Lisa’s Early Review: Wicked Heart by Leisa Rayven

Posted February 29, 2016 by lisa in Book Reviews, Books, Collage / 0 Comments

Lisa’s Early Review: Wicked Heart by Leisa RayvenWicked Heart by Leisa Rayven
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Published by St. Martin's Griffin on May 3rd 2016
Genres: Chick Lit, Romance
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Source: NetGalley, Nina Bocci

Liam Quinn is talented, gorgeous, and one of the biggest movie stars in the world.

He's also the only man Elissa Holt has ever truly loved.

After being out of her life for six years, he and his gorgeous fiancé are set to star in the new Broadway show Elissa is stage managing. The only trouble is, when late night rehearsals bring Elissa and Liam together, the line between what is and what could have been gets blurred, and one moment of weakness will lead to a scandal that echoes around the world.

Elissa knows that falling for Liam again would be a tragedy in the making, but as any good romantic will tell you, love doesn’t always follow the script.

We received this book/audiobook for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect our opinion of the book or the content of our review.

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Book Review: 4.5 Stars

We make our own fortunes and we call them fate.
                                                                                                                                      Benjamin Disraeli


Fate and fortune. Many times, in books, they coincide but rarely do they fit well together in a story. In most cases it’s fated that fortune is never attained. Or it is fortune that takes precedence while fate is ignored.

Those are the stories that make me sad. The ones where fate takes a back seat to fortune. Thank God Leisa Rayven’s new book Wicked Heart isn’t one of those crap-ass disappointing stories!

The story starts out with the best dedication I’ve read in a long time…

This book is for all those who have been kicked in the face by love and gotten back up again. may your fragile hearts be warmed by the sun, and soothed by gentle breezes, and may you one day hide behind a strategically placed tree which allows you to ninja-tackle love and junkpunch it right in the nads.

Anyone who starts their book with the word junkpunch is tops in my opinion so needless to say I was eager to read on. Having never read any of the books in Rayven’s Starcrossed Series before, I wasn’t sure how I would feel about her writing style or characters. But let me just say, I loved everything from the beginning.

First we are introduced to Elissa Holt, the youngest stage director in the history of Broadway. She’s hot, she’s feisty, and she’s still not over a the hot but short lived romance that happened six years ago with Liam Quinn. Liams’ a huge action hero who’s now the soon-to-be star of the latest modern production of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew that Elissa’s just been put in charge of.  *WOW! What a start!*

The tension builds when Elissa must come face-to-face with Liam and his fiancée the perfectly built and amazingly beautiful celebutante Angel Bell.

In the past…

Reality melts away in a lusty haze, and I’m physically incapable of not kissing him back. I suck on Liam’s lips as I push up onto my toes. He grunts in response and presses against me, all hard-bodied and strong. When our mouths open and tongues slide, every last shred of resistance frays and snaps. His mouth is heaven, and I want to live there.

Well, thank goodness Josh, Elissa’s long-time best friend and stagemaster sidekick is there for both moral and professional support. And once all the main and supporting characters are thrown together, the fun-filled literary Rom-Com commences.

I can’t go too far into detail without giving spoilers, but I will tell you that the the character combinations in this book are HOT across the board. Seriously. If you want to read a wittily entertaining and satisfying departure from reality, read Wicked Heart…like today!



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