Sunday, November 24, 2013

Novel Review: Wild (The Winston Brothers, #4) by Lori Foster

Rating (Out of 5): ~3
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Jove (Penguin)
Publish Date: 2001
Spoilers?: No.

Goodreads Synopsis:

In her deliciously steamy novellas, Lori Foster introduced the sinfully attractive—and sensual—Winston brothers. Now she continues their story—as sexy Zane Winston sets his roving eyes on the lady of his dreams… Zane Winston is used to fielding women’s not-so-subtle advances. But he’s still shocked when an exotic gypsy whispers some very suggestive words in his ear—and surprised to find that he’s aroused by her words rather than amused. After all, she’s not exactly his type…

But he soon discovers that Tamara Tremayne’s not really all that exotic. Her so-called psychic powers are (mostly) made up. Her waist-length black mane is a wig. And underneath the witchy makeup is a very stubborn, seductive woman—who may be in very serious danger…

Tamara refuses to accept Zane’s help—but he’s still sure she’s the woman for him. She may not be supernatural. But she’s sassy. Sexy. And totally wild…

The Cover:

I honestly don't care for this cover at all. A lot of romance covers are like this, and I just don't understand them. Especially when the fruit or vegetable or flower is placed in a weird position, is really zoomed in, and has nothing to do with the book. It just confuses me. And this one is rather boring, the color doesn't give anything to the book, and the flower, as far as I know, has nothing to do with the book. I mean the steamy couple or hunky guy on the covers are hugely embarrassing, but at least they usually have something to do with the book and give the right idea.


This was very obviously an earlier Foster book. I’ve read a lot of her books, enjoyed a lot of them, and this one was rather weak.
I liked the characters; I liked Tamara and her ‘psychic’ powers, and I liked Zane and how he was there for her. Their attraction was obvious and very nice. I also liked their families: Tamara’s was crazy and fun. Zane’s family was sweet, and his brothers definitely made me want to pick up the previous books.
The storyline was good, the pace was alright. My biggest problem was the writing. It was just so long. Long paragraphs, and perhaps the pace was a little too long for my liking. Everything just didn’t flow as nicely as Foster’s newer books. 
I will probably pick up the first Winston Brothers book, but I also might give Foster’s very early books a rest and stick with her newer ones for a while.

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