Review: Dirty Wild Trilogy by Laurelin Paige

Tropes: Cliffhanger, Damaged Hero, Found Family, childhood friends, emotional trauma, second chance, anti-hero
CW/TW: Child abuse, past trauma, abusive parent.

Book 1. Wild Rebel
Rating 4/5

This is book one in the new trilogy. This is Cade Warren and Julianna (Jolie) Stark’s second chance romance.

Cade and Jolie have a history that goes back to their high school, Cade fell in love with her at boarding school and they were meant to run away together after graduation, but she never shows.   Ten years later she emails him asking for a favor, Cade needs to know why. 

Cade is still in love with Jolie but he is very bitter towards her and rightly, so she broke his heart!  So her asking for help, he knows deep down he will not be able to say no to her.  But Cade also wants answers!

This is a raw and gritty story. There are also a lot of deep emotions with in it. So many secrets and lies, it’s raw and gritty and it left me wanting more. This book does end on a cliff hanger, and I was desperate to start book 2. There is a quiet power to this story.  

Book 2 Wild War
Rating: 4/5

This is book 2 in a trilogy.  You will need to Read book 1 Wild Rebel first!

Cade and Jolie’s story continues…  

This book was unexpected.  I was enthralled and immersed in this story. Most of this book is told in flashbacks. I sometimes in not a fan of this but the authors does a great job with it. It brings the reader to an understanding of what brought Cade and Jolie together. The common things that they had to endure as children but also an in depth look the emotions they share.

This is one of those books you must read to understand. I could easily spoil the story for you and I don’t want to do that. I wand you the reader to experience the emotions of these two characters. The heartache they experience.  The dark and raw emotions that they have had to live.  This is one of those stories that will leave you with more questions and unresolved issues. It will leave you desperate for book 3. This is the kind of emotional response you want in a trilogy. I want to have this feelings of desperation that these characters are going to get to their HEA and justice for what they endured.  This is author has an amazing talent for pulling at your heart and leaving you wanting.  The way she writes this story takes it to the next level this time. This is a trilogy you are not going to want to miss.  

Book 3 Wild Heart
Rating 5/5

This is book 3 in the Dirty Wild Trilogy and the conclusion of Cade and Jolie’s story.  It is done with absolute grace and beauty.  If you have not read the first 2 books in the trilogy you will want to do that before you read this book.

The cliffhanger at the end of Wild War leaves you desperate for answers.
On its face we are all waiting for that moment when Cade and Jolie confront her father. But it isn’t easy, there is so much more that matters. So much that impacts their lives. Jolie understands that. She has tried to overcome her childhood and the trauma of being raised by Langdon Stark. She is still stuck.

Cade, on the other hand, has buried his past and has not yet dealt with it and the impact it has on him.  Jolie returns to his life has caused his past to be the present and he now has to face it in order to more forward.

This is story told in layers, layers of emotions and actions that give a beautiful story.  The magic of this author is the way unfolds the story in small pieces. They come together to make this beautiful picture, but you can’t see it until the final stork is done and you step back to take in the whole of the story.  The is a larger complexity to her stories that keeps a reader always coming back.  There are moments of humor in the pages of this story that help balance the emotions of this story. In true Paige fashion you will cry and laugh all with in a chapter. 

Cade and Jolie’s story is beautiful done. It is a story that shows you heart wants what your heart wants and sometimes you will go to the ends of the hell in order to give into your heart’s desire. 

I highly recommend this series. It is beautifully done and one of the best reads I have read this year.