Lovely Wicked

Kari Gregg
Lovely Wicked
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Noble Romance Publishing
Release Date
September 2010
BDSM, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, LGBTQ

Mitch McAllister and Liv Winslow grew up in the same squalid trailer park, turning to each other for comfort as scared kids. When they meet there again while visiting their dysfunctional families as adults, Mitch and Liv escape the ghosts of their past in sexual excess. They ultimately include Mitch's neighbor Sam Lawson in their giddy, extravagant play. It was only supposed to be sex: hot, dirty, spine-melting sex.

None of them wanted to fall in love. If life has taught Liv, Mitch and Sam anything, though, it's that we don't always get what we want. But if we're very lucky, sometimes we get exactly what we need.

Book Review by Rho (reviewer)
Jan 30, 2011   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
308 people found the following review helpful
There are times when you sit down to read, and you instantly know you are experiencing something special. That's how I felt when reading LOVELY WICKED. This book is unlike any other erotic romance I have ever read. The deeply emotional plot rivaled with the extremely erotic and at times very carnal scenes and made this a highly intense read that captivated me from the beginning.

Mitch and Liv were each other's childhood saviors. Growing up in a trash-filled trailer park and suffering misery at the hands of their respective parents, they turned to each other. Now, they are each back at the trailer park for various reasons, and they see each other again. It seems instinctive to turn to each other again, but Liv wants to be sure that Mitch knows it's just sex. Mitch is ok with that and enjoys opening Liv up to sexual pleasures she never thought that she would enjoy. And when they invite Mitch's neighbor Sam into the mix, the results are explosive. As lust turns into love, Mitch's past may suck him back in enough for him to drive away the two people that hold his heart.

I. LOVED. THIS. BOOK! There is no other way to say it. This book was raw, erotic, emotional, and dirty. It got to the root of such unfiltered emotion it ripped me to shreds. It wasn't a "pulling at the heart strings" kind of emotional, but more of an exposing of people at their worst moments and watching them dig out from the hole they found themselves in.

The characters were flawed, screwed up in the head, and yeah, quite a bit kinky but they were PERFECT, just how they were. The story would not have worked any other way.

And the sex, YOWZA! The intensity of the sex whether it was M/F, M/F/M, M/M/F or M/M was off the charts. The sensuality and the raw grittiness of the encounters just exploded out from the pages. This book was so hot and so carnal, I really felt like steam would rise off my kindle and short circuit it.

The writing was fantastic, the dialogue was realistic and flowed well, and the plot was just amazing. The world building, from the descriptions of the conditions of the trailer park to the illustration of the fixer-upper that Mitch finds for them all to make a home out, is phenomenal. I actually felt dirty as I read about the conditions Mitch and Liv grew up in. I thought that this book was unusual in that it's a romance, but it's told through the eyes of Mitch. That unusual voice lent itself to the amazing quality of this work. I don't think that I could say enough glowing words about this book.

I must say that this isn't a rosy, love-conquers-all type of book, but I feel like that would have lessened the impact of the story if it had been written that way. I'm glad I didn't let that deter me from reading it because I would have missed out on an incredible book. My only wish that I could have a continuation of Mitch, Liv, and Sam's story because I feel so invested in the characters.
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