ARC Review: Pure Wicked by Shayla Black

Posted September 7, 2015 by Annie in Reviews / 4 Comments

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ARC Review: Pure Wicked by Shayla Black
Pure Wicked
by Shayla Black

2.5 Stars


Released: September 8th 2015
Series: Wicked Lovers #9.5
Published by Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated
Pages: 100
Format: eARC

“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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  Wicked-Ties Decadent Delicious Surrender-to-Me
Belong-To-Me Wicked-to-Love MIne-to_Hold Wicked All The Way
Ours-to-Love wicked-and-dangerous Forever Wicked Their's To Cherish
his to take purewicked wickedforyou



About Shayla Black

Shayla Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than forty novels. For over fifteen years, she’s written contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical romances via traditional, independent, foreign, and audio publishers. Her books have sold well over a million copies and been published in a dozen languages.

Raised an only child, Shayla occupied herself with lots of daydreaming, much to the chagrin of her teachers. In college, she found her love for reading and realized that she could have a career publishing the stories spinning in her imagination. Though she graduated with a degree in Marketing/Advertising and embarked on a stint in corporate America to pay the bills, her heart has always been with her characters. She’s thrilled that she’s been living her dream as a full-time author for the past seven years.

Shayla currently lives in North Texas with her wonderfully supportive husband, her teenage daughter, and a very spoiled cat. In her “free” time, she enjoys reality TV, reading, and listening to an eclectic blend of music.


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Yeah going into hiding makes it seem like he’s guilty…

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Not my fave premise….


Thanks Annie for the review

Amy R
Amy R

Thanks for the review.