Wicked Burn by Beth Kery
Why this one: When I saw the review Stacy gave this book, I knew I'd have to give it a try
Steam Level: Can one blush when by oneself? Yes, one can - this one was THAT hot, at least for me!
Author Website Blurb: He wanted all of her…
Vic Savian knows what he wants when he sees it. And what he wants is his sexy neighbor, Niall Chandler. So when he sees her in the hallway of their building being harassed by an aggressive suitor, Vic makes his move—and finds himself greatly rewarded…
And did she ever let him have it…
Sleeping with her gorgeous neighbor—when she didn’t even know his last name—was the craziest thing Niall’s ever done. Now, she can’t seem to get enough of Vic—or the uninhibited passion he stirs in her. Suddenly, with his help, she’s opening to sensual pleasures she’s never known before. But when Niall’s past comes back to haunt her, will she and Vic let themselves venture beyond the bedroom and explore the possibility of love that’s in their hearts?
My Thoughts: First off - I should warn you that I'm under the influence of two Irish Coffee's. I'm going to put this one in draft and see tomorrow morning if I'm too much under the influence. *g*
I was reading this one the other morning before work and when it was time to leave, I looked at it, laughed, and thought 'I can't take this too work with me!! What if someone wants to see what I'm reading and opens it where I've left the book mark!! My reputation will be ruined.' You see - the cover is rather tame - but the inside - Wowzers!! I was just reading the scene (for anyone who has read this one) where Vic had tied Niall up with his belt to the bedpost. (always an unrealized fantasy of mine - oops TMI!!)
Anyway - I'm relatively new too this level of hawtness in a book. But I'd just like to say I can get used to it - oh yes I can!!
Vic Savian is a famous playwright. He has noticed his beautiful neighbour, Niall Chandler, but until he rescues her from an overly amorous date, he's never spoken to her. Well things change in a hurry after that night!! Niall acts totally out of character for her and they spend a wild night doing the wild thing!! As a result, Niall comes out of a long freeze she has been in due to a terrible tragedy she suffered. At first their relationship is primarily a sexual one and Vic tends to shy away from wanting to know about the demons that seem to haunt Niall. As they draw closer though, he wants to know more about what she is hiding, but she still isn't ready to bare her soul. When Vic does find out what Niall has been hiding, he is devastated and turns away from her. Niall, though heartbroken, is willing to leave it at that for a while. But she knows what she has lost and later is ready to explain things to Vic, but by that time he doesn't want to hear.
I really enjoyed this book - despite my frequent blushes. At heart, this is a romance and I love all things romance. I did have a few reservations though - not enough to detract me from reading and enjoying Wicked Burn and not enough to keep from getting her next release. The thing that kind of bothered me was about Vic, a very dominant kind of guy - very explicit in what he wants from Niall. Which in itself was fine - example the tie her up scenes. But I would have liked to see Niall get dominant back at him. She just took everything he said and did without a "wait a minute - now it's MY turn!" I really would have liked to see this kind of scene, escpecially after he let her back into his life. As it was, I found her a wee bit of a dormat.
I enjoyed the characters. Vic was a bit overbearing at times - but boy could he do the dirty talk! And Niall was also interesting despite her slight doormat tendancies where Vic was concerned. And I'm very intrigued by her next book, Daring Time - a time travel/ghost story. I have it on my calendar for May.
Grade: 4 out of 5