Thursday, October 24, 2013

Blog Tour: Wild Child by M. Leighton - Review, Giveaway, Teaser

Are you ready for M. Leighton's new novella WILD CHILD? A part of the Wild Ones Series, this contemporary romance novella is hot and steamy! Releasing October 22, 2013, you aren't going to want to miss getting your hands on Rusty...errr, Trick... I mean, WILD CHILD of course! See below for my review and all of the information on WILD CHILD and M. Leighton, as well as where to find her. Make sure to follow along with the Tour, which is being hosted by Inkslinger PR here, and read all of the reviews being posted!  There is also a giveaway going on, so be sure to check that out below.  Thanks for stopping by.

Wild Child (Wild Ones 1.5)
by M. Leighton
Published: October 21, 2013
Source eARC provided for tour.
ABOUT WILD CHILD:  Jenna Theopolis has always known what she wanted.  Getting out of her small hometown of Greenfield was number one on her list of priorities.  Until she met Rusty Catron.

Rusty’s fun-loving personality was the perfect match for Jenna’s inner wild child.  But what started off as a summer fling quickly turns into something more.  At least it does for Jenna.

Rusty has lived with the ghost of his father’s abandonment since he was a child, but now he’s beginning to feel the crippling effects of his scars.  He wants to trust in Jenna, but deep down he doesn’t believe someone so wild and free can ever be tamed. 

But tragedy strikes, pushing Jenna out of Greenfield and leaving Rusty with a choice to make—face his inner demons or lose the love of his life.  Forever.

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 My Thoughts:  I totally fell in Love with Trick in The Wild Ones and I could not wait to read Wild Child, which is Rusty and Jenna's story.  Rusty is Trick's best friend and Jenna is Cami's best friend, both of whom we met in The Wild Ones, and who I have totally fallen in love with in Wild Child.  Jenna Theopolis is crazy about Rusty Catron.  She has graduated from college and is ready to move forward, but she isn't quite sure where things stand with Rusty.  She knows how she feels about him, but she doesn't know if he feels the same.  Rusty has a lot of issues from his past regarding his father, which have affected his ability to trust, love, and commit.  He's crazy about Jenna to, but he also knows she has big dreams, dreams that take her away from Greenfield and from him, or so he thinks.  When his "Wild Child" finally confesses her feelings, it throws him for a loop, especially when he finds out something she has kept from him.  Confused and torn, Rusty isn't sure what to do, but before he can sort through it all a tragedy strikes which changes everything. In the aftermath of it all, will these two find their happily ever after, or will the mistakes of the past haunt them forever and ruin any chance they have for a future together?

I loved this story so hard.  Even though it is a novella, a whole lot takes place in its pages.  I completely and totally fell in love with Rusty.  If you thought he was hot in Wild Ones, wait until you read Wild Child....swoon......smolder.......melt.  Jenna is a hoot and fits her description of "Wild Child," perfectly, but she also loves Rusty fiercely.  The chemistry between these two is combustible and will leaving you feeling like you're about to do just that on more than one occasion.  The story itself is fun, hot, romantic, tragic, and beautiful.  It made me swoon, sigh, fan my face, laugh, cry, and then do it all again.  M. Leighton delivers a powerful punch in a small package with Wild Child.  It is like opening up a dime-sized vacuum-packed sponge, and as you read it, it grows into the size of beach ball leaving you wondering how in the world she managed to do that.  I loved Wild Child and if you are a M. Leighton fan, I know you are going to love it to, so hurry up and grab a copy.  You won't be sorry.  

About M. Leighton:
M. Leighton is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Wild Ones and The Bad Boys romance trilogies.  She is a native of Ohio, relocated to the warmer climates of the South, where she lets her mind wander to romantic settings with sexy Southern guys much like the one she married and the ones you'll find in her latest books.  When her thoughts aren't roaming in that direction, she'll be riding horses, swimming in ponds and experiencing life on a ranch, all without leaving the cozy comfort of her office.  

For more about M. Leighton, visit her website or follow her on Twitter@mleightonbooks.

I gasp.  "You're Sexting!"
"Am not."
"Are , too!  You are a dirty little sexter!  Don't even bother to hide it.  Your cheeks are blood red and your pupils are huge!"
Cami grins.  "Are they really?"
"Ohmigod, you two are horrible!"
"You say that like you don't do it."
"I haven't texted Rusty one naughty thing since you told me what we were doing with the no sex thing."
"Really? I'm impressed."
"You should be, you cock-blocking gutter snipe!"


  1. I love all Michelle's work, I really do! I so need to read the first book. I don't know why I have been putting it off for so long!

  2. I have only read the first book so I can't pick yet...soon I hope!

  3. Yay! I am so happy you loved Rusty and Jenna's story, too. Great review, Ellen!

  4. Oh Ellen I need to get on the Wild train and read these!

  5. I haven't read any of her books yet, but I've had The Wild Ones for quite some time. I can't wait to dive in!

  6. Great review. This series sounds so good. I should jump on the bandwagon :)

  7. Okay, so I officially need to pick up this series. Sounds freakin awesome! Glad you enjoyed it.

  8. I read the first book of this one a long time ago and really liked it. Love these covers!

  9. I want to read this sooooo badly!! I have got to start this series!! Thanks for sharing and for that excerpt -- totally storing away "gutter snipe" for future use. LOL

  10. Haha, I love your reaction to Rusty. Yes, he's a hot one, that sexy man! Great review!

    AKA Vi3tBabe
    Deity Island

  11. I am so glad you loved Wild Child too! You are so right, there is so much going on even though its only a novella, Great review!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives


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