As we near Thanksgiving, I am reminded of just how thankful I am tohave the opportunity to be a host on so many wonderful blog tours and this one, which will be broken up into two days, will be spectacular so you won’t want to miss it.
Today’s blog tour, hosted by Tasty Book Tours, will be focusing on the first two books in Melissa Foster’s Wild Boys After Dark series. Each book follows one of the Wild brothers, so today we will be talking about Logan and Heath’s stories and let me just say they are captivating, emotionally charged, and very steamy.
Logan: Wild Boys After Dark #1 (Releasing November 15, 2015)
Stella “Stormy” Knight is an expert at hiding—her feelings, her past, and her identity. Sometimes all that hiding takes its toll, and she needs to come out from under that heavy suit of armor and cut loose—but it never takes her long to put it right back on and disappear without a trace.
Private Investigator Logan Wild is relentless in his pursuit to discover the truth for his clients. He works hard, plays even harder, and always walks away unscathed and untethered. Until he meets mysterious and sexy-as-hell Stormy, who leaves him craving more than a one-night stand.
Passion ignites, secrets are shared, and their deep connection is impossible to ignore. But in order to have a future, Logan must uncover Stormy’s dark past—and when he does, he’ll hold her fate in his hands.
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Heath: Wild Boys After Dark #2 (Releasing November 17, 2015)
No last names. No strings. No ties. Except of the silk variety.
Dr. Heath Wild and Allyson Jenner only wanted a simple tryst. But Heath couldn’t live with just one night, just one taste, of Ally—and Ally couldn’t escape the memory of his hands on her skin, the way he looked at her like she was his obsession, or his seduction, which had pushed her to the edge and had made her want to do things she never had before.
One night leads to one tantalizing phone call. Can one phone call lead to forever?
Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes contemporary romance, new adult, contemporary women’s fiction, suspense, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the World Literary Café and Fostering Success. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.
Melissa hosts an Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family.
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Logan: Wild Boys After Dark #1
For the past few years, Stella Krane aka Stormy Knight has lead a life riddled with uncertainty and fear as she assumed her new identity, moved away from the only place that she knew and brought he fond memories, and started over as someone else to try and escape her dark and traumatic past. Before her boyfriend, now ex-boyfriend, showed his true colors Stella thought she had found the perfect person to share the rest of here life with. She couldn’t have been more wrong as Carl Kutcher changed the nice girl in her into something else entirely, bringing out her sexual desires while also allowing his abusive nature to surface threatening both her life and the life of her mother who is battling cancer. After fleeing Mystic and becoming Stormy Knight, Stella is now living in New York city working as a bartender trying to keep a low profile and stay hidden from Carl who is due to be released from jail any day now. It isn’t until Logan Wild saves her from being assaulted by a drunk customer that Stella soon learns she won’t have to continue to look over her shoulder and live in fear once Logan entered her life.
Logan Wild is the ultimate protector. Being a former Navy Seal and therefore earning countless medals for his service, the skills he acquired come in handy in his profession as a private investigator. Though he is excellent at everything he does always striving to be the best, he still feels guilty that even though he could provide service for his country and protect others while he was overseas, the two people that mattered most to him besides his three brothers fell prey to an attack that he could not have prevented due to being overseas at the time. That attack was on his parents as a burglar broke into their house, wrestling and killing Logan’s father and then attacking his mother causing her to become blind. Logan has taken his revenge on the attacker who assaulted his parents making things right in his eyes but when he encounters Stella aka Stormy at the bar owned by his friend he can’t seem to take his eyes off of her even if she came off a little distant and hostile because that instinct enabled him to interrupt her almost assault by a customer in the alley behind the bar. After that, Logan felt this need to protect Stormy at all costs especially when her behavior combined with his PI knowledge told him she was running from something or someone and wanted to be that person who could provide her with the safety and comfort she so desperately wanted back.
This book started off Melissa Foster’s Wild Boys After Dark series with a bang as you have such an emotionally charged story between these two characters that you can’t help but get swept up in each person’s back story as well as the progression of their relationship that was both sweet and intensely passionate at the same time. Melissa Foster did not disappoint, which I very much expected based on how much I loved the last book of hers that I read. I will say as a precaution that because of Stella’s back story with her abusive relationship with Carl and how much that affected her mindset and the way she lived her life in total fear that he could just show up again and hurt her might be a trigger for some people who have also experienced this in some form. With that being said, Stella and Logan’s relationship was so wonderfully sweet and compassionate as Logan did everything in his power to protect Stella even if she fought him about it because he wanted to be the one to provide her with the safety and stability that could allow her to regain the person she was before Carl took that away from her. The situation that they are put in causes many emotions to surface amongst them very quickly which for some might be too soon in terms of how the book progresses but considering the ordeals that Stella goes through and the possibility of being found by Carl again who last time left her for dead you can’t help but believe that those feelings are completely genuine given the circumstances. This book provided me with just a taste of what could come in the next three books leaving me completely hooked and ready for the next one.
Heath: Wild Boys After Dark #2
Next in this delightfully entertaining series, we have Heath who is the eldest of the Wild boys. Heath, who is a doctor, gets introduced in Logan’s story when he provides his skills after the incident at the bar involving Stella and the drunk customer which leaves her slightly injured. Let’s just say he has an excellent bedside manner when he is helping his patients but when it comes to his methods in the bedroom he is more of the take charge variety. Ally, the one night stand which ultimately turns into more, who he meets at a medical conference in Vermont does not seem to mind at all. Right off the bat we get a taste for their chemistry as the book opens up with them all over each other in the elevator of the hotel as they make their way to Ally’s room. The rules in the beginning were no last names, no particulars but that quickly changed as their connection to one another left neither of them able to stop thinking about one another once the conference was over. Heath, who was burned in the past, decides to nix his rules and asks for Ally’s phone number before they part ways. Little did they know they were going to be seeing each other sooner than they thought.
While Heath is one of New York city’s best sports medicine orthopedic doctors, Ally works in a medical lab at one of the hospitals as a lab tech. It is there that their worlds collided once again as Ally’s is handling one of Heath’s samples which he comes in to check on. After getting more than just the results he sought after but also another encounter with the woman he could not stop thinking about Heath decides to go against his rules and ask Ally out on a date. Another magnetic connection is formed as Heath and Ally’s relationship progresses. While Logan and Stella’s relationship started under an air of danger because of her abusive ex trying to find her, Heath and Ally’s started under an air of passion which simmered down to this sweet and caring relationship between two people who have both been betrayed by others in the past. I love how Heath has that compassionate side which definitely comes from being a doctor but also has his dominant nature which come out when things start heating up in the bedroom. I can obviously see why Ally was so drawn to him when they had their “one night stand” at the medical conference where this all started. I mean pulling some strings so that their first date was at the Central Park Zoo after hours because Ally had never been to a zoo before was just the most adorable and thoughtful gesture that my heart couldn’t help but swoon a little and it continued to do so throughout the rest of the book.
First you have Logan, the noble and bad ass protector who goes to great lengths to ensure that Stella will be safe and then you have Heath, the compassionate yet dominating doctor who captivates Ally as much as she captivates him. After reading both of their stories, I can definitely see the appeal of the Wild boys and can’t wait to delve in more with the last two books of the series which are Jackson and Cooper’s stories.
If you have enjoyed what you have read so far then don’t forget to check back in tomorrow to read about the last two books in this wonderful series. And of course, go pick up any of the books in this series because they will pull you in and capture your attention to the very end.