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Wicked Needs

(Wicked Bay #5)

4.57  ·  Rating details ·  134 Ratings  ·  86 Reviews
It’s a fine line between love and hate.

Bitch ... Ice Queen ... Frigid.

Macey Prince is no stranger to a nickname or two. The words once hurt, now they’re her armor. Being a Prince might be a life sentence she can never escape but Macey isn’t willing for her heart to be collateral again.

Then in a rare moment of weakness Macey lets someone in. Without realizing, she gives a p
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Published October 24th 2018
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Oct 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars
"But his eyes glittered in the abyss, calling to the black parts of my soul."

First of all: Stories about Wicked Bay never fail to elate me! Even though I'm a giant fan of Lo and Maverick, not every book has to be about them. Because all other characters have so much charm and potential, it's important that they can tell us their story as well. Wicked Needs just proved that.

"Because that's all we were. Bad decisions and reckless touches. It was all we could ever be."

I love that it takes
Oct 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow! I loved Macey's book.
Seeing the ice queen finally thaw is something to behold.

Such an addictive series and I'm sure it's getting hotter or was it just the intense and sizzling chemistry between these two characters? Brilliant!.

I have been eager to read Macey's story, she's closed off, has the tongue like a whip and has walls so high no one can get to her heart not even her brother Mav anymore, well, until a one night stand happens then gradually Macey Prince's icey exterior finally begin
Debbie Turk
Oct 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Full Of Emotion, Heart & Fear. 4 Stars 🌟

Macey Isn't A B*tch!!😱😉😂
That's the only spoiler you're getting out of me!! 😂 Well, she still kind of is a b*tch ~ but isn't?!?😳 You'll understand once you've read it and you MUST read it!!!😳🙏💔😟

This book was full of suprises, good and bad for the characters, which means all good for us voracious readers!👍 Macey accidentally allows her Ice Queen heart to start to thaw for the completely wrong person. She knows it will set her world on fire but she's sic
Paula White
Oct 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
I love this series and it was time to see why Macey was so closed off and who was the mystery guy was. Macey had so many walls up and was withdrawing from everyone - I won't lie, she was so frustrating! If only she would not keep it all bottled up, if only she would open up to those who cared about here, but then she wouldn't be Macey. It took the mystery guy to melt the ice get her to open up and actually become the person she should be. Then something happens and she retreats!! Cue more yellin ...more
Siobhan Davis
Oct 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, author-provided
Macey Prince has been an enigma in this series to date and I couldn't wait to find out what was going on with her. Lianne didn't disappoint. My jaw fell open when her secret love was revealed and I was disgusted at first because this guy has not endeared himself to me during the series to date, and I so wasn't expecting it to be him, but I quickly changed my opinion of him and realized I had him pegged all wrong.

I felt Macey's pain even if I wanted to slap her around the place for her stupidity
Janine - The World Was Hers for the Reading
Welcome back to the angst ridden world of Wicked Bay . . . where the Stone - Prince siblings rule the school and everyone knows the latest gossip almost as soon as it happens.

Macey Prince may seem like the school’s Ice Queen and cheerleading princess, in complete control of her social status ruling over the high school hierarchy, but, what she really wants is to escape. All she wants is to know that people like her, not because of who she is related to or what she can do for their social standin
Oct 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I’ve been waiting for this book to come out since I finished the last one so when the Advanced Reader’s Copy downloaded to my Kindle app, I dove right in. I couldn’t put it down. I read it in one day! In this book we see the inner workings of Macey’s head. What makes her tick, what makes her push everyone away, and makes her have all those walls built up to make her into the ice queen she is. But we also get to see that Macey is a real teenager girl with dreams, hurts, and fears. Maverick, Lo, a ...more
Mack Black
Oct 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I waited and waited and waited for this one. As soon as the ARC landed on my Kindle I devoured it. I've been wanting inside Macey's head since the very first book when I met the ice queen. It was refreshing to see that beneath all the ice, she really was a real person with real fears, hurts, and afflictions. Someone I could relate to and root for.
Plus, there was the whole mystery guy thing. Not gonna lie, I wasn't expecting THAT guy. Haha. But it was such a beautiful story of her coming to term
Laura Button
Oct 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow!!! I’ve waited for Maceys book for ages. It certainly didn’t disappoint. Possibly my favourite of the series so far, and that’s saying something as this is an amazing series. Definitely one to read. It’ll grip you from start to finish. Thank you as always Lianne
Anne Milne
Oct 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
They probably heard me scream excitedly in space when this book arrived on my kindle I love everything about this series.

I'm going to be upfront Lo is my girl I have her back against everyone especially Ice Princess Macey. To say I had a negative view of her would be an understatement however I wanted to know more about her. Prepare to be surprised because now I get it now I get where her anger and jealousy stemmed from. I ended up loving this complicated vulnerable lovable young woman. What sh
Oct 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
*Received an advanced copy for review. All thoughts expressed are my honest opinion*

As a fan of L.A. Cotton’s Wicked Bay Series I was so excited for this 5th installment! Also the fact that it was about Macey and a Mystery Man was an interesting concept and it was definitely not who I thought it would be that ended up being Macey’s love interest but I enjoyed the surprise factor.

Macey Prince is known as the Ice Queen. She does everything she can to protect herself and her heart but also her fa
Oct 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love this world....

Macey Prince is not a sweet, biddable heroine..she is tough, forthright and at times cruel: in short she is an ice queen... but the fifth book in this addictive series begins to unpick the layers of this complex character and underneath the hard exterior there just maybe a smidgeon of vulnerability waiting to be revealed..

I love this world and these characters ; they are so well developed and fascinating.. they are relatable and believable, not all good but by no means not a
Courtney  (Book Crazy Lady)
Oct 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
***I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. ***

Finally!!!! I have been waiting for Macey's book! Macey Prince has been a mystery since book 1 in the Wicked Bay series. I cannot believe HE is the secret guy! Totally did not expect that! 

I hated him from the other books and for it to be him?! I was not sure in the beginning, but then you see who he really is and get to see his side of the story. I actually feel for him knowing everything that happened. 

LA Cotton always keeps me looped i
Tami Payton
Oct 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was sitting on pins and needles waiting for this release and when the opportunity came to be part of the ARC I screamed and jumped on it. I scared my husband, he thought something was wrong with me! I’ve been waiting to learn more about Macey and find out her story. She was always stand offish and cold in all the other books but I always wanted to know the reason behind the “ice queen”. This story gives into her story and makes us see who she is and the inside story that everything isn’t alway ...more
Sarah Gupta
Oct 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received an advanced copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving an honest review.

Wow I never expected who Macey fella was but wow it was perfect!

I loved them together and I loved that you got all the answers and she stood up to the family instead of letting them getting away with stuff that I felt like Lo story did.

I felt like it answered all my questions and I love a book like this. As always I love Kyle and Maverick is amazing too.

I thought I would hate Macey but I end up loving her and
Oct 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
I thought Macey was an ice queen in the previous books. After getting to know Macey in her story I can see how she became so distance and cold towards everyone. It was a surprise who the mystery man was , I had no idea who It was going to be before I picked up the book.I am so glad that Macey was able to unthaw her personality and let love it .
Becky Rendon
Oct 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
I was wrong. So very, very wrong!!!

I was certain I knew who the mystery man was. But that would be a big fat face calming belly flop of a not at all! Not only did I get Macey's leading man wrong but wow! Her frigid ice queen role never made me think about its origins until now. That was an arctic blast to my own heart.

Complicated and untrusting, Macey Prince has no desire to let anyone in...especially him. She's mad at the world and she has no need or time for fools. My heart hurts doubly for th
Jessy Mpdl
Oct 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Mon avis en détail ici ⇢

Si comme moi, vous n’avez pas lu les précédents opus. Pas de panique. Ce livre peut être lu indépendamment des autres. Une série dont j’en ai beaucoup entendu parlé et que j’ai toujours voulu découvrir. Du coup, j’ai profité de la sortie du cinquième opus pour me lancer. Et pour une première rencontre littéraire, je ressors de ma lecture sous le charme…

Il faut dire que L.A. Coton sait y faire pour attirer l’attention de ses lecteurs tout en les in
Lynn Reynolds
Oct 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: finished-reading
This is the story where we get to know Maverick Prince’s sister Macey. She seems to say one thing but wants something else. She seems to be holding in a lot of anger, which you can almost feel coming off the page. It was not hard to feel sorry or sad for her.

Devon Lions has a history with Rick’s girlfriend Lo Stone. If you’ve not read their story yet, this may give you the incentive to check out what you’ve missed. Devon is trying to learn from past mistakes. This was where I really had to feel
Janna ♥ I'm A Sweet And Sassy Book Whore ♥
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I know this says that Wicked Needs can be read as a standalone. But I literally binge read the previous four books and even though I agree it could be why would you want to miss out on four amazing books that not only give you more insight to why Macey is such a closed off, well, bitch then read them first please. While others probably have spoiled it by saying who Macey ends up with, I will not. Trust me you wi
Serena Worker
Oct 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Macey feels that darkness is in her soul and she’s made wrong choices, she knows no one would like the fact that she’s still seeing her drunken mistake behind everyone’s back.
He’d never looked at Macey, until he woke up naked with her, and now she’s all he sees, when they met, they never spoke, but he knew when her walls came down, her rules had been enough, but when she says she hates him, he knows it’s really something else that she won’t admit.
He made her feel good, but she remembered who the
Jennifer G
Oct 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Macey Prince, the beautiful, cold, untouchable, sometimes terrifying sister to Maverick Prince. Life as a Prince comes with benefits, but for a heavy price. It was okay when it was Mav and Macey but now Maverick has Lo, he's forgiven their mother, he's happy. Now Macey is alone, trapped in her loneliness and anger. Then after one drunken night, she wakes up beside a warm body; the last person she should be waking up next too. Totally a mistake, that happens again and again, until she realizes th ...more
Oct 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
#5 in the Wicked Bay series did not disappoint!! I've loved every book in this series and this one was no different ! I love this author's writing style, the characters, well just about everything about it !
Returning to Wicked Bay and this time the Ice Princess's story, Queen Bitch... but is she actually? She may be at times, but in reality she has a vulnerable side and has her reasons for those walls she's built around her heart. I loved seeing these walls crumble a little bit at a time. It was
Keren Hughes
Wow. Just wow. I am in tears. I need to pull up my big girl panties and give myself a slap. Stop crying already. I’m not crying, you’re crying!!

I’ve loved the Wicked Bay books since the first and I will love it to the last. When I first read Lianne’s Chastity Falls books, I was sure nothing could top them but then along came Maverick and Lo *swoon*
The two series were on level pegging, until this book. It’s tipped me over the edge. Wicked Bay is my ultimate favourite place to hang out now.

Sheila Schoenauer
Oct 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I've been patiently waiting to read Macey's story since the first Wicked Bay book came out. She's been a b***h from the very beginning. I wanted to get to know her and understand her. We not only get that in this book but we also find out why she's okay being labeled a "cold-hearted b***h." We also get to meet the real Macey Prince who is buried so deep that you would need a shovel to dig her out. I love her and I didn't think that I really would. She's a scared, lost little girl who doesn't thi ...more
Naadira  Moodley (BookedMercy)
This is the first book I have read in the Wicked Bay Series and the first book by LA Cotton. I have never come across this author becore but reading the blurb for this book intrigued me and pulled me in. I had to immediately request an ARC for it.

Macey (heroine) is a girl that is misunderstood. Just because she shuts people out and keeps to herself, she is labeled as a cold-hearted bitch. I totally disagree with that. She is a girl who has been taken advantage of because her brother is a big sho
Oct 22, 2018 added it
This was one of the books in this series i had been waiting for, Macey in the other books in this series just became a bigger and bigger mystery and i was so glad her story was next we needed to know what was happening with her.

We knew she was struggling with what happened between her parents and with all on the drama she didn’t feel as close to Maverick and their relationship suffered and them trying to sort this out became a story within the story and I loved that. What i loved was Macey wasn’
Oct 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book, given by the author.

It’s Macey’s book and I was pleasantry surprised by her.

She is a lot more than meets the eye, what we thought was arrogance and overall bitchy behavior was in reality a defense mechanism.

Being part of the golden family is not so great, growing up everyone wanted a piece of her, and that has taken its toll on her.

She learned how to be strong and not need anyone, because there w
Chanah Dickson (The Book Whisperer)
Finally we get the infamous Ice Queen herself, forever in the background of the Wicked Bay Stories I was always keen to learn more!

So the suspense is killing me as I’m sure your the same but finally I turned that long awaited page and got the name and boy was I surprised as it was totally the opposite of whom I was thinking but in no way did that take away from the drama. That I was so sure would ensue when it all came out and boy did a Lianne deliver on that! I don’t want to give spoilers but
Maria Macdonald
Oct 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another 5 stars for this delicious series.

Macey... Macey... Macey oh where to begin.

In the other books we're lucky if we see glimpses of Macey's softer side. Everyone knows she's hiding one, but never shows it outwardly. I'd be lying if i said i wasn't truly intrigued by her character and excited to see how Cotton was going to paint Macey so that it not only explained her previous behaviour, but also endeared her to me as a reader.

Well Cotton did it. Amazingly.

Ugh, Macey. I wanted to cuddle
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Author of mature young adult and new adult novels, L A is happiest writing the kind of books she loves to read: addictive stories full of teenage angst, tension, twists and turns.
Home is a small town in the middle of England where she currently juggles being a full-time writer with being a mother/referee to two little people. In her spare time (and when she’s not camped out in fr

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