Wild (Misadventures of a City Girl, 2017, etc.) and Hardt (Surrender, 2017, etc.), team up for an erotic romance novel that’s full of death threats and hot sex scenes.
In this second installment of the Misadventures series, Kate Lewis is still mourning her husband, Price, nearly a year after his death. Her sister-in-law talks her into a tropical getaway, ostensibly for Kate to unwind and get away from it all. Instead, Kate is shocked when her dead husband shows up while she’s at the beach. They immediately fall into bed and renew their passionate relationship, and Wild and Hardt describe each erotic encounter in explicit, racy detail, demonstrating why their previous fiction has topped multiple bestseller lists. Between their sexual escapades, Price, a day trader, explains that a multibillion-dollar conglomerate called Cybermark Enterprises had hired people to kill him after he dug too deeply into their shady past and current dealings. He faked his own death to protect his loved ones, he says, but he couldn’t stay away from Kate. However, as she aptly points out, the threat still exists, and, despite Price’s best intentions, “he’d chosen a life with me over my ultimate protection.” Price wants Kate to join him on the run, but she wants to expose Cybermark and hold them accountable for their actions. The narrative moves at a quick pace—an enjoyable vehicle that transports readers between passionate, engaging sex scenes. Although the climax (of the narrative) is abrupt, it neatly ties up all of the plot’s loose ends. Price is an archetypal character for the genre—a wealthy and possessive man who happens to also be an extraordinary lover. The sex is always good and provides a ready solution to most problems; when Kate finds herself overwhelmed by the magnitude of the Cybermark threat, she doesn’t burrow under the covers with a pint of ice cream: “Don’t want to talk. Kiss me,” she demands. Price is more than happy to comply with a kiss—and much more.
Fans of erotic romance will revel in this quick and steamy read.