Author: BL Wilde
Series: Steel Roses #1
Genre: Erotic Romance
Release Date: August 1, 2015
Cover designer: Laurynne GouwsSummary:
Natasha White has always been unlucky in love. The men she falls for only want one thing from her, and it isn't commitment. When her boss and on/off fling announces his engagement to another woman, she finds herself running from her feelings for him by taking a job as a personal assistant to the legendary rock god, Alex Harbour half a world away.
Her new boss is sexy, damaged, and insatiable, but Natasha has been a fan since she was a young girl. Conflicted by her emotions, she begins a love/hate relationship with the egotistical rock star.
Alex's intentions toward her are clear from the moment they meet, but Natasha isn't about to run from one emotionless connection to another. She is determined to keep her distance from her childhood crush, by any means necessary.
When lust begins to cloud her mind, however, she becomes hell bent on protecting her heart. What good could ever come out of falling for a rock star, anyway?
As much as I have loved all of Miss Wilde's previous writings, I went into this one with no expectations. Well, despite having no preconceived ideas, she has done it again. Wonderlust is definitely a romance for the adult reader but don't let that fool you, there is so much more than just the hotness levels which are off the chart. Sometimes characters are real but still don't seem like anyone the average person might know, but Natasha and Alex are real. They may not live the life that most of us know but as people they could easily be your next door neighbor and friend. Wonderlust will definitely satisfy your thirst for love, passion, all kinds of hotness, but above all it will satisfy your want for a well written story.
“You’re pretty good at handling the media,” Alex mused once we’d taken our seats inside the cinema. “You sure know how to put them in their place. I think that was the most effortless set of interviews I’ve ever had.”
“I have a love, hate relationship with them. I don’t mind being abrupt when they overstep their mark.”
“That’s a little like us.” I had to giggle at that. “You look really beautiful tonight, Nat.”
“Maybe you should keep your eyes on the stage instead of on me.” I smirked, brushing of his comment while we watched the director and main leads take the stage. I tried to collect my thoughts, but Alex Harbour had just called me beautiful.
So many people acknowledged Alex as they wandered past us. Some stopped to congratulate him on the song for the soundtrack. I, myself, was disappointed with the song. It had a more pop feel than rock. To me, it was like he’d sold out on this track. It wasn’t the real him.
My mouth fell open when Adam Rider came over and had a quick chat with us. He was ‘the’ Hollywood actor at the moment, and gazing up at him, I could see why. The man was almost as sexy as Alex, with his dark, almost black hair, deep chocolate eyes and sexy irish accent. He wore a tux just as well, too.
“When are you going to take that jump into the film industry, Alex?” he asked, darting his eyes toward me.
“That’s never going to happen, Adam. Music is my love. We’ve had this conversation before.”
“And who is this? I don’t think we’ve been introduced.” Adam held my gaze, the same way Alex did the first time I met him. Celebrities of their caliber always had that effect on me, knocking me breathless with their beauty. It was a surreal moment to realize they were real people, not just a perfect face in a magazine or on TV.
“I…I…I’m Natasha White,” I stuttered, taking his hand when he offered it to me.
“It’s a pleasure to meet you, Natasha,” he cooed, kissing the back of my hand. Hollywood actors…were they all this smooth? “I’m not used to seeing Alex with such a sophisticated woman.” Now I was blushing.
“Natasha is my new personal assistant.” Alex’s tone was sharp as he shot daggers at Adam. “You better take your seat, Adam. It looks like they’re going to start.”
“I need to find my date anyway. Good talking with you, Alex. Natasha.” Gracefully, he disappeared into the crowd in search of his seat.
“Wow,” I gasped, holding my chest. “I just met Adam Rider.”
“Are you a fan of his?” Alex didn’t seem that interested in my answer. He was busy playing with the arm of his chair.
“Who isn’t a fan of his? I heard he turned down the lead role in this film we’re seeing tonight.”
“I wouldn’t know, but I’m not sure Westerns are his thing anyway.”
“Do you see him a lot? Are you good friends with him?”
“Straight Lace, do you have a crush on Mr. Hollywood? I do know him pretty well. We jam together from time to time.” He couldn’t hide his smirk. “Most actors are womanizers, though, and Adam is no different. I wouldn’t get mixed up with him.”
“I’ve heard that about rock stars, too,” I quipped. “And you definitely live up to that.”
“Maybe you need to find a more reliable source. You really don’t know me well enough to make that judgement yet.”
Rockstar - Nickelback
Hearts on fire - Passenger
Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon
I Want You - Bon Jovi
I’m A Mess - Ed Sheeran
Feel - Robbie Williams
Demons - Imagine Dragons
Give Into Me - Michael Jackson
Iris - The Goo Goo Dolls
I Was Made For Lovin You - Kiss
Rehab - Rihanna
Animals - Maroon 5
Come Undone - Robbie Williams
Bloodstream - Ed Sheeran
The Kill - Thirty Seconds to Mars
Broken - Seether
Wonderwall - Oasis
Give Me Love - Ed Sheeran
Stigmatized - The Calling
This Years Love - David Gray
I’d Come For You - Nickelback
Are You Going To Be My Girl - Jet
Adored by millions of women all over the world, Alex Harbour has the world at his feet and the ego to match. Once a front man to the legendary rock band, Steel Roses, he is now a solo artist. His lifestyle is sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll. Fame has corrupted his soul. No one is strong enough to help him face the demons from his past. That is until a certain PA walks into his life.
All Nat wants is someone that will love her unconditionally, but she has a habit of falling for the wrong man. Maybe secretly she is scared of commitment. Half italian, she has a fiery temper and can stand up for herself. After falling for her boss she has no choice but to take a job to get some distance between them when she discovers he’s become engaged. Running away to LA to work for the rock star Alex Harbour might be the best decision she ever made, though.
1. What is the biggest influence/interest that brought you to this genre?
It was my characters from The Seductors Series. As you know Heather, the series revolves around sex. ;) Once I started writing erotic scenes, I realised how you can bring characters even closer together through erotica.
2. When writing a book, what is your favorite part of the creative process(outline, plot, character names, editing, etc)?
I love the actual writing. All my books have never been written out how I see them in my head. I get just as excited about how it’s going to end as my readers do. LOL
3. When reading a book, what genre do you find most interesting/intriguing?
I’m a sucker for fantasy. I could never write that genre, but I have my angel and vampire stories
4. If you could co-author with any author, past or present, who would you choose?
I’ve co- authored before with Jo Matthews. Which was amazing. I have so many author friends that I’d struggle to pick one. I’ve watched a lot of new talent come on the scene lately. Tracie Remond and Elle McKenize are two newbie authors I’d love to work with.
5. Have you always wanted to write or did it come to you ʺlater in lifeʺ?
I’ve always wanted to be a writer. I’ve been writing since 10. I have to admit, I get better with age though. LOL
B.L. Wilde is a British author obsessed with many things, including heated love stories and sexy men.She can often be found at her desk working on her next project, or looking at eye candy online for research purposes. She is a sucker for happy endings, but will always make her characters work for it. If you enjoy romance, suspense and erotica, let your imagination run 'Wilde'.