Born to be Wild

Nightstar, #6

A very spicy contemporary romance novella, this story adds to the portrait of the complex members of a band that has had its ups and downs. I’ve always been fascinated by Riku’s individualism and was looking forward to getting a closer look at him but I wasn’t as mesmerized by this particular story as I have been by others in this series. Somehow, I expected Riku to be larger than life in his personal life and his relationship with Cyn was more immature than I would have liked and their decisions irked me. The spontaneity of certain events just to make a stance against the expectations of others seemed an illogical way of handling major life decisions and the progress of the interactions between the two main characters wasn’t satisfying to me. This isn’t my favorite story from this series but I still want to read more about the fascinating Murder City Ravens.

“Born to Be Wild” by Lynne Connolly is book 6 of the ‘Nightstar’ series that centers around the music group, the Murder City Ravens. This particular story features the flamboyant Riku Shiraishi who seeks to reconnect with the woman from his past who is one of the few who he is willing to shed his masks for. Cyn made a decision many years ago to change her life and has been following her own path that doesn’t include a music career yet allows her to express her creativity. Their physical attraction to each other has only gotten more intense but they still have a ways to go to learn to share their innermost thoughts with each other and will need to decide if the benefits outweigh the costs of becoming more than just physically intimate.

Book Blurb for Born to be Wild

For eight and a half years Riku has wanted only one woman. Every person he has had on tour with the Murder City Ravens has been unable to compare to the electric lovemaking he had with Cyn. They had everything together, love, passion, fire, sex—until the day she left him and everything between them behind. Riku wants answers as to why she left, but he wants her more.

Cyn abandoned her future as an opera singer—and her relationship with Riku—when she dropped out of the Creel Institute. A day hasn’t gone by that she doesn’t crave Riku’s body against hers. Now he’s back in her life, if only for a few weeks, and she plans to make the most of the time they have. No location is off-limits for their whirlwind romance. Cyn knows she can’t keep him but that doesn’t stop her from falling for him, mind, body and soul, all over again.

A Romantica® contemporary erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave

Night Owl Reviews Jun, 2014 3.50