How Wicked-er Can She Go by J. Morgan
Published by Lyrical Press
Publication Date: April 6, 2009
Genres: Contemporary, Paranormal
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Go Wild, Get Wicked!
Nikki is as wicked as they come.
Yeah, right — She’s the wickedest witch you’ll ever meet, if “wicked” means perky as all get out, and living off a trust fund. When her boss lays down the law, she actually has to work for a living and her world comes tumbling down. Ruining an uber geek’s chance to find true love sounds easy until Gregory Hamilton shows up on her doorstep. He may be a nerd, but one look tells her this is a man with super stud possibilities.
Turning on her inner wicked, Nikki does everything she can to prove true love ain’t all it’s cracked up to be.
Nikki is a pretty lazy witch. She get checked up on from time to time by the areas “head witch” from New Orleans but she pretty much just does what she wants, which is not a whole lot.
When her “head witch”, Melina, sends her lackey to check up on Nikki it’s less of a check up and more of a directive. She’s on automatic probation due to the fact that she’s not pulling her weight and she’s definitely not wicked enough – if she doesn’t help the clients that Melina sends she will be sent home to live with her mother, which from what I understand is a fate worse than death for an independent witch.
Nikki doesn’t have a choice so she decides to do what she can for the client. The client, Gregory, shows up and he wants to find true love…that one person who was meant for him. Nikki’s wicked job is to make Gregory think he’s going out to find his true love when really all she’s doing is making him hate women forever. The problem is that Nikki finds herself attracted to Gregory and is regretting sending him out with his fake charms and potions.
This was a hard book for me to enjoy. It’s told in the first person and Nikki, whose personality is supposedly perky, is more sarcastic and snarky, at least to me. She tricks Gregory into having sex with her twice, which he enjoyed, but the whole lying to him bit bugged me. Then she feels regret for lying to him about the potion and charm working to find his true love, but not about the sex part. When she decides that she’s in love with him after three days it was a bit over the top.
For Gregory’s party he didn’t seem to be into Nikki at all (although it’s always hard to tell in books that are first person pov). In fact he got up and left right after having sex with Nikki both times. When Nikki confessed her feelings to him (which seemed more of an infatuation than love) he was incredulous and could only say, “But you’re a witch!” Later he states that in truth he couldn’t stop thinking about her but I still wasn’t equating this with true, lasting love which what I think that author was going for.
Nikki does have a little fun with her magic trying to get a woman away from Gregory that I thought was cute but it wasn’t enough to make the book a great read for me.
Rating: 3 out of 5