In The Follow Up To Chasing The Wild Sparks, Hadley Beckett S Quest For Wedded Bliss Perseveres What Would You Do If The Love Of Your Life Were Closer To Making Your Dreams Come True Riding High In Her Relationship With Her Sportscaster Local Daredevil Boyfriend Finn Wilder, Hadley Beckett Makes Plans Concerning Her Future With Finn Big Plans Infamously Anti Marriage, Finn Promised Hadley He D Consider Taking Her To The Altar If She Gives Him Time Diving Headfirst And With Encouragement From Friends, Hadley Formulates Her Own Way To Handle Finn If He Can T Commit To Her Soon Knowing She Has An Uphill Climb Ahead Of Her, Hadley Is Still Determined To Succeed, Yet Is She Unwittingly Destined To Fail Hadley Beckett and Finn Wilder are back and at it again Ms Alexander does not disappoint with the latest installment of our favorite fighting, loving and laughing couple She just keeps getting better and the characters develop into real people with hilarious personalities before your eyes There is so much pressure for a Forever between the two lovers from family, friends and each other trying to push them to make a decision Who will give in first, Finn or Hadley Finn performs an outrageous stunt for his TV News segment The Wilder Side , after Hadley dares him to show her how much he loves her It says true love like nothing else ever could Nevertheless, you know what Hadley really wants, a marriage and a baby with Finn They fuss and make up so many times over this is it will make you dizzy Finn just wants her to live with him, he says it s still a commitment and he needs her beside him However, Finn Wilder has a secret, which he never tells Hadley unless she is asleep As a reader, we are let in on his biggest secret Not spoiling it for you Yes You are my home That s why I want you living with me The only time I feel like I m truly home is when I m with you It doesn t even matter where we are He looks up at the lighthouse, squinting again This is home with you by my side Finn explaining why he wants Hadley to live with him so badly During Easter Mass, Hadley has some major epiphanies Some good, like finding a nickname for Finn Some not so good, feeling like she is not good enough for him due to her spirituality or lack of religion As the first time they are together in a church so many issues come to light for Hadley Just not the ones Finn thinks she has upset her Sparks I nod, but don t elaborate The flaming wick spitting fire reminded me of the feelings he kindled in my heart when we first met Finn is like a roaring wildfire that has engulfed my life, but he s also those small, unassuming, yet rebellious, sparks hat set my world ablaze in the first place Hadley s nickname for Finn explained After the emotional roller coaster of Easter Weekend is behind the couple, you hope they move forward with their plans Well you would be wrong They are still the hardheaded people they were in book one Although he has begun introducing her as his girlfriend and even acknowledged her on air is a step in the right direction Three years hiding his private life causes some eyebrows to rise You may want to reach into the pages and shake both of them before the end of the book, especially when Finn begins talking to a female co worker with his side of the latest argument Through his eyes, it seems like a limited insight that would give people the impression that Hadley is not concerned with his feelings and needs This garners unwanted attention from the flirtatious co worker, red flags goes up for Finn and he gets out of the situation As a reader, you will be so mad at him for even opening up to this relationship vampire Meanwhile, Hadley is taking time to decide what she can actually give up for Finn and is she ready to do so just to be with him forever All of this pressure and little sleep make her a very cranky girl No, I m not ragging it When I am, you will be the first to know Right after I tell my terrified boyfriend, so he can throw a party to celebrate my bleeding I wonder what kind of party favors he d get for a party like that Maxi pads and Midol Hadley yelling at Rod when he accuses her of being grouchy due to that time of the month With Hadley s state of mind she asks Rod what he thinks is attractive about their office s siren I don t know Women like her remind me of Christmas lights They re pretty to look at, even fun to twist into different configurations above your bed, but they re a b %ch to drag out of the house and a pain in the a to get rid of Plus, once the novelty of Christmas wears off, they re pass You want them out of your sight Rod explaining to Hadley his theory on high maintenance women like their co worker Shasta Will these two ever work out their issues Do they know what compromise even means Moreover, for a man who is so Catholic he is breaking all of his churches covenants, why Again, you and I both will be waiting with baited breath for the next installment of this WILD saga The Ratings Hero 4.5Heroine 4.75Story Plot HEA 4.25 The rating system is based on 1 5, 5 being the best and 1 the worst.Hero The main male character of the story Heroine The main female character of the story Story Plot HEA Happy Ever After The over all story line and culmination of the main plot or theme. I loved the story for quite a few reasons 1 Rod and Morgan are absolutely hysterical I can not tell you how awesome the witty banter back and forth was 2 Finn and Hadley aka Becks those two drive me absolutely insane Seriously after 3 years either get it together or move on 3 Rick and Simone I hate to speculate, but I really enjoyed reading about those two interacting the way they did.Kept me wondering for sure Overall, I think it was a wonderful story I certainly hope to see Hadley and Finn make some serious decisions besides this crazy emotional rollercoaster 4.5 AMAZING STARS This series is fantastic, and it just keeps getting awesome as a rip through each book Full review to be written soon In Daring The Wild Sparks, we can see the depth of each other s love But we also see that Hadley and Finn feel inferior to the other that they doubt what the other one truly feels It is true with relationships of those we know in our lives People have internal struggles along with outside conditions that make them not truly trust the feelings their partner has for them and even doubt what they feel for the other Both Hadley and Finn want the same thing to be soul mates forever They both often tell the other how they feel but they are both coming from different ideas of the future that puts stumbling blocks in the way Hadley continues to want to be with Finn, the love of her life but she believes in marriage first then living together as husband and wife She also desperately wants to have children with Finn Finn wants to marry secretly Hadley but with his experiences with others marriages he does not want to end up losing Hadley to a divorce He feels that marriage is a love killer He does not want to have children He just wants to have her move in with him and they live together for the rest of their lives Reading their story we can feel for both characters and why they feel as they do You can empathize with both of them but someone is going to have to give into the others idea of their future together or there won t be a happy ending Life does not always give you happy endings but relationships are a give and take Compromises have to be made and outside influences need to keep their opinions to themselves for this couple to survive this constant struggle Both of them have friends and family that are their to support them and love them through these up and downs I can t wait to read the next book to see if the two of them can come to a mutual agreement and not destroy themselves in the end I would recommend this book because the story is realistic and discusses issues that many go through in their own lives But first one must read Chasing The Wild Sparks. I found myself NEEDING to pick up Daring The Wild Sparks after finishing Chasing The Wild sparks Ren Alexander is able to provide well written scenes that is able to move me as a reader, enabling me to feel like I was part of their gang With the capability to feel the emotions and thoughts of Hadley Finn.Daring is written over the duration of Becks Hadley Finn spending Easter at his parent house Becks is very much welcomed in Finn s family, so much that they already see her as a daughter sister They ensure Hadley throughout the visit that she will never be viewed any different regardless of Finn s refusal to marry.Becks undeniable love for Finn is one that can be appreciated by anyone, the public loves Finn to pieces but she will always be his biggest Finnatic Needing Beck to prove Finn s devotion to her she Dares him to prove to her his love hoping that what he comes up with will be substantial than the boyfriend girlfriend status.Finn takes her dare and proves his actions on live television Becks than decides to meet part way and tells Finn that she will move in with him She battles with if moving in with Finn will discourage her dream of marriage and babies, two things that Finn has already said he doesn t have planned.EVER Fighting with her dreams of marriage and babies, her love for Finn is overwhelming enough that she hopes time will allow her to bury her personal wants in life.Finn is wanting to propose to Becks that you can almost taste it His profound love for Becks is unexplainable but he knows there will never be anyone else for her Becks is his breath of life and would not be able to survive without her He has a fear that marriage will become a disaster to his relationship but is considering the exception to the rule, the rule that he has created, where all marriages will break relationships He s see in first hand with his dad, best friend, and the bomb of his mom now divorcing his step dad has almost set the deal in stone Marriage Broken RelationshipsOver this period of time they continue to struggle with giving into each other but individually feel that they are giving all of themselves while the other isn t giving into the relationship as much as the other They struggle with decisions that affect their relationship, with the threat that the other will get tired of giving in all the time to the other persons wants Their love for one another is undeniable and nothing will separate them from each other, neither is secure in their relationship There is a lot of emotions involved which create you to immerse yourself into the book and characters After finishing Daring, I can t help but anxiously wait for Ignite I don t even know where to start I freaking love this series Daring the Wild Sparks is book 2 of the series, it picks up exactly where Chasing the Wild Sparks leaves off, so if you have not read the first one, stop right now and go One Click it Seriously why are you still here Finn is still being the stubborn jack ass that he is Ok, that may have been a little tough on him Finn is still the ever loving boyfriend we all fell in love with, doing everything he can think of to prove his love and commitment to Hadley Well, everything except proposing to her Becks is struggling with what she wants verse what she is willing to let go of in order to keep her relationship strong and keep Finn happy Can she except that she will never marry her soulmate, never carry his children, is their love for each other truly enough Throughout this book, we are once again brought into deep raw emotions between these two Many times I want to hit both of them Sometimes I would be yelling at Hadley, is this argument really worth loosing him He loves you dammit The next second I m cursing out Finn for being so damn stubborn Some of the cocky comments out of his mouth send my heart racing into a tailspin, but at the time I m completely in love with them As I mentioned in my last review, I am Ren Alexander s newest fan girl for life I absolutely love where she has brought me with this series, and I cannot wait to see what happens in Igniting the Wild Sparks book 3 of the series and anything else she may come up with This is a series you do not want to miss This is beyond five stars for me I received this book as an arc by the author in exchange for an honest review OMG I FEEL DEPRIVED Finn and Hadley are at it again in the continuation of their story from Chasing the Wild Sparks The setting for this book is Easter weekend and the revelations during this weekend for them are WOW I actually felt like slapping both Finn and Hadley in this one because the suspense is killing me The inevitable evidence against their love for each other is awesome And the dare that he shared with Hadley was so sweet and inexplicably shows his love for her, but still her insecurities are playing ping pong in her head There are so many things that happens in this story and I LOVED EVERY SECOND OF IT The dual POV s is still there and like the first one there are times of emotional distress for me because I thought a few bad things were going to happen, but didn t Or did they I love how they argue about real issues that a lot of couples go through and the biggest one of all is that couples have trouble communicating with one another Yes they can both solve the issues, but at what cost Hadley knows what she wants, but is she willing to sacrifice them for Finn Or will Finn ever change his mind about his issues These are questions that you will have on your mind if you re anything like me and will want answers We get to know Finn a little and his family as well We get to experience some of Finn s past together with Hadley because she learns a few things about him from other people And they grew as a couple and experience firsts in true fashion WILD STYLE LoL You will LOVE this book as much as I did and will be on bended knees begging the author for as did I LOVE IT. Daring the Wild Sparks Wild Sparks 2 by Ren AlexanderWhat would you do if the love of your life is closer than ever to making your dreams come true Riding high in her relationship with her sportscaster local daredevil boyfriend, Finn Wilder, Hadley Beckett makes plans concerning her future with Finn Big plans Spending time with Finn at his parents house for Easter, Hadley can t wait to share some of her ideas with him, hoping he will go along She knows she has an uphill climb ahead of her, but she s optimistic that after what they recently went through, Finn will be receptive to what she has to say.Infamously anti marriage, Finn promised Hadley he d consider taking her to the altar if she gives him time Diving headfirst and with encouragement from her best friend Morgan, Hadley devises a backup plan if Finn can t make a decision soon However, her other close friend, Rod, disagrees with Morgan s advice, partly to just oppose her in spite, but also having actual valid points of his own Feeling conflicted, Hadley takes both of their suggestions and blends them together, formulating her own way to handle Finn On the other hand, unbeknownst to Hadley, Finn has plans of his own as well.Hadley is determined to succeed, yet is she unwittingly destined to fail I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review Don t read if you haven t read book one Where do I start on this one, first of all holy book hangover batman I love Hadley and Finn and I was very excited to continue to read this story Finn and Hadley are still very much in love, but Finn s idea of commitment is far from Hadley s Hadley is still looking for marriage, and after another fall out in his own family, Finn is still very much opposed As a girl, you want to tell Hadley that she needs to let Finn go and move on If he doesn t want to get married, what makes you think he will change However at the same time you can see how much Hadley is in love with Finn Finn has a secret in this book and I am still looking back at chapters trying to figure out what it is Don t think this will be the end of these two you will have to wait for the third book to find out what happens This book will deliver some super hot scenes, lots of laughs from Morgan and Rod, and a sweet story There is lots of back and forth drama over commitment in this book, so if it bugged you in the first, it will bother you even in this one However, if you made it through the first one and enjoyed it as much as I did, you will want to start this immediately It s a definite page turner that I couldn t put down and I would recommend it to all of my friends I am still blown away that this series is the author s debut These are great books that captivate the reader and prove to be a fun and hot story I would like to thank Ren Alexander for the chance to read and review her book and I can t wait for the next one Go chase the sparks kids and grab this one now The title of this book is great The first book is Chasing the Wild Sparks and this one Daring the Wild Sparks You will be feeling Wild Sparks after reading these I love these books I love Finn I think you will too I think I like him a tiny bit than I do Hadley Don t get me wrong, I love her She just hits too close to home for me Then I start thinking, wow, did I nag my partner that much The answer is YES lol What is ironic is that I have been thinking lately how cool it would be for an author to write a romance about my life Well, folks, this is pretty much it lol I will say it isn t one of my finer moments But I understand the passion, conviction and frustration Hadley feels I m already ahead of myself As we know she has an awesome sauce boyfriend, Finn, who loves her than the air needed to breathe He doesn t want to get married, she does His issue about being married makes her reevaluate her beliefs and makes her wonder if she gives in to all his wants, what happens to hers Can she live happily ever after with him if it means never being married I could write on this subject for days, especially since I got engaged after being with my Finn for 10 years Yes, 10 years lol Take the ride with Finn and Hadley You will laugh, cry and be frustrated all in the name of love and what it means to be in love I cannot wait for the next book I keep thinking I know whats going to happen but then it doesn t happen Did I mention this is a 5 star read AND Finn is definitely on the book boyfriend list.
Ren Alexander is the author of seven novels in contemporary romance, including The Wild Sparks Series, The Keys to Jericho, and UNSCREWED She was born in Wheeling, West Virginia and graduated from West Liberty University, where she received a B.S in criminal justice Although interested in that field, her true passion was reading and writing She currently lives in Detroit, Michigan with her hus
- Daring the Wild Sparks (Wild Sparks, #2)
- Ren Alexander
- 14 August 2017 Ren Alexander