Wilde Times by Savannah Young
Book 4: Old Town Country Romance Series
Publisher: Short on Time Books
Publication Date: October 5, 2014
Format: Paperback - 174 pages
Kindle - 1826 KB
Nook - 364 KB
Genre: Contemporary Romance
BUY THE BOOK: A Wilde Night
BUY THE SERIES: Old Town Country Romance Series
Book 1: Wilde Riders
Book 2: The Wilde One
Book 3: A Wilde Night
Book 4: Wilde Times
Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author / publisher in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book review event hosted by Reading Addiction Virtual Book Tours.
In high school, Jake Wilde was the star football player, who led his team to win the state championship. Now ten years later he’s the manger of his family’s bar, Haymakers, but the residents of rural Old Town still talk about his glory days in high school.
Harley Davis was always the girl-next-door…literally. Her family was neighbors with the Wilde family and the Wilde boys treated her like the little sister they never had. But Harley spent her adolescence dreaming that she’d one day be Jake Wilde’s girl.
She never anticipated that she’d be one of the many girls Jake sleeps with. It breaks Harley’s heart a little bit more every time Jake hooks up with someone other than her, which happens on a regular basis.
How much longer will Harley believe that having even a small piece of Jake is better than having no Jake at all?
My Book Review:
Welcome back to rural Old Town, NJ, home of loud trucks, cold beer, country music, and the hot Wilde brothers!
In each book of the Old Town Country Romance series, Author Savannah Young weaves an entertaining romantic tale that tells the story of each of the four Wilde brothers: Cooper, Jake, Tucker, and Hunter.
In Wilde Times, Author Savannah Young once again calls upon her NJ roots as the reader is transported back to the small rural town of Old Town, NJ, where this time the fourth and final book in the series focus is on Jake, the oldest Wilde brother and Harley's story. Told in the first person narrative, the reader follows Jake and Harley as their passionate romance unfolds like a classic country song.
Jake Wilde is your classic small town country boy, he was the most popular guy and star quarterback in high school, now ten years later he is the manager of Haymakers, the Wilde family owned bar. He's popular with the ladies, a player, man-whore, and only interested in one-night stands ... except deep down he's really in love with girl-next-door Harley Davis, but he thinks she could better than with him.
Harley Davis is the Wilde brothers girl-next-door neighbor. She has been in love with Jake since she was a kid, and even though she was a straight A student in high school and could have her pick of attending several Ivy League colleges, she chose to stay in Old Town and waitress at Haymakers so she could be close to Jake. Harley has a hard-as-nails and sassy image, she shows no outward emotions, even when she is falling apart inside. Harley and Jake have been hooking up for the last year, he was her first and only guy, and seeing him with other girls tears her apart, but having a piece of Jake is better than not having him at all, and she secretly hopes that one day he'll fall in love with her.
When Jake takes his player activity one step too far with Harley's arch nemesis, Regina Masters, in an effort to make Harley move on with her life, life in Old Town gets turned upside down and emotions run deep ... but can Jake and Harley find each other before it's too late?
I absolutely loved reading Jake and Harley's passionate romantic story. You can't help but get drawn into their lives, and embrace the beauty of how their complicated relationship develops from a friends-with-benefits to an undeniable love that was there all along. With drama, humor, and romance, Jake and Harley's connection is electric, but can they open their eyes and have a future together?
Jake and Harley's story is about two people who learn to let go of their doubts, insecurities, and fears in order to find the courage to open up their hearts to love. Not only are Jake and Harley perfect for each other, they simply complete each other! While I did love each of the Wilde brothers' stories, I have to admit that Jake and Harley's story was my favorite, and I loved how the author concludes the series, it is simply swoon worthy!
I would be remiss if I didn't mention that the story picks up where book three ended and it easily continues in a smooth flow. The brotherly bond, support, and antics of the other three charming Wilde brothers and their girlfriends, is once again interwoven in the storyline like it was in the other books in the series. Even tough this is the fourth and final book in the series, it can be a stand alone read as the author does interweave the other Wilde brothers' backstories within this storyline. But do yourself a favor and read the books in sequential order so that you can fully appreciate each of the sexy Wilde brothers individual stories, you won't be disappointed!
Wilde Times is an emotional and romantic tale that has a fun cast of characters, witty and humorous banter, drama, and a sweet and spicy romance set to a country theme.
RATING: 4 STARS
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