Nauti and Wild
by Lora Leigh & Jaci Burton
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Available: August 3, 2010
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Book received from: Penguin
You’ve seen them. Looking for trouble, and looking irresistible, riding into town, straddling 73 cubic inches of throbbing horsepower.
Boys so bad it takes a special kind of woman to satisfy them.
But some women are made for high speed handling…
Lora Leigh, the New York Times bestselling author of Nauti Intentions and Nauti Dreams revisits that sultry and “sinfully good”* Southern landscape with a story of a good girl gone bad–and doing it for all the hottest reasons. But she’s not the only one going down that road…
Jaci Burton, the national bestselling author of Riding Wild and Riding Temptation, lets loose in a story of a hot biker hired to keep an eye on the reckless daughter of a Nevada senator. She’s hooked up with a rival biker gang–a dangerous move that makes the wild beauty more vulnerable than she imagined…
Reviewed by: Samantha
Nauti Kisses by Lora Leigh
I am a faithful follower of Lora Leigh’s Nauti Boys series. When I opened this book to the dedication page and read the following:
“This Last Nauti book is dedicated to the fans and readers of the Nauti series who asked for just one more. The final in the series, for all of you.”
My heart may have stopped beating for a second. No more Nauti boys? What’s a nauti girl to do? I quickly pledged my undying love and delved right into this last story, Nauti Kisses.
Nauti Kisses involves John (Rogue’s brother from the last book) and Sierra. John is rich and engaged to an ice queen named Marlena. Sierra is the goddaughter of John’s father. One night, Sierra tells John that his fiancée isn’t just an ice queen but a complete bitch that has been cheating on him and plans to only marry him for the great merger it would appear to be to everybody on the outside. Later in the night Sierra shows up at John’s place to console him. John has always been attracted to Sierra but has always managed to resist her – until this night. Drunken activities ensue. Sierra is hurt and runs away. Cut to one year later and John is now living in Kentucky on one of the Nauti Boys’ boats. He gets a call from his father that Sierra has been badly beaten and that John’s father is sending Sierra down to Kentucky for John to protect her. Now cue up the usual Nauti antics and voila(!) we have ourselves the usual Nauti escapade. I don’t want to reveal too much of the plot as it is only about 142 pages long.
I base my review of this story solely on what one may come to expect from a book in Lora Leigh’s Nauti series. I have to say though it just wasn’t Nauti enough for me. I was a little turned off by the “virginal and beaten” female and the Nauti boy who wants to immediately get her into bed. She is badly bruised and still has marks on her neck. Something just didn’t click for me. And I am saddened my Nauti boys have left me forever with this as the last story. On the upside there were a few glimpses of Dawg, my favorite Nauti boy. *Swoon*
Riding the Edge – Jaci Burton
This is the first thing I have ever read by Jaci Burton. After reading this story, I am not sure how that is possible?
Riding the Edge is the 4th installment in her Wild Riders series. Rick is a member of the Wild Riders and sent to protect Ava, a senator’s daughter. Rick must re-join his cousin Bo’s motorcycle gang, the Hellraisers, as a way to infiltrate and figure out what Ava is doing with the gang. The chemistry between these two leaps off the pages from their first meeting. I was smitten with Rick right away. (How have I missed this series??) As the tough loner Rick grows closer to sweet and smart Ava, he is wrestling with the requirement for him to still do his job to figure out what bad things his cousin is up to in the gang. Again – I don’t want to give away too much of the plot as it is a fairly short story. But I will say that the pages of this story are filled with passion, sexy chemistry, and what I would consider above-par dialogue for this genre. Also, it wasn’t a problem at all for me that I hadn’t read any of the previous Wild Riders books. I did of course order the very first one in the series as soon as I was finished with Riding the Edge.
Ava sized up the biker she’d just been introduced to. Tall, damn fine—looking, with dark hair, dark eyes, in need of a shave, and looking all too dangerous. Classic biker look in jeans, chaps, and leather jacket. Wow. Just…wow.
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