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Series: Wicked Games
Published by Jack's House Publishing on July 12th 2016
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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 restauranteur 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?
Guys, I have to tell you…. I DEVOURED this book. There’s sexual tension, angst, secrets, and so much more.
I love Victoria. She’s strong, independent, and uses that to empower women. She’s loyal to her friends, and a bit bossy. She is also completely screwed when she runs into the guy who broke her teenage heart. Let operation revenge begin. I enjoyed seeing her try to hatch plans, and deal with everything happening. Some of that includes fighting the feelings being around Parker brings back. How do you attempt to ruin the only man you’ve ever loved…..
Parker is termed a playboy. He is arrogant, smart, and hot as all get out. It would be incredibly difficult not to fall for him. I love how he treats Victoria. He’s sweet and also knows how to press her buttons. He feels comfortable around her in short amount of time, but thinks nothing of it. Until he notices things moved in his house. Even though it sucked for him, I enjoyed seeing him try to figure out what was going on.
Wicked Beautiful has so many humorous scenes it’s unreal. The banter between Victoria and Parker is hilarious and amazing. Their plots to make the other jealous are even funnier. But you can also feel the chemistry between them jump off the pages.
This is definitely making the best of the year list for me. I can’t wait for the next book!
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