Friday, February 28, 2014

Blog Tour: Giveaway & Review: Some Like It Wild (The Wild Ones #2) by M. Leighton

I am very happy to be participating in the Some Like It Wild Blog Tour today! Some Like It Wild is the second in The Wild Ones series from author, M. Leighton. This was my first novel from Leighton and I'm excited to share this giveaway and my thoughts on the book with you.

Some Like It Wild (The Wild Ones #2) by M. Leighton
The blurb as seen on Goodreads:
Release Date: March 4, 2014
Publisher: Berkley Trade
384 Pages


First was The Wild Ones. Now, the next book in M. Leighton's Wild Ones series...

How far will a good girl go for the bad boy she loves?

Laney Holt is a preacher’s daughter. A good girl. Her only goal was to get married, have babies, and live happily ever after, just like her parents. Only that didn’t happen. The two people closest to her betrayed her, and Laney’s dreams came crashing down. Now she’s left with an empty space she doesn’t know how to fill. Until she meets Jake Theopolis, a daredevil with a death wish who has heartbreaker written all over him.

Jake has no interest in thinking beyond the here and now. All he wants out of life is the next rush, the next �feel-good” thing to keep his mind off the pain of his past. His latest rush? Showing Laney there’s more to life than being a good girl—and that going bad can be so much fun. Her only concern now is how she can ever hope to satisfy the wild side of a boy like Jake. She’s looking forward to trying. And so is Jake.

If you love The Wild Ones, you'll be just as wild for M. Leighton's Bad Boys series which includes Down to You, Up to Me, and Everything for Us. 

Thanks to the lovely people at Berkley Trade, I have one copy of SOME LIKE IT WILD to offer a reader. The only catch is that you have to have a US/CA address. (Sorry international folks!)

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“I’ve got a thing for forbidden fruit, Laney Holt. Consider yourself warned.”

Laney Holt should have listened when the infamous Jake Theopolis warned her to stay away. His reputation in their small town was notorious – something a good little preacher’s daughter should definitely stay away from. But Laney was tired of being good. All that got her was a cheating fiancé and lying best friend. Laney’s ready for danger and she’s got her sights set on Jake.

Some Like It Wild is my first book from Leighton and I will say that I enjoyed it. Jake was entertaining from the start. From his introduction at the fair to the kissing booth then seeing Laney years later, I enjoyed getting in his head. He was straightforward and said what he was thinking at all times. You gotta admire that in a man. And he was a fireman…need I say more?

Laney, on the other hand, I went back and forth with. I liked her spirit and how she didn’t want to be this meek little girl. She wanted excitement and she went looking for it. But then when something scared her or challenged her, she retreated back into herself, let others control her life. Her ex-fiancé cheated on her, but she considered taking him back. Her best friend lied to her, yet she took her back like nothing happened. Her parents pushed her toward the ‘safe’ and she let them. When she finally does grow a backbone, you just want to shout ‘finally!’.

Speaking of the best friend and ex-fiancé, I was not a fan of the side characters. Her best friend was a horrible person and her ‘I only did it to prove it to you’ excuse was, I’m sorry, complete bullshit. I don’t know how Laney could ever trust her again. The ex-fiancé was your typical joe college asshole. And Laney’s parents, especially her dad, were extremely condescending and overbearing. They didn’t once care what their daughter wanted, they just wanted what was best for their family image. 

The banter between Laney and Jake was hilarious. I loved the way they played off of each other and how Jake was able to bring her out of her comfort zone. It was a very easy and cute read. The only thing about the writing that threw me a little was how every thought the characters had ended in an exclamation point.  I know that I don’t think in an excited tone every second of the day. So that was a little hard to red. But overall, I liked it and I wouldn’t be opposed to reading more from the author. 
I received a copy of this novel from the publisher for my honest opinion and review.
Big thanks to Berkeley Trade for allowing me partake in this tour.

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