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Release Day Review! RUNNING WILDE by Tonya Burrows (Wilde Security #4)

Running Wilde
by Tonya Burrows


Lark Warren can never stay one person for too long, so when her past starts to catch up to her, she hops the first bus out of DC, steals a new name, and goes deep into hiding in New Orleans. Unfortunately, all it takes is the wrong set of eyes to blow her cover. Enter Vaughn—the man she once let too close to her real self.

Ex-Navy SEAL Vaughn Wilde has one objective: drive Lark back to DC to face charges for identity theft—which would be easier if he could forget the three lust-filled weeks he shared with her before she disappeared. With each passing mile, he can’t ignore the heat still sparking between them…or the fact he has led her enemies right to her.

Lark can’t stay with Vaughn, not when it will put him in the crosshairs of the dangerous man she’s spent the last five years running from. But Vaughn is determined to keep her safe—even if it means she’ll run off with his heart all over again.


Oh my gosh, Vaughn Wilde. Just the perfect grumpy, intense, oh-so-so protective yet somehow all squishy on the inside hero… He fell hard for Lark Warren earlier in the series, and when she disappeared and he found out that “Lark Warren” was just one in a long list of aliases she’d used–and that she’d taken his SEAL pin with her when she ran–he’s been determined to find her and drag her back to D.C. ever since.

To be prosecuted for identity theft of course. And to get his pin back. No other reason.


Vaughn’s twin Cam (hero of  Wilde for Her) has been worried about his brother–ever since nearly being blown up, which coincidentally happened just before Lark took off–he’s been taking one unnecessary risk after another. Not to mention his unhealthy obsession with finding Lark again. But before Cam can stage an intervention, one of their buddies in the HORNET group spots the woman-formerly-known-as-Lark in a bar in New Orleans, and Vaughn is hot on her trail…

Running Wilde was an intense thrill ride of a book. The guys Lark’s on the run from are truly scary, and Vaughn’s determination to find her, gain her trust, and keep her safe kept me turning the pages. Their chemistry together was off the charts, and their banter–especially when Lark was doing her best to escape his custody and resist his charms, not that he was trying to be charming at the time–was fantastic.

I loved the scenes when it was just the two of them together, but the parts where they were back with Vaughn’s family were great too. I’ve still only read the book before this one in the series (but just downloaded books 1 and 2 onto my iPod–I *will* be ready when Greer’s story comes out!) but still enjoyed seeing the dynamic between the brothers and their significant others. If you’ve read all the previous books, you’ll love seeing them all back together here. Plus, there’s a slight crossover with the HORNET series, which was also so much fun.

And oh, what Vaughn does to save those he cares about in the end? SO. GOOD.

I seriously love this guy.

The only reason I’m going to be able to wait patiently for Greer’s book is because it’ll give me time to get caught up on the rest of the series…but please don’t take too long, Ms. Burrows! 😉

Rating: 4 stars / A-

I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.

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