I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
by Shayla Black
Released: September 8th 2015
Series: Wicked Lovers #9.5
Published by Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated
“While I liked Bristol’s hardworking ways, I just wasn’t into Jesse’s character much. His character just seemed very one-dimensional and didn’t transcend the rockstar image he’s placed in.”
~ Under the Covers
PURE WICKED is a novella set in the Wicked Lovers world. I was a big fan of this series when it first came out so I was eager to try this novella in hopes of getting back into the series. This story is all about Jesse McCall and his rockstar ways. Now I’m not a huge fan of rockstar romances because I think they’re all pretty much the same. Unless there’s a twist in there that makes it unique, I probably won’t read it but I made an exception for this one.
Jesse is your typical rockstar hero. He knows his worth and that kind of sits on his shoulders in everything he does. When an underage girl dies in close proximity to him, rumors start to circulate and the only way to avoid all the bad media is for him to hide. Right off the bat, I wasn’t into this scenario. It paints Jesse in which a bad light and I didn’t think he took enough action to try and rectify it.
Then when he meets the heroine, Bristol Reese, he’s almost surprised with the amount of work she needs to do in order to survive. As Bristol tries desperately to keep her family business afloat, Jesse is set on wooing her. These two seem to come from two different worlds and therefore, it was hard for me to really believe in this story. While I liked Bristol’s hardworking ways, I just wasn’t into Jesse’s character much. His character just seemed very one-dimensional and didn’t transcend the rockstar image he’s placed in.
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