Her new boss is sexy, damaged, and insatiable, but Natasha has been a fan since she was a young girl. Conflicted by her emotions, she begins a love/hate relationship with the egotistical rock star.
Alex’s intentions toward her are clear from the moment they meet, but Natasha isn’t about to run from one emotionless connection to another. She is determined to keep her distance from her childhood crush, by any means necessary.
When lust begins to cloud her mind, however, she becomes hell bent on protecting her heart. What good could ever come out of falling for a rock star, anyway?
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When I decided to give Wonderlust a go, I had absolutely no expectations. I thought that at the very least this would be an easy read. Something to bypass the time. I was in the mood for a rockstar romance and Wonderlust was the go-to read. I have never before read anything from B.L. Wilde. Not a single book of hers. I had no prior experience as to how she tells a tale or even the manner in which she writes.
Honestly, I actually didn't want to read this book. It felt more personal to me than any other book has ever been and I didn't want to break the seal. I've been in contact and/or working with B,L. Wilde for years now. She's a darling, wonderful person. Yet I've never been in a situation where I've actually read any of her work. I really didn't want to read this and not love it. But I knew deep down... I just had to read it. It needed to be read. So... I had a hard time (after procrastinating for some while) actually opening it up on my kindle and get a start on it. After the first two chapters I took stock... "Okay, so far... so good. No actually So far so FREAKING good" I said to myself. I was blindsided at how amazing this book was starting to take shape. But I was still worried. I'd never want to shoot this book down in any way, but I know myself well enough to know that if I didn't love it, I'm not going to say I did. It's just my thing. I don't swing that way at all. So it was tough. The pressure was hectic.
By the end of the 4th chapter - I was a fan. I was hooked so deep I felt as if WONDERLUST was in my blood. I was calling all my people and telling them that it's so "freaking amazing... I'm so proud of this book" ... and that was only after chapter 4. By midway through this novel, I was ready to sign my name in blood. This woman right here... was officially an Alex Groupie and Natasha's BFF.
To say I loved the female character is putting it mildly. I A-Freaking-Dored-Her! She was real. She was us. She is me and she is you. She has insecurities, obstacles. decisions she just can't seem to make... she's a living character. A real one. I love her humor. I loved her attitude. I'm in love with Natasha! lol
Alex on the other hand... he took a while to get me in his fold. I watched him from the sidelines for a while. hmmmmm'ed and hhaaaaa'ed.... then suddenly, I fell in love. And Deeply so.
The two of them together? My year was done! Perfect and done.
Both Alex and Natasha are very strong characters. They've been moulded into perfect life-like fictional characters. I've not experience something like this in months... if not years. Sometimes I adore one of the characters, but the other grates on my nerves... there is seldom a time I simply love the two without finding any fault.
The blurb to Wonderlust sums up the way it's going to go within this book so I don't feel I need to clarify it any further. I don't want to accidentally mention something that may spoil it all for you. The best way to read this novel is to go into it blindly... not knowing what to expect. That way you can fully experience Wonderlust without any expectations.
Without even realizing it until I got to the end and had a moment to reflect.... Wonderlust became my favorite Adult Romance Read for 2015. I've read it twice since the first time... so yes, I've already read it three times now. I'll probably read it again next week. The characters haunt my mind and I keep coming back to certain parts in the book and reread it.
What it was about this book is that it was unique. The Genre and Theme may not be, but the character interactions and even their backstories, insecurities, moods and thoughts... this book isn't written in a way that you have to sit back and wonder what the heck just happened? It's an easy read with a whole lot of heat. A huge amount of sexy-ness and overall it's simply an awesome read. I'm devastated that I have to wait for the second book.... I emailed B.L. Wilde and told her I simply need the second like right this very second. Her response.... She can't wait to get into writing it... AHHHHH.... so it's going to be a bit of a wait
:( Which I'm miffed about but all good things are worth the wait.
Wonderlust is a brilliantly written love story, full of wonder and lust. It's definitely my book of the year so far and I'm so crazy happy I took the plunge and read it. :)
Rating: 5 Stars! & A 2015 Favorite!