Monday, July 5, 2021

Review - Wilde Type

Title:  Wilde Type
Author H. K. Jacobs
Series:  Alex Wilde #1
Publisher:  Pegasus Books
Genre:   Romance; Women's Fiction
Format:  Kindle
No. of Pages:   334
Date of Publication:   November 13, 2020
My Rating:   4 Stars

He had awoken something in her the first night they met—a rebirth of hope for irrevocable love, a love so powerful that it canceled out the burden of her pain.

Dr. Alexandra Wilde is brilliant, driven, and wholly dedicated to her profession. Caring for critically ill children has taken her across the globe from Mongolia to Haiti to her current assignment in Gaborone, Botswana. Her life is full of excitement, tragedy, and personal sacrifice with little room for anything or anyone else. She has always welcomed any adventure…except for the one wearing the face of billionaire mining heir and international playboy, Ian Devall. He is arrogant, charming, and utterly disenchanted. However, when circumstances thrust him into her life, she is captivated by a glimpse of his deeper character and drawn into a blazing romance. An ensuing path of self-discovery leads her to reopen the wounds of her past, and she must choose between the life she always imagined…or one she never dreamed was possible. 


Dr. Alexandra Wilde meets an enigmatic man in a bar while out for drinks with her friend and colleage, Rox. Although shaken to the core at the incredible pulse of attraction, Alex is certain she will never see the sexy stranger again. 
Alex has an agenda, however, She is currently in Botswana Africa and working with young children, doing her best to extend their life expectancy. At a foundation meeting, as well as a tour of the pediatric ward where Alex is working, she hopes to attain a grant that will go a long way to helping the children. The last man she expected to see on the tour is Ian Devall, the man that rocked her world. 

Despite her professional dedication and integrity, Alex is filled with insecurities and cannot imagine a relationship working for her while she completes her residency and even beyond that. While a relationship between Alex and Ian seems inevitable, fate as it were, there are more profound issues that face the both of them. This wonderful romance vacillates between their self-sacrificing work and their growing attraction. This book strikes a fine balance, especially since Alex is striving to carve out a career for herself.

I love the growth that both Alex and Ian achieved in this story, even if it seemed at cross purposes. All the while, the sensitivity about medical issues that face poor children was woven through the pages of this story, which I think was done quite well. There is a good measure of levity in this book, especially when it comes to pop culture and song lyrics. Wilde Type is an excellent debut novel and the first book in a series. I cannot wait to see what further adventures that Alex and Ian will face and if their love will hold.

Many thanks to Pegasus Books for this ARC for review.  This is my honest opinion.


 HK Jacobs is native to a small town in Texas that gave her both wings and roots. She holds a Doctor of Medicine from Baylor College of Medicine and a Master of Public Health from the University of Texas.  She is a board certified pediatric critical care physician whose passion is traveling the globe caring for seriously ill children in low-middle income countries.  She currently resides in Texas where she continues to balance the many roles in her life—mother, physician, humanitarian, dreamer, and author.

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