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January 28, 2016

THE WILD ONE by Gemma Burgess

The Wild One
A Brooklyn Girl's Novel
Gemma Burgess

(from NightOwl Reviews)
  • Number: 9781250000873
  • Release: November 10, 2015
  • Author: Gemma Burgess
  • Availability: Print-Book
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Sweet, innocent Coco has always been the good one. But when she catches her boyfriend cheating on her, she decides it's time to break bad. Coco swiftly goes from spending all her time baking and reading to working nights in (and dancing on) a bar, falling in and out of love (and lust), stealing education - and along the way discovers that she is stronger than she ever knew... In a time when her best friends are suddenly plunged into break ups, break-downs, big breaks, and on the verging of quitting New York City altogether, it's up to Coco to keep them together and find herself along the way. Gemma Burgess' The Wild One: A Brooklyn Girls Novel is the inspiring story about the turmoil, uncertainty, and heartache that every twenty something faces and survives - with the help of her friends.

  • Series: Brooklyn Girls
  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin (November 10, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1250000874
  • ISBN-13: 978-1250000873

Gemma BurgessGEMMA BURGESS spent her twenties getting lost, drunk, dumped, fired, or in a state of mild hysteria, and still managed to have some of the best times of her life. She lives in New York City.  Gemma Burgess is the author of THE DATING DETOX, A GIRL LIKE YOU and the BROOKLYN GIRLS series, which includes BROOKLYN GIRLS, LOVE AND CHAOS and the upcoming release THE WILD ONE.

She used to live in London.

She writes stuff.

Coco has just seen her boyfriend cheating on her.  She has always been the goody goody and she has come to the conclusion it's time for a change.  It's time to be BAD.  The book is a page turner.  It reminds the reader of when they were that age.  You could have been Coco.  The author, Ms. Burgess writes the story so well that you become part of the Brooklyn Girls.  Of the five young girls that live in Rookhaven, Coco is very insecure.  She has always been protected from the world.  Coco's answer to her problems is to bake and read a book.  Coco doesn't know where her life is headed.  She's lost.  She's unhappy with everything and everyone.  Everyone seems to have a goal except her.  The only thing Coco knows is that she is very unhappy. Coco has never made decisions for herself and followed through with them.  Instead she has done what her father and older sister, Julia has told her to do.  Not for a very happy life at all.  Will the day come when Coco will break free and be what she really wants to be?   It would be great to see Coco become a strong, independent woman.  Breaking Bad as they say.  The author not only led you through Coco's life but the lives of her room mates, Pia, Maddie, Angie and Julia.  Ms. Burgess wrote a valuable lesson into the book, SELF LOVE.  You have to love yourself before others can love you.  Just as long as you don't take it too far.  This book is such a reality check.  Think back when you were in your late teens and early twenties.  You ruled the world or at least you thought so.  No one in this life is perfect.  We all have flaws and we all make mistakes.  That doesn't mean you're not a good person.  You've got to be yourself, otherwise you'll live a life of unhappiness.  This is a book about the modern lives of some girls who are trying to make it, being themselves.   This book will keep  you turning the pages wanting to find out how Coco fairs in this modern world.  Will she BREAK BAD?  or will she sink deeper into her shell?  Can't wait for the next book.

 I received a complimentary copy of THE WILD ONE from the author, Gemma Burgess and NightOwl Reviews for my unbiased review of the book.  No other compensation took place.

I would give this book 4 STARS'


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