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The Wicked Aftermath

(The Wickeds: Dark Knights at Bayside #2)

4.84  ·  Rating details ·  366 ratings  ·  238 reviews
THE WICKED AFTERMATH is an emotionally gripping story of love, loss, and hope, with a rich and entrancing happily ever after. Set on the sandy shores of Cape Cod, the Wickeds feature fiercely protective heroes, strong heroines, and unbreakable family bonds. If you think bikers are all the same, you haven't met the Dark Knights. The Dark Knights are a motorcycle club, not a ...more
Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 325 pages
Published June 9th 2021 by World Literary Press
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Leticia (jerseygirl)
Jun 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
"You and the girls changed my life, darlin’. I look forward to teaching the girls to ride bikes and climb trees, teaching Junie to tattoo and Rosie to do whatever she’s into. But most of all, I look forward to a lifetime of loving you."
I don't believe in things "of the year". My favorite movies have been my favorites forever, and the same is true for songs and books. I just keep adding more to my list. Those are the ones that stay with me.

This book is going to stay with me for a while, for the s
Nadine Bookaholic
I don't know how Melissa Foster does it but she creates the absolute best couples ever! Tank and Leah's story is one that will grip you with so many emotions, I cried for a good majority of the book but in between Juni and Rosie had me cracking up. This story is about loss of a loved one, the process of grieving and trying to move forward, finding love, and discovering a family you didn't expect. I completed this read in a day even though I had to put it down a couple of times to compose myself, ...more
Lynn Mullan
Apr 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing
What can I say about this book. I am in awe of Melissa's writing. Every book is a work of art, but now and again you read one that really hits you with all the feels and stays with you weeks, or months, after reading it. Tru Blue was, for me, an awesome read and turning point in Melissa's writing. Her romances often have some angst as that is just real life, people go through hardships, illnesses, divorces, have awful childhoods...but there is always the happy ending. But when a story is more gr ...more
May 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing
O.M.G! This book - no words can adequately describe this book. The Wicked Aftermath is my first Wicked/Dark Knights book. Safe to say that I’ve added them all to my TBR list and have a folder labelled: Melissa’s Book Babies on my eReader.

Benson “Tank” Wicked is everything a book boyfriend should be. He is a bearded, tatted, pierced Unicorn with a Capital U. The world needs more men like Tank. Somebody make a mold of this incredible man, right the hell now! I am head over kindle in love with him.
May 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing
First of all…

Now on to the review:
Tank is the guy every girl needs, someone as strong to hold him and her without hesitation. Someone who would die to avoid someone he loved pain, someone who would walk through fire and fight for his life in order to stay with his most pri
Jun 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
[I received a digital arc for an honest review]

The Wicked Aftermath
is hands down my FAVORITE Melissa Foster book I have had the pleasure of reading. This is the love story of two people both grieving from lose and finding strength to continuing living after losing someone dear.

I seriously loved everything about this story, so much so that I am having trouble getting my thoughts together in order to write a review without spoilers. Melissa Foster tore my heart out of my chest right in the beginn
Romance Reads Reviewed by K
May 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing
The Wicked Aftermath gripped me by the throat from the first page and left me with a big book hangover. It's a slightly different story than we're used to from Melissa Foster. Through the story, there is more heartbreak, the emotions are deeper and rawer, the characters deal with deep-rooted pain, grief, and guilt. But don't let that fool you, The Wicked Aftermath isn't a sad story because it's also about moving on, allowing yourself to be happy, and learning to live without that important perso ...more
Jun 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing
(Received an ARC and voluntarily reviewing)

Like the blurb says, this book starts off with a tragic car accident. While that and several other moments are sad, a significant part is very lighthearted and funny, due to the adorable children. If you're a fan of single parent romances, I highly recommend reading this book just for the cute factor and the steamy love scenes. Yes, it is part of a series and features appearances by other characters, but a lot of it is just background. You don't really
Jun 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Family bonds

Benson 'Tank' Wicked is a fierce protector who is still grieving the loss of his sister. Leah is a new waitress at his parents restaurant, she lives with her younger brother and his two girls that she adopted. Tragedy befalls them and that's where the crying started for me. This book was so powerful, emotional, intensely romantic and utterly perfect. Melissa Foster has certainly outdone herself with this book and it is without a doubt my favourite of her books so far.
Jill M
Jun 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sexy-inked
I absolutely knew when I first met Tank his story was going to be an emotional one. Add in Leah and her story and these two took me on a rollercoaster of emotions I happily stayed on the very beautiful end. This story was more than the beautiful love story. This story encompassed the word family; the memories, the love, the protectiveness and the future. I believe Tank and Leah needed each other to heal and they deserved a happily ever after.

This book was everything thing I love about the romanc
Melissa Machado
May 19, 2021 rated it it was amazing

  ***Review copy requested and reviewed on behalf of OMGReads Blog***

Wicked Aftermath is book two of The Wickeds: Dark Knights at Bayside Series. This is a friends to lovers, MC romance and can be read as a complete standalone. The story focuses on Benson "Tank" Wicked and Leah Yates.

Tank is an alpha male with a BIG heart. He's loyal, family oriented, savy, strong, and committed. He's also very observant and has a knack for reading people. He makes it his priority to help others, especially Lea
Terren  Hoeksema
May 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Holy crap did this book grab me by the emotions, Melissa always knows which buttons to push and how hard to make you feel exactly what her characters are feeling and those punches to your emotions always take my breath away.

"Lord did he have a wicked mouth. And she freaking loved it" This quote sums up the amount of fire between Tank and Leah once the walls came tumbling down between them.
"You share your strength with me, and it makes me feel whole. You give me space without disappearing, and y
Isha Coleman
May 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
One word describes the relationship between Tank and Leah. Intoxicating. Foster wraps the heart up in a courageous look at the human spirit. The Wicked Aftermath is hauntingly raw and powerfully inspiring. Loss and love go hand in hand. It's a hard road to forgiveness when the only one that blames you is yourself. From beginning to end Wicked Aftermath sticks to the heart with soulful accuracy that makes it hard to walk away until the last page is turned. ...more
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Benson (Tank) Wicked is a savior. He gives and gives of himself - to his family, to his employees, and to the victims he sees in his volunteer firefighter job. Now he's got to save Leah and her girls from Leah's grief. If only she didn't blame him for that grief... Can he save one last person, the most important person?

Leah never realized th
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Mary – ☆☆☆☆☆
I am a huge Melissa Foster fan and every book I read from her is better than the last. This one is filled with all the feels you want to make the story stick with you long after you finish it.

Benson "Tank" Wicked is the perfect alpha male, he is strong, protective, and heartbroken. Leah Yates is the woman he watches at his family's bar & restaurant. He wants to get to know her, b
Sharon Martin
Jun 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Can I just jump into the middle of the Wicked family right here, right now please?!?! The amount of care, love, and support they give to those who need it just oozes off the pages when reading, so much so that I want to feel it in real life. They are so careful not to over step boundaries yet foresee every possible need and they deal with things in such a sensitive way.

One lady who comes under their radar is Leah. Leah and Tank's interest in each other has been lingering for a while but they hav
Sandy S
Jun 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
THE WICKED AFTERMATH is the second instalment in Melissa Foster’s contemporary, adult THE WICKEDS: DARK KNIGHTS AT BAYSIDE erotic,romance series focusing on the residents of Bayside Cape Cod, and the members of the Dark Knights motorcycle club. This is thirty-two year old, biker/ tattoo artist Benson ’Tank’ Wicked, and twenty-four year old waitress Leah Yates’ story line. THE WICKED AFTERMATH and The Wickeds: Dark Knights at Bayside is a spin off from the author’s Bayside Summers, The Whiskeys, ...more
Carly Wilson
Jun 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing
The Wicked Aftermath is the incredibly touching, and heartfelt new read by Melissa Foster, and it is the second book in the Wickeds: Dark Knights at Bayside series.

I have been an avid fan of Foster for many many years, and the beauty about being addicted to her books, is seeing how much her writing style evolves with each new love story. She can write absolutely anything from sweet romances, to fiery dark books, but what I am loving the most is the incredibly thought provoking books which hit y
***5 ‘Stowies’ Stars***

The author warned that one would be needing quite a bit of tissue while reading this one, and I’m happy I heeded that warning because crying at work while reading isn’t something that I like doing.


She didn’t warn about my ovaries exploding ~ or how often that would be happening ~ because ovaries have not yet recovered and it’s been a couple days AND I read another book in that time yeah. Prepare to have your ovaries explode and your heart go all
Flavs is Mrs David Gandy♥~♥’

I don’t know what it was but when I was reading this book, I couldn’t stop crying… Man this author killed me. Or maybe I just needed a good cry… lol

I loved loved loved Tank. Man he was just amazing. Everything he did from the time tragedy strikes, was just so #Sigh. I loved Leah she was an amazing sister and an awesome mother to her girls. And Rose and Junie they just made me so happy.

Leah was the one who took care of her brother when her father died. And when her little girls came along she wa
Jun 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Be still my heart.

Something about this book grabbed my attention immediately. Zero hesitation. Sucked me in and held me throughout the entire story. I could not put it down and I had an emotional hangover for days!

I think I have to admit that the Dark Knights are my favorite Melissa Foster men. There is just something to be said about hot, muscled, tattooed, intimidating, biker men, who are as soft as teddy bears with hearts as big as the world. I have yet to meet a Dark Knight that isn’t a knig
Amy [Book Addict Reviews]
I am at a loss for words when it comes to The Wicked Aftermath. This story gripped my heart, I felt it deep in my soul. I don’t feel like there are enough words to describe how this story truly made me feel. It was gut wrenching, it was raw, it was emotional, it was tragic, it was sweet, it was pure beauty. I was in tears by the end of the first chapter and they never stopped.

Leah and Tank’s story is so much more than just a romance. It is about love, loss and finding yourself after such great
Erin Lewis
Jun 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing
5 Star Review of The Wicked Aftermath (The Wickeds: Dark Knights at Bayside #2) by Melissa Foster

What a roller coaster of a ready The Wicked Aftermath was. This was one of the most emotional reads I have read in this series and brought out so many feelings whilst reading.
I was riveted from the first page to the last. This is one of my favourite series with characters that are well developed and easy to relate too.

This is Tank Wicked and Leah Yate’s story and oh what a story it was. As I have c
May 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing
A highly emotional and truly heartwarming romance story you will devour through both sad and happy tears.
From the beginning until the very end Melissa Foster's words took me on an emotional rollercoaster that wreaked havoc on my heart and emotions.
During the journey I savoured the highs that warmed my heart and had me smiling, swooning, and laughing out loud. And I felt destroyed as the lows which both ached and broke my heart, had me crying like a baby, and desperately rooting for Benson 'Tank'
Cathy Tremblay
Jun 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Emotional at it's best !

Love , loss , grief , sadness, joy , undeniable attraction , lust and desire all mixed in beautifully !
The Wickeds are as awesome as the Whiskeys !

Leah is a strong woman that keeps to herself but behind her quiet persona hides a fierce mother and loyal sister. She held it all together until a devastating event changed her life forever.
Tank is a Dark Knight and all his actions just show how much of a real knight he is.
He's all about family and the Club, his tattoo sho
Jun 09, 2021 rated it really liked it
In this story we meet Leah and Tank. Both feel a strong connection as sadly they have experienced loss. Tank is very empathetic to a fault and Leah has had an extremely difficult life for someone so young. The author as always is extremely tactful when dealing with difficult subjects but as sad as the situation was I didn’t have that heartbreaking “aha” moment. The little girls are beyond adorable and of course the Dark Knights are wonderful. Yet everything felt too perfect and Tank never really ...more
Alexis Wilkinson
May 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I don't know where to begin, I am honestly lost for words and unsure how to even review this book.

Book 2????? It felt like it was a whole series wrapped into a bow. This book had every one of my senses and then felt like Melissa created new ones that is how powerful and raw this book was.

The Wicked Aftermath, has left an Alexis Aftermath in its tracks and I don't know how to recover yet.

As soon as I finished this book I messaged and chat with Melissa, I had to reach her and again told her I am
Ruthie Taylor
Jun 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing
~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~

This is the second book in this particular series, but as any Foster fan will know, there are links and connections between all the books - and they are all the richer for it!

I don't know if it was just my general mood at the time, but I read this cover to cover in a day, and spent a lot of it with a tissue at my eyes, or blowing my nose - I really did catch all the feels from this one. No bad thing but if you are of a
Jennifer Pierson
Jun 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Melissa Foster is really great at penning books with relatable characters with a big kicker of emotion, but The Wicked Aftermath seriously hit differently for me. I'm not a girl who cries about much so when an author brings me to my knees with eyes leaking, well, let's just say they have leveled up completely! Tank Wicked lost his sister so he's on a mission to make sure he can help others to not feel that pain with his life. Leah Yates was in a car accident, and Tank was the one to help but he ...more
Charlotte Lynn
Jun 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This book will rip your heart out in chapter two and the slowly put it back together with a 2 step forward 1 step back setup. There is death, friendship, family, and love along with a couple triggers that some people may not like to read about. I never thought about stopping reading since I knew that Melissa Foster would not leave me hurting, she would put it all together and make it be okay.

The Wicked Aftermath is part of the Wicked: Dark Knights series and I knew that Tank had a history that
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