Wild Embrace; Wilder Irish #11
(A standalone within a series)
by: Mari Carr
In 2020 when visiting loved ones and having large gatherings is impossible I love revisiting the Collins family. Over the years as my own family has been shrinking due to distance or death I love slipping into these worlds where large families exist. I love enjoying the chaos that comes from all the relatives and more than anything I love sitting down and getting advice from Pop Pop.
Darcy Young has been waiting for perfect love her entire life. Stories that her Pop Pop, her parents, and the rest of her family has shared about finding their true love have been basis that she has based her entire life on. She’s waiting for those fireworks, butterflies and racing heart feelings to find the man of her dreams. Unfortunately, she experiences those feelings while she’s babysitting for the widower, Ryder Hagan, and he has no idea she feels that way. The age gap between them is not only a huge factor, but he’s grieving the loss of his wife, but Darcy is patient and gives him time.
A few years go by and Darcy hasn’t lost a single emotion for Ryder Hagan. Instead they have only intensified and to make matters worse, she now works at the same company as he does. While she doesn’t work directly under him he could be seen as technically her boss so she keeps adding to the pile of untouchable, but Darcy is nothing if not tenacious. She doesn’t know how yet, but she plans to make Ryder notice her because he is the only man who generates the intense feelings in her, so it must mean something, he just needs to notice her to give them a chance.
During a blackout on Halloween where Darcy and Ryder are trapped together, it’s truly the first time that Ryder takes notice of the girl who has been taking of his boys for the past few years. He’d been so trapped in his own head over the death of his wife that he’d lost himself in work that he hadn’t paid attention to anything else going on around him, but that changed on Halloween.
While Ryder doesn’t make any promises to Darcy, he can’t help but be drawn to her. He refuses to ever fall in love again and he makes that very clear, but like I said, Darcy is tenacious and just knows that Ryder is the man she is destined to be with.
Wild Embrace is full of steamy passion and while there is a lot of Collins family interaction, you do not have to have read all of the books to keep up with the action. You are welcome at their table no matter how new you are this world.
Love is full of bad clichés.
Falling for your boss.
The widowed dad and the nanny.
How did Darcy manage to find both of them in Ryder Hagan?
His broken heart and wounded pride means he only sees her as an employee in his company and part-time caregiver for his sons.
Until another cliché surprises them both:
The old broken elevator trap.
And the wild attraction he’s kept buried begins to break out.
Can his perfectly ordered life survive discovering love again?