I am so excited to be a part of the blog tour for Sophie Jordan’s WILD. I loved each of the books in The Ivy Chronicles and while I can’t choose a favorite among Pepper, Emerson and Georgia’s stories because they were all so awesome, I loved getting to know Georgia and Logan in this third and final book in the series.
For my stop, I am sharing my thoughts about WILD, which, if I had only three words to use, would either be “buy this book” or “love, love, loved.” But as I am not limited to just three words I may have gone on a bit longer, though I think both those sentiments say it better. This is a must buy book and I had major love for it each of the two times I read it. I also have a couple of excerpts to share and there’s an awesome giveaway, too. So if you’d like to check out my review, the short excerpt or longer excerpt of Chapter One, or enter the giveaway, just scroll down.
Series: The Ivy Chronicles #3
Release date: November 18, 2014
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Formats: Paperback, audio, eBook
A good girl goes fabulously bad in the final book in New York Times bestselling author Sophie Jordan’s sexy New Adult romance series, in which three Ivy League suite-mates seek higher knowledge of just how far they can go.
Months after her boyfriend dumped her, Georgia can still hear the insults he hurled at her. Boring. Predictable. Tame. Tired of feeling bad, she’s ready to change her image, and go a little wild. What better way to prove her ex wrong than a hot night of sexual adventure at the secret campus kink club?
In the shadowy den of the kink club, she unexpectedly runs into Logan Mulvaney, her friend’s little brother. A player extraordinaire too hot for his own good, he may be younger, but the guy is light years ahead when it comes to sexual experience. Now he’s telling her to go home—“good girls” don’t belong here!
Georgia is tired of having others define her. She’s going to teach Logan a lesson he won’t forget—one white hot, mind-wrecking kiss . . . that leads to another . . . and another . . . and. . . . Realizing she’s way in over her head, Georgia runs.
Only Logan won’t let her go. Everywhere she goes he’s there, making her want every inch of him. Making her forget who she is. Who he is. And just how wrong they are for each other.
WILD is an absolute must read third installment in Sophie Jordan’s Ivy Chronicles. It’s incredibly sexy and totally romantic. The chemistry between Georgia and Logan sizzles. The tension between them is palpable. Theirs is a love story that readers will be hoping ends happily from the very first kiss. It’s an addictive story that they won’t be able to get enough of.
Georgia was always willing to play by the rules, be the person her mother wanted her to be, pursue the dream her mom wanted for her, and never be the disappointment that her father was. But when her boyfriend cheats on her, dumps her and calls her boring, she’s desperate to prove him wrong. And she figures the perfect way to show him just how wild she can be is to let loose at the kink club.
But when her one night of abandon leads to an unforgettable kiss with Logan, her best friend’s boyfriend’s younger brother, she starts to wonder if maybe Harris was right. Because even though she can’t stop thinking about that kiss and can’t stop wanting more of what Logan has to offer, she isn’t willing to take the risk that he poses and gamble on someone she has no hope of a future with. Someone who is as big of a player as Logan is said to be.
Sophie Jordan penned yet another story in this series that is utterly delectable. She adds all the right ingredients – a lovable and relatable and completely conflicted heroine, a drool-worthy, deliciously masculine protagonist, just enough friction between the two to keep things interesting and enough heat to make readers swoon – and she mixes them together to create a story that is tantalizing, exciting and all-consuming.
While reading the first two books in the series is recommended in order to get to know more about Pepper, Reece, Emerson and Shaw and not have any of their stories spoiled, it is not required. WILD can be read and thoroughly enjoyed without having to have met them, or Georgia and Logan, in the previous books.
Readers looking for great writing, characters they can connect to, a romance that is more bumpy than smooth, and a read they can devour in one sitting will fall madly in love with WILD and each of the books in Sophie Jordan’s The Ivy Chronicles.
“I gotta go,” I said hurriedly, turning to walk around the Jeep, ready to climb in the backseat, not even caring how obvious I was in trying to put distance between us by unnecessarily circling around the vehicle.
I felt him move behind me before I felt his hands on my arms. “No, you don’t,” he growled. “You don’t get to run away again.”
I squeaked as he hauled me back against his chest. My spine stiffened iron-rod straight against the wall of his broad chest. I felt my eyes go huge in my face. He was touching me. Again.And I was freaking out on the inside. I sucked in a deep breath, determined that my freak-out stayed internal only.
“Let me go. They’re coming.” My heart hammered violently in my chest and I didn’t know if it was because we were about to get busted by my friends or because his body felt so unbelievable against mine. Okay, fine. It was both.
His mouth brushed my ear as he spoke, spiking sensation to every nerve in my body. “Are you embarrassed, Georgia? You don’t want them to see me with you? Don’t want Pepper and Reece to know about us?”
“There is no ‘us.’ ”
“Oh, but there will be. We both know why you came tonight.” His fingers flexed, each digit a burning imprint on my forearms.
“Yeah?” Was that breathy croak my voice? “Why?”
“Because you haven’t been able to forget what it felt like to kiss me, and you want to know if the rest of it will be that good, too.” He bit down on my earlobe and a whimper escaped my lips. “It will be.”
An invisible band squeezed around my chest. I swallowed against my constricting throat. “Arrogant much?”
“It’s okay. I haven’t been able to forget either. I can still remember the way you taste.”
Oh. My. God.
I swallowed a moan and lurched free from him. Swinging around, I faced him and felt my knees go weak at the look in his eyes. Heavy-lidded and deep, his blue eyes looked almost indigo as they stared down at me.
“I know you probably think it’d be some great joke to bang one of your brother’s friends, but I’m not going to be another notch on your bedpost . . . some girl you screw once and forget about the next—”
He moved fast then, closing the space that I had established between us. Oh, yeah. He was a jock with ninja-fast reflexes. I needed to remember that.
I gasped as his hand slid around my neck, fingers burying in the hair at the base of my scalp. He lowered his head, dropping his forehead against mine until our breaths clashed and mingled. His fingers pressed and massaged the back of my head, shooting sensation straight to the core of me. Holy hell. Was that some kind of secret pressure point?
His words gusted over my mouth. “You think we’d fuck just once?”
My stomach plummeted at his blunt words.
He took my hand and dragged it between us, pressing my palm to his crotch—against the outline of his cock in his tight baseball pants. It hardened, growing beneath my touch and I felt an answering ache clench between my thighs. God, it had been so long.
“This doesn’t feel like a joke to me. You don’t,” he growled in a tight voice. “I want to do things to you . . . things a clean, vanilla girl like you never dreamed of. Things that tool boyfriend of yours never came close to doing to you.”
“Ex-boyfriend,” I replied automatically.
At my response, Logan pushed my palm harder against him, rubbing the hard ridge of him. A tiny moan escaped me as the ache squeezed between my legs.
He angled his head. “I think you want me to do dirty things to you, Georgia.”
About Sophie Jordan
Sophie Jordan grew up in the Texas hill country where she wove fantasies of dragons, warriors, and princesses. A former high school English teacher, she’s also the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Avon historical romances. She now lives in Houston with her family.
When she’s not writing, she spends her time overloading on caffeine (lattes and Diet cherry Coke preferred), talking plotlines with anyone who will listen (including her kids), and cramming her DVR with true-crime and reality-TV shows.
Sophie also writes paranormal romances under the name Sharie Kohler.
Other Books in the series
Before she goes after the life she’s always wanted, she’s about to find the one she needs.
Pepper has been hopelessly in love with her best friend’s brother, Hunter, for like ever. He’s the key to everything she’s always craved: security, stability, family. But she needs Hunter to notice her as more than just a friend. Even though she’s kissed exactly one guy, she has just the plan to go from novice to rock star in the bedroom—take a few pointers from someone who knows what he’s doing.
Her college roommates have the perfect teacher in mind. But bartender Reece is nothing like the player Pepper expects. Yes, he’s beyond gorgeous, but he’s also dangerous, deep—with a troubled past. Soon what started as lessons in attraction are turning both their worlds around, and showing just what can happen when you go past foreplay and get to what’s real…
A born flirt and good-time party girl, Emerson has never had a problem finding a willing guy. She’s always chosen her hook-ups carefully, and she’s never broken her three cardinal rules:
· Never let them see the real you.
· Never fall in love.
· Always leave them begging for more.
Then comes Shaw. A hottie from the wrong side of the tracks, he’s immune to her flirtatious banter and come-hither smile. After rescuing her from a disastrous night at a biker bar, he doesn’t even try to take her to bed-he calls her a tease and sends her home instead. Unable to resist a challenge, or forget the sexy dark-eyed bad-boy biker, she vows to bring him to his knees.
But instead of making Shaw beg, she finds herself craving him. For the first time in her life, she’s throwing out her rulebook. Suddenly, she’s the one panting for a guy she can’t control. A guy who won’t settle for anything less than the real Emerson, who forces her to do things she’s never imagined, including facing a past she thought she’d buried.
A guy who just might leave her wanting more . . .
The tour includes an awesome giveaway for print copies of FOREPLAY and TEASE – the first two books in The Ivy Chronicles – and a $50 gift card to the e-tailer of the winner’s choice.
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