It’s a bumpy ride to dirtily ever after . . .
Harrison Jennera Abbot was born with a silver broomstick in her hand. Heiress to a Magian dynasty. Good witch extraordinaire. She’s sick of it. She longs to be human, normal like her friend Callie. Or, uh, as normal as Callie ever gets.
She thought running away would be an adventure, but three months playing human has given her a new point of view. Just as she’s ready to return home, though, the real adventure begins. In short order, she’s attacked, saved, kidnapped . . . and seduced.
Jacob and Ric are convinced that Harrison is the destined third of their triad-if they can convince her they won’t use her as a sexual chew toy, or a social stepping stone. Before they can make her beg for the match, though, she needs to know the truth about who tried to kill her. And why her brother keeps sending her cryptic psychic messages.
Hard as it might be on their Magian male pride, they might have to let her go… trusting that in the end, she’ll choose them.
Warning: Contains an accidental orgasm, crimes of passion, sentient ropes, and powerful witches being magically delicious. Oh, and a charmed shower that only lives to please you…
They were her Triune. Shit.
I liked it much more than the first book of the series, Wicked Sexy.
Harrison’s character is nicely drawn: her kindness, her weariness from family pressure and the expectations of the magical community, her fears and insecurities in her magic, and her strength to stand up for herself.
Jacob and Ric already function as a duet before they met, furthermore they strongly disagree with Jacob’s mother’s ambitious plan, namely to bond with that “snooty fucking royal bitch”, Harrison. Lots of prejudices from Jacob and Ric towards Harrison, and vice versa.
She had no desire to be at Triune. No desire to become a trophy wife to two Magian peacocks. Two men who loved each other, and wanted no part of her but her name and her magic.
As in Wicked Sexy, I enjoyed the magic in this story too. It is really exceptional: wide variation of innate magical abilities, learned spells, and charmed objects such as a dress, or jewelry, a self-cleaning room, enchanted makeup, and a shower massage that gets a new meaning with personalized pampering avatars formed of steam and water.
But – maybe because of the shortness of the story – the romance is not developed. I felt it forced by lust again, similarly to book one, Wicked Sexy. Jacob’s family mystery was also very short cut.
The erotica is really delicious, and in this regard Wicked Bad stands its ground as a paranormal erotic novella.
Harrison was in shock. No wonder. No wonder true triad matches spoke with such reverence about their joinings. She hadn’t even truly consummated hers and already she knew she was forever altered.
It was terrifying.
Oh, and I’m totally hooked on Lorie and Conway’s story! What the hell happened to Lorie? Where is he? Can’t wait to read Wicked Release.