Navy SEAL vet turned private investigator Logan Wild has a thirst for justice - and one-time flings. But when he meets Stella "Stormy" Knight, he finds himself craving more from the mysterious beauty….
Everything's naughtier after dark....
Stella "Stormy" Knight is an expert at hiding - her feelings, her past, and her identity. Sometimes, all that hiding takes its toll, and she needs to come out from under that heavy suit of armor and cut loose - but it never takes her long to put it right back on and disappear without a trace.
Navy SEAL turned private Investigator Logan Wild is relentless in his pursuit to discover the truth for his clients. He works hard, plays even harder, and always walks away unscathed and untethered. Until he meets mysterious and sexy-as-hell Stormy, who leaves him craving more than a one-night stand.
Passion ignites, secrets are shared, and their deep connection is impossible to ignore. But in order to have a future, Logan must uncover Stormy's dark past - and when he does, he'll hold her fate in his hands.
The Wild Boys After Dark books are long enough to burn up the sheets and short enough to leave you craving more.
©2015 Melissa Foster (P)2016 Melissa Foster
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"so very steamy"
This is the first book narrated by Robert Ashker Kraft that I have listened to. His deep voice is perfect for The Wild Boys Series. The way he was able to change his tone to fit the characters and what was happening in the scene made the story come to life for me. The story became like a movie playing to me. I could hear the emotions of the scene just by listening to his voice.
I was told to be prepared… this is steamier than the usual Melissa Foster book. I was not disappointed. The story was steamy, hot, sexy, and so sweet.
Logan is not looking for love; he is a one night stand type of guy and is happy being that way. Well, until he meets Stella Krane. Then it all changes and his heart is up for grabs. I love how he opens up to her and she opens up to him. It is not an instant trust; they work towards it, testing each other, and pushing each other away.
The storyline is its own, yet some of the characters mentioned are familiar to Melissa Foster fans. I love how the characters can overlap, yet not overtake the story. It is always fun to catch up with past characters or learn how they characters are connected to each other.
This is a series of 4 books about the Wild Brothers. Each book can be read as a stand-a-lone but to make them more enjoyable I recommend reading them in order.
"Interesting start to a sexy series"
Yes, the story was engaging and racy, just like I enjoy my romance novels.
The first book of the Wild Boys After Dark series definitely caught my attention in no time
The title character, Logan Wild definitely lived up to his last name. He was tall, dark, and badass to the bone. I liked him in the beginning of the story and was a bit in love with him by the end. He had this deep need to help and protect the innocent that made him a great P.I. I do love when a character has a military background and Logan definitely had that. He was a ladies’ man for sure but the way he fell for Stella had me feeling just a touch envious of her.
Stella on the other hand didn’t quite manage to get me on her side. She was a survivor of a relationship gone bad and spent time running and hiding. Naturally she was going to be gun shy of Logan and his need to be a more permanent fixture in her life. However, I didn’t feel like she had enough time to work through her issues. They were in a sense overlooked in favor of the happy ending and while that’s great that she found happiness, it didn’t have a finalized feel to it because I felt Stella needed to work on herself a bit more due to the lingering effects of her past. She wasn’t unlikable, I just didn’t fully connect with her.
Together, Logan and Stella practically burned each other alive. Their chemistry was off the charts and this is where the book differs from Foster’s better known works. There’s a bit of insta-love on Logan’s part which wasn’t something I was a fan of, insta-lust yes but not love. It’s a short story, not novella length but not a typical novel length either. I liked the length though, I don’t like for stories to drag on and on and this one didn’t which was great.
The Wild Boys After Dark are sexier, dirtier, and more intense than what I’ve experienced when reading Melissa Foster. Granted, I’ve only read four of her books, five with this one but wow, Logan was definitely a notch above normal on the heat scale. I could see Foster picking up many more fans with this series but also giving her long time fans something new to enjoy without completely leaving behind the style that makes her so likable.
I’m still a newbie when it comes to audio books but I know what I like to hear when it comes to the narrator. Robert Ashker Kraft has a smooth quality to his voice and I had zero problems following along. For me it’s essential that I be able to connect to the narrator’s voice and I had no problem here. Kraft inflicted the right amount of emotion needed in every scene without going overboard. Definitely one of the better experiences I’ve had with an audio book.
Final Verdict: If darker, sexier, and naughtier is what you’re looking for then don’t pass up Wild Boys After Dark: Logan, I know I had fun and I’m hoping to get my hands on the next book in the series just because these guys were fun and book boyfriend material.
* A copy of this book was provided in audio format by the author for the purpose of an honest review. All conclusions are my own responsibility and I was not compensated for this review.
"A Girl Running From Her Abuser and The Man Who Protects Her"
Stormy/Stella is hiding from an abusive ex who wants to kill you. She bartending when a gorgeous alpha man Logan Wild, has a drink at his friend's bar. There is an undeniable connection. After he saves her from an assault, walks her home, and they become intimate. He's a PI ex Navy Seal who has feelings for her he can't ignore. She also has feelings for him.
Logan has 3 brothers who are also alpha and gorgeous...up coming books. They all care for their mother who was blinded when her husband was killed in a burglary. The sons are so wonderful, which we all know is indicative of a wonderful man...they can be sexual, but not manwhore...
I loved the story...I love the narrator...deep voice but he did a great job with the female voices by not faking it..which is always bad.
Well worth the purchase.
"No, just no!"
Melissa Foster exceeds at writing sweet romances. In this instance, I think she should stick with what she is good at and not muddy her area of expertise. The storyline is good, but the instances where explicit content is included seems forced and just does not 'gel' with her style of writing. No, just please no.
"4.5 "Her Sexy Savior" Stars!"
4.5 "Her Sexy Savior" Stars for both the story and narration!
My first Melissa Foster listen and I'm in love! I understand that this series, the Wild Billionaires After Dark Series, is a little more erotic than her others; and boy did it deliver some heat! I also enjoyed the suspense angle of this intriguing romance. Further complementing the whole package was the talented and sexy narration by Robert Ashker Kraft which helped bring this romantic suspense title to life.
Stella Knight is on the run. After falling for a bad man, she doesn't know who to trust. Moreover, she misses her home and longs to be able to return to see her mother, but knows she can't go back home if she wants to protect her. Even worse, her ex's imminent release from prison--which she sadly tracks with "Xs" on her calendar--means that her precarious situation is about to get much more dangerous and worse.
Fortunately for Stella she happens to be in the right place at the right time, and meets Logan Wild at a bar. From the very start, the protective Logan, who uses his Navy SEAL training in his current career as a private investigator, is helping Stella evade danger. After a hot night of passion however, Logan knows that there is something that Stella (who tells Logan that her name is "Stormy") is hiding. Determined to get more than just one night with Stella, Logan sets out to uncover who Stella really is and what she is hiding. Can Logan solve the mystery before it's too late? Moreover, even if he does, is a HEA in the cards for this couple?
Robert Ashker Kraft's deep and charismatic voice is perfect for this romantic suspense title. I particularly enjoyed Mr. Kraft's rendition of Logan which seemed to perfectly exemplify his alpha hero protective and goose bump inducing passionate ways. Mr. Kraft also manages to produce a slightly higher toned voice for Stella--making it easy to distinguish the characters in the dialogues without needing to rely on dialogue tags. Mr. Kraft's timing was also well suited to set the mood for each scene. This was my first experience with Mr. Kraft's narrations, and I will definitely be looking to add more.
Whether you're a Melissa Foster fan already, or are looking for a new romance author who knows how to pen a sexy, alpha hero and compelling romance, I recommend that you give Wild Boys After Dark: Logan a listen!
Source: Review copy provided in exchange for an honest review.
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