Chasing Wicked by Kathryn L. James
Series: Wicked #1
Published by Self-published on April 18, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
Holy Crapoli! The angst. The drama. The roll your eyes factor was at an all time high with Chasing Wicked. I realize I’m in the minority with this book, but that’s just the way it goes sometimes. I like what I like and this didn’t make the cut.
Stone and Avery were high school sweethearts. It all came crashing down when Stone got drunk and ended up in a very compromising position with the absolute worst person ever. With pictures distributed around town and the evidence so very damning, Stone disappeared back to school with nary a word to Avery, leaving her entire family holding the bag. After her family moved due to the scandal, when she found out she was pregnant she decided not to tell him or his family, even though she was still extremely close with his Grammy.
Fast forward 5 years and the cats out of the bag. Even before he knew about his parenthood status, he was a class A asshole to her. Once he found out her secret, he turned into an even bigger one. Cruel one minute, on her like white on rice the next he was all over the place with her. When he quit being an ass he still maintained they were just fuck buddies. It was bizarre. He also had lots and lots of secrets. When he wasn’t being the king of mixed signals, he became the king of lack of communication for no apparent reason. It was just stupid.
As for Avery, she constantly would lay down and let the king of all assholes screw her literally and figuratively. Savannah, her little girl, was more like a prop trotted out occasionally for not only a cuteness factor but also sympathy factor but with no effort to really showcase the realities of living with a chronically ill child. She even let him take Savannah places with no instructions on what to do if a seizure happens. One minute she’d worry about not stressing the little girl out but the next she let the new Daddy act like he and Mom are an item when she knows damn well he’s not going there.
There was a teeny tiny suspense factor. It was another plotline that felt like a prop, rather than an integral part of the story, especially since its ending was hijacked by more man drama. What could have greatly elevated the story, fell flat, and took a turn for the weirdly ridiculous. View Spoiler » like no one noticed 4 missing girls in a small town. Ugh « Hide Spoiler
Again, I’m in the minority but this wasn’t near as entertaining as I wanted it to be.
Rating: 2.5 Eye Rolling Stars
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