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Wicked Weekend

(Pleasure Code #1)

3.37  ·  Rating details ·  331 ratings  ·  79 reviews
Why did Lauren Vaughn introduce her sister to the man she herself was crazy about? Now Lauren is watching the happy couple at their combined bachelor/bachelorette party—while Lauren sits all alone at the bar. Until she spots a hot stranger with the telltale black handkerchief in his pocket: the signal for "seeks no-strings affair with sexy submissive." Lauren can't take he ...more
ebook, 107 pages
Published March 12th 2012 by Carina Press (first published January 1st 2012)
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Lady Raven RAVE! for readers


Lauren is a little depress after introducing her sister to her crush, because now they’re engaged. While attending their combined bachelor and bachelorette party she meets Jamie. Deciding to enjoy the moment, Lauren follows Jamie to his room to unleash her curiosity in a sexual affair for the weekend with no strings attached.


Personally, I enjoyed this story. It felt a bit different, unusual and exciting as both characters’ expe
Mindy Lou's Book Review
A cute shortie. The shy sister hooks up with a dominant hottie. BDSM themed. Very small ow and om drama with her annoying sister and sister's sleazy fiancé. This felt more like a glimpse into a new relationship since it was so short. ...more
Mar 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
This was a quick, sexy story that was a lot of fun. Lauren was looking for a way out of her life for a short time; Jamie was looking for some fun. Lauren thinks she knows what she's getting into with Jamie, but ends up getting a whole lot more than she bargained for. Jamie opened her mind to a world she had only dreamed of before.

I loved this story enough to wish it had been longer. There was definitely enough hotness there for a full-length book. The characters were great and easily likable, a

I'd read this a couple of years ago and remembered it fondly. I somehow (bought it on sale) got the AB. I took a break from my current read, which was getting a bit heavy, and this was exactly what I needed. A sweet, barely kinky, and well narrated book, which kept me entertained while I cooked.

The story takes place during a weekend bachelor/bachelorette in a Las Vegas ski resort for Lauren's sister. As usual our girl is being relegated to wallflower by her "all eyes on me" baby sis,
Mar 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
I really loved this book , so funny and gripping, and has a good stance at familly affairs.

It was Jamie(Dom)and Lauren's (sub) meeting story.

Lauren has a crush her coworker but unfortunately she is the agent of her sister and this coworker meeting, now they getting ready to marry and Lauren feels deppressed. But the unexpected happens and a sexy Dom makes an apperance and suggest her a fling.

What i liked about this book is Jamie's imagination and his barter with Simon and of couse how he appr
♡ Sassy ~ Amy ♡
It was ok.

There wasn't much plot, just a whole lot of education into the BDSM Scene.

Girl walks into a bar...not really, she was already there...sees hot guy. Sees his black one night I'm a bossy top black hanky hanging out of his back pocket. They hook up. Negotiate terms (hmm. Sounds interesting) & go do their "scene". He kinda likes her and invites her back for more.

After that weekend... he thinks of her. She thinks of him. More story happens & it's sadly over.

It wasn't bad. I just wish th
Whoa, this was really freakin' raunchy...but I liked it. Yes, guilty pleasure. ...more
Kristine (Book Geek Diaries)
Wicked Weekend is a short novella about Lauren Vaughn's fantasy of BDSM and the man she meets who helps fulfill it. Lauren sees herself as too curvy and always lost in her little sister's shadow. When the story starts, we find her at her sister's bachelorette party, as her sister prepares to marry the man Lauren has had a crush on forever. Needing escape, she ends up at the bar of the restaurant, where she spots Jamie and the handkerchief hanging out of his pocket. She lingers on it, but doesn't ...more
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WICKED WEEKEND was full of promise and way too quick! Exactly like a real weekend!

While attending a joint bachelor/bachelorette party for her sister and her soon to be husband, single Lauren can barely stomach the lovey-dovey, PDA they force all who surround them to endure. What makes the situation even tougher to withstand, is the fact that the man her sister is marrying also happens to be the only man Lauren has lusted after her entire life. *Mental Pity-Party Time*. All she can think about is
Roxanne Kade
Mar 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
I don't read too many Erotica novels ( Not because I have anything against them, my poison of choice just happens to be YA paranormal romances ), but of all those that I have had the pleasure ot reading, Wicked Weekend was by far the best.

A delicious novella about a woman who has to, unfortunately, put up with the fact that her sister is about to marry the hunky co-worker she used to drool over. Lauren made the mistake of introducing her younger, sexier, bitchier sister to the man of her dreams.
2.5 stars
No much to say about this. It was short and just okay. The steaminess was pretty hot. The first time I've really read about a Dom who is kinda wussy, and I don't know if it was refreshing or annoying. The sub was a BBW and very insecure. What a pair, no?! I just don't know what he saw in her. There's a big difference between being a submissive and being an insecure girl/woman who let's others walk all over her. I wouldn't recommend or reread this and I'm undecided if I'd read another bo
Aug 04, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: e-book, beta-hero
Beta Dom??

This was a miss for me. Too superficial to really draw me into the story.
Jamie obviously had a backstory that was never developed. He is just too beta to come over as a real dom.
Lauren does a fast 180 from pining over a lost opportunity at love to moving on to a quick encounter with a total stranger.
Just felt rushed and underdeveloped.
Mar 10, 2012 marked it as dnf
Couldn't get into this one. Even though it is less than 100 pages didn't feel compelled to finish it. Didn't find the sex scenes hot. It felt more like a BDSM How To instead if an erotic novella. DNF ...more
Kayla Tocco
Jan 07, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
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Title: Wicked Weekend
Publisher: Carina Press
Publication Date: March 12, 2012
ISBN: 9781426893391
Genre: Erotic Romance containing BDSM
Received via Net Galley

The Blurb:

Why did Lauren Vaughn introduce her sister to the man she herself was crazy about? Now Lauren is watching the happy couple at their combined bachelor/bachelorette party-while Lauren sits all alone at the bar. Until she spots a hot stranger with the telltale blac
Apr 28, 2020 rated it it was ok
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3.5/5 - I liked the story. There were a lot of overused phrases but the kink was on point and it was pretty steamy.

It’s a short story. I liked the characters enough to want a longer book about them.
Jul 28, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: smutty-smut-smut
Short little smutty read.
The Romance Evangelist
Feb 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: review-books
A copy of this book was provided by the author for an honest review at The Romance Evangelist.

I think I’ve mentioned this in previous reviews, but it bears repeating here: It takes a special talent to write a good romance novella. You’ve got about 100 pages or so to make your reader believe that these characters not only have a genuine attraction that makes them want to be together, but that they will stay together - if not forever, than at least past the end of the story. After all, pretty much
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3.5 Stars

Have you ever been forced to go to those family functions that you just dread because you know that one of your family members might torture you mentally, emotionally, or both? That is what happens to Lauren Vaughn after her sister gets engaged to the man that Lauren had a crush on. If only she hadn't introduced them, perhaps she would be the one celebrating while her sister pouts in the corner. Unfortunately for her that is not the case and Lauren finds
This [book is] purely about sex. No strings, just hot and naughty sex, nothing else.

But it isn’t. There’s more to the story than just bedroom antics – although I thoroughly enjoyed said antics.

I loved the cover. It’s playful and sexy – much like the story itself. I really enjoyed the story. It starts off with Lauren Vaughn being miserable at her sister’s combined bachelor/bachelorette party – jealous that her sister has managed to snag the man of Lauren’s daydreams and not enjoying the company o
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Lauren is a woman who really needs to feel that she is worthy of a man who loves and respects her. But she is also a woman who is slowly acknowledging her deeper and darker desires and because of that has done significant searching and reading about the BDSM lifestyle. Why she introduced her sister to the man she wanted for herself is anyone's guess. Probably just another indication that Lauren was one of those individuals who wanted to take care of others--a sign of a very caring, giving nature ...more
Mar 11, 2012 rated it liked it
If you're like me - and God help you if you are - the letters BDSM don't quite ring a bell. But upon further examination, you might make out this: bondage, discipline, sado-masochism.


When I began reading Wicked Weekend, by Gillian Archer, I realized I was way out of my depth. I've never heard of BDSM, knew nothing about it, and really am not interested in it. But that does not mean that Wicked Weekend is not an entertaining, if slight, novel.

Lauren miserably attends her sister's pre-wedding
Mar 25, 2012 rated it liked it
Wicked Weekend (Pleasure Code #1) by Jillian Archer
* I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

Lauren finds herself on a ski get away weekend for her sister’s bachelorette party. She can’t believe she is there or that she actually introduced her crush to her “perfect” sister. She is self-conscious of herself and has always felt that she is in her sister’s shadow, why wouldn’t he fall for her? Lauren just wants to get away and have a little fun herself and she
Mar 21, 2012 rated it liked it
Why did Lauren Vaughn introduce her sister to the man she herself was crazy about? Now Lauren is watching the happy couple at their combined bachelor/bachelorette party—while Lauren sits all alone at the bar. Until she spots a hot stranger with the telltale black handkerchief in his pocket: the signal for "seeks no-strings affair with sexy submissive." Lauren can't take her eyes off him. So when he comes over, she kicks her inner good girl to the curb and follows Jamie Forman to his room, where ...more
Mar 12, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: did-not-finish
Original post at: http://fangswandsandfairydust.blogspo...

Gillian Archer provides a technically well-written narrative, but the characters are not deeply enough developed to make the range of their experiences in the story believable. Also, too many words are sacrificed to flagging, apparently a signalling method in BDSM clubs.* But then that isn't really used much and makes me think those words were wasted.

The male character is all swagger trolling for casual BDSM sex and then does a one-eighty
Mar 07, 2012 rated it liked it
Rate this 3 and 1/2 stars

This is a fast little 107 page read. I wasn't sure what to expect. The book being short and also not knowing anything about the author, but the blurb sounded interesting and the cover is just plain awesome so i took a chance. This is a nice mix of light BDSM and classic romance. A nice mixture to be sure. The book starts with Lauren mad at herself for getting herself in the position she is now in. She introduced a man she worked with and had the hots for to her stop dead
Christi Snow
Feb 18, 2012 rated it liked it
My Review:

This is one of those books for me. There were things that I really liked about it and then there were things that I just didn't like about it. These are the hardest reviews to write, because overall the book wasn't bad. It just wasn't necessarily for me. So let's break it down...

What I liked:
*flagging- I have read LOTS of BDSM books and I have never heard of this. I like the education!
*Jamie- I liked how into Lauren he was. In true Dom fashion, he saw her and he went after her. Loved t
Feb 27, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc-netgalley
Jamie is the "god" of a dominant male with a hidden emotional side, Lauren is the quite girl wanting to experience being a submissive.
This story was mild introduction to BDSM.

Lauren is attending her sister's bachelorette/bachelor ski weekend party to the man she secretly crushes on and regrets introducing them. She has had enough of the ski lodge scene at the bar she decides to go in search of drinks to escape her sister and finance. While at the bar she spots an attractive man, notices the blac
Mar 26, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2012, erotica
I like the idea of the story. The fact that Lauren is on a bachelorette/bachelor weekend celebration for her little sister and her fiance/Lauren's crush. While at the bar "celebrating" she locks eyes with a sexy stranger who just so happens to be flashing the handkerchief signal for a one night fling. She has always been interested in BDSM and the black handkerchief in Jamies back left pocket promises just that.

However, the story was lacking for me. The characters didn't really have a past. I d
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GILLIAN ARCHER has a bachelor’s degree in mining engineering but prefers to spend her time on happily ever after. She writes the kind of stories she loves to read—the hotter the better! When she’s not pounding away on the keyboard, she can be found chasing her preschooler, or surfing the couch and indulging in her latest reality TV fixation, or reading awesome romance ebooks by her favorite author ...more

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