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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

RELEASE REVIEW: Wicked Beautiful by J.T. Geissinger

Title: Wicked Beautiful
Author: J.T. Geissinger
Series: Wicked Games
Publisher: Jack's House Publishing
Publication Date: July 12, 2016

A ruthless businesswoman and the playboy who dumped her long ago find themselves embroiled in a high stakes game of love, lies and revenge.

Life coach and best-selling author Victoria Price has it all: a successful career, fabulous friends, a fantastic penthouse in Manhattan. What she doesn’t have—and doesn’t want—is a husband. Fifteen years ago her high school flame broke her heart so badly she swore she’d never love again. Now she makes millions teaching other women how to be just like her: a ruthless bitch.

Drop-dead sexy restauranteur and infamous playboy Parker Maxwell has only three rules for the women he dates: no questions about his past, no expectations for the future, and no spending the night. When he meets Victoria, however, he’s willing to break his own rules if it means sating the explosive desire she arouses in him. What he doesn’t know is that the alluring Victoria Price used to be the mousy Isabel Diaz, the girl he deflowered and dumped long ago.

Presented with a perfect opportunity for revenge, Victoria decides the game is on. But when her connection with Parker proves more than just skin deep, she has to make a choice: continue with her plan for payback, or risk her career, her reputation, and her heart by taking a second chance on love?

“You have the most interesting internal conversations,” says Parker, watching my face. “Someday I’d love to be in on one of them.”

I blurt, “I was just thinking about sleeping with you.”

He stares at me. I’ve never seen such a look of hunger. Softly, he says, “Go on.”

“I…cannot believe I just said that out loud.”

Parker hasn’t blinked. His pupils are dilated. I wonder if mine are, too.

“Seriously, let’s just pretend I didn’t say that, OK? Rewind. Erase. Press play again.”

Aware that I’ve begun to babble, I snap my mouth shut. We stand in silence, looking at each other, until Parker lifts his hand and brushes his thumb over my lower lip.

“OK. We’ll pretend you didn’t say it. Please ignore the churro in my pants, because he’s not quite as good at pretending as we are.”

My gaze involuntarily drops to Parker’s crotch. And there, in all its glory, is one large and determined-looking bulge.

“I just said ignore it, Victoria, not stare at it. Show some mercy, woman.”

I press my lips together to keep from smiling. Mercy is the one thing he’ll never get from me.

Gazing up at him, I capture his thumb lightly between my teeth and nip it playfully. “I can’t help it. Remember I told you how much I love churros? Your churro looks particularly big and yummy.”

He exhales, hard. “Jesus. I can’t decide if I should laugh, kiss you, or bend you over the counter and have my way with you. That was just evil.”

I giggle. “Evil’s my specialty. You’ve been warned.”

He clasps my face in his hands and plants a firm, potent kiss on my mouth. In a husky voice he says, “If we’re going to dinner, we better get to it, because we’ve got only about thirty seconds left before Mr. Big Yummy Churro takes control of the rest of my body and I rip off your dress. With my teeth.”

That’s as blatant a proposition as I’ve ever heard. I’m thrilled he’s so affected by me.

I’m far less thrilled by how affected I am by him.

But if there’s anything life has taught me, it’s that every worthy endeavor is difficult, challenging, and usually painful. Nothing truly valuable comes easy. A battle easily won is no battle at all.

And we are at war, he and I. Blood will be shed. By the end of it, we’ll both bleed.

But he’s the only one who will be dead.

I stand on my tiptoes, brush my breasts against his chest, and whisper in his ear, “Let’s go have dinner, then. I’m hungry. But maybe we’ll save the dress-ripping for dessert.”

I turn and walk away, leaving him standing in the kitchen, chuckling to himself and muttering, “So goddamn evil.”

Oh Mr. Maxwell, I think, smiling, you really have no idea.

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About the Author:
J.T. Geissinger is an Amazon #1 bestselling author of smart, sexy romance. Writing in the contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and paranormal romance genres, her eleven published novels all include a high level of sensuality, intense emotional connections, and plot twists galore.

She is the recipient of the Prism Award for Best First Book, the Golden Quill Award for Best Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, and was a finalist for the prestigious RITA© Award from the Romance Writers of America. Her work has also finaled in the Booksellers’ Best, National Readers’ Choice, and Daphne du Maurier Awards.

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Sonja's Review

Ms. Geissinger is one of those authors who I've seen around, I have a couple of her books, and I've been meaning to read her but I just couldn't find the time. I am so glad that was not the case with Wicked Beautiful because I LOVED IT! It might have taken me awhile to read Ms. Geissinger, but I can tell you that now that I've started, I'm not ever going to stop! 

Okay, so I love strong women just as much as the next woman - in fact I prefer my heroines to be strong, I especially love the tough, bada*s heroines, but after first meeting Victoria, I didn't know if I would like her. She's definitely has the strength stuff down, it was just the b*tch and teaching women how to be one part that I didn't really like. And it took hearing others' perspectives about Victoria's job before it really sunk in and made me honestly realize that maybe what she does isn't so bad. So if you're like me and the beginning somewhat rubs you the wrong way, just hold out because it's worth it because there's more to her than what you first see. Victoria is definitely independent, devious, she speaks her mind, and she doesn't take guff from anyone, but she does have a soft, vulnerable, sweet side as well. She truly is great and I really did love her! 

Well, I had no problems with Parker! He's hot and sexy and the kind of hero that you just want to take a bite out of him or at least lick him and say, "I licked him, so he's mine!" He's possessive and protective, charming and smooth, but also sweet and thoughtful and honest about the way he feels. Parker is a fantastic hero and I positively loved, loved, loved him! 

Wicked Beautiful was one wild and crazy-filled ride that kept me on my toes and wondering what was going to come next! There are tons of mischievous, evil, awesome plans, sexy times, and heart-melting, heartbreaking moments. It was a beautiful, amazing read and I absolutely CANNOT wait to read the next book! 

Wicked Beautiful is a standalone, it's told from Parker and Victoria's POV, and their HEA ending will put a huge smile on your face! 
~ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Stars

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