I received this ARC from Sullivan and Partners for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Wicked Beautiful by J.T. Geissinger
Series: Wicked Games #1
Also in this series: Wicked Sexy
on July 12, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Suspense
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A ruthless businesswoman and the playboy who dumped her long ago find themselves embroiled in a high stakes game of love, lies and revenge.
Life coach and best-selling author Victoria Price has it all: a successful career, fabulous friends, a fantastic penthouse in Manhattan. What she doesn’t have—and doesn’t want—is a husband. Fifteen years ago her high school flame broke her heart so badly she swore she’d never love again. Now she makes millions teaching other women how to be just like her: a ruthless bitch.
Drop-dead sexy restaurant tycoon and infamous playboy Parker Maxwell has only three rules for the women he dates: no questions about his past, no expectations for the future and no spending the night. When he meets Victoria, however, he’s willing to break his own rules if it means sating the explosive desire she arouses in him. What he doesn’t know is that the alluring Victoria Price used to be the mousy Isabel Diaz, the girl he deflowered and dumped long ago.
Presented with a perfect opportunity for revenge, Victoria decides the game is on. But when her connection with Parker proves more than just skin deep, she has to make a choice—continue with her plan for payback, or risk her career, her reputation and her heart by taking a second chance on love?
Wow! I absolutely loved this book! This is the first time I’ve read this author but when I was asked to read it by Sullivan and Partners and after reading the synopsis I couldn’t say no. Still, I was not prepared for how much I’d enjoy this book or another sleepless night because I couldn’t put it down! I love second chance romances and enemies-to-lovers books, add both of those in combination with great writing and suspense that will keep you guessing and that has me singing it’s praises.
Best-selling author and life coach Victoria Price had it all, friends, a successful career, and a fabulous penthouse. She’s built her empire on man-hating. The one thing she doesn’t want is love. It’s forbidden in every part of her life. Once she was an average girl who lived the poor life with one good thing going for her. Her boyfriend. Until one day he broke up with her by letter and she never saw him again. He ruined her life and from that, she became ‘The Queen Bitch’ making millions teaching other women to be empowered and exactly like her. No one would recognize her from her old life, she’s changed her name, her face, and every other aspect of her life right down to her soul.
Then one look at the man who shattered her heart fifteen years ago and her past comes flying back. Victoria has a new goal in life. Vengeance.
Manwhore, arrogant, philanthropic, and sexy restaurateur, Parker Maxwell is instantly drawn when he sees a woman in all white walk into his restaurant. He doesn’t know what it is about her, but he hasn’t felt that way about another woman in a very long time, but he’s determined to figure out the cold woman before him who heats every time their bodies touch even if he has to break his own rules to get her. Little does Parker know that Victoria Price is his long lost love, Isabel Diaz, that he dump all those years ago.
Why is it that you see me so clearly when no one else does?”
Why is it that when I’m inside of you, I feel like I’m finally home?”
With the perfect opportunity set before her, Victoria sets a path to make Parker suffer for what he did to her. The only problem is how her body responds when in close proximity to her sworn enemy. Does she give in to vengeance or follow her heart and a second chance at love?
I say his name. It’s like fitting a key into a lock.
I was on the edge of my seat for most the book waiting for Victoria’s vengeance to finally win out or for Parker to figure out what she was trying to do. The story line was well written and interesting enough to keep me reading deep into the night. I’m excited that I have her next book in the series, Wicked Sexy, coming out July 19th, to read. It stars two of the great secondary characters from this book in it. I was hoping that they would get their own book because they were so much fun to read. It takes a lot for me normally to like secondary characters but each character in this book I really enjoyed. I highly recommend this book to any lovers of suspense, second chance or enemies-to-lovers romances.
You make me want to believe in happyily-ever-afters.”
I was provided an ARC from Sullivan and Partners via NetGalley for a fair and honest review.
Rating: 5 Stars
Wicked Games Series
Wicked Beautiful (July 12) | Wicked Sexy (July 19)