Saturday, 3 September 2016

Review: Wilde One (Born to Be Wilde #1) by Jannine Gallant

The Wilde brothers have one thing in common—a thirst for adventure. But Griff Wilde is about to be taken on the ride of his life . . .

When Griff Wilde receives a letter from a dead man sending him on a race to find a mysterious treasure, he’s not worried about the competition. After all, salvaging sunken treasure is what he was born to do. But the riddles leading to the clues are a little trickier than he anticipated . . .

Ainslee Fontaine is ready for a change. A cross-country scavenger hunt sounds like a piece of cake after teaching in New York City. How hard could it be? For starters, travelling alone seems to have its hidden dangers, like real-life treasure hunters who ignite her deepest passions. But there’s still a hidden prize to find—unless someone stops them by any means necessary . .

ebook, 250 pages
Expected publication: September 27th 2016 by Lyrical Press

Terri's Thoughts

I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.  The expected publication date is September 27th, 2016.

I have to admit it, I love puzzles and riddles.  I have an obsession with escape rooms, although I have only done two, I see more in my future. When I saw the plot of this story, I figured it was meant to be.  A real life cross country treasure hunt?  How fun would that be?

I really enjoyed the clues/riddles that were given.  I was too busy reading the story that I didn't take the time to try to decipher them although I wish I had tried.  I doubt I would have gotten any of them since they were associated to American history and landmarks and not being American, I am not familiar with all of the nicknames etc.

This story moved fast for me.  I liked both character's in this story.  While they were both the typical beautiful you find in these stories, I found them to be a little more normal and relatable to the average person.  Ainslee was a teacher and well...Griff had an exciting job but he was normal.  He wasn't the typical brooding, good looking bad boy with a heart of gold, he was actually a nice guy from the start.  It was refreshing.  Of course he had his baggage but that is par for the course.

While the aspect of the mysterious bad guy was a little out there, I still enjoyed the read.  The chemistry between Griff and Ainslee was easy and fun.  Another refreshing change.  I loved that Griff was always hungry, it added some humor to the story.

This is not the first story I have read by Gallant and I am sure it will not be the last.  I have enjoyed everything I have read by her thus far.  I recommend this for a light easy read.

About the Author

(From her Goodreads profile)

Write what you know. I've taken this advice to heart, creating characters from small towns and plots that unfold in the great outdoors. I grew up in a tiny Northern California town and currently live in beautiful Lake Tahoe with my husband and two daughters. When I'm not busy writing, I hike or snowshoe in the woods around my home. Whether I'm writing contemporary, historical or romantic suspense, I bring the beauty of nature to my stories.

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