Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Ready for Wild by Liora Blake

Title: Ready for Wild
Author: Liora Blake
My Rating: A

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Grand Valley #3
Main Characters: Braden and Amber
Release Date: October 2017
Publisher: Gallery
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Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
Featuring Liora Blake’s signature “funny, endearing, and more than a little hot” (Library Journal) style, the third novel in the Grand Valley series features a rough-talking game warden going toe-to-toe with a TV star who unexpectedly turns his life upside down.

Braden Montgomery is certain about three things: one, luck is for suckers; two, time spent outdoors is what keeps him sane; and, three, when it comes to sharing his bed, there’s only one female he’s willing to put up with—his Chesapeake Bay retriever, Charley. Braden’s constructed his life on these beliefs, and he’s quite content with the status quo.

But when a moment of bad luck lands Braden toe-to-toe with a blonde bombshell with her own television show, his stubbornly structured reality begins to unravel.

As for Amber Regan, her brand has been built on camo, cut-offs, and cleavage. With her own hunting show on the foremost sports channel and enough social media followers to garner her plenty of endorsement deals, Amber’s come a long way from the tomboy in a small Texas town she once was. Unfortunately, ratings are down and her contract for next season is in limbo, so she’s in desperate need of a reboot to save her show—and filming a rough and tough archery elk hunt in Colorado might be the way to do just that. Too bad the local game warden grunts more than he speaks, seems determined to despise her—and makes her heart race in all the most inconvenient ways.
My Review:
This was a sexy, fun story that I truly enjoyed. I love the idea of Amber. She's a sexy, blonde bombshell who models with guns in bikinis and has a hunting show where she's taken out on the most exclusive hunting ranches where she's completely catered to. She's everything Braden hates about hunting shows, so he's less than thrilled when he finds out that he's going to have to escort her out to the backcountry to see if she wants to bring her hunting show to his areas. 

Braden is a game warden. He's grumpy and curmudgeonly and isn't shy about showing it. He's also not shy about showing how he feels about Amber's fluffy style. But as he takes her out, he suddenly realizes that while she definitely has a flighty, bimbo type style for the camera, Amber truly is the real deal. She grew up hunting and knows as much, if not more, than he does about the sport. 

Suddenly his disdain switches to intrigue and fascination. I loved watching his attitude switch around for Amber. Unfortunately, Amber's show is on the chopping block and she's having to do everything she can to try and save it. If that means she has to pose and act, she will. Braden just doesn't get that aspect of her job, and that causes problems. 

I've loved this series. It's completely different and creative and this book especially was fantastic. I'm a Texas girl, so the hunting aspect of it worked for me. There were a few minor details that made me stop (the drive between Ft. Worth and Austin...yeah, no), but overall I thought this book was EXTREMELY well done and researched. It was fun and sexy and I was questioning right up until the very end how in the world the author was going to make it work out between Braden and Amber. 

It was a great book that's part of a great series. You can easily read any of the books as a stand alone, but I highly recommend the entire series. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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