Overall Grade: 4.5 ⭐️
Trauma, thy name is Wild Heart, a heavy, yet fulfilling ending to Laurelin Paige’s Dirty Wild Trilogy. Ms. Paige did not hold back on meteing out all the things on Cade and Jolie. Unlike the first two books of the trilogy, much of the book exists in the present, affording Cade and Jolie the opportunity to find their happy ending. But, oh boy, there is this shadow that hangs over the story in the form of Jolie’s father. I tend to watch horror movies between the spaces of my fingers, and turning the pages of Wild Heart feels very much the same. After the devastation of Wild Rebel and Wild War, it was imperative to me that Jolie and Cade have a forever together. Thankfully, Paige brings us to that, but reading through their journey feels akin to walking the halls of a Halloween maze or haunted house. You are never sure that they will make it to the end in this book. And it creates this stunning story, one that keeps you edged until the end. There are incredibly sensual moments, but Wild Heart exists to allow Jolie and Cade the space to work through the traumas of their pasts and their relationship. Everyone receives the ending they deserve, but Laurelin Paige makes her readers work for it with this story. As I finished the book, I found myself reflecting back on the men of Reach, and I thought it felt apropos that she ended with the gravity of this book.
There is a lovely surprise after the Epilogue to Wild Heart. I am incredibly excited for it, and I believe die-h\ard Laurelin Paige fans will be too.
If you haven’t yet jumped into Cade’s story, right now is the PERFECT time to read Laurelin Paige’s Dirty Wild trilogy.
In love and romance,