Title: Wicked Me
Author(s): Lindsey R. Loucks
No. of pages: 414
Genre: New Adult, Romance
Publication date: January 25th 2018
Date read: January 13th 2018
Power, corruption, revenge… Falling in love sure is hard.
Nothing will come between book-lover Paige Sullivan and her dream library internship. That includes her new roommate, the panty annihilator known as Sam Cleary. But a man from Paige’s past reappears with a secret agenda and puts everything at risk, including her growing feelings for Sam.
Blackmailed to protect his family, Sam Cleary is in way over his head. But when his childhood crush becomes his new roommate, old feelings are rekindled, even as his family’s secrets begin to unravel.
About the author: Lindsey Loucks
Lindsey R. Loucks is a USA Today bestselling author of paranormal romance, science fiction, and contemporary romance. When she’s not discussing books with anyone who will listen, she’s dreaming up her own stories. Eventually her brain gives out, and she’ll play hide and seek with her cat, put herself in a chocolate-induced coma, or watch scary movies alone in the dark to re-energize.
Just to get it out of my way: I always find it hard to believe that people who feel so much lust for the body of another person really exist. Both Sam and Paige were really focussed on each other’s body and it seemed like all they really wanted was to dive in each other’s panties at every hour of the day. Maybe it’s just me, but I find that a little unbelievable. Don’t get me wrong – I really enjoyed the steamy scenes, that’s why I read NA. It’s just that every time he sees Paige’s bum, Sam’s pants seem to get too small …. poor SamRam. Nonetheless, it was a really REALLY enjoyable book – I know I’m moaning about the overdose of lust, but if it’d bother me too much I should stop reading NA. But somehow, I just won’t … 😉
Wicked Me was not only filled with lust, but also with action, secrets, betrayal and actual love. Although it seemed, to me, like their love is mainly based on lust, it’s also based on a deep spiritual connection (sounds so dull, I know) – they really want what’s best for the other and they have known each other since they were little!
Besides the love story between the main characters they also each have their own story filled with nasty blackmail. The whole story really had me on the edge of my seat, be it for the hotness between Paige and Sam or for the thrill of their secrets.
I loved the character of Paige – she was a perfect representation of a bookworm! She’s always loved the feelings of happiness that the written word gave her, like so many of us can recognise. Of course it’s nice to read about the characters going into bars and their experiences there, but I enjoyed reading about Paige’s evenings spent with her books just as much! I just love to read about a character that’s so much like myself!
This story really was a rollercoaster ride, filled with loveable characters. I’d love to read more about Nicole and Charlotte, two other interns at the library. There were some hints that maybe the next books in this series will be about them? I really do hope so, but until then I really recommend you read Wicked Me!
* I received an ecopy of this book from Ultimate Fantasy Books in exchange for an honest review *