For extreme skier Tripp Wilde, pushing the limits is what he lives for. Unfortunately, the inherent risk takes a toll on his body. After an injury sidelines him, he ends up in the care of his little sister's best friend, physical therapist Hannah Ryder—who has grown up in all the right ways since they last met.
Hannah doesn't mix business with pleasure, even though she harbored a maddening crush on the irresistible Tripp years before. So, while Tripp tries every slick maneuver he knows to bed her, Hannah uses her own moves to keep the hotshot skier cooled off while trying to control her own growing desire for him.
After the pair witness what they think may be a murder on the slopes, along with the men responsible, no one believes their story. But when a series of unlikely accidents suggests they are being targeted, the two will have to trust in each other like never before if they are going to survive.
Born to Be Wilde #3
Pub Date: 2/28/17
Lyrical Press (Kensington Books)
Genre: Romantic Suspense
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Romance is a vast genre and I'm grateful for authors, like Jannine Gallant, who offer fresh new reads.
Wilde Thing, for instance, is a romantic suspense set in the world of extreme winter sports. Tripp Wilde is a top skier who lives on the edge. When he's injured during a competition Hannah Ryder offers to take charge of his physical therapy. Against her better judgement, Hannah is willing to ignore the stirrings of her old attraction to help Tripp get back on top. In the course of their time together they manage to work into an easy routine. An afternoon out on the slopes where they believe they witnessed a murder is the first crack in their new bond.
There's a killer on the loose and Hannah and Tripp may know who it is. Little accidents turn into pointed attempts at their lives. They often discussed whether someone was after them, or whether they imagined it, which made the story feel stilted. When characters take action over doubt the plot feels more directed. Gallant ramps up the suspense and doesn't forget about the romance. The danger surrounding them forces Tripp and Hannah to rely and trust in each other. Which means they must reevaluate their perspectives. The romance of the novel was definitely on parr with usual romance reads.
Wilde Thing is the third book in the Born to be Wilde series and I fell into it with no trouble. No need to fear if you haven't read the previous two books. This story is all about Tripp Wilde's journey to love and features familiar characters from the series.
*eARC provided in exchange for an honest review*
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