Title – Surviving Wilder
Author – Cassie Graham
Publication Date – November 9, 2017
Series – Wild #2
Candy Sawyer has decided to put her Strix obligations on hold in order to find herself – whatever that means. After years of being a dream-jumping white-witch, she hits the road with two friends seeking answers in the unknown. When she stumbles upon a small town in northern Arizona, she discovers something she wasn’t quite ready to deal with.
Sherwood ‘Wood’ Wilder is a broody, gorgeous, supernatural Pursuer who loves to grate Candy’s nerves. Some wouldn’t even call them friends – Candy, especially. So, when she runs into him while on a case, she doesn’t expect to have any sort of feelings for him other than aggravation.
Against her better judgment, Candy finds herself on a dangerous mission alongside Wood to unlock the secrets tormenting the town.
Their relationship becomes a thrilling game of cat and mouse, and soon, the lines they firmly put in place become blurred beyond recognition.
They’ve unknowingly jumped off a ledge. The question is, will their parachutes open before they hit the soil below?
Cassie Graham has just released her newest novel, Surviving Wilder, and I’m definitely feeling all sorts of bewitched! I tend to be quite picky about which paranormal books I’ll pick up but Graham did a fantastic job with her world-building, pulling readers in and casting them under her incredible spell. Wood and Candy’s relationship was unexpected and filled with action that kept me on the edge of my seat for the entire ride.
“She knew if there was a choice between her or me, I’d choose her. Every. Damn. Time.”
As soon as we got a glimpse of the hero and heroine together, I knew that their relationship would be on fire. They complemented each other in the best of ways and I found myself utterly addicted to their push and pull. Both Candy and Wood had some of the same fears, even if they manifested themselves in different ways. It resulted in Surviving Wilder developing into a story where each character had to learn who he/she was at their core. Their journeys explored their insecurities, their fears, and only when they came together was it that they could truly confront their demons (both emotionally and physically). Not only did the primary characters shine, but each of the secondary characters spoke loudly to me as well. They never overpowered Candy or Wood, yet they were so integral to the story that you couldn’t help but want more of them as well.
“Maybe she was the thief. She’s stolen something from me I didn’t even know I was willing to give away. We’re the ultimate Bonnie and Clyde. Together we’ll drown in our mistakes, broken and scarred.”
Surviving Wilder is so well written with its imagery and world building. It felt full out paranormal and as someone who is mainly a romance reader, it was definitely a refreshing breath of air. Though you can absolutely read this book as a standalone, I highly recommend reading the first in the series, Surviving Wilder, in order to get the full effect. Cassie Graham is continuing to grow and she’s finding her niche with this Wild clan. I’m excited to see her continue to develop her confidences and produce books that are out of this world yet so relatable. I have an inkling who the next book is about and I must say – I’m super thrilled and anxious already!
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Don’t Miss the Other Books in the Series:
Enchanting Wilder (Wild #1)
A Moscato aficionado, and chocolate mistress, Cassie Graham is a born and raised Arizona girl. Her sass knows no bounds and almost always has something kind to say, no matter the situation. She runs a platform of love and strives to bring those attributes out in every book she writes.
Cassie studied English and literature in college and has an intense love for fairytales. Go figure. Though she loves a good fairytale, she promises to always put her characters through the wringer for that happy ending. She started writing early in her high school career after an English teacher forced her to write in a journal. Four years and thirty-something notebooks full of words later, she found her passion.
Being a hopeless romantic, she found her love for romance after she fell in love at eighteen. Stories became a lot easier to write after she found her soulmate. Love exists and she’s blessed enough to live it every day.
If Cassie isn’t shoulder-deep in writing a version of a fairytale, you can find her front porch sitting with her husband and daughter, eating all the bread, gossiping with her best friends, visiting Disneyland, supporting strong women, listening to cheesy music and reading great books by amazing people. She loves binge watching Supernatural, drooling over Dean, Sam and Cas, and going to conventions. She also enjoys spreading love any chance she can. So, if you run into her, give her a hug or a high-five. She guarantees they’re magic.
Author of Unable to Resist, Anyone But Him, The Truth of a Liar, Enchanting Wilder, and Who Needs Air.