I was his weakness. He was my strength. Until I destroyed him.
I was infatuated with Shane Wilder since the first time I saw him surfing. But we couldn’t be together. Not yet, anyway. I was too young and screwed up. He was too focused on chasing his dream.
So we became friends. We met on the rooftop for late-night confessions under the stars. Cruised along the Pacific Coast Highway with the wind in our hair and the sun on our faces.
I took photos of all the beautiful and ugly and interesting things, while he traveled the world in search of the perfect waves.
I told him I would wait for him.
I never meant to lie.
I never meant to ruin his life.
I. Destroyed. Him.
As his star faded, mine burned bright. But as everyone knows, all that glitters is not gold.
Now I’m back after seven long years, hoping for a chance to right my wrongs and fix what I’ve broken. This time I can only hope that loving Shane Wilder will be enough to save him.
~ My Thoughts ~
My first thought after reading Wilder Love, what a beautifully written story.
Wilder Love is an easy read with a somewhat complex storyline. Weaving together many characters who each in their own right play a pivotal part in the storyline. The author’s main point of view focuses in on family values, good and bad.
You have the wealthy family, the poor family, the happy family and the two who are fighting just to survive. Distrust, dreams and the desire to settle play a major part in the storyline and at times the actions and reactions of the characters is shocking, loving and hurtful.
The strength of this book for me at least is in the actions of the two main characters. Both forces to be reckoned with, though in two very different ways.
Connecting to the characters happened so easily. Feeling their pain, heartbreak, hope, love, pride and loss was effortless.
There are so many lines within this book that touched me on such a deep level. Such beautiful words that held such extreme emotion and realism. The connection I felt while reading these words had me wanting to share them with anyone and everyone.
This story is a wonderful escape from the every day. A well rounded story that makes you feel like you are there, in the town, on the sand, cruising on the boat, paddling in the water. It’s truly remarkable how the words of this story touched me so deeply.
Wilder Love is a book that I will definitely recommend to many.
Emery Rose has been known to indulge in good red wine, strong coffee, and a healthy dose of sarcasm.
When she’s not writing, you can find her binge-watching Netflix, trotting the globe in search of sunshine, or immersed in a good book. A former New Yorker, she currently lives in London with her two beautiful daughters and one grumpy but lovable Border Terrier.