Forever Wicked by Shayla Black
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Having delved back into the Wicked Lovers saga for the new year's challenge, I didn't know what to expect out of this little novella, Forever Wicked.
We open on the long suffering, bitter billionaire Jason. He's a man who has everything... except his wife. Having been taught throughout life that there is nothing money can't buy, Jason can't understand how he lost his wife within a day of their marriage. I found his character charming and sad in the beginning of the book, then confusing as the plot rolled on. But one thing I can say for Jason - he's sexy as hell. Brood, baby, brood.
My Jason - Tyson Ballou
Gia is the one that got away. At first, I was inclined to hate this character. She seemed callous, deceitful, and cruel. But of course, everything has its reason. Gia is a beat cop by day, good Italian Catholic girl by night. Or so it seems. In the course of the story, you see Gia's sacrifices to her family ideals and her need for right to be done. However, I still found her naive and cowardly. Not my favorite of Ms. Black's characters, but then - not every one can be!
My Gia - Monica Bellucci
Overall, the story is well written and engaging. Again, my only issue with this little novella is my frustration with Gia. Yes, Jason has his faults - he doesn't understand that he cannot just buy his way to solve every problem in life - especially in the emotions department. However, if you are looking for a quick read to rub your angst button, then this is it.
Next up - an actual novel!
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