Saturday Night Special

Wild Irish, Book Six

Riley Collins is the wild child of the Collins family which is why her taking an impromptu trip to Las Vegas shouldn’t have surprised anyone. However, her going with a married man has her sister calling Riley’s long time best friend, Aaron Young.

Aaron has been friends with Riley since they were both 3 years old. He’s been pulling her out of trouble for years. As grown-ups, Riley is a cook at her family’s pub in Baltimore while Aaron is a police officer in the same city. If ever there were opposites, it is Riley and Aaron.

When Aaron finds Riley in Vegas, because he had to come get her, he finds her drunk but winning at the Blackjack table. Her partner in this escapade is slipping out with a hooker he picked up, leaving the field wide open for Aaron to get Riley out of there. While the plan was get Riley sober and back to Baltimore, Aaron decides that marrying Riley might be a great idea and what better place than Vegas!

The next morning starts off a bit rocky when Riley doesn’t remember anything from the night before, Mrs Blankenship shows up looking for her husband, and Aaron agrees to look for him. Aaron thinks he has a plan but Riley seems to take over. It’s all good as what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas……or does it?

Once again Ms Carr takes her readers to visit the Collins family. This is 6th book in the series but can definitely be read without having read the previous books. However, readers of the series will be thrilled as Ms Carr has done the wild child’s story justice.

Riley’s story is as unique as Riley.

There are more comic moments in this story than usual. I found myself smiling as I read along and shortly found my self laughing. As usual Riley goes head first into any situation giving Aaron a scare each time. Visiting seedy bars, strip clubs and all you can eat buffets can be part of the tourist experience unless you’re with Riley. Then, all bets are off as she throws her love of life into everything she does. As a side note, besides coming home married, Riley brings home a hooker to work in the pub!

Now, though Riley plays a big part in this story, it’s not just hers. Aaron has a big part too and even after knowing Riley for 20 years, he’s able to shock her. He may be calm to her wild child but he knows how to take control in the bedroom. He’s going to take Riley places she never knew she wanted to go.

I love the Collins family. I enjoy visiting with them in each book of the Wild Irish series. You don’t see too much of them in this book though. Still, the warmth and emotional ties that I feel with them came through in Riley and Aaron’s interactions. However, it’s not like they aren’t in the book at all. So, you do get to catch up with their lives and see what might be the start of next book.

Okay……humor, love, sex shops, seed bars, Wayne Newton look alikes, hookers…..what more could you ask for in a Las Vegas experience. It’s all in this book. It will keep you reading and ignoring everything around you. This may be Ms Carr’s best book in this series yet!

Book Blurb for Saturday Night Special

Saturday’s child works hard for a living…

What do you get when you cross a gold-digging stripper, a down-on-her-luck hooker, an estranged husband, his knocked-up wife, a Wayne Newton lookalike taxi driver and one beleaguered Baltimore cop?

A typical night in the life of Riley Collins—Vegas style.

Riley’s always been the wildest of the Collins clan, but even she bites off more than she can chew during an impromptu trip to Sin City. Once again, it’s Aaron Young to the rescue. No surprise; Aaron’s been watching Riley’s ass forever—and he’s wanted to spank it for even longer. Tracking her down, Aaron finally gets his wish—after he drags a drunken Riley to a chapel and makes it legit, of course.

To say she’s shocked is putting it mildly. But Riley warms to Aaron’s seduction quicker than you can say “all-you-can-eat buffet!” Who knew her mild-mannered best friend was so hot in the sack? Of course, thanks to Riley’s penchant for picking up strays, the newlyweds will have to sneak in some honeymoon boom-boom whenever they can. But they’ll manage…

Night Owl Reviews Sep, 2010 5.00