Fans finding it difficult to wait for the long-anticipated third volume of Bridget Jones’s Diaries will love the quick wit and heartwarming tales of Kris Fletcher.Gemini Wilder always knew that marriage wasn’t for her. She’s a Wilder and Wilders don’t do marriage. They do adultery, pornography, and identical twins, but not “’til death do us part.” So when Randy, her sweet,Fans finding it difficult to wait for the long-anticipated third volume of Bridget Jones’s Diaries will love the quick wit and heartwarming tales of Kris Fletcher.Gemini Wilder always knew that marriage wasn’t for her. She’s a Wilder and Wilders don’t do marriage. They do adultery, pornography, and identical twins, but not “’til death do us part.” So when Randy, her sweet, loving, and perfect boyfriend, proposes, Gemini does what any good Wilder would do: she runs.Straight to Vegas, home of family secrets and persistent ex-husbands. In the city w...
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call of the wilder Reviews
I received an ARC of this in exchange for a review.Every now and then you grab hold of an unexpected treasure and this book was indeed an unexpected and very welcomed addition to my list of favorites. Having said that, I think that it will appeal strongly to some but others may not "get" it. So, who would this book appeal too?? I would say that you would need to be somebody who has had to overcome and cope with a few growing pains. This is the kind of book that those of us who have lived through those first loves and awful mistakes of our teenage years can relate to on a personal level. How many of us think back and wish that our families were "normal" and tried so hard to fit into that definition of normal that we often overlooked who we really were in the process? This book is a little about romance but it's MORE about how Gemini views herself and others and her need to go face to face with her childhood/adolescent demons. Gemini comes from a very eccentric family to say the least. Her mom and aunts don't do anything normal from the way they dress to their shocking relationship and career choices. And... I fell in love with these very modern, flashy, I don't do marriage women. Each of their stories comes with it's own set of laughs, tears and heartbreaks. These women had me thinking back to some of the loveable southern women we met in Steel Magnolias except you need to mix in a little Vegas to spice it up a notch! And, despite how flamboyant these women were, one thing was clear... they loved their family and were very close.When one of the aunts passes away it brings this big eccentric family back together again to Vegas for a funeral and Gem who is now in her thirties breaks the news that she is engaged. This was not cause for celebration as far as her mom and aunts were concerned. While she is in Vegas she also decides to face a demon from her past... an ex-husband she met, married and left on a whim without even saying goodbye when she was 19. This leads her on a journey of self discovery and awakenings that eventually help her come to a decision as to whether or not she should follow the Wilder tradition of no marriage or give in to normal and take a chance. I loved this heroine and respected her choices because it highlights one of my golden rules to relationship survival: Complete openness and honesty with your partner and never ever giving up what makes you... you! Having a career or a hobby that makes you feel complete as a person is important as well as accepting your partner for all of their faults and crazy family members! This would be a great book for a buddy read... so many things to think about and discuss.Here are just a few of my favorite quotes:"I'd been listening to the music of my childhood too long now. It was time to listen to me.""I'd simply pulled the ultimate all or nothing act of my life. But instead of embracing the "all" side, I'd gone for nothing, never realizing that they were simply two faces of the same coin."Dorcas strolled out on the deck wearing a robe of silver lame'...Cyn took one look and burst into laughter. "What the hell are you supposed to be, a baked potato?"Anyway... this is a book that makes you giggle, makes you think and brings on a few well shedded tears... I highly recommend! For this review and more visit:http://ktbookreviews.blogspot.com/
There have been very few books that while reading them I can see the movie playing out. I gotta say I can definitely see this book up on the big screen. Such a rich cast of characters is this story of crazy fierce amazing women. Call Of the Wilder is about Gem Wilder who is a second grade teacher with a great guy and a wonderful life until he asks her to marry him. Her past come bubbling up and the female legacy of her family’s inability to commit threaten to send Gem in a downward spiral.From the cover…..Gemini Wilder always knew that marriage wasn’t for her. She’s a Wilder and Wilders don’t do marriage. They do adultery, pornography, and identical twins, but not “’til death do us part.” So when Randy, her sweet, loving, and perfect boyfriend, proposes, Gemini does what any good Wilder would do: she runs.Straight to Vegas, home of family secrets and persistent ex-husbands. In the city where illusion is king and there’s a spotlight for everyone, Gemini faces a temptation buffet. But a seductive ex and the rebirth of her former wild-child self are nothing next to the siren song of the musical dreams she thought she had locked down forever.When her internal soundtrack pushes her to put her peaceful life—and Randy—to the test, it’s time for the real Gemini to stand up. But is she strong enough to resist the call of the Wilder?I loved this book. Written from Gem’s POV we seen into her thoughts of self doubt and confusion. With her crazy aunts and their own ill-conceived notions of commitment Gem really has to work out these emotions on her own.Crazy Aunt/cousin Ellie will make you want to slap her. And I must say I would love a book about her.The Aunts Dorcas and Blythe are crazy cool.Her mother Cyn and her two dads are all their own.Randy and Patrick… both swoon worthy.It’s more than a romance. It’s a story of family and loving who we really are no matter what.4.5 stars!T~ http://ktbookreviews.blogspot.com/
This was a really interesting take on romance. Rather than following the hero and heroine into love, we start with a proposal and then follow the first-person heroine as she tries to figure out whether marriage, especially to this man, is something that she can do.Gemini Wilder has an unconventional family, to say the least. Her rock star mother is involved, and has been for a number of decades, with her bandmates, twin brothers. None of her aunts are married either. They're flashy dressers with out-sized attitudes. But the family is all brought together in Vegas when one of her aunts passes away. This includes Gemini's Elvis-impersonating ex-husband to whom she still feels a pull.This was a surprise enjoyment for me,one of a trio of books I requested from NetGalley on a whim and was happily surprised to enjoy after a string of three and even two star books. Not sure who I'd recommend this book to. Maybe readers who enjoy exploring characters who are coming into their own.
Short, funny, and fun read!!I was in a sh*&ty mood the other day and decided to grab a book to read and settled on "Call of the Wilder" and it made me smile.The characters and plot were enjoyable, the pacing was good, and over all I just had a good time reading it!"Call of the Wilder" might now be one of those "go to" type of books I look for when I'm feeling blue. Thanks Kris Fletcher. :)
Thank you for the ARC I have received in exchange for a review.This story started off slow and a little confusing for me. But as I moved on with the book, I started meeting all the characters and things started making more sense to me. A combination of comedy, family and romance...this was a nice story. I especially was pleased with the ending.
this book had great characters and a funny storyline. it was a fun and easy read.
Twice I tried to read the book, and for more reasons that the main character gives to think that she did not fit a normal life of a married woman with children, I thought these reason childish. There was no connection with her. And the rest of the story got lost along the way. 2 stars
Eh...I don't know. I feel like the writing could've been better. I was practically forcing my self to finish this.
Very reminiscent of Jennifer Crusie! A true chick-lit, though, not a romance.
I'm sorry I just can't do it... I got through 3 chapters and this is not for me.