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Wicked Allure

3.82  ·  Rating Details ·  206 Ratings  ·  75 Reviews
What Does A Man Say to the Woman He Betrayed But Never Stopped Loving? Three years ago, Zachary Steele refused to entertain thoughts of permanency with any woman. A hedonist at heart, he didn't want to corrupt the much younger, Madigan DeLeon, by continuing his affair with her. With the hidden scars of his past, he didn't believe in happily-ever-after. By the time he reali ...more
Paperback, 280 pages
Published March 20th 2012 by CreateSpace (first published March 17th 2012)
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Vikki ~ *squee* lite ~
3.75 Stars

The books start out with Madi and Zach’s “reunion” after three years of being apart. And oh my, what a reunion it is. They are both in “altered states” Zach is high on cocaine, and Madi is drunk to the point of oblivion. I have to say, this scene really captured my attention, but not just because it was hot, though it most certainly was, but the author managed to pack what really felt like three years of longing and regret into one brief encounter. I had no doubt that the feeling betwe
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**Arc provided by Leslie C. Ferdinand for my honest review**

Wicked Allure ~

"A place that offers the ultimate pleasure and pure bliss."

36 Year old Zachary Steele has hidden scars and he does not believe in permanent relationships or happily-ever-afters', so 3 years ago he ended his relationship with the much younger, Madigan DeLeon by cruelly betraying her and breaking her heart.

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"She'd believed in him and trusted him and loved him."
Lady Raven RAVE!
Jul 12, 2012 Lady Raven RAVE! rated it really liked it
Intimacy Level: D.R.I.P (Don't Read In Public)+ TOE CURLS
Enjoyment: FAIRLY GOOD
Length: 287


I am a little split with this story. The emotional ride was draining, but the intimacy aspect was spicy as hell. Let me begin by saying the opening chapter of this story, wow, especially with a little white powder, wow, it really went there. With the powder, it was like a threesome in the scene.This story started off intense and as it progressed, Zach and Madi's relationship hits highs and
Ronda  Tutt
Aug 13, 2012 Ronda Tutt rated it it was amazing
Passionately Dramatic!

Wicked Allure is one read that will lure your emotions from one extreme of sexual excitement to an enticing rage of hatred. The story captured my interest immediately with the skillful writing talent in bringing the characters to life on the page. The drama is intense and gives you insight of the love, deceit, jealousy, and hatefulness between a vengeful mother (Karolyn), protective father (Jack), and shattered confused lives between three sisters Madigan (Madi), Brianna, a
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4.75 Stars

Wicked Allure by Shirley Ferdinand and Leslie Ferdinand was my first by these two, and I have to say I enjoyed it a lot!! It’s one of those where the he I’d her wrong in the past, and she left town for years. He was older, and thought he wasn’t good enough for her. Her parent’s had a nasty divorce, and she sided with her dad. Her Moma from hell hates her now, but also took that hatred out on him for years.

Zachary was at a birthday party for Madig
Missy LaRae
Apr 16, 2012 Missy LaRae rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is not a book I would have ever chosen to read, not because of the sex or anything like that, but I'm personally completely uninterested in books that have any sort of drug use what so ever. It's like my anti-like. If I hadn't committed to reading it I probably would have stopped on the first page just because it's such a turn off for me. Setting that aside, you never know when you're going to like something you don't normally read, and I kept going.

What I did like: The sex scenes were rea
May 13, 2013 Louise rated it liked it
I'm actually quite surprised I've given this 3 stars, because for the first half of the book I seriously struggled to get into the story. This is definitely not what I would describe as the best Erotic Romance I've read and to be honest the sex scenes weren't all that imaginative. 'Wicked Allure' could have been utilised so much more, it was there, so why not use it. Instead there was just this story where Madigan's family, especially the god awful mother, were deceiving and keeping secrets from ...more
Nikki McCarver
May 26, 2012 Nikki McCarver rated it it was amazing
Let me start out by saying this: at some point in the book you will become choked up. It brought tears to my eyes several times, but this is an outstanding book and the emotional consequences should not deter you from reading this book. It is well worth the momentary blindness by happy and sad tears.

Madi was head over heels in love with Zach. She was ready to settle down, throw her career and dreams away, and start a family. Unfortunately Zach was not. He was terrified. Unfortunately fear causes
May 20, 2013 Linda rated it really liked it
ARR e book provided by author for honest review .

Great book, incredible start....

You are pulled into this story line with The two main characters having incredible sex and both not truly aware of what they are doing, Zachary Steele after years of being drug free falls off the wagon at his business partners's Karolyn's birthday party and believes he is having an erotic dream of the women he gave up believing he was no good for her three years ago.

Madigan DeLeon, returned to Miami at the request o
Sibylla Matilde
I got this book as an ARR and thought it had some promise. Could have used a little more character development and organization of the story to make it a little easier to follow. The heroine was a bit all over the map emotionally, one minute falling apart with tortured feelings about the hero and the next hanging out with him and giggling like they were best buddies. The sexy stuff was pretty hot, but maybe a bit too technical in terminology. All in all, the idea behind the story was good and so ...more
May 15, 2013 Jan rated it really liked it
Received this book for an honest review.

Loved it. The writing was great, tension, sex and drama were in the right amount. Some of the sex scenes had me all hot and bothered.

Zac and Madi loved them, but Madi's mum Karolyn what a bitch she was. At times I wanted to kill her.

Worth a read and would read more from this author.
Sharonda _Isadora
Jun 04, 2012 Sharonda _Isadora rated it it was amazing
Oy! What family drama went on in here...I just finished this book and yes it was well worth the 1 oclock on the morning finish. Catch my full review at

oooo..Madi's mother was crazy with a capital C...
Jul 02, 2012 Robin rated it really liked it
I wasn't really sure what to expect from this book. I mean, erotica, obviously, and from the back cover copy it seemed to actually have a real plot. But with erotica, you don't always know what you're going to get from an author you're unfamiliar with, whether it will be something really good – a love story, for instance, or something really crappy – a bunch of sex scenes cobbled together with a little narrative. So I was happy to discover a story about desperate love, denial of feelings, and de ...more
May 31, 2012 Katrina rated it really liked it
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Jun 03, 2012 Lynn rated it really liked it
Zachary Steele likes his coke – and I don’t mean the soda. And he’s mixed it with scotch. Madigan is next to him in bed. Madigan DeLeon is an exotic looking beauty. At one point, Zach hurt her and pushed her away. In his drug induced mind, he doesn’t know what is real and what isn’t. He thinks Madi is a fantasy. And later on they will learn that there are always consequences for their actions.

Madi’s sisters end up in the room and one of them gives the hint that someone else may have been the one
❤️ Diana ❤️
May 20, 2013 ❤️ Diana ❤️ rated it liked it
Shelves: r4r
I chose this quote to sum up the book:
."you could drive a saint to violence, you know that Madigan? You refuse to believe he still loves you. You refuse to officially reconcile with him. You refuse to tell him you love him. He has every right to sleep with whomever he wants"

Now I'm no saint but shit this aggravated me. I know, I know it's a common theme for nice girls to fall for man whores and have doubts, but shit this lasted throughout the entire book, it was like a broken record. So flipping
Shawna Romkey
May 19, 2012 Shawna Romkey rated it really liked it
Wicked Allure is an erotic read from the very start. A tale of a forbidden love that against all odds; and much heartbreak for both parties, they strive to conquer all the hurdles that are set in their path. Business owner Zachary Steele is a business owner who has come into some financial difficulty and sold his shares to the mother of his lover, Madigan to help him out of a financial crisis. Little did he know that Madigan, the youngest daughter of a socialite family, would steal his heart and ...more
Oct 13, 2012 Lori rated it really liked it
Madigan and Zach’s tumultuous relationship drew me right in. Their first sexual encounter was so steamy hot that I eagerly anticipated future encounters. Furthermore, Leslie passionately demonstrated how much these two still love each other. But, is that love enough for Madigan to forgive, forget, and move on?

I appreciate when characters grow emotionally and Madigan and Zach do not disappoint. I loved Madigan’s insightfulness when she recognizes that both partners in a relationship are culpable.
Dakota Trace
May 16, 2012 Dakota Trace rated it really liked it
What to say about Ms. Ferdinand's book? Well first of all, let me advise you have a hanky available. The story is a whirl wind of emotions as Madi deals not only with her unrequited love for Zach but also her extremely dysfunctional family. Over all I'd give this book a four and half out of five stars. It had a great plot, where we watch, wait and hope that love will conquer all.

As for Ms. Fredinand's first foray into the world of Erotic Romance, I'd say she'd done her research. The love scenes
Jun 04, 2013 Shari rated it really liked it
I was given an ARC for an honest review.

Oooh, it is always exciting when drugs & booze are involved in a 2nd time around meeting. What a way to kick of an emotional roller coaster! 3 yrs prior Zach pushes Madi away to “protect” her, more like because he is scared of his feelings for her.

Madi is heartbroken; believing Zach cheated on her she gets the f*/+ out of dodge to start a new life…away from the crazy that is Zach and her family.

3 yrs later her mother manipulates her back to town with
Oct 16, 2012 Marie rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-reviewed
Penned with an intense myriad of emotions, the passionate love story of Madigan and Zach will take you on an unforgettable ride. As Madi struggles to forgive the man who broke her heart, Zach finds himself fighting his inner demons and former indiscretions. With dramatic family interference, Madi and Zach are forced to work through their past and rekindle a romance that before seemed nearly impossible. The characters are beautifully flawed, making their trying journey and growth incredibly touch ...more
4.5 Stars

Wow not what I expected. It has a great story. I loved Zach! Hot alpha male...he reminded me a bit of Gideon. He has a bit of mysteriousness around him, he loves sex, he loves beautiful women and he oozes sex appeal!! Whew! I also loved Madigan...she is exotically beautiful and gorgeous, kind and sweet, and she can not even think around Zach...because she is so hot for him. I loved it!!

The sexual tension and passion in this book is hot hot hot. These two characters lust after each othe
Priscila Moran
May 21, 2013 Priscila Moran rated it really liked it
I had a hard time reading the first 40% of the book.
For some reason I just couldn't connect with the characters at first, but after I push through it, I really enjoyed the book.
The plot was good (different from every other erotica book), the story very well written, but I feel like the end lacked explanation and it was missing an epilogue, therefor earning the 4 stars.
Andrea **the ChaPPy CHiCKeN**
I really could not get into this book, though I tried to relate with the characters and story on some level. The sex scenes were hot and inventive but this did not help the story for me.
I was provided a R4R by author.
Zoey Megahey
Mar 29, 2012 Zoey Megahey rated it it was amazing
This book is absolutely fantastic! Kept me entertained for hours! The characters are delicious, funny, exciting and realistic. I've told all my friends and they love it! It is definately on my lists for favorite books! Keep up the excellent work!
Oct 06, 2012 Gaele rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
This story has everything! Complex characters, emotional connections and baggage, with emotionally charged scenes – you will be angered and cheering from one page to the next. Madigan is the youngest of 3, her mother is an unrelenting witch, her father is her hero, and Zack is the one man who moves her; but he also shattered her heart. Will he manage to overcome his guilt to obtain and treasure the one woman who stars in all his dreams, or will she remain angry and shuttered off, despite wanting ...more
Oct 27, 2012 Melinda rated it it was amazing
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Title: Wicked Allure by Leslie C. Ferdinand
Genre: Contemporary Erotica Romance
Release Date: Available Now
Rating: 5

How can you describe a man like Zach Steele or his woman, Madigan De Leon? How about with the word HOT. This is the first I have read from this author and have to say very good. Yes there were parts that seemed a little confusing but overall it got to the point which is them getting back their love.

Zach Steele has been hitting his head
Jul 18, 2012 Benny rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
So first of all I would Like to say that I got this book from a goodreads Giveaway. This is the first book I have won, and I am very excited to read and review it.

So I guess I will start with the cover, since it is the first thing you see when it comes to books. It is very eye catching because it clearly screams 'sex'. It caught my attention, for sure. I mean, who wouldn't be intrigued by a naked lady. But because of this cover, I found it very hard to find time to read it. It is not the type o
This book was given to me from a Goodreads Giveaway, for which I am grateful, and all the extras inside the book that the author sent me.

The first thing that brought my attention to this book was definitely the cover. People should not judge a book from its cover, but this one is simple and definitely don’t get any doubt about what you can find inside on the pages. Eroticism is the first thought, and as I explored more about the book when I was still thinking in participate, I decide this book
Oct 26, 2012 Michelle rated it really liked it
Shelves: zz2012-read
I have to admit that I was a little cynical when I first accepted this book to review because erotic romance is not a genre that I usually read (Fifty Shades was a BIG exception). I decided to give it a go though as I wanted to step out of my comfort zone and I have to say that I actually quite enjoyed this book.
The main characters, Zach and Madi, are easy to like and although some of the banter between them seemed a little immature to me at times, I found their relationship convincing and enjoy
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Leslie C. Ferdinand is the mother/daughter writing team of Leslie C. Megahey and Shirley H. Ferdinand. Previously published as Christine Holden, they released their first Multicultural Erotic Romance in March 2012. Leslie is the founder of Inside Rose Rich Magazine. Wicked Allure is the first title in a series about the DeLeon sisters and the Steele brothers.
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