Title: Too Wild to Tame
Author: Tessa Bailey
My Rating: A
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Romancing the Clarksons #2
Main Characters: Aaron and Grace
Release Date: September 2016
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Sexual Intensity: hot
By day, Aaron Clarkson suits up, shakes hands, and acts the perfect gentleman. But at night, behind bedroom doors, the tie comes off and the real Aaron comes out to play. Mixing business with pleasure got him fired, so Aaron knows that if he wants to work for the country's most powerful senator, he'll have to keep his eye on the prize. That's easier said than done when he meets the senator's daughter, who's wild, gorgeous, and 100 percent trouble.
Grace Pendleton is the black sheep of her conservative family. Yet while Aaron's presence reminds her of a past she'd rather forget, something in his eyes keeps drawing her in. Maybe it's the way his voice turns her molten. Or maybe it's because deep down inside, the ultra-smooth, polished Aaron Clarkson might be more than even Grace can handle . . .My Review:
There is one word that fully describes this book...passionate.
Whoa, is this book hot, like scorching steam rising off the page hot...wow!
This is a total opposites attract story. Aaron is an extremely reserved and manipulative politician. Nothing gets to him emotionally...nothing. Not his family, not this commemorative road trip because of his dead mother, not guilt over what he's done to further his career. He's completely driven to hit his political goals and nothing is going to stand in his way.
Grace is...other-worldly. She's a wild child. Something traumatic happened to her when she was 16 and that's affected everything about how she approaches the world. Needless to say, she does not fit in with her senator father's political life. That's why very few people even know of her existence.
I'll be honest...this book is not going to be for everyone. When I started reading it, it was hard to know whether I was going to love or hate it. Grace looks at the world completely different from anyone else does. She almost seems like she's a little mentally off, especially at first. And the whole book reflects that. There's a surreal quality to the writing that is just like Grace is. Everything feels floaty and symbolic and has the tiniest magical edge to it....and that definitely is not going to work for everyone. But once I let myself sink into the rhythm and the writing of the book, I found it beautifully written and well done.
And that's before we even get to the relationship between Grace and Aaron. Aaron is used to having everything in his life a very set, certain way. Grace comes nowhere close to fitting into that mold and her presence throws everything about Aaron off and out of whack. That's freeing for him and his entire whole responds to that change...that freedom. It puts him in a place where he's out of control. Grace spins him out of control. Gah...it's a gorgeous thing to read.
Needless to say, I loved this book. It was phenomenal to read. I felt transported to a magical place where anything is possible including the melting and transformation of a guy like Aaron. It was gorgeous!
I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.