Publication Date: September 22, 2015
Page Count: 240
Published by: NLA Digital LLC
Source: Library ebook via Overdrive
Synopsis from Goodreads:
When the only girl you want is the one you can't have...
Bad boy Vic Salazar breaks all the rules except one: Don't make a move on your best friend's girl. It’s a Guy Code that Vic lives by. It doesn't matter that he's had a crush on her for years. Monika Fox is off limits.
Monika has a secret of her own and when a tragedy throws her and Vic together, the only boy she trusts is the one she shouldn’t confide in. Vic.
As Vic struggles to keep his distance, and Monika struggles with her secrets, will their wild connection violate every rule both vowed never to break—about relationships, about friendship, about love?
This book was a long time coming. I was beginning to doubt that it would be released, but it seems the author is now self-published, so... it's here finally, and without much fanfare. When I first came on the YA book blogging scene, Elkeles was all the rage with her Perfect Chemistry, How To Ruin, and Leaving Paradise series. After reading 2 of those series, of course I was interested in reading the Wild Cards series. But so far both books have lacked the oomph that her previous books did. Maybe that's just me. I don't know.
Alex (from Perfect Chemistry ) makes a very brief appearance, so YAY!
There was a bit more 'football' in this book than in Wild Cards. (My only disappointment with the football aspect came when the author described something that happened 'in the third period.' Ugh.)
If you enjoyed her Perfect Chemistry series, you'll probably enjoy Wild Crush.
90% of the story was drama and angst, the last 10% was rushed, and the resolution really didn't satisfy me.
The romance came at the very end of the book, and for me it was too little too late.
I really didn't connect with either character, so it was hard to feel anything for them.
Overall, I was a bit disappointed with Wild Crush. I do enjoy Elkeles' writing, so I'll keep on reading this series if she keeps releasing them. I'm also looking forward to reading the fourth book in the Perfect Chemistry series - if she ever publishes it!