Thursday, January 8, 2015

ARC Review: Wicked Thing by Angeline Kace

Title: Wicked Thing
Author: Angeline Kace
Genres: NA, Contemporary, Romance
Publication: September 26th 2013 by Accendo Press LLC

Summary (Goodreads):
New Adult Contemporary Romance
**Due to content, this book is not suitable for readers under the age of 18.**
Carmyn Rafferty witnessed the aftermath of her mother's affair. She learned at a young age not to trust anyone. Especially not your spouse. So she's planned. She's planned every detail of her life: who her husband will be, what their careers will be, what their lives will be like. All to avoid the pain of infidelity. 

Dallas Brown lives according to his own terms. He doesn't do relationships, he doesn't care what anyone thinks of him, and he doesn't live up to anyone's expectations. 

When Carmyn's fiancĂ© cheats on her, it sends her into a whirlwind of one-night stands with the most infamous player on campus. She can't seem to stay away from this tough guy and his dangerous motorcycle. Everything about him is the complete opposite of who she'd planned to fall in love with: tattoos, dark stubble along his jawline, and hair that brushes his shoulders. 

As Dallas and Carmyn begin to fall deeper and deeper into each other, they learn that love can truly be a wicked, wicked thing.

My Thoughts: 

**An eARC was provided in exchange of an honest review**

You know those kinds of books that you're really looking forward to reading and want to like very much, and then when you finally do, they turn out to be not what you expected? Wicked Thing was that kind of book for me.

Carmyn and Dallas go to the same college, but they never interacted with each other until Carmyns perfect plans for her future end when her boyfriend cheats on her and she sleeps with Dallas at a party, which results with an odd friendship between the two that soon turns into more.

I had no problem with the book and where it was going in the begging, in fact I liked where it was headed, until our MCs sleep together and those Dallas' transformation starts. That was the first thing that made me groan. Dallas is a party guy who likes sex and doesn't do relationships and can pretty much get any girl he wants and he doesn't care about anybody but a select few, and even they know very little about him and his life because he tends to push away people. Yet, as soon as he's had a taste of Carmyn, he wants more. Now that is usually good, but when it borders on love from the first interaction, it just spoils things for me. Dallas stops sleeping around, wants to hang out with her and become friends so he can stop her from going out on dates with other guys because he can't stand the thought of her with someone else. All this after just one night with her. It didn't feel real to me. Insta-love never does, and all it does is ruin a book for me. And then at around 60% of the book, Carmyn admits she's falling in love with him too and things went from bad to worse from there and I gave up on their relationship. They'd been acting like a couple from the start, but they don't admit to it, not even to each other, which resulted in some very unnecessarily and predictable drama.

This book wasn't a long one. And while I didn't like the characters or how fast Dallas become a changed man, I enjoyed the start and was really looking forward to the rest of the book before it become another good-girl, bad-boy insta-love book with a lot of cheesy stuff. I would've liked if things with Denton had developed more, and too see a little bit more of him, instead of a lot of the cliched things that we see so much of in NA books.


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