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Hi I'm Janna and I am a book whore! I started this blog after being a part of another for years. While being a big blog may be nice I like to stay true to me having a love for books, that's why I blog. I love books and I want to share that love with my readers of this blog. I love to read, books are my escape and a huge part of my life besides my husband and two children. I am honest and sometimes sassy in my reviews but never mean. Some of my favorite authors include Kristen Ashley, Penelope Douglas, T.M. Frazier, M.N. Forgy, Rachel Van Dyken, Meghan March and Vi Keeland to only name a few!

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Release Blitz! This Is Wild By Natasha Madison

My parents told me I skated before I walked. When I was eighteen I was drafted into the N.H.L third overall, playing in Los Angeles—the city of dreams. What more could I ask for? I played hard, but eventually, I partied even harder. Five years later I was traded a week after I entered rehab. There was no time for anything except my health and making sure I’d come out on top. I had to be better. There wasn’t another option.
One of the rules of recovery was ‘don’t fall in love’ and I made it a top priority. She was off limits in every single way.
Until it was too late

When you grow up surrounded by hockey players you know one thing for sure, I was never going to settle down with one. Heck, I didn’t even know what icing was. I was too busy climbing the corporate ladder, becoming one of the most successful realtors in New York City. I wasn’t interested in dating or anything that got in my way.
First, he was my client and then he became my friend.
One night, one decision, one act can derail everything.
When push comes to shove, I’m only certain that, This is Wild.

I had a review already written and I completely deleted the entire thing. Why you may ask? Well it is because the more I thought about This Is Wild, the more that I took into consideration my personal emotions and the reason behind them, that my review, while it was a good one, just didn’t express what this book did to me. Viktor’s story hit close to home for me. I have had people in my life who have fought their demons and addiction and won. I have had people in my life that have fought their demons and addiction and have lost. I currently have people in my life who are at that crossroad, that they will face their demons and win and some who will ignore them and lose. So, for me, This Is Wild was more emotional to me when we are reading about Viktor and his struggle after leaving rehab because of those people in my life. Addiction just doesn’t take over the addict’s life, it spreads to family members, friends, and it takes a strong person to love an addict, recovering or not, and Zoe had that strength even if she didn’t believe it at times.

My heart broke for Viktor more than once, the daily fight to stay clean, to push away the temptation of using again when things got hard. The best thing to happen to him besides getting clean was his trade to New York. Zoe may at times come across as anti-love, but deep down under that hard-outer shell, she really was the perfect match to Viktor, they both made each other better in the best of ways. We get to see all of the Stone and Grant family, and we see how they welcome Viktor not just to the team but to the family. I loved all the banter between Matthew and Max, Evan and Viktor, Zoe and Zara, well you get the picture, more than once I would bust out laughing because of something they said to each other. In fact, I am wanting to go back and read the Something So books as well as This Is Crazy just because I loved those books so much and want to fall in love with them once more.

This Is Wild is a must read in this book whore’s opinion, it is the perfect balance of emotional, funny, sexy, hockey and family. Natasha Madison once again wrote an amazing book that needs to be at the top of your TBR lists! 


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When her nose isn't buried in a book, or her fingers flying across a keyboard writing, she's in the kitchen creating gourmet meals. You can find her, in four inch heels no less, in the car chauffeuring kids, or possibly with her husband scheduling his business trips. It's a good thing her characters do what she says, because even her Labrador doesn't listen to her...

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