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ARC Review of The Wild One by Ruth Cole

Hi guys, today we'll be discussing The Wild One, the upcoming novel from Ruth Cardello. As usual, we start with a brief disclaimer. The views presented in this post are 100% my own and are not intended to sway you in any way against or towards any particular direction. This is simply my honest thoughts of the book. Now let’s dive into the actual review.

Book Blurb

She wants to go wild. A billionaire decides to go with her. For two Americans in Paris, love wasn’t in the plans in New York Times bestselling author Ruth Cardello’s sexy high-stakes romance.


After years of choosing safe over satisfying, a weeklong Paris fling sounds perfect to Wren Heath. And who better to have it with than Mauricio Romano, a billionaire with a reputation as a first-class heartbreaker. A few days. Fun, then done. What happens on vacation stays on vacation, right?


Paris was Mauricio’s playground, and love was never part of the game. Lust? Toujours. Then he meets a sweet woman who wants to be a sex kitten. He knows how to give her the wildest five days and nights of her life. No commitments. No strings. But the hotter it gets, the harder it is to remember his own rules.


What do you do when what happens in Paris stays in your heart and then shows up at home?


Are these two destined to clash or destined for love?


If you haven't read the book as yet, feel free to grab a copy of the book on Amazon here:

https://amzn.to/38CTB5y (currently available for pre-order)


My Opinion


Rating - 3 Stars



This book was supplied to me for free by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Wild One becomes available to the general public on January 28, 2020.


The Wild One was my introduction to Ruth Cardello's body of work and, as such, was the first one I read in the series. I think this may have left me at a disadvantage as there were random chapters of the novel that focused on a completely different character. I found myself wondering if it was a character from the first book I missed in the series or was meant to be a set up for the third installment. As such, it was a bit distracting for me as it pulled me out of the story that I was supposed to be invested in.


Once I got past that, however, I was able to appreciate the story for what it was a fun, cute whirlwind of a romance. Mauricio and Wren were both fleshed out perfectly, and their backgrounds made an adorable couple. Usually, I wouldn't say I like insta-romances, but Cardello paced the story in such a unique way that we could feel the slowed state of time that the characters were experiencing.


The novel did get a bit predictable by the end, but I strangely enjoyed knowing that the story went in the direction I was hoping.


Overall, I found this novel to be a quick, fun and entertaining read. I can't wait to hear your thoughts after January 28!


Do you agree with my review?


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Until next time, walk good.


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