USA Today Bestselling Series!
A humorous second chance romance from USA Today bestselling author Kylie Gilmore.
Unleash the wild woman...?
Ex-cop Ryan O'Hare takes one look at buttoned-up control freak Liz Garner and just itches to loosen the woman up. Not that he's into her. Because a woman like that comes with way too many expectations. Not to mention, she practically works for him, and he didn't hire Liz to watch after his beloved Harley-stealing Gran so he could turn Liz loose in his bed. Still, there's something about her, a hidden wild side, that makes him wonder what it would take.
Liz must be crazy to work for the insensitive, arrogant, horribly...hot man she's avoided for years. Unfortunately, she needs the money and Ryan's grandmother needs a keeper. (Midnight tango lessons and ziplines with Gran, anyone?) Ryan's rare smile and swaggering confidence have Liz torn between throwing her favorite pinot grigio at his head or throwing herself at him. Can this control freak find a way to let loose with the tough, no-strings guy who once broke her heart?
AUTHOR'S NOTE: Each book in the Clover Park Series can be read as a stand-alone novel, or for more fun read them in order. Characters you've loved from past books frequently pop up in other books.
The Clover Park Series
Book 1: The Opposite of Wild
Book 2: Daisy Does It All
Book 3: Bad Taste in Men
Book 4: Kissing Santa (a Novella)
Book 5: Restless Harmony
Book 6: Not My Romeo
Book 7: Rev Me Up
Book 8: An Ambitious Engagement
Book 9: Clutch Player
Book 10: A Tempting Friendship
Don't miss my new spinoff series, The Clover Park STUDS series, with some Clover Park favorites popping up too!
The Clover Park STUDS Series
Book 1: Almost Over It
Book 2: Almost Married
Book 3: Almost Fate
Book 4: Almost in Love
Book 5: Almost Romance
Book 6: Almost Hitched
About the Author
Kylie lives in New York with her family, two cats, and a nutso dog. When she's not writing, wrangling kids, or dutifully taking notes at writing conferences, you can find her flexing her muscles all the way to the high cabinet for her secret chocolate stash.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I really enjoyed this one.The romance is engaging and the antics of the secondary characters had me laughing out loud by the 3rd page. Well written and easy to read, you can't miss with The Opposite of Wild. Highly recommended.
Great book! Kylie Gilmore's THE OPPOSITE OF WILD was a well written story of Liz Garner and Ryan O'Hare unexpectedly falling in love amidst a handful of quirky, oftentimes hilarious, secondary characters and well, life. I was lucky enough to listen to the audiobook version and the narrator did a fantastic job. The varying nuances for each character were clear and contributed to my enjoyment of the story. Mostly I loved that this story was in no way cookie-cutter or predictable. I thought it would be sweet... and it was, but it was also steamy. I thought Liz would be stuffier and well, prudish even, but no way. She was definitely the responsible sort, but she also had backbone, could be adventurous and had a serious heart for accepting the people in her life for who they were. Ryan also had a few surprises up his sleeve. Ms. Gilmore gave him depth you don't always find in such an alpha lead. And as much as this was all about whether or not Liz and Ryan were going to be willing to take a chance on each other, it was so much more. Seems there was a plot twist every few chapters which really kept my interest. And honorable mention must to Ryan's Gram. Maggie O'Hare was a hoot and did her best to steal the limelight. Definitely the way I hope I have the guts to be when I'm in my 70's. Overall fun and very romantic! 4 stars
This was a total delight from start to finish. Nothing can be better than the love of a family unless you want your love one to stay alive and you control her life as Ryan did with his every fun loving granny. She is something else with a bad accident behind her she has learn life is short as she takes the bull by the horn and becomes one wild granny out for thrills that will chill her grandsons. This book will make you laugh and laugh some more at all the grandmother gets into. This is one woman after my heart with her wild ways along with a few shocking ones. There are many lessons to be learn the question is who is doing the teach could it be the handsome grandson Ryan or the wild Harley steal Granny, or just might be the sexy Liz who will teach not only Granny but her sexy grandson a thing or two. Ryan along with his brothers thinks Granny has a few screws loose every since her accident but she and I know she is very sane and only out to enjoy life at it’s fullest. Granny has a few tricks up her sleeve that will not only put the fear of God into Liz but take a few years off Ryan’s life. Her last little plan has Ryan in a total uproar. Just when he thinks things can’t get worse than her taking his Harley for a joy ride she lets loose with a few hair raising plans but nothing and I mean nothing beats the last one she has come up with. Ryan will not have this no way no how. He hires Liz who is one hot little thing and dang if she hasn’t changed from the girl of long ago he hopes she can tame granny down to be the loveable kind granny any grandchild will be proud of. Liz has her hands full trying to keep granny under control which let me tell you isn’t very easy. Every time he thinks he has control Granny lets go with a wilder plan than the last and dear sweet sexy Liz seems to be right in the middle of it. Ryan would love to pick Liz up and tan her backside for letting Granny get away with so much. Just as he starts yelling Liz makes Granny see things in a different light. Everyone takes a breath and then she is off again with even wilder ideas than before. Granny will be the death of them all that is if Liz doesn’t kill him first with all the trouble she gets into with Granny, Liz is just your normal every day flower on the wall child. She wants so much but just doesn’t feel the condense to go after what she wants. She more or less lives through her sister who is the wild child. She has given up so much to look after and take care of her. Liz is the baby of the family but at times she feels so old looking out for and keeping her sister out of trouble. This time her sister has out done herself with Liz having to pay. She agrees to take on Granny and help her keep busy doing granny things only granny has her own plans and lord the places she takes Liz and the things she talks Liz into seem to keep getting her in trouble with the sexy Ryan who Liz has always had a crush on. She just can’t forget those years long ago when something happens to make her crawl deep inside herself and never come out. I loved the humor in this story and all the things granny came up with. I love the back and forward baiting between Ryan and Liz. Things heat up really hot in more ways than one. The attraction is off the charts with some very steamy scenes. Ryan kept over thinking or over saying when he should have been listening. I had no trouble at all understanding how much he loved his grandmother. The author does give you heart break with Ryan’s