Review: The Wicked West by Victoria Dahl

Posted October 27, 2011 by Francesca in Reviews / 2 Comments

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Review: The Wicked West by Victoria Dahl
The Wicked West
by Victoria Dahl

4 Stars


Released: June 1, 2009
Published by HQN Books
Pages: 58



I am so excited that I found this! Victoria Dahl writes this story as Holly Summers. Holly is Molly Jennings alter ego. Molly is the heroine of Talk Me Down. She is a closet erotica writer, and here we get a short novella of Holly’s erotic work.I felt a bit like to nosy neighbors of Tumble Creek having to run out and read about the hot scenes inside Molly’s head. And I can’t help but wonder if this is the cowboy story Molly was working on while we read Talk Me Down.

But enough of that, let me tell you about this story. It was a hot short read with a touch of kink. You do not have to read Tumble Creek to enjoy it as it has nothing really to do with the series.

Tom Hale is the town Sheriff and neighbor of Mrs. Lily Anders. She’s just moved into town from England after he brother left her the house and her husband died a year ago.

And I said kink before. Tom Hale’s wife left him years ago because she knew he had a dark side to him he wasn’t showing and she wasn’t ready to deal with. He likes to dominate, to spank, to tie up and to give a rough and hard ride. But he is so scared of that side of himself he’s always hidden it.

Lily on the other hand has only known pleasure with punishment as that is what her husband showed her. She sees that in Hale and is determined to be his, and to please him.

In short, if you are looking for a quick short read that will steam up your ereader then pick this up, you won’t regret it. And I really wish Ms. Dahl would put more of these erotic shorts by Ms. Summers. 😉

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About Victoria Dahl

I have my mother to thank for my passion for writing. My mom is an avid reader of popular fiction, and I began reading highly inappropriate books around the age of eleven, I think. (Thanks, Mom, for always leaving those delicious books strewn about!)

To Tempt a Scotsman, a Golden Heart winning historical, was my first published book. Here I am signing the cover! A Rake's Guide to Pleasure (which was excerpted at the back of Scotsman) is my second.

Due to my all-around goofiness, my agent suggested I also try my hand at a contemporary romantic comedy. Boy, is my agent smart! I had a great time writing Talk Me Down, the story of a young woman who goes back to her small hometown in Colorado and causes a huge stir with her secretive career and her burgeoning relationship with the chief of police. Not only did I have a great time writing it, but Tara Parsons at HQN liked it too! So if you like cold weather, hot sex and dirty jokes, be sure to check out Talk Me Down (out in January 2009).

Speaking of cold weather, my family and I live in a beautiful ski town in
Utah. No, I don't ski. I prefer to sit inside with a hot toddy and a good
book while the snow falls. It's especially beautiful to watch when from the inside!

I have a wonderful husband and children, and the house is kind of crowded, what with the dukes, Scotsmen, police chiefs, and naughty ladies running around, but my family is very understanding about my imaginary friends. Good thing, since they refuse to leave!

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Whao! Never read any cowboy. I will add to my TBR

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Would you look at this…..Almost 1 year later….
and how many cowboy books I’ve read. LOL
oh the evolution!