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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Down London Road By Samantha Young

Hey everyone, today I will be talking about the sequel to On Dublin Street by Samantha Young. You do not need to read the first to enjoy the sequel as they are each about different couples. However, I myself find the series more enjoyable reading it in order.

Down London Road by Samantha Young

Johanna Walker is a survivor of her past. She dropped out of school to care for her alcoholic mother and her little brother, Cole.

She is determined to make sure history does not repeat itself. 

Between working two jobs she has little time for relationships.


When she does date she makes sure they are well off. 

How she sees it is, If they want to buy her nice things who is she to say no. After all, she can always sell the things on EBay and make a little extra money for Cole's future. 

However, the person that sends tingles down her spine is not her well off older boyfriend Malcolm. Nor is the man that sends tingles down her spine the Sugar Daddy type.

Cameron MacCabe is an unemployed hottie with a girlfriend.

Opposites may attract, but the stakes are high.

Are either one of them willing to put the brakes on their current relationships?


Johanna willing to trade feelings of fondness and financial security for passion and possibilities?

I admit after reading the first book On Dublin Street the little that I knew of Jo, I did not like. So, when I found out that this book was her story, I was not sure if I would like this book. With that being said, I was pleasantly surprised. While I still do not agree with her choices. I understand them and I felt more compassion towards her character. She is still not my favorite character but, I could befriend her. Overall, I REALLY ENJOY this series and I will continue reading it!


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman 

Sunday, December 27, 2015

On Dublin Street By Samantha Young

Hey everyone, I hope everyone who celebrated had a Merry Christmas/Happy Holiday! Today, I have a fun romance read to share with you!

On Dublin Street by Samantha Young

Jocelyn Butler, like  everyone has a past. However, her past is causing her to have panic attacks and her way of dealing with it is to bury it deep within herself and ignore it.


When she moves into a new apartment with a roommate, her life begins to change and her inner walls begin to crumble.

She has avoided relationships like the plague, but her roommates brother, Braden Carmichael, has her in his sights.

Braden Carmichael is a sexy, Scottish, business man who always gets what he wants. So, he does what he does best and proposes an arrangement that will be beneficial to them both.

Jocelyn agrees to a three month arrangement.

What will become of them when the arrangement is done?

I REALLY ENJOYED this book! This is the first book I have read by Samantha Young . I loved the world, the plot and the characters. This was a steady read for me and I found myself laughing out loud quite often.  I enjoyed this first book in the On Dublin Street series so much, that I am currently reading the second book, Down London Road.


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman


Thursday, December 24, 2015

Maybe Not By Colleen Hoover

Hey everyone,  I hope everyone who celebrates the holidays has a safe and joyous time! Today, I have a novella to share with you! If you have read 'Maybe Someday' by Colleen Hoover, you will recognize the characters in this short read. If you have not read 'Maybe Someday', do not worry, this story can be enjoyed as a standalone.

Maybe Not by Colleen Hoover

Warren and Bridgette are side characters in 'Maybe Someday'. 'Maybe Not' is a short read about how the couple came to be and an insight into what makes Bridgette tick.

I REALLY ENJOYED this novella! Warren's character is a lot of fun! I will admit when I was reading 'Maybe Someday', I did not like Bridgette's character at ALL. I thought she was a complete B*! Now that I have read 'Maybe Not' I can understand why. I  still find her attitude to be inexcusable BUT, I have a bit more compassion towards her character. In my opinion, just because a person is dealt a crappy hand in life that does not give them a free pass to treat others badly.


Happy Holidays,

Wicked Woman

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Maybe Someday By Colleen Hoover

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

Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

Sydney is twenty- two and has it altogether. Until, she catches her boyfriend cheating on her with her best friend who is also her roommate.

She never thought when she woke up on her 22nd birthday that she would be heartbroken and sitting in the rain.

She is left with very few options until her hot, musically talented neighbor, Ridge and his roommates offer her a place to stay, until she gets back on her feet.

However, when she moves in does she take up more than the spare bedroom?


Will she wear-out her welcome before she finds a place of her own?

I LOVED THIS BOOK! As ALWAYS Colleen delivers a soul touching read that has a way of sticking with you long after you finish reading! I LOVED ALMOST EVERYTHING about this book from the writing to the characters! I love that she brings diversity in her books. While they have swoon worthy personality's her characters are realistic. I appreciate that as a reader. Even the characters who are not very likable characters hold their own. The only thing I did not like is that Sydney cried all the time. I know there were moments when crying was needed, but sometimes she would cry and I found myself saying, jeez not again. 


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Dash & Lily's Book of Dares By Rachel Cohn & David Levithan

Hey everyone, I have a cute winter read to share with you!

Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan 

Lily is sixteen, is the captain of her soccer team and loves Christmas. She has lived a very protected life. Even though, she lives in the Big Apple. Her relatives have surrounded a sort of protective bubble around her consisting of relatives.  Leaving her a virtually non existing dating life.

So, in an effort to meet a boy she leaves a red notebook on a bookshelf in a bookstore. Inside the book is a book of riddles and dares that she has written, waiting for the right guy to come along.

Dash who is her age, loves words and is the Scrooge of Christmas finds the notebook and their corresponding relationship takes off from there but, is the girl full of Christmas cheer and the Bah Humbug meant to be?

I enjoyed this book. I liked that this book showed both the Christmas spirit and the Christmas Scrooge types. I laughed out loud through out this book. Despite the few annoyances I had with a few of the characters. Overall, this was a cute, enjoyable and festive read.


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

Monday, December 14, 2015

The Book of Ivy By Amy Engel

Hey everyone, I have a fantastic dystopian duology to share with you! The first book is The Book of Ivy and the second is The Revolution of Ivy by Amy Engel. The second book picks right up where the first one leaves off. So, you will need to read these books in order. To avoid spoilers I will only be discussing The Book of Ivy, but I will be sharing my thoughts on this duology as a whole.

The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel

After a  nuclear war, the United States was forever changed. The Westfall's and the Lattimer's did not see eye to eye on how the new nation should be governed, which lead to more conflict. The Westfall's lost. 

Fifty years later, order is maintained by arranged, mid-teen marriages. The daughters of the losing side are married to the sons of the winning side, where they are expected to have children to add to the population.

It is Ivy Westfall's turn to be married to the president’s son, Bishop Lattimer. 

Ivy and her family have an arrangement of their own, for Ivy to kill Bishop. Leaving her father to govern the nation his way.

However, things may not be so black and white after all.

And does Ivy's family really want what is best for the people?


Is there a more personal reason why they have made it their mission to dismantle the Lattimer family?

This is the BEST dystopian that I have read in a LONG time! This book was a very fast read for me! The story was unique. I felt pulled into the world with the characters. I LOVED both of the main characters! There was never a dull moment in either book! I highly recommend these books!


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

Monday, December 7, 2015

Carry On By Rainbow Rowell

Hey everyone, If you have read Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, you will probably be familiar with the characters in this standalone read. If you have not read Fangirl, do not worry, this book stands on its own.

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Simon Snow is said to be the Chosen One. Yet, he can not get his magic to work as it should, much less control it.

Simon loves attending Watford School of Magicks, but almost as soon as he gets there things go wrong. His guardian and leader of the school, The Mage, is not there when he arrives. A magic eating monster, the Humdrum, is out and about and it looks like Simon. Simon's roommate and nemesis, Baz, is missing and no one seems worried or concerned and on top of everything, Simon's girlfriend Agatha, broke up with him.

Can Simon set things right? 

Is war inevitable?

I enjoyed this book! To me, it has a Harry Potter feel to it. I personally am not apart of the Harry Potter craze. However, with all the twists and the imaginative storyline, it held my interest.


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

Friday, December 4, 2015

Scoring Wilder By R.S. Grey

Hey everyone, I can not believe this year is coming to an end. Today, I have a fun, sweet, romance to share with you.

Scoring Wilder by R.S. Grey

Kinsley Bryant is a talented soccer player who is working hard to achieve her dreams of making the Olympic team.

The last thing she needs is a distraction of the male variety. 

Liam Wilder is a professional soccer player, a reformed bad boy and he happens to be temporarily helping Kinsley's college team along side her head coach. She has been warned that getting involved with Liam is forbidden.


After being cheated on twice, by former boyfriends, Kinsley has decided to remain focused on soccer.

However, no matter how much Liam and Kinsley try to fight their chemistry, the two keep moving in the same circles on and off the field.

Will she risk her heart, career and dreams for love?

Can she trust this bad boy with her heart?

I LOVED THIS BOOK! The writing was amazing! The story held my interest from beginning to end.
I LOVED the characters and their humor. I was also extremely satisfied with the ending. This book certainly scored FIVE STARS with me!


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman