Wilde For Her (Wilde Security #2) by Tonya Burrows
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Wilde For Her starts out in romantic Key West at the wedding of Jude and Libby from the first book in the series (Wilde Nights in Paradise). Since Eva lost a bet to her best friend (Jude’s older brother) Camden Wilde, she accepted defeat like the tough homicide detective she is and goes with him to his brother’s wedding as his “date”, having no clue that Cam has been concealing some very personal feelings toward her for years. When a light-hearted shots competition leads to a night of drunken- yet very enjoyable- sex, there’s no going back to the simple friendship they had before.
This couple is hot and their chemistry is easy going and comfortable yet still enjoyably awkward and experimental. While as a friend, Cam is supportive, magnanimous, and a perfect gentleman (if you don’t count the joking jibes and sarcastic volleys they so casually lob at one another), in bed he’s protective and dominating and the past five years of sexual restraint become searingly obvious when he directs all that pent-up energy at Eva. Eva strikes a nice balance between strong, capable woman and sensual, alluring female while doing her best to convince both herself and her former homicide partner that friends-with-benefits is way better than couple-with-strings.
The plot isn’t so complicated that it’s impossible to unravel and yet not so simple that I had it figured out from the start, making the mystery and investigation story arc a nice balance and counterpoint to the romance. I also loved the interplay between all the brothers in this one. We didn’t get much of that with Jude’s book since it took place mostly in Key West, and I’m looking forward to getting to know these sexy Wilde brothers better. Wilde For Her is a great read and a solid installment in the Wilde Security series, a must read for people who like their romance hot and steamy, with a healthy side of mystery and action.