Wild Child

Wild Child

Paperback - 2013
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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

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"If there is one contemporary romance novel you must read in 2013, this is it. . . . This book, this book . . . . I could go on and on . . . but I will just end with this: not only was the plot beautiful but the writing was as well." -- Love's a State of Mind
 
"One of my favorite things about [Molly O'Keefe's] books is the way they refuse to shy away from messy, complicated characters and relationships. Wild Child is no different in that regard. . . . It is a testament to O'Keefe's skill as a writer and a storyteller that she imbues Jackson and Monica's stories (as a fledgling couple and as individuals) with a tremendous amount of emotional depth and sensitivity. . . . O'Keefe can bring characters . . . into vivid and compelling life as they stumble, sometimes joyously, often painfully, always passionately, toward love and mutual happiness." -- Dear Author
 
"I fell in love with this book from the very beginning. . . . It has the right amount of romance . . . and the sex scenes were hot too." -- Night Owl Reviews
 
"As I have come to expect from Molly O'Keefe, Wild Child is a deliciously steamy romance that has plenty of substance. . . . Another fabulous book by a very gifted author who I highly recommend to anyone who enjoys contemporary romances." -- Book Reviews & More by Kathy
 
"Molly O'Keefe is one of my favorite writers. You can count on her to create characters that will test you and take your emotions for a spin, one moment loving them, the next wanting to give them a good shake. Well, she didn't let me down with this story! . . . The writing is spectacular and meaningful, the story has depth and the characters extremely interesting and true to their designed nature. I make no bones about O'Keefe being one of my favorite writers and, even though I was prepared for a good book, I was blown away by this one." -- The Book Nympho
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 2013
Edition: Bantam Books mass market ed
ISBN: 9780345533715
Branch Call Number: ROM OKE
ROM OKE
Characteristics: 356 p. ; 18 cm

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doylej
Aug 18, 2014

This book was not at all what I expected -- it was so much better thanks to its surprisingly deep emotional currents. (A case of don't judge a book by its cover as its cover promises a pretty typical romance -- which I am all for, don't get me wrong -- but it delivers so much more than that.) Jackson Davies, our hero, had more flaws than typically found in romance novels, and Monica Appleby, our heroine, had a core of strength that was as unexpected as it was welcome. Extra points for a secondary story line that *didn't* turn out all nice and easy as is often the case. I found myself nearly sobbing at the end of it, thanks to a well-earned emotional payoff, and the characters stuck with me for awhile in a way that most don't. Definitely looking forward to reading the next in this series.

booklady1 Feb 08, 2014

This is a passionate contemporary romance novel, that is filled with heartrending emotion.

kye123 Nov 25, 2013

THIS IS A GREAT BOOK TO READ

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