To Tame a Wilde
One of the dangers of exploration is that you can find yourself with something bad just as easily as you can find yourself with something good. In this case, looking for a new author led to a book that seemed to rejoice in mediocrity.
Sinclair Adams has never met Nick Kealoha but he has revved up her engine like no other man ever has. Nick, the star of a reality TV show, sets Sinclair’s heart aflutter and her nether regions a-burning. As a lawyer representing clients that Nick is suing, Sinclair knows she has no business being drawn to the Hawaiian cowboy but she can’t seem to help herself.
Nick Kealoha awakens to erections every morning courtesy of his fantasies about Sinclair Adams. He knows he should drop the frivolous suit against the Wildes but he refuses to do so because it would mean losing contact with their sexy lawyer. Once he has Sinclair fly out to his ranch and meet him in person he knows he will be able to seduce her and get her out of his system once and for all.
Cue several meetings on the ranch where Sinclair and Nick flirt and innuendo their way through offers and counteroffers. Add in a scene where Sinclair gets to see Nick tame a horse, proving he is the best of the best at it. Turn that moment into the launching of a sex romp, throw in a manaconda and some conflict. Add in some emotional self-exploration and a ton of nicknames and you have the gist of this novel.
Ignoring the blatant unprofessionalism displayed by Sinclair and the sheer self-centeredness displayed by Nick leaves you with little to nothing about the characters. He is rich, generous and talented and in possession of a truly huge you know what. She is neat, organized and academic and in possession of a very tight you know what. We don’t really get to see them bond, just have sex or talk about having sex using double entendres. This didn’t really work for me since I neither got to know the characters or get a chance to see who they are as a couple.
The author did an excellent job of keeping the focus on her leads but that left us with the problem of no plot points to distract us. Because Nick and Sinclair are sort of boring and the secondary characters frankly annoying that left me with precious little to like about this novel. The scene descriptions could be nice and we did get a very minor feel for life in Hawaii but those were the only real bright spots in this book.
Location may be enough in real estate but it really isn’t when it comes to novels. Unfortunately, I can’t recommend this book.