Monday, January 13, 2014

ARC Review: The Wild One by Magan Vernon

The Wild One
(Forever Wild #3)
Author: Magan Vernon
Publisher: Beautifully Broken Books
Publication Date: January 13, 2014
Genre: New Adult
Source: eARC via Inkslinger PR

The Wild One is the third book in the Forever Wild Serial. (This is a six part series with one book releasing every 3 weeks)

Wes never considered himself a lucky man - until one wild night in Vegas that ended with a marriage to Valerie Wilder. She doesn’t consider herself as lucky, and gives him thirty days to sign the divorce papers, forgetting their marriage every existed. There’s just one problem.

He’s fallen hard for Valerie.

Wes loves everything about the girl he married by mistake, except the fact that he doesn’t feel worthy of her - especially when hedge funder Max Green keeps coming back in the picture. Wes can’t compete with the rich and powerful man who also wants Valerie as his own, but he doesn’t want to lose her. To prove his love for Valerie and save their marriage, Wes is going to fight hard for the woman he loves, putting his wild side behind him to be the man she needs. Before it’s too late.


I am really enjoying this serial novel by Magan Vernon. It’s the first of this kind that I’ve ever read and the only downside to it is that I have to wait 3 weeks for the next installment. The Wild One is the first installment in the series that is from Wes’ point of view and I liked it. Finally, we get a little insight into what he’s thinking and feeling, as well as a little bit of his background. He may be 6 feet of solid muscle and hotness but there’s a vulnerable and somewhat insecure guy inside there. Seeing this side made me like him even more.

I kind of always knew Wes had some real feelings for Val, despite his less than stellar reasons for marrying her. He admittedly thought she was his rich ticket out of Vegas when he married her but he didn’t treat her like that and he has definitely garnered some genuine feelings for her. He wants to make something work with Val and he actually loves her. He wants her to give him a shot and I liked that he opened up to her. However, he’s got some insecurities and he certainly let Max play off of those. I know he’ll make the right decision but I just hope he does it in time.

The sexy times between Val and Wes are ALWAYS steamy and this episode didn’t disappoint. However, there were also some really sensual and romantic times between them as well and I liked that addition. We get a little glimpse into what they would be like as a legitimate couple and I think they are great together. I also liked how protective and caring Val’s roommate and friend, Paige, is and even though she comes off as a real bitch, she obviously loves Val. It also seems like we may get to see Melanie and John again in a future episode and I’m really excited about that.

Overall, this was another fun, sexy and fabulous addition to the series and I’m excited to get back into Val’s head in the next episode and see where Magan will take her relationship and feelings for Wes. I would also like to see Max get punched in the face, or preferably the junk, sometime in the near future. Just saying.

~IPOD Pick~
“I’ll Make Love to You” by Boyz II Men

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  1. Chelsea, This was a great review. Thanks for wrapping it all up so nicely. I definitely have to get this book. It sounds right up my alley.

    A Bookish Escape

  2. Thank you! I have really been enjoying this series and it is super fun and sexy!


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