He’ll guard her body all night long.
Former Force Recon marine Jude Wilde’s motto has always been “burn bridges and never look back,” so nobody is more surprised when Wilde Security is hired to protect assistant district attorney Libby Pruitt, the woman he loved and left. Although she makes it clear she wants nothing to do with Jude, they’re forced to fake a relationship for her safety. He can’t ignore the heat still simmering between them, and when her stalker’s threats escalate to attempted murder, he’s left with no choice but to whisk her away to a friend’s safe house in Key West, FL.
Cooped up in paradise together, Jude begins to chip away at Libby’s resolve to hate him. But even as she gives in to his proximity and her body’s demands for his, she refuses to fall for his charms again. Maybe a torrid affair in the sun is exactly what she needs to get him out of her system. But when her stalker tracks them down, can they escape the steamy Key West night without anyone getting hurt?
Hi, Anna and the rest of the Herders! I’m very excited to be here talking about my second book, WILDE NIGHTS IN PARADISE. As the new author on the block, one of my biggest fears was that I’d freeze up and be unable to write a good story under the pressure of a deadline. But after all the blood, sweat, and tears—yes, Jude didn’t make it easy for me—I’m very proud of how WILDE NIGHTS IN PARADISE turned out. I adore the five hottie brothers of Wilde Security and want to take this opportunity to introduce them all to you.
So let’s get to it and meet the guys, shall we?
Full Name: Jude Tyler Wilde
Build: 6’1”, 190 lbs.
Hair: Dark brown, longer on top, shorter on the sides
Tattoos: Phoenix on his left arm, angel wings on back, tribal tattoo on right hip.
Favorite Food: BBQ anything. Chicken, shrimp, ribs, potato chips…if it’s barbeque, he’ll love it.
Military Branch: Marines, served 8 years as an infantry officer.
Random Fact: He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Old Dominion University in Ocean and Earth Science.
Best Friend: Seth Harlan
Jude is the family’s black sheep, the playboy, the joker, the perpetual screw-up—but there’s much more to this man than the face he shows the world. He approaches life with a zest few can match and has boundless curiosity, finding pleasure in life’s simple wonders. However, his sense of adventure sometimes lands him in trouble. He’s also impulsive, can be childish, and just doesn’t know when to stop.
Full Name: Camden Mitchell Wilde
Build: 6’2”, 200 lbs.
Hair: Dark brown, short.
Tattoos: Same as Vaughn’s, but on the opposite shoulder.
Favorite Food: Carrots. He started eating them in an effort to be healthier when he quit smoking, but grew to really enjoy them and they are now his go-to snack of choice.
Military Branch: Air Force, served 4 years as a Security Forces Specialist
Random Fact: At the age of four, he decided he was going to be a police officer and never deviated from that goal.
Best Friend(s): Eva Cardoso, Vaughn
Cam is the Wilde family’s glue—easygoing and even-tempered, he mediates any and all problems that arise between his hotheaded brothers. In fact, he spends so much time dealing with their problems, he often ignores his own. Out of all the Wilde boys, he’s the most stable, reliable, and creative. But don’t think he’s a pushover—he’s also the most stubborn and indomitable of the brothers.
Full Name: Vaughn Bradley Wilde
Build: 6’2”, 200 lbs.
Hair: Dark brown, chin length.
Tattoos: His whole left shoulder and upper arm.
Favorite Food: Tabasco sauce. He puts it on just about everything, earning him the nickname “Tabasco”.
Military Branch: Navy, served for 12 years—4 as an Aviation Rescue Swimmer and 8 as a SEAL.
Random Fact: He’s a certified skydiving instructor. He teaches classes on the side for extra cash.
Best Friend: Cam
Out of all the Wilde brothers, Vaughn most lives up to the name. He works hard and plays harder. An adrenaline junkie, he’s always fearlessly looking toward his next high and enjoys cage fighting, skydiving, fast cars and faster women. His brothers (especially Cam) consider him rash and reckless, but he can handle just about anything thrown his way.
Full Name: Reece Nathaniel Wilde
Build: 6’2”, 185 lbs., leaner than his brothers, rangy.
Hair: Dark brown, kept short, neat, business-like.
Favorite Food: Steak, medium.
Military Branch: Army, served 8 years as a military intelligence officer.
Reece likes to be in charge and expects his brothers to line up and follow him without question—which rarely happens and causes him all kinds of headaches. He oozes confidence and charisma, but also has a low tolerance for mistakes and can be unsympathetic. He’s the kind of man who knows exactly what he wants and often gets it by the sheer force of his will.
Full Name: David Greer Wilde, Jr.
Build: 6’5”, 230 lbs. He’s the biggest and tallest of the brothers.
Eyes: Dark brown
Hair: Dark brown, shaved almost down to his scalp.
Favorite Food: Big, juicy cheeseburger.
Military Branch: Army, served 16 years in the Rangers.
Random Fact: Although he adheres to a military tidiness in every aspect of his life, he can’t manage to keep his desk at the Wilde Security office clean.
The oldest, Greer seems to have his act all together. He’s intelligent, adaptable, and tough. He’s always felt the need to fill his father’s big shoes, to be a good role model for his younger brothers, but he’s slowly starting to crack under the pressure of maintaining that self-imposed gold standard. And he’s hiding dark and dangerous secrets that are like a ticking bomb just waiting to explode.
So what do you think of these Wilde men?
Have you read them yet? Have a favorite?
I totally love Jude. But omg. Greer. That's one fine bit of man...