Unexpectedly Wilde by Rose Chen
Overview by Publisher:
Hotshot lawyer Lucas Wilde is on a fast track to becoming NYC’s next district attorney. Taking a break to attend his best friend’s wedding, he is dismayed to learn the groom has plans to set him up with someone. In the aftermath of a failed marriage, Lucas has no intention of dating. He’s not sure how to politely get out of it until he runs into an obvious solution – his colleague, Cate.
Cate Delaney has finally found her true calling bringing criminals to justice. But a particularly brutal case has left no time for fun and she decides to recharge in Vegas. When she unexpectedly meets her boss on the flight, it seems easy enough to avoid him for a couple of days. So she couldn’t be more surprised when the taciturn, workaholic Lucas asks her to be his date to a wedding. Sure, she’s had a couple of X-rated dreams starring her tall, dark and smoking-hot boss, but can she really pretend to be his girlfriend without risking their professional relationship?
Yet when their innocent flirtation erupts into an all-consuming desire, what happened in Vegas might just jeopardise all that Lucas and Cate have worked so hard for?
It’s always a little dicey when selecting a book on Netgalley that has past it’s publication date. Sometimes they are really great books that just didn’t get traction when they were released or they are books that are looking for better reviews than what are currently out there because they aren’t very good. I am very happy to say that this book is the former!
I was sucked in right away by the story of Cate and Lucas. They work as public defenders in New York City on a really difficult case. For six months they have worked themselves to the bone. While they have gotten to know each other, they have never been anything but co-workers and colleagues.
The plane trip to Las Vegas changes everything as they realize that they are going to be in the same city, in the same hotel while remaining professional.
What I liked so much about this book was that the author got right to the story. While we get to know each character and their friends, the relationship took centre stage. I loved the plot – how Lucas looks for a convenient date with Cate, but it turns into steaming, lurid and torrid passion. I adored how they found such great intimacy with each other, but didn’t know what to do with it.
What happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas. Coming back to New York has complications for the couple. This is where the story takes a turn into making the story great. How do they handle working together and deny what they feel? Figuring this out was exciting to read about and it made me love the characters even more!
This is a quick book – so it’s perfect for these late summer days when you have an afternoon to settle down with a great book and lose yourself in a fantastic story!