By Caroline Clemmons
Like tenured English professor, Bly Daniels, I don't like the outdoors and would prefer being indoors reading a book. Unlike this character, I do NOT read while driving (although I've witnessed other drivers doing so). When Bly is caught and appears in court, she is sentenced to thirty days of community service that for her is comparable to the seventh level of Hell. She must work at the Wild Way, a therapeutic wilderness program for troubled teens. Or, as Bly thinks of them at first, little hooligans.
In only these few sentences, you can see there are certain to be funny circumstances and difficulty for Bly, can't you? Wait until Bly meets Turner Wild, owner and operator of the program. She hates him instantly! But, sexual tension electrifies the air around them.
I liked Bly from the start even though she appeared a bit stodgy and pedantic. Maybe that's because I'm a bit that way myself. In GONE WILD, Bly makes a giant character arc. I'm still working on mine.
Dakota Madison writes great, witty dialogue and internal musings that keep the story moving forward at a fast pace. A reader simply can't help laughing out loud in places at Ms Madison's clever writing. And, I couldn't stop reading until I'd reached the end. This is my first Dakota Madison book, but now I'm compelled to read each of her books. Yes, she's that good. An easy 5 stars for GONE WILD.
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