The Wild One indeed! This book is aptly named because it’s waaaaay sexier than the first book in the series, and a whole lot of fun. It’s a love (or heavy lust) at first sight sort of story, where our couple falls hard and fast then builds on that connection. I’m not normally one to like an insta-love-style book, but the way this one plays out was certainly entertaining.
The story follows Mauricio, a charming guy with a wild past. He used to be a huge playboy but stepped away from that lifestyle while his family was in need. Now that things are better at home, he’s at a crossroads – does he return to his old ways, or find a different way to live? While visiting Paris, he meets Wren, a woman who has a lot of family responsibilities at home and is looking from a break from her daily burdens. Sparks fly between them instantly, and what starts as a purely sexual connection evolves into something deeper. Wren doesn’t let Mauricio get away with his smooth-talking ways, and Mauricio doesn’t let Wren get weighed down by life. They couldn’t be more different, but something about them just works. The only problem? They’re both on vacation, and will have to get back to reality at some point.
I’ll be honest and say that I don’t really love sex without feelings in my reads, so I didn’t have high hopes for this – but it exceeded my expectations. Mauricio may come off as aggressively sexual (and he is), but there’s more to him than that and feelings were involved before their clothes ever hit the floor. I loved how much time was spent on their first days together, so that the reader can really see the connection there before moving forward. That means that the end of the book felt a bit rushed, but it’s sort of worth it to see everything play out at the beginning. This book does focus a lot on the sexual relationship between them, so be prepared for a lot of laughs, one totally original meet cute, and plenty of heat. And I’ve gotta mention that prologue – if you’re new to the author’s work, the prologue will have little to no connection to this story, but will have plenty of meaning to longtime fans. Feel free to ignore it and move forward with the story. I received an ARC via NetGalley and am voluntarily leaving a review of this sexy, fun romance.
She wants to go wild. A billionaire decides to go with her. For two Americans in Paris, love wasn’t in the plans in New York Times bestselling author Ruth Cardello’s sexy high-stakes romance.
After years of choosing safe over satisfying, a weeklong Paris fling sounds perfect to Wren Heath. And who better to have it with than Mauricio Romano, a billionaire with a reputation as a first-class heartbreaker. A few days. Fun, then done. What happens on vacation stays on vacation, right?
Paris was Mauricio’s playground, and love was never part of the game. Lust? Toujours. Then he meets a sweet woman who wants to be a sex kitten. He knows how to give her the wildest five days and nights of her life. No commitments. No strings. But the hotter it gets, the harder it is to remember his own rules.
What do you do when what happens in Paris stays in your heart and then shows up at home?
Are these two destined to clash or destined for love?