Posted by: Jennifer | February 10, 2008

Riding Wild – Jaci Burton

Burton, Jaci. Riding Wild. (New York: Berkley, 2008). ISBN – 9780425219317.

Main Characters: Mac Canfield and Lily West

Description from book:

He’s a Harley-riding ex-thief working undercover for the government. She’s a gun-toting ex-socialite hired to protect a valuable museum exhibit. but in her attempt to stop a heist, she never anticipated having her breath and her heart stolen . . .

Mac Canfield was the last man Lily West expected to see again, never mind aim her gun at. But there he was, the bad boy who’d broken her heart years ago – still a thief, this time hijacking a priceless artifact – and it was all she could do to push aside the memories of how it felt to have his perfectly chiseled body next to hers.

Mac was no less shocked to see the beautiful girl next door all grown up, threatening to shoot him on the spot. Little did she know she was blowing his cover – and now he has to figure out how to get her out of harm’s way without succumbing to his crazy desire to take her on a hot trip down memory lane.

Unfortunately, Lily has not intention of going anywhere with Mac, which means he has to resort to kidnapping. Unless, of course, she agrees to let him take her for the kind of ride destined to drive them both unbelievably wild . . .

My Thoughts:

In the process of breaking into a museum in order to test it’s security, Lily witnesses Mac pilfering an artifact. As someone who works for the museum, she attempts to stop Mac. Things don’t go as planned – partly because these two have a history together and are both a bit stunned to see each other. Additionally, the artifact isn’t what it appears to be. It actually contains a vial of some type of biohazard. Because of Mac’s bad-boy past, Lily assumes that Mac is stealing the vial for nefarious purposes. Mac cannot tell Lily about his true employers, nor can he risk leaving her. As a compromise, he takes Lily with him. While Lily goes with Mac, she does so believing that she will be able to get the vial away from Mac. It takes Lily a while to learn to trust Mac – and to understand the danger that awaits them. Of course, during this time, they rediscover their desire for each other.

I enjoyed this story – Mac and Lily were a great couple. I admit that I found the whole evil plot a bit difficult to follow. Even though I read the book yesterday, the details surrounding the vial and the threat are a bit sketchy. However, that could be because I read the book very quickly and may have skimmed over too much of that part of the plot. I guess I was concentrating more on the relationship between Mac and Lily – and that part of the book I thoroughly enjoyed!

Read first on February 9, 2008

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