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Wicked Games

(Games #1)

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  8,800 ratings  ·  912 reviews

Abby Lewis never pictured herself on the survival game show, Endurance Island. She's just not the survival type. But when her boss offers her a spot on the show and the opportunity of a lifetime, she packs her bags and heads to the tropics to be a contestant. Once in the game, though, it's clear that Abby's in over her head.

No one's more competitive than sexy, delicious a

Nook, 174 pages
Published March 5th 2011 by Jill Myles (first published March 4th 2011)
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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
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FREE on Amazon US today (3/22/2015)

Abby Lewis never pictured herself on the survival game show, Endurance Island. She’s just not the ‘survival’ type. But when her boss offers her a spot on the show and the opportunity of a lifetime, she packs her bags and heads to the tropics to be a contestant. Once in the game, though, it’s clear that Abby’s in over her head.

No one’s more competitive than sexy, delicious – and arrogant – Dean Woodall. Sure, he’s clever, strong, good at challenges, an
Nenia Campbell

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This weekend I was purging most of the new adult romances from my Kindle because I've come to terms with the fact that for the most part, it just isn't the genre for me. This book almost joined its fellows, but while reading the reviews, I noticed that Jessica Clare is actually a pseudonym for my beloved fantasy romance author, Jill Myles.

Well, obviously, that meant I had to read this book because it was written by my QUEEN. And to my pl
A short read, won't give you a time to take a breather and I loved it for that factor.
I`d be lying my A* out if I say that Dean didn't affected me the way he does Abby ;)

Dean Woodall
Handsome, Attractive, Tall, High Cheekbones, Sexiest Cocky Grin ,Muscular, Tanned with dark hair, Pale eyes, Swimmer, Olympic Gold Medalist.
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Cute, Brunette, Reasonably Attractive, Happens to have one hell`ya Smart Mouth, In Short Dean explained her personality pretty much in just one simple line "A
Jun 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Annika by: Sarah

Thank you so much, Sarah, for recommending this to me. This book was an absolute winner.

Fun, sexy and romantic, with a delicious alpha hero and a strong, funny heroine. I loved the survival aspects as much as I did the romance, the banter and the Reality TV show elements.
This is a quick and entertaining read that managed to pull me out of yet another epic book funk.
Gio Listmaker
Jul 09, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Survivor TV Show Fans
Recommended to Gio by: Sarah

Survivor Show Parody
Hero Athlete
Heroine Writer
Low Angst
Low Steam
Light Fast Read
Tink Magoo is bad at reviews

I'm a bit surprised with how much I liked this book, but from early on it sucked me in. It's the book version of Survivor and as with reality TV programs, they work better if there's a bit of love/lust thrown into the mix.

The love/hate relationship Abby and Dean started with was a little over the top to start with but so funny. I liked her right from the start; she didn't care what anyone else thought of her, she just went for it and the pair of them worked really well together. Add into that a
Jenny Levine
Jan 13, 2013 rated it really liked it

I kinda like read new books nowadays, but then I was looking for something interesting to read last night, and this book caught my attention. Well, maybe the cover, because I had the old version where the cover was the same couple on Obsidian's.

And so I read it, and I can't put it down! Wow, it was such a FUN read!!! It feels like I'm watching survivor. I love Abby and Dean!!! Especially Abby 'cause she's feisty! And I love it that somewhat, the readers also get to read Dean's POV
Radd Reader
Dean (28, Olympic medalist in swimming)
Abby (26, writes book reviews for MediaWeek magazine)

The Story:
Abby’s boss tells her she has to take part in an adventure reality TV show.
”Here’s the deal, Abigail,” Jeannie said in a blunt voice. “You go out there and join their little game show and don’t tell anyone about the deal. You’ll meet up with production assistants—that will allow you to record a video diary every day, exclusive for MediaWeek’s usage. You stay until you’re voted out,
Tilly Slaton
Nov 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing

I picked up Wicked Games as more of a joke book. I needed something to fill some time and I really didn’t care what it was.

With that said, the first 35% of this book had me laughing so hard, that the people around me became annoyed. Bully for them!

There will be several highlights from the book in this review. All worthy, I assure you

This is an erotica / romance book that has plowed head first into a series of Survivor. Now, I’m not a big fan of that show. I don’t like politics. I
Jane Stewart
Mar 19, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Definitely good for romance.

I enjoyed the initial “don’t like each other” parts. And I really liked seeing them together. Yes this has the formulaic big misunderstanding/separation. But that was ok. It’s hard for authors to come up with ways to separate the couple. This story was different in that they were on a game show and at times the producers of the show would not let people talk to each other.

I’m not a fan of first person books, but this one was good. It was told from Abby’s point of view
May 17, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: reality-show
Pretty good book for a freebie. Might try more from this author:))
Never having enjoyed 'Survivor'-type reality TV, I was surprised to find that I really liked this little story about two rival (and antagonistic) contestants paired up on Survivor"Endurance Island". The book is written from heroine Abby's POV, although we are treated to brief glimpses of Dean's perspective from his personal diary at the beginning of most chapters.

While "stranded" in the Cook Islands, all contestants are boy-girl partnered initially and Dean and Abby - after a rocky first encoun
Jul 02, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This review may contain SPOILERS!
I already finished this book last week, but I read this in a read-along, were the organizers provided me with a copy and I had to follow the rules. Anyways, this was a nice and easy read for the summer but it did not have any depth which is why I could not give it any more than three-and-a-half stars. The main characters Abby and Dean were friendly and quick-witted people who had a lot of chemistry from the start on, and I must admit I loved the first 2/3's of th
Penny Watson
Apr 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This must be confession week. First, I readily admit to hating weddings. Second, I confess that I have never, ever, in all of my days, watched Survivor. It seems dumb, dorky, and totally contrived. I bought Wicked Games on a Twitter recommendation, and when I realized it was a Survivor-type contemporary romance, got pissed off. a moment of boredom, I decided to give it a go. And I loved it, in spite of its reality-television-based premise. I am quickly becoming a Jill Myles fan. This ...more
Lyndy Ann ♫
Jun 11, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: freebies
I really enjoyed this. I liked the love/hate relationship between Abby and Dean and it make's you wonder who should Abby trust or should it be trust no-one.

Abby and Dean are put together on a deserted island to work as a team HA let the game's begin.

If you have this on your kindle I would recommend you read it. ENJOY
"It's my goal to hook up with a girl partner," he told the camera with a laughing grin. "Preferably someone cute, but that doesn't matter. I need her to trust me, and when I've got her wrapped around my finger, I'm golden. And when she's no longer any use to me? Done. Finito. It's all about me in this game...but of course, the girls don't have to know that." --Dean's pregame interview that eventually causes a big riff between him and Abby... oh the angst!

4.5 stars!

I just adored everything about
Jamie *Gypsy Smut-a-teer*
"Welcome to Endurance Island! We are here in the famous Cook Islands, home to piracy and private, sandy beaches. This will be your home for the next six weeks, provided you can withstand all the challenges that Endurance Island has in store for you!"

So, I'm going to make this short and sweet, lol. This was a very unexpected read. I grabbed it up as a freebie and one night needed something to read quick before my next buddy read started the next day. It reads really fast but kept me hanging on ev
Deserie williams
Dec 01, 2015 rated it liked it
3.5 stars .cute,sweet, funny story! I enjoyed this. I thought the ending was rushed alittle but I liked it still. There were some parts I could of done without(like h having given dozen of bjs to her bfs and H almost coming close to marriage) but its just me being picky it really wasnt to bad. I just dont want to hear other than that h and H were sexy and cute together. safety gang safe:)
May 17, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: contemporary, funny
It was short, funny and quick read. I think, the book needs an extended ending or a epoilogue. It finished abruptly.
Overall, it is a light read if you have little time and need some funny book.
Julia's Book Haven
Jun 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by how much I loved this book. The storyline isn't something I've read before and I was hesitant going in, but omg I had such a freaking good time reading it. It is fast paced and keeps you on your toes the whole book. And I absolutely loved Abby and Dean! Fav book couple material for sure. Can't wait to read the next one! ...more
Nov 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars. I liked this!! Liked it MUCH more than expected. A fun read, and an interesting tale about the intense competition seen in a reality TV show based on surviving on an island. It's fairly erotic, but towards the end it gets poignant, too. ...more
♡Karlyn P♡
Contemporary romance set around a `Survivor' type game show. Funny, sexy and clever. I really enjoyed it. ...more
Jun 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
Light and fun read!

Amazon freebie :)
3.5 stars

Considering this book is only 200 over pages and the blurb pretty much says it all, I'm going to keep this short and simply. This is quite a short, fun and sexy read about Abby, a book reviewer, who reluctantly joined the Survivor reality game show and got team up with Dean Woodall, the competitive golden boy, who wants to win at all cost. Of course, things doesn't always appear as it seem. They both started off on the wrong footing and unable to cooperate, but later on formed an unders
Sep 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing
at first i really hated the idea of the story. reality tv in a damn book! ugh! i hate reality tv and didnt want that kind of trash in my book. i want "trash" in the dirty way and not as in cheap and stupid way that make people hungry for money and fame.

I was pleasantly surprised and so glad I decided to read on. Abby and Dean had the perfect chemistry, on and off camera. Dean was physically fit and Abby was the brainy one. It started off really rocky. Neither of them were happy about their partn
Oct 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This was so much fun to read!!! A light (but still very captivating) story that is extremely relevant to what is currently happening with reality tv. It seemed like it was pulled straight from Survivor, or quite frankly any of the crazy shows that are so popular with the tv-watching public, minus all the extremely annoying characters and pesky commercials. ;)

I loved Abby! I loved Dean! I loved every minute of it! A perfect beach read or great for those times when you are needing a break from dar
Mar 04, 2014 rated it liked it
I love their story right from the beginning till the sweet ending. No complicated conflicts, no whiny heroine, just really exciting romance & some thrilling island adventure. I really like how the story flows smoothly, couldn't ask for more. Simply uhmayzing! ...more
Jan 17, 2015 rated it liked it
3.5 - 4 stars

light read. if you know going in to not expect your mind to be blown, you'll enjoy it more.

or maybe i just enjoyed reading it because it gave me a "legitimate" excuse to not study for my exam tomorrow.
Mar 07, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a cute story based on the Survivor show.
Apr 18, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary
The game show Endurance Island (think Survivor) needs a boost in its second season ratings, and when a female contestant drops out before the competition starts, the executive producer calls upon Abby.

Abby works for MediaWeek magazine, and her boss asks her to drop everything and join this crazy show so she can give an insider’s take on what it is like to participate on Endurance Island. If she does this, they will offer her a book deal in return for Abby’s secrecy and some exclusive articles fo
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This is a pen name for Jill Myles.

Jill Myles has been an incurable romantic since childhood. She reads all the 'naughty parts' of books first, looks for a dirty joke in just about everything, and thinks to this day that the Little House on the Prairie books should have been steamier.

After devouring hundreds of paperback romances, mythology books, and archaeological tomes, she decided to write a fe

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