Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Review: Wild Crush by Simone Elkeles (Wild Cards, #2)


(from goodreads)

When the only girl you want is the one you can't have... 

Bad boy Vic Salazar breaks all the rules except one: Don't make a move on your best friend's girl. It’s a Guy Code that Vic lives by. It doesn't matter that he's had a crush on her for years. Monika Fox is off limits. 

Monika has a secret of her own and when a tragedy throws her and Vic together, the only boy she trusts is the one she shouldn’t confide in. Vic. 

As Vic struggles to keep his distance, and Monika struggles with her secrets, will their wild connection violate every rule both vowed never to break—about relationships, about friendship, about love?

Read on: November 30, 2015
Read on: Ereader


I was starting to doubt that I would ever get to read another book in this series when no dates could be seen anywhere, but finally, it came and it made me really happy. I love Simone Elkeles' writing so much and I couldn't wait to read more from this world.

This book reminded me from time to time of Perfect Chemistry though the relationship between the two main characters wasn't anything like Alex and Brittany's, their backgrounds were quite similar to them. He's seen as the bad boy and she's the good girl from the good family.

He is in love with her and she’s dating his best friend. Vic, can’t seem to forget her but he will suffer rather than to betray his best friend. He is quite loyal and that sums pretty much Vic Salazar in this story. He has attitude that could point him as a bad boy, but he isn’t really. He likes to have fun with his friends, but he’s really a caring person. He may not always show it right, but the intention is there.

Monika is every parents dream, but she’s obviously tired of being so overprotected. She doesn’t just look like any average popular cheerleader; she is one. But, she has quite overprotective parents and in this book, you can tell she’s trying to prove to herself that she isn’t as fragile as they believe.

The two of them are best friends, but throughout the story, while you know Vic’s feelings for her have been there for quite a while, you get to see Monika’s perspective of the boy change even though she’ll try to deny it.

When a tragic event occurs, both of their lives are changed and trying to do the right thing isn’t always easy when so many secrets are kept in the dark. While he pushes everyone away, she only wants to connect with the guy who has been there for her; who knows the real her.

I was really glad familiar faces came back in this story like Alex. It’s always nice to see where him and Brittany are at. There were some background stories that I really liked too, but I won’t spoil them for you; you’ll just have to read this book and find out ;)

I really liked this book, but I did prefer the first one. I do wonder what the next book will be about and I really hope it’s Vic’s sister, but who knows who Simone has in mind for the next one.

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