Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Review: Wild Nights by Tina Wainscott

Wild Nights by Tina Wainscott
November 4, 2014
ARC via NetGalley

The only commitment Saxby Cole has ever made is to the SEALs. He follows a long line of Southern charmers who swear monogamy isn’t in their blood. He’s never met a woman who made him want to swear his allegiance—until, while undercover for a Justiss Alliance assignment, he finds a woman who makes him think twice.

When Jennessy Shaw’s boyfriend dumps her right before their vacation to a hedonistic Caribbean resort, she goes without him to explore her wild side. Throwing caution to the wind, she propositions Saxby—only to suffer his gentle rejection.

When she wakes in Saxby’s room with no memory of the night before, Jennessy discovers his real purpose: to sniff out an operation where women like her are drugged and prostituted to resort guests. She goes from victim to his investigative partner . . . but getting too close to the sexier-than-sin Saxby may be her wildest move yet.

Oh sweet baby Jesus. Here, I’ll make this super simple for you. What do I mean by that first phrase? Is it good? Bad? That ‘sweet baby Jesus’ roughly translates to *muscle twitches* *pupils dilate*  *sudden need for adventure* *sudden need to take down bad guys* *sudden need to find a hot Southern boy who is set to inherit an empire to take down bad guys with* *must be selfless* *did I mention hot?* So you wanted to know my thought process through the book? Well there you go. If you want to know more, I’d advise you to keep reading.

Wild Nights is a story of self-discovery, hope, taking down the real bad guys, and a bit (okay a whole lot) of romance and chemistry. This book was freaking wonderful. Reading this novel was a delightfully satisfying experience. Why? Wow, you ask a bunch of questions. That’s fine. I love questions. It was satisfying because everything made sense. The writing was perfect for this type of book. The characters were amazing. Saxby (holy crap. hot name much?) is a Southern boy with a cheating father and sisters that he adores. He also is set to inherit a Louisiana empire. And he can fight good.

After he get thrown out after a super-secret mission he joins the Justiss Alliance. This Alliance is basically a collection of too beautiful to exist people who want to save the world but the army or SEALS (or any of those government people who can fight good) won’t let them or they just feel like being awesome after retirement. Saxby gets sent on a covert mission for a date rape operation at an adult-only hotel where he happens to run into our main girl. Jennessy is there to run her cheating ex’s face in the fact that they’re no longer together. After cancelling her ex’s plane ticket she decides that in order to embrace this new her she has to let loose a bit. Some things happen and she basically becomes his side kick. It’s all rather exciting and I’m smiling writing this because these two characters rock.

I have a confession, y’all. This is the third book in the series, but the first one that I’ve read. So, they can be read as a standalone. Another confession? I want to read them all. Nowwwww. Got it?

The twists and turns in this novel didn’t alleviate the predictability of it. I mean, yes, I guessed what was going to happen and the whole whodunit-ness thing, but (surprisingly) this didn’t take away from the enjoyability (not a word, I know) of the book even a bit.  

What I’m trying to say is read it. This is a ‘can’t miss’ with the romance and kick-butt of the entirety of the whole story. 

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