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4.03  ·  Rating details ·  258 ratings  ·  110 reviews
Talia Hamilton has one mission. To have fun in college and for once, break out of her shell. So who does she end up dancing with on her first night clubbing? Cage Ward, the star of all her high school dirty dreams and the only man to ever break her heart.

So much for breaking free.

Cage Ward should be enjoying the single life. But all it takes is one kiss from a mystery girl
Published August 14th 2018
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Diane Lynch
Aug 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebook
4.5 of 5 stars

I adored WILD by M. Malone and Nana Malone. Talia Hamilton has always been the shy girl who lived in her big brother’s shadow. Now that she is away at college she plans to let loose. Her first night she has an amazing kiss with an older boy from her high school that did not recognize her, Cage Ward. Cage can’t get the girl he met at the club out of his mind. He’s shocked when he checks in on his best friend’s little sister and discovers his mystery girl. This contemporary romance i
Isha Coleman
Aug 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
Life's a dance. The steps are forever changing, but we refuse to quit trying. Wild is Cage and Talia's two step. Their road to romance beats a rapid pace. She's pushing, he's pulling and they keep ending up in the same place. From good times, steamy encounters and broken hearts, Malone squared choreographed quite a show. Presentation is everything and these authors and characters leave their mark.

Sissy's Romance Book Review
Wild by Nana Malone and M Malone​ is the story of Talia Hamilton and Cage Ward.
Cage is Talia's brother best friend and her longtime crush. Once when she was around 15 years old they kissed but Cage seemed to forget it. Talia has always been in her brother's shadow so when she goes off to college with her best friend she wants to break loose some. Cage has been asked by his best friend to watch over his sister, Talia while she is attending college. But Cage didn't recognized her the wild night s
Aug 13, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
This is another lighter quick read from these two authors. Fun little afternoon read that is a bit steamy and lite on the angst. This installment is friends to lovers with a side of best friends little sister. Talia and Cage were a nice match and I enjoyed the chemistry between them. This ending was rushed and left me feeling like there was no real closure to the story. Although I enjoyed this, I couldn't rate it any higher because of the ending and that it just never left me with anything that ...more
Aug 15, 2018 rated it did not like it
WARNING- unpopular opinion/May contain spoilers.

I don’t understand how this book has such a high rating, the main character (whom was a previous chubby, glasses wearing teenage girl. In other words ‘ugly’) refers to herself as ‘hot’ now. She was self-absorbed, narcissistic and pretty much followed the H to the university where he was studying. How can someone forget their best friends little sibling?! Clearly the H was self-absorbed too.
I have tried to read this authors works a few times now and
Yvonne Daniels
Aug 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Yvonne by: Minx and Nana Malone Amazon
by M. Malone, Nana Malone
I really enjoyed Wild this book is a lovely read. Well maybe a more accurate thing to say is that I really enjoyed the characters. OMG as usual these two ladies made this story so praise worthy. I could hardly wait to read what would happen next and see if I would be laughing so hard my stomach muscles hurt! Wild features Talia and Cage. Talia has transferred to NYU to break out of her old shell and have fun but as usual there's a monkey ranch thrown in th
Fran Zoch, LSoR
Aug 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Gotta love how strong a friendship is until a promise has to be broken because of a girl , not just any girl but your best friends little sister,
I love everything I have read from M.Malone and Nana Malone and each book I read makes me excited for the next book and to see just what these authors have in store for us.
Aug 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book from the publisher/author to review for Stephanie's Book Reports.

Talia Hamilton has on mission. To have fun in college and for once, break out of her shell. So who does she end up dancing with on her first night clubbing? Cage Ward, the star of all her high school dirty dreams and the only man to ever break her heart. So much for breaking free. Cage Ward should be enjoying the single life. But all it takes is one kiss from a mystery girl on the dance floor and he w
Aug 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
I love reading romances where the heroine comes into her own or at least works towards that goal as she reconnects with the guy who held her younger heart and unknowingly broke it. In Talia and Cage’s story, their connection stems from Cage’s friendship with Talia’s older brother, but when they meet back up when Talia’s a college student at NYU, it’s clear that Cage never really saw Talia for the beautiful and intelligent woman she was/is, which means that if he wants her in all ways possible, h ...more
Aug 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Talia had crush on her brothers best friend for years growing up but nothing ever happened between them. Talia’s over protective big brother Trevor had made the rules about his sister clear years ago and Cage had made sure not to cross any lines. After not seeing him for a few years Talia unexpectedly bumps into Cage on a night out. After sharing a chemistry laden kiss, Cage is left desperate to find the hot girl whose name he didn’t get, having no idea it’s his friends little sister. When Talia ...more
Demetra | Demi Reads
Aug 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, e-books
I really like friends-to-lovers and best friend's little sister romances!

Talia is Bailey's best friend, who we met at the previous book "Wicked". Talia all through high school lived in her brother's shadow. He was the popular one and she was the awkward one. Cage is her brother's best friend. She always had a crush on him but she was invisible to him. Now Talia is transferred to NYU to be closer to Bailey. Cage is tasked by her brother to look after her since he attends NYU as well. What he does
Aug 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Talia Hamilton transfers to NYC and is determined to enjoy every moment of college. So when Talia bumps into her handsome crush Cage at a dance club and he doesn't recognise her, she kisses him. NYC student Cage Ward kisses a beautiful mystery girl and it feels like being struck by lightning. Mystery girl disappears when Cage went to buy her a drink and he can't stop thinking about her. Cage agrees to keep an eye on his best friend Trevor's little sister Talia and he couldn't be happier when he ...more
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This story was fabulous. I love the way the characters are written and how they get into my head. Having read Wicked, the first book in this series, I'd already met some of the characters in this book so I was already invested in reading more.

Talia and Cage are really hot together, I love when a girl gets her childhood crush! Add in that Cage didn't even recognise Talia when they met again at a nightclub and kissed each other's faces off! That really did add to the fabulous, addicting story. Th
Sassy Southern
Aug 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Even though this was a quick read for me, it was packed with steamy hot and funny moments. And I loved how Talia and seemed to come into her own and embraced her confidence and realized she was beautiful. I am loving this series and am excited for the next book!! And btw these are stand-alones but I always prefer to read in order! I would definitely recommend this book. - By Tina
Nov 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Quick little read that's perfect for a lazy afternoon. Talia and Cage will steam up your Kindle in this brothers best friend romance. Watch Talia as she breaks out of her shell and goes a little onn the wild side. An entertaining read with cute characters. I read an advance reader copy and voluntarily chose to review.
Aug 17, 2018 rated it liked it
It's a quick read and fairly straightforward. College aged characters that are likable.
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Sep 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018, arc
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Another sweet and sexy read by the Malone sisters. Everytime I read one they get better and better. The chemistry is off the hook and the story is wonderful. Cage and Talia are a wonderful couple and deserved to be read. ♥️
Aug 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really wish that this was longer, so that there was more story to go around, and there was less of a rush to resolution.

That said, what was put on the pages is pretty good. I enjoyed every page. These two never fail to deliver great chemistry from their characters, snappy narrative and good pacing.

Enjoyable, as always.

I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
Lisa :)
Aug 29, 2018 rated it did not like it
Short, sudden ending and little to no conclusion. The POVs change without warning and are not really distinguishable.
Aug 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Loving these lighter, yet still a bit angst-filled reads by M. Malone and Nana Malone! Talia and Cage have history, lost of it, and not all of it is good. When they meet again years later in college, Talia is no longer the shy awkward girl she once was. But she is still off limits to Cage, as his best-friend's little sister. But one look at the woman she has become, can he keeps his hands off her?

Loved Wild! It was a quick and sexy story!

Happy reading!
Aug 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Malone’s did a great job again in this story. I loved the way that the characters are so real, down to earth, and likable. Nana and Minx do a great job with their characters. I always like them and feel as if they are so real.

Talia and Cage are both ready for a new life and to move on from their pasts. The only difference is that they have a past together and their future is not supposed to entail them being together. Cage is Talia’s older brothers best friend and she should be off limits to
Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
Aug 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Talia Hamilton is ready to embrace this next step in life and maybe even dabble in walking on the wild side, now that she is away from her brother's prying overprotective eyes she feels like she can live it up a little, and not have a lecture waiting on her when she gets home. But her first real night of living free and wild hits a little snag when she runs into her brothers best friend and her old high school crush Cage Ward. Seeing him again was unexpected, but him not recognizing her after sh ...more
Sarah Goulding
Aug 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow! I loved this book! Wild is a terrific short read and follows the story of Talia and Cage. Talia is very good friends with Bailey, who we met in Wicked.

Talia has always had a crush on her brother's best friend Cage, ever since she was about 15 years old. But since they shared a drunken kiss many years earlier, and Cage had completely ignored the fact that it ever happened and treated her like she doesn't exist, Talia resigned herself to the fact that she would just have to get over it and ge
I freaking loved it! This was a short read but I totally fell in love with Talia and Cage. A definite must read. Wild fits the title because things get a little WILD in this one. 5/5 stars
Talia was different three years ago but she was friends with Cage and with a crush that he would never know about. One night Talia made sure he got home after drinking and to her surprise Cage kissed her and it was her dreams come true. Cage's best friend Trevor had the best little sister that he could totally
Aug 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars

I really loved this story, it’s a story of friends to lovers and unbelievably cute.

Talia Hamilton has lived in the shadow of her perfect athletic brother for years and now that she is at college she plans to no longer be the invisible book worm she has been her whole life, it’s time to cut loose. Out for her first night with her best friend Bailey she spots the last person she thought she would see, her brothers best friend and her first love who also happens to be her first ever kiss
Kathy Rouchelle
Aug 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wild is definitely the right title for this story. Cage who kissed his best friend (Trevor's) kid sister (she was 15), Talia..who has had a huge crush on him forever. Now in college, Talia transfers to NYU to be close to her best friend Bailey (from Wicked). She's excited to start school here with her bestie, and to get out of her comfort zone and enjoy and experience the college life. Only problem is, her overprotective brother. Another problem, when she and Bailey go out with Hunter, bailey's ...more
Reviews from the Heart
Aug 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
When it comes to M. Malone and Nana Malone as a writing duo, I am used to angst-filled and suspenseful stories I devour. So, I was so pleasantly surprised when I read their newest projects. Wicked was sexy, funny and light. And most recently, in Wild, we get Talia’s story, who we first met in Wicked, however, can totally be read as a standalone.

Talia Hamilton spent her teenage years being invisible or in the shadows of her older, popular and very over-protective brother. But she was okay with t
Amy Stephens
Aug 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Wild was another fun read by the writing duo M. Malone and Nana Malone.

I really, really wanted to give Wild five stars because I did like the story a lot but there were a few little things that got to me. For the first half of the story, it seemed that it was constantly being repeated about how off-limits Talia was and that she was Trevor's little sister. It did taper off, thank goodness, because I felt it was mentioned entirely too much. As the reader, we knew this info from the get go and did
Aug 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars rounded up.

Sexy and achingly heartfelt with some of the best groveling I've seen in a short story in a long time. A forgotten kiss as youth, an unforgettable kiss as adults, and there's only one of them that can win. As Talia desperately tries to embrace everything that's new in her life, Cage is determined to drag her back to being the mousy, utterly forgettable little sister...or so she thinks. It'll take everything Cage has in him to win the one woman he's always wanted but never le
Aug 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Wild sure lives up to its name. A fun and hot brother's best friend romance with a bit of a twist, Cage doesn't recognize Talia when he first sees her on the dance floor. A few years and a few changes makes her look very different. Talia is looking to break out of her good girl image when she transfers to a new university. Seeing Cage on the dance floor and not having him recognize her gives her the chance to steal a kiss and run on him like he did when they were younger. A little pay back that ...more
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NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY Bestselling author M. Malone lives in the Washington, DC metro area with her three favorite guys, her husband and their two sons. She likes dramatic opera music, staid old men wearing suspenders, claw-foot bathtubs and unexpected surprises.

The thing she likes best is getting to make up stuff for a living.


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