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Monday, August 20, 2012

Review: Call Me Wild by Robin Kaye

Call Me Wild (Wild Thing #2)Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN: 1402257333
Pages: 346 pages
Genre: Romance/Contemporary
Series:  Wild Thing-1
Challenges- TK
Buy this Book: Amazon, Indiebound, Powell's
She doesn't know a single thing about relationships...

Unemployed sportswriter Jessie James plans to make a killing writing a bestselling romance novel. She's never read one, but really, how hard can it be? Moving cross–country to a borrowed house in Idaho, Jessie starts her research with the first gorgeous guy she runs into...

Luckily, he knows everything...

Sports doctor Fisher Kincaid notices Jessie right away—the transplanted Easterner sticks out like a sore thumb in the small town. When he discovers she's researching attraction and romance, he graciously offers himself as a test subject. That's when everything starts to go wrong, and they both find out how much they need a few good lessons in love...

My Review:

Robin Kaye has long been one of my favorite contemporary romance authors. Her Domestic Gods series is one of my favorites. I always look forward to her books and I was really looking forward to this one.

Usually (okay always) in order to like a book, I have to like the hero and heroine. Sometimes both but sometimes one is good enough to make up for my issues with the other. In the case of Call Me Wild, it just wasn’t. My annoyance with Jessie was not abated by my love for Fischer. Jessie got on my every nerve. It’s based mainly on her belief that love doesn’t exist. Not because I am a big believer in love but because of the way she had this “Oh you’re so stupid” attitude when explaining it to people. She also made some pretty heinous assumptions about Fischer right off the bat without even getting to know him at all. Fischer, on the other hand, was such a nice guy. Sweet and kind and could cook---not bad at all. I kind of wondered why he would bother with Jessie at all. She constantly put him down and treated him like crap.

As always, Robin Kaye’s writing style is a pleasure to read. It’s fun and lively. Every single character comes to life—that’s also probably why I have such strong reactions to them. I do wish that I didn’t dislike Jessie so much because I did love everything else about this book. But sometimes, I think, personalities just done gel and mine definitely does not gel with Jessie’s. I did like that she was an aspiring romance novelist —even though her feelings about the genre as a whole were not so good. I even read the book twice to maybe change my mind about her but if anything, it got worse. Even though Jessie was a bit of a miss for me, I did enjoy this book and I can’t wait for the next one—hopefully Karma’s story—I already know who I want her to end up with-- because she’s my favorite character out of them all.

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