The Wilde Touch
Looks can be deceiving…
Emmy-winning journalist Alexandra Reed returns to the DC area with two goals in mind—care for her ailing mom and steer clear of devastatingly handsome Crockett Wilde. But the man who stole her heart, then broke it, is impossible to avoid. As her life spins out of control, she finds pleasure in her secret escape…and that’s when things really heat up.
Tech CEO Crockett Wilde is at the top of his game, but beneath his calm surface lies a raging volcano. When he finds the monster who abducted his sister, he’ll unleash a decade of pain. The one person who can subdue his demons—beautiful, headstrong Alexandra—wants nothing to do with him. Yet, he’s determined to set the record straight and not let the love of his life get away.
As Alexandra follows a trail of suspicious incidents, Crockett seizes the opportunity to prove he’s not the bad guy she believes him to be. Together they unmask an underworld of evil. But their lives change in unimaginable ways the moment she goes missing.
What readers are saying...
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "Scorching chemistry, intrigue, suspense and kink…"The Wilde Touch" is a nonstop roller coaster ride, up and down with twists and turns until it reaches its ultimate destination…The plot evolves on multiple levels and provides a complex background for a fascinating second chance love story…As with the first book, "The Mitus Touch", Ms. Alexander showcases her writing style. It’s that style that takes makes the story work and keeps the reader hooked until the very end." ~ Night Owl Reviews *TOP PICK*
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "In reviewing the first book in this series, I noted that I couldn’t believe I’d been reading the work of a brand-new author. Simply put, I’m still in shock. The suspense and intrigue of the story remind me of the skill and mastery of Lexi Blake…If you’re looking for intrigue, redemption, sizzling hot sexual friction and enduring love, I couldn’t recommend this book enough to you. Stoni Alexander continues to outdo herself and it’s a treat to go along on the wild trail she continues to blaze." ~ Scandalicious Book Reviews
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "I could not put The Wilde Touch down. I didn’t know what to expect, but I certainly wasn’t expecting to have my heart shredded…and enjoy it. I’m convinced Stoni does black magic. It’s the only explanation as to why this book is so incredible. I felt every word and every emotion as I followed each of their perspectives. I wanted nothing more than to read the book again…so I did. Oh, and it’s even more immaculate the second time." ~ Nom de Plume Book Review
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "Could not put this down! I was literally up until 2am every morning. It's sexy, super hot, intriguing, mysterious. The writing is so strong. The characters are well developed and complex…I was totally pulled in for the whole ride. The hot sex, with a bit of kink thrown in, the intrigue and mystery surrounding the club, the tension between Alexandra and Crockett....I just. had. to. keep. reading. Delicious!" ~ Bookalicious Babes Blog
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "This was a one-sitting read…it's such a deep, intriguing suspense story. And on top of that? It's so, so hot. I'm surprised I didn't melt when I was reading some of these scenes. What a way to go! Melted by Crockett Wilde. Another amazing book by Stoni Alexander! This might have eclipsed The Mitus Touch for me, but they're both so good it's hard to choose. I can't wait for more by this author!" ~ Novel Addiction
As Colton set the champagne on the island, Crockett said hello to the kitchen staff. Movement on the screened porch caught his eye. Alexandra and Colton’s fiancée rose from the sofa and hugged. Though the women had been sitting in the dark, he recognized Alex right away.
And he couldn’t look away.
“How long has it been since you’ve seen Alexandra?” Colton asked.
“Eleven years. She’d just graduated high school.”
The two women scooted inside. “Too cold.” Brigit’s teeth chattered and Colton pulled her close.
Crockett had liked Brigit immediately. Petite, blonde and crazy smart, she was Colton’s equal in every way that mattered. But more than that, she made him happy.
Alexandra’s eyes grew wide. “Crockett.” Her blue lips quivered.
Blood pounded through his veins. She’s gorgeous. Large, caramel eyes blinked up at him. Dark brown hair flowed over her bare shoulders. Her elegant red holiday dress showed off her womanly curves, but her breathtaking beauty captured his heart.
“Hello, Goth Girl.” As they stared into each other’s eyes, he felt like he’d come home. And eleven long years compressed into mere minutes. He remembered how her eyes sparkled when she smiled at him, or that her sweet kisses could soothe his karate injuries. And how she’d undo him with her passion.
He smiled. Her gaze slid from his eyes to his mouth, then back into his eyes. The corners of her lips lifted. Then, a flash of anger shadowed her pretty face.
She flicked her head and squared her shoulders. Alexandra Mitus in defense mode. His heart tightened. That rigid posture had been his last image of her. Goddammit. She’s still pissed at me.
“Thanks for talking, Brigit,” she said, her attention still fastened on Crockett. “Excuse me, I’m going to check on Mom.” She walked away. Before vanishing around the corner, she glanced back at him.
He grinned. Not that pissed.
Safely out of view, Alexandra heaved in a shaky breath while trying to appear nonchalant. But she was on fire. Crockett Wilde had shorted her mind. She hated the power he had over her. Always had. My god, he’s gorgeous.
From the moment she’d laid eyes on him, at fourteen, he’d rocked her world. The summer after she’d graduated high school, they’d fallen crazy in love, or so she’d thought.
Seeing him now had awakened the best memories and the worst feelings. Clearly, time had been good to Crockett Wilde. Gangly no more, his massive, sculpted body was eye candy for her lonely soul. She’d always found him handsome, but when he’d pinned her with those baby blues she knew she was in trouble. His chiseled cheekbones and strong jawline made looking away impossible. Like years ago, his undeniably sexy accent wove a ribbon around her heart.