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A Little Bit Wild by Victoria Dahl
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Jun 07, 13

Read in August, 2011

I’m not a big Historical Romance fan. No…that’s not true. I don’t read Historical Romance at all. At least not until I read A Little Bit Wild. I can’t say that I’ll go buy every HR book on the shelf, because – well, yeah- I’m still not sure that I like the genre in general. However, I do love Dahl’s writing regardless of genre. As I’ve said before, not many authors can write cross genre and me like every book. She can and does.


I love that the women in Dahl’s books don’t back down, and if they do there’s usually a benefit for them (fine by me!) A LITTLE BIT WILD holds true to that. Marissa outwardly comes across as a very refined, proper lady. But inside, she’s different. She has a desire to know about being wild. She wants to have fun, so she does. Even though it goes against society. I loved that she did what she wanted to and she owned up to the mistakes she made. Not once did she lay blame on someone else for her indiscretion.


Jude. Well, let’s see where do I start with Jude. He’s the opposite of Marissa. On the outside he comes across burly and insignificant. His reputation is that of a lesser male, one that society doesn’t necessarily frown upon, but they don’t regard him highly either. Unlike Marissa, his outwardly appearance is wild and free spirited. Inside though, he’s a gentleman. He cares about women and how they are treated. Jude knows how to love. My favorite thing about Jude is that he understands Marissa and respects her wants/needs to explore the scandalous nature of sex.


When Marissa needs someone to help her and save her family’s reputation Jude steps in to help. Then he doesn’t back down even though Marissa pushes. More than once while reading about these two I forgot this was a historical novel. The writing isn’t stuffy and neither are the characters. Even Marissa’s brother, Baron York, isn’t as stuffy as he could be. The care and love he has for his sister comes through very well.


A couple of times the book slows down and drags while the family goes back and forth trying to keep Marissa’s reputation from being ruined. But all in all this is a great read. As usual, Dahl’s writing jumps off the page and makes you fall in love with characters.


So even if you aren’t a fan of Historical Romance I still recommend this book. You’ll love it anyway (I hope)!
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