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This Is Wild

(This Is #2)

4.37  ·  Rating details ·  2,219 ratings  ·  358 reviews
From the best selling series, Something So comes the spin-off Series This is...

When you grow up surrounded by hockey players you know one thing for sure, I was never going to settle down with one.

Heck, I didn’t even know what icing was. I was too busy climbing the corporate ladder, becoming one of the most successful realtors in New York City.

I wasn’t interested
Kindle Edition, 345 pages
Published July 30th 2019 (first published July 28th 2019)
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Spoilers ahead,2.5*

This is Zoe, twin sister of book 1, book. Zoe is asked by Matthew to help his newest recruit find a home.
Viktor goes from rehab to play for Matthew's team. He's a recovering cocaine addict but from the first meeting he's attracted to Zoe, but he considers her off limits.

I liked
The Stone family and their interactions even Matthew's telling his sister's and wife about their revealing clothes constantly
I liked the family's support of Viktor's struggle especially as his family was
Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••
Each time I read this author, I want more and more. Her writing is good, addictive, and its downright leaves you wanting more.

This book, was all that, and then some. Its the story of Viktor & Zoe. First, I love me some sports heroes, but mostly I love a story about redemption and healing. This book has feels, you want feels, this book is full of them. This isn't just your normal sports hero falls in love and is taken off the market, its about overcoming obstacles, beating addiction. But here is
“He’s a broken man, there is no doubt about it, but even broken men love.”

5 stars!

Wow… just… wow. I finished this book at midnight and then lay in bed thinking about it until 1am when I had to get up and pour my feels out, so please excuse my scattered thoughts as I am deliriously tired and completely overwhelmed with the emotional ride that I just went on with this book.

After the first book in this series, I was expecting light and fluffy, but Natasha Madison brought the feels with this one! A
Jun 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Guys I am going to be completely honest here and admit that I am really struggling with this review. Normally words don’t fail me, but this time they have. Procrastinating is normally not my thing, but This Is Wild is literally making me hesitate at every turn, it almost feels like I can’t write it…..And there are so many reasons why.

How do you rate perfection?
How do you prevent your own words from tarnishing purity?
How can you put a label on uniqueness?

You simply can’t and my greatest fear is
Dora Koutsoukou
Jul 31, 2019 rated it really liked it

4 💖💖💖💖👏👏🌟🌟🌟🌟s❣️

This is the most emotional story I’ve read from Natasha Madison!
Zoe and Viktor are a beautiful couple with a breathtaking chemistry.
The author approaches Viktor’s addiction with respect and through his struggles he comes out strong. Zoe is also an amazing character, very supportive and will do anything for the people she loves.
Dual pov, slow burn romance and very good writing. I really enjoyed it and looking forward for Vivienne’s story.
Really enjoyed this book. I think Zoe is my favourite twin she is so strong and sassy and is just what Viktor needs. The make the perfect couple. So glad I'm finally reading this series.

Hero 5🌟
Heroine 5🌟
Story 5🌟
Writing 5🌟
Steam 4🌟
Romance 5🌟
Angst 5🌟
Humor 4🌟
Secondary Characters 5🌟
Drama 4🌟

Recommend - Yes
beachbum bookworm
Aug 09, 2020 rated it it was ok

This is Wild is the story of Zoe and Viktor. Viktor is a pro hockey player who has just completed a stint in rehab. He is not looking for a relationship...he is looking to stay sober. Zoe is a real estate agent hired to find Viktor a new home. That’s my synopsis (short I know)…but really it’s all you need to know.

My thoughts:

Well first off….after looking at several reviews this is going to be a VERY UNPOPULAR OPINION!! Too's the point of reviews. Otherwise, we are supporting medioc
Jul 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 One-Year-Chip Stars

Don’t let the cover, or title of this book mislead you! it’s also not your typical sports’s so much more! This had a gritty complexity that I was not at all expecting! I completely get caught up in these type of stories, and especially this families dynamic, it also doesn’t hurt that Ms. Madison, delivers great ones, one after another! Her side characters in these two series give them that something extra that I look for. She can really write a damaged, alpha he
4 Viktor and Zoe Stars

Grant me the serenity To accept the things I cannot change; Courage to change the things I can; And the wisdom to know the difference.

This is the second book in the spin off from the Something So Series (Something So Perfect , Something So Right, Something So Unscripted, Something So Irresistible ). It reads easily as a standalone and focuses on Zoe and Viktor. Zoe is the daughter of Hockey Legend Cooper Stone and his wife,Parker. She is a Realtor and is good at what she do
Jul 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The amount of buzz I have been hearing about this book has left a persistent ringing in my ears. If you're familiar with Natasha Madison books, you know she's not afraid to pull at your heart strings. So, when the rumor mill started turning saying this is her best work yet, I knew I needed to prepare myself. I went out and bought a giant bottle of wine, several types of candy and told the hubby he needed to occupy himself for the night because I had a date with a book. Never in a million years c ...more
Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
5 Stars!

He's the bad boy from hockey starting over fresh and she's the sweet, beautiful girl that's about to steal his heart. It might seem crazy... it might be a whole lot of wild... and it's totally gonna be complicated in all the ways but together y'all... WHEW! Together they are so very undeniable, unforgettable, unstoppable, and so much better.... even if they were never supposed to cross those invisible lines to start with.

The This Is series is back with another brilliant installment in th
Megan Lowe
Jul 27, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 stars.

There’s a lot to like about this book, unfortunately there’s also a lot not to like about this.
First off, this is my first Natasha Madison book. I have others on my TBR but you know how that is.
I’m sorry to say I found the writing style a bit clunky. The non-use of contractions was a big part of it. In my opinion it makes everything seem a bit robotic. It is rather than it’s. I am rather than I’m etc. it made it hard for me to read the book without thinking, it wasn’t wasn’t a smooth
Jul 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
This Is Wild is the second book in Natasha's This Is series but can easily be read as a standalone.

I am always hit or miss with this author so I truly never know what I am going to get. But I love her writing style so I will always give her books a chance because I truly just never know.

This Is Wild was definitely not what I expected - it was more than I anticipated. Natasha does a great job of allowing this story to play out naturally and making it all the more real.

Viktor surprised me. I trul
1-Click Addict Support Group
Jul 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Viktor's story was a deep one that brought back some memories. Though my father did not battle the same addiction as Viktor it was still a battle and a very trying one as well. The meetings and the constant reliance on his sponsor are things I clearly remembered my father doing and without that emotional support I'm not sure if he would have been able to succeed.

I loved how raw and real Viktor's struggle was because despite being someone that had almost everything at his fingertips he still str
Romance Schmomance (Malia)
Aug 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Ever just want to grab a book and hug the ever living lights out of them?! This story, the characters... I have infinite love for all of it. Natasha Madison knows how to write a hockey romance. I know many of us are used to the normal playboy storyline, but that's not what you get here..

We have Viktor, a drug addict that has a second chance with not just his career, but also his life. The journey he goes on is a commendable one and the whole time you'll be rooting for him. His goal was to focus
Book Maniac Forever

⭐️ 5 "One Day at a Time" Stars ⭐️
This Is Wild was such a spellbinding read that I don’t know where to start with this review! This book is so much more than just a romance! It’s more than anything a profound story of addiction and the arduous path of recovery! Natasha Madison undoubtedly fashioned one of her most stirring story to date with her trademark touch of humour and sexiness!

Viktor Petrov is a very unusual and refreshing hero! He’s so different than the alpha men previously met in th
Janett The Pleasure of Reading Today
Wow, Wow, Wow!!! If you want a story that's going to bring ALL the feels, this is the one.

Viktor is an amazing hockey player who ended up humiliated and lost thanks to his wild partying. Just when he thought everything was lost, Matthew Grant sees beyond the haunted man who's hurting and trying to come on top and drafts him to his team in New York City. Is there where Viktor meets Zoe Grant, the sassy, independent, and very successful realtor who helps him find an apartment, and the sister of hi
Cindy M. Green
Jul 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing

I really loved the journey between Viktor and Zoe. This was a more emotional read than some of Natasha's other books and let me tell you, she hit the mark on this one! Viktor and Zoe are such beautiful and pure characters, I didn't know if my heart could take the pounding it received.

Zoe is selfless and fierce in the way she loves. She doesn't judge and that's exactly what Viktor needs in his life. I admired and loved Viktor's dedication to beating his addiction. He wa
Jul 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is Wild is a story nothing like I’ve ever read. Viktor and Zoe’s story was one of friendship, love, family, and addiction. I have never met a hero quite like Viktor and I have to say, he made me cry numerous times as I just completely felt his pain. What starts out as a friendship between Viktor and Zoe is so refreshing, their banter fun, yet she never once judges him for all that he has gone through and is going through. The slow burn was absolutely fantastic and when rock bottom hits, you ...more
Anna Valsa
Aug 02, 2019 rated it it was ok
I didn't like this one much. To much time apart so I didn't feel the conection between them. 💔
Jul 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star-2019
***ARC Provided by the Author***

Addiction is not an easy topic to tackle in any book, no matter the genre. Add in the expectations of it being in a romance, and the pressure to not only tell an authentic story but also keep you on the side of the characters is that much harder. They can be flawed, but not too's a romance, after all.

I thought the balance of this was handled very well. It kept the romance, it allowed you to understand why Zoe falls in love with Viktor; why he feels she
Layla Sian Rathbone
Jul 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
HO-LY SHIT!!!! where do I begin? My mind has been blown with the sheer epic-ness of this phenomenal book!!!

This Is Wild is the second book in the This Is series and follows Viktor and Zoe’s story, and what a story it is!

After Viktors life crumbles down around him, albeit self inflicted, he’s forced to fix things by heading to rehab. What he doesn’t count on is being drafted the second he walks into the joint. But Matthew Grant sees potential in him, and having been in a similar situation himsel
Jul 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
“The house of cards is going to fall soon, and I don’t want you to get crushed by it.”

“One time. One kiss. And I know it’s a kiss that I’ll be looking for, for my whole life.”

This Is Wild is absolute perfection. I mean, this book slayed me in all the right ways. I’m talking cue the tears and hold my heartstrings because I just couldn’t get enough of this angsty story.

From the moment I started reading This Is Wild, I knew this book was going to be special. Viktor and Zoe captivated me instantly.
Flavs is Mrs David Gandy♥~♥’
Natasha Madison you really did it again lady. I knew I was in for a wild ride when I saw this was Zoe's book. And it did not disappoint. But there was so much more to this book than what I thought it would be.

Zoe is the twin sis of Zara and when you read her in the previous books she was the wild one. Take no prisoners but she is hardworking and a successful estate agent and loves her family fiercely. When she met Viktor she knew that it couldn't go anywhere. First of all he was a hockey player,
Sep 14, 2019 rated it did not like it
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Jul 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-top-reads
PERFECTION!! That is all I can say about this book. I knew going in that this was going to be very emotional. However, after finishing, I had such a big smile on my face.

We meet Viktor, who is just out of recovery and drafted to NYC. (thanks to Matt taking a chance on him). He meets Zoe, Matt's sister who he referred to Viktor to help find him an apartment since she's one of the best realtors. The sparks between them were there from the beginning, but Zoe had a rule not to date hockey players an
Diane (Books and Tequila Blog)
I absolutely love this story! This Is Wild is heart wrenching at times but so real and genuine. The author takes a very difficult subject and deals with it with sympathy, compassion and honesty.

“So, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel?” I ask him. “After the dark, there is light.”

Viktor Petrov is just out of rehab and starting out with his new team. He needs to keep his head up, his nose clean and avoid distractions.

“He’s a broken man, there is no doubt about it, but even broken men love.
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Jul 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
-Jenna, 5 stars

Oh my goodness.... the emotions in this story will wreck you! This is Zoe and newcomer Viktor's story. Viktor has such a tough past and his story will make you want to squeeze him. Zoe is an incredible heroine, so strong but also has a vulnerable side which just wrecked me. The emotions in this story poured out so well that you felt the emotions right along with the characters. I enjoyed the story line and all the other family members in the series made me laugh out loud as usual.
ToniAnn Papa
Jul 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I've been trying to write my review since last night. I am at a lost for words, and that normally doesn't happen to me. haha.

This Is Wild left me in a serious book hangover. I literally went through every emotion with this book. The good and definitely the bad. I laughed my ass off and cried like a baby. Real tears, not just eyes watering. The characters are funny as hell, sassy as all get out, but most importantly REAL.
Catherine Cowles
This Is Wild is the perfect escape: heartfelt, moving, hilarious, and oh so swoony. I can’t put into words just how much I loved this story! Viktor and Zoe are simply perfection!
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“I want you to be proud of me. I want you to be proud to stand by my side. I want to be the man you beam with pride at when you introduce. I want to be the man who holds your fucking hand because I can.” 1 likes
“Hi there. You must be the new guy.” She holds her hand out. “I’m Zoe.”
I don’t say anything, or better yet, I can’t say anything because Matthew knocks her hand down. “He doesn’t need to touch you.”
“Oh, good God,” she says.”
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