I am rather excited (no, not like THAT) to share my review of ‘A Week to be Wild’ by Jc Harroway today, as part of the blog tour to coincide with the authors’ book release, AND to help celebrate the publishers revamp. Just look at the cover! Big thanks to the team at Mills and Boon and HarperCollins for the blog tour invite as well as the ARC. Here is my review:
A daring game of temptation
She’ll play his game—but only by her rules!
Alex Lancaster is an adrenaline junkie. He’s also a sexy British billionaire who should come with his own warning signs. When Libby insists she is done with men who live on the edge, Alex coaxes her out of her comfort zone—professionally and very, very personally. Libby’s taking a high-stakes gamble, but the pay-off could win her everything…
What does TWG think?
*Caution* – may require a cold shower upon completion!
My goodness me, haven’t Mills and Boon changed over the years!! Growing up I was always told that Mills and Boon books were for ‘lonely women’. Now, seeing as I was a young girl, I was hardly going to walk into Woolworths (going back a bit now!) and grab myself one (would I have even been able to I wonder?!). Thankfully though, I am now a woman with a mind of my own who gets to pick and choose every single book she reads – of course I was going to pick a Mills and Boon! I was far too curious not to, so when the lovely team at Mills and Boon got in contact about reading a book from their new series #DareToShare I jumped at the chance, turning off my phone in the process. If I was going to read my first Mills and Boon book, I was going to do it properly without any interruptions!
I dare anyone to try to read ‘A Week To Be Wild’ in more than one sitting. Even if I had wanted to split it into two sittings, I couldn’t. I was absolutely hooked on Libby and Alex’s story – were they going to step out of their comfort zone, or were they going to continue walking down the same route as before? It goes without saying that this book contains scenes of a sexual nature (I sound like one of those warnings on a TV program!). If you’re a prude or turn your nose up at any sexual descriptions in your novels, clearly this book isn’t for you. However, if you like things a little bit steamy with the addition of romance, professional main characters who come across more work minded than fussed by sex – there is every chance you will lap up this book and then some.
Believe it or not, I get really embarrassed speaking about sexual endeavours in my personal life as it is exactly that, personal, but I did not get embarrassed in the slightest whilst reading this book! I loved how we got to know the characters a bit better before the sexual tension escalated, as it meant I was able to see them as characters in their own right instead of characters who will be getting jiggy with it at any moment.
Libby comes across as a woman who a lot of female readers may relate to in terms of her personality and out look on relationships. That said, I found her a little bit annoying at times and couldn’t work out why Alex was determined to go after her like a little lap dog. Alex has the personality of an egotistical man and, whilst that would turn me off almost straight away, for Alex and Libby’s situation it seemed to work. Their relationship seemed one of dominance, power and determination. To pull that off you need to have characters who have a personality with some of those traits included – exactly like JC Harroway did. The characters needed to be a bit unlikable in order for the consensual, sexual scenes to work as well as they did.
I have to say, I wish there was an alternative for the word ‘panties’ as I find it makes me cringe in the middle of an extremely steamy chapter in the book.
All in all, ‘A Week To Be Wild’ warmed up every inch of my body and left me wanting more. I surprised myself by how much I enjoyed the story itself without focussing on the steamy parts. A big thumbs up from me to the author for her magnetic story telling.
Mills and Boon have now got another fan – I cannot wait to get all of the other books in the #Dare series!