Early Review: Wild About You by Kerrelyn Sparks

November 24, 2012 Review 0 ★★

*This title will be released on November 27, 2012*

Wild About You (Love at Stake, #13)

WILD ABOUT YOU

(Love at Stake, #13)
by Kerrelyn Sparks

Genre:  Paranormal Romance |
Excerpt: No | Book Trailer: No
Reviewed by: Kristina | Source: Netgalley

  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Avon (November 27, 2012)
  • ISBN-10: 0062107712
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062107718

Rating

Okay – A few good points, but with significant flaws. Library/swap/borrow if you want.

Sexual Content

Multiple sex scenes

Description

Handsome Howard…
Hunky Howard…
Hot Howard…

It’s not every day that Elsa Bjornberg feels delicate, not when she hosts a home renovation show where she can effortlessly demolish a kitchen. But from the moment she meets Howard Barr, this bear of a man makes her feel like a woman. And the way he looks at her, as if she were a pot of honey he’d like to lick…

Howard is not like most men. For one thing, he’s a shapeshifter. And he always thought his celebrity crush would never amount to anything more than drooling at Elsa on TV. When his meddling vampire employer gets involved, the star is suddenly within his grasp—and within a hair of her life. For an ancient curse forbids their newfound love, and Howard is suddenly torn between his desire for her and his desire to keep her alive.

Review

WILD ABOUT YOU is a fun and lighthearted romance that was focused more on the romance than the plot. I enjoyed the mystery surrounding the curse and the adorable romance between Elsa and Howard but I kept feeling like I was missing all of the really exciting action and plot that was happening elsewhere in the story. The main villain is only mentioned in passing from time to time and he only shows up at the end of the book which makes the supposed danger practically nonexistent.

The issue with the curse endangering Elsa and Howard’s relationship was more of a threat than this vague bad guy. I liked the origins of the curse but the its effect on their relationship was resolved so quickly that I didn’t even understand what had happened.This seemed to be a problem with many of the conflicts in this book. The villain/threat is introduced and then defeated/resolved almost immediately

Even though the danger was on the insipid side, the romance between Howard and Elsa was incredibly cute and their machinations for secretly meeting in the woods was hilarious. I loved that the huge, manly, Howard was such a fanboy of Elsa and her show and was so so shy in their first meeting.  The only things that detracted from their romances was that the dialogue between these two got a little too cutesy for me at times and I was annoyed at Elsa constantly describing Howard with adjectives beginning with the letter “H”.

Overall, while I enjoyed seeing Howard and Elsa grow closer together and the super charming nature of their romance, I was left feeling disappointed by the very light plot and lack of any real threat or villain of consequence in WILD ABOUT YOU.

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