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21215275A Wild Ride

Thompson & Sons series

by Vivian Arend

He’s the golden boy with a secret past

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.

She’s his redemption and his future

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.

I’ve only read one book in this series, One Sexy Ride, but I remember really enjoying it and loving the Thompson family.  After reading Troy’s story I’m going to have to go read the entire series so that I can see him with the understanding of his character that we get here 🙂

Troy’s problem is that there is so much more to him than anyone recognizes and I find that kinda sad.  He’s so in tuned to everyone around him but those same people miss so much about who he is and what he does for them.  And unfortunately that includes Nicole.  But that’s going to change with Troy’s full on attack once he decides they are perfect together.

I really enjoyed the fact that once again I get to enjoy a mostly drama free read.  The troubles they experience are believable and realistic, and even better they handle them in a logical way.  None of it is over the top or drags on too long.  The conflict is pretty straight to the point – Nicole has to decide if she is willing to take a chance on Troy, regardless of what kind of reputation he has.  It’s full of touching moments and wow-baby heat, with a sexy, cheeky hero and the heroine he’s set his mind on winning.  We should all be so lucky!