Friday, June 14, 2013

Review: Wilde Nights in Paradise by Tonya Burrows

Title: Wilde Nights in Paradise
Author: Tonya Burrows
Series: Wilde Security #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 250 pages
Release Date: June 10, 2013
Imprint: Brazen
Publisher: Entangled Publishing

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He’ll guard her body all night long.

Former Marine Jude Wilde’s motto has always been “burn bridges and never look back,” so nobody is more surprised when Wilde Security is hired to protect assistant district attorney Libby Pruitt, the woman he loved and left. Although she makes it clear she wants nothing to do with Jude, they’re forced to fake a relationship for her safety. He can’t ignore the heat still simmering between them, and when her stalker’s threats escalate to attempted murder, he’s left with no choice but to whisk her away to a friend’s safe house in Key West, FL.

Cooped up in paradise together, Jude begins to chip away at Libby’s resolve to hate him. But even as she gives in to his proximity and her body’s demands for his, she refuses to fall for his charms again. Maybe a torrid affair in the sun is exactly what she needs to get him out of her system. But when her stalker tracks them down, can they escape the steamy Key West night without anyone getting hurt? 

My Review:

Jude Wilde, has always been the family screw up, and he definitely screwed up when he left the only woman he loved eight years before. When he’s asked to guard Libby Pruitt, his one and only love, he doesn’t want to. He’s afraid of looking back into his past, since he’s always been a never look back kind of guy.

I loved Jude from the very beginning, I mean I even want to smack his brothers for not supporting their brother more. Seriously, but I understood, I mean he’s perpetuated the belief he’s a screw up.

These two together is explosive, and it touches on Tonya Burrow’s other series HORNET, and I liked that little glimpse. There is this tenderness between the two, which made me sigh and wish for my own Jude.

With their past, it was understandable for Libby to be wary, since she only sees the fa├žade that Jude shows the world. Watching Libby realize that Jude is so much more than the image he projects adds this delicious dimension to the story.

Ms. Burrows is truly a mistress with words, and I definitely will be spending more and more time in every world she gives me. Hopefully I don’t have to wait too long for future Wilde Security stories.

5 Books

I received a copy in exchange for my honest review. I was not compensated for my review.

About the Author:

Tonya Burrows | Writing has always been my one true love. I wrote my first novel-length story in 8th grade and haven't stopped since. I received a B.A. in creative writing from SUNY Oswego and I'm now working on a MFA in popular fiction at Seton Hill University.

When I'm not writing, I spend my time reading, painting (badly), exploring new places, and enjoying time with my family. Give me a good horror movie over a chick flick any day. (And, let's be honest, I'll take a bad horror movie too!) I'm a geek at heart and pledge my avid TV fandom to Supernatural and Doctor Who. I'm also a big fan of The Voice. What can I say? Guilty pleasure.

I share my life with two dogs and a ginormous cat. We live in a small town in PA, but I suffer from a bad case of wanderlust and usually end up moving someplace new every few years. Luckily, my animals are all excellent travel buddies.

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