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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Ever Always By Diana Gardin

Hey Everyone! I hope everyone had a relaxing Sunday. The book I have to share with you is a leisurely brotherly love read.

Ever Always by Diana Gardin

Ever Allen had suffered years of abuse at the hands of her drunken father but one night had her fearing for her life.

Two guys who were very different but yet brothers always came to her rescue.

Ever had managed to get to her room, lock the door and call her boyfriend Sam Waters who reminded her about the hidden gun. In the next instant, her father entered the room threatening her for the last time before she pulled the trigger.

Sam refused to let her take the fall for her father. So he wiped her fingerprints and replaced them with his own, giving him urgency to leave town.

Sam promised her when the time is right they would start over far away from Duck Creek and begin a new life together.

Until then, he asked his brother Hunter to continue to take care of her.

 That one event changed everything, it had always been the three of them.

Time apart can make or break a person.

Will a silver lining be found for all involved or will someone get a raw deal in more ways than one?

I LOVED this book! I was rooting for both brothers! Even though, it is impossible for both brothers to have their girl!

(said to  be released January 13, 2015)


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

Friday, December 26, 2014

Snow Falling On Bluegrass By Molly Harper

Hey everyone, I hope everyone who celebrated the holiday had a fun and memorable time! I know it has been a little while since I have shared with you, lets get to it!

 Snow Falling on Bluegrass by Molly Harper

Kelsey is an Kentucky Tourism Commission employee and executive assistant who is known for having everything under control in the office. However, her personal life is the exact opposite. 

Kelsey is on her way to a work related retreat with her friend and boss Sadie along with her coworkers, including her man crush the attractive Charlie. Unfortunately, they do not leave fast enough.

Her good for nothing cheating moocher ex, Darrell informs her that he has past unpaid invoices due and that they are in her name.

After hearing this alarming news she decides to turn off her phone for some peace.

The weather is anything but cooperative for the retreat. When the group arrives at the lodge only to learn that all the guests were informed not to come due to the weather.

Kelsey quickly realizes she did not receive the information because her phone was powered off.

Ranger Luke,  the only lodge staff remaining has no choice but to take on the group of guests.

When they lose electricity the group must work together to make the best of bring snowed in and try to get some work done.

They may not have electricity for cooking and heating but sparks will ignite, tension will build, tempers will boil and drama will play its part when people are forced to be together for longer than intended.

I enjoyed this book's humorous and touching awe moments!


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman 

Thursday, December 18, 2014

The Trouble With Christmas By Kaira Rouda

Hey everyone, I hope you all have finished your holiday shopping and are able to enjoy a good read! If you have not there is still time. Afterwards, when you are done you can treat yourself to some down time with an enjoyable read! 
The book I have to share with you today has the feel of a good television Christmas show.

The Trouble with Christmas by Kaira Rouda

Lily is a thirty year old pastry chef who has had her heart broken. She dated Bob for five years and had gotten engaged. She thought she had met the "one." Of course, they had plans for the future, as any engaged couple would. Until, to her surprise he had broken it off.

Lily  and Bob had been invited to go to Indigo Island to spend the holiday with her best friend Avery Putnam, and Avery's family.

After, Avery had learned what had happened she insisted that Lily still go to Indigo Island as planned to clear her head, a fresh start for the new year.

While on the island  she stumbles upon a heart stopping attractive man, named Cole Stanton.

Cole Stanton aged thirty five was an investment banker but after a deal went bad he came face to face with the reality of how his career path was hurting people. So, being riddled with guilt he decided to move to Indigo Island for a fresh start and became the co owner of a local restaurant.

Yet, Cole's good intentions went sour and Lily is happy to get back in her element and help out.

The two both came to the island for a new beginning. However, the trouble with Christmas is wondering if Christmas magic is at hand or is it possible for something sweet to come out of sour circumstances with the right ingredients.

I LOVED this book! This is the perfect read if you like the feel of holiday television programs. I was looking for an enjoyable read that had that same Christmassey feel and found it with this book!


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Fragile Reign By Stacey O'Neale

Hey everyone, I apologize that my blog entries have not been consistent this month. This month has been crazy busy with the holidays and appointments. Sometimes, there are not enough hours in the day. Yesterday I had an eye appointment and it did not help matters when they dilated my eyes. *HE-HE*

The book I will be sharing with you is a continuation. Fragile Reign is book two in the Mortal Enchantment series. (Thursday July 10, 2014 I posted my review of The Shadow Prince A Mortal Enchantment Novella and on Monday July 28, 2014 I posted my review of book one Mortal Enchantment.) If you have not read the novella or book one I highly recommend reading those before diving into Fragile Reign. Those that have read the reads I have mentioned above lets get to it!

Fragile Reign by Stacey O'Neale

As you may recall King Taron of the air court was recused but not before the effects of being held prisoner in the mortal world took its unfortunate toll.

The combination of aging and iron poisoning left many unsure if King Taron would be able to fully recover and remain as their king. All the uncertainty applied pressure for Kalin to become queen. Of course, it is not that simple. A halfling has never ruled over any court.

The council insists that she marry Sebastian, a full air elemental who has been her betrothed since birth. 

Taron may have agreed to the arrangement but Rowan has Kalin's heart. 

With Liana removed from the throne of the fire court it has caused chaos, acts of revenge, and destruction.

Rowan knows he must take his rightful place on the throne to not only set things right but to unite his court and rectify the wrong doings within his court.

He must prove himself to be the true King and take down Valac and Valac's misguided loyal followers.

Will doing what is best for Avalon mean putting duty before love?

I continue to LOVE this series! I always feel like I am right their with Rowan and Kalin every step of their journey. Ms. O'Neale pulls me into the world she has created with each book! When each book ends I find myself saying NOOO NOT YET!


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

Monday, December 8, 2014

Christmas Delights By Heather Hiestand

Hey everyone, I am sorry I have not shared anything new in the past few days. I had a personal family matter that held my attention for a little while. Without further delay lets jump right in!

Christmas Delights by

Allen-Hill became a widow at twenty-one when her husband died of an illness. Her marriage was so brief that her virtue remained intact. 

Now, after the expected period of mourning she was on her way to Pevensey to attend a house party with her nine year old cousin Penelope in tow. Like any young child she loved stories. So, along their way she made up a story that caught more than Penelope's interest.

During their travels they came upon an inventor who was having trouble with one of his inventions, a horseless carriage. Victoria soon found out they were headed to the same place and gave him a ride.

Lewis Noble was an attractive man who did not go unnoticed by women. However, after proposing  to a woman years ago and being rejected
he had a chip on shoulder. Since then he submerged himself in his inventions, never taking notice in women that is until he met Victoria.

While at the party Victoria's father was so relentless about her remarrying that he gave her an ultimatum she could not ignore. However, the only man she wanted had no desire to be married anytime soon.

I liked the book for the most part. I LOVED the setting and the main story. BUT I did not really enjoy the fairytale that was intertwined and being told throughout. In my opinion it weighed the story down.


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Ring In The Holidays By Katie Lane

Hey everyone, I cannot believe it is already December! Time seems to fly by quicker each year. (at least for me.) I hope everyone had a very happy and thankful Thanksgiving! I have an amazing book to share with you today!

Ring in the Holidays by Katie Lane

Ellie Simpson was a sex therapist who lived her life by her book. Until, she learned the truth about her ex fiancee Riley.

It was in that moment she decided for once in her life she would drink up, live it up and hit the dance floor.

After the New year countdown a mind blowing sexy hot man looked right at her like he wanted to say something. However, when the music started back up she was bumped from behind and stumbled.

The mysterious sexy stranger caught her and whispered something in her ear, with her senses overwhelmed she had no idea what she was nodding her head yes to.

Matthew  McPherson was an attorney and the youngest son of Big Al McPherson who owned a construction company. Matthew was used to women fawning over him. Yet, he took notice of more than their appearance.

 During a conversation with his friend, Matthew insisted that studying a woman and knowing how to use the information is the key. His friend however believed  Matthews appearance was the reason he did not strike out with women.

Which, is what led him to reluctantly accept a bet.

His friend bet him a hundred dollars that if Matthew straight out asked if he could touch the breast of the woman they took notice of at the club  she would let him.

What Matthew had not expected was for the woman who was not his "type" to bring him to life.

Ellie had expected what happened in Vegas to stay in Vegas, not seep out to the real world. After all, they did not even tell each other their names.

I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!  Not only did  this book SNAP, CRACKLE and POP. it was very well written HILARIOUS FUN!!


Best Wishes Always.

Wicked Woman


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A Christmas To Remember By Jenny Hale

Hey everyone, If you live in the U.S tomorrow is Thanksgiving! Even though, the book I have to share with you is Christmas book it is also about being appreciative and thankful for who you have in your life. I wish you all a very happy and thankful Thanksgiving!

A Christmas to Remember by Jenny Hale

Carrie Blake is a thirty-three year old nanny who loves her job with heart and passion. However, being a nanny has made it difficult for her to have what she wants in life, a family of her own.

So, with a heavy heart she has decided to take on one last nanny job before setting on a new course towards her own desires.

Her last nanny job is taking care of the Fletcher twins, Olivia and David.

This nanny job is not like any she has had in the past.

Adam Fletcher is a single  dad who owns a brewery and is a workaholic, leaving little to no time for his children.

Carrie is determined to show him what he is missing and how to reconnect with his children, what she did not expect was him helping her as well.

Life is a balancing act and Christmas is a perfect time for miracles.

I REALLY enjoyed this book! It had all the perfect family and Christmas feels! The one thing that did bother me is that Carrie kept repeating herself, other than that it was a wonderful book!


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

Saturday, November 22, 2014

The French For Christmas By Fiona Valpy

Hey everyone, Are you guys in the Christmas spirit yet? If not, I have the story that just might get you a little closer to  feeling the Christmas spirit and feeling less Bah Hum Bug! :)

The French for Christmas by Fiona Valpy

Evie and Will  used to love cooking and running a bistro together but after the devastating loss of  their daughter the two have separated.

 Evie's friends offer her the use of their countryside cottage as a way for Evie to get away from all things Christmas and  rejuvenate.

When she arrives she realizes it is not as peaceful as she thought it would be and has to get used to the sounds.

She decides to visit a market and along the way comes across a church that shows her how to find light in darkness.

After sometime she becomes ill. So, when Didier knocks on the door to ask if he may borrow a grater she is far from up to the task of  making a good impression. Though, it is a lasting one.

A little time away was supposed to be an escape from Christmas. However, Christmas may find her.

I really enjoyed this book it was heart wrenching and heartwarming at the same time. This book is a reminder of what is truly important and not just during the holidays but in everyday life. I also felt a connection with Evie having lost my youngest daughter when she was only 24 days old. Loss is not something to get over. The people we lose we must carry them in our hearts and souls as we continue to live until we are reunited again.


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Inside Out By Lia Riley

Hey everyone today I have the conclusion of the Off the Map series to share with you today. ( I reviewed the first book Upside Down on August 15, 2014 and the second book Sideswiped September 14, 2014) If you have not read the first two I highly recommend doing so before picking up this book, As the books do not reiterate. For those of you who have read the previous two books lets get started.

Inside Out by Lia Riley.

When Sideswiped ended we learned that Bran and Talia had both gone off to follow their individual dreams.

Talia joined the Peace Corp, they sent her to Africa where she taught English as a second language to children.

Bran joined a marine activist organization determined to prevent illegal whaling in the Antarctic.
While Bran was a way he had some time to think. He missed Talia and pleaded his case for a chance to make things right.

Talia's reality was nothing like her dream. While there for four months she contracted malaria from a mosquito. Bran's reality was not like his dream either, he earned quite a celebrity type status due to his quick thinking actions while away but was far from pleased about his new found fame.

Bran quit the activist organization to be by Talia's side after learning she was in the hospital. Once Bran informed Talia's father of what had happened her father insisted on her recovering in California.

To say that Bran and Talia's father were on shaky ground is putting it lightly. However, Bran refuses to leave her side unless she says otherwise. He has a three month tourist visa so in that time he and Talia must figure things out.

Will the tide of change be too big for these two to ride together, or will they hold on tight and face whatever the future holds together?

I LOVED THIS BOOK! The trilogy overall was amazing! I was very satisfied with the conclusion. At the same time, I am sad it has come to an end.

(said to be released December 02, 2014)


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Fearless By Priscilla West

Hey everyone I am back with another review! The book I have to share with you is a sequel to the book Reckless by Priscilla West. ( I reviewed Reckless on September 29, 2014) If you have not read Reckless yet, I highly recommend you read it before diving into the sequel as it starts right where Reckless left off with no reinterating. For those of you who have read Reckless let's get started.

Fearless by Priscilla West

If you can recall at the end of Reckless Jax and Riley had managed to escape the Reapers and Jax's father with their lives. However, not without injuries. As Riley was about to ride off with Jax, she made an impulsively dangerous decision.

She hurled a flaming bottle towards Jax's childhood home causing not only the house to be on fire but the Reapers bikes and his fathers car as well.

Once his father had been informed of the situation, he vowed vengeance.

They were on the road but still in fear. She advised for Jax to keep talking to her, when he told her to get him home. She reluctantly took him home as he wished instead of taking him to the hospital.

When they arrived at home they were relieved that they made it and were grateful the rest of the band was at a party.

As Riley was cleaning Jax up and tending to his wounds she noticed a severe multicolored bruise from his side to halfway across his body. Jax stated it is not as bad as it looks and that he has had much worse, promising her that if it got any worse he would call a doctor.

The morning after, Riley ran downstairs to find Jax looking better and telling his band mates he had sustained his injuries after winning a game of pool.

The night the band was to play Riley thought he should reschedule and give himself time to heal. He stated he needed to go on tonight not just for the fans but for a way to let go of everything that happened.

However, while on stage he had pushed his body to the limit. The result, forcing him to heal not only physically but also emotionally.

Will the method that helps him to heal be what rips them apart?

I LOVED THIS BOOK! I loved that the author takes you from the first book right into the second, The story was raw and very realistic! I felt as though I was there right along with them step by step. They are the perfect book couple! Do NOT miss out on this incredible series and its heart stopping action.

(said to be released November 17, 2014)


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

Friday, November 14, 2014

Snow Angels, Secrets And Christmas Cake By Sue Watson

Hey everyone, I hope you are staying warm and cozy during this cold fall as we are forced to dive into a frosty winter. My go to philosophy during the cold is to hibernate with a book and a cup of hot cocoa. The book I have to share with you is a humorous story to jump start the Christmas spirit.

Snow Angels, Secrets and Christmas Cake by Sue Watson

Tamsin Angel is used to the finer things in life. Fancy clothes, the perfect house and has the plans for a Winter Wonderland Christmas set in motion. Her only concerns were to get her home ready for the holiday, take the perfect family photo and hold everything together.

Easier said than done, her husband Simon was working late again and it would be another year of having him Photoshopped into the family photo.

When the door chimed she thought it was Simon and that he must have been able to able to get away from work after all.

To her shocking surprise, it was not Simon but two bailiffs with a possessive warrant to take her home. At first, she thought it must be a big misunderstanding but was quickly informed her husband had known for weeks.

 Within a split second she had lost her home and was penniless.

Her sister Sam offered Tamsin a place to stay with her and Sam's son Jacob.

Sam Angel lived a more modest life caring for her son and running her own business, The White Angel Bakery. While Sam is a hard worker and continues to put one foot in front of the other she struggles to let her boyfriend Richard into her heart. After losing her husband Steve, years before.

While the two sisters live under the same roof they are both faced with challenges they must over come. With all that life throws at them will they rise together or fall apart?

I liked this book and it was very funny through out the book. It pulled me in with its humor but I found it difficult for the story to keep its grip on my attention.


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Undertow By Jen Greyson

Hey everyone, I am not sure what part of the world everyone is from. Where I am located it is autumn. I am not ready for the inevitable cold weather that will soon creep up on me. I am like a bear I hibernate. Unlike bears I prefer to curl up with books instead of sleep. Where ever you are located I hope you are comfy with a few books to enjoy. If you love reality television and books I have the perfect book for you. Even if you are like me and do not view reality television you will still enjoy this book!

Undertow by Jen Greyson

Sangria Henlie is an entertainment law intern who has little interest in watching television. During her free time, she would rather be at a car auction.
Her world changes course when her firm takes on reality television client, Mateo Darger.

Mateo  is very busy with the family shipping business and does not put having a relationship on the list of priorities. However, when he realizes the advertising benefits Mateo decides to go along with his uncle's idea of being on the reality show, Undertow.

Mateo and Sangria had met a year previously, at a car auction. Needless to say, Mateo left a lasting impression on Sangria.
So, when the two were face to face again it brought emotions to the surface.

Sangria, being the professional she is, is determined to remain professional. After all, he would soon be sailing out of her life. Right?

Wrong, Mateo wants her to be a contestant on the show. After a few rounds of lets make a deal she reluctantly accepts.

Once out to sea she begins to realizes she may have to be more involved than she expected. 

 All for show or true love?

I LOVED THIS BOOK! I myself do not like reality television. I could relate with Sangria while at the same time sympathizing with the other characters perspectives. Whether you like reality television or not you will enjoy this book!


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

Monday, November 3, 2014

Marked By Rebecca Zanetti

Hey everyone, I have the perfect combination of action and love to share with you!

Marked by Rebecca Zanetti

What if you were the one human being non human races wanted to get their hands on? Well, that was the rock in a hard place situation Janie Kayrs was in.

Janie Kayrs was a well trained human with the gift of visions. Her mother a human, her adopted father, a vampire and the only father she had ever known.

For years Janie had visions of peace talks. So, when it came to be her reality she knew she had to attend. However, the fact that no visions had extended past the peace talks made her nervous and afraid but she was determined for the nearly two decade war among the races to end.

The key players in attendance were Dage,the king of the Realm, Vivian Northcutt, the leader of the witches, Kalin, the current leader of the Kurjans, Suri the demon leader and his nephew, Zane.

Zane was a demon, vampire, shifter mix who was known to many as The Ghost.

Zane and Janie were childhood friends since she was five years old. The two had met in dream worlds her entire life. So, you can imagine her shock when he entered the room.

As things were under way the key players voiced their demands. Demands starting boiling when one of Kalin's demands was access to Janie. However, it was no secret that Kalin wanted to mate with Janie.

When Suri was finished making his demands Zane surprisingly stood up and made demands of his own, that there will no Kurjan access to Janie and that although she will have choice over her own destiny she will be his.

Janie becoming his is easier said than done. Janie maybe human but she is a wild card who may need some convincing and tough love if he even has a shot with Janie and a chance to right wrongs.

Only time will tell if there is any hope.

I LOVED THIS BOOK!!! The book was action packed from start to finish! It kept me needing to read more! 

(said to be released December 22, 2014)


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

No Time Like Forever By Zoe York

Hey everyone, I hope you all are doing well. I have been enjoying the lovely autumn weather and of course, reading! I have a wonderful love story to share with you!

No Time Like Forever by Zoe York

Mari Beadie was a bartender at the one and only local pub but her passion was music. She loved being able to write lyrics between the lunch and dinner rush with the nights usually ending at a decent time. That is until, retired hockey player Chase Miller came back to town and became a regular.

As long as he was around she found it difficult to write, it annoyed her that his celebrity status attracted fans not customers.

Chase Miller retired from the sport after an auto accident, leaving him in a funk. So, he would go to the pub frequently to have a drink and some lunch.

One day while returning inside from taking a phone call Chase overheard the conversation between Mari and her persistent ex boyfriend, Joel. 

Joel, would not accept the fact that they were never going to get back together. 

Chase stepped in playing the part of her "boyfriend" making it believable with a kiss. After the  sparks flying kiss they shared neither one could stop thinking about it.

Meanwhile. back home Chase had a monkey of his own on his back.

His well meaning mother had been trying to encourage him to date again. So, to get her off his back he told her that he has a girlfriend.
He just had to convince Mari to play along. 

The question is, how much of the act is just for show?

I LOVED THIS BOOK!!! The way Chase was with Mari made my heart melt. This book was very touching! I WILL be reading more from Ms. York in the future!

This book was released October 21, 2014. If you love contemporary romance READ THIS BOOK!!


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Roulette By Megan Mulry

Hey everyone, I hope you all are are dong well. I have a uniquely intense read to share today.

Roulette by Megan Mulry

Miki Durand is a half Russian half French woman who is a professor at USC. She has everything a mature adult woman could want: a cardiologist boyfriend, a great job, a house, friends, and parents.
Miki is determined to have a stable and reliable future. Her plan does not include taking over her fathers company, Voyanovski's Industries.

She and her boyfriend Landon enjoy a farewell dinner before Miki leaves to go to Russia for two weeks, to see her father. Over dinner the two agree to move in together upon her return.

When she arrives in St. Petersburg,  her uncle Alexei informs her that her father is in the hospital with pneumonia. She is taken to the hospital to see her father. Her visit with him is brief as he soon falls to sleep.

When Alexei and Miki return to the hospital they are shocked to learn her father has passed suddenly in his sleep.

Even though her and her father were never close like a father and daughter should be but they were linked in other ways. 

Miki's father was all business with very little pleasure which left almost no emotional connection. Her mother on the other hand was the exact opposite, care free and adventurous.

Miki uses the two weeks to help out temporarily However, when possible investor   
Jérôme Michel de Villiers comes into her life he takes her breath away and sweeps her off her feet.

 Jérôme Michel de Villiers is a french playboy business man who enjoys the finer things in life.
 Is it possible for Miki to let go and be happy? Will Jérôme ever be a one woman man?

Sometimes you have to lose everything you thought you wanted to figure out who you were meant to be.

I REALLY enjoyed this book! I must admit this book took me awhile to get pulled into it but once the story took off I zoomed through it!

(This book is said to be released December 02, 2014)


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

Monday, October 20, 2014

Can't Always Get What You Want By Chelsey Krause

Hey everyone, I have a tug at your heart love story to stare with you. WARNING this book may require a box of tissues, not included. :)

 Can't Always Get What You Want by Chelsey Krause

It is said that there is someone out there for everyone but does a person only have one soul mate?

Sophie Richards is a nurse who works in acute care and fills in to help with the Emergency Room when needed. More often than not she complains about her career choice yet is as compassionate and understanding with the patients as she can be.

While Sophie is at her best friend Samira's house for the evening, Samira informs her that she cannot attend the Jagger Bombs concert that the two had made plans to go see months ago.

Sophie was looking forward to going with her best friend but understands. Samira suggests Sophie  call Brett Nicholson, a man Sophie has never met to go in Samira's place. After weighing all her options she gives Brett a call.

Brett Nicholson is the business partner of Samira's other half, Narayan. Oddly enough, Brett and Sophie have a brief yet enjoyable conversation and agree to meet up before the concert.

Sophie starts to wonder what she has gotten herself into. It has been five years since she lost her first true love. After giving herself a pep talk she thinks of the concert ahead and takes her first step towards life and all its possibilities instead of just coasting and existing.

 Sophie finds Brett HOT and is pleasantly surprised that he seems to like the same music she does as he mouths the words to the songs. After the concert he insists on walking her to her car.

While he walks her to her car she realizes how easy he is to talk to while enjoying playful banter, they arrive at her car before she knows it but not before the two agree to meet up again.

Upon meeting up for coffee the two agree to start with friendship and to see what happens.

Will Sophie be able to cherish the past while moving on towards a brighter future?

I REALLY LOVED THIS BOOK! It had me laughing from the start which drew me in, as I read on it made me smile.Other times, it pulled at my heart and brought tears to my eyes. This book has ALL the feels! Do NOT miss out on reading this FANTASTIC BOOK!!! 
(said to be released January 13, 2015)


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

Friday, October 17, 2014

More Than Exes By Elizabeth Briggs

Hey everyone, I have a cute novella to share with you today!

More Than Exes by Elizabeth Briggs

I am sure you all have heard the saying good guys never get the girl.

Kyle Cross, keyboardist of the band Villain Complex knows the saying all too well. His true love broke his heart three years ago. He had a few girlfriends since then but none of them were Alexis Monroe.

Kyle, Hector and Jared were in LA for Battle of the Bands, UCLA vs USC,the winner would recieve a $1,000, a gig at a bigger club on Hollywood Blvd and a $1,000 donation to the winning college's music program. USC had won the past two years. So, UClA's Villain Complex was determined to put USC's Rubber Horse in their place.

 Almost all the members of Villain Complex had arrived hours early but they were curious as to where their bassist Becca was.

Kyle noticed a girl was talking with the bassist of their biggest rival of the USC bands, Rubber Horse. He was shocked to find out that the girl who caught his attention was his ex.

Alexis Monroe had traded in her Princeton heels and tied over the shoulder cardigans for a leather jacket and studded boots. 

She was supposed to be in Princeton not in LA at Battle of the Bands.

This may be Kyle's only chance to either get the closure he needs for his heart to heal or for a second chance with the girl who broke his heart.

I enjoyed this cute bad boy read! (said to be released October 28, 2014)


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Curse Defiers By Denise Grover Swank

Hello everyone, I have a perfect read for Halloween to share with you.

The Curse Defiers by Denise Grover Swank

When a lost colony reappears a month and a half ago it can only mean one thing, a four-hundred-year-old curse has been broken. With the curse broken the gate to hell is cracked, giving evil the means of escape.

Elinor Dare Lancaster is one of two Curse Keepers, a responsibility passed down from generation to generation. As if being a Curse Keeper was not enough to handle, Ellie is also the witness of creation.

Collin Dailey, the other Curse Keeper is linked to Ellie. He has proven to not be entirely trustworthy in the past and he is reluctant to share what he knows.

Ellie is linked to Collin but her heart be longs to her boyfriend.

David Preston is a college professor whose specialty is North American studies. He helps her find information, piece it together and then try to come up with a plan to keep her and the rest of humanity safe.

One evening while walking home from work a demon in the form of an elderly woman approached her. When Ellie asked the woman what she wanted the woman replied, I am here to tell your future.

As Ellie was in a hurry to tell David what happened he had some information of his own to share.

David's ex girlfriend Allison who is also a history professor is an expert on old weaponry, was invited to examine a collection. Allison informs him that she believes she has something that he will want to see. 

Just as Ellie was packing to leave town she receives a call from Tom Helmsworth, a police officer insisting that she meet him at the police station to talk. Officer Helmsworth informed her that  people with non serious illnesses were coming up dead. After a second patient had died an autopsy was performed and shockingly there was no heart.

Tom had called her in having his own suspicions of supernatural involvement. After reassuring him that this is the first time of hearing of the incidents He told her to find out what was doing this and to take care of it.

Will Ellie be the salvation or the destruction of the world?

I really enjoyed this book! The story is original with twists and turns, mystery and action. This book held my interest keeping me up late in the evening, turning page after page!


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Elite By Rachel Van Dyken

Hey everyone, I hope everyone is having a pleasant weekend. I hope everyone has been able to find time to read a good book, if you are currently searching for a good book I have a great one for you!

Elite by Rachel Van Dyken

After Tracey Rooks lost her parents at a young age, she was raised by her grandparents on a Wyoming farm. After losing her grandmother Tracey seizes the chance to secure a future for herself and to be able to help out her grandfather in the long run by entering to win an annual scholarship to attend Eagle Elite University. To her surprise, she wins and is anxious and nervous to leave her grandfather and begin college life.

When she arrives at Eagle Elite University it is not at all what she expected. Her grandpa had not even left yet when  two boys who were not exactly welcoming, confronted them.

Once she and her grandfather were informed that no parents are allowed in the dorms they said their goodbyes.

While rummaging through her purse to find her welcome packet that had been mailed to her. Nixon, one of the boys who had confronted her when she arrived was quick to lay out the following rules:

  • Do not touch the Elect.
  • Do not look at the Elect
  • Do not speak to the Elect.
  • Privileges are to be earned.
Nixon is in charge at the school, not the teachers or even the Dean. Nixon's small group of friends take orders from him and if anything shady occurs the school administrators look the other way.

When Nixon finds out she is not just the New Girl or Farm girl as the Elect call her
everything changes and not just the rules.Which, leaves her with more questions than answers. Once she gets the answers she seeks, will she be able to handle the truth and all that goes with it?

I LOVED THIS BOOK! It was a very unique, and imaginative college type story. I will definitely be reading more from this author in the future! (said to be released October 14, 2014)


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Sanctuary By Eden Bradley

Hey everyone, the book I have to share with you is for ADULTS ONLY.

Sanctuary by Eden Bradley

Devin Delaney let her friend Kimmie talk her into going to Club X on fetish night. Every Friday the wicked and kinky would enter the Ring if they wanted to be shown the S&M treatment.

Devin a graphic designer, who always felt she had to be in control was surprised how seeing the two women being flogged awakened desires in her she never knew she had.

Not only did the act itself excite her but the thought of being flogged by a certain professional Dom named Shaye Vincent brought a rush of need to her as well.

Shaye Vincent an owner of a consulting firm also worked at Club X for fun. His father's haunting words remained in his head, when you need someone you lose control of your life. These words and his past have kept him from being in a relationship.

Devin could not bring herself to give into temptation the first time she was at Club X but after no longer being able to clear her mind of the fantasy images of Shaye having control over her she walked into Club X and entered the Ring.

Upon her entering the Ring it awakened more than just desires between the two of them.

I LOVED this book! In the past I have not been able to read too many books of this nature. Most books of this type just feel forced and do not flow together. However, Ms. Bradley is a rare exception. Her book drew me in at the start and by the end I wanted a sequel! It was the perfect combination of chemistry, kinkiness and sweetness. I will be adding her to my must read author list!
(this book is said to be released December 02, 2014)


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Handpicked By Dani Oden

Hey everyone I have a college suspense read to share with you today.

Handpicked by Dani Oden

Jill Holloway was not too enthused about the idea of joining a sorority. However, her best friend Lindy was to be third generation Greek and had talked Jill into rushing.

Jill was not too impressed with the previous preference events she attended but the last one, Iota Beta won her over. Upon leaving the Iota Beta house she notices guys lined up on the sidewalk the one frat guy who catches her eye took notice of her too and he handed her a rose.

 Soon after, Jill was ecstatic to find out she had been accepted by Iota Beta. Lindy who was also accepted by Iota Beta did not share her friends enthusiasm.

Soon the two best friends stumble upon a fellow sister named Hannah and become fast friends.

Things quickly go from fun and dressy to unknown and mysterious. The sorority sisters gathered into a limo and were taken to a winery where a trick was played before the party officially kicked off.

While partying one of the girls had an accident and was taken away. She was never seen again after that night.

As things start to unravel the three quickly suspect that the sorority may be hiding more than just the average sorority secrets.

I liked how this story was suspenseful and kept me wanting to find out the truth right along with them.


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

Friday, October 3, 2014

The Fault In Our Stars By John Green

Hey everyone, I have decided to read a book from my personal T.B.R. pile. I know MOST everyone has read the book I have to share with you today. With that being said, I saw the film so I had to read the film to know the thoughts running through the characters heads. Normally, I read the books before watching the film adaption but not this time.

 The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

Hazel Grace Lancaster's parents feel she is depressed so they insist she attend a support group for children and teens living with cancer. The day she puts up her best efforts to try to get out of going changes her life forever.

Hazel was diagnosed at the age of thirteen with cancer. Now, at the age of sixteen she has become a realist. When she first sees Augustus Waters she finds him attractive. However, she is intrigued by his words as he shares his story.

Augustus Waters lost his leg to cancer and uses a prosthetic but he did not lose his spirit in the process.

Augustus catches Hazel off guard when he compliments her and asks her to come over to his place to watch a film. He manages to convince her and not scare her away with his driving skills or lack there of.

The two connect over her favorite book An Imperial Affliction but the book ends abruptly leaving the reader with many unanswered questions. Augustus is determined to do whatever he can to get Hazel the answers she seeks. Even, if it means the two traveling to Amsterdam to get them.

Life is a gift that can be taken at any moment. Make every moment count. In the end we all will be someones memory. 

I LOVED this book! I was pleasantly surprised at how  close the film adaption is to the book! Of course there were a few differences  off and on. However, I have not seen a film adaption so closely in-sync with the book in a VERY long time. WARNING read with a box of tissues near by. These kind of books do not normally make tears stream down but this book squeezed my heart and touched my soul.


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

Monday, September 29, 2014

Reckless By Priscilla West

Hey everyone, I have an amazing book to share with you!

Reckless by Priscilla West

Riley and her coworker Jen stumbled upon a sign advertising a dive bar called the Wallabee Pub. A band announced as the Cocks was playing. Everyone was going MAD! clothes were flying, people were screaming and fights were started.

Riley was a business professional during the week but had a wild side on the weekends. Her Achilles heel, bad boys. So, when she heard the singers seductive voice she had to get a peek at the performer. When he came into view he noticed her too,made his way to her and whispered for her meet him backstage.

After a not so easy venture she made it backstage. However, when she learned what a jerk he was she decided to teach him an unforgettable lesson, never expecting to see him again.

Riley woke up the next morning with a hangover and an email from her boss informing her of an assignment, tour accountant for a band. While going over the paperwork the only clue as to the name of the band is HC.

The first day on the job she asked for bills and receipts and was advised to wait for Jax. When Riley and Jax recognized each other from that Saturday at the Wallabee they were both shocked.

Jax is a sexy hot rock star, women love him their boyfriends want to kick his ass.

Riley laid all the cards out on the table informing Jax she would not be mixing business with pleasure. What Jax heard is challenge accepted.

I LOVED THIS BOOK! This book was packed with laugh out load moments, smart ass banter, manipulation, romance, and an intense ending with a cliffhanger. This is the first book I have ever read from Ms. West and I look forward to reading more from her in the future!


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Her Winning Formula By Shannyn Schroeder

Hey everyone, the book I have to share with you today is the final novella in the trilogy. This novella can be read as a stand alone but if you have not read the previous novellas, Her Best Shot and Her Perfect Game I highly recommend you doing so. I  wrote a review for Her Best Shot, the first novella in the trilogy on July 21, 2014 said to be released September 29, 2014. The second novella is Her Perfect Game, I wrote the review on August 30, 2014, said to be released October 27, 2014.

Her Winning Formula by Shannyn Schroeder

Three best friends were supposed to enjoy a final spring break vacation before they each divided and conquered their individual paths in adulthood.  However, their plans did not work out, leaving Felicity Stone to her own devices.

Felicity is a chemistry major who has a formula worked out for her life, graduate Harvard and work at her fathers lab creating her own fragrance. However, when it comes to meeting people she is not a social butterfly.

While waiting on a plane to get to South Padre Island, Texas. She unexpectedly meets Lucas Tanner, who informs her not to leave her bag unattended, as he cannot be late arriving to his destination.

Lucas Tanner is an attractive special education teacher and baseball coach, who has a fear of planes during take off and landing. Lucky for him Felicity is sitting next to him. Felicity is not much of a conversationalist except with her two best friends, but with Lucas she finds it enjoyably easy.

When Lucas learns that Felicity's plans of meeting up with her friends did not work out he asks her to be his fake date to his brothers wedding to avoid his ex who happens to be the maid of honor from trying to reconcile. 

Sometimes, the best times are not planned.

I LOVED THIS NOVELLA AND THIS TRILOGY!!! This novella was an enjoyable page turner! It has the feel of a favorite feel good film that you could watch over and over and not get tired of. I could read this trilogy several times more! Do NOT miss out on this trilogy and/or this novella! 

(said to be released November 24, 2014)


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Want It By Jennifer Chance

Hey everyone if you enjoy a love story that packs a punch then this next book is for you.

Want It by Jennifer Chance

One night crashed Erin Connelly and Zander James's world! 

Erin Connelly made a decision four years ago to call 911 when a race between her boyfriend, Zander James and his friend ended badly. A call that ended their relationship and altered Zander's future.

Four years later, the two meet face to face at the funeral of Zander's father. Erin has two goals. The first to pay her respects and second to find out some survival information.

Erin has always been the one to rescue her mother from one crazy misadventure to another but this time her mother has gotten in over her head.

Zander James is an Army Ranger who did not get to follow his dreams of becoming an officer, thanks to Erin. Even though, he still has animosity towards her he cannot deny to himself that he continues to hold a burning torch for her. When she begins to ask for survival information he realizes she is about to walk right into danger. Zander gives her no choice but to take him with her.

While on this seek and rescue mission he is strategic but what is his strategy for love? Can he handle the truth?

I REALLY enjoyed this book! It was fast paced action with steamy connections. 

(said to be released December 9, 2014)

Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Unstoppable By Melody Grace

Hey everyone, I have a romantic read with an interesting twist to share with you.

Unstoppable by Melody Grace

A bad boy can be thrilling, intoxicating and adventurous. However, sometimes a bad boy can be a lost soul heading down a dark path of self destruction, leaving loved ones to ask why and what if.
Having to rebuild herself after the loss of her former boyfriend Tegan Callahan is determined not to get involved with another bad boy.

While in Vegas she comes across a man named Ryland James who catches her off-guard with a searing kiss before she disappears into a crowd heading to her brothers home in Beachwood Bay.

Ryland James has been caught between a rock and a hard place for years. So, after one night of luck he assumes he is free from the shackles. He heads home to reconnect with the family he left behind, looking for a fresh start.

While in Beachwood Bay  Tegan and Ryland are shocked to see each other again. After all, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas right or are things just getting started?

I enjoyed this book! It was raw, sweet and intense! This book made the time fly by! (said to be released September 19, 2014)


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Rock Courtship By Nalini Singh

Hey everyone, Nalini Singh has done it again with another, ROCKED OUT read! This novella can be read as a stand alone. However, if you have not read Rock Addiction (Reviewed on August 09, 2014 released on September 09, 2014) I highly recommend you pick it up! You do NOT want to miss a beat of this series!

Rock Courtship by Nalini Singh

Schoolboy Choir is a hot sensation. While the four best friends love making music, they are each unique.

David the drummer of Schoolboy Choir is also known as the Gentleman of Rock. However, he is far from being a push over, he can without a doubt hold his own when necessary. Years have passed since he has been into women throwing themselves at him. His sights have been set on one woman for so long, that he finally works up the courage to ask her out.

Thea is the band's publicist with a very strict rule not to date clients. So, when David asks Thea out she politely turns him down using work obligations as an excuse.

David being stubborn and determined decides to get her attention in a way she cannot ignore. After all, some rules are made to be broken.

I LOVED THIS BOOK! The storyline was AMAZING! The characters were realistic! I was drawn into their world and wanted to stay there. I did NOT want it to end! This series is addicting! I said it before and I will say it again, Singh NEVER disappoints! (said to be released September 30, 2014)


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Sideswiped By Lia Riley

Hey everyone, the book I will be sharing with you today is the sequel to Upside Down. (reviewed on August 15, 2014) If you have not read Upside Down checkout my review and read the book!

Sideswiped by Lia Riley

Talia Stolfi has been granted a temporary visa to return to Australia to finish her senior thesis and graduate. Of course, there is the added bonus of living with her Aussie boyfriend Bran Lockhart.

Bran Lockhart nervously awaits Talia's arrival at the airport. He is nervous for two reasons the first being afraid that she will change her mind about coming to Australia. Second his fear on flying due to a near death experience on a previous flight he was on.

Talia Stolfi arrives safely and the two are at each other like flies on honey. Everything is going great on the surface but the clock is ticking down to the day Talia's visa will expire. Desperate for them to stay together Bran comes up with a plan. However, his plan would involve sacrifices to be made.
Bran has always dreamed of Antarctica. Talia has always been interested in joining the Peace Corps.

Bran is willing to sacrifice his dream to stay together but is she? Is it possible to follow your dreams and your heart?

I LOVED THIS BOOK! It was sweet, intense, and romantic! (This book is said to be released 
October 07, 2014.) I am already anxiously awaiting the third book, Inside Out! This is one series you do not want to miss!


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Unwritten By Chelsea M. Cameron

Hey everyone, I have an enjoyable read to share with you today!

Unwritten by Chelsea M. Cameron

Blaire Walton is a literary tattooed librarian by day and a coauthor with her best friend Raine by night. Very few people know they and their pen name Scarlet Rose are one in the same.

One day while working at the library she meets Declan the father of a little boy named Drake. Drake is not the only one who is smitten.

Declan is a sexy Brit who has made an impression in more ways than one.

When Blair tells Raine about her brief encounter with Declan she encourages Blair to ask Declan out. However Declan beats her to the punch.

While Declan and Blair enjoy each others company Blair has alter-motives for dating Declan than just personal interests. As for Declan he has a past that causes him to steer clear of relationships.

When everything is revealed what changes will come about?

I really LOVED book! From the romantic aspect to the family interactions and everything in between!


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

Sunday, September 7, 2014

The Edge Of You By Theresa DaLayne

Hey everyone, I know it has been a few days. It has been a whirlwind lately. I have a touching story to share with you today.

The Edge Of You by Theresa DaLayne

No matter how hard you try to escape the past in someways it will always be a part of you. Somethings in life good and bad transform you whether you want it to or not.

Maya decides to give up everything she has worked so hard for to keep her family together. Six months ago a tragic loss leaves her once happy family shattered and looking for a fresh start in Kodiak, Alaska.

Jake is an extremely hard worker with a lot of responsibility riding on his shoulders, school, employment, and making sure his mother is cared for.

 When Maya and Jake meet a strong connection is undeniable as they become each others anchor.

Huge discoveries can be made in small places and shine bright in the cloudiest of times.

I liked this book. The story was realistic and tugs at your heart. (said to be released September 25, 2014.)


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

Monday, September 1, 2014

Isn't She Lovely By Lauren Layne

Hello Everyone, I hope you had a marvelous Labor Day! Goodbye August Hello September! So, lets kick this month off right!

Isn't She Lovely by Lauren Layne

When Stephanie and Ethan first bumped into each other they did not exactly hit it off. Unless you count trading jabs of sarcasm and stereotypes. So, when they find out they are not only in the same film class but are paired up to work on an assignment together  the crazy train is set in motion.

Stephanie Kendrick is intelligent yet she is the  keep to yourself type who would rather hide in corners than be the life of the party. She avoids her family like the plague so much so that she signed up for a summer film class and moved in with her cheating ex.

Ethan Price is the boy who has his it all including his future planned out from A-Z, has decided to take a break from family expectations and take a summer course.

When Stephanie and Ethan end up playing I will scratch your back if you scratch mine the claws come out. However, how deep will they go and when all is said and done what will remain in the end.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book! The chemistry between these two was perfect. I laughed so hard at their banter, felt compassion towards their situations and pulling for opposites to attract.


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Her Perfect Game By Shannyn Schroeder

Hey everyone, I have an awesome book to tell you about. If you have an interest in internet games this is the book for you!

Her Perfect Game by Shannyn Schroeder

Charlie Castle decides to go to a convention instead of meeting up with her best friends for spring break. With her big secret of dropping out of school looming over her head she needs the prize money to settle her for awhile and hopes for the chance to get her foot in the door to a career.

Charlie Castle is an intelligent, skilled, driven and a plot your own course kind of woman. When she unexpectedly runs into the ex who abandoned her years ago things oddly fall back into a comfortable rhythm.

Jonah Best is the ex who broke Charlie's heart years ago. However, he has never gotten over her. Will he ever be able to make things right after all this time or will she be the one to abandon him?

I REALLY LOVED THIS BOOK! This book was a VERY FUN page turner! I did not want the story to end! I really enjoy this authors work! (said to be released October 27, 2014)


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Right Kind Of Wrong By Chelsea Fine

Hey everyone, Have you ever had something wrong feel so right? That is what the following book is about.

Right Kind Of Wrong by Chelsea Fine

Jenna Lacombe receives a call while unpacking in her Arizona State University dorm. Her mother states that Jenna's grandmother is not doing well and  that she is needed at home in New Orleans, Louisiana. However, Jenna is well aware of how her grandmother cries wolf and does not believe the story but agrees to come visit her family.

Jack Oliver has family matters of his own to deal with in Little Vail, Louisiana.When Jack learns of Jeanna's plans of driving to her hometown he insists that he ride with her. Now, Jack just has to talk her into it.

Jenna is a control, take charge kind of woman with a life plan all mapped out in her head. However, her future plans do not include love in any part of the equation.

Jack is different than any guy she has come across. Even him so much as saying her name makes her feel things she does not want to feel. Once Jenna learns ALL about Jack will she remain and conquer or cut the ties that bind?

I LOVED THIS BOOK! It has everything wrapped into a cozy burrito, love, family loyalty, laughter, and action. (said to be released September 2, 2014)


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Three Nights With A Rock Star By Amber Lin & Shari Slade

Hey everyone, I have a HOT and EXTREMELY FIERCE book to share with you today! I know I have put warning on a few of my post previously. However, do the content and subject matter I feel I must warn you again that this book is for ADULTS ONLY. Also, to enjoy this book at all you MUST have an open mind.

Three Nights With A Rock Star by Amber Lin/Shari Slade

Hailey recently found out that her little sister Chloe is pregnant. However, Chloe is adamant about not revealing who the father is. Hailey feeling a sense of responsibility for her sister is on a mission to find out who the father is and talk sense into him.

She comes across Lock the main man in charge, pleads her case and asks if she can act as a groupie for three days to ask questions and confront the expecting father.

Lock agrees but only if she signs a contact agreeing to his terms of having control over her. A lot can happen in a small amount of time. How quickly can a person change?

I really enjoyed this book! It was a crazy out of control wild ride for the mind. It also showed how deep family loyalty can run while also finding the inner freak inside.


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

Saturday, August 23, 2014

The Summer Of Jake By Rachel Bailey

Hey everyone, I am back to share another heartwarming tale with you!

 The Summer of Jake by Rachel Bailey

Annalise Farley is recently out of work but has always had a talent for designing. One day she receives a phone call from her best friends brother, Jake Maxwell. Jake asks Annalise to meet him for coffee to ask a favor of her in person. Stunned that Jake Maxwell, her teenage crush would be calling her she agrees.

Jake Maxwell is a pro surfer turned business man but he is still the same Jake Annalise has always known. He walked in with his shaggy hair, and dark eyes wearing a T-shirt and faded jeans.  Annalise felt attracted to him just as much now if not more so.

Annalise was shocked to find out that the favor he wanted to ask of her was for her to help make him more sophisticated to catch the interest of Scarlett. In returned for her help he agreed to pay her a consultant's fee and agree to take on two designs in his store.

A little hesitant at first he agreed to the terms. However, Annalise soon realizes the feelings she had long ago are still there but is determined to keep them in check, help him get the girl and she gets her foot in the door for a promising career. Easy right? Nothing is ever that easy when it comes to love.

I really enjoyed this book! A fun beach read for the summer or to enjoy on a beautiful day under a big shady tree.


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

Friday, August 22, 2014

A Seductive Melody By Crista McHugh

Hello everyone! I hope your summer has been enjoyable! I have a touching love story that speaks of a struggle for some people to overcome to tell you about.

A Seductive Melody by Crista McHugh

Ethan Kelly is a musician who lost his band mate and best friend Tyler Bransford, to a heroin overdose. Losing Tyler was a fierce wake up call to get clean. While attending a Narcotics Anonymous meeting he notices a beautiful woman trying to line him up.

Becca Shore is former addict who has been clean for several years. She not only understands the struggles of recovery from heroin, she also understands his desire to remain in hiding from the public eye. So, when asked to be his temporary sponsor until he finds his own she agrees.

Neither Ethan nor Becca are given information about each others  high profile status. What started out as Becca helping Ethan, turns into them being each others rock in more ways than one.

I LOVED this book! The story line was the perfect blend of passion and realism. (said to be released September 15, 2014) Crista McHugh is one of my newly found favorite authors!


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Worth The Fall By Claudia Connor

Hey everyone, I love military books as much as the next! I do not know about you guys but when I think of military reads the word action comes to mind. I was pleasantly surprised this book was different.

Worth The Fall by Claudia Connor

Matt McKinney was suckered in by his cousin Rob to give him a ride to the beach. Tired of the normal beach bunny crowd and feeling rather annoyed Matt decided to go for a walk. Little did he know a walk to the shore and a little boys football would change so much.

Matt McKinney was a thirty four year old active duty Navy Seal who was on his last week of mandatory medical leave. When a little boy who was not very good at catch was frustrated Matt tried to encourage him to keep practicing. After finding out the boys father had passed he agreed to toss the ball around. After a short time had passed the boys mother came to tell him to go play with his sister.

Abby Davis was a mother of four soon to be five. She had planned to give her children a memorable vacation. Even though, her friend pulled out. What she had not planned on was meeting a sexy persistent gentleman who was not only interested in her but had a soft spot for her children.

Matt has guilt issues over the loss of a friend. Abby is afraid to let anyone get close after enduring a tragic past. Will their time together end at the beach or is this the beginning of a new path on uncharted territory?

I really liked this book! It has heart and all the feels! (said to be released September 9, 2014)


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

Friday, August 15, 2014

Upside Down By Lia Riley

Hey everyone, our book adventure today takes us to the land down under!

Upside Down by Lia Riley

After the death of Talia's sister Pippa, Talia's world is torn apart. Her mom and dad are no longer together, her academics have suffered and her O.C.D. has gotten worse. Her mother has funded her a five month trip to Australia.

While on her trip Talia comes to the rescue of a guy in a koala bear suit. The guy in the koala bear suit and a business man get into a heated discussion gone too far. However, no good deed goes unpunished when he ends up being rude to her.

Talia heads to the bar to meet up with a local by the name of Jazza. Jazza introduces her to Bran. She is shocked to learn he is the guy in the koala bear suit.

Bran has had hardships of his own in the past that have caused him to go from girl to girl to try and numb his pain However, Talia's is different from anyone he has known.

When Bran notices her flaws that no one else seems to notice he calls her out on it.She is intrigued and drawn to him.

After all the cards are out on the table, are these two meant to be?

I really enjoyed this book! The characters were realistic and the book held my interest from beginning to end.


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Girl He Knows By Kristi Rose

Hey Everyone! If you love laugh out loud romantic reads this next book is perfect for you!

The Girl He Knows by Kristi Rose

Paisley wakes up in the bed same bad with Hank.

Hank is her best friend Gigi's brother. They wake up to the sounds of Hank's mother advising Hank to wake. Paisley becomes frantic and decides to sneak out the window. Hank on the other hand does not see the big deal as their two family's are close.

Paisley is recently divorced and wants to test the waters. Hank wants more than just a one night stand. He suggests a no strings attached arrangement. Reluctantly Paisley agrees.

Sometimes, when you whether the storm you come out a different person than you once were. If you are lucky good friends and loved ones will be there to see you come out on top. However, it does not mean you will not have to fight your own fears for what you want.

Once Paisley rediscovers herself will it be to late?

I really LOVED this book it was heartfelt and had me laughing constantly throughout! I could really relate to the crazy funny antics and words these characters shared. (said to be released August 18, 2014)


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Before He Was Gone By Becky Wicks

Hey everyone, I am back again with another fantastic read to tell you about!

Before He Was Gone by Becky Wicks

Alyssa applies to popular reality television program Deserted, shortly after her own reality comes crashing down. To her amazement she is one of the ten chosen to be sent to an abandoned island for the maximum of eight weeks. Where she will have to leave the comforts of home, face challenges, and work with others to win the game to invest in her future.

 Among the nine other selected contestants she meets Joshua.

Joshua is determined and strong willed but when he meets Alyssa, he soon realizes she may be the most dangerous one of them all to ruin his game plan of winning the prize money and having a future.

Alyssa knew there would be challenges to face However, some pieces you do not discover until the puzzle is almost done.

I LOVED this book! I could not put it down! I found myself picking sides, deciding friends or foes and wanting to cheer the characters on during each challenge. (said to be released August 25, 2014)


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Rock Addiction By Nalini Singh

Hello everyone, I am excited to tell you about Ms. Singh's pilot book in a brand new series! I am a long time fan of her Guild Hunter series! So, getting to read and review this book is truly an honor!

Rock Addiction by Nalini Singh

Molly Webster is a librarian who lives life with caution but the moment steamy rock star  Zachary Fox asks her for a ride, her life changes tempo. She allows her desire to take over and indulge in a one night stand.

 Zachary Fox felt more than a sexual connection to her. However, Fox senses  he will need to slowly warm her up to the idea of a relationship or she will run for the hills.

Molly is surprised to see Fox at her door. After all, this is not how one night stands work. He suggests a one month extension of their arrangement. 

Will the two walk away from each other after one month of passion, good times and shared stories or will he be able to convince her history does not always repeat itself? 

I LOVED THIS BOOK!!! Singh NEVER disappoints!!!!! (Said to be released September 9, 2014)


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

Monday, August 4, 2014

Zac & Mia By A.J. Betts

Hey everyone, grab a box of tissues for this upcoming heartfelt story as you enjoy the roller coaster ride of emotions.

Zac & Mia by A.J Betts

Zac & Mia meet each other in side by side hospital rooms of the oncology ward. Mia makes a booming first impression which starts the Morse code sequence of knocks and taps.

Zac is a kind hearted family oriented young man who is recovering from a bone marrow transplant procedure and feeling the effects of "cabin fever."

Mia is an angry at the world self conscience young woman who is so fearful of losing the life that was, that she has a difficult time embracing the fact that she still has a life to live.

Together these teens help each other to find clarity and hope in a murky situation.

I really enjoyed the rawness of this story. This book was really well written. The characters drew me into their situations, feelings and struggles. (said to be released September 2, 2014)


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Rock, Rattle & Roll by Taryn Elliot & Cari Quinn

I had a ROCKING good time with this next novella!

Rock, Rattle & Roll by Taryn Elliot & Cari Quinn

Deacon and Harper McCoy agree to take some much needed time off from their hectic schedules to enjoy their honeymoon in Galveston, Texas

As you can imagine things for the honeymooners are already hot and heavy before getting to their destination. However, their sexual connection is kicked into overdrive.

The couple is used to warped speed ahead but even people with fast paced lifestyles can get thrown for a loop. Sometimes, the best things come from no plans at all. After all love does not guarantee uncertainty. Love is a connection of souls with the unspoken promise of embracing everything together.

I enjoyed this book. I would really like to read more from these authors sometime.


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Rented By Barbra Morgenroth

Hey everyone, I am back with another review! YAY!

 Rented by Barbra Morgenroth

Cressida Avery helps out her stepmother when needed at the family business, Avery Real Estate. She was enjoying a day at the beach with her best friend Neve, when her stepmother called asking her to show a property. When Cressida walked into the office she was introduced to Garrison Light.

Garrison Light was an attractive man who seems like what the residents of Tamaracks called weekenders. Weekenders were people of wealth who had summer homes in the small town but believed they were better than the town residents. However, as the saying goes things are not always as they seem. Maybe the same can be said for people.

I really enjoyed this book!  This book was a very fast paced enjoyable read that left me wanting more!


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

Monday, July 28, 2014

Mortal Enchantment By Stacey O'Neale

Hey Everyone, I am sorry it has been a few days since my last review. My family and I have had a pretty busy July. Here recently we had several birthdays to celebrate. So lets just jump right in!

Mortal Enchantment by Stacey O'Neale

Kalin the daughter of the elemental king of the air court is now sixteen. Per the arrangement agreed upon between her mother and father, Kalin is to join her father in Avalon. When she arrives she quickly discovers her father has disappeared. She has been advised that her father is being searched for. Meanwhile, she is told there is much to be done to prepare for the Midwinter's Ball. An event where Kalin must prove full control of the air element. In order to prove full control she must train. However, she doubts that everything is being done to find her father and fears for his safety. She quickly realizes how her father is a major part of a larger plan. Not everyone who is trusted can be trusted.

I LOVED this book! The story is very well written. It is action packed early on until the end and splashed with the perfect amount of romance.


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Sexiest Man Alive By Juliet Rosetti

Hey Everyone, if you love romance with laugh out loud humor and action all stirred up, I have the perfect book for you!

The Sexiest Man Alive by Juliet Rosetti

When Mazie Maguire returns home from a disastrous blind date. She tells her "date" Chad goodnight. However, Chad has other ideas. While turning him down and arming herself with a pointy umbrella to get her point across, Ben Labeck comes to her rescue.

Ben Labeck is her on and off again boyfriend who has a knack for disappearing was proclaimed The Sexiest Man Alive. Since the televised announcement women have been practically throwing themselves at him. While Ben is flattered and enjoys the attention Mazie is questioning if he is the one for her and is having doubts about his feelings towards her.

As if things were not in a whirlwind already, in comes Johnny Hoolihan. Hoolihan is a former bad boy turned sheriff of Quail Hollow, Mazie's hometown. Johnny asks for her help to find a location .Until, Mazie's kindness and persistence in getting her way ends up being more than she bargained for.

I LOVED this book!!!! Juliet Rosetti is an AMAZING author! I loved the chemistry between Ben and Mazie! Johnny in his own way reminds Ben that if he does not appreciate Mazie he certainly will! The side characters had me laughing out loud so hard throughout the whole book! This book does NOT have ANY dull moments! I will be reading more from this author in the future!!


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

Monday, July 21, 2014

Her Best Shot By Shannyn Schroeder

Yes, I am back again, already! I enjoyed this next book so MUCH I could NOT put it down!

Her Best Shot by Shannyn Schroeder

Layla a soon to be college graduate, went in to interview for an internship and came out with a job offer. As a way to celebrate, she heads off to South Padre Island for spring break. Along the way her car breaks down in Atlanta and she decides to stop in at a bar for a drink. What she sees is man candy, Phin.

Phin is former gypsy turned auto mechanic who knows the game of  billiards for quick easy money.

When he notices her watching him he challenges her to a game but Layla thinks better of it. When she declines Phin offers her a lesson. Layla quickly becomes distracted and gets robbed by another bar patron.

Phin being the gentleman that he is offers her his couch for the night.

Layla's spring break might not be in South Padre but these two know how to LIVE IT UP!!!

I REALLY LOVED this book! I could NOT put it down! I finished it in one sitting! I would LOVE to read more from this author in the future! It is HOT HOT HOT!! (said to be released September 29, 2014)


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Since Forever Ago By Olivia Besse

Hey Everyone, I am sorry it has been a while since my last review a friend of mine was in a car accident. Without further delay...

Since Forever Ago by Olivia Besse

Riley Benson is devastated  that her boyfriend of six years Noah Cohen has cheated on her.  After sometime has passed she is determined to move on. However, being with Noah for so long has made her unsure of the dating scene. So, She asks her best friend Max Fletcher for some advice on what guys like/want. Little does Riley know, Max has his own intentions.

I enjoyed this book. It did not hook me in the beginning but it quickly picked up. I found myself laughing from the middle of the book and quite a few times on and off throughout the rest of the book.


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Hold On Tight By Serena Bell

Today I am excited to share with you a military love story! I have always loved Army stories especially, for personal reasons.

Hold On Tight by Serena Bell

Jake Taylor was on military leave when he met Mira Shipley. A young woman who had dreams of attending art school.

Jake was surprised that he could not seem to spend enough time with Mira. A week before Jake was to be deployed, one night had changed their lives forever.

Eight years later, the two cross paths at a physical therapy center and Jake is informed that he is the father of seven year old Sam.

Mira who chose to leave the protective bubble of her father and stepmother. Jake who is trying to cope with the aftermath of being in a war zone. Will they pull together or pull apart for the last time.

I LOVED THIS BOOK! I had to force myself to put it down! I kept reading until I had no other choice, my vision was getting blurred from being so tired.


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Fake It By Jennifer Chance

Hey everyone I have a MUST READ to share with you today! If you love books that make your heart melt and feel for the characters at the same time this book is for you!

Fake It by Jennifer Chance

Anna Richardson is a focused workaholic with little time for anything else. She is so driven by her career she creates a fantasy boyfriend named Dave. However, She feels pressured to produce "Dave" to be her plus one to her friend Kristen''s wedding.

Jake Flynn is Anna's new neighbor, a  SEXY motorcycle mechanic who is carefree and lives life as he pleases.

After a little convincing they attend the wedding together. What Anna agreed to was a stand in for the weekend. What she was offered was a life changing opportunity.

I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!! The characters were witty, flirtatious, SEXY FUN! The story was extremely well written, NEVER a dull moment. I will CERTAINLY be reading more from this author in the near future!

If you love adult romance books DO NOT miss out on reading this book!!!


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

Friday, July 11, 2014

A Lesson In Temptation By Audra North

Hey everyone! Tango anyone?

A Lesson In Temptation by Audra North

 Adam Harkness a focused workaholic was given a gift certificate for Tango lessons.When he walks into the classroom he sees Julie Stanton, a woman from his past. He was the TA in the class she was in, more than three years ago. She was the only student he was drawn to.

Julie Stanton a driven career woman who is determined to enjoy life, never thought she would see Adam (Professor Hotness) in Tango for Beginners.

When the two become dance partners they learn more then just how to Tango.

I enjoyed this story. It was a quick read that held my interest from beginning to end. (said to be released July 14, 2014)


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman