Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: April 14, 2015
Publisher: Avon Impulse
Dr. Katherine “Kat” Arnolds left Oregon and never looked back at the town that failed her as a child. But when a new patient from Independence Falls joins her clinical trial, she returns determined to show everyone in her hometown how she has thrived—including her high school crush.
Brody Summers saves people. For years, he looked out for his younger siblings and ran the family business. Now he works search and rescue. After a failed mission, Brody plans to take an evening off. When a blonde city girl knocks him off his feet, he refuses to walk away from desire. But it doesn’t take long for Brody to realize the past is returning to haunt him—and it goes back farther than one wild night.
The last thing Kat wants is a reason to extend her stay in Independence Falls. But she can’t escape the memory of Brody’s wicked touch. As their passion heats up, Brody wonders if he’s falling for the one woman who doesn’t need rescuing.
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“Independence Falls, the people there, they don’t have a clue about your wild, dirty mouth, do they?”
“No.” His deep brown eyes stared into hers. “Only you, Kat. I’m only wild with you.”
Dr. Katherine “Kat” Arnold, a top Neurologist from New York City originally from Independence Falls, returns to Oregon to work with a patient on a clinical trial she co-created. The patient just happens to be Josh Summers, brother of Brody Summers, her big-time crush from high school. Kat grew up in foster care and was bounced from house to house until she graduated from high school and left for college at Harvard University. She was a shy, poor foster kid from the wrong side of the tracks who no one wanted once the checks ran out. Kat couldn’t get out of Independence Falls fast enough.
Brody Summers literally runs into Kat while in Portland working a Search and Rescue mission. The sparks fly between them and while she knows who Brody is immediately, he doesn’t recognize her. Upon seeing Brody is attracted to her, Kat decides to keep him in the dark as to her association with his brother. She wants one hot night with the man she’s been fantasizing about for years and is afraid that if he finds out she’s his brother’s doctor, he won’t act on his attraction to her. So consequences be damned, she keeps him in the dark and indulges in a little sexy fun with Brody. But what will happen in the morning when Brody finds out she’s his brother’s doctor??
Like all of the other books in the Independence Falls series, I really liked Wild with You. I thoroughly enjoy Sara Jane Stone’s writing. There’s a very engaging quality to it and she has a knack for forging a deep connection between the reader and her characters. There’s no melodrama and unnecessary angst in her books, which I appreciate greatly. Brody and Kat were both likable and relatable characters and their story felt real to me.
Kat was a great heroine, smart and sassy and confident enough to go after what she wanted which, in this case, was Brody. I thought it was refreshing that she as the heroine was the aggressor in pursuing Brody rather than the reverse. She overcame a sad childhood filled with lots of adversity and went on to become a successful neurologist, which I greatly admired. However, she still bore the emotional scars of a lonely, loveless childhood and was skittish about getting attached to anyone.
Brody was a pretty serious, responsible guy with a huge heart and a weakness for helping those he thought needed him. Between taking care of his siblings and volunteering with the Search and Rescue teams, not to mention working at Timber Moore, he had little time left to focus on his own wants and needs. I respected how selfless Brody was, but was so happy to see Kat weasel her way into his life and give him what he desired for a change. And surprise, surprise–underneath all of Brody’s seriousness and responsible nature lie a wild, dirty side that Kat was more than happy to indulge.
Brody and Kat had tremendous chemistry. They got down and dirty quite a bunch in Wild with You and it was hot! There was lots of acting out of fantasies and even a little bit of kinkery.
I loved seeing and catching up with the rest of the Summers siblings whom we got to know really well in the previous books. I know Ms. Stone has said that this is the last book in the series, but I’m hoping that changes because Id love a book for Josh, the youngest of the Summers siblings!
I would highly recommend this series and Wild with You to readers who enjoy engaging, small-town, sexy contemporary romances.
My rating: 4 stars
*Review copy provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for my honest review.*
**Quotes are from an uncorrected e-proof and may not appear in the final product**
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