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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Fighting For It By Jennifer Fusco

Hey everyone, I am finishing the month of August with a one, two, punch!

Fighting For It by Jennifer Fusco

Jack Brady turned to booze and bimbos when his boxing career took a dive and his father figure of a manger passed away.

He was never one for relationships, except when it came to Daniella Chambers.

Daniella Chambers is the daughter of his former manager. Years ago, Jack pushed her away and off she went to California, where she obtained her degree in Sports Therapy.

With the passing of her father she inherited the gym. However, with inheritance you inherent the good with the bad and her father left her in a pinch.

Daniella left Vegas a girl and returned a woman. She has a take no prisoners attitude and is determined to get her main fighter and gym on top.

In this sport the mind, body and heart must work in sync, but Jack lost his love for the sport long ago.

Can she help him find his rhythm again?

I liked this book. The story was touching and sweet. BUT when I was reading it, I did not get pulled into their world. While I found it to be a steady paced read, I did not find anything unique about this story.

(said to be released September 15, 2015)


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman


Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Into My Arms By Lia Riley (Adults Only)

Hey everyone, today I have a short but steamy novella read for you! This read is an Off The Map novella but it can be read as a standalone. (I highly recommed reading the series from the beginning.)

Into My Arms by Lia Riley 

Bethanny Jacobs is an assistant to the youngest billionaires.

Aleksander “Z” Zavtra is known for having things follow order, his order. He watches his assistant daily but she has never seen him. He is intrigued by her, body and mind.

One night, he wisks her away for the weekend and gives her the chance to turn fantasies into reality 

Will she stay or leave? The choice is hers.

One thing is certain, if she stays, the mysteies will be revealed.


She will have a whole new perception of her boss.

I really enjoyed this book! I love the mystery of Z. However, I thought Bethanny was a little too easy. She did not play hard to get even a little. I know that Z and Bran are friends. So, that could be a factor but, she just met this man face to face and was like whatever you say Mr. Hot, Sexy, Mysterious Boss man.

(said to be released September 08, 2015)


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Your Voice Is All I Hear By Leah Scheier

Hey everyone, I have a tear jerkier of a read that brings a serious mental illness to light.

Your Voice Is All I Hear by Leah Scheier

April is an unpopular high school student who has always had her best friend by her side. The two have always been inseparable since the second grade.

However, this year she is forced to go it alone, when her best friend gets transferred to a local private school.

Things are going miserably as  she expected. Until the new boy Jonah, decides to sit in the vacant seat in front of her.

Jonah is a cute artistically talented boy from Boston. The two become fast friends as he encourages her musical talent.

He promised his mom he would give the new school a try for one year but, when the year is over he plans on going to a school for the Arts and wants April to apply and go with him.

As their friendship blossoms into a relationship, things start to unravel. He starts having moments of paranoia, hearing things that are not there and his thoughts are not making sense.

Loyalty and trust are not easy to come by. 

April is determined to stick by him and have his back no matter what. Even if it means putting herself second and lying to those around her.

With clarity comes the truth of their reality.

This book is difficult to rate, due to the subject matter. I liked how the book brought a serious mental illness to light. It was raw, gripping and heart wrenching. I thought the book was well written. I am not normally a book crier, but you will need some tissues on hand for this emotional read.

(said to be released September 01, 2015)


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman


Monday, August 24, 2015

Has to Be Love By Jolene Perry (Adults Only)

Hey everyone, today I will be sharing a book about self discovery and acceptance with you!

Has to Be Love by Jolene Perry

Clara lives in a small Alaskan town.

Years ago she and her mother were walking down a path that the two had done so many times before. Except, one night things were not routine. A bear had attacked them. Her mother was killed and Clara had survived with severe facial damage to one side of her face.

Living in a small town, everyone knows everything about everyone. However, that does not stop the rude commentary from time to time.

She has her long time friend/boyfriend Elias, at her side, a loving father and her unrelenting faith on her side.


Having to deal with the stares and questions from outsiders causes her self consciousness to rise even higher.

When she meets Rhodes Kennedy, a substitute student teacher, who has traveled and experienced the world. She starts to question her safe plans and wonders if she can face the world outside of the only place she has ever known.

One thing is certain she must live her life for her and follow her own path.


How will she know if the choice she makes is her own?


If her choice is being influenced by others?

I enjoyed this book! the story was compelling. You can feel the emotions pouring off the page. However, I found Rhodes to be obtrusive. Not only was his character annoying and rude but he should have minded his own business when it came to Clara outside of the classroom. I loved Elias' character, his was selfless and sweet without a hidden agenda.

(said to be released September 01, 2015)


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Own Me By Lexi Scott (Adults Only)

Hey everyone, I am back to share with you a read about life not always working out the way you want it to but, knowing who you can not be without.

Own Me by Lexi Scott

Genevieve Rodriguez is an intelligent classy young woman but like everyone, she struggles in certain areas of study. No worries, she has her best friend and tutor to help her.

Adam Abramowitz, is an attractive Israelli native who tutors Gen in physics, while trying to successfully get positive results from his experiment for his thesis.

However, his determination caused him to put the renewal of his student Visa on the back burner.

Adam has always had a thing for Gen, but never thought he would ever get out of the Friend Zone.

Until, the two end up in a spur of the moment situation, Gen announces they are engaged and they end up sharing a breathtaking kiss.

After the whole Shock and Awe event and it is just the two of them, Gen proposes that they get married.

He is her best friend and she can not imagine losing him. She also wants to move out of her parents home and prove she has let go of her childhood fantasy of ending up with her brothers' best friend.

Adam dreads the possibility of having to return to Israel and face his parents without anything to show for his accomplishments.

Not to mention having to say goodbye to his best friend that makes him come out of his lab coat and live life.

They agree to be bonded and remain friends.

Their bond will be tested.

Will everything slowly fray and come apart?


Become stronger?

I REALLY enjoyed this book! It is my favorite book by Lexi Scott thus far. Despite how they kept repeating the terms of their situation through out the book. I love how thoughtful they were of each other and their overall chemistry.


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman


Sunday, August 16, 2015

Unexpectedly His By Maggie Kelley (Adults Only)

Hey everyone, who says good times can not be found in the pages of a book? That is exactly how this book started!

Unexpectedly His by Maggie Kelley

After being cheated on by her ex-fiance, good girl Marianne McBride was determined to find her inner wild side and gradually let the freak out of it's cage.

What better way to make an entrance than to pop out of your crushes birthday cake, who just happens to be your best friends brother and the boss?

Every thing went as planned. Except, when she decided to give him a gift of her own, a searing kiss.

She did not wait around to get caught up in the aftermath of her impulsive action. She left in such a rush that someone might wonder if she was ever there.

The night after, the birthday boy Nick Wright, could not get Cake Girl out of his head. Too bad she had a mask covering her face and had no clue who she was.

That KISS however, was unforgettable and for Nick that spoke volumes.

Nick Wright was a knock your socks off, no commitment type guy. 


Being hot with the ladies may burn his chances of making partner at work.


He can convince everyone at the office he is engaged to the love of his life

Thankfully, his matchmaking sister has his back and knows the perfect faux fiancée.

I LOVED THIS BOOK! At first, I thought the whole popping out of the cake was a bit much. However, this book kept me entertained from start to finish and the author made everything snap into place!

(said to be released August 18, 2015)


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman


Saturday, August 15, 2015

Just One Reason By Brooklyn Skye (Adults Only)

Hey everyone, today I have a book about over coming challenges and self discovery.

Just One Reason by Brooklyn Skye

Melody Sumner was an editorial intern trying to get her foot in the door towards the career she wanted. So, when her boss asked her to tag a long to a convention in Vegas, she could hardly refuse. 

As luck would have it she was staying at the hotel her father was the Senior VP of. While there, her father was determined to convince her to give up the internship in sunny California and move to Vegas to manage the hotel.

While she was struggling to be successful, despite having Dyslexia, she was determined to prove herself to her boss.

While at a piano performance she was not impressed with Declan Waterford, a cocky Irish performer, who ran his mouth without thought.

She was determined to set him in his place and it backfired.

He may have won the battle but not the war.

When he realized he was rude to the big boss mans' daughter he was desperate to rectify the situation.

He could not allow anything to jeopardize his chance of earning the money needed to pay for his brothers surgery.

They had come to an agreement. She would put in a good word for him and he would give her piano lessons.

Melody had researched how playing an instrument could help her overcome her Dyslexia. 

So, when he asked her what he could do for her she could not waste a life changing opportunity. 

An agreement that was more than what either of them bargained for.

I REALLY enjoyed this book! I like how the book mentioned real life struggles. However, while I was satisfied with the ending, I feel like the timeline could have skipped ahead more than five weeks.

(said to be released August 18, 2015)


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

Driving Her Crazy By Kira Archer (Adults Only)

Hey everyone, I have another quick but enjoyable road trip type read to share with you!

Driving Her Crazy by Kira Archer

From the moment Cherice Debusshere woke, her day had started off on the wrong foot. She woke up late and her car service was already waiting for her to take her to the airport. 

In her haste to not miss her flight and get to her sisters wedding in New York, she threw items in her suitcase and off she went but her trouble had just begun.

When she arrived she had a long line to wait in and she had a stressful time getting through security.

As she finally made her way to the gate, the entrance to board the plane was closed.

However, it turned out not to matter, as her flight was cancelled due to bad weather.

After speaking with her brother, her only option to get to the wedding was to drive but the last rental available was snatched up by, Nathaniel Oserkowski.

After over hearing the call Cherice had with her brother, he learned that she was afraid to drive and even more so in the bad weather.

Nathaniel, aka Oz, is a hardworking, blue-collar, gentleman who works his butt off to help out his sister and nephew. He has three jobs but has a job interview in New York, for a position that could get his foot in the door towards the career of his dreams.

Being the gentleman he is, he offers her a ride. After all, they are going in the same direction and he could use the company.

Oz quickly realizes she may be more than he bargained for. 

But is she worth all the trouble?

I REALLY enjoyed this book! It was a lot of fun and has a heartfelt underlying message.

(said to be released August 18, 2015)


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Five Things I Love About You By Sarah Ballance

Hey everyone, I have a witty fast paced and fun read to tell you about.

Five Things I Love About You by Sarah Ballance

Estelle Donovan is a landscape artist from a small Californian town. She hates big cities and New York is no exception.

Even with her distaste for city living she reluctantly agrees to apartment sit for her brother while he is away for two weeks.

From the moment she stepped foot in the apartment things went downhill. 

The fridge was not stocked as promised, which led to shopper's rage and ended with her being covered in pickle juice by a delectable, green eyed, sex god of a man.

Being the gentleman that Crosby Chase is, he offered to help Estelle out with getting her groceries out to her car. When he found out she did not have her car in the Big Apple, he graciously helped her carry her items as they walked back to her apartment.

Estelle was not very trusting of the sexy stranger.

After the shock of finding out Estelle's distaste for the city he loved, he made a deal that he could give her a few reasons of her own to love the city.


She found it to be highly doubtful.

Especially when Estelle's bad luck did not end at the store. Her air conditioning unit started smoking and she had been temporarily trapped in the apartment elevator.
When she escaped the death trap elevator, she ran into Crosby at the near by coffee shop.


When she called a repair man about the A/C, Crosby showed up at her door.

Crosby has his work cut out for him.

Can this country girl survive the big city with her heart intact?

I REALLY enjoyed this book! It was a very fun and quick read! 

(said to be released August 18, 2015)


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman


Monday, August 10, 2015

Everything, Everything By Nicola Yoon

Hey everyone, I am back again to tell you about a beautiful read that will take your breath away and leave you in shock!

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Madeline is allergic to the world. Everyone who comes near her must be decontaminated. 
As you can imagine her life is quite lonely, with only her doctor who is also her mother and her nurse to keep her company.

One day she hears the beep beep of the moving van. The neighbor boy and her take notice of each other as she looks out her bedroom window.

Madeline and Olly, both are intrigued by each other. Madeline is blown away by Olly's acrobatic skills, Olly wonders why Madeline never leaves her house.

One evening, Olly shows up at her door with a homemade Bundt cake asking to see the girl who lives there but her mother refuses.

After some time passes, Madeline manages to convince her nurse to allow the two to visit with each other.

For the first time Madeline keeps a secret from her mother.

When she witnesses a fight between Olly and his drunken dad, she feels compelled to rush to his side, putting herself at risk.

That was the turning point in her life. When she realized it was not enough to just simply be alive anymore.

She took the biggest risk of her life and decided to truly live!

I LOVED this book! It was another one of those books that started out slow, but stole my heart and took my breath away!

(said to be released September 01, 2015)


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

Another Day By David Levithan

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

Another Day by David Levithan

Rhiannon became used to living her life in a kind of trance. She was always second guessing herself and worrying about her boyfriends feelings, thoughts and actions while ignoring her own.

One night at a party changed everything. She met someone who made her feel alive again. The two exchange email addresses before they go their separate ways.

However, when she is informed that the guy she met is not who she thinks he is she reaches out wanting answers.

Answers are not always as easy to give, as the questions are to ask.

He has never told anyone the truth, until Rhiannon.

Imagine, if the one person who you connect with, you could never have a future with and they could never meet your friends and family.

I LOVED this book! It did take me a little bit to get into this book. BUT, I am very glad I stuck with this book. It went from being meh to pulling me in! I heard a lot of positive hype about this author before hand, but had never read anything from this author until this book. I can honestly say, I completely understand all the hype! This book blew my freaking mind! I WILL be reading more from Mr. Levithan in the future!

(said to be released August 25, 2015)


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

Friday, August 7, 2015

Blackmailed By The Hero By Julie Particka (Adults Only)

Hey everyone, who says tough can't have a gooey inside? The story I will be sharing with you has just that!

Blackmailed By The Hero by Julie Particka

Vicky Stone is trying to get her life back on track after a train wreck of a divorce. She is determined to do it on her own without the help of inner Hollywood connections. Even if it means having to struggle while making her way to the top.

That is how she runs into the man who lit a fire within her, years ago. If she had let that fire burn, instead of dowsing it, she might not have been willing to jump into bed with the biggest loser of all.

Dante Palladino is a former wrestler who has been wrestling with his feelings for Vicky for years. So when she ends up in his bed by mistake causing her to make a mad dash out the door leaving something important behind, he sees it as an opportunity to win her heart and help her to achieve her dreams.

However, can she trust herself and her heart to the one man who can either, make her come alive like never before or destroy her once and for all?

I enjoyed this book. I liked that Vicky was determined to be successful based on her own merits. I liked that Dante remained grounded, humble and did not allow his success to go to his head.

(said to be released August 11, 2015)


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Here All Along By Crista McHugh

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

Here All Along by Crista McHugh

Gideon Kelly is a highly successful film star, who has a starstruck crush of his own.

Sarah Holtz is a former star turned personal assistant to Gideon. She went into hiding after a downward spiral led to an accident. When she hit rock bottom, Gideon helped pull her out of the darkness.

She misses the starlight but not the limelight.

Unbeknownst to him, she shares his feelings but wants to get out from under his wing and move forward in the fashion design world before she considers admitting her feelings.

However, when Gideon and a co-star on his latest film work together to get Sarah out of her shell, their plan may send her packing and out of his life for good.

I LOVED THIS BOOK! Crista McHugh's never disappoints! This book is filled with heartwarming fun, that will have you rooting for Gideon and Sarah page after page!

(said to be released August 26, 2015)


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

Monday, August 3, 2015

A Matter of Trust By Q.T. Ruby (Adults Only)

Hey everyone, I have a witty romance to share with you!

A Matter of Trust by Q.T. Ruby

Claire Parelli has sworn off men and became a homebody after being left at the alter years ago. 

However, that does not detour her mother from playing matchmaker and her roommates are trying to get her out of her sweatpants and into their flashy wardrobes for a night out.

These days, she has put everything she has into her career as a teacher.

One evening, after her workout at the gym, she goes to drop off an ill students homework assignments and gets trapped in an elevator with a famous walking sex on a stick British movie star. 

Daniel Chase may be a hot commodity but sometimes he just wants to be Dan, a normal guy without the paparazzi flashing cameras in his face and in every aspect of his life.

I am sure most people would love to be stuck in an elevator with a hot guy but, claustrophobic Claire just wants out of the confines of the elevator and back on solid ground.

As a way to distract her the two begin to have a real get-to-know-you kind of chat.

Once the two are rescued he asks her out for coffee and it progresses from there.

Until, the drawbacks of dating a celebrity come to light and her world is flipped on its axis.

Will she hide back in her shell? 


Will she fight for what she has always wanted and the man who brought her back to life?

I LOVED this book! I literally could not put this book down! It was laugh out loud funny and fun!

(said to be released August 10, 2015)


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Can't Get Enough By Molly McLain (Adults Only)

Hey everyone, here we go with a another month! Technically, the last month of summer. We will see if the weather agrees soon enough. Today, I have a sweet read about fresh starts!

Can't Get Enough by Molly McLain

Nicole Hodges has returned to River Bend, temporarily, after much time away. The reason for her return is to help with her grandmother's estate before embracing a fresh start in Chicago.

However, her visit to River Bend started off rocky, when she has car trouble and is informed her car needs a new transmission.

Coffee was the fix for what ailed her.

When she saved up money to set out towards her new life, she had not expected such an expense.

As she walked out of the coffee shop, she ran into the town hunk everyone loved.

She certainly took notice of his attractiveness. You would have to be blind not to, but the last thing she needed to get stirred up in was a relationship.

Tony Dunn took notice of the woman outside of the coffee shop, but he was a single father who had to put his daughter first and what he needed was a babysitter for his baby girl.

Nicole was not expecting to work while being in River Bend. She has a job waiting for her in Chicago but she spotted an ad for a babysitter with a generous wage that she could not ignore.

She only had to prove that she was the right person for the job.

Imagine the shock from both sides, when she discovered he was the father who was in need of childcare and she was the one applying.

Is what she needs just around the River Bend or in the windy city of Chicago?

I LOVED this book! The characters felt real, like old friends. I loved how Tony was with his daughter. This is a book that will melt your heart like butter.


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman