Title: One Wilde Weekend
Author: Janelle Denison
Series: Wilde #2.5
In: Perfect for the Beach (Lori Foster, Janelle Denison, Erin McCarthy, MaryJanice Davidson, Kayla Perrin & Morgan Leigh)
Rating Out of 5: 4 (Really good read!)
My Bookshelves: Contemporary, Contemporary romance
Dates read: 11th January 2020
5th sentence, 74th page: Curious, and more than a little intrigued to find out what kind of game Alex was playing, she took the elevator to the main floor, then headed into the hotel bar, named the Lobby Lounge.
Alex Wilde is crazy about Dana Reed. Career-driven Dana wants him as a lover, not a husband…until Alex whisks her away for a weekend that will fulfil every forbidden desire.
A secret weekend away with the boyfriend… who has a hidden agenda. It kind of sounds perfect, except for the fact that the woman in this story doesn’t really want to be tied down and has major issues. It made me think of a few people that I know. This idea that love makes you weak. Alright, it kind of does, because you’re putting your trust in another person and that shit is scary. But, honestly, it makes a great tale – learning to trust and what it actually takes to put that much trust in one person.
I love that although this is a love story, it is all about letting go. Letting go of the past and your hang ups and looking forward to a great future. Everyone has hang ups. And, I for one found nothing scarier than letting go of those things that held me back and actually putting my trust in another human being. Trusting someone to love you for everything that you are. It’s something I work on everyday (and I’ve been with my S.O. for almost 9 years). I love that each romance I read is sweet and doesn’t have these hang ups. But it was really nice to read a story that does focus on the multitude of ways in which you can struggle to find that one person and truly trust them.
Trust issues (as you can probably tell) are a major issue for me. I love that this was a cute and easy little novella which was ultimately about a proposal. But it focuses on the whole idea that trust is the most important thing. Trusting someone to actually love you for all your bumps, bruises and scars. It’s something I’m still working on…