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Pure Wicked

(Wicked Lovers #9.5)

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  1,046 ratings  ·  112 reviews
During his decade as an international pop star, Jesse McCall has lived every day in the fast lane. A committed hedonist reveling in amazing highs, globetrotting, and nameless encounters, he refuses to think about his loneliness or empty future. Then tragedy strikes.

Shocked and grieving, he sheds his identity and walks away, searching for peace. Instead, he finds Bristol Re
Kindle Edition, 1001 Dark Nights #25, 100 pages
Published September 8th 2015 by Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated
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Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
3.5 Stars

It felt good to give in, to surrender. He rewarded her with more pleasure. Sex with him felt like embracing a thunderstorm, riding a wild bronc.

It's been a hot second since I first met Jesse as Kimber's famous pop star boyfriend in Decadent so suffice it to say I've forgotten pretty much everything about it. But I had no problems picking this book up and enjoying it from the very beginning, so it very much can be read as a standalone. Pure Wicked is a shortie novella in Shay
Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩
Shayla gave us short, dirty, insta-lust, insta-hot-sex, and insta-luv. Jesse was a famous rock star hiding out from the latest scandal to hit his life. Making his way through small towns, he comes across Bristol, who thankfully doesn't recognize him. That could be because he removed every artifice that made up his image. Bristol has recently been hurt by her ex-boyfriend, who is now engaged to her little sister. Jesse saves her from further embarrassment and their relationship blossoms from ther ...more
Ugh, Rockstar novellas.. sign me up.

Pure Wicked was about Jesse and Reese's love. Now these two were a wild ride. Whether it was Reese dealing with her family and her own ex-boyfriend or it was Reese meeting Jesse and feeling the instant spark. Everything was crazy from start to finish.

Not even low-key, but I absolutely hated Reese's family. God, they all deserved to be bitch slapped by someone (mainly me). It was complete horseshit for them to think Reese should be completely fine with her litt
Eve (Between The Bookends)
Jan 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars This was a cute short read!

I don't remember to much about Jesse other then he was an asshole to Kimber, I think he cheats on her in an earlier book? He was super sweet in this one though. This was MEGA insta-love, but I stilled liked it.

I wish we wouldn't have had to have the continuous mentions of all the woman he had slept with though, threesomes, fivesomes, politician's daughters, porn stars (seriously gross). It was a bit overkill for such a short book. I mean we get it, he was a s
Ⓐlleskelle - teamSøren♗ ⊲I like big b00ks⊳
⭐️⭐️⭐️3 STARS⭐️⭐️⭐️

I’ve been assured by a friend that the novellas and pretty much every book in this series can be read as standalones. When I saw the blurb for this one and having enjoyed quite a few books from this author, I knew I had to request and read it. Disheveled rockstar falling for a small town girl? Sign me in, please!

This is only my second time at reading a book in Shayla Black’s Wicked Lovers series and I’ll be upfront and say that my first experience wasn’t a great one.

I know a
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)

PURE WICKED is a novella set in the Wicked Lovers world. I was a big fan of this series when it first came out so I was eager to try this novella in hopes of getting back into the series. This story is all about Jesse McCall and his rockstar ways. Now I’m not a huge fan of rockstar romances because I think they’re all pretty much the same. Unless there’s a twist in there that makes it unique, I probably won’t read it but I made an exception for this one.

Jesse is your typical rockstar hero.
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4.5 stars

This was a light-hearted addition to Shayla Black's Wicked Lovers series and we get to visit again with Deke and Kimber from Decadent.

This story involves Jesse McCall, the rock legend that Kimber originally thought she loved in Decadent, and Bristol Reese, a small town girl who has been dumped by her boyfriend in favor of her airhead younger sister.

After a tragedy that brings his youthful indiscretions into sharp focus and the publi
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I received an ARC of this book from InkSlinger PR in exchange for an honest review and as part of the book's blog tour promotions.

Insta-love. This is the main thing about the story. The hero is a rockstar who just had a tragic experience and was forced to lie low while waiting for the scandal to die down. The heroine was a businesswoman who was an amazing cook and was by all means a very nice young lady. Her younger sister and ex boyfriend were engaged. This said boyfriend cheated on her with sa
Heather C
Nov 19, 2016 added it
Shelves: arc
Review will be posted under 1001 Dark Nights: Bundle Seven.
Kim  Brewing
Jul 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
A quick read about the redemption of a character previously seen. Remember Jesse the rock star Kimber thought she wanted in Decadent. He's back! Love this series
Sep 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015-reads
Even though I did skip a few books in the Wicked Lovers series, I personally think I happened to read Pure Wicked right at the perfect time. I very recently finished book 2 in this series, in which Jesse McCall was introduced. Pure Wicked takes place several years after the events of that book, but for Jesse, not much has changed. And, therein lies his biggest problem.

Although he's been sober for the past year, he's still not happy with his rock star life. He's looking for more meaning out of i
A delicious and highly addictive tale of two people who never saw each other coming. Good intentions turn absolutely WICKED in Shayla Black's latest Wicked Lovers series. If you want a taste of what this author is capable of making you feel, pick this up immediately. I have no doubt that you will become completely obsessed!

A rock legend...

A small town girl...

Get ready for a WICKED good time!

The story of Jesse McCall, you might remember him from DECADENT, and Bristol Reese, sassy hometown woman
Jillian Stein
Aug 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Pure Wicked is part of author Shayla Black’s Wicked Lovers series as well as novella number thirteen in the 1,001 Dark Nights 2015 lineup and is a delish rocker meets small town girl romance that I devoured. With Ms. Black’s signature heat, this story was a total win!

Looking for a little bit of light in a dark point in his life, the sexy rock star bad-boy Jesse McCall sets off on a road that will lead him to small town U.S.A., and straight into playing knight in not-so-shining armor. When he ove
Once Upon
Sep 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
We have a sexy as sin rock star named Jesse that has came across a situation that puts him in a small town to lay low. In the process, he is beginning to reevaluate his life. By coincidence, he runs into a small town girl, Bristol.

Bristol has no idea who Jesse is or what he does for a living. The power of evasion is definitely there. Something short term ends up being a hard dive of sensual temporary arrangement. When an arrangement is made, love is being fought to be kept off the table. Never t
Sep 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
Jesse McCall and Bristol Reese, international superstar and small town girl, two people who are looking for a change, a way to move forward and find something meaningful – a way out of the mess that is their lives due to bad decisions and other people’s idiocy. They may come from two different worlds, but they’re the balm to allow each other’s current situations to change, and as long as they can both hold on and endure the ride – every wickedly sexy and confusing part of it – they may just have ...more
Amy ~ Love At 1st Read
Sep 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Jesse was first introduced in Shayla Black's Wicked Lovers series in book 2. I didn't care for him then. He was young and overwhelmed by his celebrity status and making bad choices. In Pure Wicked, he has finally grown up and, after a horrible tragedy, is putting those destructive habits behind him. While taking some time away, he meets Bristol, the quintessential nice girl who is trying to recover from her boyfriend's betrayal. Bristol needs an honest man and Jesse needs to convince her that he ...more
Aղցela W.
Nov 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Spoiler Ahead This was book 9.5 of the " Wicked Lover's ". International pop star Jesse McCall who met in "Decadent (Wicked Lovers series Book 2)" he is Kimber's former fiancée. When a girl dies in his hotel room and his friend and bandmate committee suicide he decides to lay low. Jesse has changed since we first met him he has been clean and sober for over a year. We he shows up on kimber and Deke's door to get some advice he gets straight answers. Bristol Reese is sitting in a restaurant whil ...more
Michelle ✧✦serieslover✦✧
Pure Wicked
Jesse McCall and Bristol Reese
5/5 Stars

Pure Wicked is a novella of Wicked Lovers series by Shayla Black and 1001 Dark Nights collection.

Favorite Quotes
"Yeah. This isn't merely some post-orgasm glow. I know the difference. I enjoy being with you. I'd rather be with you than everyone else... Hell, I'm writing a song for you, about you. I haven't done that in years. You amaze me. You inspire me." -Jesse

"I love you, too. And that's what hurts the most. I don't know if you'r
Nov 24, 2014 rated it it was ok
I'm not sure what it was about this one, but it was meh...for me. I think part of that is that I had a hard time believing that a big celebrity not being noticed in a small town. I know they said he changed his appearance, but still. I also had a hard time buying into how fast things went between Jesse and Bristol. The one thing that I did really like was how right from the start Jesse did what he could to have Bristol's back. The drama at the end had me laughing, because really, these people go ...more
May 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audible-escape
This was a cute and sexy quick read. While it was quite unrealistic, with Bristol (a small-town woman) and Jesse (an international rock star) going from just meeting to engaged within the span of a week, I enjoyed the story. The book included a couple of steamy sex scenes. This book is HEA with no cliffhanger, but it ends way too soon. I really would've liked to hear more, particularly everybody's reaction to the engagement. Regardless, the ending spot did make sense. This book can be read as a ...more
Jul 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Jesse McCall is a singer and a star. Bristol is a small town girl. This unlikely pairing gave me chills reading. Filled with heartfelt emotions and highly unlikely but oh so romantic events, this book read like my dream come true. Partially debauched singer meets sweet and tart, and honest, unlucky in love girl. They click in this unlikely scenario. Their story is just how I always dreamed my life to be. They got it right. I didn't, but get to live it vicariously through this story. If there wer ...more
Jun 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
As usual Shayla Black delivers us a hot and sexy story.
When life took a turn of event Jesse had to find a place to lay low.
Bristol is in hell, literally sitting at his sisters party with her ex as her sisters fiancee.
Jesse see's Bristol and feels a need to help even though he should be avoiding being in the open.

This is the beginning of a very hot story with great characters and a great ending.
I won't share more than that because it's not nice to give the story away.
Beside this is one sweet stor
Aug 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Jesse McCall is taking a break from touring after his pal Ryan shot and killed himself after a girl he was with overdosed. Jesse was not in the hotel when it happened but is getting flack from it due to Ryan. He goes to a small town and helps a young woman out when he hears she is being treated badly by her family. He acts as her boyfriend and becomes that as he falls in love with her. He realizes she is kind and patient and very different from other women he has met. She has no idea who he is a ...more
Aug 25, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: lapl-e-books
Because this was a novella, I understand why it was so insta-love so it kind of worked. The pacing was lightweight fast, and i did like the charters so I wish they got their own book. The little bit of drama at the end is what really keep this from being boring. Though, I would still prefer the main books in the series over the novellas.
Melinda Hennies
Feb 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Rock On!!

Loved this Rock Star story about Jesse and Bristol.. It shows that love does happen when you least expect it and slow your crazy life down. It left me craving more from Jesse and Bristol!!
Jul 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
For a short novella, as each of these stories under the 1001 nights genre are, it was good.

The story focuses on a major rock star who has to take a timeout to try to stay out of sight for a while after an incident. It focuses on Jesse/Jaime finding Bristol and their very instant connection. Was it insta-love? Absolutely, I mean come on - its a novella so there is only limited time for a completed story. But....its done nicely and boy is there a lot of drama packed in to the story. Let me just sa
May 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Sweet novella by a master of sexy scenes.
Jul 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017
Short and sweet and to the point. Jessie McCall is searching to find himself after a tragic misfortune only to find himself stumbling melody first to save Bristol from an embarrassing moment.
Jul 12, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance
Thank you!
Kolya Koleva
Jul 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved the story
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Shayla Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of nearly eighty novels. For twenty years, she’s written contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical romances via traditional, independent, foreign, and audio publishers. Her books have sold millions of copies and been published in a dozen languages.

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