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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Review of Wild Thing

Wild Thing
Wild Thing
Robin Kaye
Sourecebooks Casablanca
ISBN 9781402257278
   Hunter Kincaid, whitewater-rafting guide, just scored the one job most men would kill for. He is escorting a group of sportswear models through the wilderness for a photo shoot. The manager of Action-Models, Toni Russo, is not what Hunter is looking for in a woman; but he finds her goth look a big turn on. Toni is not interested in any man, especially not survivor man. 
   Hunter stumbles upon a book that Toni is reading about how to marry a man. He gets a copy to study as a joke; but becomes more and more infatuated with her. All Toni wants to do is get the night mare week over with and return to New York. She has experienced panic attacks ever since she was a child and became lost in the woods for three days. Hunter is determined to help her overcome her fear and get closer to her in the process.
   This is the fifth book in the Domestic Gods series by Robin Kaye. I have not read any of the other books, nor I have read this author before. The book is not a bad read; but I found it a bit too hokey. Toni is very unpredictable and actually seems rather immature for her age. This could be due to the fact she practically raised herself from a very young age. Her mother goes through husbands like some of us would go through a package of bon bons leaving her little choice. Hunter is the real he man rescuer. This makes Toni a rather unlikely match except for the fact she needs all the help she can get. All of the other characters have some real character flaws considering most are professionals. In addition, the relationship spun completely out of control between Hunter and Toni and they end up in a "till death due us part" deal in a few days time. The entire storyline became a bit unbelievable. Even so, it was not a bad read. I just prefer my stories to be believable.
   I wish to thank Sourcebooks for providing me with an ebook copy for reading and reviewing purposes. I was not required to write a positive review. I was not compensated in anyway except for receiving the book to review.
I give Wild Thing 3 out of 5 stars