Like a lot of people, Kyrie is literally one disaster away from being homeless.In Alpha by Jasinda Wilder, she is trying to support her brother in college and her mother in a mental hospital is not easy. Then one day, after loosing her job a mysterious check appears from VRI Inc. No letter explaining why. Just a check for $10,000. Unable to meet her financial obligations, Kyrie deposits the check. More checks arrive with a warning, “You belong to me.” Kyrie deposits them all and one day a stranger comes to “collect” her for his employer. Feeling obligated and scared, Kyrie goes with the man and meets her benefactor, the reclusive billionaire Valentine Roth. The attraction between the two is unmistakable and they soon engage in a very hot affair. But Roth is hiding a terrible secret from Kyrie. What will she do when she finds out?
When I attended Penned Con 2014, Alpha had just come out and a lot of people were talking about it. Having just discovered Wilder, I put the book on my TBR list and didn’t think much about it. When I saw Amazon had a sale on it, I snatched it up immediately.
The intimate scenes between Roth and Kyrie are super, super hot. Hot as in crank up your AC, then stick your head in the freezer, then take a cold shower and you might cool down. Wilder is very descriptive in these scenes and a couple of times I had to go on Urban Dictionary to see what she meant by certain slang words.
Dec the Holls by Jasinda Wilder is the first book I have read by this author. I am a bit behind, right? This book was free from the author (thank you so much!) and was a Christmas novella so I had to give it a try. Holy smokes! I will definitely be reading more by this author in the future. In fact, I have a couple on my TBR list that I need to move up in priority! It was great and gave me a feel for the author’s writing.
In this short little bundle of fun, Declan, Holly’s boss, rescues her from a dead car and things start from there. As a single mom of two struggling to make ends meet, the whole rich boss swooping in to rescue Holly seemed like it would be a little cliche. It was not. Declan was not what I thought he would be and Holly was exactly like I thought she would be, which made it awesome.
Jasinda Wilder is able to provide us with a realistic and fun plot even in such a short story. The characters were well developed for a novella and you found yourself cheering for both of them. You wanted the two of them to get together and find some happiness in their lives.
In Stripped by Jasinda Wilder, Grey Amundsen grew up in Macon, Georgia as the sheltered daughter of a Baptist preacher. During high school, Grey takes a class on film and decides she wants to make films for a living despite her father’s objections. When her mother passes away from cancer, Grey looses not only her faith but her father as well. Ignoring his commands to stay, Grey heads to LA, where she has been accepted as a film major at the University of Southern California, but the expensive school quickly eats away at her financial aid.
Grey is forced to make a decision: take the only job she can find as a stripper or crawl back to Georgia admitting defeat. Grey chooses to become a stripper, despite how much she loathes it. While stripping one night, Grey meets the Dawson Kellor, who has been cast as Rhett Butler in a remake of Gone with the Wind, a film Grey happens to be an intern on. Dawson wants Grey in his life but Grey doesn’t want to jeopardize her internship and she has no idea what it’s like to date a star.
In Forever & Always by Jasinda Wilder, Caden and Ever are just teenagers when they meet briefly at an exclusive art camp in Michigan. At the end of the camp they decide to become pen pals (as in actually write letters to each other not email). They spend the next several years writing to each other, telling each other their heartaches and hopes. Finally a tragedy sends Cade to Ever’s dorm in search of comfort. What blossoms between them is a passionate love made stronger by all of the years they wrote to each other.
This book is another book that I selected to read in preparation to attend Penned Con 2014 in St. Louis. I had seen the author being reviewed on various blogs and friends talking about her. I always made a mental note that I would keep an eye out for a deal on her books. I am officially kicking myself for being cheap and not reading her sooner.