Saturday, March 29, 2014

G286 E-Reading: Book Review of Wilde Riders by Savannah Young

Name of Book: Wilde Riders

Author: Savannah Young

ISBN/ASIN: B00IDWDWJ8

Publisher: Short on time books

Part of a Series: Old Town Country Romance

Type of book: Country, wealth, dating, romance, adult, short time to fall in love, brotherhood, relationships

Year it was published: 2014

Summary:

FOUR WILDE BROTHERS…ONE WILDE COUNTRY BAND

WILDE RIDERS is the first novel in a spicy new contemporary romance series about four sexy brothers, their small-town bar and their local country band. WILDE RIDERS can be read as a STAND ALONE NOVEL or as part of the SERIES.

Cooper Wilde spent his entire adolescence counting the days until he could escape rural northwest New Jersey. Now at 26, he can’t believe he’s coming back. But his late father’s bar, Haymakers, is in financial trouble and his older brother, Jake, has asked for Cooper’s help.

Riley Smith, 25, is fresh out of her Ivy League MBA program and wants to make an impression on her employer, H & C Bank. Her first solo assignment is a fraud investigation on a business loan they made to Haymakers.

Even though Old Town is less than 90 minutes from New York City, Riley feels like she’s stepped into another world in this remote, one-bar town. Riley can’t wait to do her business and get back to the city as quickly as her sports car will take her…until she meets Cooper Wilde. He’s not like the other guys in this rural town and Riley feels inexplicably attracted to him.

Characters:

The characters were slightly interesting: Cooper, or Coop as he's known, is a successful brother that is best described as intense and is on a path to become a millionaire by the age of thirty. He also has a love/hate relationship with where he came from, which I feel wasn't explored adequately. Riley is a banker and has very negative experiences in dating, especially when it comes to dating Wall street men who do nothing but brag about their achievements. Other characters include Coop's three brothers and Riley's girlfriend. Although I don't recall the names, I recall that the oldest one is a playboy while the younger one is a gentle brother who fought in a war and has issues with appearance, while the youngest one is a shy brother.

Theme:

Love is unexpected

Plot:

The book is written in first person narrative from Riley's and Cooper's points of views, and don't worry, the chapters are named after the character who should be doing the speaking. I think it was me, but I couldn't really sense the chemistry or romance between the main leads, and somehow the book was kind of predictable for me. That is there didn't seem suspense in what would happen.

Author Information:
(from goodreads.com)

born New Jersey, The United States
gender female
website http://oldtowncountryromance.tumblr.com
member since February 2014

Romance novelist Savannah Young grew up in rural northwest New Jersey in a place very similar to the fictional Old Town, which is featured in her books. When she's not at her computer creating spicy stories, Savannah is traveling to exotic locales or spending time with her husband and their bloodhounds.

Opinion:

While the writing was good, I guess it must be me because I guess I wanted a more realistic look at romance where characters take time to fall in love instead of everything happening instantly. However, if you like instant romances then this is the right book to read. Other than that complaint in my case, I liked getting a glimpse of the four brothers as well as the unconventional romance where the character has to hide a part of himself just to get a chance with a girl. This is a lighthearted and short book, so if you're in the mood for that, you've come to the right review.

Quick Notes: This is for Reading Addiction 

3 out of 5
(0: Stay away unless a masochist 1: Good for insomnia 2: Horrible but readable; 3: Readable and quickly forgettable, 4: Good, enjoyable 5: Buy it, keep it and never let it go.)

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