Erryn reviews ‘Love Him Wild (On the Market Book 3)’ by E.M. Lindsey. The ebook was published July 6, 2020 and was 350 pages. The audiobook version of this story was narrated by Nick Hudson, released February 12, 2021, and is 10 hrs and 29 mins long. A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.
Why I read this book: I really enjoyed books 1 & 2.
I was already in love, you know. Before the ring. Before the grand gesture. I was yours.
The first time Parker Alling set eyes on his future husband, he was eight years old, and he punched him in the face. It was the moment his life with Ronan Hedrek was tied together in knots that could never be undone. An MS diagnosis, a marriage, and a decade later, and Parker knows everything is as it should be.
Then, Jonas Woods came to town.
Reserved and shy, Parker knows he has his work cut out for him once he realizes how much his husband wants the younger man. And he understands why Ronan is absolutely captivated. Jonas has a spark in him, even if he’s only ever looked at himself and seen darkness. But Ronan is patient and Parker is determined, and together they know there’s room in their life for one more.
The only question is, will that quiet, lonely man finally let Parker and Ronan love him absolutely wild?
This book starts in the past. Back when Ronan and Parker were teenagers. The story slots in with some of the backstory from the last On the Market book, so I found familiarity. In fact I knew Ronan and Parker eventually married, I just didn’t know the backstory. I knew Ronan had a chronic illness, but I didn’t know how it had all come about. The first few chapters of this book filled in those gaps quite nicely. By the time we hit present day, I had a good sense of the two men. How deep and abiding their love is. How they still have moments of struggle.
Like any normal couple does.
This book, however, offers happily ever after with a twist.
Jonas Woods coming to Cherry Creek is an unwanted surprise. His family business has bought some prime land and rumors are it’s going to be developed. City folks will move in and soon the locals won’t be able to afford things in their own little town. Prices will be out of reach and they’ll be driven away. It’s happened to other towns and is likely to happen to theirs.
But Jonas’ arrival also precipitates a change in Ronan and Parker’s relationship. They had never considered bringing a third into their marriage. They believed themselves to be staid men in their middle age, set in their ways. Then they witness how their partner reacts to Jonas and possibilities open up.
Jonas is uncertain in the world. He might be a high-powered executive, but his family situation has left him with zero confidence. He spends his time kowtowing to his powerful father and cleaning up the messes of his two younger brothers. Falling in love? With two men? Who live hundreds of miles from his home?
Not a good idea.
But the heart wants what the heart wants. I despaired of things ever working out, but it’s a romance and I was satisfied at the end. Definitely glad I picked up the book.
Finally, I’ll mention Nick Hudson. He does a great job with the story and I enjoy his narration of these books. And there are more to come, so yay!
9/10 Pots of Gold – Compares to 4.5/5 Stars
E.M. Lindsey is currently living in the United States. In the very little free time they have, they read, Netflix binges, and writes– in that order. E.M. Lindsey’s works can be found exclusively published on amazon.