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?
I received a copy of this story for an honest review.
What I Loved: Wicked Beautiful is an original and sexy second chance romance that will keep readers on their toes. Parker and Victoria have an intense connection and their angsty past adds an extra spark to their fiery relationship. Bonus points to author J.T. Geissinger for creating a crew of amazingly fun secondary characters that I would love to read more about.
What I Didn't Love: No spoilers but there are a few twists to Wicked Beautiful that require some suspension of disbelief. Though the story is beautiful and the characters are vivid, I \ had to stop at a few of the twists and think to myself "Really?" If you can put some of those twists to the side you'll enjoy a good read.
"Racism isn't about where you were born. It's about how small your heart is."
"Honesty is just one big cesspool of need and weakness, with the power to strip you bare and leave you whimpering like a baby."
"I feel all his anguish and sorrow and desperation, every painful, ragged inch of his despair. And all the emotions I'd bottled up so tightly over the long, lonely years since he first left me burst free."
Fans of grown-up romance, second chance love stories, and a good game of cat and mouse are going to want to check out Wicked Beautiful. I will definitely be back to check out more from author J.T. Geissinger.