REVIEW: “Love So Wild” by Marquita Valentine

“Love So Wild” is the eighth book in Marquita Valentine’s Lawson Brother’s series.  I usually love all things Marquita Valentine.  However I found “Love So Wild” to be a little slap-dash lacking the richness I’m used to in her books.  The storyline is intriguing and the characters are likable it just felt rushed and superficial to me.  Skye, the Heroine, experienced abandonment at the hands of her mother and in the past told the Hero her story.  He is extremely understanding.  However I don’t feel like I was told Skye’s story in enough detail to truly sympathize with her wavering feelings.

Elijah went back on forth on his motivation for wanting Skye to stay.  Originally he’s always been in love with her and despite her reticence he plans on marrying her.  Then, briefly, his tune changes and he’s not looking for anything serious; just to be a father to his son.  But then it’s back to where he’s always planned on her being his wife.  I’m not sure if it’s the unproofed advanced copy of the book’s to blame but Elijah’s motivation didn’t feel on-point.

There are other little things that are mentioned but not detailed.  Such as Elijah making sure there aren’t any available apartments for Skye to rent.  It’s alluded to but Ms. Valentine could have used Elijah’s meddling more in the story.  There’s a big thing about “Love Languages” and it is talked about.  But it could have been used more to see Elijah fumbling his way trying different tactics badly.  Bad gifts, awkward compliments, and/or words of encouragement.  This was my first Lawson Brothers series book.  Despite the fact this isn’t my favorite Marquita Valentine book I like all the Lawsons in it.  I’m curious enough to go back and read one of the earlier series installments.

I’m giving “Love So Wild” 3 Lightning Bolts and a Gale Warning.

This novel was provided, voluntarily read, and honestly reviewed.

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