Monday, May 9, 2016

How To Tame Beasts And Other Wild Things by A. Wilding Wells

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An artsy young woman, given the impossible task by her estranged father to score her widowed brother-in-law a wife, instead discovers love, self-discovery and redemption. 

“My name is Matilda Pearl. My life is a non-stop riddle I hope to one day solve. 
"I’ve learned to protect my heart; fate has dealt me more than a few shit cards in my twenty-two years. Invisibility tops my list, not to mention tragedy. 
"I was yanked out of a Paris-France life by my ass of a father, and thrown into a one year journey on a farm in Wisconsin. I’ve been assigned the impossible: Wife Catcher. 
Simply put, until I replace myself I’m Mary Poppins, the beast tamer, ringmaster of the unruly, complete with twin toddlers and a beast of a man. Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to my three-ring circus. 
“The Beast – Balthazar Cox – is repulsive…as in that sexy, I-just-died-and-went-to-heaven sort of repulsive. He walks the earth like he owns it, with his tatted trunk of a body and chiseled-rough, blazing good looks. The beastly Brit – did I mention that he’s English? – also happens to be my widowed brother-in-law, a man haunted by betrayal and abandonment, and for whom I’m on task to find a wife. If I succeed I’ll be rewarded with my juicy trust fund. And, yes, it will happen. You can keep your diamonds and designer clothes…. With my bag of loot, I plan on becoming the Patron Saint of Lost and Found Animals. 
“When the past resurfaces more than once for both of us, all hell breaks loose. Can you be lost and found at once? In other words, sometimes lies can be cathartic. Some people heal us; some of us heal others. 
“This is mostly a love story, an unlikely sexy romance with whiplash twists, boundaries that shouldn’t be crossed, and multiple risks of losing everything. It may have more heartache, and drama than some but in the end it’s about truth, discovery and forgiveness. Maybe it was wrong to fall for him. Or maybe the hole in his heart was always waiting for me to fill it. Now there’s a riddle for you.” 

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I am conflicted as to how to word this review. This wasn't a bad book by all means. The one thing about this book I absolutely love is the cover. I was really anticipating this book and it just didn't add up to what I was expecting. It is worth the chance that you will like it. It is different, I really liked the characters, but was not a fan of the way the book was written. I felt it was just way to all over the place. Like things were missing or added just to add fluff to the book.

I felt the way some situations were not handled very well at all. There was things that happened (such as the kids in the beginning) ok I need to say as a adult and having had children they can do some weird things and may be crazy things, but I found this so unbelievable. The adults didn't try to correct the kids and laughed at it! I know it is a book and things can happen in books... but this just didn't work for me.

I did finish the book and will give A Wilding Wells other works a chance. I hope you may give it a chance and you will love it even though I didn't.

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