I have read quite a few of Michelle’s books now and I can easily say that this is my favorite of her series. I love them all, but there is just something really special about this series for me. I love the setting and the characters; the story is engaging and addictive and you can’t forget the steamy moments. I can always count on Michelle to deliver a great read.
Laney is a good girl through and through, nothing less is acceptable of the preacher’s daughter. She has lived a very sheltered life and always thought she knew what she wanted. When something happens to make her question everything she thought she knew, Laney is ready for a change and ready to be a bit daring. What I liked about Laney is that she is relatable. Everyone has had a time where they just didn’t know who they were and had to figure that out and that is exactly what we get to see Laney do.
Jake is a bad boy through and through and he has earned that reputation. Jake is unapologetic and what you see is what you get. He lives life the way he wants and doesn’t care what others think. He is also absolutely adorable and charming and that makes him so easy to love. He made me laugh on numerous occasions and that is one of my favorite traits. However, Jake is the way he is for a reason and well it broke my heart. Oh did I mention Jake is a firefighter?
Now I know what you are probably thinking; another good girl and bad boy story? And I’ll be honest, yes that is exactly what you get. But there is also a reason this trope has lasted so long because when it is done right it works and Michelle does it right! I for one never get tired of a bad boy. But what I love about Jake is that he never takes it to a “bad” level I am uncomfortable with. He is still a good person, just with a bit of a reckless streak. I loved watching him get Laney to open up and I loved watching Laney make Jake see that love isn’t a bad thing.
The chemistry between Jake and Laney is amazing. Those two just clicked and worked well together. They balanced each other perfectly and the chemistry between them led to some very steamy moments. But while the steamy scenes were wonderful they didn’t overshadow the story. The most important aspect was always their relationship and their character growth first and foremost, the steam was just another factor. It was the perfect balance and I love that they story wasn’t overtake by the schmexy.
I have to take a second to mention Jenna because I loved seeing her again! Girl always cracks me up. Even though we don’t see much of her, what we did see made me laugh out loud! I also liked meeting Jet, the hero of the next book in the series. I can tell already that we are going to get along wonderfully. I’ve been looking forward to meeting him since I saw that lovely tattoo on the cover of There’s Wild Then There’s You and damn I can’t wait much longer!
Some Like It Wild was another great addition to The Wild Ones series. It was sassy, fun, sexy, sweet, addictive, and wild. And just to give you one more little push to read this one I will leave you with one word: marshmallows.