Too Wild to Tame by Tessa Bailey Book Review

Updated: Jan 22, 2021

Too Wild to Tame

by Tessa Bailey

Published by Forever

Book #2 in the Romancing the Clarkson's series

Sometimes you just can't resist playing with fire...

By day, Aaron Clarkson suits up, shakes hands, and acts the perfect gentleman. But at night, behind bedroom doors, the tie comes off and the real Aaron comes out to play. Mixing business with pleasure got him fired, so Aaron knows that if he wants to work for the country's most powerful senator, he'll have to keep his eye on the prize. That's easier said than done when he meets the senator's daughter, who's wild, gorgeous, and 100 percent trouble.

Grace Pendleton is the black sheep of her conservative family. Yet while Aaron's presence reminds her of a past she'd rather forget, something in his eyes keeps drawing her in. Maybe it's the way his voice turns her molten. Or maybe it's because deep down inside, the ultra-smooth, polished Aaron Clarkson might be more than even Grace can handle...


Steamy Romance Feel Good

Too Wild To Tame by Tessa Bailey is the second book in the Romancing the Clarkson's series, and continues the epic road trip to fulfill their mother's dying wish for her children to jump in the Atlantic Ocean on New Year's Day, in the same place she did. This book picks up shortly after Rita disembarks to start her new life with Jasper, and centers around Aaron, the recently fired politician who plans to worm his way back into politics by getting hired on with the next presidential candidate, Senator Pendleton, and Grace, the Senator's youngest daughter, who is kept away from the limelight due to a tragedy in her past.

I really liked this book, a bit more than the first one. Which is weird. While the story as a whole is unique, the love at first sight thing is the same as the last book. Despite that, I really enjoyed it, and had it finished in a day. There was a lot more depth added to these characters, and the story flowed well between the different plots: Grace and Aaron, Aaron coming to terms with himself, The Clarkson siblings, and the Clarkson's relationship with their mother.

We learn so much more in this book. We learn how his mother and father's personalities shaped him, and while his father encouraged Aaron to focus only on himself, it didn't change the fact that he does in fact, have a heart. His mother's journal entry doesn't deny the fact that Aaron is arrogant. He gets that from her. Her saying that after Belmont's accident, and everyone starting to drift apart bothered him so much, because he couldn't fix it, being the reason he only started caring about himself released something in him. Grace is a very interesting character. In all honestly, I have trouble picturing Grace and Aaron together. Grace is just so ... wild. Wild hair, modern day Robin Hood ... it's hard to picture the guy who wears suits during a road trip falling for her. Their romance was fast, just like Rita and Jasper's, but for some reason, works here. As soon as Aaron let go of the persona his father spoon fed him, and opened himself up to love, it became believable that this wild and fierce loving woman would win him over. There was romance ... actually romance. Their first date, dancing in the woods, was sweet. But this is Tessa Bailey, and I am quickly learning that along with the romance, comes a big ol' dollop of dirty talk and sex. Sweet, but ultimately hot.

Too Wild To Tame ended perfectly. Aaron gets his happy ending by finally embracing emotion, and leaving a profession that no longer satisfied him. Grace gets her happy ending with Aaron, and getting closure on her past. Also, props to Tessa Bailey for writing a romance where the male character with a rather lucrative job, leaves it to follow the love of his life around the world to do good ... which I can imagine, won't lead to the most comfortable living conditions. He does a whole 180, and seems happier for it. It resolves a bit of the tension between Belmont and Aaron (although I suspect we won't get the full details until Belmont's story), and sets up Peggy's story, as she is next, and plans on giving her ex, who ruined her for all others, hell. It will be a deviation in this series, as this will be the first couple that has history.