Four stars because, once I started reading, I literally couldn't put it down, and despite whatever plot or character flaws occur in a book, if it can hold my attention from beginning to end, then it's doing it's job.
Having said that, I found the explicit (and numerous) sex scenes rather tedious after a while. Yes, they're definitely hot, and leave zero to the imagination, but I personally don't need it all laid out on a plate for me, so to speak. Also - although it was only used once - I'm not a fan of the "c" word - AT ALL - especially during a sex scene...so for me, once is once too many.
As far as warrior husband coming back from the dead goes, I decided from the beginning to give the plot a little leeway there, and to my surprise, Lora Leigh actually managed to weave some credibility into the story.
I found Noah's physical need to constantly have sex or, as Leigh delicately puts it "f**k", as the result of being pumped with a date rape drug for eighteen months in captivity, a little cringe-worthy, but hey, if it has awakened Bella's inner wildcat, and she's happy to walk around bow-legged for the rest of her life, then best of luck to them!
Wild Card isn't a literary masterpiece, but it never claims to be, and oftentimes, that's not what I'm looking for in a book. For the mostpart, I'm happy to acknowledge the flaws and just be swept up in the story...so for me, in that regard, Wild Card delivers.