I received this book for free from Avon in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Chase Wilde Comes Home by Jennifer Ryan
Series: Wyoming Wilde #1
Published by Avon on March 29, 2022
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense
New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Ryan begins a brand-new series with a western set romance between a former soldier and the mother of his child. Perfect for fans of Diana Palmer, Linda Lael Miller, and BJ Daniels.
They're tough, tender, and sometimes tormented; they're the Wildes of Wyoming, three brothers whose family ties are as strong as their wills.
Chase Wilde never expected to fall in love, especially with Shelby Payne. Years before, one passionate night had drawn these two lost souls together. Then Chase left on deployment with the Army, while Shelby raised their baby alone. Now he's back, a wounded warrior determined to turn his life around. Shelby knows what it's like to lose everything, including her own family. So she offers him a bargain: if he can prove himself to be the man he says he is, she will let him into their daughter's life...and maybe even into hers.
Chase knows it will take a lot to prove to Shelby that there's more between them than the single night they spent together. She's everything he's ever wanted, including the voice of reason he needs to reconcile his past and be the man he wants to be for them both. But just as their lives come together, she's torn away from him by a dangerous person from her past, and saving her means saving himself . . . because he can't live without her.
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Chase Wilde Comes Home is the first book in the NEWEST series that Jennifer Ryan is releasing and every time I see a new series from this author, I just want to dance a jig of joy because her books just work in every way for me. I will say that technically this isn’t a new series, it is connected to the previous series. In the last book of the Wild Rose Ranch series, where our hero barely survived and is best friends with Drake. And I have been wanting Chase’s book for quite a few years and I am so happy that Jennifer Ryan was able to write his story. So Jennifer Ryan fans especially will be thrilled with this latest release and seeing this tortured soul’s story come to life.
Chase Wilde Comes Home is a heart wrenching second chance romance that features:
- Chase Wilde -Ex Military, Scarred and in Drug recovery dealing with PTSD, single father
- Shelby Payne-single mother, shy but strong, abused
Chase Wilde Comes home, starts off with seeing our hero, Chase Wilde, on his last day in rehab. He has been battling PTSD and struggling with drug addiction, and was almost recovered when he risked everything to try to save a young woman, his best friends woman’s sister, but she overdosed on purpose and as a result, he almost lost his life in trying to save her life. And now he is in recovering and ready to take back his life, the woman he loves, and his precious daughter. Chase is a man that has sacrificed so much for his family, and his country and is still suffering from that sacrifice. He met Shelby, one night at a bar, and he was attracted to her sweet yet shy personality that drew him in like a bee to honey. They shared one beautiful night together and then he went to serve in the military and a child resulted in that one night. He had to spend years being away from his daughter, Eliza. He hasn’t been the man that Shelby or Eliza deserves and he is more determined than ever to prove to them that he is back for good and willing to fight for them, no matter what it takes. Shelby has been in love with Chase for years, but will also protect their daughter. She has suffered much in her life but has a spine of steel because of it. And her dream has always been to have Chase Wilde in her life, but wonders if he could ever truly love her as she loves him?
I’ve wanted you every day since that night, I’m not going anywhere, Chase, because the only place I want to be is with you
Chase Wilde Comes Home is a story that I simply fell so hard for in this one here. I couldn’t get enough of seeing this story unfold in the sweet deep ways that it was penned. I have always been a solid fan of Jennifer Ryan, and I am be a bit biased as I love everything she writes, but I do try to be as honest as I can in how I look at her books. This story is one that I have been waiting years on and it definitely was such a solid romance and it filled me with such love and sweetness and it was everything that I was expecting and more. We don’t see as many shy heroines in romance as we used to and I really loved seeing this heroine. I truly adored her so much. She is a fighter though, she may be shy and reserved around Chase, but she will protect and defend those she loves. I love how dedicated she is to her family. She has been treated so horribly by her own family. She is the result of her mother being kidnapped, abused and raped. And now her birth father is released from prison and wants her in his life. And now Chase is coming home and back into her life, As Chase and Shelby reconnect their love and friendship, learning to adapt to the new change in circumstance and building some new but also dealing with the threat of Shelby’s birth father. I really adored seeing all the characters come together in this book. We get some fun interactions with Chase’s family, and seeing them reconcile was delightful (and I can’t wait for his brothers to have stories)
That night, you made me feel beautiful and special and wanted and needed. For the first time in my entire life, I felt like I was enough. You didn’t know anything about me, except what you saw and what we shared. I thought it would be quick and you’d be gone after the first time. But you stayed, and you wanted more, and I didn’t want you to go, because you saw only me….and that was the best gift
Chase Wilde Comes Home features a romance that I recommend checking the trigger warnings on. There are some aspects that may be challenging for some to read. This is a romance that was so heartfelt and it will evoke feelings deep within the heart and soul. This is the talent of Jennifer Ryan’s writing, I love how her books can be full of so much intensity but at the same time have a cozy feel to them that you just want to soak up as much as possible. You find such reliability with Chase and Shelby in the small moments that will leave you embracing this story to the depths. There is such sweetness delved into this story to balance out the more serious tones of the feels of the story. We do see a serious elements of PTSD and drug recovery, and the damage of emotional abuse. We also see the complexities of unrequited love. Both Chase and Shelby have been in love with each other for quite a long time, but a relationship hasn’t been possible until now and they also have a daughter that is a vital art of the equation. I just loved seeing how this author brought this story together and it was told in such a way that will captivate the heart of her readers in such delicious ways.
Overall I found Chase Wilde Comes Home to be a superb story that fed my heart in all the delectable ways that this author is guaranteed to accomplish. You will feel at home with this endearing romance in its most precious intricate moments to guide you to an epic happily ever after that has been years in the making….