Series: The Wild Ones #3
Published by: Berkley Romance on June 3, 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Source: The Author
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Violet Wilson is a wallflower. Shy, serious, and accident-prone, she’s got a bad habit of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. The night she’s forced to pose with her friend might just be the worst time of all—that’s when she meets Jet Blevins. She knows better than to get involved with someone like him, but he touches her in ways she never expected, never wanted before.
On the outside, Jet is a typical rocker, an arrogant lead guitarist who unapologetically lives a wild lifestyle. But on the inside, he’s battling demons and using the stage to escape the troubles of his past and the addictions of his present. Until the night he sees Violet standing at the back of the room. She brings his life into focus. She knows his secrets. She’s the girl he can’t forget, and the one thing he craves more than his addiction.
But can they ever hope to have a future when their very foundation is nothing but lies?
I received this book for free from The Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Also in this series: Wild Child
Also by this author: Wild Child
One Line: A decent romance with a very appealing male lead.
In My Opinion: Worth a try!
I’ve always enjoyed Leighton’s books and have been a fan of this series so I knew I had to get this book a try. While I didn’t love it like I was hoping, I still enjoyed it very much. I really liked the characters and Leighton always knows how to steam up the pages, but for some reason, I wasn’t feeling this couple’s romance as much as I usually do. I think it might have felt a bit too rushed for me, too quick with the “I’ve fallen for him/her” without much background, and I don’t know, sometimes it works for me, sometimes it doesn’t. In this case, it didn’t really turn me off from the book, but I felt disconnected to them as a couple so that’s why I didn’t enjoy it as much as I was hoping.
I think each character was great in their own right. Violet was such a caring person. I loved her relationship with her best friend, how she was always there for her father, even if he was dealing with a lot of stuff, and how easily she wanted to help Jet through his troubles. She might be kind of boring and scared to open up her heart to things, rightfully so, but I liked how she changed throughout the book and how Jet brought about those changes, in a way.
Jet was definitely an appealing male lead. He’s hot, charming, and he’s in a band! He’s your typical sweet, caring guy with a “bad boy” persona who is used to women throwing themselves at him. But once he sees Violet, things change. I loved how much he cared for his brothers and how much he cared for Violet throughout the book. He’s definitely hard to resist. And the chemistry between these two were sizzling, as always with any of Leighton’s books.
Overall, yes, I did like this book, but nothing really stuck out for me. Don’t let me deter you though. If you’re a fan of Leighton’s, you’ll want to give this a read, because I know plenty of fellow readers who loved this.