A Wild Ride by Vivian Arend

A Wild Ride by Vivian ArendA Wild Ride by Vivian Arend
Series: Thompson & Sons #4
Published by Nla Digital LLC on April 19th 2016
Pages: 258
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When Nicole Adams abruptly cancels their secret fling, Troy Thompson is stunned. The sex between them is sizzling, but she’s ready to move on—find a reliable guy, settle down, pop out a few babies. The thought of Nic in another man’s arms is maddening. And while her agenda freaks him out, Troy knows there’s no one in town nearly good enough for her. No one, that is, except him.

Nicole doesn’t regret her sexual romp with Troy, but when he insists on taking the next step with her—marriage and parenthood—she figures he’s out of his mind. Troy? Husband and daddy material? Oh, he’s sexy beyond belief, with the ability to melt her panties with a single command, but the man’s not known for being responsible. Trying for forever with Mr. Frivolous? Everyone thinks it’s a fool’s game.
Everyone except Troy, who’s determined to make Nicole see the real him under the shiny exterior.

As much as I liked the previous book, I thought Troy’s and Nic’s story was quite a let down simply because it doesn’t quite differ (or have the nuanced exploration of feelings perhaps) too much from a ton of many other NA/Chick-lit sex-to-more stories that abound out there.

I switched off early on, skimming through the multitude of sex scenes that I actually found myself getting bored with, because it seems that lust – rather than any deeper connection – is the primary factor for 2 people getting together despite Vivian Arend’s earnest attempts to show that Troy/Nic can be more than just sex. The premise for them beginning a ‘real’ relationship seemed flimsy, especially when there’s just too much to prove to each other and their respective families somehow.

This is personally a disappointment, but once again, I’m in the minority here.