Type: Paranormal Romance
My Copy: Sent
Ryder is hiding a dark secret from her coworkers at Midnight Liaisons. Every time she’s sexually attracted to a man, her dragon side breaks through. Not exactly man-bait! But she needs to lose her virginity before her twenty-fifth birthday, or she’ll become a dragon forever.
Her solution? Big, hunky Hugh, the appointed guardian of her chastity. He’s clearly hot for her, but he has powerful reasons to resist Ryder. Can temptation—and love—possibly find a way?
Ryder is a changeling. A fact that she finds disgusting and embarrassing. She didn’t think it could get much worse until an otherbeing shows up claiming to be her owner and informing her he’d be breeding her with another changeling because they are incredibly rare and prized. When he leaves a bodyguard in his place to protect her virginity until her changeling side completes a final change Ryder is outraged.
Hugh just has a job to do. Protect Ryder’s virginity for his boss and then he’ll get what was promised to him and his brothers. He never intended to like the woman he’s supposed to be watching. Ryder is slowly wearing down his resolve to fulfill his promise. Instead he might have found something more important than a vow. He might have found love.
This series has always been fluffy easy reading that was great to fill the time between harder hitting books. Perfect for unwinding and just flowing along with the breezy story lines. Wanted: Wild Thing wasn’t any different though it was a bit anti-climactic for a series ending book. It’s not that I didn’t like it. I totally did. But it didn’t feel like an ending book. I guess that’s because there really wasn’t a story arc that went from book to book. The only real connection between the characters is the paranormal dating agency they all somehow end up at.
Previous books had characters faced with a bit of danger and I didn’t really feel that in this one. Ryder and Hugh’s story mainly focused on their budding relationship with a healthy amount of snarky dialogue. Ryder is incredibly likable, and I did feel bad for her plight of being someone elses “property” but I wish there would have been a bit more thrill at the ending to bring the series to a close. Also….Hugh is a VIRGIN just like Ryder…which I won’t lie….I enjoyed immensely. He’s this huge, socially inept guy who doesn’t really understand the human realm and Ryder’s constantly changing emotions. Hugh is the exact opposite of Ryder’s outgoing, bubbly nature and watching them together just made me feel good.
I found Wanted: Wild Thing to be cute, endearing at times and witty. I’m sad to see the series come to an end.
I give Wanted: Wild Thing by Jessica Sims 3.50 stars