Friday, December 15, 2017

Blog Tour: Love So Wild by Marquita Valentine

Love So Wild by Marquita Valentine
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publishing Date: December 13th, 2017

Pilot Elijah Lawson always knew he’d return to Jessamine, marry a hometown girl and settle into very predictable life. After all, he made promises to his parents that once he’d gotten his fill of adventure that he would do exactly that… and Eli was a man of his word. Only he's never been able to get the bewitching redhead he’d fallen hard for two years earlier out of his head and he’s afraid that no woman in Jessamine will ever measure up.
Unfortunately, that doesn’t stop his family from trying to set him up with every single woman in town… until Skye Holland shows up on his doorstep.
The only reason Skye Holland moved back to North Carolina was so she could do the right thing for her one year old son. A boy, after all, needed his father, while she… she simply needed a fresh start. But first, she has to let Eli know that their red-hot affair had consequences. Consequences she has no intentions of repeating, no matter how many old feelings come rushing to the surface when they’re together.
Too bad for Skye that Elijah has other ideas and he’s not going to let this second chance at love get away again.

LoveSoWild_Cover (1)3 stars 
Review By Trinette Dungee

Elijah Lawson has never been one to let any grass grow under his feet. As a pilot he’s traveled the world and never thought of settling in one place; until he spent a magical few months with Skylar Holland. Skylar snuffed out that desire to travel from place to place. She turned him into a one woman man and he would have been happy to that man had she not up and left him without a trace. For two years Elijah has thought about her and what happened. When Skylar turns up on his doorstep she does show up alone. 
Skylar Holland wasn’t the marrying kind. Oh she wanted to be and Elijah Lawson would have been the perfect man. The time she spent with him was the best in her life but haunted by her childhood Skylar knows she’s not what Eli really needs. The decision she made to leave him was really for his own good. Two years later she’s stands in front of him because it’s no longer what best for her or Eli.
 This was a quick read. Like many of Marquita’s series, all roads seem to lead to Holland Springs but it seems like this is the first book where and actual full series directly crosses paths with Holland Spring. As with the other Lawson men, Eli knows the woman he want and does everything he can to get her. What I liked about this book was the romantic side of the man. Eli’s heart is clear and his not ashamed to say or admit it. 
What didn’t quite work for me was the speed of this book and some of the gaps. It seems one minute Skylar is at Eli’s door saying she doesn’t want or expect an actual relationship and the next, they are knee deep in each other. 
There are quite a few references to characters from Love So Irresistible Book #3 in the Lawson Brothers Series and from the Holland Springs Series, which I felt like left a lot of questions. Since I read the other books I was able to fill in the blanks. So although it is said that this book can be read as a stand-alone, I would recommend reading those two series first. 
Although the signature romance and sweetness that I like from Marquita’s books was there; this book just didn’t move me the way others have. While I liked it, it’s not in my top list of favorite Marquita Valentine’s books. However, it was a nice quick read for the snowy day I had. 

I LOVE huge families and because it seems like quite a few series link back to Holland Springs, I think it’s time to list a family tree in the books. That would be so awesome!


She rushed out of the kitchen before anyone could stop her, going as fast as she could without breaking into a run. But by the time she got to her room, Elijah had caught up. He grabbed her by the arm and pushed her inside, closing the door behind them.

“Mind telling me what that was all about?” he asked, even as sparks of desire tripped up and down her arm from where their skin touched.

Did he feel it, too?

“I was only stating the truth,” she insisted.

“Your truth is to tell us that we shouldn’t bother getting to know you because all that matters is Miles?”

She closed her eyes for a moment. “Of course, he’s all that matters. I stopped mattering as soon as he was born!”

“Well, that’s not how we do things in this family. You matter just as much."

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About the Author:
Marquita Valentine is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Holland Springs and Boys of the South series.
Since first taking the plunge in July of 2012 to self publish, Marquita Valentine has appeared on the Top 100 Bestselling Ebooks Lists on iBooks, Amazon Kindle, and Barnes&Noble. She's been called "one of the best new voices in romance" (Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews) and her books have been accused of being "a sexy, fun, and slightly addicting contemporary read" (The Book Queen).
When she's not writing sexy heroes who adore their sassy heroines, she enjoys shopping, reading, and spending time with her family and friends. Married to her high school sweetheart, Marquita lives in a seriously small town in the south with her husband, two kids, and a dog.
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