Series: The Ivy Chronicles #3
Published by William Morrow Paperbacks on November 18, 2014
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Contemporary
A good girl goes fabulously bad in the final book in New York Times bestselling author Sophie Jordan’s sexy New Adult romance series, in which three Ivy League suite-mates seek higher knowledge of just how far they can go.
Months after her boyfriend dumped her, Georgia can still hear the insults he hurled at her. Boring. Predictable. Tame. Tired of feeling bad, she’s ready to change her image, and go a little wild. What better way to prove her ex wrong than a hot night of sexual adventure at the secret campus kink club?
In the shadowy den of the kink club, she unexpectedly runs into Logan Mulvaney, her friend’s little brother. A player extraordinaire too hot for his own good, he may be younger, but the guy is light years ahead when it comes to sexual experience. Now he’s telling her to go home—“good girls” don’t belong here!
Georgia is tired of having others define her. She’s going to teach Logan a lesson he won’t forget—one white hot, mind-wrecking kiss . . . that leads to another . . . and another . . . and. . . . Realizing she’s way in over her head, Georgia runs.
Only Logan won’t let her go. Everywhere she goes he’s there, making her want every inch of him. Making her forget who she is. Who he is. And just how wrong they are for each other.
My top thoughts:
You know those series that you start – love the first book – and then for some unknown reason never get around to finishing? Well, that was the Ivy Chronicles for me. So, when Brandee and I were looking for a series to buddy read that wasn’t too long, I was excited that we BOTH had only read the first book of this one. Perfect match. And boy do I wonder how we both didn’t finish it years ago! Such a great series and, in this case, Sophie Jordan saved the best for last. I loved everything about Wild.
What I liked/didn’t like:
First off, in a trilogy that is SIZZLING, this one took was ON FIRE. My first comment to Brandee about the book was something like “Holy shit, their chemistry is electric.” And it stayed that way from start to end. So, if you enjoy a hot romance, you will enjoy this.
So, let’s talk about these electric characters, shall we? I identified so much with Georgia. She’s spent her entire life trying to be everything her mom wants to the detriment of her own wants and, honestly, needs. It’s a beautifully complex relationship and I think Sophie Jordan wrote it really well. Georgia’s mom loves her and that’s part of what makes what is really an abusive relationship even harder to come to grips with and harder for Georgia to stand up for herself. I enjoyed watching her grow as a character into someone who could stand up for herself. However, (and this is why I give it 4.5 stars) she took her time! I grew impatient with Georgia and wanted her to grow a spine!
Logan, on the other hand, has the patience of a saint, because he never does give up on her. And, as Brandee remarked, that’s incredible in someone his age (18/19). He knew she was his person and while he had boundaries and self-respect, he also had incredible patience and forgiveness. Logan really steals the show in this book, because he’s just so complex and well-written. He looks like the typical player jock on the outside and yet that’s not who he is in the slightest. Even his brother (whom I truly love from book 1) has Logan wrong.
Beyond the sizzle and some fantastic character growth, there’s a glimpse of the other two couples and some pretty hilarious moments too. This book (series really) reminded me why I often enjoy New Adult books – watching people who are leaving the immaturity of the teen years and finding their place as adults, when well-written, can be truly fantastic. Although I’m thrilled to have caught up on another series, I am a little sad there isn’t more!