Feature book: Wild For You
Wild for You by Jennifer St George
She has just been dumped on live television. The man she had been dating had her sign a waiver then managed to dump her when she was expecting a proposal. She leaves the scene in a hurry but the cameras have managed to catch her distress. That does it. She asks her assistant to book a place that is as far away as possible from New York (Tasmania)—no media and no hot men. She also hopes to get her inspiration back. Her assistant achieves two out three.
Daniel Black see his latest client arrive by limousine and immediately decides she is like all the other rich clients. The ones who want their bags carried and find the terrain too much. His last wealthy client had a helicopter lift him out. Daniel does not think this will end well for at least one of them.
Daniel has no idea who he is dealing with and Madison continually proves him wrong. She is tough and can deal with the track walking and mountains. She can also deal with him. Daniel is a returned soldier and has PTSD. He has moments where the dreams take over but he feels a sense of calm when he is around Madison. Madison has some idea of what he is going through as her father had similar issues.
Both Daniel and Madison are grieving for loved ones who have passed and this common link does give them an understanding of each other. In the end, Madison feels betrayed by Daniel and returns home. Daniel has to decide how he can make her see that he didn’t betray her and for them to make the distant relationship work. Daniel really puts himself out there, in probably the most uncomfortable way (and I don’t want to tell), to try and redeem himself in Madison’s eyes. Madison does come around and in a most entertaining manner (again I won’t tell). The epilogue really made this reader smile.
This book was a really good read. I enjoyed the romance of Tasmania’s Cradle Mountain and the description of the scenery. I really liked the interplay between the characters and, while appearances would suggest opposites, they are very much similar in their wants and needs. Both have had to overcome grief at the death of loved ones, and they are able to help each other heal. I liked the interplay between the characters when they were getting to know each other.
This was a really enjoyable read, despite the serious undertones of grief and PTSD.
Reviewed by Heather
A review copy of this book was provided by the author.