Wild for the Mountain Man by Harlow Hart
Release Date: June 29, 2018
Genre: Erotic Romance
Publisher: Harlow Hart
Reviewed by Keyrsten
Retreating from civilization was the best decision of my life, the only next step to avoid more tragedy to people around me. After all I’ve gone through, my boss’s summer move to the cabin next door should be easy enough. He’s also my best friend. He and his wife are the only real sense of family I have left. The only people who braved this mountain over the years to make sure I was okay.
Then I discover their move is a package deal with their daughter Jane, who has a new summer intern job at the mine where my boss and I work.
I haven’t seen Jane since what feels like forever.
When I do, everything changes.
She has a body built to bring a man like me to my knees.
I keep my distance for as long as I can, but the longer I stay away, the more my desire grows, the more she consumes me.
And when she saunters into my cabin claiming she wants only me, I have to have her.
She my boss’s daughter, my co-worker. And barely legal.
But none of that matters. She’s going to be mine.
Jane recently graduated from high school and is eager to spend her summer before college as an HR intern at the mine her father works at. She's timid and shy, but at the same time not afraid to go after what she wants. Before now she has never wanted anyone, now she can't seem to shake these all consuming feelings for Savage. Everyone would tell her to stay away and give up on the fantasy, but how can you give up the one man you have ever wanted.
Savage has cut himself off from society and engrossed himself into the mountains. He's rough around the edges and intimidating, but he's also brutally honest and fiercely loyal. Savage's life has been wrecked with tragedy, and to cope he's chosen to be cold and isolate himself from everyone. The one person he can trust and call a friend is Ben, his boss. What happens when Ben's barely legal daughter is the one person who can thaw Savage's heart?
I feel like I don't know Savage or Jane. There are few details that describe them personality wise and even just seeing them interact I still don't know who they are. The book was heavy on the internal dialogue and being told of things that happened, being told there were feelings without actually seeing them. There are very few scenes where Savage and Jane actually talk, and when they do very little is said. After being in their heads majority of the book, I'm sad to say that I find it hard to describe them and their relationship in full detail.
I love a good lust-filled story, but the hopeless romantic in me also wants to feel all of the emotions right along with the main characters. I need a good balance between the two. WftMM was full of lust and pining for the forbidden fruit, but was lackluster when it came to the emotional side of the romance. For me its all about being able to see the love blossom and feel the emotions right along with the characters, but all I got was a couple of sex scenes and a lot of being told how they feel without really experiencing it.
The moments where conflict is presented weren't very flushed out to me. There was all this hype over what was going to happen when everyone found out, but the outcome fell flat for me. The conflict seemed to be resolved just as fast as it was introduced.
This may be the book for you if you into a lust driven story arc and a heavy dose of inner dialogue without much verbal interaction between your main characters. For me, all I crave in a romance is missing in this one. It just wasn't my cup of tea, but that doesn't mean it can't be yours.
Rating: 2 stars
Give me an alpha male with a woman who aces all forms of sarcasm and I'm putty in you hands -- bonus points if a Reverse Harem is involved. Supernatural esque romance and power plays tend to make my heart go pitter patter. I haven't met a book I wasn't willing to try, so if you've got recommendations email them my way. I'm a foul mouthed makeup addicted with slight wino tendencies.