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(Wicked Ways #1)

4.44  ·  Rating details ·  1,391 ratings  ·  529 reviews
From the New York Times bestselling author of the Driven series comes a powerful romance about reaching great heights through low depths.

Who says you have to play by the rules to get what you want?

Agreeing to meet Ryker Lockhart is my first mistake. Rich, handsome, and more than intriguing, he thinks blackmail will bend me to his will.

But he’s wrong.

I may have done a few t
Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 343 pages
Published July 30th 2019 by Montlake Romance
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Ella Heart
Jun 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
CLIFFHANGER! CLIFFHANGER!!! CLIFFHANGER!!!!!!!! Nobody told me it was a freaking CLIFFHANGER!!
I want to hurt someone right now, violently I might add.
Throughout the novel I had my head in the clouds with a goofy smile on my face to be crushed badly at the last 98%; 98%!
I finished it in one setting, it was that good!
I loved loved ❤this book but I won't wish anyone to read it without the second part because I just got an ARC for this and the wait for the next book might end me.
Don't get
Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾

She’s like goddamn lightning—that’s what she is. She strikes without warning and is going to singe every damn part of me no matter what kind of shelter I try to hide under.

This book. OMG y'all!!! This. Book.

*licks every finger*

This was one of the most delicious enemies to lovers books I've read in a while. I can't even. Still can't even. It was just that satisfying.

I've been a long time fan of K. Bromberg, but I never expected her to write THIS level of alphahole. But not only did s
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Well this was a sexy,intense and emotional read, I enjoyed most of it!The beginning was intresting and I was intrigued!


Vaughn and Ryker have a unique connection.I liked the relationship between these two!They were passionate,flirty and sensual.

The romance is addictive in this story and the ending make me crave for more!I really can't wait to see what will happen next.Resist has a little bit of everything,tension, angst,hot moments and a sexy hero!



Mindy Lou's Book Review
Jul 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019
My first thought after finishing this book is that I need book 2 ASAP! Holy mother of all endings! That can't be what really happened. I know there has got to be more to what us as readers are led to believe but I need to learn the truth now. And I need to learn how Vaughn is going to escape unscathed.

Man, I felt like Vaughn was walking on the very edge of a cliff the whole time. All it would take was for someone to learn her secrets and just tap her right off the cliff. She has so much riding
Debbie Oliphant
Jul 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I was so excited to read and review the first installment of the Wicked Ways series and did it ever deliver. I loved the characters, Ryker and Vaughn, two people who are independent and strong-willed find their way towards each other in an unconventional way.

Both are fighting the chemistry that is undeniable, and the tension is off the charts.

Vaughn has a goal with a purpose and time is not on her side. She runs a successful bus
Jun 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
4.5 stars!

K. Bromberg continues to amaze me each time I read one of her addictive stories. I always seem to fall head-over-heels with every character the author creates.

Vaughn has secrets and she is determined to resist and to keep hotshot high-powered divorce attorney Ryker Lockhart at arms length and to keep her plan on track without making it more complicated. But Ryker has other ideas and won't leave her alone. Determined to win her over, he breaks down her defenses and fights for her tru
Chris  C - A Midlife Wife
I hate cliffhangers.
I love when an author brings power into the story. Power is a delicate balance between people. Some think they have it and want to force it on you. Some people really do have it and know how to use it.

I kind of have mixed feelings about this book. On one hand, I loved the amazing craftsmanship the author developed putting the story together. On the other hand, the title kept popping back into my head over and over as she kept fighting him and
Tijuana *Book Twins Reviews*
Jun 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars
Loved it!! Another fantastic read from one of my favorite authors!
Vaughn and Ryker sizzle in this hot new romance com K. Bromberg! There’s no doubt about their undeniable chemistry, but what truly won me over and this unexpected romance was Vaughn’s niece! Cute kids are SO my kryptonite!!

Here’s what I loved:
This author always bring her emotional A game, but this book really got me in the feels!! Like teary eyed, in my feelings. Vaughn’s loss was heartbreaking. Her self discovery, almos
Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••
Keeping this short and sweet, because for one, if you've read K. Bromberg, you know exactly what you are going to get when you read her magic, Sweet and addictive. And another reason this one is short, the ending left me speechless. BUT I won't lie, the cliffy in this one, killed me!!! I need the next book NOW pretty please......

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Powerplay ⭐

I really need to pay closer attention to the arcs I’m requesting. Sometimes I see a great author and ask for the book by default. In this case, I’m a bit sorry I did it, just because the story isn’t that appealing to me.

The heroine is this Madam, owner of an escort service company by day, waitress by night and also fighting for her niece’s custody.
The hero is a ruthless divorce attorney by day and client of Wicked Ways - the escort company by night.

Due to an unfortunate event betwe
Tracy  C
Jul 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Holy moly that was good! Vaughn is AH=MAZING. She is getting sh!t done the fastest way she can, while keeping her worlds separate. Then, BOOM, Ryker walks into her life and nothing stays where it's supposed to. Ryker was a real dick, but Vaughn and Lucy wiggled their way into his system and he loosened up. That cliffy tho????? I can't believe I have to wait!!!
Christine Blake
Aug 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
My Wicked Ways is my baby my secret identity a beginning to my end. Vaughn Sanders is a complicated woman she lets no one in and she protects what's hers. That is until one night changes the direction of her business. Now Vaughn has to deal with a high power client that could bring her lots of referrals and he is pissed. Against everything Vaughn believes in she decides to meet this new client Ryker Lockhart a rich, successful divorce attorney. That can give her lots of referrals through his new ...more
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Jul 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
4 Stars!
(ARC provided by Social Butterfly PR)

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Vaughn Sanders is a strong, confident, capable woman living in Nee York. Or at least that’s what she portrays to the outside world. No one knows who she is or where she came from. She’s surrounded by so many lies, she’s beginning to have trouble keeping them straight herself. She’s just a normal woman behind the extravagant ruse she’s created. Then she meets a man who suddenly knows too much about her. Everything she’s worked so hard for is at stake
4.25 Stars

"I’m not like most women, Mr. Lockhart. I’m not one to be impressed by a smooth-talking man or a large bank account.”
“Then what is it that would impress you?”
The unexpected.

I’ll start off by saying that I’m not usually a fan of the cliffhanger thing. I almost always feel like the story could easily be told in one offering and the multi-book installments mean I’ve probably lost interest by the time I finally get to the end.

That being said, I enjoyed every moment I spent with Vaughn an
Veronica  Bellaorev Books
Jun 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Omg RESIST was infuriatingly delicious. Steamy, sexy and emotional. I have never met a more stubborn couple from Kristy’s. None after Driven I mean. I wanted to throw my kindle to the wall with the mess of emotions inside of me. Kristy makes you engage in the story and go from feeling ache, furious, powerful and burning to crying, swooning and blushing. All at onces.

We have two powerful characters.

Ryker Lockhart is a very successful divorce attorney in New York. He is a cut throat man. A very
Jun 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What an amazing read! Prepare for an emotional roller coaster ride filled with ALL THE FEELS! Ryker is an arrogant antihero you’ll love to hate, then fall in love with when he meets his match. Vaughn is sassy, independent and strong. Their banter and scorching hot chemistry will grab and hold on to you until the end. Holy smokes that ending!!!! I’m begging for more! I can’t wait to read Reveal!
I suspected this was going to be an emotional journey but I didn’t have a clue it was going to take me on such a ride that my heart would be cracked open, healed a bit, and then cracked open again even more viciously leaving me in a puddle of pain and despair.

Vaughn runs an escort service that caters to wealthy men who need a bit of arm candy and a little something more. While she doesn’t hesitate to step in when one of girls needs her, she doesn’t personally “date” clients. That is, until every
Alba and Her Secrets..♥
4.5 'The unexpected' Stars!
ARC provided by the author via Netgalley.

I am always in the mood for whatever K. Bromberg writes. The woman and her stories just do it BIG TIME for me and now I can confirm Resist was no exception to that. This definitely has Kristy's style all over it but again she managed to give us another unique love story and outstanding main characters. And let me tell you, Ms. Bromberg I hope you work hard on giving us Reveal soon because I simply can't after that freaking cliff
A Book Obsessed Brit
Well what can I say, this book kinda had me hook line and sinker! I enjoy all of Kristy's books but Resist is a change to her writing style from the last few books she has released. For me it is on par with The Player Duet and the Driven Series in that the content felt more mature, raw and gritty a little more down and dirty.

Ryker is the Hero, a talented, hard ass, successful divorce attorney who only represents the men of the relationships. He has made a name for himself and works hard for his
Ninfa Zito-Maisano
Jun 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Resist is that book, the kind you want to stay up late and binge read as you fight yourself to take it slow and savor each page. It's the unexpected: where the characters become the game changers, the story becomes unpredictable and all the words keep you glued to your seat as you hang on to every emotion, every word, every heart pounding and breathless moment! Author K. Bromberg delivered one of my top reads of 2019!
Maria Naydenova
Jun 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Holy mother of all things irRESISTible! This book was an emotional roller-coaster galore and I assure you: you don’t want to RESIST it.


I simply couldn’t put it down. Swallowed it in one sitting. So captivating, intense and angsty, but at the same time very emotional and heartfelt. The writing was impeccable as I’m used to expecting from Kristy Bromberg and it gave me ALL THE FEELS I’m looking for in a book. Romance, steam, passion, fights, drama, witty exchanges are only a few of the ingredients
Bookgasms Book Blog
Jun 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ratula, missy
Good luck trying to Resist the relationship blossoming between Ryker and Vaughn!!

From the first pages, I was sucked into their world—one that’s not mainstream. One that pits two strong minded, dominant personalities against each other. And get ready for the fireworks that fire off when Ryker and Vaughn get together.

Their romance and relationship is rife with challenges, intrigue, and innuendos. And dead sexy too. I loved their banter, their snark, their inability to stay away from each other. T
Jun 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
So many secrets, so many omissions, so much sexy, so much resistance. Who is Vaughn really and why-oh-why does she resist Ryker so much? Sexy madam by day, cocktail waitress by night, doting aunt with a spotty history. Powerful divorce attorney helping men screw over women regardless of their situations. They seem to have nothing in common except their want for each other. But that can’t happen because neither of them will allow themselves to feel anything for another person outside of a busines ...more
May 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved everything about this book! The suspense is at a perfect level and the heat is off the charts! Can’t wait for reveal!
Jo - *✽*•.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•*✽*
Vaughn is a fighter, not in a sporting sense, she is a very determined and focused woman. She runs her exclusive escort business and waitresses part time at a high end establishment. She has a long term goal that she is working towards and that is her only focus at the moment. When she has to fill in for one of her girls with a new and potentially lucrative client, Ryker Lockhart she discovers that she may have very well met her match.

Firstly, she has never had to stand in for one of her girls
Lana-White Hot Reads
Jul 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Unputdownable!!! Lana~White Hot Reads

Ryker and Vaughn are everything. Vaughn living a double life and Ryker trying to insert himself into her life. I love when a heroine can hold her own. You see Vaughn trying hard not to like Ryker but his take no for an answer finally wears on Vaughn. Right when you think all is going well for these two, Kristy throws in a huge curve ball and leaves you with a WTF moment. I can't wait for Reveal to see how this plays out.
Jun 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Here is a cards on the table moment. If you said to me, here’s a book about a rich alpha and a madam I wouldn’t have wanted to read it. Not my kind of trope. But throw in the magic words, here’s a book by Kristy Bromberg and I would grab it with both hands regardless of trope.

Vaughn and Ryker have an electric reaction to each other. It’s so hot it’s combustible. Vaughn is a rich complex character with lots of side issues that create far more than an alpha/madam trope.

There is a sweetness in the
Amy Marbach
Jun 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
She did it again!!!

I went into this book not reading the blurb. Sometimes I judge the book by the plot and then that clouds my enjoyment of the book and I love this author, so I wasn’t going to do that.

Then I started this book and my first thought was “Oh, no! I’m not going to like this book.” As a matter of fact I even put it down for a few hours kind of disappointed that the heroine was a madam.

Thankfully, I returned to it and was quickly drawn into the story, into these characters in all t
May 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Resist is sexy has swagger and is a sinfully good read.
The three Rs have never looked so good #Resist #Ryker #Romance

Resist is the perfect tale of how sex, lies and intrigue can maybe lead to love. Doesn't sound possible but when you take Ryker an alpha-male (K. Bromberg has got him just right, she knows how we like our men) who doesn't really do the relationship thing and Vaughn who is just the right mixture of strong and vulnerable (yes it's possible) and who is desperate to do the right thing
Jun 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Resist was Amazing! I love K. Bromberg's writing. This story pulled me in on the first page. It's well written and has everything you'd want in a good romance. Vaughn is a strong character that will do what's necessary to get custody of her niece, and Ryker is a man who normally doesn't chase women. Vaughn will prove to be the exception to his rule. When they meet, it's a battle of wits, and so much more. I cannot wait for the second book of this duet.
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New York Times Bestselling author K. Bromberg writes contemporary novels that contain a mixture of sweet, emotional, a whole lot of sexy, and a little bit of real. She likes to write strong heroines, and damaged heroes who we love to hate but can’t help to love.

A mom of three, she plots her novels in between school runs and soccer practices, more often than not with her laptop in tow.

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Wicked Ways (2 books)
  • Reveal (Wicked Ways, #2)