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This book is 4.5 stars material. As soon as I finished my school week, I began reading and I did stop until I was done. I loved it. In Foreplay, we discovered Pepper and Reece. Along with them came Emerson and Shaw from Tease. Who are the last ones standing ?
Georgia has been crushed by her break up with Harris. They were together for 4 years and although he wasn't always the nicest guy on Earth, he was a part of her life. But she still hurts. Not for Harris, but because of what he said her. What he said about her. That really stings. What better way to prove him wrong than to do the exact opposite of what she usually does ? She can be wild too. However, it is not that simple... Because she accidentally awoke some feelings. Now she is obsessed with Logan. The great womanizer they tried to set Pepper up with. Reece's kid brother. High school student. They are so wrong for each other. So wrong they may be, just may, be right.
I think this book is a great finale. Logan is smoking hoooooooot ! (In my mind. Actually, most Logans in books or movies are the main characters of the romance.) i could understand Georgia way better than I did Emerson. Georgia is hurt. She tries to be her on woman but her need for approval is too important to really be independent. So she tries desperately to cling to the values she was taught to follow. The character was really interesting and very indecisive. Sometimes, it bothered me. "Be with him already !" But, ultimately, the story won over my usual annoyance for indecisive characters. She still had a story and a personality, and that was great ! Logan was a good choice. Although Sophie Jordan said she didn't plan to put them together, I saw it coming from book 1. Logan was a funny and interesting character, for the same reason Reece was. And, doesn't the womanizer always fall for the only girl he can't have ? That being said, I have a huuuge problem with the character development. I love Logan, but I can't understand how he could come back for Georgia after the way she treated him repeatedly. I was still happy he did, but he almost seemed masochistic to me.
All in all, this is a good end to a good trilogy. I loved the first book and I don't have any reproach to make about it. I was disappointed by the second one. And the third one was good, but not as perfect as the first one. Foreplay will remain my favorite (even if I like Logan better) and I couldn't have been happier reading the epilogue of Wild. Congrats Pepper and Reece !
I absolutely loved reading Logan and Georgia's story in this fabulous NA romance. This is the third in the Ivy League series. The first book, featuring Reece and Pepper, is still my favorite of the three. But this third one takes second place. The characters were fresh and different and the plot line was interesting. It was by far the sexiest of the three novels. I loved it so much that I read it one sitting, went to sleep, then woke up and read it again in one sitting.
Georgia is a good college student under her mother's thumb. She was the product of a disastrous affair and her mother keeps her under stiff supervision in fear that Georgia will turn out like her hippie father. It's a little silly, but I could relate to Georgia's situation. When I was in college I had many friends who hid things from their parents in fear they would lose financial support. I saw friends major in degrees their parents chose and so on. So I felt like Georgia's situation was realistic in that sense. Her mother controls her money and all of her choices.
Something changes in Georgia though when she decides she wants to be her own person. She slowly starts down a path of finding independence. And Logan comes into her life at just the right time.
Logan was marvelous. My goodness I loved reading his character. The words from his mouth... just amazing. I honestly struggled with his age (OMG... high school) but he still won me over. I really didn't think I would see the couple as long term but, by the end, I did. I was sold. I believed in their love.
I loved that he's younger than her as it's refreshing to read about. I love that they are friends before lovers. I just loved them as a couple. It takes Georgia a long time to come to terms with her feelings for Logan. But I honestly felt it was realistic. I saw complaints on how long it took Georgia to trust Logan, but come on... he was still in high school when she first meets him! And knows him as a player. What college girl would throw herself at a kid who hooks up with everyone? It takes her time to get to know him and to overcome her first impressions, which I thought was totally understandable considering the circumstances.
Read this novel if you love alpha males, lusty sexy romance, novels with self-discovery and if you want to laugh and cry with these two crazy kids.
I am so incredibly sad that I have to say goodbye to this series! I have thoroughly enjoyed each and every book and this is the perfect series for New Adult fans. If you had asked me when I first started this series who I thought Georgia's love interest would be, I never in a million years would have said Logan. Not because I don't love him (cause I SOOOOO do), but just because they seemed so different. In the end though, I loved that the series went this way because they were great together. Logan is a bad boy who helps Georgia to loosen up and be wild and Georgia is the good girl who brings out the best in Logan.
Now I know what you are thinking... another bad boy and good girl story? And yeah, essentially that is what we have here... BUT IT IS DONE SO WELL. I am not opposed to using a trope, just do the trope well and damn does Sophie do it well. The chemistry between these two is incredible! The tension is crazy and the steamy scenes are just that.... steamy (without being tacky). I also love that the book touches on New Adult elements outside the romance. Such as growing up and making decisions and drifting apart. These are things everyone deals with during their college years and I enjoyed seeing that portrayed. I liked watching Georgia learn that she had to stop living for everyone else (*cough*her mom*cough*) and start making decisions that made her life what she wanted it to be. I know I related to that aspect quite a bit, maybe not to the extremes of Georgia, but I could really understand how she felt.
All in all, Wild was a great addition to The Ivy Chronicles! This series is everything you expect from New Adult and somehow more. I am so sad to say goodbye to Georgia, Logan, Emerson, Shaw, Pepper, and Reece but I know I will be visiting them again!
Plot: When I first learned that Wild was going to center around Georgia and Logan, I turned my nose up in disgust. "Ewww Reece's little brother? He's still in high school." Luckily, Sophie Jordan addressed the thought that we were all thinking, dispelled any "grossness" we may have felt towards the coupling and created a memorable love story.
Characters: Unlike Emerson in Tease, Georgia stays true to her character portrayal. She's the girl who plays it safe, and when she is dumped by a long-term boyfriend she does the only thing that she can think of, she does something completely unsafe. The romance between Logan and Georgia is hot and heavy, but it revolves societal expectations which make their love story very precarious. As this is the last of a trilogy, Sophie makes sure to give us updates on the couples from the previous novels, and I'm not 100 percent sure I liked them on the fringes. I wanted to focus on the constant battle between Georgia and Logan, not see how happy everyone else is.
Wold Building: My biggest complaint about the lack of college life these Ivy girls had. Even though Wild takes place during summer vacation, I felt like I explored more of Dartmouth than I did in previous installments, and that was because academics played a large role in Georgia's life. But of course, Mulvaney's was the setting of choice.
Short N Sweet: Wild was a great final installment filled with sexual tension and emotion. It focused on doing what is expected and what is desired and is easily my favorite book of the series.
I didn't think there could be anyone hotter than Reece from the first book in this series, Foreplay, but you know what? I was completely wrong! This is the third and last book in the Ivy Chronicles series and what a finish!
This book is about Georgia and Logan, Reece's kid brother. Those of you that read the other two books know that Logan is a star baseball player on his high school's team and looks at a bright future with a college and a scholarship. Georgia is the steady, slightly nerdy, ultra conservative friend and suite mate of Pepper. One night while out with the girls, Georgia is trying to shed her "boring" image and runs into Logan and a club on campus. The story unfolds from there and these two work through their feelings and issues about being together.
Most excellently written, Sophie Jordon sure does know how to put a story together. You understand and feel Georgia's struggle with Logan. You understand Logan has to grow up fast in his home and he is much more than an 18 year old kid and her best friend's boyfriend's brother. You sympathize with both characters as their families influence their life and control what direction which they should go in and not the direction they need to go.
A completely hot romance with lots of steamy scenes between this to I highly recommend this book and series. One of the better written College setting stories that are out there for reading.
This book is VERY, VERY similar to the past two books, which is not an awful thing because they were good (especially book one) but there weren't many surprises. The heroine had a case of lust at first sight after seeing the Hero, she screws around with him then pushes him away and runs, she goes back to him and they have sex, she pushes him away- AGAIN... It's a pretty exhausting formula!
But damn, I LOVED Logan... but is he really only 18? It's amazing how mature he sounded and how many times he demonstrated it! He's so patient, sweet, heroic, HOT, funny, INTENSE and... experienced. I also can't believe how long he waited for Georgia aka Pearls. Time after time after time he took her back! Oh, Logan... Really, he is the total package!
As for Georgia... I really liked her but felt like she strung-along Logan for too long. I almost felt like her book should've been called Tease! I hated how her parents made her feel, her jerk of an ex-boyfriend and how they both treated her like a child.
I found it a bit hard to believe that they're planning for forever (because of their age) but I like them both and it is a cute ending to The Ivy Chronicles. Pepper & Reece are still my favorite couple!
Side note: For the life of me I can't figure out why Annie is still around or rather why the trio of girls still hang around her!
For a very big part I loved this story. Logan is GREAT and I loved him being a part of it. I enjoyed Georgia too for a while but then she just annoyed me. She had this great starting point from where she could have grown in a good pace, but she never did. And that bothered me. She was too weak and in the end she never really stepped it up in my opinion. It was all on Logan. And this wasn't his story. It was really hard for me to root for Georgia and Logan when I really didn't think she deserved him. Had her growth been more over time and not just one single thing in the end this would have really been a great book. It was still good and I read it in one sitting... :) I have enjoyed this series alot. It has been romantic, sexy, sweet and angsty and I hope Jordan continues to write contemporary NA.
Sophie Jordan introduced me to the New Adult genre, and loved the Ivy Chronicle books
I liked Georgia--a lot--but I LOVED Logan. Loved the hot scene of him kissing two girls to open things up, and I really loved the whole way this romance played out.
Logan is pretty young as a hero, but he was like an old soul. And why not, with his dad the way he was? It was a tough way to grow up, making Logan old beyond his years, and it really worked in this case. He was young enough to be brave and brash and a risk-taker, but he had that sense of experience you only get from real life.
Georgia had her heart broken. She wasn't exactly trusting, and her self-confidence had taken a blow. She struggled, but I was with her every step of the way. Even when I wanted her to just give in, because Logan was just that hot!
If you're interested in the New Adult romance genre, don't miss this series!
Logan, umm yummy Logan. From just seeing a glimpse of him throughout the first two books I knew this would be seriously steamy and it was. Georgia is coming off a long term relationship which left her bored and questioning what she wants in a guy. Logan has the man whore label because he's open with his attraction to the girls around him. Georgia wants to try something different from what she's doing but Logan thinks she's in over her head by attending the secret kink club meetings. The real question is will Logan keep her out or convince Georgia to join him? I finished this in one afternoon because Logan and Georgia have a combustible chemistry and I needed to know all.
Unfortunately Wild was my least favorite of The Ivy Chronicles series. While the series is an NA series, it's unlike other NA books out there. They don't follow the typical NA storyline and I love that. But Wild fell short of my admittedly high expectations.
Simply put I felt like there wasn't enough of Logan. The book heavily focuses on Georgia and her finding herself. Georgia is seriously conflicted - is she the good, boring girl her mom wants her to be or does she have a wild side that she wants to set free? The constant back and forth got old as did what she put Logan through. I love when characters don't give in right away, but man, I felt awful for Logan. And the fact that he kept going back and giving in made him seem like kind of a pansy. Every time I thought he had finally given up and was going to make Georgia crawl on her hands and knees begging for him, he'd give in. It left me pretty dissatisfied.
That being said, I hope Ms. Jordan decides to come out with other books similar to this series as I'd snatch them up in a heart beat. Fingers crossed!