Wicked Burn by Beth Kery
Published by Berkley, Penguin
Publication Date: December 2, 2008
Genres: Contemporary, Erotic
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He wanted all of her and did she ever let him have it…
Vic Savian knows what he wants when he sees it. And what he wants is his sexy neighbor, Niall Chandler. When he finds her in the hallway of their building being harassed by an aggressive suitor, Vic steps in and finds himself greatly rewarded.Sleeping with her gorgeous neighbor when she didn’t even know his last name was the craziest thing Niall had ever done. Now, she can’t seem to get enough of Vic–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 the love that is in their hearts?
Niall and Vic are neighbors. They have this incredible physical attraction to each other and one night decide that they’re going to act on it. And do they ever. Wow. They see each other about 10 days later and make a date. This starts a pretty hot and heavy relationship that goes on for a couple of months.The problem is that Niall is keeping a pretty huge secret about her past and when Vic finds out he’s more than upset. He does contact Niall right after he finds out but she’s not ready to discuss details. By the time she is, Vic’s long gone from her life and doesn’t want to have anything to do with her. It’s 6 months before Niall has ciome to terms with her life and her past and is ready to try to get Vic back. Unfortunately she has a pretty rough time trying to get Vic to listen to reason.
The first part of this book reads almost like a straight erotic novel. At one point I was thinking that there was almost too much sex. But then the whole tempo of the book slows down, but not in a bad way, to be more of a romance. And once the romance begins it’s just beautiful. This is a very emotional story full of love and the ability to forgive and move on.I very much was drawn into the two main characters of the book. They were both strong but they each had their secrets that had shaped their lives and that just had me quickly turning pages. It was a really good book and I would definitely recommend it.
Rating: 4 out of 5