Series: Wild Boys After Dark, Book 1
Author: Melissa Foster
Publisher: World Literary Press
Release Date: November 15, 2015
Genre: Contemporary, Suspense, Romance
ARC Received From & Reviewed For: Tasty Book Tours
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Stella “Stormy” Knight is an expert at hiding—her feelings, her past, and her identity. Sometimes all that hiding takes its toll, and she needs to come out from under that heavy suit of armor and cut loose—but it never takes her long to put it right back on and disappear without a trace.
Private Investigator Logan Wild is relentless in his pursuit to discover the truth for his clients. He works hard, plays even harder, and always walks away unscathed and untethered. Until he meets mysterious and sexy-as-hell Stormy, who leaves him craving more than a one-night stand.
Passion ignites, secrets are shared, and their deep connection is impossible to ignore. But in order to have a future, Logan must uncover Stormy’s dark past—and when he does, he’ll hold her fate in his hands.
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Logan's great at finding. Stormy's great at hiding. The challenge isn't trying to figure out how to stay hidden or figure out what is hidden. For Stormy, the challenge is learning to trust Logan with her secret and that he will, indeed, keep her safe. For Logan, it's gaining Stormy's trust and proving he's man enough to care, love, and protect her.
For as short as a story as this is, Ms. Foster did an admirable job of presenting that challenge. She made the attraction between Logan and Stormy real, made Stormy's hesitation of letting Logan in understandable, made Logan's approach toward her believable. The push and pull for more, the give and take of information, created an environment for love to happen.
But it happened almost instantly. That took me aback.
I know why though. The books I've read by Ms. Foster are much, much longer. Love doesn't happen overnight or in a matter of days. Love might've happened before for the couple and they're rediscovering it. Or love grows between a couple after spending copious amounts of time together. This is what I'm used to reading from Ms. Foster. I'm used to slow and steady, not quick and ready.
That doesn't, however, deter from this story's ability to entertain and engage me. I like the attraction, the lust, the dirty talk. The grittiness of this story is a bit of a surprise but the tender moments between Logan and Stormy are the highlights for me.
This is a good opening story for this series. The characters are solid and diverse. Their lives interwoven by friendship and work. One shining aspect is the Wild family's devotion to each other and the ones they love. They work hard, play harder, and love wholeheartedly. That blend is enticing enough for this reader. I hope it's just as alluring for the women coming into the Wild Boys' lives.
Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes contemporary romance, new adult, contemporary women’s fiction, suspense, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the World Literary Café and Fostering Success. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.
Melissa hosts an Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family.