Thursday, August 30, 2012

Wild Man (Dream Man #2) by Kristen Ashley

Wild Man (Dream Man, #2) 

Published October 4 2011

While filling her display case in her bakery, the bell over the door sounds and Tessa O’Hara looks up and sees the man of her dreams. Within thirty seconds he asks her out for a beer. Thirty seconds later, she says yes. But after four months of falling in love, she discovers he’s an undercover DEA Agent investigating the possibility she’s involved in her ex-husband’s drug business

Obviously Tess decides this means it’s over.

But DEA Agent Brock Lucas disagrees. A man on a mission who’s really committed to his job, he’s spent years in the underbelly of Denver with the dregs of society. And spending four months with Tess who’s as sweet as her cupcakes, he seriously enjoyed his job. But during Tess’s interrogation, Brock learns the devastating secret Tess is carrying and he’s determined to be the man who helps her heal as well as take her back as she walks on the wild side.

As wild and sweet mix, they face challenge after challenge of family struggling with history and terminal illness. Not to mention, Tess’s ex-husband, the drug lord and Brock’s ex-wife, who has a very big playbook are scheming to tear them apart.

But Brock Lucas has wild in him and once in his past on the trail of vengeance he let that wild loose, making a mistake that he would have no idea years later will put his sweet Tess in the position to pay his penance.

Review: 3.8 Stars

Let me just begin with saying I LOVE Kristen Ashley!  The Dream Man Series is one of my favorites!

Although the main character, Brock Lucas is yummy in a detective/bad boy/scruffy kind of way, he is my least favorite "Dream Man".

I do like how KA writes about real people.  They are not 20 somethings in college.  They are in their 30s and 40s with crazy ex-wives and children.  It is easy to relate to all of her stories.

Tess and Brock have a very realistic relationship full of passion.  I liked how they were straight forward with each other.  

My reason for not bumping this review up to 4 stars: Brock just did not hold my attention like Hawk from Mystery Man.  Even so, this book is enjoyable!!


  1. I'm reading this right now - so far so good! I read the series out of order :) I read #1, then #4, and then #3. So finally I'm back to Brock. Have you read "Knight" yet? It's her newest book, good but a bit more intense if you know what I mean.

    Great review!

    1. Hi! Yes, I read Knight and I loved it! Can't wait for the 2nd book, Creed. Not sure when it comes out though. Love the Dream Man Series. Favorites are Motorcycle Man and Mystery Man. Cute blog by the way! We are following you!