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So Wicked (Bad Behavior #3)

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Fate has a wicked sense of humor.

Alexis's new life was made up of two things: baking and hiding the details of her old life in Chicago. The first allowed her to finally find some happiness. And the second is about to be destroyed by a man who knows all her secrets.

Marshall Rawlins was prepared to do anything when he moved cross-country to launch an upscale cocktail bar---
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Paperback, 336 pages
Published May 9th 2017 by Forever Yours (first published May 7th 2017)
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Sarah - Musings of the Modern Belle
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4 Forbidden Romance CROWNS

So Wicked chronicles the romance of a truly forbidden couple, an ex-wife and best-friend, and the destruction she left behind when she fled.

The interesting part of both of these characters is how much they have changed in the years since they have last seen each other. Both abandoning high paying business oriented jobs and chasing their dreams, they feel they can see pieces of their old selves in each other but are so different then who
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Meags
Apr 01, 2017 Meags rated it it was ok
TL;DR: IT WAS CONFUSING IN SOME WAYS AND STILL CONFUSING IN MANY MORE WAYS

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THE STORY:
So Wicked is the third in a series of so-called Bad Behavior novels, although I think "nonsensical behavior" may have been more apt. Marshall and Alexis run into each other at the bar that Marshall is opening, with the financial backing of her ex-husband that she abandoned, along with her infant daughter, 6 years before. Marshall has a visceral reaction to seeing her again, and lets loose in a string of profan
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Hannah
Apr 30, 2017 Hannah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ARC REVIEW

So Wicked takes place some time after the events of book two, it follows Aaron's best friend and business partner, Marshall, from Chicago to California opening a brand new bar. Marshall's idea to make the place stand out and be unique was to offer desserts that complimented the drinks he never expected the genius baker who made the delicious confections (I have to admit I would love to try some of them) is none other than Alexis, formerly known as Lexie, Aaron's ex-wife who abandoned
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Flavs is Mrs David Gandy♥~♥’
May 01, 2017 Flavs is Mrs David Gandy♥~♥’ rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
I voluntarily reviewed copy of this book

I didn't know if I wanted to read this book. I mean seriously I thought we hated Alexis. And now... Oh No, I didn't want that. I wanted to hate her some more.

But for an author to take a character that I'm sure most everyone who read this book hated, and turn her into a good guy, well props to you.

Alexis left Chicago and was hoping for a new start. No more drama and no trouble around. But as always that doesn't work when you seem to attract drama. Complicat
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Misty (Red's Romance Review's)
Apr 27, 2017 Misty (Red's Romance Review's) rated it really liked it
Alexis leaves Chicago behind hoping for a quieter life, one with little drama and no trouble lurking, but she soon learns that her wish, may come with some complications. Complications in the form of a sexy forbidden business man, who knows all her secrets, but also may hold the keys to her success as a baker. Even though he knows her past he is still willing to make her an offer, one that is sure to test boundaries and lead them down a path of trouble. Now she must decide if the success she cra ...more
Amazeballs Book Addicts
May 06, 2017 Amazeballs Book Addicts rated it it was amazing
OK so this is book 3 in this series and in my opinion you really need to read at least book 1 (So Twisted) before diving in to this one. I really recommend reading all three because they are all that good. Honestly, going into this one I was not sure how I was going to like it being that the heroine is Aaron's ex (So Twisted) and biological mother to his daughter. And then the hero of this book is Aaron's best friend. So in my mind I was going no way is Marshall going to fall for his best friend ...more
WiLoveBooks
May 11, 2017 WiLoveBooks rated it it was amazing
I wasn't sure how I would be able to be okay with the couple in this book. If you've read So Twisted, which I highly recommend so you get the whole story, you'll know why this pairing makes no sense. I had faith, though, and was not disappointed. I was able to understand Alexis bit and even like her. I liked her and Marshall together even though I knew it could not end well. I loved the story and was happy with how things came together.
caren
I first have to give mad props to the huge ladyballs it took for Melissa Marino to even attempt this book. To make someone who's been villainized because of her behavior in previous books lovable? That takes talent, folks. Major talent. I honestly wasn't sure how I'd feel about reading this. I texted Melly about five minutes after starting an all caps question about her choice of love interest for Marshall. I mean..Marshall, Aaron's best friend. His brother from another mother. And Lexie. The ex ...more
Johnaka
May 07, 2017 Johnaka rated it it was amazing
So Wicked by Melissa Marino
“Wrong kind of love turned right, 5 stars”

We all know about the “code” between friends, right? If they don’t like someone then you don’t, their ex is like your ex and is off limits, when someone wrongs them they wrong you as well. This is the way it’s been since the start of time. This is the story of a man who magically falls for is his best friend’s ex even though he hates her.
Marshall is loyal in a way that is incredibly sexy. When his best friend’s wife left him he
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Seraphim  Book Reviews
“Wrong kind of love turned right, 5 stars”

We all know about the “code” between friends, right? If they don’t like someone then you don’t, their ex is like your ex and is off limits, when someone wrongs them they wrong you as well. This is the way it’s been since the start of time. This is the story of a man who magically falls for is his best friend’s ex even though he hates her.

Marshall is loyal in a way that is incredibly sexy. When his best friend’s wife left him he stepped up and helped Aaro
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Kimberly Cermak
May 08, 2017 Kimberly Cermak rated it it was amazing
So Wicked is book #3 in the Bad Behavior series by Melissa Marino. I actually started with book #2, So Screwed and absolutely 100% fell in love! The series has everything, fun, drama, sassy woman, hot as hell men, you get the picture. I’ll be honest though, I wasn’t sure if I really wanted to read this story. How do you take the one woman who has been made to be such a god awful person in the previous books and make her LOVABLE???? AND on top of all of it, add in Aaron’s best friend, Marshall??

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books are love
May 07, 2017 books are love rated it really liked it
Received in exchange for a honest review.

I so wanted to not like Alexis but dangnabit I couldn’t She was fiesty, snarky, smart and fun. After what she did to Aaron and Delilah you want to growl at her. She messed up Aaron. but as we learn things aren’t always as they seem and in this book we see what really was going on.

Marshall is Aaron’s bestfriend and at one time was friends with Alexis so when she ends up coming into his bar to do business it was a shocker to say the least. I loved the init
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Eva
so wicked is the most emotional of the bad behavior novels, in it marshall rawlins, aaron's best friend, and alexis bell, aaron's ex-wife meet again in san diego when alexis's bakery is unwittingly contracted as the baked goods supplier for ginger, marshall and aaron's new bar. marshall is unbelievably pissed to see alexis again, especially since she seems to be doing so well and all he can think of is aaron's heartbreak and the fact that delilah is growing up without her mother.

but there's alwa
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JoDeen
May 07, 2017 JoDeen rated it it was amazing
After reading the Blurb of So Wicked I just knew I had to read this story ,so when I got the chance to read this book early I was so excited and I dived into this story as soon as I possibly could and I loved it!

In this book we follow Alexis and Marshall and lets just say when these two meet again its not love at first site with hearts and rainbows , you see Alexis left her husband ( well now ex husband ) and her child six years ago and Marshall is her ex husband best friend so to say that this
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Jeannie Zelos
May 13, 2017 Jeannie Zelos rated it really liked it
So Wicked, Melissa Marino

Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews

Genre: Romance

 I was in the mood for something light and flirty so chose this one. Well, it is light and flirty but also has some heat and a solid romance behind it. 
What coloured it too much for me though was Alexis' past. I just couldn't respect or like someone who could do what she did. I know there were reasons, I know its all explained later in the book, but for me that just didn't fit, didn't excuse her actions.

Though I'd have
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Lucia
Off-limits romance with an emotional undertone between a woman and her ex-husband’s best friend

As a big fan of the previous two books in this series, I was a little apprehensive going into this off-limits romance book given the history of the characters (not compulsory to read previous books but having read book 1 in series does help understand bigger picture). However, I was pleasantly surprised and could get on board with the characters as this illicit romance weaves through tangles and webs o
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Chandris
May 05, 2017 Chandris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, arc
Marshall has undertaken opening a new type of bar in San Luis Obispo, along with the much talked about sweets from a local baker being the focal point of new drink and dessert pairings. Unfortunately, when finally coming face to face with the baker he has entered into business with, he couldn’t be more shocked at who walks in the door.

Alexis has completely changed her life since Marshall once knew her. Once a high powered investment banker, wife and mother, she left her entire former life behind
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Catherine Coffman
Alexis left her husband, daughter and career and moved from Chicago to California. She now owns her own bakery business which is doing very well.

Marshall buys a bar with his best friend Aaron and decides he wants sweets with the drinks. He contacts Alexis bakery but doesn't realize who she is until she show up at his bar.

Alexis is Marshall's best friends ex wife. They all use to be great friends and he didn't understand why she left. The banter between the two is funny. You can also feel the a
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Isha Coleman
May 10, 2017 Isha Coleman rated it it was amazing
So Wicked is a tale that begins in irony and ends with forgiveness. Alexis and Aaron share a common thread. Alexis' ex is Aaron's best friend. Alexis is far from perfect. Her past is littered with the ghosts of her mistakes, but despite actions to the contrary, everyone deserves a second chance. She's still trying to earn hers. Aaron represents her worst fears and her greatest temptation. He's seen her at her worst. Judging and hating Lexie, doesn't stop him from, wanting her. Can he forgive her ...more
Kimberly Anne ~ Reviews From The Heart
This has to be the best book so far in this series.

I absolutely loved Marshall and Alexis. I can't say I loved them from the beginning though. Without giving away the story, Alexis is hiding from her past and the things that she is hiding from hit me hard at first. You read about some of these where it is generally not the heroine. However, I could not be happier that I gave this book a chance. From The moment Marshall and Alexis interact I knew j was going to love them. When things seem too go
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Shelly
May 15, 2017 Shelly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Like the previous books in the series, this was full of steamy romance. I had a harder time connecting with Alexis and Marshall than I did with the previous couples though. There was a lot more baggage this time around, given Alexis's past. Marshall overcame his reluctance a bit too fast for me, given the history there. But the ending was swoon-worthy and wonderful.
Kelly
May 09, 2017 Kelly rated it it was amazing
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Lisa
Mar 22, 2017 Lisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So Wicked by Melissa Marino is the third book in her Bad Behavior series. This book was my favorite of the three so far. Told in dual POV between Marshall and Alexis, this story - oh man!

Marshall is the friend of Aaron and Abel. He goes into partnership with Aaron for their new nightclub in California. He relocates from Chicago and starts getting the bar, Ginger, off the ground and ready to open. It's classy and trendy with a laid-back California vibe and cocktail infusions. When his second in c
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Melissa Marino is a full-time writer and part-time Storm Trooper collector. When she's not writing, you can find her watching Friends reruns, mastering her cupcake frosting swirl and hunting for the perfect red lipstick. Melissa lives in Chicago with her husband, son and very opinionated dachshund.
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