Dream Man Series:
Wild Man: Brock Lucas and Tessa O’Hara
Purchase on Amazon: Kristen Ashley – Wild Man (Dream Man)
While filling her display case in her bakery, the bell over the door sounds and Tessa O’Hara looks up and sees the man of her dreams. Within thirty seconds he asks her out for a beer. Thirty seconds later, she says yes. But after four months of falling in love, she discovers he’s an undercover DEA Agent investigating the possibility she’s involved in her ex-husband’s drug business
Obviously Tess decides this means it’s over.
But DEA Agent Brock Lucas disagrees. A man on a mission who’s really committed to his job, he’s spent years in the underbelly of Denver with the dregs of society. And spending four months with Tess who’s as sweet as her cupcakes, he seriously enjoyed his job. But during Tess’s interrogation, Brock learns the devastating secret Tess is carrying and he’s determined to be the man who helps her heal as well as take her back as she walks on the wild side.
As wild and sweet mix, they face challenge after challenge of family struggling with history and terminal illness. Not to mention, Tess’s ex-husband, the drug lord and Brock’s ex-wife, who has a very big playbook are scheming to tear them apart.
But Brock Lucas has wild in him and once in his past on the trail of vengeance he let that wild loose, making a mistake that he would have no idea years later will put his sweet Tess in the position to pay his penance.
Enjoy Ms. Ashley’s characters they are full sass and sarcasm. In this book Tessa is just as sweet as sweet can be. She’s like the cupcakes she makes. She has everything a man would want in a woman, sweet as can be, loving with a bit of sass, never plays games, loyal and a good career, a true keeper. Brock knows he has a winner on his hands when he first meets Tess, the only problem is, he’s under cover and she doesn’t know his real name. When the truth comes out Tess walks out on him. Three months later Brock is ready to claim Tess whether she is ready or not.
As with Mystery Man, Kristen Ashley takes us on a wild trip of drama, suspense and action. Although the action is not quite as much as Mystery Man, there is plenty of family drama to make up for that. Brock comes from a nosey as hell family. They are all up in each other’s business, which definitely makes for some fun dramatic situations. On top of family drama, there is danger surrounding Tess, her ex-husband is out on bail and he wants Tess back. There is all sorts of fun wrapped up in this book: drama, action, laughs and good times.
Brock is a total alpha, hot, sexy, brash and commanding. I love it when he just says “Tess, mouth” and that is all that he says and Tess obeys. And why wouldn’t she? If I had a sexy commanding alpha male I’d kiss him too if he demanded it. But Tess is not without her own power; Brock adores her and would do anything for her. She pretty much has him effectively wrapped around her finger. I didn’t love Tess and Brock as much as I loved Gwen and Hawk, but I did love them. We also get visits from the characters from Mystery Man, including Gwen and a cameo from Hawk. We also get some good time with Elvira, whom I adore. If she doesn’t get her own book, I’ll be disappointed. .
If you enjoy sassy women who love their alpha males, this series is for you. It has tons of laughs and characters you can love.
*This copy was provided to me through NetGalley for an honest review. No other compensation was provided.