determined to win his heart. Unable to keep himself away from Cassie, Cody gives into his feelings, and the two become inseparable.

Then, on one blistering summer day, Cody's fears come back to haunt him, but Cassie's the one to pay the price.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150546264
Publisher: L.G. Castillo
Publication date: 09/27/2014
Series: Strong & Wilde , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 749,178
File size: 341 KB

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Strong & Wilde: Part 2 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
bealarocks More than 1 year ago
It took me longer than I would have liked to get to the second installment of the Strong and Wilde series and luckily for me, I was not disappointed! The first story in the series ended with a cliffhanger, as does this one, but at least this time I have the next book in the series. Overall, the story is well-written. Great characterization and natural dialogue make these fast-paced novellas enjoyable reads. I do like Cody and Cassie very much and hope that things will work out for them. I especially enjoyed the drive-in scene as I loved going to the drive-in when I was younger and also dancing in the summer rain. The story of Cody Wilde and Cassie Strong continues from right where the first story left off. Friends since childhood, these two can no longer deny that their friendship has blossomed into something much deeper now that they’ve reached their senior year of high school. All the major characters are now faced with life-altering decisions such as whether and where to go to college or to skip college and go to work. They are also faced with the difficult task of saying goodbye to their friends as they embark on the next chapter of their lives. What decisions will Cody and Cassie make? Will they find a way to stay together or will they go their separate ways? You’ll have to read the stories to find out!
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The_Librocubicularist More than 1 year ago
Being a huge fan of L.G. Castillo, it was no surprise that I was engulfed in Strong & Wilde 2. With its realistic settings, interesting backgrounds (loved the use of 80’s music and shout-out to Say Anything!) and diverse cast of characters, I wanted nothing else but to keep reading.  The first thing that drew me into the book was the cliff hanger in book 1, Strong & Wilde.  I just had to know what happened next. Book 2 picks up right where book 1 left off, without skipping a beat. But leave it Castillo to raise the bar on cliff hangers! The emotional roller coaster of Cassie & Cody’s story comes to an excruciating and tragic halt. I kept thinking, “OMG!! NO!! Did that just happen!?!?” Castillo made that chapter seem so realistic that my heart broke for Cassie. When it comes to characters, I’d have to say that I enjoyed switching POV between Cody and Cassie; I feel it completed the story having both sides and perspectives.  Overall, I would definitely recommend Strong & Wilde 2 to readers looking for an engaging story about romance, friendship, and family.
bellothika More than 1 year ago
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.  So I loved the first S&W book, but I LOOOVED the second. My only complaint is the length. I wanted this book to be at least 300 pages more. I know it's a novella, but still.. I just didn't want it to end! LG is a fantastic author and I can't wait to read the next book. It picks up right where the previous one left off. And OH MY GOD. Without giving spoilers - Nic is an absolute ass. And Cody! HE KNEW! Both of them are asses. It was a typical guy move and totally reminded me of a scene from The Sandlot. I loved it, but I just want to slap them... And I love Nic and Mandi. Very rarely am I ever interested in reading about the relationship between supporting characters, but I just really love those two. I'm hoping for a side novella or spin-off series of Nic and Mandi's story. Definitely Mandi. She's still one of my favorite characters. What happens at the end of this book... I'm glad I wasn't given any of the brutal details, but I still knew what was going on. Seth is sick. I seriously hope Karma bites off his manly bits very soon and he dies a slow, painful death. I know a lot of kids have parents or other relatives in "high positions" and they like to abuse that power and get away with anything they want.. but come on! Seth really needs to get locked up. Honestly, I didn't think Seth was going to go there. I figured he was going to scare her, or at most - hit her. But never that. My heart broke for Cassie. As much as I love this book, I don't know if I should be excited or scared for the next one. It looks like Cody is going to rip Seth apart and I can't wait for that... but Cassie is going to have to deal with a lot. So I want to read it, but I don't want my babies to go through all of this bad stuff. And I REALLY hope Cassie doesn't end up with an STD or pregnant in the next book because I doubt Seth used protection. But hey, maybe he did because he doesn't want there to be any proof.  This book definitely set the tone for the next one. After I read the first, I didn't really know what to expect with this one... but after that ending, I think the next one will have a darker tone. I just hope Cody and Cassie don't get lost in the darkness, or lose each other.
CherronRiser More than 1 year ago
This one will keep you wanting more! I said it in my first review and I will say it again. I wish this were simply one full book. When I got to the shocking end I actually emailed the author and told her how cruel she is for making me wait for the next part. I loved the story and watching the characters of Cassie and Cody grow. In this second part we see the characters finally come together and give in to the emotions they have felt from the start. Castillo does a wonderful job of helping you feel their awkwardness in the beginning, and then building up as their passion blossoms.  Because there is not as much back story needed, this book started off intense and kept you going, unlike the first one that was slow to start. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys contemporary romance with a bit of a cowboy twist. I am so looking forward to the conclusion of this series.