Title: Wilde Riders
Series: Old Town Country Romance #1
Author: Savannah Young
Genre/Age Range: Contemporary Romance, Adult
Publisher: Short on Time Books
Release Date: February 11, 2014
FOUR WILDE BROTHERS…ONE WILDE COUNTRY BAND
WILDE RIDERS is the first novel in a spicy new contemporary romance series about four sexy brothers, their small-town bar and their local country band. WILDE RIDERS can be read as a STAND ALONE NOVEL or as part of the SERIES.
Cooper Wilde spent his entire adolescence counting the days until he could escape rural northwest New Jersey. Now at 26, he can’t believe he’s coming back. But his late father’s bar, Haymakers, is in financial trouble and his older brother, Jake, has asked for Cooper’s help.
Riley Smith, 25, is fresh out of her Ivy League MBA program and wants to make an impression on her employer, H & C Bank. Her first solo assignment is a fraud investigation on a business loan they made to Haymakers.
Even though Old Town is less than 90 minutes from New York City, Riley feels like she’s stepped into another world in this remote, one-bar town. Riley can’t wait to do her business and get back to the city as quickly as her sports car will take her…until she meets Cooper Wilde. He’s not like the other guys in this rural town and Riley feels inexplicably attracted to him.
If you like your trucks loud, your beer cold and your men hot…you’ll love WILDE RIDERS.
About this Author:
Romance novelist Savannah Young grew up in rural northwest New Jersey in a place very similar to the fictional Old Town, which is featured in her books. When she’s not at her computer creating spicy stories, Savannah is traveling to exotic locales or spending time with her husband and their bloodhounds.
Sandy’s Review: Rating – 3.5 hearts
If I’m being honest the best part of the book for me was the cover. Sexy cowboy, count me in. Who knew they had cowboys and farms in New Jersey?
Ok I gave this book a 3.5 because to be honest it was predictable and to be honest a little boring for my taste, not that it was a bad book, because it wasn’t at all. It did have some cute and cuddly type moments and lots of sweet moments and even some hands on hips feisty moments, but to me what it didn’t have was that feeling that I need to read this, that I need to know what will happen next. But if you like sweet easy going romance books where you know it will all turn out ok in the end then you will like this book.
This is a romantic story of boy meets girl while visiting his home town to help out his brother with their family bar. He wants girl but hears her say that she does not like a certain type man and guess who fits that type? So, boy misleads her into thinking he still lives in small town in family home. But, we all know how this will play out and yes she finds out and can’t get out of town fast enough.
Cooper is one of 4 brothers and he is the only one who has left and moved away. I liked his character but felt overall he was a little boring. His brothers Jake and even Tucker who is kind of a wild card had more character and charisma, attitude, things that will make me remember them. Riley to me seemed a little stuck-up, but after getting to know her a little better I felt a little more involved with her character but truthfully I could take or leave her.
But I do look forward to learning more about Jake, Tucker and Hunter as the series continues.
Michelle’s Review: 3.5 to 3.75 stars
I do actually pretty much agree with what Sandy has said but I feel I enjoyed it a smidge more. I like easy going romances. Sometimes drama is so where my head doesn’t want to go and Wilde Riders surely ticked the box for an easy going, drama free read. Oh but here’s one thing I didn’t agree on with Sandy, I am not a lover of this book cover. It’s good but it doesn’t draw me in too much.
I liked both Coop and Riley. I think I connected with them more than Sandy. I enjoyed that they both had to switch their likes and dislikes, thinking that was what the other wanted. Especially Coop. He coldn’t wait to get out of Backwater land and back to ‘civilisation’ that is until he met her and then he finds himself hiding his car and living as his Brothers do and pretending to be something he’s not – a Country boy satisfied in a Country world.
My one irk would be everything seemed to fall into place too easy but then I’ve already said this book is a ‘no drama’ read so why I found that to a problem I don’t know. Shrug, it’s like that saying; There’s no pleasing some people ☺
I am very interested to read on in the series and found out more about the Wilde Brothers, especially Tucker, I felt instantly drawn to him.
Wilde Riders gets a thumbs up from me, I enjoyed it, this is a book that was a pleasant way to wile away a few hours of easy romantic reading and ooh I should mention that this is sexy too, it’s definitely not overly description on their encounters together but rather for the book and the writing style perfectly written to contain enough steam and sauce to be naughty and sexy but that will also not having you blow a gasket with too much heat. Actually the synopis got the description spot on with the word; spicy. Because that’s exactly what this is.
I definitely look forward to more in the series.