*I received a free copy of Wicked Secret from Big Dog Books via . This has in no way influenced my voluntary review, which is honest and unbiased *
Warning: This book includes mature content such as: sexual content, and/or drug and/or alcohol use, and/or violence.
Series: The Wicked Horse Vegas #7
Published by Big Dog Books on 26 May 2020
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Erotica, Romance, Suspense
Leighton had to make a very difficult decision - one that could put her, her father, and her son in extreme danger. However, her son was in a different kind of danger already, so she decided to take a chance.
August thought his life was complete, he hardly ever thought of his high school sweetheart anymore. Nor the fact that she and her father just up and disappeared one day. He was sure he'd made peace with it all. Until one night when Leighton shows up on his doorstep to share something with him, because she really needs his help.
Wicked Secret is part of my favorite sub-genre – it’s erotic suspense, and both the hotness and the tense parts were so well done!
As always, Bennett totally made my day with her story! Wicked Secret is part of the Wicked Horse series, and it also ties in with her Jameson Force Security series. This story can still be read as a stand alone, though. And I have to say few people can write an erotica with so much character development, Bennett is one of them, and I love her for it!
Wicked Secret is both a second chance at love, and almost an enemies to lovers story. August is extremely angry with Leighton, and it takes him quite a while to understand how things have truly been for her. Of course, having worked in law enforcement, and now as a security specialist with Jameson Force Security, he has a very different perspective, and knowledge other people just don’t have. All the choices Leighton had made since that fatal night ten years ago have been with the security of the people she love in mind.
There were some moments when I really didn’t like August – I could understand where his anger and frustration came from, and Leighton was very good at seeing things from his perspective. He, however took a while to manage to take a step back and truly think about things. And he got a pretty good wake up call at one moment.That moment made me clap for Leighton, I was so happy she gave some things to him straight!
Wicked Secret is written in dual points of views, with chapters from both August’s and Leighton’s perspective. Present tense and first person narrators made me feel like I was really along for the ride with the protagonists, and it made for a very intense read!
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- 2020 COYER all year long
- 2020 New Release Challenge