Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Wilder at Last by Serena Bell

Falling for my frenemy? Out of the question.

Falling for my frenemy? Out of the question.


For as long as I can remember, I’ve been giving Hanna a hard time—and she’s been giving it right back. So we’re both shocked to find ourselves on the same side of a project: helping Hanna win the heart of the celebrity chef hired by my family’s business to give summer workshops.

It shouldn’t be a big deal. A wardrobe evaluation. A shopping trip. Maybe some how-to-get-the-guy advice. I’m an expert on matters of the heart—or, at least matters of the mattress.

But as Hanna starts to trust me and open up, I see her differently. She’s not so much blunt as refreshingly honest, not so much a plain Jane in baggy clothes as… deliciously curvy. And hidden under that spiky, steely exterior is a soft heart she doesn’t show anyone.

Suddenly, the project includes ogling Hanna in dressing room mirrors. Offering her kissing lessons. And desperately trying not to give in to the sizzling heat between us.

I have to let her know the plan has changed: I’ll still help her get the guy she wants. I just need to somehow convince her that it’s me.

A steamy, opposites-attract, enemies-to-lovers (or is it friends-to-lovers? So hard to tell with these two!), mountain man, small-town rom com.

Don’t miss our reviews of the rest of the Wilder Adventures series!
For book one, Make Me Wilder, click HERE.
For book two, Walk on the Wilder Side, click HERE.
For book three, Wilder With You, click HERE.
For book four, A Little Wilder, click HERE.


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Wilder at Last by Serena Bell

Book 5
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

The final instalment in the Wilder Adventures series gives us Easton and Hanna’s story. And it starts with Hanna pulling a brilliant prank. We’ve seen them bickering in previous books and it is clear to their friends and family that it is foreplay, but Hanna and Easton don’t realise that.

This is a romance with flirting and fun with off-the-charts sexual chemistry. But I love how deeply Easton and Hanna understand each other, having been friends since childhood and I found it quite emotional at times to see their friendship move to romantic love. I’m tearing up just thinking about it. Happy tears. I loved Easton and Hanna, and their love story just made my heart sing.

Wilder at Last is a completely marvellous story and a fantastic ending to the series. But this won’t be the last we see of the Wilder clan as we are getting a spin-off series featuring Hanna’s brothers and I can’t wait.

This is the fifth book in the series – and all ardent fans will be delighted that Easton and Hanna finally get their story. I would recommend that you read them in order to get the full goodness, particularly for this installment.

Though it has been obvious that their love-hate relationship is going to lead somewhere – but only once Easton grows up! But now the arrival of a celebrity outdoorsman chef has Easton thinking it is time to move away from the family business and the teasing.

It is a lot of fun joining them on their kitchen in the wilderness trip, watching Easton develop belief in himself as a leader and feelings for Hanna. Watching how he struggles to come out from under the assumptions of his family is a good reminder of how difficult it is to get a second chance.

Really lovely to catch up with the Wilder family and seeing Hanna and Easton get their chance at making their own way in the business.

Mary Jo☆☆☆☆
I admit I have been waiting for this book since book one. I wasn't sure how Serena Bell was going to tackle the lovable animosity between the two and turn it into a romance.

Who knew that all it took was for Easton to grow up and realize that his life could be more than just Wilder Adventures. Seeing his brothers realize their dreams while still maintaining a close relationship with the family, showed him that he didn't have to stand in the shadows anymore.

Hanna, on the other hand, is a dutiful granddaughter and loves working with Wilder Adventures. She loves the backcountry life and when she finds out the guest cook Wilder Adventures is hosting is looking for a person to assist him in future projects, she jumps at the chance. And it doesn't hurt that the guy is cuter than cute.

As Hanna is not much of a girly girl or serial dater, she turns to her best frenemy, Easton, to help her out. Turns out Easton is not as annoying as he once was, nor is Hanna as Easton believed her to be. Especially when Hanna lets her guard down and Easton sees the real Hanna.

The animosity between them quickly leads to sparks. Both Hanna and Easton reluctantly give in to those moments of heat because they don't trust the spark not to die.

I really think this is one of the better books of the series, and that's saying something because I loved them all.



Author Bio

USA Today bestselling author SERENA BELL writes contemporary romance with heat, heart, and humor. A former journalist, Serena has always believed that everyone has an amazing story to tell if you listen carefully, and you can often find her scribbling in her tiny garret office, mainlining chocolate and bringing to life the tales in her head.

Serena’s books have earned many honors, including an RT Reviewers’ Choice Award, Apple Books Best Book of the Month, and Amazon Best Book of the Year for Romance.

When not writing, Serena loves to spend time with her college-sweetheart husband and two hilarious kiddos—all of whom are incredibly tolerant not just of Serena’s imaginary friends but also of how often she changes her hobbies and how passionately she embraces the new ones. These days, it’s stand-up paddle boarding, board-gaming, meditation, and long walks with good friends.

Connect with Serena Bell

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided with a free copy of Wilder at Last (Wilder Adventures #5) by Serena Bell to read and review.

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