5 Wild ones can’t be tamed stars!!!
I had always known he wasn’t mine to keep, but that didn’t change the way I loved him—quietly, gently, and from afar.
As the seasons changed, the corn stalks grew strong, and the grapevines flourished with hope. But none of it mattered, not when the soil at our feet bound us in a century-old rivalry. We’d never even had a chance.
They said life flashed before your eyes on the way to death, but on that night, after my final scream burst from my throat and my world started to fade to black, I only thought of him. Of his sweet chocolate eyes, his desperately cautious stare, and his silence that carried more weight than gold.
I should have died that night. Instead, I crossed the moonlit bridge and never returned.
I let rivalry win. If only that had been enough to keep us all safe. If only we didn’t have a bridge between us
Holy moly slow burn deliciousness …. that was fantastic. I loved the chemistry, growing up together, family drama, secret romance, horrible background stories, mysterious danger, etc. This had everything you could possibly hope for and more.
Camila is everything you want in a female protagonist from the beginning on, she’s feisty and headstrong. She leads with her heart and loves every minute of life. I do see throughout the book where she does get beat down a little bit at a time but keeps bouncing back. Her optimism seems to help everyone around her and does lead to her nickname with Ridge. I liked her evolution through the book and how while she could see the light in every situation she did get tougher skin later in life.
Ridge was the outcast the bad boy from the wrong side of the tracks or so everyone but Camila thought. I liked how she didn’t judge him at all and how he couldn’t help but let her in. While Ridge was a man of few words his words always meant something and even though sometimes they weren’t very kind in this book there was a story behind them. I couldn’t handle how kind he was to everyone even though he had so many reasons to lash out.
“Living in the moment is not about perfection, my son. Life is meant to be messy and challenging. It is our privilege to free our thoughts, sort through the chaos, and take what survives to bring us closer to our destiny. Our path is never ending. Imperfections will challenge us, break us, and in the end, make us whole.”
About the Author…
K.K. Allen is the USA TODAY Bestselling and award-winning contemporary romance author of sweet, sexy, and inspiring stories that evoke emotion at every turn.
K.K.’s debut romance novel, Up in the Treehouse, was named the Best New Adult Book of the Year by RT Book Reviews, an honor beyond belief. And she continues to take reader’s emotions on an epic ride every single time with real, layered, coming of age romance stories that will make you fall in love over and over again.
Born in Hawaii, raised in Washington, and currently residing in Florida, K.K. lives for laughs with her little dude, the great outdoors, watching football, dancing the night away, and her eclectic taste in music.
K.K. also loves connecting with her readers and attends signings when she can! You can find upcoming event dates and other information at: www.kkallen.com.
K.K.’s next book, title coming soon, is a standalone romantic suspense, and it’s coming very soon. Add it to your TBR today!