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Wild Child

(The Wild Ones #1.5)

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Jenna Theopolis has always known what she wanted. Getting out of her small hometown of Greenfield was number one on her list of priorities. Until she met Rusty Catron.
Rusty’s fun-loving personality was the perfect match for Jenna’s inner wild child. But what started off as a summer fling quickly turns into something more. At least it does for Jenna.

Rusty has lived with the
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Published October 21st 2013 by M. Leighton (first published October 20th 2013)
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Pam
Jan 04, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars
“Don’t ever take this away from me again,” he says softly.

“Don’t ever ask me to,” I reply.



I loved this little novella, it’s been awhile since I had a lil of Trick in my life, but glad the Wild Ones are back at it again. Rusty and Jenna were a perfect match from the very beginning making their summer fling last longer than they both expected, hoping to one day follow in Cami and Tricks footsteps. Getting roped into the wedding and Cami’s crazy-premarital-no-sex-rule, there
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Teresa Mary Rose
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Communication is key! That is the lesson we should all take away from Wild Child. Oh these two! This was such a lovely lovely novella. Rusty and Jenna clearly love each other however both have a hard time communicating that to one another. Each has their own idea of their relationship and speaking up would have helped clear a few things up. I absolutely loved Jenna and Rusty’s story and after waiting what feels like forever for this book, I was not
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Jessica Morales-Lafaille
I'm so happy to read Jenna and Rusty story finally. They are the best friends of Trick and Cami who were main characters of the first book. Jenna and Cami plan on being celibate until Cami and Trick get married. Wow this book is hot and funny. I love how there wondering if girls can have blue balls too. ...more
Michelle
Jan 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Wow. Now that is how you write a novella. This was a short read, but packed such a punch. With such a variety of emotions, it read more like a full novel than just a glimpse into Jenna & Rusty's struggle to find their way together beyond the fears that held them back.

Jenna is not the type of girl to live in the same small town she grew up in, she has big dreams to escape the small town life. Rusty has always known that Jenna was not the kind of girl to stick. He was just waiting and enjoying the
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Kelli C
Mar 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: must-reads, favorites
It's M. Leighton and it had hot cowboys, couldn't be less than 5 stars! I know I am always spouting my dislike for novellas but that is usually because I never have enough time to connect with the characters...well not here! Jenna and Rusty are hot, sweet, intense and perfect! And might I add...DAMN! i will forever respect a mechanical bull! M Leighton can turn any inanimate object into the best sexual toy in the world! Happy Reading to all...nothing bad here! ...more
Katherine
Dec 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
3.75 stars
Kathryn
Jan 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
FREAKIN AWESOME... The things that happen in this book...
Ahhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!
M. Leighton is flippin brilliant!!!!

FULL REVIEW:
*sighs heavily*
I was so excited to be able to read about my beloved characters from The Wild Ones series. The first book rocked my socks and I fell soooo in love with Trick and Cami. I couldn't wait to dive in to Wild Child and ride the fun with Jenna and Rusty.
Well, I am going to start out by saying...YEE-HAW baby!!! Wild Child threw us right in to the lives of Rusty and Jen
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Lyndsie
May 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Wild Child, Wild Child! I’ve been waiting forever for Rusty & Jenna!! You need to read The Wild Ones first before you start this. You need to get the background on these two and you need to meet MY Trick. Yes, I said MY Trick!

Wild Child picks up after Jenna finishes college and heads back for Trick and Cami’s wedding. Cami has the brilliant idea to withhold sex from Trick until their wedding night and gets Jenna to join her with holding out on Rusty. To me this is hilarious! They all try their
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Siiri (Little Pieces of Imagination)
While I didn't finish All of You by Christina Lee today, I did start and finish this gorgeous title here. In one sitting at that! I devoured all of its goodness and couldn't get enough of it. I read Andrea's review on The Bookish Babes and I knew I would not be disappointed by this novella. I wasn't! I had a fun time with Trick and Cami, but my heart truly belongs with Rusty and Jenna. I loved loved loved their firecracker, fun-loving and snarky personalities and I truly adored these two. At fir ...more
AH
3.5 stars. Read this book as a bonus in Some Like it Wild. I liked getting some background on Jake's little sister Jenna and her love interest Rusty. This was a fun little romance written in alternating first person points of view of the main characters. The story takes place immediately before the events of Some Like it Wild.

Jenna's best friend Cami takes on a vow of celibacy in the week leading up to her wedding to Trick. In the spirit of sharing, Jenna agrees to do the same with her boyfrien
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❤️ Diana ❤️
Dec 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
M. Leighton is becoming one of my favorite authors. From YA To NA to PNR she knocks it out of the park!! This is a novella about Rusty and Jenna, but even in a novella M Leighton still evokes real emotion from you. There was a bit of drama, some hot sex scenes and some tears, both of joy and sadness. Plus we got to witness Cami and Tricks wedding!! Ahh Trick how I have missed you!! Plus she's gotten me excited to read about Jenna's brother Jake!!

5***** Wild Stars!!!
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Lisa
*ARC Given to Blog for Honest Review*

4 "leaving kind" Kisses

Wild Child just took me for a wild ride! I was not prepared...I knew it would be hot (which it was)...angsty (which it so was)...and of course emotional (ooooh boy was it!). I was not however prepared for the tears. Yeah...M. Leighton just made me ugly cry!

Jenna Theopolis is a hell cat...she's feisty and fiery and you never know what's going to come out of her mouth. Most of the time it's hilarious or will make you blush...or both. She
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Page Turning Book Junkie
Sep 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
4 out of 5 Smokin' Southern Heated Stars!
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Holy heated sexual tension Batman! Someone definitely turned the heat up in here because there is a southern bad boy who is trying to tame a beautiful wild child and it was a sizzling experience. Michelle Leighton continues to amaze and dazzle with this addition to The Wild Ones series.She always knows how to write a solid connection between two seemingly unlikely-to-be couples.

"His loose gait is like that of a lion, stalking his prey. And I
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Bettyrudy
May 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This story was so good!! I freakin loved it! M. Leighton is one of my fav authors for a reason. This book has it all!!
Kim
Dec 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars
We met Jenna and Rusty in book one The Wild Ones as Cami and Trick's best friends. Jenna is also Jake's sister from book two, Some like It Wild. Jenna is spirited, outspoken, and fun loving. She has always looked forward to leaving Greenfield behind and making something out of herself. Rusty is wild, passionate, and charismatic, but has insecurities stemming from his past. They are totally compatible, hot for each other, and have strong feelings. But they do have some issues with communication. ...more
Eleanor (The Book Hammock)
Jul 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: october-release
Oh how I love M. Leighton. The Wild Ones was such a fun and emotional read, I expected Wild Child to be something along those lines. And that’s what I got, but in a way – more.

I really liked Jenna as Cami’s best friend in The Wild Ones, but to be honest, I didn’t get a good reading on Rusty as Trick’s best friend.

However – my reading on Rusty in this novella was loud and clear and I. Love. Rusty.

I’m not doing to delve into the plot, I want to concentrate on the characters and my feelings here.

Je
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Milot
Mar 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
BEAUTIFUL, INTENSE, TOUCHING love story

Michelle Leighton did it again. !!

I loved this book and I do mean LOVED!! And what’s really special to this novella is that, it teaches us lessons in life to live by.

Wild Child is the story of Jenna and Rusty and their struggles in keeping their relationship works. Wild Child makes me experience a roller coaster of emotions. I smile, giggle, laugh, pant and cry. And I can’t deny a fact that every time I read Michelle Leighton books I always end up pantin
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Ang (Sizzling Pages)
eh.....was a quick read - wanted more out of this story.
Alyssa
Oct 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
"...Help me to be the kind of man you could spend the rest of your life loving. Because that's who I want to be."

Loved Rusty & Jenna's Story
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Rose Maniscalco
Feb 19, 2018 rated it liked it
This is a short read about Jenna and Rusty from the Wild Ones. We already knew they were together from that book, but Rusty doesn't think Jenna will ever stick around. Jenna isn't sure Rusty wants her to.

Things come to a head at the wedding of their two best friends. They finally admit how they feel about each other.

Cute story.
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Simone
Jul 28, 2017 rated it liked it
3.75 stars
Kayla Jackson
Oct 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I can’t tell you one book my leighton I didn’t like

Sooooo good. A must read
Elizabeth Ayala
Aug 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-leighton
Great book.jenna and Rusty are hot together!
Aime Tercero
3.5 Stars

Aww that was short and sweet and I enjoyed it.
Stacey
Oct 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: aa-books-i-own
Fun little drama story. Not sure how I missed it when I read the series but I’m glad I had the chance to read it now.
Casey
Sep 25, 2013 rated it liked it
Review originally posted at Ramblings From This Chick

Wild Child is a short novella in M. Leighton's Wild Ones Series. It takes place after The Wild Ones and is Jenna and Rusty's story. Wild Child can be read without having read The Wild Ones, but I would still recommend that you read it. I loved Cami and Trick from The Wild Ones and was excited to get more of them. I was also anxious to get to know Jenna and Rusty better since I really liked them as well.

Jenna has just graduated college and is l
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Sarah - Books to Breathe
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review for SMI Bookclub.

So I did a re-read of The Wild ones before diving into this. Trick and Cami’s story is that good! Even though I loved Rusty and Jenna in the supporting roles they played, I didn’t see much depth. I am here to tell you that I was WRONG! I have never seen so much angst, lust, heartache, and love packed into so few pages. Forewarned, this is a novella, not a full length novel. Trust me when I tell you, you won’t even notice!

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Michele at A Belle's Tales
Mar 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Full review and ebook giveaway at A Belle's Tales.

After reading The Wild Ones, I couldn’t wait to begin Rusty and Jenna’s story – I fell in love with this couple during Trick and Cami’s amazing story so I had high expectations for this novella. My expectations were not only met, but they were exceeded. The beginning of Wild Child was tremendous fun – it was full of teasing and tons of steamy moments that threatened to leave my poor toes permanently curled. But I am so impressed with the depth an
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Naomi
Dec 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I just knew I'd love this novella! M. Leighton always blows me away and I was excited to get back into the world of Trick and Cami with Jenna and Rusty's very own story. It was funny, steamin’ hot and heartbreaking all wrapped up into one amazing story.

Jenna knows how she feels about Rusty, but she is unsure about his feelings about her. When Cami comes up with a crazy plan where they both go on a chastity kick, she takes it on board, and even takes it up a notch, by doing things that she knows
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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, M. Leighton, is a native of Ohio. She relocated to the warmer climates of the South, where she can be near the water all summer and miss the snow all winter. Possessed of an overactive imagination from early in her childhood, Michelle finally found an acceptable outlet for her fantastical visions: literary fiction. Having written over a dozen novels ...more

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