Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Something Wicked by Teresa Mummert - Review



Gabby plays a very dangerous game...
Drake is eager to teach her the rules.

Gabby wants nothing more than to be an author, but she is stuck working for a magazine that she despises. When she is tasked to interview an actor at a movie premiere, she reluctantly sets off to do her job. Drake doesn't make it easy for her and she lets her frustration get the best of her. She is soon thrown into his world and in over her head.


Kristine's Review:

Reviewed: July 2015.

It's been a while since I've picked up a Teresa Mummert book and I'd forgotten how much I enjoy her writing style. The premise of this story intrigued me, very little is given away in the blurb, there's an air of mystery created long before you turn the first page, Gabby is writing for a magazine partly of out guilt and a sense of duty and partly because she needs the money, but talking writing about movie stars and social media hot topics doesn't really interest her all she really wants is to be an author, to write her own words and stories, but money doesn't grow on tree's and a girl's gotta do what a girls gotta do, which is where she crosses path's with Drake, world famous superstar, the IT actor, sexy badboy looks who keeps him image clean.

Gabby's life seems almost great, her life is comfortable, safe and controlled, she has a job that pays well, her own place, a wealthy good looking boyfriend, in reality she hates her job, has a boyfriend who doesn't seem to remember she exists most of the time, she wants more than what she has but doesn't know how to get there. Staunchly independent, with a snarky bite that she can't control, Gabby is a breath of fresh air for Drake in a world that is stale, fake and orchestrated.

Drake intrigued me instantly, he seems to be hiding something HUGE, he's dark and brooding, but he's got this edge that bypasses the standard alpha male, he's got the clean cut movie star appearance but there's something more, something...wicked hiding beneath the surface that scares me just a little. Gabby certainly isn't innocent or naïve but she has a soft side that balances Drake's harsh edge. Watching the bond between them grow and flourish had me invested and desperate for more. This had all the elements of a five star read for me, but it was just missing that little something to cement it's position. Little hints to something bigger going on kept me guessing, each time I thought I had it figured it out Mummert threw another spanner in the works, keeping that sense of action and suspense alive. Despite this, I wanted a bit more depth, the ending felt a little rushed leaving me feeling almost like I had missed a scene or two, in saying that I really enjoyed this erotically dark, super sexy view into Gabby and Drakes world.


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About the Author:

I was a Russian spy at the ripe age of thirteen, given my uncanny ability to tell if someone was lying ( I also read fortunes on the weekends). By sixteen I had become too much of a handful for the Lethal Intelligence Ensemble (L.I.E.). I was quickly exiled to the south of France where I worked with wayward elephants in the Circus of Roaming Animals and People (C.R.A.P.). I was able to make ends meet by selling my organs on the black market for pocket change and beer money. At the age of twenty three I decided to expand my horizons and become a blackjack dealer in Ireland. I loved the family atmosphere at Barney's Underground Liquor Lounge (B.U.L.L.). People couldn't resist the allure of Liquor up front and poker in the rear. Eventually I became tired of the rear and headed off to the United States to try my hand at tall tales. That is what brings us here today. If you have a moment I'd like to tell you a story.
(This bio is not to be taken seriously under any circumstance.)

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the White Trash Trilogy, The Note, Perfect Lie, Pretty Little Things, Honor series, Safe Word & Rellik.

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