Chasing the Wild Sparks by Ren Alexander

Chasing The Sparks by Ren AlexanderWhat would you do if the love of your life doesn’t want the same life you do? Hadley Beckett has failed in not only her career, but as a daughter, friend, and girlfriend.

Hadley’s longtime boyfriend, Finn Wilder, who is Richmond, Virginia’s local daredevil and favorite sportscaster, isn’t afraid of anything…except for LASIK surgery, dancing, marriage, and kids—the last two being what Hadley desperately wants with him. Finn leads a very public life; however, he leaves Hadley in the dark about most of it. Despite his public persona, Finn is viciously protective of his private life. Excluding their families, his best friend and Hadley’s friends, nobody knows he has been dating her for three years. Finn loves Hadley and he knows she wants to get married. Nevertheless, he has his own reasons for not wanting to marry her.

Fearing at 33 that she will soon be too old to have kids, Hadley wants Finn to change his mind and marry her, yet her insecurities about his seemingly charismatic personality and his constant rebuffs have her questioning her aspirations. With conflicting advice from her friends, Hadley concludes she should take things into her own hands.

Would he change his mind then?

Finn pressures Hadley into moving in with him, but being traditional, she wants to be married first and she wants to stick to her beliefs, just as he clings to his own. Finn has tolerated Hadley’s stubbornness long enough and he’s reaching his breaking point.

Finn Wilder has his own story to tell.

Okay, so I’m addicted to this series! I honestly stayed up until my husband left for work reading this book. Normally I wouldn’t go for this much cursing and romance (intimate scenes) but I somehow got into this book from the beginning. I love the fact Ren Alexander shows both Hadley and Finns perspective. Chasing the Wild Sparks deals with situations many couples face daily. From marriage to babies to friends, family, and jealousy.

Hadley wants marriage, kids, and to be introduced to the people in Finns life. Finn just wants Hadley all to himself, without the paper commitment. Well, Finn would love to marry Hadley but is too scared it will ruin their love for each other to actually admit this to anyone except his best friend Ricky. He has already gone through two of his mothers divorces, a sisters divorce, and a best friends divorce lending to his beliefs.

Hadley’s friends Rod and Morgan are completely dedicated to her. They are the most outspoken crazy friends any of us have. When they feel she’s being taken advantage of they speak up. Finns best friend Ricky, a cop, is exactly the same. When something needs to be said it seems as though the friends have no problem sharing their opinions. And that is another reason I love this book!

All relationships go through the stages of what do we want. Chasing the Wild Sparks just shows what many women/men think while going through this stage. Even if you’re in love, do you really want to be married? Have kids? Take the chance of having a divorce later on?

Be advised: There’s a lot of cursing and intimate scenes. I would NOT recommend this book/series for YA, or anyone that can’t legally get into rated R movies… But other than that, this is a great book. I’ve already started Book 2 of this series.


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