Title: Wild Kisses
Newly divorced, Avery Hart returns home to Wildwood eager to take on her dream opportunity and transform her family’s dive bar into her own bakery. The contractor for hire isn’t just a master with his hands—he’s big, built, and wears a tool belt like nobody’s business. Despite being an ex-con, Trace Hutton is irresistible. Too bad he’d never go for someone as inexperienced as Avery.
Trace needs to focus on the job at hand, not daydream about smearing icing all over the sexy baker…and licking it off. This job is the key to getting his construction company back on its feet after his time in prison. Besides, no one deserves a fresh start more than Avery, and she certainly won’t get that with him.
After a delectable night of passion (and pie), Trace craves something more. But he’ll be damned if he’ll let his checkered past crush her dreams. And as Avery starts to realize how Trace fulfills more than just her physical needs, she struggles with whether to let her history decide her future, or explore the wild new possibilities of forever…
Author: Skye Jordan
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Forbidden Fling
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Ignite, Smolder, Forbidden Fling, Torch
Published by Montlake Romance Source: Publisher
Published: January 10th 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romance
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Wild Kisses is a sweet story (pun intended!) of second chances. For Avery, it’s a second chance at love. For Trace, it’s a second chance at the kind of life he would have had if he hadn’t gone to prison.
From their first day working together on the remodel of what will become Avery’s restaurant, the two just click. They laugh and tease in a very comfortable way. Which, of course, lead to feelings of mutual attraction. Since Avery doesn’t want to open her wounded heart and Trace doesn’t want to involve Avery with the stigma of his being an ex-con and the vast difference in their sexual experience, they don’t act on their attraction for a while. When they can no longer deny they want each other, they agree to a one night stand. You know that never works in romance novels and it definitely doesn’t work for these two. They are so hot together and Avery is getting the kind of sex she’s only ever dreamed of.
Nothing is easy though and they both must deal with a lot throughout the few weeks the
remodel is in progress. People all want to remind Avery of Trace’s past which unfortunately gives her a few moments of concern. Not only does Trace have to deal with a lot of prejudice, he’s also challenged getting the work done and hires the wrong jail acquaintance which causes huge problems. Setback abound and the grand opening is in question. Setbacks in their relationship also abound.
I liked the way Jordan has Avery deal with the problems between her and Trace. While she has a few doubts, she also has enough insight to set her mind at ease and realize Trace’s integrity and character on her own. Trace is such a good guy, the only doubts he has about their relationship stem from his concern over his past causing her problems. Both are so kind to Traces dementia addled father. How can you not love people this giving?
It’s always great to see people get what they need from life especially when they can’t identify what that is. The two are so fun and likeable, one can’t help but cheer them on to their happily-ever-after. I enjoyed Wild Kisses and the Wildwood series.