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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?
AUTHOR'S NOTE: Each book in the Clover Park Series can be read as a stand-alone novel, or for more fun read them in order. Characters you’ve loved from past books frequently pop up in other books.
The Clover Park Series
Book 1: The Opposite of Wild
Book 2: Daisy Does It All
Book 3: Bad Taste in Men
Book 4: Kissing Santa
Book 5: Restless Harmony
Book 6: Not My Romeo
Book 7: Rev Me Up
Book 8: An Ambitious Engagement
Book 9: Clutch Player
Book 10: A Tempting Friendship
Clover Park Bride (A Clover Park Short)
Book 11: A Valentine’s Day Gift
Book 12: Maggie Meets Her Match
Review: Clover Park #1: The Opposite of Wild
The Opposite of Wild by Kylie Gilmore is the first book in her Clover Park series. A fun, light-hearted read, filled with small town familiarity, some very relatable OCD, and some sweet romance.
Liz had a weight problem in school, and has, in the years since, taken FULL control of her life. Organizing her home and her diet with the best of the meticulously organized in the world. Well organized until her 7-month pregnant sister shows up on her doorstep and she has to get a summer job to help said sister. This leads to "watching" over the grandmother of the guy she crushed on in high school, the object of the biggest "Humiliation" in her life, Ryan O'Hare.
Ryan O'Hare is an ex-cop turned private investigator and he has just made it his goal to ruffle as many of Liz's feathers as he can as often as he can.
How can Liz retain her controlled and organized life with everyone around her throwing everything out of whack? Will she let her OCD tendencies keep her from letting loose and chasing love with Ryan?
I am eager to read the next book in this series if it is anything like this first book. A thoroughly enjoyable read.
The Opposite of Wild
The Opposite of Wild from debut author Kylie Gilmore is the opposite of dull. It’s a delightful, fun, fast-paced read that will have you literally LOL-ing in many places. When her flighty sister shows up on her doorstep and announces she’s pregnant, schoolteacher Liz Garner is reminded of the loud ticking of her own biological clock. Seizing the opportunity to have a baby in her life, Liz puts all of her control-freak efforts into helping her sister, including taking an extra job as a companion to uber-sexy Ryan O’Hare’s somewhat…unconventional grandmother. Keeping her eyes off Ryan while struggling to keep up with the irascible Gran, Liz finds her neatly scheduled life spinning out of control.
Ryan is intrigued by the buttoned-up schoolteacher, and the hints of reckless passion simmering just below her surface present him with a challenge he can’t pass up. But for him, that’s where it ends. After raising his brothers almost single-handedly, settling down with a family of his own is not on his agenda.
The author has a gift for writing both humor (think Kristan Higgins) and passion (think Jill Shalvis). Home and family are major themes throughout the story and in this first book from the Clover Park series, Gilmore has created a charming small town backdrop for Liz and Ryan’s whacky and rocky road to romance. The secondary characters are well-developed and witty (especially the sometimes scene-stealing Gran!) and I’m looking forward to seeing them all in the next story in the series.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and am already a big Kylie Gilmore fan.
The Opposite of Wild
Great summer read! Warm, funny, sexy, and sometimes frustrating!