Series: The Steeles at Silver Island

Wild Island Love by Melissa Foster

Wild Island Love

Posted on August 7, 2023 by Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading in Reviews / 8 Comments

Wild Island Love, the latest book in Melissa Foster’s The Steeles at Silver Island, delivered a passionate, heartfelt and entertaining fake dating romance. Once again, Foster takes her readers on a journey filled with laughter, sexy times and heart-wrenching moments. 


Wild Island Love by Melissa FosterTitle: Wild Island Love
Author(s): Melissa Foster
Series: The Steeles at Silver Island #5
Also in this series: Tempted by Love, My True Love , Caught by Love , Always Her Love
Published by World Literary Press on August 2, 2023
Pages: 412
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Source: Author
Format: eArc
Purchase: Amazon
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Sparks fly between a PR rep and an A-list actor who want nothing to do with each other.
Leni Steele might be looking for love, but she’s definitely not looking to be someone’s fake date. Especially not one of the most infuriatingly handsome and annoyingly cocky actors on the planet, Duncan Raz. But when the owner of the PR firm for which she works forces her to walk the red carpet on his arm, she has no choice. Neither wants to be there, much less with each other. They’re like oil and water, and he gets on her last nerve. But after a few tequila shots, that’s not all he gets on. What was supposed to be one date turns into a media frenzy they can’t afford to ignore, and Leni has no other option than to continue the ruse. All the fake kisses furtive glances, and seductive touches eventually start to feel very real. But Raz didn’t earn his A-list-actor status for nothing. Is he just doing what he does best? Playing a role? Or is Leni the leading lady in Raz’s real-life love story?


Regular visitors to my blog know how much of a fan I am of Foster’s work. Every book of her I have read resonated with me, and Wild Island Love was no different. I have written so many reviews for work, that I am practically running out of words to say right now. What more can I say, that I have not already said?  If you are a lover of contemporary romance and have never picked up any of her books, you are missing out on a lot

Foster creates a world where family and friendship play a pivotal role. Her characters will win you over and the romance will warm your heart while burning up the pages. Wild Island delivered the same effect. It was fun seeing workaholic Leni Steele, the woman who swore she would never again risk her heart again, fall hopelessly in love with A list Actor Duncan Raznik. 

The paparazzi have been hounding Duncan since his recent breakup. To stop the paparazzi from hounding him, his Public Relations representative arranged for Leni to be his fake date for a charity event. Leni wasn’t keen on the idea, but for the sake of the business she agrees. However, the fake relationship slowly became so much more. 

The chemistry between them was off the charts. It amused me to see them trying to ignore their growing feelings for each other. Their many attempts at ignoring the fact that what they shared went beyond a fake arrangement.  The lines between fake and reality got blurred the more time they spend together. The situation, grew more complex with the involvement of their families. All saw how much they both cared for each other. Leni, however, did not believe Duncan’s feelings were real, after all he’s an actor and their interactions were supposed to be an act. 

The Steele family was a riot. Readers familiar with the series know of their propensity for pranks. Pranks that will leave you holding your sides from laughter. Of course, Duncan got his share of pranking. He knew how to hold his own though, and gave as good as he got, making him a perfect fit for the family.

Fun, exciting, sexy and heart-warming, Wild Island Love will captivate readers’ hearts with its compelling writing, authentic romance and wonderful characters.



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About Melissa Foster

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and women’s fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented, the perfect beach reads for contemporary romance and women’s fiction lovers who enjoy reading about loyal, wealthy heroes and smart, sassy heroines with complex relatable issues. Melissa also writes sweet romance under the pen name Addison Cole. Melissa enjoys chatting with readers and book clubs. Send her an email invitation to your next event! Never miss a brand new release, special promotions or inside gossip again by simply signing up to receive your newsletter from Melissa.

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