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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Hard & Fast By Ana Gabriel (Adults Only)

Hey everyone, today I have a quick but enjoyable read to tell you about!

Hard & Fast by Ana Gabriel

Rose Weatherston had dreams that did not include running the family hardware store in a small town in Illinois.

Acting was her passion. So, she went to L.A. to pursue it. However, after time passed with no luck and her rent three months past due she decides to become a personal assistant.
Until she can land a real acting role.

Her boss is Dean Cole, an international movie star. 

To say he made a lasting first impression is putting it mildly.

To avoid any awkwardly inappropriate moments in the future she insists on setting boundaries.

Even people with morals breakdown when temptation is right in the mirror.

I really enjoyed this book but I felt it needed a little bit more of an ending. I look forward to the next book. (I am not sure when there will be a next book)

(This book is said to be released March 14, 2015)


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

Friday, February 27, 2015

Tryst By Alex Rosa

Hey everyone, I hope you are all staying safe and warm. I woke up to snow this morning which is a rare sighting as I am in Texas and most winters we get nasty ice sludge. I am starting to get cabin fever but this weather is providing nice hibernating under the covers with a blanket and the occasional cup of hot cocoa moments. So, without further delay lets get to it!

Tryst by Alex Rosa

After leaving her abusive ex boyfriend Skyler decides to leave the past behind her. She  moves in with her brother Josh, his roommate and best friend Blake.

His only rule is not to get involved with Blake.

Blake is a model who is trying to branch out into the acting world. Talent aside, he has no shame about having a lot of one night sexcapades.

Skyler is pre-med and has no desire to be in a relationship.

When she meets Blake she sees first hand what a playboy he is. However, her attraction to him is undeniably nerve racking.

What is the harm in a little playful banter among friends?

One night when the two are alone, Skyler's ex boyfriend Jason, knocks on the door. Desperate to get rid of him she steps outside. Jason tries to put on the charm and weasel his way back into her good graces. When he fails to do so he strikes fear into her. When she stepped back she fell into Blake's arms and he tells her to go inside.

Once he learned of her ex she thought he would see her differently.


she is the one who starts to see another side to the arrogant man candy.

The night of her birthday party the two decide to break the one rule her brother gave her. After all, what is the harm in a secret among friends?

Until emotions run high, games are played and life forces you to gamble.

I LOVED this book! The storyline was intriguing and fun. Some moments were predictable but even the predictable moments had twists. I would love to read more work from this author in the future.

(said to be released March 17, 2015)


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Thane's Redemption By Nina Crespo

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

Thane's Redemption by Nina Crespo

Thane is a former Army Ranger who is presumed dead after a helicopter went down. His life was saved to fulfill a greater purpose, to save the world, one psychopath at a time.

When Thane is not busy saving the world he is taking the stage and rocking out with his band.

Thane is used to women going bat shit crazy over him. However, what he was not used to was a woman like Celine.

Celine lost her fiance' almost a year ago and is still struggling to move on.

One night changed him but will Celine remember him when he is sent on another mission to save the world?

One person who cannot let go of the past 

Another who cannot enjoy the present because he is trying to secure the future.

When Thane realizes fate holds all the cards, will he risk everything for a chance to have a future with Celine?

I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS BOOK!! What is not to love? An Army Ranger Rocker Bad ass who saves the world and melts the heart! It is the perfect literary mix!

(said to be released March 03, 2015)


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

Monday, February 23, 2015

Conceit By Alana Albertson

Hey everyone, today I have a little something different to share with you! I normally do not read serials but this particular one peeked my interest. So, I thought I would give a general review. I will try my hardest to avoid spoilers.

Conceit by Alana Albertson

Joaquín is a Navy Seal who is in jail for a crime he did not commit.

After attending a party Joaquín wakes up laying next to a dead stripper. He admits he slept with her but insists he did not kill her.

Joaquín's little sister Mia is on a mission of her own, to prove her brother is innocent. Even if, she has to become someone else to do it.

The most difficult challenge will be fooling her ex boyfriend. 

I normally do not read serials due to length, However, I LOVED this storyline and it held my interest. I find myself NEEDING to find out what happens next. I will have to wait until sometime in March for the second installment, Chronic to be released. (according to Goodreads)


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Rock Hard By Nalini Singh

Hey everyone I have another AMAZING read to share with you from the extremely talented Nalini Singh! The book I am about to share with you is her newest book in the Rock Kiss series but can be as a standalone. I reviewed Rock Addiction on August 9, 2014 and Rock Courtship on September 16, 2014) I HIGHLY recommend anything written by Nalini Singh!

Rock Hard by Nalini Singh

Charlotte Baird is an intelligent hardworking woman with a haunting past. 

One night while working late she is frightened and that is how her new boss had an industrial stapler thrown at his head.

Gabriel Bishop is a sexy beast of a man who was once a professional rugby player. Until, an opponent took him out of the game permanently. Since then, Gabriel has found another way to clean house.

He is well known for saving sinking companies and putting them back on the map.

Charlotte was certain after the incident with the stapler she would be fired but instead he suggested a hole punch and took her to dinner.

Her colleagues were getting fired left and right. So, when she was called she took the walk of shame to his office.

Imagine her surprise when her walk of shame went from a series of company related inquires to a promotion to being his assistant.

Intelligent women are Gabriel's catnip but he wanted Ms. Baird to be his personal brand.

Will her past cripple his efforts?

I LOVED THIS BOOK!!! I have said this about all Ms. Singh's books and I will say it yet again, Singh NEVER disappoints! I loved everything about this book! The characters, the storyline, the chemistry and the realism. (when it came to dealing with a traumatic experience.)

(said to be released March 10, 2015)


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Soul Crossed By Lisa Gail Green

Hey everyone, I have a unique read to share with you today!

Soul Crossed by Lisa Gail Green

A young man named Josh made a drunken mistake of getting behind the wheel costing him his life and his soul as he realizes he is in Hell.

However, Lucifer is quick to offer his new demon Josh a choice. The choice being, he can either help him push THE soul over the edge to bring about The End Times or be tortured for eternity.

A young woman named Grace was leaving a party with her best friend when she was struck by a car, ending her life.

While Grace is trying to wrap her head around what has happened and where she is, she is greeted by her mentor.

Her mentor informs her that she is in fact in Heaven and that she is an Angel in training.

Grace must save a soul and save humanity.

Two sides
One soul

What price is too high to pay?

I really enjoyed this book in the beginning. However, I went from really enjoyed to like when the book went from dark to down right fucked up. I understand the need for dark moments given the storyline. I just could not handle the animal cruelty. Other than that, I liked the uniqueness of the story in general and the ending was satisfying.

(said to be released February 25, 2015


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The Club By Lauren Rowe ( ADULTS ONLY)

Good Afternoon Everyone! Today I have a masterpiece of a book to share with you!

The Club by Lauren Rowe

Jonas Faraday is an arrogant successful business man who loves pleasing women like they have never experienced before but when playtime has ended he is done. However, the women always want more than he is willing to give them.

So, when his twin brother tells him that an exclusive club will fulfill his every desire Jonas decides to fill out an application. At the end of the application he adds a direct message for the person going over his application.

Sarah Cruz is the anonymous intake agent who is assigned to review and process his application. When she receives his application she is shocked by her reaction to his direct message.

Sarah is a play by the rules kind of person but after undeniably being turned on in a way she never thought possible she decides to risk her job and respond to Jonas.

After receiving her message he becomes obsessed with finding out who she is and tracking her down.

Can they find the keys to unlock each other and become one?

I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!! This book has let me unleash the freak and show you what you need moments with the perfect combination of melt your heart moments. This author has found the perfect balance.

This book is book one of a trilogy. I am so glad I already have the other two!

The Reclamation

The Redemption


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Stupid Boy By Cindy Miles

Hey everyone, the book I am going to share with you today is the sequel to Stupid Girl by Cindy Miles ( I reviewed Stupid Girl on June 29, 2014) You do not necessarily need to read Stupid Girl before reading the second book, Stupid Boy. However, there are small mentions in the second book that would be better understood if you read Stupid Girl first, as intended.

Stupid Boy by Cindy Miles

Harper was found in a dark kitchen cabinet where she had hid for a long time. Until, she was found by a police officer. He had told her everything would be okay, now. He could not have known what she would have to endure.

The only living relative she had was a grandmother. Now, when most of us think of a grandmother we think of a sweet, caring older woman with stories of fond memories to share.


Harper's grandmother was cold, cruel, and controlling. Instead of embracing Harper with love, understanding and emotional support. Corinne Belle, insisted that the past remain in the past never to be spoken again with anyone. Including, her last name. That was far from the worst of it, Corinne Belle taught her to fear her, the dark and degraded her all at once.

When Harper became an adult she still lived in fear but put on a believable act for all of Winston University. Until, She met Kane McCarthy.

Kane McCarthy a bad boy with a dark past and an illegal skill, has secrets of his own.

Can a bad boy be reformed?


Will Harper ever be able to reclaim her identity and live life without fear?

I LOVED THIS BOOK! However, this book tore at my heart. As a mother, I was thinking Oh. My. God. How could family act that way towards children? I am not naive, I know horrid things happen to children every day, sadly. I just do not understand such people. What I loved about the book was  that even though Kane has a dark past of his own he remains the strong and caring person he always has been. Also, even though both main characters had been through their own ordeal they did not have hate towards the world.

(said to be released February 17, 2015)


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Waiting For April By Jaime Loren

Hey everyone, I hope all is well. Today, I have a story about love and fate to share with you!

Waiting for April by Jaime Loren

April Fletcher has died nineteen times and has been reborn. She has no idea that she has never lived past her eighteenth birthday. As far as April knows, She is just a normal seventeen year old with a best friend and a boyfriend.

Scott Parker, knows differently. He and April are not only joined as soul mates but are entangled in a curse. He will do anything to protect her. Even if it means acting as if they have only been best friends for two years and seeing her have a relationship with a man that is not him.

Rowan has been April's overprotective boyfriend for two years.

A planned trip turns April's world upside down. Everything she thought was true were illusions to try to keep her alive.

Time is not on their side.

It is said that those who do not know their history are doomed to repeat it.

Is knowledge enough power to save her?

I found this book to be very interesting. A unique spin on star crossed lovers.

(said to be released February 12, 2015)


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman