Friday, April 30, 2021

Wild Dreams by Mari Carr Blog Tour

Dream big. Dream wild. Wild Dreams by Mari Carr Blog Tour.

Dream big. Dream wild.

Oliver has always longed for a love just like his parents have—all three of them. He’s certain he’s already halfway to that happily ever after. His foster brother calls it wild, but Ollie knows they can find the woman of their dreams.

Gavin has always accepted that life is just one disappointment after another. Growing up in the foster system taught him that. Oliver is one of the few people he can trust, so he prefers they stay a two-man band.

Erin is a curvy, spunky brunette neither of them saw coming. But fate has another wild card in store for the three of them, one that will test everyone’s faith in their very different dreams for the future.


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Wild Dreams by Mari Carr

Book 12
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“Sometimes I wonder…” Erin said, pausing. She bit her lower lip, and Oliver got a sense she regretted what she’d just started to say. “Never mind.”

“You wonder what?” he pressed.

“I wonder if you and I had never met… if you and Gavin would have…”

Oliver sighed. There were no secrets between him and Erin. He’d fallen for her just as quickly as her roommate Jordan fell for her flavors of the month. Layla had introduced him to her cousin shortly after Erin had landed a nursing job at Johns Hopkins in the E.R., making the move from Philly to Baltimore. Oliver had taken one look at the curvy brunette with chocolate-brown eyes and known he’d met his soulmate.

Well… one of them.

Erin’s hot-blooded Italian mother had met and fallen madly in love with her hard-working and hard-playing Irish husband, and the result had been Erin Cafferty. Like him, she laughed loudly and often, spoke her mind, rarely flashed her fiery temper—but when she did, watch out—and once they’d committed to this relationship, she’d been all in, holding back nothing.

As such, she knew all about Ollie’s wild dreams, his desire to find a relationship just like that of his parents. Erin was as open-minded and adventurous as they came. Unlike the Moretti brothers, Erin had been quick to accept Layla’s relationship with both Finn and Miguel, confiding to him early on that she’d thought it was “very cool and totally hot,” and how she couldn’t imagine anything better than finding true love with not just one person but two. She’d told him she would be open to that kind of relationship if it was what he truly wanted.

If Oliver hadn’t already fallen for her before, that would have sealed the deal for him.

Erin had also heard all of Oliver’s “past lovers” stories, just as he’d heard hers, so she knew about his one night with Gavin and how it had ended. Why it had ended. Oliver had tried to convince her that he’d since come to realize that dream of a threesome relationship was just that… a dream.

But every now and then, like tonight, he’d slip up and reveal more than he should, and once more, she’d be left to wonder if she truly was enough. He hated doing that to her.

He’d let his dreams keep him and Gavin apart, so how could he expect her to believe the same wouldn’t hold true in their relationship? While he’d sworn to her that wouldn’t happen, it was clear she didn’t believe him.

“You know Gavin and I…” He started to say hooked up, but that felt too impersonal, especially given his feelings for Gavin.

“Slept together,” Erin finished when he stumbled. “I know that, but—”

“But nothing. It was just one time and we both knew afterwards that… it wasn’t enough. That something was missing.”

The truth was his night with Gavin had been fucking amazing. The only other lover he’d ever taken to bed who’d rocked his world like that was Erin. But Oliver had fucked it up when he’d misread the entire thing with Gavin, planning a future out loud for the two of them and some unknown woman.

“Nothing was missing in Gavin’s mind,” Erin softly reminded him.

He knew that. But it didn’t change the facts. “It wouldn’t work, Erin. I want a wife and babies.”

“And a husband. Gavin.”

Oliver hadn’t planned to add anything else to that list because he’d made that mistake once before. Lost someone he loved because his dreams were too big, too wild. But Erin wouldn’t let him lie. Not even to himself. Because she was right.

He didn’t just want a wife.

He wanted it all.




Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

This is the twelfth book in the series, and it was very much like coming on a visit to a group of good friends – but actually even if you had never read one of the Wilder Irish books before, this would be a fabulous read, and I would expect you to be searching out the earlier installments.

Oliver and his foster brother, Gavin, have been pretty much inseparable since Gavin arrived age 15. It did not start off well, as he truly had been seriously abused by his mother, and had no trust to give, and certainly no true understanding of love. But Oliver and his trio of parents are all patient and consistent, and eventually Gavin settles into the family. Oliver's dream is to have a husband, a wife, and children, and though Gavin loves him, he considers himself to be gay not bi, and most definitely never wants to bring up children. Both working in the family construction business, they share the flat above the family pub.

A fire changes everything, and Gavin learns that maybe he is wrong that he is only attracted to men when he walks in on Oliver and his girlfriend, Erin, together. Thus follows a really lovely love story, which brings the reader along, utterly invested in the trio and the bright future that they can have, once all the ties to the past have been resolved.

I really enjoyed how this story dealt with some difficult issues in a very careful way, and also gives us the chance to see how the relationship between Oliver, Gavin, and Erin develops. We also get a lot of family times, which brings backs great memories of previous relationships.

Oliver has always longed for a love like the one his parents have had. It is not conventional, he has a mother and two fathers, it works for them and the love they share is what Oliver wants. He knows he wants Gavin and they need to find the right woman.

I have only read one other in this series and I have to say that I had tears in my eyes at the beginning, it was so emotional at the loss Oliver's parents were going through that it hits you right in the feels. Then it starts at the present day with Oliver and Gavin. And Gavin's past will break your heart too. So this story will tear your heart out, but Pop Pop will put it back with his heart of gold.

I will go back and read the other books in this series because I want to know more about this family and see what I have missed.



Author Bio

Virginia native MARI CARR is a New York Times and USA Today bestseller of contemporary romance novels. With over one million copies of her books sold, Mari was the winner of the Romance Writers of America’s Passionate Plume award for her novella, Erotic Research. She has over a hundred published works, including her popular Wild Irish and Compass books, along with the Trinity Masters series she writes with Lila Dubois.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Wild Dreams (Wilder Irish #12) by Mari Carr to read and review for this tour.

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