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Wicked S.O.B. (Dark Desires #2.5)

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For so long, I lived for revenge. Now I live for her.
Ask anyone and they'll tell you that Quinn Blackwood is not someone you mess with. I see. I want. I take. And you better not get in my way. That's how I built my billion-dollar empire. That's how I made my enemies pay. That's how I won the one good, pure thing in my life, Elyse "Lucky" Gilbert. But after what I've done,
Published August 8th 2017 by Forever Yours
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Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
In a world of unlikely possibilities, Quinn and I ending up together was one in a million.

Considering just how much I loved Beautiful Liar, I was practically giddy to get another hit of Q & Lucky. I'm not typically a reader that enjoys follow-up novellas. Why mess with a good thing when the couple already got their HEA? But in the case here, I craved more of this couple. Their relationship was tumultuous, filled with lies and deceit. There was bound to be fallout even if things did fall
Hulya Kara Yuksel
May 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
“Do whatever you want, Q. I’m yours.”


THIS IS THE NOVELLA FEATURING QUINN/Q AND LUCKY/ELYSE, so you'll want to get your hands on it. Many of you wrote to me asking whether they'll get an extended version of their story, and I've delivered so get ready for the usual ride of angst, sexy sexy lust and of course, LOVE! / Zara Cox

You can read my I,Porn Star book review (QUINN/Q AND LUCKY/ELYSE's story) from this link...

And if you hav
Wynne Katherine
Dec 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Wynne by: Hulya Kara Yuksel

“Do whatever you want, Q. I’m yours.”
His breath shudders out of him. “Again. Say it again.”
“I’m yours. Always. Forever yours.”


I finished this book in under a day.

I'm not sure what happened. I swear before I started, I promise myself that I would go slow and savor this book. But nope, obviously my greedy self was not able to stop myself from devouring this book.

I don't have much to say other than this book is made up of pure brilliance. In this book, I feel like readers get to know more about
Mg ♥ The Bookishmedialite
Jul 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing

If you have read Zara's Beautiful Liar book, then this novella is a MUST READ. But if you HAVEN'T, what the fuck are you waiting for?

"Being with Elyse has taught me there are different levels of fear. Different levels of ecstasy. Different levels of love."

Zara Cox is one of my new go-to authors, I promise. I LOVE her words. I love her characters. Quinn & Lucky is a couple that deserves all the stars. I fell in love with them from the moment I met them in Beautiful Liar. Their chemistry wa
Ivy Deluca
Aug 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: _arc-reads


This is more dirty, smutty goodness from Ms. Cox featuring Quinn and Elyse and ladies, I AM HERE FOR IT. All day, every day.

It’s directly tied to the first book, I, Porn Star, so I recommend reading that first. You do not need to read the second book in the series. There’s not a whole helluva lot of new plot going on and I would say it's more of a treat for lovers of Quinn and Elyse than introducing new readers to this series but I am good with that. Quinn’s still fucked up (and I liked that Ms
It's been a while since I read my first book by Zara Cox. Back then I, Porn Star, which has since been renamed Beautiful Liar by the publisher, blew me away. It was just one of those books that will stick with you. So then I see a novella is coming out about Quinn and Elyse. Must. Have. This. Book. I got my copy of Wicked S.O.B. and attempt to prepare myself to step back into their world.

Quinn is his usual a$$hole-ness only this time it served with a rather large portion of possessive obsessiven
Aug 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars

Who needs sleep when you start (a bit late in the evening) a book that has you riveted right from the first page? The conclusion to Quinn and Elyse’s story completely sucked me in! This novella is the sequel to"Beautiful Liar" and is heartbreakingly beautiful, with a good dose of angst. The intensity of Quinn and Elyse's feelings is their strength, their chemistry is sizzling and radiates off the pages. But Quinn’s elaborate revenge scheme against those who orchestrated his mother’s suici
sara j
4 stars.

happy to read Q and lucky again....

very hot but our hero is so serious in this novella....

wanted a little bit lightly banther bw mainleads...
books are love
Aug 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Ms. Cox

thank you for the continuation of the journey of Quinn and Elyse. I was so thrilled to see that this wasn’t just on their story as a couple but also on their individual growth as well.

Quinn we see grow the most in this novella. He still has so much rage and darkness inside him but at the end we see he is learning to come to terms with things and begin to move forward. This is due to Elyse and Dr. Freeman but also because he wants to be a better man and not let the darkness win. I love how
Aug 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, novella, august-2017

Who here read Black Sheep and immediately dove into this one without realising it’s a follow up novella to a different book and couple?

*looks around*

Ahem. Just me then. Lol!

Blunder aside, I didn’t need their backstory to pick up on how incredibly intense and urgent the romance between Quinn and Elyse was. Zara Cox’s storytelling is luckily for me wonderfully detailed, and she not only encompassed the all the information I was not privy too, but she also built on the story with enough
Sarah - Musings of the Modern Belle


Wicked S.O.B. by Zara Cox is a novella that revisits the couple, Q and Lucky, from Beautiful Liar, book one in the Darkest Desires series. It is super quick and very steamy, and readers of the series will appreciate the return to this unforgettable couple.

Quinn and Eylse are very much the same characters we were left with at the end of Beautiful Liar. Readers, however, get thrown into the aftermath, examining how these two are coping now that they don't h
Naughty Book Blog
Aug 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow! I had no idea how much I had missed Elyse and Quinn until I found them again. They are one of those couples I just can't get enough of. We get to reconnect with not only Elyse and Quinn but also Lucky and Q. There are moments when we get to relive their past, as well as moments where they attempt to re-write it. Dangers from the past create new challenges, yet it also brings the opportunity for them to re-affirm their commitment to each other. With a character as dark and enigmatic as Quinn ...more
A Hopeless Romantic's Booklandia
I, Porn Star, now known as Beautiful Liar, was one of the few books that I rated six stars last year, it was just an outstanding read and I wholeheartedly loved it. So when I saw that we were going to get more of Quinn and Elyse in Wicked S.O.B., I was beyond excited to see them again! I'm always a little nervous to read books that take place after the couple has had their happily-ever-after, though, and this time was no exception, but once I started reading, my worries went away because it's so ...more
Mollien Fote Osterman
Aug 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Title: Wicked S.O.B
Author: Zara Cox
Series: Dark Desires
Publisher: Forever Yours
Reviewer: Mollien
Release Date: August 8, 2017
Genre(s): Romantic Suspense
Page Count: 135 pages
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5

For so long, I lived for revenge. Now I live for her.
Ask anyone and they'll tell you that Quinn Blackwood is not someone you mess with. I see. I want. I take. And you better not get in my way. That's how I built my billion-dollar empire. That's how I made my enemie
Crystal Spieker
Aug 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
WOW! WOW! WOW! Zara Cox has done it again! Wicked S.O.B holds nothing back, and there is no easing into it! From page one you are thrown into the dark crazy maze that is Quinn Blackwood's inner workings. The dark and hot beginning which sucks you in and doesn't let you put it down is just that, the beginning. The beginning of the amazing conclusion of Quinn and Elyse's story.
I am so happy to get more of Quinn and Elyse! And, though they didn't change, they did! And, I loved every second. This i
Jul 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: challenge-2017
**Over-readers Anonymous Book Blog**
Wow, Quinn is seriously more messed up than I thought. The demons he cares around are tremendous. I imagined that once Elyse (Lucky) made her way back to them that things would go a bit smoother. True love takes work. The fierce passion that Quinn and Elyse have is palpable. You can feel it pulsating throughout the pages. I love that they are willing to work on getting better through therapy. It's not Quinn's ideal, but if it makes Elyse happy, all the better.
Aug 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: omar

Wicked S.O.B.
Dark Desires, Book #2.5
By Zara Cox
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Brought to you by OBS reviewer Omar


For so long, I lived for revenge. Now I live for her.

Ask anyone and they’ll tell you that Quinn Blackwood is not someone you mess with. I see. I want. I take. And you better not get in my way. That’s how I built my billion-dollar empire. That’s how I made my enemies pay. That’s how I won the one good, pure thing in my life,
Gigi staub
Aug 09, 2017 rated it really liked it

For so long, I lived for revenge. Now I live for her.
Ask anyone and they'll tell you that Quinn Blackwood is not someone you mess with. I see. I want. I take. And you better not get in my way. That's how I built my billion-dollar empire. That's how I made my enemies pay. That's how I won the one good, pure thing in my life, Elyse "Lucky" Gilbert. But after what I've done, my luck may have run out.

There is a fine line between love and obsession.
I'm not a fool. I didn't think coming back to Quinn
Jul 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Zara Cox is one of my new go-to authors, I promise. I don't know where she's been all my life. It's been a couple of months since I first read Beautiful Liar and I fell in love with Quinn and Elyse.

In Wicked S.O.B. Zara Cox does not disappoint. I thought that after Beautiful Liar, Quinn and Elyse's story would've ended. It really did, and I wouldn't have imagined a sequel would be needed because the end of the previous book was satisfying. But, gosh, Zara Cox did such a fabulous spin with this s
Rosa Sharon (iScream Books Blog)
"Quinn Blackwood, mind-fuck expert."

It was so wonderful to go back to the story that turned me on to such an amazing author. Porn Star was my introduction to the word wizardry of Zara Cox and she is now one of my favorite authors. She blew my mind with that first story, and Wicked S.O.B. takes me back to that same couple and completes their story. I fell hard for Q. He's an unapologetic asshole to everyone but her. And now, he's even more so. He's damaged, so broken that he sees no good in h
Aug 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 stars for - Wicked S.O.B. - a novella in the Dark Desires series all about Quinn and Elyse. This one must be read after the first book in the series - I, Porn Star - which introduces us to this flawed, but loving couple. When we last left Quinn and Elyse they had just come through very traumatic and life changing events and now a year later we are getting a better understanding on how their ordeals affected them.
Quinn has no idea what to do with himself now that his vendetta is over so his ten
Janna ♥ I'm A Sweet And Sassy Book Whore ♥
***This and other reviews can be found at ***


Zara Cox is quickly becoming an author who this book whore loves. It is no secret that I love dark, suspenseful romances, there is just something about that type of book that completely enthralls me when I begin to read. Wicked S.O.B. is one I plan to not only highly recommend but one that will be read again soon. As the book’s synopsis states, there is a fine line between love and obsession and I think that line
Aug 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Holy smokes what a story! If you haven't read Porn Star then you need to stop! Go read it and then come read this one! It's a novella but oh boy does it pack a punch!

This story is a continuation of Porn Star with our main characters Elyse and Quinn (Lucky and Q). Quinn is rich, hot and an a**hole! He's mean to everyone he meets and only one person can bring him to his knees and that's Elyse. He is obsessed with her! She left for a couple of days and he went into a rage and destroyed their home.
Wit & Wonder Books
Jul 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
**ARC provided by the author for an honest review**

Wicked S.O.B. (Wicked Desires #2.5) by Zara Cox is a panty melting novella featuring Quinn Blackwood and Elyse Gilbert.

Quinn Blackwood has it all...he's a billionaire, sexy as sin, penthouses all over New York City, obsessive devoted to Elyse, and obsessed with revenge on his father and step-mother for his mothers death. Oh and he's an ex-porn star named Q.

Elyse Gilbert is the subject of Quinn's every carnal desire; he saved her from her father
Nikki Brandyberry
Jul 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Yet another stunning book by Zara Cox! Wicked S.O.B. is a return to the characters of Quinn and Elyse from book one. I love when authors afford readers another look into some of our favorite couples and this one was incredibly well done. Dealing mostly with the aftermath of the book one conclusion, Quinn is grappling with how to live a normal life now that he’s free from his self imposed shackles. He clearly is very dependent on Elyse as she is the one who keeps him grounded on a day to day basi ...more
Wendy W
Aug 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ok, so I have loved Quinn and Elyse since I Porn Star and I love them even more in this book. I want more. I feel that this book moved too quickly but only because I didn't want it to end!! Please Zara give me more Quinn!!! A beautiful story. Beautiful!
Catherine  Wright (Cat's Guilty Pleasure)
Another great story from this author. This was a steamy, sexy story from the beginning until the end. I was so happy to get back into their world to see how they were. I was more than happy with this story and I can't wait for more from this author.
Sep 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Once again brilliant!
Lauren - SERIESous Books

**I received a copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley. All opinions are my own and not influenced by my source.**

While I loved the drama of Beautiful Liar, I wasn't totally sold on the romance. So I was eager for this novella to rectify that.

And it definitely did!

For me, I actually got to see why these two are a good match as lovers and as partners in life. Instead of focusing on the antics and drama of the previous novel, you get to watch these characters try to establish a sense
Linda Frew
rated it it was amazing
Aug 22, 2017
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Other Books in the Series

Dark Desires (4 books)
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  • Black Sheep (Dark Desires, #2)
  • Arrogant Bastard (Dark Desires, #3)
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