My parents told me I skated before I walked. When I was eighteen I was drafted
into the N.H.L third overall, playing in Los Angeles—the city of dreams. What
more could I ask for? I played hard, but eventually, I partied even harder.
Five years later I was traded a week after I entered rehab. There was no time
for anything except my health and making sure I’d come out on top. I had to be
better. There wasn’t another option.
One of the rules of recovery was
‘don’t fall in love’ and I made it a top priority. She was off limits in every
Until it was too late
When you grow up surrounded by hockey players you know one thing for sure, I
was never going to settle down with one. Heck, I didn’t even know what icing
was. I was too busy climbing the corporate ladder, becoming one of the most
successful realtors in New York City. I wasn’t interested in dating or anything
that got in my way.
First, he was my client and then
he became my friend.
One night, one decision, one act
can derail everything.
When push comes to shove, I’m
only certain that, This is Wild.
***ARC generously provided Author/Publisher for an honest review.***
Storyline: 5 stars
Characters: 5 stars
Heat Factor: 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5 stars
This is Wild by Natasha Madison is book #2 in the This Is series and one of my favorite books by this author to date. This story, which is a romance at the root of it, really tackles so much more than the development of a relationship. This story was everything. The storyline was deep and undertook some tough subject matter, but it made me love the main character Viktor even more. The pacing was perfect. This story was a slow burn but so worth the wait as we watched both characters grow throughout this story.
Viktor is a hockey star. He’s hot. He’s tough but he’s broken. Recovering from drug addiction and just out of a ninety-day rehab stint, he finds himself traded from his beloved Los Angeles team to New York. Striving to maintain sobriety and re-discover himself along the way, he finds himself in deep when he starts to have feelings for his GM’s sister and teammates sister in law, Zoe.
Zoe is independent and successful. One of the top real estate agents in New York she’s on the up and up. Growing up surrounded by hockey her whole life, she has no interest in hockey or getting wrapped up with anyone playing it. But when her brother asks her to show one of his new players some houses, Zoe may have a change of heart about hockey players.
This story is a slow burn, but the burn is worth it. The story is about self-discovery and conquering demons. About learning to love yourself before loving someone else. The chemistry between Viktor and Zoe is hot! It’s sweet and simmering. It’s deep and passionate. There’s so much more than just romance in this story. Definitely worth reading!
flying across a keyboard writing, she’s in the kitchen creating gourmet meals.
You can find her, in four inch heels no less, in the car chauffeuring kids, or
possibly with her husband scheduling his business trips. It’s a good thing her
characters do what she says, because even her Labrador doesn’t listen to her…