A Wild Ride by Vivian Arend

A Wild Ride by Vivian Arend

By Vivian Arend 

  • Series: Thompson & Sons, Book 4
  • Release Date: April 19 2016
  • ISBN: 978-1-941456-03-3
  • Type: eBook/Trad
  • Genre: Contemporary, Red Hots!!!

He’s the golden boy with a secret past 

When Nicole Adams abruptly cancels their secret fling, Troy Thompson is stunned. The sex between them is sizzling, but she’s ready to move on—find a reliable guy, settle down, pop out a few babies. The thought of Nic in another man’s arms is maddening. And while her agenda freaks him out, Troy knows there’s no one in town nearly good enough for her. No one, that is, except him. 

She’s his redemption and his future 

Nicole doesn’t regret her sexual romp with Troy, but when he insists on taking the next step with her—marriage and parenthood—she figures he’s out of his goddamned mind. Troy? Husband and daddy material? Oh, he’s sexy beyond belief, with the ability to melt her panties with a single command, but the man’s not known for being responsible. Trying for forever with Mr. Frivolous? Everyone thinks it’s a fool’s game.

Everyone except Troy, who’s determined to make Nicole see the real him under the shiny exterior.



I’m in mourning. The last of the Thompson kids has fallen. And never the less Troy falls for his booty call, and best-friends sister, Nicole. Thought, he didn’t see it that way at first, and neither did she.

Yeah sure they kept their bow chica wow wow on the downlow because, I mean, how fun are secret affairs? But also, they just wanted to have a good time and not complicate things. And Troy being best-friends with Nicole’s brother would certainly complicate things. It’s not like neither of them wanted something serious, right?

Just when things couldn’t get better, Nicole has a rude awakening. All her friends are settled and she’s the only one flying free like a bird. So she puts her foot down and decides enough with undercover operations. She feels it’s past time for her to settle down, find herself a good husband, and have kids. And Troy was certainly not the guy she had in mind to be her babies daddy.

Troy understands, and he gives her space. Only thing is, he’s miserable. He misses her and the thought of her with some other guy drives him up the wall. He gets that people think he’s not the settling down kind, and they have many reasons to believe that. Sure he’s a likable guy, seriously, everyone adores him. He is after all the golden boy. But no one ever sees him as the guy to settle and to want to be serious. But I can’t get to the reasons why without giving too much of the book away. He himself gets tired of peoples misconceptions and gives Nicole an offer she can’t refuse.

I hated reading this series to it’s end. I think out of all of Vivian’s series, this one IS my favorite one. It’s about a family that has good and bad things thrown their way. And how each of these monkey wrench boys, and daughter, find their place in this world. What I particularly like about this series is that not everything was hearts and roses. There’s always an event that occurs that makes you go, “OH NO! BUT WHY!?”

This was a fun quick read. And I must admit, I have a soft spot for friends to lover books. I can’t get enough of them. I have always loved them. And I give A Wild Ride 4 Nerd Glasses out of 5.

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