Review of Chasing Wicked by Kathryn L. James

  • Title: Chasing Wicked
  • Author: Kathryn L. James
  • Publication Date: April 18, 2017
  • Pages: 317
  • Genre: Romance, Contemporary, Borderline Erotica
  • Series: Wicked Series #1 

Goodreads Synopsis:

Stone Mitchell was and always will be toxic.
I’d had a taste and it nearly killed me. Now, I knew better than to bite the apple.
He’d betrayed me in the worst imaginable way possible.
Six years later, I found myself riding out a dangerous storm with the cheating bastard.
Truths are uncovered. Deception unfolds. Passion ignites and chemistry explodes.
Adding to the drama? I hold a secret that’s unforgivable. I’m the one that ruined our second chance.
Yet, it’s Stone that comes for me with a vengeance.
He’s wicked. He’s wicked ruthless. Pure wicked sin.
…and I want another taste.

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Copy of Chasing Wicked provided through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Chasing Wicked has just about everything you could want from a romance novel. It has drama, action, suspense, secrets, and yes, hot passion.

I’d like to start by telling you all a bit about our leading lady. Avery is a hard working independent women, which I think is one of the best things about her. She’s also confident but not in that cocky kind of way. Finding out all the things about her back story was a real shock for me, and when she was angry it was completely justified. I’d like to say more about her but in doing so I would be giving away a big plot twist, so I won’t. I will say however that the twist is good, and one I didn’t see coming.

The only thing about her that I didn’t care for is that she cried, a lot. Most of those situations were understandable but it just seemed like every chapter she was crying. Even if the chapter started out with her saying she was going to be strong and stop crying, she’d cry again. Then again maybe I’m just being nit picky about it.

Stone was a great leading man with his confidence and alpha male tendencies. I like that there was a very detailed back story for him as well. A lot of the time his actions would scream one thing while his words said another, and having the details about him helped to make you understand it all. Stone was a deeper character than I expected, and he was more than just a hot guy. I also really enjoyed his sense of putting family first and protecting his family, it just made him all the more lovable.

I enjoyed this book a lot. There was a lot of twist and turns that I never saw coming. But I felt like the story was some what rushed to get to the good parts. At the beginning of the book you find out about Avery and Stone’s past and the reason for their distance. Than a couple pages later its all fixed. I get the story is the after math of what happened to them long ago but at the same time I just felt like to have it all revealed so quickly was, for lack of a better word, off. Than just like that your introduced to another twist right away. I liked the story, I really did, it just felt like it should of been drawn out a little more. Not only that but the “hot” scenes, though steamy and full of chemistry, seemed to all sound so similar. Again probably being too nit picky here. Though the scenes of Avery dancing were pretty awesome. Even with me being nit picky, this was still an enjoyable read for someone looking for a good romance read.

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