Some Like It Wild is the second book in M. Leighton’s best-selling Wild Ones erotic (read: explicit) romance series, in which good girls encounter wild men who introduce them to the pleasures that have been missing from their straight-laced lives.
In Some Like It Wild, Laney Holt is forced to detour from her clear-cut path—find a good Christian man and start the perfect family—after her fiancé and best friend betray her. Shaken up, she returns to her small hometown in the South, where everyone knows her as the good-girl daughter of the preacher, which suits her just fine at first. Her excuse for being home is to survey the peach orchard owned by Jake Theopolis, a local boy with a bad reputation. No one would ever think they could possibly have anything in common.
Soon, however, Laney’s deeply ingrained sense of self is threatened by her undeniable attraction to this fire-fighting man with rippling muscles and honey-toned eyes. After all that’s happened to her, she’s willing to let that good girl go just a little. Then a little more, and a little more, until she can no longer deny that she’s adopted Jake’s charming devil-may-care attitude. There are other men who care quite a bit, though. Laney’s father and her ex-fiancé are not about to let her go so easily.
As Laney struggles to figure out what she really wants in life and Jake fights his own inner demons telling him all he does is hurt the ones he loves, the one bright spot is the physical pleasure that they find in each other. Whether they’re at a party in the woods or on top of a waterfall, Jake shows Laney the joy that can be found in the rush of living on the edge. And Laney shows Jake he’s worth caring about.
Thrilling, serious, funny and sexy, Some Like It Wild is a fast-paced, completely realistic and oh-so-erotic story. Leighton’s writing is skilled, and everything flows naturally. The main characters are richly fleshed out and easily likable, despite their propensities for being either too good or too wild. Though some of the secondary characters are a bit one-dimensional, they're still believable.
With such solid storytelling and relatable characters, readers will enjoy going along on Laney’s steamy—explicit, at times—journey from prim and proper to free and feisty.