When Nicole Adams abruptly cancels their secret fling, Troy Thompson is stunned. The sex between them is sizzling, but she’s ready to move on—find a reliable guy, settle down, pop out a few babies. The thought of Nic in another man’s arms is maddening. And while her agenda freaks him out, Troy knows there’s no one in town nearly good enough for her. No one, that is, except him.
She’s his redemption and his future
Nicole doesn’t regret her sexual romp with Troy, but when he insists on taking the next step with her—marriage and parenthood—she figures he’s out of his mind. Troy? Husband and daddy material? Oh, he’s sexy beyond belief, with the ability to melt her panties with a single command, but the man’s not known for being responsible. Trying for forever with Mr. Frivolous? Everyone thinks it’s a fool’s game.
Everyone except Troy, who’s determined to make Nicole see the real him under the shiny exterior.
A Wild Ride is fairly typical of the antics readers can expect from the Thompson boys and it features easy going Troy Thompson. Now Troy might seem to be just a carefree kind of guy who admittedly always has a twinkle in his eye, but he really sits up and takes notice when Nicole (his friend with benefits) decides it's time to kick their secret affair to the curb and get a much more settled life.
Nicole really wants to have what she sees as a normal life and it's clear to her there is no way Troy is going to settle down. Yet that man has more than one trick up his sleeve. Often hilarious but sometimes just so sweet and the passion between them just keeps pulling them back together. Nicole might irritate some readers with her simplistic and blinkered views but with Troy around there's never a dull moment.
For me, Troy was the star of the show. It was so easy to empathize with him and sometimes so sad that those close to him didn't really see him in all his glory. Nicole had to deal with a few issues too, but this was a love story that just sucked me in. A Wild Ride is another fabulous book by Ms Arend with a solid storyline and enough emotional content to have me rooting for this couple.
Sexy, entertaining, and a happy ending, now that's my kind of book!
I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.