Blog Tour: ARC Review~ Ridge (WIld #2) by Adriane Leigh +Excerpt & Giveaway
Title: Ridge (Wild #2)
Author: Adriane Leigh
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 3, 2014
I'm a player. I'm an asshole. I'm someone you should stay away from.
I have demons.
I've made mistakes.
And the biggest can't be taken back.
I've gone to hell and back in twenty-nine years and I'm only now coming to terms with moving forward, righting my wrongs, and making amends. Except not everyone deserves forgiveness. Sometimes the damage done is beyond repair.
Everyday is exactly the same. I focus on the pain, in the quest to feel and forget, but I remember everything. When I close my eyes the darkness encroaches and some days it feels like the things that kill me are the things that make me feel alive.
*Ridge, like Wild, is a standalone. Reading Wild first will provide some back story, but is not required to read Ridge
"I miss this.” She groaned and then ran a hand down the front of my pants and pressed against my erection. I sucked in a quick breath and clutched at her waist.
"I miss that too,” I grunted as she worked the zipper down on my pants and then palmed the searing hot flesh of my cock. "Fuck, My.” I threw an arm over my eyes and thrust my eager hips into her small palm.
"I want to get lost in you.”
"Fuck, I want that too.” I groaned again as she started to tighten her fist, push and pull, flick her thumb over the tip and back down again.
"Do you want me?” She caught my ear between her teeth.
"Always,” I whispered through clenched teeth as my other hand fisted at the mattress. I was losing it. I hadn’t gotten off since the night I'd blown in my jeans when she rode me shamelessly. And before that it'd been with Amy.
"Stop holding back.” She positioned herself over top of me and rubbed her cotton-covered
pussy against my dick. A low moan escaped my throat as I twisted at the sheets. "Come on,
Ridge, take me like you want to, like you’ve been begging to. Ravage me.” She leaned down
and whispered in my ear, "Make it hurt.”
Ridge is so dark and dangerous. I absolutely loved him!
He's beyond damaged, and I wanted desperately for him and Mia to find peace and live happily ever after.
The beginning of the story is so heartbreaking. The way he speaks about Mia and his feelings for her is beautiful, but he's saying these things as he's getting ready to say goodbye to her. For good.
Mia is crucial to Ridge and vice versa. They bring out the light in each other and help one another heal their wounds.
Problem is, Mia and Ridge can't be together, because Mia is Wild's (Ridge's brother) ex fiance.
He needs to get away from Mia permanently if he wants to restore his relationship with his brother. Though things were never great between Wild and Ridge, getting with his fiancee didn't help the matter. That's the only reason he's letting her go.
Ridge and Mia separate. With every day that passes, Ridge attempts to forget Mia and he tries to convince himself that he did the right thing. In reality he's only getting worse and suffering without her. He starts to drink and smoke like crazy, reverting back to his old ways. He begins to have temptations to do drugs like he used to.
Wanting to relieve his appetite for sex, he goes out nightly looking for a hookup. Unfortunately, not everyone can take it how he wants and needs it. No one can do it like Mia can. Certainly not his new girl Amy.
He tries so hard to make a nice life with Amy and put Mia in the past. It just doesn't work. He continuously hurts her and Mia never leaves his thoughts.
Things get really messy and both Ridge and Mia begin to spiral out of control without the other.
This book was painful to say the least. Ridge and Mia spend the better half of this book apart aching for one another.
They're perfect for each other. The reader knows it. Ridge knows it. Mia knows it. Hell, even Wild knows it.
It's difficult to see these two characters struggle, because despite their actions and all their flaws, they're so damn likable. All I wanted was to get them together and make them realize the only way to survive is to be with each other.
Even though my heart broke and my emotions were all over the place, I loved the way this book was written. The end makes it all worth while… well, almost.
Unfortunately, I didn't have a chance to read Wild beforehand but I would really recommend reading them in order. There's a background story in the first book that would be best to know prior to reading Ridge.
You don't want to miss out on Ridge's book. He's a broken hero who is so easy to fall in love with. Even Mia will manage to steal your heart. It was dark and steamy and even had a bit of romance to it.
I'll be waiting patiently for the next book in the series about Wild's best friend Slade!
*An eARC of this book was provided by the author for an honest review.
❥My Rating: 4.5 kisses
Wild (Wild #1)
About the AuthorAdriane Leigh was born and raised in a snowbank in Michigan's Upper Peninsula and now lives amongst the sand dunes of the Lake Michigan lakeshore. She graduated with a Literature degree but never particularly enjoyed reading Shakespeare or Chaucer. Adriane is married to a tall, dark and handsome guy, plays mama to two sweet baby girls, and is a voracious reader and knitter.
Slade (Wild #3)Behind every beautiful thing, there is some kind of pain... Always overlooked. Always just there. That's what Dillon was to me. Until one night. In one night she flipped my world on its axis and there's no going back. But she has secrets, and secrets fester like an open wound. They color the past and forecast the future, but I'm determined to open her up; free her from her memories so she can live in the light and have the life she deserves. It's just too bad that she wants nothing to do with me. But I'm nothing if not persistent and I'm not a man that gives up without a fight. I've had a taste and there's no walking away. I just have to convince her that I'm not what she fears, I'm what she wants. Slade, like Wild and Ridge, is a standalone. Reading Wild and Ridge first will provide some back story, but is not required to read Slade.