Review: Born to Be Wild by Elle Kennedy

Born To Be Wild Elle KennedyGood girl Bree is back in town visiting her parents and agrees to participate in a charity auction.  She is shocked when Jake Bishop, her old high school fling, bids on her.  Bree hasn’t seen Jake in years since they both went their separate way; her to law school and him to the military.

Jake is at loose ends in his life.  He has been honorably discharged from the service and finds himself very confused about what to do with the rest of his life.  Special Forces is all he has ever known and he is even too embarrassed to tell his family about the discharge.  He has been offered an instructors job or a job with his twin’s construction company but he cannot decide what to do.  When he sees Bree on the auction stage he figures she is the perfect thing to take his mind off the next steps in his life.

Bree and Jake are pretty hot together.  If the book had just been about them it might have been more enjoyable.  However there is the added dynamic of both of their families.  Jake comes from a family that isn’t well accepted in a very snobbish town.  His father was a known cheater and cast a bad light on the whole family.  Bree’s family, well they are just jerks.  At one point in the story Jake comes to brunch with Bree’s family because they are trying to make a go of their relationship.  Bree’s parents were so awful to Jake that I just had to roll my eyes.  They said things that a normal family would never bring up.  I have never come across such a horrible situation, in real life, that would make people think it was ok to talk that way to another human being.  It was just a bit overdone.

Born to Be Wild is a pretty short book and filled with some yummy sex scenes so if you can around the dramatic family gatherings I would recommend it.  This is the third book in the Bishop family and I might be a little curious to go back and read the first two brothers if only for the dirtiness!  Final grade- C

Favorite Quote:

“Come on, Bree, we both know converstaion isn’t on the agenda for tonight.”

Indignation hardened her jaw.  “We haven’t seen each other since high school, Jake.  Do you honestly think I’d take one look at you and fall into bed with you again?”

“Yes.”  Cocky bastard.  But damn if her thighs didn’t quiver at the thought.

Rating: C
Born to Be Wild by Elle Kennedy
April 17th 2012 by Samhain Publishing
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  1. Mandi says

    The family thing would annoy me too.

    Is this the same author that wrote Midnight Rescue?

    • says

      Sure is. For some reason she has had 3 or 4 books come up for review lately. I thought Midnight Rescue was ok so I gave this one a try too.