Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Review: Wicked Beautiful by J.T. Geissinger



Payback's a bitch...named Victoria. Life coach and best-selling author Victoria Price has it all: a successful career, fabulous friends, a fantastic penthouse in Manhattan. What she doesn’t have—and doesn’t want—is a husband. Fifteen years ago her high school flame broke her heart so badly she swore she’d never love again. Now she makes millions teaching other women how to be just like her: a ruthless bitch. Drop-dead sexy restaurateur and infamous playboy Parker Maxwell has only three rules for the women he dates: no questions about his past, no expectations for the future, and no spending the night. When he meets Victoria, however, he’s willing to break his own rules if it means sating the explosive desire she arouses in him. What he doesn’t know is that the alluring Victoria Price used to be the mousy Isabel Diaz, the girl he deflowered and dumped long ago. Presented with a perfect opportunity for revenge, Victoria decides the game is on. But when her connection with Parker proves more than just skin deep, she has to make a choice: continue with her plan for payback, or risk her career, her reputation, and her heart by taking a second chance on love?
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4 stars
Review by Lisa Kane

"Bel, my sweet Isabel, I'll love you until I die."

Wicked Beautiful is a story about revenge and betrayal and misunderstandings. Victoria Price is a successful life coach who has made millions by teaching others that being a bitch is a good thing. Putting yourself first and then thinking about the needs of others is the way to live a life that is true to yourself. She wasn't always this beautifully coifed, designer dripping beauty. But plastic surgery, the right clothes and a cutting betrayal will do that to you. 

"I'm fighting for all the girls who never thought they could win."

When she accidentally runs into Parker Maxwell, the guy who broke her heart, she sees the opportunity to exact revenge on him. He is rich and the owner of numerous restaurants. And he has no idea that she was once Isabel and his teen age lover. 

Parker Maxwell was my life. My first-and last-love. And he dumped me in the most cowardly way: with a letter.
That he mailed.

Their first meeting sets the stage for spy versus spy. He is intrigued, but knows Victoria is hiding things. Many things. When his own security is breached on his company, all things look to tie it to Victoria. There are so many secrets and misunderstandings in this book. It is a delicious concoction of a romance and a suspense and a little corporate espionage.

"Sometimes you have to play the role of a fool to fool the fool who thinks he's fooling you." 

It seems both have been duped to believe things that weren't true. Things that caused them to make life altering decisions. Decisions that changed the course of their lives and skewed their perspective on love and trust.

He ruined me and I've sworn to ruin him-and what will I do when this is over?

I do have to say that the ending confused me a bit. I'm not sure of Victoria's motivations either before the end or after the epilogue; they seem extreme and maybe a little unnecessary. But all in all, this is a different kind of romance and one I really enjoyed. 

The beautiful thing about life is, you always have the power to say, "This is not how my story is going to end." 

J.T. Geissinger's WICKED SEXY is coming Summer 2016....

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About J.T. Geissinger

J.T. Geissinger is an award winning and best-selling author of dark, sexy romance. She is the recipient of the Prism Award for Best First Book, the Golden Quill Award for Best Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, and was a finalist for the prestigious RITA© Award from the Romance Writers of America. Her work has also finaled in the Booksellers’ Best, National Readers’ Choice, and Daphne du Maurier Awards. She lives in California with her husband, on whom all her heroes are based. Website | Newsletter | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Pinterest | Instagram

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