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Review : Wicked Love by Michelle A. Valentine


***ARC PROVIDED BY AUTHOR FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***

This is the third book in the ‘Wicked White Series’ but don’t get me wrong ‘Wicked Love’ can be read as a standalone like each of the other books. I have read and loved the other books about other band members so was quite keen to read Tyler’s story and see where it led. This was a 4 star read for me.

Tyler Mercer is the drummer for Wicked White and I thought that is where this story would begin but it in fact takes place before that for most of the story.

Avery Jenson is a living a great life until her father is caught embezzling and she catches her boyfriend cheating, followed by her sorority sister/friends turning their backs on her. Forced to downsize and move, Avery’s world is dramatically different and she is having some difficulty in adjusting. Meeting Tyler again in her new small town is a shock as Avery and Tyler had met on briefly at college when he stopped her from wrecking her cheating boyfriends car and then again when she was confronted and shamed by her sorority sister.

Tyler is sexy, strong and charming. He is exactly what every girl would want but he has his heart set on being in a successful band and is determined that nothing will stop him. He wants to or in fact won’t allow himself to fail in keeping a promise he has made to his father.

This book certainly wasn’t what I was expecting after reading the previous two in the series. Tyler was a great character but I found myself loving him and then not and then loving him again. At the beginning I found Avery to be quite naive and it took me a little time to warm to her but thought that her and Tyler made a great couple and enjoyed the two of them together.

When Tyler leaves its devastating and heart breaking not just for Avery but for the reader too as you can’t quite get to grips with him leaving her as she needs him most.

After three years way he comes back into her life and I think I actually held more of a grudge than she did. Tyler and Avery have to figure things out and determine if things can be forgiven and forgotten.

Quite a lot of this book was removed from revolving around the rock band which isn’t what I was expecting. Both Avery and Tyler’s lives are influenced by either actions or promises made by their respective fathers and that had a major impact on the story. There are your usual sexy parts to the story but you find yourself also having to deal with reading about heartbreak and tragedy. If you’ve read the other books in the series then this is a must read and if you haven’t but are looking for an interesting and well written rocker romance with a bit more depth then this is for you.

Reviewed by Louise G.