Welcome to my stop in the RIDGE by Adriane Leigh Blog Tour, hosted by Love Between the Sheets.
Title: Ridge (Wild #2)
Author: Adriane Leigh
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 3, 2014
SynopsisSometimes doing the wrong thing feels so right... I'm a player. I'm an asshole. I'm someone you should stay away from. I have demons. I've made mistakes. And the biggest can't be taken back. I've gone to hell and back in twenty-nine years and I'm only now coming to terms with moving forward, righting my wrongs, and making amends. Except not everyone deserves forgiveness. Sometimes the damage done is beyond repair. Everyday is exactly the same. I focus on the pain, in the quest to feel and forget, but I remember everything. When I close my eyes the darkness encroaches and some days it feels like the things that kill me are the things that make me feel alive. *Ridge, like Wild, is a standalone. Reading Wild first will provide some back story, but is not required to read Ridge
meet Ridge in Wild, but we only had a little glimpse into his character. I don’t
know what I was expecting Ridge’s character to be like and I was not prepared
for what Adriane Leigh delivered with his character. Ridge has lived with
regret his whole life for taking his brother fiance, Mia, away from him. So he
decides that he should end things with her. Once he leaves her, all hell is
broken loss within him. If I had to pick two words to describe Ridge’s
character it would be Masochistic and intense. I felt Ridge’s emotional intensity
crawling under my skin, and I didn’t have a problem with that because I love it
when characters can affect me in some way. I think there might be something wrong
with me but I loved that he was a Masochistic, because that is just what makes
Ridge who he is. The whole time I was experiencing conflicting emotions about
his character and his actions. There were times in the story that had my heart
breaking for his character and other times were I just wanted to tell him to
just say what was on his mind to get rid of the situations he got himself in. I just loved the depth and intensity of Ridge's character.
two girls in Ridge’s life- Mia and Amy. At first I thought Amy was going to be
that special girl that was going to be able to help him forget about Mia. Ridge
is just using Amy to get over Mia, which is really messed up. This is where
some of my conflicting feelings start because at first I understand why he
wanted to date Amy, but his actions after things start to fall apart I
completely disagree on. I started liking Amy’s character at the very beginning,
then she made me frustrated, then my heart broke for her a little, and then she
made me want to open her eyes to see what was in front of her- Ridge just didn’t
Ridge and Mia’s
relationship started all wrong from the very beginning. These two together are
toxic, masochist, damaged, hot, and intense. I really loved reading Ridge’s
memories of Mia, because we get a glimpse into their relationship and Mia’s
character. Just like Ridge, Mia has her own personal problems that deals with
her addiction. I felt the same things with Mia’s character at the beginning. At
first I hated her, then I wanted her character to completely disappear, but
then I ended up liking her a lot and this was because of Ridge’s memories of
their time together. After Mia appears in Ridge’s life again I started liking
her character a little more, and I wished that Adriane Leigh would have given
us more of Mia in the story. I just loved Ridge and Mia’s relationship more
than Ridge and Amy’s relationship, because even though they are toxic together these two together ease their pain and addictions.
I don’t know
where to start because I had a lot of contradicting emotions throughout the
whole story. The story starts off good and the time frame in the story is very
quick- each chapter seems to be a whole new week or two weeks. I did enjoy that
time within the story was going by fast, but the story itself didn’t feel like
it was moving along fast. I will be honest and say that I enjoyed Ridge’s
memories of his time with Mia more than the chapters he spends with Amy. Once
he meets up again with Mia the story starts to pick up pace, and this is the
chapters I enjoyed the most. I wished that there could be more Ridge and Mia in
the story. I enjoyed reading from Ridge’s POV but wished that we could have
gotten a few chapters from Amy’s and Mia’s POV.
Adrian Leigh is the first book that after finishing the book has left me with
conflicting emotions about the story and the characters. If you haven’t meet
the Wild brothers then you are missing out on some Intense and Hot Alpha Males
that will have you wanting more. I can’t wait to read Slade’s story, and I can’t
wait to get more Wild & Kat and Ridge & Mia :D!
Final Verdict: 4 Stars
She grabbed my chin and turned my eyes to hers. "I realized something
about you long ago, Ridge Wild.”
yeah?” I tipped my head and smiled at her.
than you have a smile that melts panties.” She smacked my cheek playfully.
don’t have to fix each other. We don’t need to. You’re not perfect, and I’m not
perfect, but we’re perfect together. It was never about fixing you; it was
always about loving you.” She dusted a kiss along the corner of my mouth.
danced around her dark features, soaking her up, before I pulled her in tighter
to my body and planted a kiss on her lips.
realized finding her, fighting for her, was about forgiveness, some twisted
sense of retribution, coming to terms with our pasts and learning that they
don’t define us, but only serve to shape us, make us who we are, make us better
looked at her, I realized I had two options. I could go back in the direction
I’d come from, or I could go forward in the direction I wanted to go.
shit without her, but fortunately, when I was with her, she was my other half.
My matching piece. My mirror image. My perfect opposite.
met her, I'd found me.
Buy the Book
Wild (Wild #1)
About the AuthorAdriane Leigh was born and raised in a snowbank in Michigan's Upper Peninsula and now lives amongst the sand dunes of the Lake Michigan lakeshore. She graduated with a Literature degree but never particularly enjoyed reading Shakespeare or Chaucer. Adriane is married to a tall, dark and handsome guy, plays mama to two sweet baby girls, and is a voracious reader and knitter.
Slade (Wild #3)
Behind every beautiful thing, there is some kind of pain... Always overlooked. Always just there. That's what Dillon was to me. Until one night. In one night she flipped my world on its axis and there's no going back. But she has secrets, and secrets fester like an open wound. They color the past and forecast the future, but I'm determined to open her up; free her from her memories so she can live in the light and have the life she deserves. It's just too bad that she wants nothing to do with me. But I'm nothing if not persistent and I'm not a man that gives up without a fight. I've had a taste and there's no walking away. I just have to convince her that I'm not what she fears, I'm what she wants. Slade, like Wild and Ridge, is a standalone. Reading Wild and Ridge first will provide some back story, but is not required to read Slade.