Lauren's in a helluva mess. Not only has she lost her corporate HR job, she's just inherited Wicked Brand, a struggling West Palm Beach tattoo parlor…along with the virile dude who runs it. Lauren's full-figured, sorta pretty, and wanting him badly. Dream on. She's here to sell the place as quickly as possible for some much-needed cash and score a new position in the corporate world.
Dante's sinfully hot with a killer smile and beautifully inked biceps. He sees the heat in Lauren's eyes despite her conservative appearance, recognizing the dynamite woman she could be if she'd just loosen up and have some wicked fun. Dominance and submission. Making love in a public place. Having her lush body always accessible to and ready for his.
Unwilling and unable to keep their hands to themselves, Lauren and Dante turn to carnal games and seduction. Until lust turns to surprising need and friendship to something deeper.
Warning: This erotic romance features a sexy Latin hunk who likes to spank, and the feisty Ms. Practicality who baits his itchy palm.
Each book in the Wicked Brand series is STANDALONE:
* Wicked Takeover
* Wicked Seduction
* Wicked Times Two
* Wicked Design
I know this is an erotic romance and the steam is important but I still want more of a story to go along with the sex. The writing is good and the story could have been great but it fell short for me. The characters are interesting especially some of the secondary ones however Lauren and her insecurities are annoying. Thankfully Dante is one dominating hottie. This story has a touch of humor, lots of lies and secrets, and definitely lots of orgasms!
Not for me
I voluntarily received and ARC of Wicked Takeover via Net Galley for an honest review.
I am not sure what I was expecting but what I got were a lot of sex and very little story. I was disappointed, to say the least. The characters were great and could’ve been a lot more if more time was spent on character and relationship building. I felt there wasn’t enough time on building the sexual tension and they jumped into bed way too quickly. I am no prude and love erotica, yet this story just didn’t do it for me. I found myself skipping over those scenes, which was a good portion of the book. I felt like they didn’t contribute to the story or the characters.
Wicked Takeover wasn’t for me and really could have been a lot better. I am giving it Two Boundless Stars.