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Wild Side

(Wilder Irish #9)

4.48  ·  Rating details ·  233 ratings  ·  73 reviews
No strings attached? Wrong. So wrong.

Layla moved to Baltimore in search of a fresh start. After too many years in a lackluster relationship, she’s ready to embrace her wild side. Casual is her new middle name and the last thing she wants or needs is a serious relationship.

Finn and his best friend, Miguel are ALL IN on showing Layla a good time. After all, neither one o
Kindle Edition, 209 pages
Published January 28th 2020 (first published January 21st 2020)
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Bookgasms Book Blog
Mar 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: missy
Loved this beautiful, heartfelt friends-to-lovers romance!

Layla, Finn and Miguel didn’t have an easy ride on their trip to happily ever after. I loved how the underlying friendship between Finn and Layla and Finn and Miguel was the catalyst that helped glue this thruple together.

Wild Sideis the first book I’ve read in this series, and fully stands alone, but I will definitely read the others because it was so damn good!

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leavin
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Kitty’s Review

I can always count on Mari Carr to make me smile. Do I wait for the next Wilder Irish book to come out – you bet. Am I waiting for the day when she really makes me cry my heart out? Yea, I know it has to come, sooner or later. But, until that time, I will sit back and enjoy the wonderful stories of the Collins family.

Finn’s story was just as heartfelt and and beautiful as the stories that preceded it. Yes, they are all a little bit different but is always comes down to the Collins
Jan 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Finn is the sweetest, kindness, most loving, half-witted fool! There, I said it, I love that man, and Ioved him in this book, but really, get off your butt, as his family had to tell him, SEVERAL TIMES, to go and get what you want! It only highlights all of his wonderful traits in the simple line he speaks “What am I going to do with the two of you?”

Miguel is an absolute genius, no, really he is, he utters the most important line in the book. He is patient, methodical, and scared. He could lose
Jan 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Once again Mari Carr has given us a piece of the Collins family to swoon over. This story is sweet, funny, smoking hotness, with some suspense thrown in just to keep us on our toes. Wild Side gives us look into how Finn chose to take a leap towards what he wasn’t sure he wanted. Layla learned that what you were certain you wanted isn’t always what you really need. And Miguel finally gets all the friendship, love and family he so needed.
I never want this series to end, ever!

I received a free cop
Jan 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
This latest entry in the Wilder Irish series is a very steamy MMF romance. While the Collins family has always been very open and accepting, Finn Collins never considered he would ever see his best friend Miguel as anything other than a friend. That is until he realizes that not only does his best friend have feelings for him (something he's almost ready admit he returns) but Miguel also seems attracted to the very woman Finn has set his sights on. Can this new dynamic work for anything other th ...more
One of my favorite queens of menage is at it again! While this author writes a wide variety of tropes, some of my very favorites that she has given to us has been her menage romances. They never fail to make the relationships portrayed seem more like real life, than taboo. And this is one of the most beautiful! I thoroughly enjoyed this trip on the wild side!

Layla is having a life crisis. Recently out of a very boring, long term relationship, she has decided to let loose, discover who she is and
Layla Hagen
Jan 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jan 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am a huge Mari Carr fan, inhaling all of her books. None more so than those that take me back to the Collins clan.

Wild Side brings us back to the magic of the threesome and how each of the members gets to that place realizing this is for them. We've already met Finn and Miguel, best friends who may be on the precipice of more, if they could take those steps. Then Layla comes to town and both men find themselves attracted to her, as she does to them. But Layla's ready for a little walk on the W
Jan 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Once again author Mari Carr knocked this book out of the park! Ever since sparks flew between Finn and Miguel, I have been dying to read their story in the Wilder Irish series and she made it even steamier by adding Layla to the mix. Layla wanted to experience the wild side of sex and boy, did she ever get it! I must say I loved Finn’s dominant side in the bedroom and both Layla and Miguel were on the receiving end of all that wildness. This author sure knows how to write super hot sex scenes th ...more
Princess Thuy
Jan 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have been a huge fan of Mari Carr's Wild Irish series and I am so glad she has continued this series with a new generation of Collins offspring. I have loved every story in this series and Wild Side is another great addition. For a very hot and sexy erotic romance, this story had so much heart and emotion too. I was rooting for these three to make it work. I loved Finn, Layla and Miguel so much. They were so sweet together and sexy as hell. Throw in an armed robber and some serious life and de ...more
Jan 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wild Side is the ninth in Mari Carr's Wilder Irish series, the next generation of the beloved Wild Irish series, all set in Baltimore, MD, at Pat's Pub, under the loving and devoted care of the owner and family patriarch, Pat. It's about Layla, whose recent move to the city heralds a fresh start for her, and a new leaf turned, away from the sometimes overly watchful eye of her four older brothers, and away from a meh relationship that had gone past its expiration date. She's ready to sow a few w ...more
Jan 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Book nine in the Wilder Irish series, this series is a spin-off of the Wild Irish series. Can be read and enjoyed as stand-alone, told in multiple POV with HEA. This big awesome family owns and operates a pub, so the secondary characters are throughout the series. This is not the first MMF relationship in the Collins family. I love how the Collins clan is so loving and have an abundance of advice. I really liked that each Finn, Miguel, and Layla had their own relationship & chemistry as couples ...more
Jan 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
WHEW...Mari Carr is truly a gifted story teller...just like Pop Pop. I feel so connected, so invested in these Wilders. I never want them to end. I love the entire family. I love how she starts with them as kids with Pop Pop and his story of their name. I love the close knit family ties. I love that you get explosive hot chemistry and sex and then you also get sometimes heart breaking emotions. And then she ties it all up with the HEA and the picture wall. The salmon made me giggle. Finn and Mig ...more
Sandi Schoen
Jan 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have loved all of the books in this series and I was waiting not so patiently for Finn and Miguel's story!!! In previous books, there were little hints and clues that there might be more to Finn and Miguel than just being best friends. I loved the build up for this book and it did not disappoint. The addition of Layla to this friendship/relationship seemed to be a perfect fit. The dynamic among the 3 of them was definitely hot, but I also loved the relationship/love that truly grew among them ...more
Vivian Chrisman
Jan 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Friends, Lovers or Both?

Book 9 in the "Wilder Irish" series certainly lives up to the Wilder name. Layla wants to explore her wild side. Her friends Finn and Miguel are more than happy to help her. What they don't expect is the fact that they work better as a unit. Ms. Carr has always had a way of weaving a menage story together perfectly. Love it!

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout as well as purchasing the paperback and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Jan 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Mari Carr has done it again!! Wild side is a fun, sweet, sexy book. It gets 5 Flaming hot stars!! She also threw in some suspense to make this a terrific page turner. I could not put it down! You are going to love Layla, Finn, and Miguel. They brought all of the feels. Pop Pop is also there holding court. I hope that this series never ends!
Xantippi Leska
Jan 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Received an advance copy through Booksprout.

OMG!!! I loved Finn, Layla and Miguel! Their story was so much fun, with a little bit of intrigue thrown in the mix. Watching them work through their feelings and finally realizing that they loved each other and did want to try to make their relationship work was AWESOME!!!
Rhonda Copley
Jan 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
There is something magical about the Collins’ clan. As a reader, you visit this family with each book and fall in love with the characters again and again. This book provides a fun sexy adventure with Finn, Layla, and Miguel with the help of Pop Pop. A Mari Carr book is an automatic buy for me. She gives the reader a fun sexy adventure.
Cheryl   Graham-Petit
Jan 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Another great read by Mari Carr. This friends-to-lovers MMF romantic comedy offers a bit of intrigue, suspense, humor, and plenty of hot sex scenes.

I volunteered to review an advance reader copy of this book.
Kim Ruiz
Jan 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Hot, sexy, sassy read. A story that has humor, heart, family and friends. You have longtime friends, reunited friends and a chance meeting all wrapped into one story. Great characters and supporting characters along with wonderful writing makes for a book you won't want to put down. Definitely recommend reading. I received a free copy of the book and I am voluntarily leaving a review. ...more
Mar 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book is WILD!
Jan 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2020
Love this addition to the Wilder Irish Series!!!

This book is Finn's (Riley's son & Sunnie & Darcy's older brother) book. Finn is straight- or is he & Miguel has been attracted to/in love with him for a year now when Layla from Finn's past (elementary school) moves back to Baltimore to get away from her 4 overbearing brothers & to be on her own.

The robbery element is very good.

Love that we still have PopPop!!! Especially the beginning (where Finn's name came from) & the end (PopPop's photo updat
Jan 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What a great story. Layla, Finn and Miguel are awesome. Layla just ended long relationship and moved to Boston, she is not looking for relationship, she wants fun. Finn, after all fun he had, he wants relationship and he wants it with Layla, there is another issue here, Finn is confused with his feelings to his best friend Miguel.
Loved it.
Sue Andrews
Jan 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love the Collins clan and Mari Carr's Wild Side is no exception. The Collins Curse (Colm's words) is at it again and it's Finn's turn to find love and with the advice of Pop Pop and Paddy he finds his HEA with Layla and Miguel. With a few twists and one scary ass clown they find out that love, true love has no limits. 5 Stars
Leann McKay
Jan 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What a ride!
Finn is a fun loving large family good time guy avoiding the truth

Miguel is a tough exterior loving cop in love with his best friend

Layla is a woman out from under her family’s protective love for the first time and looking for a wild time

Their ride is a fast paced roller coaster of a great time but oh the ending!
Jan 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is such a great series and this edition of the Collins family is my new favorite. Finn is my hero in this story, he is kind, hardworking, loves his family, best friend material, ready to find the forever love his cousins have found, and the best kind of dominant man in the bedroom. Miguel, Finn's best friend, is a cop working for Finn's dad, he is a protector, bisexual, and so in love with Finn. Along comes Layla (LJ) returning to her childhood neighborhood as a coffee shop owner, she and F ...more
Maureen Ames
Jan 24, 2020 marked it as to-read
Wild Side is book nine in Mari Carr's Wilder Irish Series. I have read all the Wild Irish and now the Wilder Irish Series, I have been hooked on this series from book one. I can never get enough of this wild, caring and tight Collins Family. Wild Side is a MMF menage book. Layla, Finn and Miguel compliment each other perfectly in this super steamy and CASUAL read. Layla is looking for a casual relationship and she finds that and more with Finn and Miguel. Like always Mari Carr has delivered a su ...more
Janet Rodman
Feb 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is one of my favorite stories from one of my favorite families. Layla and Finn are old friends who knew each other before her family moved away. They reconnect when Layla moves back to Baltimore. Miguel has had feelings for Finn for years but never acted on them because he didn’t want to lose the friendship they shared. Layla owns a coffee shop which is robbed one night. Miguel, a police officer arrives to investigate. Soon both realize there is a spark there. There is a problem though, Lay ...more
Curly Bibliophagist
Jan 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing

I love Mari Carr's writing and her new book, Wild Side, did not disappoint.

Layla moves back to Baltimore to get away from her overprotective family and start over after a long term relationship fizzles out. She vows to start having some fun and embrace her wilder side. She reconnects with her childhood friend, Finn.

Finn is starting to think he'd like to give the Collins' "curse" of love a try and find that someone special, like so many of his cousins have. But he'd need to find a girl first. Or
Panty melting hot! But again it is a Mari Carr WIlder novel so you can expect panty melting. And this time it is an unexpected menage so even hotter.

Layla aka LJ has moved back to Baltimore after having lived in Philadelphia for way too long. LJ and her family had been living in B'more until her mother's untimely death. Her father moved the family back to Philadelphia to be closer to his family after this. Raising five children alone can be rather daunting so it made sense. For LJ though it mean
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