ARC Review: My Wicked Valentine by Ann Mayburn

Posted February 12, 2013 by Annie in Reviews / 4 Comments

I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: My Wicked Valentine by Ann Mayburn
My Wicked Valentine
by Ann Mayburn

4 Stars


Released: February 12, 2013
Series: Club Wicked #1
Published by Loose ID
Pages: 217
Format: ARC


MY WICKED VALENTINE blends the sweet and sexy together into an enticing story. With V Day fast approaching, this book is the perfect read to get you ready!  ~ Under the Covers

Lucia Roa is an event planner hoping to catch a big break with this opportunity to mange a Valentine’s Day part for an elite club in Washington. However, she is in for a little shock when she finds out that this isn’t just some romantic party, it’s actually a BDSM party for private members of the club called Wicked. Tired of doing sweet sixteen parties, Lucia tries her hand at landing the job but instead finds herself in hot water when she introduced to the hottie CEO named Isaac O’Keefe.

The chemistry between Lucia and Isaac is instant and intense! Right from the first page, Ann Mayburn plays up the sizzling sexual tension. I was fully enthralled by Isaac. Even his name is smoking hot! But there was something very alluring about him. He is a very fair Dom and I loved that he took the time to make Lucia trust him. The event planner job wasn’t enough to have Lucia trust him completely, but as time went on, Isaac slowly charms Lucia so that she becomes more comfortable with his presence and the nature of BDSM.

The first half of the book is Isaac getting Lucia used to the idea of BDSM. As a newbie, her discovery is a good way for readers to understand BDSM as well. If you’re a reader looking to try a BDSM book, then I think MY WICKED VALENTINE is a good start! With its slow buildup, it’s a great book for those curious, but don’t know where to start!

I found that I enjoyed Lucia mostly because of her open-mindedness. In the beginning of the story, she is completely blindsided about what BDSM is, but she doesn’t let that deter her. She keeps her mind open to possibilities and even though she was hesitant at first, she is the big reason why this relationship worked so well.

MY WICKED VALENTINE blends the sweet and sexy together into an enticing story. With V Day fast approaching, this book is the perfect read to get you ready!

*ARC provided by author

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About Ann Mayburn

Ann is Queen of the Castle to her wonderful husband and three sons in the mountains of West Virginia. In her past lives she's been an Import Broker, a Communications Specialist, a US Navy Civilian Contractor, a Bartender/Waitress, and an actor at the Michigan Renaissance Festival. She also spent a summer touring with the Grateful Dead(though she will deny to her children that it ever happened).

From a young age she's been fascinated by myths and fairytales, and the romance that often was the center of the story. As Ann grew older and her hormones kicked in, she discovered trashy romance novels. Great at first, but she soon grew tired of the endless stories with a big wonderful emotional buildup to really short and crappy sex. Never a big fan of purple prose, throbbing spears of fleshy pleasure and wet honey pots make her giggle, she sought out books that gave the sex scenes in the story just as much detail and plot as everything else-without using cringe worthy euphemisms. This led her to the wonderful world of Erotic Romance, and she's never looked back.

Now Ann spends her days trying to tune out cartoons playing in the background to get into her 'sexy space' and has learned to type one handed while soothing a cranky baby.

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When it comes to books I’m pretty adventurous. I read everything from Paranormal Romance to Urban Fantasy, New Adult, BDSM, LGBT fiction, Cozy Mysteries and even YA. If it’s got the littlest trace of romance in it, then I’ll probably read it. That being said, my all-time favorite authors are J.R. Ward and Karen Marie Moning.

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