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Wicked Burn by Beth Kery
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Jan 29, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: romantica-erotica, beth-kery, contemporary-romance
Read in January, 2009

He wanted all of her...

Vic Savian knows what he wants when he sees it. And what he wants is his sexy neighbor. Niall Chandler. When he finds her in the hallway of their building being harassed by an aggressive suitor, Vic steps in--and finds himself greatly rewarded...

And did she ever let him have it...

Sleeping with her gorgeous neighbor--when she didn't even know his last name--is the craziest thing Niall's ever done. Now, she can't seem to get enough of Vic--or the uninhibited passion he stirs in her. Suddenly, with his help, she's experiencing sensual pleasures like she's never known before. But when Niall's past comes back to haunt her, will she and Vic let themselves venture beyond the bedroom and explore the possibility of love that's in their hearts?

Vic is a sparse and brutally honest man. He's a famous playwright and he's taken over as Artistic Director for a Chicago theater when he moves in across the hall from the luscious Niall. He's a man who makes his living by stringing together deep, thought provoking words. Which must exhaust him because he barely strings together two sentences when he's with Niall. But that's okay. Actions speak louder than words and Niall and Vic get right down to the action. This book is definitely hot and heavy, yet it's not squicky or degrading in any way. Though it has a, ahem, BJ scene that is definitely not for the fainthearted. One of the hottest things I've ever read. Whew!! Vic has an outrageously dirty mouth during sex which just endeared him to me. I know. I'm twisted. But that's okay because I've accepted it.

Biggest compliment I can give this book is how real it was. This had an honesty to it that makes it exceedingly rare amongst a sea of erotica floating out there today. I didn't feel for one moment that this was just a fantasy penned by a naughty and imaginative authoress. These seemed like real, flesh and blood people. This is just a credit to the author and her skill at breathing life into her characters. She didn't use ridiculous reasons for Vic and Niall being the way they are today like some authors I could mention. Like, Vic didn't want to have anal sex with Niall because of some deep, dark secret (Yeah, Shayla Black, I'm looking at YOU) and Niall didn't let Vic dominate her in bed sexually because she thought she was unworthy or something equally asinine as that. They did those things because they just liked it. Who'd have thunk it?

Even though this has a tried and true plot ploy--Boy sees girl. Boy falls in love with girl. Then the big misunderstanding and then boy refuses to talk to girl til the big reveal and then all is forgiven--this was still fresh and innovative. For one it uses current day events and makes it relevent and two, this was done well. I can enjoy anything as long as it is done well. Which this was. This was a wonderfully spicy yet emotional read. This was true romantica and I enjoyed it immensely.
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MelissaB Great review Holly!

Auntee Great review--witty, witty, witty!:D

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K. Holly: Great review! This sounds like I need to read it. Just coming off of Hart's "Deeper" it's nice to run into another romantica written with a lot of emotional depth . . . seems like I kiss a lot of "erotica frogs" in my search of great romantica writers. Vic's "dirty, dirty boy" talk is a plus for me too! LOL! I'm confusing Beth Kery with lots of BDSM type action; is that the case? Me and pain/bondage don't gel! (Am I thinking of Maya Banks here?) If that's not the action . . . I want to read this one, and soon! :)

Holly No, no S&M stuff happening here but I remember him tying her to the bed. (I think)

He was definitely the dominant in bed but she wasn't a "submissive."

Beth Kery's recent book, Sweet Restraint was much more BDSM-y as was Maya Banks' recent Sweet Persuasion.

I haven't read them (yet) but Beth Kery has some older ebooks from Ellora's Cave that seton (who doesn't care for BDSM either) said were good.

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