Sara's Review: Wicked Takeover (Wicked Brand #1) by Tina Donahue
PUBLISHER VIA NETGALLEY PUBLISHER: Entangled: Scorched RELEASED: August 7, 2017 GENRE: contemporary romance LENGTH: 196 pages FORMAT: ebook, Paperback
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She’s just inherited a tattoo parlor…and the hunk who comes with it.
Lauren’s in a helluva mess. Not only has she lost her corporate HR job, she’s just inherited Wicked Brand, a struggling West Palm Beach tattoo parlor…along with the virile dude who runs it. Lauren’s full-figured, sorta pretty, and wanting him badly. Dream on. She’s here to sell the place as quickly as possible for some much-needed cash and score a new position in the corporate world.
Dante’s sinfully hot with a killer smile and beautifully inked biceps. He sees the heat in Lauren’s eyes despite her conservative appearance, recognizing the dynamite woman she could be if she’d just loosen up and have some wicked fun. Dominance and submission. Making love in a public place. Having her lush body always accessible to and ready for his.
Unwilling and unable to keep their hands to themselves, Lauren and Dante turn to carnal games and seduction. Until lust turns to surprising need and friendship to something deeper that might just change their futures. TWO BOUNDLESS STARS
I voluntarily received and ARC of Wicked Takeover via Net Galley for an honest review. I am not sure what I was expecting but what I got were a lot of sex and very little story. I was disappointed, to say the least. The characters were great and could’ve been a lot more if more time was spent on character and relationship building. I felt there wasn’t enough time on building the sexual tension and they jumped into bed way too quickly. I am no prude and love erotica, yet this story just didn’t do it for me. I found myself skipping over those scenes, which was a good portion of the book. I felt like they didn’t contribute to the story or the characters. Wicked Takeover wasn’t for me and really could have been a lot better. I am giving it Two Boundless Stars.