The Opposite of Wild Blog Tour: Review, Giveaway & Teaser

Hi everyone! I have a stop on The Opposite of Wild blog tour today. There is a review, a teaser and a giveaway for you all.

The Opposite of Wild
Book One Clover Park Series
By: Kylie Gilmore
Released Jan 16th, 2014

Unleash the wild woman…?

Ex-cop Ryan O'Hare takes one look at buttoned-up control freak Liz Garner and just itches to loosen the woman up. Not that he’s into her. Because a woman like that comes with way too many expectations. Not to mention, she practically works for him, and he didn’t hire Liz to watch after his beloved Harley-stealing Gran so he could turn Liz loose in his bed. Still, there’s something about her, a hidden wild side, that makes him wonder what it would take.

Liz must be crazy to work for the insensitive, arrogant, horribly…hot man she's avoided for years. Unfortunately, she needs the money and Ryan's grandmother needs a keeper. (Midnight tango lessons and ziplines with Gran, anyone?) Ryan's rare smile and swaggering confidence have Liz torn between throwing her favorite pinot grigio at his head or throwing herself at him. Can this control freak find a way to let loose with the tough, no-strings guy who once broke her heart?

My Review
Liz has tried for years to keep everything under control. From her weight, to her money and to helping her sister she likes order. When a need for extra money comes up she takes a job as an elderly care giver. She doesn't realize what she is getting into. Ryan has to find someone to keep an eye on his Gran. She is living on the wild side and he worries. He hires Liz to keep an eye on her and ends up with his eye on Liz. They both have links in the past and while one wants a happily ever after the other isn't for settling down. They will have yo see if opposites can work.

Liz was embarrassed years ago and it left it's mark on her. She never eats anything that may go over her calorie intake, she has her money all planned out, and she likes things neat and orderly. She really at times can seem kinda stiff. One thing you can say is she really cares for people. Whether it is Maggie or her sister Daisy she tries to get them to do the right thing and live a calm life. I liked her because she does have a wild side that she doesn't even know about yet and while she thinks she has everything figured out she doesn't. Ryan is very yummy but he to at times wants to control his Gran. You know he wants the best for her but he can be pushy. He had to grow up early and help raise his brothers. He also has a bad past that changed him. He has problems really letting anyone in. Both are amazing characters that stick with you.

I love this book. The main characters seem like two people who will never work together. Liz has a troublesome sister and wants to run her life in some ways but her sister just wants to run. While she would like a quiet life that sure isn't what she gets. Her and Ryan touched each others lives years ago but never knew how much until later on. They are very steamy together and apart they seem to fall apart. Besides the main characters the whole cast of side characters seem to have you begging for more. From Daisy Liz's sister to Ryan's brother to my absolute favorite Maggie Ryan's Gran. I have to say she stole the book for me. Every time she was in a scene I would sit back waiting to see what she would come up with next. I eagerly look forward to more books in this series as I have to see where the other characters go and more of Maggie. If you like a wonderful romance book full of family dramas, love, laughter and so much more pick this one up.

4 out of 5 Stars

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Ryan just stood there, his sharp eyes studying her. "You're a puzzle, Liz."

"I am?"

He reached out and smoothed a lock of hair behind her ear, and her heart caught in her throat at the gentle gesture. "You seem so…uptight," he said. She stiffened and took a step back. "But I know you were checking me out when I was mowing."

She flushed, but rallied quickly. "I was only bringing you water." She crossed her arms and said primly, "You surprised me when you dumped the water on your head. I was merely looking to see if you were going to do any other…surprising things."

His lips twitched. "You're like a librarian just waiting to let loose." 

"Is that supposed to be a compliment?" she bristled, hands on her hips.

"There it is." He smiled and stepped close, crowding her space. She drew in a quick breath, but held her ground. "The puzzle—fire and ice."

She put both hands on his solid chest and pushed him out the door. "Next time, mail the check." She shut the door in his face, turned and leaned against it. "Urgh!"

"That's what I'm talking about," he said through the door.

She ripped open the door. "Go away."

His head cocked to the side while he bit back a smile. "Is that any way to talk to your employer?"

"Gah!" She slammed the door and locked it. She heard his low laugh as he walked away.

Author Info
Kylie Gilmore was lucky enough to discover romance novels at a young age as they were strewn all over the house (thanks, Mom!). She writes quirky, tender romance with a solid dose of humor. Her first book in the Clover Park series, The Opposite of Wild, will launch in January 2014 featuring the oldest of three brothers and his lady love. The next two books in the series give each brother his dream girl (eventually).

Kylie lives in New York with her family, two cats, and a nutso dog. When she's not writing, wrangling kids, or dutifully taking notes at writing conferences, you can find her flexing her muscles all the way to the high cabinet for her secret chocolate stash.

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