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Published by St. Martin's Griffin on May 3rd 2016
Narrator: Andi Arndt
Genres: Chick Lit, Romance
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Source: NetGalley, Nina Bocci, Purchased audiobook
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.
Book and Audiobook Review: 5+++ stars
Wicked Heart is everything and more! I’ve loved Leisa’s writing style ever since I read Bad Romeo and Broken Juliet. Cassie and Ethan’s story was beautiful but also so hard to read for me, because I’m not a big fan of angsty books, but I ended up loving those characters, their story, and of course, Leisa as well. So, the moment I knew about Wicked Heart I knew I’d love it. I even recommended this book to my blogger partner Lisa—read her early review here—and she devoured it! She even chose Liam as her BBF for February, because he’s simply amazing.
Anyway… Let’s talk a little about Wicked Heart. This is a story of second chances, forgiveness, true love and fate. Elissa and Liam met when their careers were just starting. They dated for a short while—too short for their liking, and mine *sad face*—and then Liam got a huge job on the other side of the country and despite trying to have a long distance relationship, things didn’t work out for them. Six years later, they’re reunited by what separated them, as Liam is cast to work on the same play Elissa is stage managing. This reunion isn’t all hearts and flowers. In fact, it’s torture for them both. Because after all those years, they still have feelings for each other, but can’t act on their desires, because Liam is engaged to a very lovely and friendly Angel—who wanted, at all cost, to be close friends with Elissa.
I totally, utterly, crazily, madly and obsessively fell in love with Liam and Elissa. Their story was beautiful, sexy, romantic, funny but also very sad and full of so much damn drama! I was in a spiral of emotions throughout the book. One moment I was all angry, then sad, then I was anxious, and suspicious, and then sad again. There were some light moments as well. Elissa’s best friend, Josh, always had the best attitude. He was a loyal friend that was always trying to make Elissa feel better and then he was all obsessed about Angel. It was so funny. And the last but not least of all the emotions this book evoked in me was PURE BLISS AND ABSOLUTE LOVE. Liam and Elissa were so in love with each other that I wanted to be inside their hearts and stay there forever. I loved read/listening to their voice mails from six years ago. They were so sweet and perfect. And in the present, when they were finally able to express all their feelings, it was so emotional and beautiful and EVERYTHING! *sigh* Like I said, perfect.
The audiobook of Wicked Heart was a flawless companion to the book. Andi Arndt’s performance was outstanding. Her soft voice and strong inflexions were simply excellent. I would listen to this audio once and again just to relive Liam and Elissa’s epic love story. Something funny happened to me when I was listening to the audiobook, for some crazy reason—actually it’s not crazy at all, everybody knows I’m obsessed with Jamie Dornan, but hey, I can be delusional from time to time, right?—I was seeing Jamie Dornan in my head when Andi was talking so smoothly for Liam, suddenly, it was Jamie’s voice in my head instead of Andi’s and I LOVED every minute of it. But seriously, this isn’t the reason why I ended up obsessed with Liam and his Beautiful Bliss, it was because Wicked Heart was one perfection of a book.
Disclaimer: This image or Jamie Dornan doesn’t belong to me, I just made the fake cover because
Jamie = Liam = Perfection!!