REVIEW: Call Me Wild by Robin KayeSaturday, September 29, 2012 1:00
It’s nice to be back with the Kincaid family again. I had a blast with them – brothers Hunter, Fisher, Trapper with sister Karma – in the first book in this series, Wild Thing. This time around it’s Fisher who runs smack into love, but it’s his heroine who has some problems for everyone.
Jessie has just lost her job – via electronic pink slip from her newspaper – and her best friend, Andrew, talks her into borrowing his house in Idaho where she can have some peace and quiet to finally work on that romance novel she’s been thinking about for years. After running into the same handsome guy a few times, she ends up at his house for a dip in the hot tub after suffering a hamstring pull during her jog. The man knows his way around the female body, but she just can’t get past the fact he’s a bum and lives with his mother!
Getting to know Jessie has only increased Fisher’s fascination with her. The woman is a contradiction all the way around. She’s writing a romance novel, but she doesn’t believe in love. She has an innocence about her that belies the life she’s lived so far. To help her out – and himself too, of course – Fisher volunteers to be her research assistant/lab rat and teach her how a man romances a woman. But there’s so many assumptions between them that every time they turn around, something is going wrong between them. That’s when little sister Karma gets involved. She’s always trying to get one up on her brothers, and they make it so easy she can’t resist. She invites Jessie for a quiet weekend at the family cabin, only to also finagle a trip up there out of Fisher, and Karma herself has no intention of getting anywhere near that mountain cabin.
What should have been a romantic weekend in a romantic setting starts out the usual way with those erroneous assumptions getting in the way, but then little by little, especially after experiencing hot and intense lovemaking, Fisher and Jessie begin dating. Something Jessie is sure will lead nowhere, but Fisher is determined to prove her wrong. Jessie keeps to her mantra of love doesn’t exist, despite the fact her heart and and her body believe otherwise. But she’s not familiar enough with that emotion to realize what’s happening to her. Fisher, on the other hand, knows he loves Jessie, but telling her is a mistake. Jessie’s a runner, and she’s ready to run as far away as she can get.
I do love Fisher. He’s a doctor – who doesn’t live with his mother! – and he knows what he wants in life. I like his romantic and gentlemanly side, as well as his devilish and fun side. The play between all the siblings is also an entertaining part of this story. What takes a little bit to warm up to is Jessie’s attitude toward love and romance. She has her reasons, and that’s fine. What I have a difficult time is the span of time it takes her to realize she’s been wrong all along. It just goes on much too long, especially after Fisher has proven himself to her, even after her best friend in the whole wide world gives her a talkin’ to. She refuses to look past her own experiences into something that could be wonderful beyond all thought, as she finally discovers. This is a huge pet peeve of mine. That being said, I do like Jessie. Despite this fault, she has a sense of humor, she enjoys a good competition, and she’s loyal. She just needs to lighten up sooner.
All in all, I had a good time with this book. Not as much as the first, but Fisher makes it come in a very close second.
She doesn’t know a single thing about relationships…
Unemployed sportswriter Jessie James plans to make a killing writing a bestselling romance novel. She’s never read one, but really, how hard can it be? Moving cross-country to a borrowed house in Idaho, Jessie starts her research with the first gorgeous guy she runs into…
Luckily, he knows everything…
Sports doctor Fisher Kincaid notices Jessie right away–the transplanted Easterner sticks out like a sore thumb in the small town. When he discovers she’s researching attraction and romance, he graciously offers himself as a test subject. That’s when everything starts to go wrong, and they both find out how much they need a few good lessons in love…
Read an excerpt.
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