Wild Spirit

Wild Spirit

by Mari Carr

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Maybe if things were different, Leo could date the woman he's suddenly longing for, the free-spirited Yvonne Collins. For her, life is an adventure; for him, life is all about work and keeping things simple so he can focus on his son.

When a tragic event upends Leo's orderly existence, he's forced to admit he can't do it all, and he can't do it alone. Yvonne feels like exactly what Leo doesn't need, until she shows him chaos isn't always bad, and letting go isn't the same thing as losing control.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161213476
Publisher: Carried Away Publishing
Publication date: 09/03/2019
Series: Wilder Irish Series , #8
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 13,491
File size: 323 KB

About the Author

Writing a book was number one on Mari Carr's bucket list and on her thirty-fourth birthday, she set out to see that goal achieved. Virginia native, Mari Carr is a New York Times and USA TODAY bestseller of contemporary sexy romance novels. With over one million copies of her books sold, Mari was winner of RWA's Passionate Plume award for her novella, Erotic Research.

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Wild Spirit 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous 24 days ago
Nice addition to the series.
AnaBoleyn 3 months ago
So much goodness! Loved Leo & Yvonne. The Collins family. Steamy, sweet, witty, and heartfelt. A very satisfying read. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
flchen1 3 months ago
Wild Spirit is part of Mari Carr's Wilder Irish series, set in the Collins family universe in Baltimore. It's a fantastic friends-to-lovers story, about Yvonne Collins and Leo Watson. Leo is a year older than Yvonne, and became good friends with her cousins Lochlan and Colm when he moves to their high school, and then Yvonne. While Yvonne had a huge crush on Leo then, Pop-Pop's advice helps her focus on their friendship, and the blessing that is to them both. More than a decade later, that friendship has held them in good stead. Leo's life has been a bit of a roller coaster ride, and the responsibilities just keep stacking up. Yvonne can see the toll it's taking on him, and determines that it's her job as a friend to remind him how to relax, the Collins way. Along the way, that long dormant crush reawakens, and it's a real pleasure to see Leo and Yvonne negotiate the changes to their relationship as it takes on new direction and depths. Mari Carr does an incredible job of letting us get to know Yvonne and Leo, and those close to them. We get to see their comfortable and comforting friendship as well as the chemistry that explodes as they take a chance on more. Yvonne's a smart, generous, determined woman and a loving friend. Her steady care for Leo gives him the freedom to enjoy their bond and explore the possibilities of MORE. Leo's no dummy either. He's a loving father, devoted son, and takes each of his responsibilities seriously. When he able to cut loose though? Let's just say that Vonnie's fortunate to be on the receiving end of that deliciously focused attention. Wild Spirit is a sweet romance with plenty of heat. It's the perfect addition to the Wilder Irish series, and a great prompt to re-read this warm, funny, sexy series again! I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
DarGee 4 months ago
Yvonne and Leo were a breath of fresh air! Friends forever, all it took was one little nudge, and the chemistry between them exploded, and they both were onboard with it. Life kept throwing one thing after another at Leo, but that seemed to be the pattern in his life. Both were willing to push against that rising tide of responsibilities and timing that seemed destined to keep them apart. A few set-backs along the way, but patience and persistence paid off. One thing that couldn’t be denied, Leo needed his Vonnie in his life to keep things free and wild!
Bibliophagist 4 months ago
I love anything that Mari Carr writes. That's why I was anxiously awaiting her newest book, Wild Spirit. Wild Spirt is another story in the Wilder Irish series that focuses on the Collins family. This is Yvonne's story. Yvonne has had a crush on Leo since she was a teenager. But Leo had eyes for another girl. Yvonne felt destined to forever be in the friend zone. Leo made plans to marry that girl but it turned out that she was pregnant and she didn't feel the same about Leo. Leo still vowed to be a part of his son's life. To Leo, life is all about working hard to help his family farm and to support his son. He sees Yvonne often and wishes he could have a relationship with her but he holds fast to his other responsibilities. Yvonne loves life. She works hard helping to cook for her family's restaurant and bar. She sees Leo often and wishes she could play a bigger part in his and his son's life. When tragedy strikes Leo, Yvonne jumps in to help. Leo may insist that he can do it all on his own but Yvonne knows that sometimes people just need a helping hand. As their friendship grows, can it evolve into more or will continued tragedy drive Leo further away? Wild Spirit is part of a series but it can be read by itself. But I'm sure you'll love it so much that you'll go back and read the other stories.
Jennifer_e911 4 months ago
Another amazing example of a love built around the Collins family! All of the stories in the Wild(er) Irish series have focused heavily around the strong family bond, and emotional support, of the Collins family, and this story is one of my favorite so far! Leo and Yvonne are absolutely perfect for each other, they just had to figure that out for themselves! Yvonne has a great family, an amazing childhood, and a job she adores. Her life is almost perfect. Except she has feelings for her best friend, that she doesn't think could possible go anywhere. Until things start to creep into unknown territory, and she begins to wonder if he could possibly feel the same thing for her. Leo's life is one day of stress after another. Single father-hood, helping run a family arm, and all of the day to day drama that comes with those things makes him a man on the edge. Until his best friend decides to help him learn to cut loose, and lose the stress. Until he starts to look at her just a bit differently, and he has to decide what that means for them! I loved Yvonne and Leo! They were fun, energetic, and I couldn't help but enjoy their antics. Even tough it seemed like everything was working against them, I just knew they had a magical HEA in store for them. This is a book that was as fun as it was romantic, and it was exactly what I needed! While it was plenty romantic (and extremely HOT!) there were also plenty of laughs, and (as always) the antics of the Collins never disappoint!