"Wild" Review

by Sophie Jordan
Publisher: William Morrow
Release Date: Nov 18, 2014
Source: sent by publisher

My Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Summary from goodreads.com:

Months after her boyfriend dumped her, Georgia can still hear the insults he hurled at her. Boring. Predictable. Tame. Tired of feeling bad, she’s ready to change her image, and go a little wild. What better way to prove her ex wrong than a hot night of sexual adventure at the secret campus kink club?

In the shadowy den of the kink club, she unexpectedly runs into Logan Mulvaney, her friend’s little brother. A player extraordinaire too hot for his own good, he may be younger, but the guy is light years ahead when it comes to sexual experience. Now he’s telling her to go home—“good girls” don’t belong here!

Georgia is tired of having others define her. She’s going to teach Logan a lesson he won’t forget—one white hot, mind-wrecking kiss . . . that leads to another . . . and another . . . and. . . . Realizing she’s way in over her head, Georgia runs.

Only Logan won’t let her go. Everywhere she goes he’s there, making her want every inch of him. Making her forget who she is. Who he is. And just how wrong they are for each other.
My Review:

This one is a bit difficult for me to review, the book is definitely out of my comfort zone, and there were things that I found very unbelievable. But I can't ignore the fact that I read this book entirely in one day and it was "wild"ly readable.

Two things held me back from completely enjoying this New Adult novel. First, I felt like "the club" was added for shock value and didn't add any substance to the story. There were many excuses as to why the two main characters were there, neither were there to sleep around. So it just seemed like the club scenes were for shock value. Secondly, even though the younger guy/older girl scenario is one of my favorites, it didn't work for me here, in fact Logan seemed like an older guy! Logan as a character just acted way too old. I could not believe that he was 18, the way he was written. It wasn't just his experience, but the whole way he carried himself was that of a guy at least 10 years older.

Even with those two issues, this book was still a really fun read. The author's writing flows so well, you just want to keep turning the pages. I actually did really like the story about Georgia wanting to be free of all of the (somewhat self-imposed) restrictions on her life, concerning college, her overall reputation, and even who she dates. This part of the story really did feel like what the New Adult genre should be about, and I think it was done really well. I would have loved for the rest of the story to be this believable and thoughtful.

Main Characters: 4/5
Supporting Characters: 4/5
Setting: 4/5

Romance: 4/5

Uniqueness: 3/5
Cover: 3/5
Writing: 5/5

Bottom Line: While I had a few issues with this book, it was very readable and I really liked the author's writing style. I'm interested in reading other books from her that may be more my style, and a little less "Wild."

Disclosure: I received a  copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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