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Thrifty Thursday: Wicked Beautiful by J. T. Geissinger

Posted May 25, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | , | 0 Comments

Thrifty Thursday: Wicked Beautiful by J. T. GeissingerWicked Beautiful by J. T. Geissinger
Series: Wicked Games #1
Published by Jack's House Publishing LLC on July 12, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 382
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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Life coach and best-selling author Victoria Price has it all: a successful career, fabulous friends, a fantastic penthouse in Manhattan. What she doesn’t have—and doesn’t want—is a husband. Fifteen years ago her high school flame broke her heart so badly she swore she’d never love again. Now she makes millions teaching other women how to be just like her: a ruthless bitch.

Drop-dead sexy restaurant tycoon and infamous playboy Parker Maxwell has only three rules for the women he dates: no questions about his past, no expectations for the future and no spending the night. When he meets Victoria, however, he’s willing to break his own rules if it means sating the explosive desire she arouses in him. What he doesn’t know is that the alluring Victoria Price used to be the mousy Isabel Diaz, the girl he deflowered and dumped long ago.

Presented with a perfect opportunity for revenge, Victoria decides the game is on. But when her connection with Parker proves more than just skin deep, she has to make a choice—continue with her plan for payback, or risk her career, her reputation and her heart by taking a second chance on love?

     

 The purpose of Thrifty Thursday is to read a book which was free (at some point).

Kindle freebie on April 12, 2017  (currently $3.99 as of writing this post)

Overall rating 4.05 with 2,610 ratings and 423 reviews

 

I remember seeing some favorable reviews when Wicked Beautiful was released last year. So when it came up as a Kindle freebie, I snapped it up immediately. I’m so glad I did.

Victoria and Parker are a couple of people who have had really tough situations in their past. They have somehow, survived and thrived, even through their heartbreak. They are strong, successful and fun. Their friends are interesting characters,too and loyal. The dialogue is sexy and snarky.

The feelings here are big and bold as the characters. It’s very hard to be vulnerable and honest when one has been hurt in the past. So it takes great courage to be so authentic. Even then, nothing is simple, as others are involved who can cause issues or be hurt. I plan to go on with the Wicked Games series; it’s a fun, heart-stopping roller coaster of emotions.

 

About J. T. Geissinger

***I write to tell my truth. My work is emotionally honest, therefore some readers may find it “unsafe.” All my books include explicit sex, hard language, and occasional random violence, which is reflective of my experience on earth as a human being. I tell you this not to alienate or titillate, only to inform. Caveat emptor.***

A former headhunter, J.T. Geissinger is the author of more than a dozen novels in contemporary romance, paranormal romance, and romantic suspense.

She is the recipient of the Prism Award for Best First Book, the Golden Quill Award for Best Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, and is a two-time finalist for the RITA® Award from the Romance Writers of America®. Her work has also finaled in the Booksellers’ Best, National Readers’ Choice, and Daphne du Maurier Awards


Thrifty Thursday: The Clue by Carolyn Wells

Thrifty Thursday: The Clue by Carolyn Wells

Posted April 13, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments

          The purpose of Thrifty Thursday is to read a book which was free (at some point). Kindle freebie on April 2, 2017  (currently $0.99 as of writing this post) Overall rating 3.53 with 184 ratings and 29 reviews   A classic mystery is a great change of pace for me. I enjoy the historical societal nuances and the writing style. The Clue was originally published in 1909. Life was certainly slower and simpler in this time period. Sadly, the roles of women were often defined by the men of their family or marriage. There are 159 pages in this book and it seemed to take forever to read. I have to wonder if the pages are longer than normal length? Anyway, […]


Thrifty Thursday: Eternity by Maggie Shayne

Thrifty Thursday: Eternity by Maggie Shayne

Posted March 23, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments

           The purpose of Thrifty Thursday is to read a book which was free (at some point). Kindle freebie on February 25, 2013  (currently FREE as of writing this post) Overall rating 3.98 with 2,853 ratings and 223 reviews   I had a lot of trouble with reading my Kindle freebies during the COYER challenge. A LOT. It’s not so much a problem when I am reading one a month for a Thrifty Thursday post. I can choose one with a more well-known author which is the first of a series or I got free years back. The quality of books I have access to read (which anyone can get at the library, it just takes longer) is so high I’ve gotten […]


French Roast by Ava Miles

French Roast by Ava Miles

Posted February 26, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments

             Read It, Track It is a way  to track books for my reading challenges and they will be super short. Kindle freebie on August 12, 2015  (currently $4.99 as of writing this post) Overall rating 3.91 with 2,066 ratings and 181 reviews   This would be a Thrifty Thursday review except Thursday was busy. I’m trying to get most of my reviews published related to the COYER challenge (Clean Out Your Electronic Reads) so here we go. I was SO excited when I got this as a Kindle freebie. I had read the first one and liked it. I remembered that Jonetta likes this series and she reviewed French Roast, just before I got it. She gave it 5 […]


Thrifty Thursday: A Touch of Midnight by Lara Adrian

Thrifty Thursday: A Touch of Midnight by Lara Adrian

Posted February 16, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments

       The purpose of Thrifty Thursday is to read a book which was free (at some point). Kindle freebie on December 20, 2013  (currently FREE as of writing this post) Overall rating 4.10 with 7,258 ratings and 397 reviews   I’m a fan of the Midnight Breed Series. I listened to books 1-10 on audio last year since the author would be at NOLA Storycon. I meant to just listen to one and then move on to another author but I got sucked into the overall story arc and just kept going. This novella was a freebie I got four years ago and it’s odd I didn’t read it first to be in order. It did, however, come out after the first 10 books […]


Thrifty Thursday: Oracle by Kelly Meading

Thrifty Thursday: Oracle by Kelly Meading

Posted January 19, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 2 Comments

The purpose of Thrifty Thursday is to read a book which was free (at some point). Kindle freebie on December 16, 2016  (currently $3.99 as of writing this post) Overall rating 4.0 with 8 ratings and 3 reviews   This would be an unlikely choice except I have been reading more science fiction and Kelly Meding is an author I have wanted to try. The blurb is longish and does not match my sense of Oracle.  The title doesn’t seem to fit, either. The beginning felt slow with the world-building.  Once I got to know a few of the characters, and care about them, it was interesting. There was action throughout, so it’s odd the beginning didn’t quite capture me. Olivia and Nick are my […]


Thrifty Thursday:  John Milton prequel novellas by Mark Dawson

Thrifty Thursday: John Milton prequel novellas by Mark Dawson

Posted January 19, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments

          The purpose of Thrifty Thursday is to read a book which was free (at some point). Kindle freebie on November 23, 2016  (currently FREE as of writing this post) This is a special edition of Thrifty Thursday which is akin to Jennifer’s Read It, Track It where I am reading more “free” books for the COYER Winter Storm Challenge   1000 Yards is a prequel novella in the John Milton series. It is a detailed, political operation by a coldly rational assassin.  Milton is obviously skilled and intelligent. Although, he seems to be having health issues; it is not developed. It is frightening in its suspense and the unemotional progression of events. Similar to 1000 Yards, Tartantula is another mission from […]


Thrifty Thursday: A Cowboy for Christmas by Katherine Garbera

Thrifty Thursday: A Cowboy for Christmas by Katherine Garbera

Posted December 29, 2016 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments

The purpose of Thrifty Thursday is to read a book which was free (at some point). Kindle freebie on December 22, 2013  (currently $2.99 as of writing this post) Overall rating 3.71 with 434 ratings and 86 reviews   This is a nice enough novella with a TINY bit of holiday theme. It is fluffy as expected. I’m tired of the wealthy guy, broke gal story. I’m not sure if it is that, or the novella length, but the characters were not very real to me. Everything was okay while reading, but looking back nothing interesting happened overall. Stereotypes which sometime lend comfort, just felt boring here. A Cowboy for Christmas was a light, quick read. There was too little to make it memorable