FOUR WILDE BROTHERS…ONE WILDE COUNTRY BAND
WILDE RIDERS is the first novel in a spicy new contemporary romance series about four sexy brothers, their small-town bar and their local country band. WILDE RIDERS can be read as a STAND ALONE NOVEL or as part of the SERIES.
Cooper Wilde spent his entire adolescence counting the days until he could escape rural northwest New Jersey. Now at 26, he can’t believe he’s coming back. But his late father’s bar, Haymakers, is in financial trouble and his older brother, Jake, has asked for Cooper’s help.
Riley Smith, 25, is fresh out of her Ivy League MBA program and wants to make an impression on her employer, H & C Bank. Her first solo assignment is a fraud investigation on a business loan they made to Haymakers.
Even though Old Town is less than 90 minutes from New York City, Riley feels like she’s stepped into another world in this remote, one-bar town. Riley can’t wait to do her business and get back to the city as quickly as her sports car will take her…until she meets Cooper Wilde. He’s not like the other guys in this rural town and Riley feels inexplicably attracted to him.
I had two of these books (book 2 and book 3) sent to me for an honest review as part of a promotional tour. Now, I prefer to read books in sequence because you can guarantee that it will give away who's with who in book one and that ruins the fun.
Luckily, book 1 was free on Kindle when I checked and decided - obviously - to take a break from my ARC list and decided to start this series.
It wasn't until I started reading books that I realized how much I love a man in jeans, a cowboy hat and boots. I mean.... WOW.
Anyway, back to the book.
Cooper Wilde has done everything he can to get out of Old Town, New Jersey. He went to Columbia and then moved to NY and works on Wall Street.
Riley also lives in NY, work orientated and not looking for a Wall Street Wannabe.
Riley is sent to Rural New Jersey to investigate a fraud claim against a loan taken out Jake Wilde...
That's when two neighbors (practically) cross paths miles away from home.
Riley's first instinct is to tell the Hick from the Sticks that she's not looking for a Wall Street Wannabe which is part of who Cooper is. She might not see it, but he's part wall, part hick.
This makes Coopers lie to Riley so that she can get to know him and fall in love with him before she finds out about who he really is.
After crashing her car and losing a bet, she winds up staying at the Wilde house for the weekend.
Love QUICKLY blossoms and this was where I found a few "huh" moments.
I didn't get the impression Cooper loved her.
& I didn't get the impression he was intense like everyone suddenly noted.
As a whole, I loved the idea, I just think it was missing something... especially in the sex scenes... it all seem pretty one sided and not as hot as it could have been..
Looking forward to book 2!