Published: June 10 2013 by Entangled Brazen
Source: eARC provided for honest review
Where to buy:
Barnes & Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/wilde-nights-in-paradise-tonya-burrows/1115375441?ean=9781622662241
Wilde nights in paradise follows the story of former marine Jude Wilde as he is assigned to the next case that lands on the desk of the security company that he owns along with his brothers. The problem being the person that he needs to protect is the girl that he dumped 8 years ago by kissing another girl in front of her, talk about awkward! It is her father that has decided that he wants to hire the company and specifically have Jude take care of her, and we notice a bit of bitter blood between Jude and Libby's dad, and we don't find out until much later what it is about, and I was surprised to learn the truth.
Libby is an extremely hard working lawyer, and she thinks that the threats that she has been getting are not that serious, and her dad and Jude are over reacting and she does not need to be taken anywhere, until a car tries to run over her and Jude as they are standing just outside of her office, then she starts to understand that this person is not playing a game with her, he means business.
Jude decides that the safest place for them is at a safe house in Key West. They are there alone, and in tight living quarters, so it gets increasingly hard to ignore the attraction between the two of them, it is like no time has passed, and this is not sitting well with Libby as she still wants to be angry with him for what he had done in the past. As the story progresses Libby learns things about Jude that seem to contradict what type of person she thought he was, and we start to see that the facade that he has put on for all these years, is not the true Jude, and maybe he is someone that she can fall in love with all over again. And let me just mention that when we find out what the meaning of his tattoo on his back is, I guarantee you will do the same thing I did and go "awwww" aloud!
Overall I really enjoyed this book with all the twists and turns, and just when you think you have it pegged for who is the threat to Libby, it is thrown for a loop, and it is someone you may not have suspected at all, that was a great twist! The romance is not straight off the bat, and I liked that, we have to see these two characters find out who the other one is all over again, and figure out if that person is someone that they could be with, it was really nicely written. I am going to give this one a 4/5.