Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Blog Tour: Ridge (Wild #2) by Adriane Leigh

Title: Ridge (Wild #2)
Author: Adriane Leigh
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 3, 2014


Sometimes 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


It shouldn't be normal for a book to make you feel so many emotions.  You won't just read this book, you will devour it - and in the end you'll feel like you've been ran over by a truck.  I went into this book thinking Ms. Leigh would have a fight on her hands to make me forgive Ridge.  The sad truth was she had me at 1%. I was ready to forgive him the moment he said "his heart clutched in his chest" - because in that moment so did mine.  I was shattered.  I was pissed. I hated. I found the good. I was emotionally drained, and in the end I felt like I had beaten an addiction too.

 I love this author and her writing, but I have become especially fond of her sex scenes. They are smokin' hot - borderline rough- and all about the shock factor. It's hard not to fall in love with her stories. She makes you love each character.  She writes separately and for the sole purpose of wanting you to feel the pain and suffering they have experienced. 
Ridge - beautifully shattered, , tragically tormented,  and fatally lost. That is what happens when you give up the only light you have ever known. Ridge will make you feel lost and confused a lot of the time. He is all about making you feel sorry for him one moment and the next making you feel like he deserved it all.  Once Ridge gives up his reason for breathing, the story starts to take you on an enjoyable pissed off ride. I don't know what I was looking for in the beginning, but Amy rubbed me wrong from the get go. I know, at times, I should have felt bad for some of the thoughts I was having - but I didn't.  Ridge needed strength and someone to stand up for him. He needed Mia. 

Pleasure and Pain...Three words that describe this book perfectly.  The pain in watching demons being fought and the pleasure of watching a story unfold that ends with love and acceptance.  It's not an easy road, there are loads of bumps and a few times I wanted to yell at Ridge to just "man up." Don't give up on him.  He was like putting together a 1,000 piece puzzle.  At times frustrating as hell, but in the end when you stand back and look at the finished product - beautiful as hell.


Ridge..Ridge..Ridge.. I don’t know that I have ever wanted to slap a man through my Kindle as much as Ridge Wild? I wanted to shake him and scream, “GO GET YOUR WOMAN!” and stop stalling..but Ms. Leigh was kind of enough to have the stalling include lots of hot steamy sex..so I just continued reading!

The story actually starts mid-pound and again I tip my hat in thanks for that..never too early for penetration, that’s my motto! After the before mentioned pounding, Ridge makes a decision that will alter his near future and Mia’s..and not for good!

Bad decision made for what he thought was the right reason, had a snowball like effect for all the bad decisions that were headed his way:  Drinking, smoking, working out, fucking, and barely existing in the real world.  Choices that inevitably led him down a path that again made me want to kick him in the junk and slap him back to reality..women that shouldn’t have been there, situations that should not have happened..and guilt that needed to be released!

When forgiveness is found..bonds are remembered and love finally conquers all the demons that have plagued Ridge are quieted and the happy ever after I was praying for is realized..and did I mention lots of hot, dominating sex?

Buy the Book
Wild (Wild #1)

About the Author
Adriane Leigh
Adriane 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.
Coming Soon
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.

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