Series: Wilde Security, #3
Published by Entangled Publishing on September 5th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Suspense, Mystery
Reading Challenges: COYER Back to Basics
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Reece Wilde put everything in his life on the backburner to protect his brothers and their struggling company, Wilde Security. With a major contract on the line, Reece can't afford any mistakes...like getting caught in a red-hot, X-rated moment with wild child Shelby Bremer, who's more trouble than he can handle. Now he's being blackmailed. Shelby's mile-long impulsive streak gets her in more trouble than she'd like to admit. Between her sister's wedding, her coffee shop set on fire, and getting down and dirty with the groom's brother, things are definitely coming off the rails. With both their careers and their safety on the line, Reece is determined to keep them both safe...even if it means a Vegas-style shotgun wedding. But gambling on a wild card-and a wild soul-is risky...and sometimes, it can get a guy killed.
“He has everything under control. Except her.”
In the 3rd book of Tonya Burrow’s Wilde Security series, Reece Wilde loses the fight against his attraction to Shelby Bremer. Now that he knows Shelby is Eva’s sister, Reece’s new sister-in-law, Reece knows he should keep his distance. But he can’t. The attraction between these two is just too red-hot. If being newly related wasn’t enough, Shelby is like a problem magnet, and Reece has a few big ones he’s already dealing with. Like the possibility of his businesses going under, and a blackmailer with incriminating photos.
I’m glad Burrows decided to focus on Reece and Shelby since she’d already introduce them as a possible couple in the previous novel. These two are polar opposites, that turn out to be perfect together with how they balance each other out. Besides, since they already knew each other, it didn’t seem so far-fetched that they would wind up together. What I didn’t like, however, was how Reece tried to change Shelby. Her uniqueness is what attracted him in the first place, and I hated seeing her trying to conform into someone she thought would be “better” for Reece. However, I will give Reece props for recognizing how bad this was very early on.
Like the other novels in this series, Wilde at Heart also features the other brothers. Readers get a chance to learn more about how the other couples are faring, and we also learn more about Greer and Vaughn. This makes me excited to read more of the series, and I can’t wait until Greer’s book come out. He seems like such a mysterious character, that I think his book will end up being the most revealing of them all.
Aside from the romance, the couple struggled with a blackmailer and an arsonist. For most of the book I wasn’t sure if these two were one in the same, or two different criminals out to hurt Reece and Shelby. Trying to solve the mystery alongside the characters helped to make this book even more fun.
Overall I really enjoyed Wilde at Heart, but there were some aspects of the story I didn’t particularly care for. I didn’t like how horrible Eva was to Shelby throughout the book, and her behavior made me like her less. She was cold, selfish, and rude. Shelby seems like a sweet person, and didn’t deserve the way her sister treated her. I also didn’t like how long Shelby kept secrets from Reece. Some of the drama they experienced could have been avoided if she had come clean earlier, and there was enough drama in the story already. Out of all the books in the series, Wilde at Heart seems to be the weakest link.