02 September 2014

Wildcard by Missy Johnson - Book Review

Wildcard by Missy Johnson

Wildcard #1

Publication Date: September 4, 2014 


That's the number of women I've shagged in the last twelve months.

I'm Ryder Stevens.

Don't pretend you don't know me. I'm a god.

I'm hot, I'm British and I take what I want. I'm also the number one ranked tennis player in the world. But it's my off court antics that gain the most attention. I cruise through life, running from one scandal to the next. Hell I can't even take a piss without the world knowing about it.

Rules? Who gives a shit?

Rules are there to be broken and I'm the king of breaking them.

But even the king can be bought to his knees. I'm sidelined with an injury that changes everything. 

Maybe my life isn't so perfect after all...

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Buy The Book:

This is part one of a SERIAL.

Books 2 and 3 will be released late Sep and early Oct.
Books 1 and 2 will be 99 cents, book three will be $2.99

My Review
I admit – it was the number. My eyes widened with surprise: WOW. To say that Ryder Stevens is a ladies’ man would be a complete understatement. He is as good in tennis as he is on bed. He loves to give the press bait on his personal life. After all, they were more interested in it than his sports. His agent can’t control him either.

Until one accident turned his world upside down. OMG. I didn’t want to laugh because of the seriousness of the consequences, but this was one of those scenes that had me laughing, karma was catching on to him. He paid his dues big time. Not only that he had an injury which cost him a title, but the whole world knew HOW he managed to got himself injured. Speaking of favorite scene, my favorite of them all, which had me really laughing out loud was the scene when his mother walked in on him. Ah yep, winning scene right there…

Since he was bored to death, with nothing to do, his friend suggested that he read his fan mail. One mail caught his attention, it was from a boy. It piqued his curiosity and when he looked him up and called his home – it was the boy’s mother who answered.

It started an unusual friendship between the two. Well, it didn’t go smoothly at first, but he was determined, not just to talk to her every day but to offer help too. She was a single mom with a child who was suffering from Cystic Fibrosis. Her life revolved around her son, and nothing more. So when she challenged him to do something selfless for once, he challenged her back to do something selfish for a change.

It was a chance for her son that brought them to him – before he knew it, she was standing right in front of him, and he wanted nothing more but to have her. There were sparks right there, the tension was pretty much palpable, and he can’t do anything about it, unless she wanted to. So when she gave the ‘go’ signal, he was happy to obliged.

He changed, and I thought he was going to get his HEA with Scarlett and her boy. When he followed her in the States, he was in for the biggest surprise of his life. OUCH.

You will grow fond of Ryder as you read along the pages. I didn’t expect to at first, but he’d easily charm you to warm up to him – because underneath his manwhorish ways is really a great guy. Now, what is eating me is the ending…

For those who doesn’t like cliffhangers - don’t pick this up. Because it ended with a jaw-dropping, heartbreaking cliffhanger that makes you want to scream. Nevertheless, patience has always been my strongest suit – sooooo, I’ll just have to wait for the next volume for my answers. 

•Complimentary Copy was given in exchange for an honest review.•

This is part one of a SERIAL.

Books 2 and 3 will be released late Sep and early Oct.
Books 1 and 2 will be 99 cents, book three will be $2.99

The Author
Missy lives in a small town in Central Victoria with her husband, and her confused pets (a dog who think she’s a cat, a cat who thinks he’s a dog…you get the picture).

When she’s not writing, she can usually be found looking for something to read.

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