Series: The Ivy Chronicles #3
Published by William Morrow Paperbacks on November 18, 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Months after her boyfriend dumped her, Georgia can still hear the insults he hurled at her. Boring. Predictable. Tame. Tired of feeling bad, she’s ready to change her image, and go a little wild. What better way to prove her ex wrong than a hot night of sexual adventure at the secret campus kink club?
In the shadowy den of the kink club, she unexpectedly runs into Logan Mulvaney, her friend’s little brother. A player extraordinaire too hot for his own good, he may be younger, but the guy is light years ahead when it comes to sexual experience. Now he’s telling her to go home—“good girls” don’t belong here!
Georgia is tired of having others define her. She’s going to teach Logan a lesson he won’t forget—one white hot, mind-wrecking kiss . . . that leads to another . . . and another . . . and. . . . Realizing she’s way in over her head, Georgia runs.
Only Logan won’t let her go. Everywhere she goes he’s there, making her want every inch of him. Making her forget who she is. Who he is. And just how wrong they are for each other.
Yay! I can read a series in a month! 😀 Special thanks to BerlsSC for buddy reading The Ivy Chronicles with me.
I don’t read NA much anymore but I have to say that SJordan writes it well. This series is extraordinary – well-written, excellent character development, and authentic plot lines. I enjoyed every minute. Y’all know I adored Foreplay and Tease. But Wild? Wild was on a whole other level. 😉
Georgia is the steadiest of the trio of girls in this series. She’s a good girl, from a good family (as long as you don’t recall that her birth father, a musician, abandoned them). She has a solid, parent-approved (some might say dictated?) plan for her future. She’s majoring in business, up for an internship at a bank, marrying the mayor’s son whom she’s been dating for 4 years. She’s followed her mother’s wishes, even giving up playing the guitar in order to show she’s not like her father. Her mother answered this when Georgia asked about their life before her stepdad:
“‘I try not to think of those days. Life was hard then. Being a single mom, trying to finish school and work. I don’t think my life really began until I met your father.’ And by father, she meant stepfather. Not my real dad who knocked her up and bailed on us.” -pg 398
But then her boyfriend dumps her for, get this this…being boring. The fallout has Georgia questioning whether or not her plan is what she wants at all. Then one night, one kiss, has her re-examining everything. If only she wasn’t so terrified of being wild.
Logan, bad-boy lothario and little brother of Reece (Pepper’s guy). Of course, there’s nothing little about him but he is younger. Younger than Georgia. Logan has seen and experienced a lot more of life than Georgia. And I don’t mean just sexually. Logan’s story broke my heart. He’s essentially been a grown up since his age was still single digits. He lost his mother, Reece went away to school, and he was left to take care of his abusive father. Logan is a caretaker, so loyal that he continues to care for his father despite the verbal abuse the man dishes out. Logan is far more self-aware than any 18 year old should be. The future is looking bright for him. He has a baseball scholarship to college, the pros are scouting him. But what he’s really looking for is someone who gets him, someone to have his best interests in mind… Georgia. With Logan, Georgia can be genuine. She’s real. But the real Georgia is definitely not mother-approved.
These two were so good together. But Georgia had an extremely difficult time getting over the fact Logan was younger…Logan wasn’t a guy her mother would approve of…Logan didn’t fit into the parameters she’d set for her perfectly parent-approved boring life. Lucky for her, Logan knew what he wanted and was just stubborn enough to keep fighting for it. Even though I wanted to shake Georgia, she resonated most with me. I understood that she was determined to make her mom proud, make her mom happy, to prove she wasn’t wild like her birth father. I envy Georgia for figuring out the fault in those goals as early as she did. Logan is so wise beyond his years. I adored him all the more for staying true to his desires and true to Georgia.
Wild kept me up way past my bedtime and that’s a feat these days. LOL I’m thrilled that SJordan gave me more Logan and that Georgia was the perfect girl for him. I’m sad the series is over and that SJordan hasn’t written more NA. Not to worry though, she has quite a backlist for me to check out. 😉
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