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Love So Wild

(The Lawson Brothers #8)

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Pilot Elijah Lawson always knew he’d return to Jessamine, marry a hometown girl and settle into very predictable life. After all, he made promises to his parents that once he’d gotten his fill of adventure that he would do exactly that… and Eli was a man of his word. Only he's never been able to get the bewitching redhead he’d fallen hard for two years earlier out of his h ...more
215 pages
Published December 13th 2017 by Valentine Publishing, LLC
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Overall, I’d give this book a 2.5 out of 5 stars. It was a nice, quick, easy read. Also, for the most part, I like the male lead, Elijah. He seemed to be the most thought out character. However, Skye, the female lead, was really not that interesting. The other issues I had with the book include the dialogue being very strained and contrived. And oh boy, the mansplaining!! The characters doing it to each other, and the author doing it to the reader. That got very annoying. Furthermore, there’s a ...more
Bookgasms Book Blog
Dec 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: missy
It seems as if I've been waiting forever for Eli Lawson's story and I was thrilled when Love So Wild hit my kindle.

Second chance romances are one of my absolute favorites to read and I knew I'd be entranced by Eli and Skye's story from their first encounter. Add in a secret baby and I'm all in!

And while I did really like the romance that redeveloped between Eli and Skye, something was missing for me. Sure they had to rekindle the spark while working through the whole parenting aspect, but there
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Tracy- OMGReads
The last single Lawson gets a second chance with the wild woman from his past in Love So Wild. Elijah and Skye have chemistry in spades, a tension between them that is felt by the reader. When Skye shows up out of the blue on Elijah's doorstep. A whirlwind romance from the past flashes through his head as he meets just who she brought along with her.

The two are perfect together. Elijah knows this, and has on heck of a time convincing Skye. She's strong-minded and has fears only she can fully un
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Michele A.
Jan 22, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: second-chance
Elijah and Skye had a brief fling almost 2 years ago and Eliah had all but given up on seeing her again. When Skye does return to town she brings a surprise with her. Their son Miles is just over one year old. Elijah doesn't know what to think and does a pretty commendable job of not losing his mind. Skye was pretty self-centered for parts of this book. She did want what was best for Miles but put up a lot of road blocks against Elijah being part of her future. Skye had a bad childhood, an absen ...more
Erin Lewis
Dec 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Star review of Love So Wild by Marquita Valentine
 
Why have I not read this author before? Love So Wild is a quick read which had me from the first page. Although part of a series, I was able to dive in and enjoy without getting lost which is not always possible.

Elijah Lawson always knew he would return to his home town, what he didn’t count on is that he would leave his heart behind with Skye Holland the woman who left him despite their chemistry being off the charts.

Fast forward and Elijah
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Mayas
Dec 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Elijah was not holding back any punches. His dream landed on his door and he was going to try everything to speak her love language. He was not banking on Skye to shut down and run though. As it may be she was not prepared for the chase of the F-250 and the flight of her life.

This was a very nice second chance romance built up from a traumatic past Of not being good enough. Marquita delivered on a chase of a Lawson and them getting exactly what they want and desire.
Kimberly (Kimmy Loves to Read)
Dec 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Full review to come soon.
Three Chicks
Dec 13, 2017 rated it liked it
Review by Trinette Dungee

Elijah Lawson has never been one to let any grass grow under his feet. As a pilot he’s traveled the world and never thought of settling in one place; until he spent a magical few months with Skylar Holland. Skylar snuffed out that desire to travel from place to place. She turned him into a one woman man and he would have been happy to that man had she not up and left him without a trace. For two years Elijah has thought about her and what happened. When Skylar turns up o
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Char Sowers
"Love So Wild" is the eighth book in Marquita Valentine's Lawson Brother's series. I usually love all things Marquita Valentine. However I found "Love So Wild" to be a little slap-dash lacking the richness I'm used to in her books. The storyline is intriguing and the characters are likable it just felt rushed and superficial to me. Skye, the Heroine, experienced abandonment at the hands of her mother and in the past told the Hero her story. He is extremely understanding. However I don't feel lik ...more
Melody  May (What I'm Reading)
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Overall, I liked Love So Wild, but at the same time kind of conflicted. I mean most of my conflict comes from Skye. She's probably my least favorite Holland sister. I thought Summer held that place, but I was wrong. Oh so wrong. Oh my gosh; I wanted to smack Skye on the back of head. Okay, it was much worse. She drove me nuts with the fact she wanted Elijah to be a father to their son, keep his distance. Then you have Elijah who was willing to take them in and make them
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Books Laid Bare
Dec 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
A short and punchy read that delivered everything a super second chance romance should.
From the first to last page, I was totally sold on the story, the characters and the fact that they were so totally engaging was a delight but darn it, there were times when I felt almost jealous of their situation and their connection.
I loved that the author gave both Skye and Elijah the opportunity to tell the story form their own perspectives, I like to get that view from inside their own minds, it adds som
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Lucia
Easy to read, fast paced, second chance romance in a small town

Love So Wild is a second chance romance and the final book in this sweet small town romance series that I have thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish. In keeping with the author’s previous books, this is well written with an easy to read flow.

Told from dual perspective, Elijah and Skye find themselves having to readjust to their new roles as parents together but one thing is clear and that is the attraction and feelings between them
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Amanda
Dec 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
I love Marquita Valentina and this book bring two of my favorite families of hers together. Elijah Lawson and Skye Holland meet when he sees her putting a display up in a store window. He's always had a soft spot for red heads. Skye also feels a connection and says yes when he asks her out. When she finds out that he's also from North Carolina and from a neighboring town they begin a wild and crazy relationship. Elijah thinks he has found the one until he wakes up one morning to a Dear John lett ...more
Jackie Wright
Dec 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars
Second chance romance and a man with family values what more could you ask for, well in Love so Wild you get all of that and more. Elijah last saw Skye nearly two years ago so when she turns up on his doorstep with a baby she claims is his son he is surprised to say the least but he only needs to take one look at Miles to realise he really is his son and from that moment on he is determined to make them a family because he never really got over the love he had for Skye, timing wasn’t r
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Cee Cee Houston
Dec 12, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 stars for Love So Wild

Love So Wild is a Lawson brother’s novella in this eight part series by Marquita Valentine. The story revolves around Elijah Lawson and Skye Holland. They first met two years ago and had a short love affair which ended when Skye left Elijah without an explanation. Which never gets resolved.
Two years later she shows up on his doorstep with a child. His child.
Skye professes to just wanting her son to get to know his father, but Eli wants more. He wants it all. Wants what
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Melody Dawn
Dec 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What an awesome way for this fab series to end! Of course, I'm sad it's over, but one thing for certain, Eli & Skye went out with a bang.

Love So Wild has everything that makes up a Marquita Valentine book: hot men, sassy ladies, sexy times, and a feeling of family. She draws you in, making you feel like you're apart of the family or a good friend. Hey, I would love to be a Lawson family friend :)

If you're looking for a book that keeps you on your toes, Love So Wild is for you. There's a big
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Amanda Bordner
Dec 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Elijah and Skye's story is one that I was definitely looking forward to by Marquita Valentine. I have been a long time fan of hers, but this book was the first that I wasn't able to give 5 solid stars to. The ONLY reason for this was because I felt that the book jumped around quite a bit, and wasn't as detailed as I felt it could have been.

I loved these characters, and I loved how devoted and loving that Elijah was. I just had a little bit of trouble understanding their entire back story and re
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Rose
Nov 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic second chance romance!!!

Elijah knows how important it is to his family that he settles down after all his years of adventuring. Unfortunately, the only woman he's ever felt he could do that with left him two years ago and he hasn't been able to forget her. So when Skye shows up on his doorstep, with his son no less, he's determined to convince her to marry him. But Skye Holland has other ideas. All she wants is to give her baby and his daddy a chance to be in each other's lives. Marria
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Melody Dawn
Dec 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What an awesome way for this fab series to end! Of course, I'm sad it's over, but one thing for certain, Eli & Skye went out with a bang.

Love So Wild has everything that makes up a Marquita Valentine book: hot men, sassy ladies, sexy times, and a feeling of family. She draws you in, making you feel like you're apart of the family or a good friend. Hey, I would love to be a Lawson family friend :)

If you're looking for a book that keeps you on your toes, Love So Wild is for you. There's a bi
...more
Tanja Kezmic
Dec 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It’s breaking my heart to know this series has come to its end but what a way to end it.
This was just the perfect way to round up my favorite series by far. Everyone that knows me and my reading habits know how much I love Marquita and her Lawson men.

Elijah and Skye were really good match even though it took a lot of work from Elijah’s part to convince Skye that they belong together. The strong dynamic of Lawson family is so evident in this book with how they accepted and loved the new edition
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Shelley Youngblood
Dec 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
As a fan of Marquita Valentine's work, I was excited to see Elijah Lawson's story finally arrive. I love, love, loved the crossover connection to her Holland Springs series, since it was the first series I read of Marquita's.

Elijah is the last single Lawson brother and his family is determined to set him up with the girls in his home town, but he is still hooked on someone from his past. When Skye Holland shows up out of the blue, there is no way Elijah is going to let her slip through his fing
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Jimnlori
Nov 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this story! Love So Wild is the eighth book in Marquita Valentine's The Lawson Brothers series. Elijah Lawson has always intended on going back home to Jessamine to settle down once he had the adventure bug out of his system and that is just what he has done. Coming home was the easy part, but now his family wanted him to settle down and he is all for that, but he can't settle down with just anyone not when his heart only wanted Skye Holland.
When things got a little too real for Skye sh
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Amanda Thomason
Dec 14, 2017 rated it it was ok
Overall, I’d give this book a 2.5 out of 5 stars. It was a nice, quick, easy read. Also, for the most part, I like the male lead, Elijah. He seemed to be the most thought out character. However, Skye, the female lead, was really not that interesting. The other issues I had with the book include the dialogue being very strained and contrived. And oh boy, the mansplaining!! The characters doing it to each other, and the author doing it to the reader. That got very annoying. Furthermore, there’s a ...more
Felicia Eddy
Dec 13, 2017 rated it liked it
I first have to say that I haven't read any other books in this series, but I absolutely love second chance romance so I couldn't wait to get my hands on this. I could follow the story and the different characters throughout.

What I did have a hard time with is the characters, especially Skye. I just felt a disconnect between Elijah and Skye throughout the book and had a hard time understanding why they liked each other. I also felt the story was a tad rushed for me with some missed opportunities
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Christine Jalili
Dec 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book and devoured it within hours. Loved getting updates from characters in prior books in this series. Eli Lawson hadn't really gotten over Skye Holland, it's been close to 2 years since he's seen her. She surprises him one day with his one year old son Miles. But she tries to stay distant, can he show her he's there for them? Will she get over her fears? You'll have to buy the book to find out more. I voluntarily read an advanced readers copy and I highly recommend this book.
Pennie Morgan
Dec 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Just right for a second chance romance! Elijah Lawson finally gets his story and he hooks up with a Holland sister. Skye is the one who got away but now she is back and she brings with her their son. An instant family! We get a glimpse at the rest of the family as they all step in to try rally around. Lots of twists and turns and cold feet to get to the happy ending we all expect.

**Received this ARC for review**
💋Meme Chanell Book Corner💋
Short story that I read in one hour. I liked this story. Elijah was one stand up guy and he never gave up on Skye even when she gave him the run around.
Skye was damaged because of her mother and she wants to do what is best for her son, but wants no relationship with Elijah. I just wish this was a little longer it seemed like something was missing, but overall it was a good second chance romance.

Xoxo,
Meme Chanell Book Corner
Kellie Herrick
Jan 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lawson Love

Elijah fell in love with Skye the moment he meet her even if he was not 100% sure that’s what it was. Skye was not quite as sure and a bit scared so she ran. 2 years later she is back with a bit of a surprise and Elijah could not be happier.
Watching Skye figure it out while Elijah just showered her with love was just so wonderful. Makes you wonder if men like the Lawson’s really do exist.

Another great read and a fitting conclusion to the series.
Jessica
Dec 16, 2017 rated it liked it
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What a great ending to a wonderful series !!
I loved this series !!

If you haven’t read anything my Marquita valentine you should start. They are just very good love stories. And the Lawson brothers are hot !! Well how I picture them they are hot ! Lol.

I really enjoyed this book. Although I wish it would have been longer I wasn’t ready for it to end.
Anima
Dec 11, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: hot-romance
Second chance after a whirlwind romance, resulting in a baby. It felt really quick and I never really got to know them as a couple. Skye has mother abandonment issues, so we learn about her extensively. However, I never felt a vibe between Skye and Eli. I'm a big fan of Valentine and her style but this one fell flat. I received an advanced copy, so understandably there will be errors but this was overflowing with editorial issues, and it took the spark from the book.
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New York Times Bestselling Author, Marquita Valentine, writes sexy heroes that make you swoon and sassy heroines that make you laugh. She's the author of the bestselling contemporary romance series, Holland Springs, and the new adult romance series, Boys of the South.

Marquita met her husband aka Hot Builder at Sonic when they were in high school. She suggests this location to all of her single fri
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