Monday, October 14, 2013

review: Wild Child by Molly O'Keefe

Wild ChildWild Child ~ Molly O'Keefe
4 of 5 stars
Expected publication date: 10.29.2013
DRC provided by NetGalley

Perfect for readers of Susan Elizabeth Phillips and Rachel Gibson, this sizzling romance tells the story of a sexy small-town mayor and a notorious “bad girl,” who discover that home really is where the heart is.

Monica Appleby is a woman with a reputation. Once she was America’s teenage “Wild Child,” with her own reality TV show. Now she’s a successful author coming home to Bishop, Arkansas, to pen the juicy follow-up to her tell-all autobiography. Problem is, the hottest man in town wants her gone. Mayor Jackson Davies is trying to convince a cookie giant to move its headquarters to his crumbling community, and Monica’s presence is just too . . . unwholesome for business. But the desire in his eyes sends a very different message: Stay, at least for a while.

Jackson needs this cookie deal to go through. His town is dying and this may be its last shot. Monica is a distraction proving too sweet, too inviting—and completely beyond his control. With every kiss he can taste her loneliness, her regrets, and her longing. Soon their uncontrollable attraction is causing all kinds of drama. But when two lost hearts take a surprise detour onto the bumpy road of unexpected love, it can only lead someplace wonderful.

“Molly O’Keefe is a unique, not-to-be-missed voice in romantic fiction.”—New York Times bestselling author Susan Andersen  (thanks GoodReads for the summary)

My Thoughts -
I thought this story was cute. And kind of fluffy. It was a fast paced easy read that I quite enjoyed. I thought the dilemma of the town was unique and something that unfortunately is happening all over our country. I thought the idea of the TV reality show to pick the town the "nasty" cookie factory goes into was a great idea - the men of Alaska....what's that website address?

Jackson and Monica are great together and have decent chemistry. I didn't feel the tension in the air though when they got together...I felt it more with the art teacher and the slimbag. You do get to care about the people of Bishop though and really have to try a piece of Cora's Pecan pie as you go along though it.

Great story...more in this series??


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