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My Wicked Heart

(Wicked Poison #2)

4.37  ·  Rating details ·  292 ratings  ·  143 reviews
He's an ex-convict.
I am the prized daughter of a family known for their name.
We always knew it couldn't work, but that didn't mean we wouldn't try.
But when we did, it was all torn apart.
He was locked away.
And I was helpless to stop the mass destruction that followed.
He was wicked to my heart.
And just like poison, the effects can be dangerous.
Kindle Edition, 197 pages
Published February 9th 2021
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Ꮗ€♫◗☿ ❤️ ❤️
All the feels and so much more!

The following ratings are out of 5:
Romance: ❤️💙💜💛💚
Heat/Steam: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Story/Plot: 📙📕📗📘📙
World building: 🌎🌏🌍🌎🌏
Character development: 👤👤👤👤👤

The Hero(s): August – Recently got out of jail for a crime where he was set up by his boss, Josh for wanting to get out of the crime business. August killed Josh when Josh kidnapped and held August’s sister Paige hostage at knifepoint.

The heroine: Rylee - a rich girl from the other side of the tracks, she broke up with her abusive boy
 Sonya ♕Chatterbooks book blog♕

My Wicked Heart wasted no time getting right back into the swing of things. With a cliffhanger in My Beautiful Poison that was heartburn worthy inducing, I needed answers and I needed them now. These were two people who were from the opposite side in every way and somehow, they managed to find each other, create a bond, fall in love and be awakened by secrets and tragedy that would change them both.

I have been not so patiently for this book to come out and when I tell you that my excitement
❥ KAT ❥ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books
I need this now!! Guys if you've not read the 1st book *kicks some peoples rocks* you need to #oneclick it!! It's so good!! ...more
NiCoLeTa E. {Addicted To Books}
***5 "Forever and ever!!!" stars***


"Do you think we were broken before we even started?"

This book hurt me sooo much!!! So much!!!
After reading the first part of this beautiful, but poisoned as it seems story, I was anticipating the second part so much and OMG!!!! I've read it in one go, mostly because after a big twist in the middle that hurt me irreparably, i needed some kind of redemption for our heroes...
What I can not deny is that from the very first moment I had an ache
Ria  | Abstract ♥ Books



Star Rating : 4/5 Stars

POV : Dual

Cliffhanger : None

Hero : August

Heroine : Rylee

Pace of the story : Moderate

Angst Rating : 6/10

Heat Rating : 5/10

Triggers Involved : Past Abuse

Plot Summary :
August Went in for a crime that was never his. After getting out of jail , the only thing he wanted was revenge. His plans took a sudden turn when he met his match. Rylee was everything he wanted and protected. She was simply too good f
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)

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It's been 5 long years since Rylee's seen the love of her life, August. She's moved past whatever it was they had (or so she tries to convince herself), thinking she'll never see him again. Then one day he's just there. No one's more surprised to see him than she is. She's got something to tell him, something she had tried to tell him after he left, but she literally couldn't find him. She hired private investigators and everything, and neve
Keri Loves Books
Jan 29, 2021 rated it it was amazing
The conclusion to this second chance romance was unexpected, because it was better than I even hoped! The author will tear you apart before she pieces your heart back together. The angst was so real as I watched Rylee face his return. The man who walked away was back just as she was finally trying to move on.

A love that could never be severed, or so she thought. When he left and she couldn’t find him, she never thought she would see him again. It’s been five years but she’s never stopped loving
Larissa Rye
Jan 31, 2021 rated it liked it
I’m so conflicted about this review. On the one hand I loved Rylee & her family (minus her mom), I loved the writing & I liked the ending. But on the other hand I didn’t really like the journey these two went on to get to the ending. I was frustrated with August. I didn’t agree with any of the decisions he made or why he made them. No way I’d have been as forgiving as Rylee. To be truthful any chance of me liking him just flew out the window in this book.

Rylee proved how strong she was as a sin
Rocky road

This story generated heart-wrenching emotion throughout as it wove a captivating, angst-filled drama with a touch of romantic suspense. In book 2, Rylee and August tread upon their rocky relationship; Rylee ever giving, ever demonstrative in her love of August, and August, emotionally closed. Home events have made him into the man he doesn't want to be, but have been compelled to become, and all the while believing he is not good enough for Rylee. What happens as his belief in his unwo
Jan 31, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This book delivered all the answers that I was wanting. I was heartbroken and totally angry, at the end of My Beautiful Poison. In saying that the heartbreak was completely heeled before it was broken again. Would just be a lie. TL Smith manages to destroy me everytime she writes a book.

The emotions that flowed when reading this book were often too much. Rylee was left reeling from August's departure in book one and at the start of this book. When we fast forward five years. We are totally surp
Anne Milne
Feb 04, 2021 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars

Waiting on this second book had me anxious and excited for what was to come. One thing I really enjoyed was getting to know Rylee and her group of friends and family with one notable exception her mother. T L Smith never fails to draw me into her stories her writing intrigues me and keeps me guessing.

For me there was an air of melancholy sadness about this instalment that was there for a large part of the book. I loved the passionate relationship between August and Rylee in book one, I
Feb 09, 2021 rated it really liked it
A thrilling conclusion to the Wicked Poison duet. My Wicked Heart brought out a myriad of emotions. It picked up from where the first book ended and it completely surprised me from the start, throwing in some twists I could not see coming. I loved the dynamic between Rylee and August. They make a great couple, with him being all dark and broody (most of the time I wanted to strangle him for being so stubborn, but at some level, I could understand his reasons for acting that way) and Rylee being ...more
Jenny B
Feb 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
What an epic conclusion in this duet. Book two picks up right where book one left off and stole my heart and ripped it out all in one sweep. Rylee's character development made me feel so proud of her as a reader and I loved her personal growth with a surprise circumstance. August killed me with his broody tendencies and I wanted to shake some sense into him. I love how the author through in a fantastic twist just to make sure I was captivated and wouldn't let go of this story

HIghly recommend!!!
I’m so excited to dig right in after the crazy cliffhanger in My Beautiful Poison. What will happen to August Trouble after the events in book one? He is really trying to make a better life for himself but his past keeps coming back to mess it up. Will Rylee Harley be able to rescue August from himself or will he finally push her away for good. He thinks she is too good for him but she is just what he needs. This story will grip at your heart and not let go until the very end. Tragedy, revenge a ...more
Melissa J (Book Addicts Reviews)
4.5 stars!!

This is book two in the “Wicked Poison” series and can not be read as a stand alone. Also, this does not end in a cliffhanger.

Wow!! Ok the first book had me dying. I needed this book like immediately! I got behind due to the move and then the ice storm and you all know the story. Anyway so I just picked this book up yesterday. I was so mad when I had to put it down. I just kept thinking about it. I love this series so hard!!

Now, you start off exactly where book one ends. Shit is goin
Bookiechick  Reviews
Feb 08, 2021 rated it really liked it
Actual rating 4.5

I’ve seen books of this series so much lately so I knew I needed to dive into this headfirst ASAP.
And I wasn’t disappointed. The first book had me on the edge of my seat by the end and I almost threw my phone till I remembered I had the arc for this and dived straight in. This book definitely didn’t hold anything back! The emotional ride was definitely worth it and my favourite part, and yes it was my favourite despite having my emotions go through the ringer.
The two characte
Linda Lee
Feb 11, 2021 rated it really liked it
“It was meant to be this way. I had you for a moment, so I could have her for a lifetime,”

My Wicked Heart is the second book in the Wicked Poison duet. You need to read My Beautiful Poison first if you haven’t. After that cliffhanger I was not so patiently waiting for the conclusion. I always find myself reading Ms Smith’s books into the wee hours of the morning. I just can’t put them down. I loved the volatile relationship between August and Rylee in the first book but it was lack lustre and di
Feb 10, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2021
My Wicked Heart book two in the Wicked Poison series picks up moments after book one ends and it leads on a journey that will make you beyond mad, it will make your stomach fall and finally it will give you all the warm feels that you could hope to feel for Rylee and August.

This book starts out utterly heartbreaking for not only August but Rylee too. As days pass August only pushes Rylee further away until one night leaves them breathless and naked. When Rylee wakes up the next day August is gon
Lisa Daniels
Feb 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing

My Wicked Heart by T.L. Smith had everything I was looking for! Sensuality, suspense, drama, twists, and angst. Everything I crave and expect in one of T.L.’s books. She even threw in a bit of darkness that I never knew I needed before finding one of her books!

A flawlessly written sequel about an ex-con and a ‘rich girl’, their story ended so suddenly in the last installment with quite a cliffhanger. I was dying to see what happened next. The story picks up telling how their lives were both cha
Kari Hansen
Feb 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing
When tragedy strikes rather than facing it together August decides Rylee deserves so much more than he can offer so he just disappears. Rylee was devastated but with the help of friends and family she has picked up the pieces and created a new life for herself, but everything comes crashing down when years later a chance encounter turns both their worlds upside down.

It may have been chance, or it may have been fate that has August’s world colliding with Rylee once again. Seeing her again wasn’t
Nic Spears
Feb 01, 2021 rated it really liked it
Talk about an overwhelming emotional rollercoaster!!!

I knew we would get one, but by hell I was not expecting it to be at the extent it was. From beginning rigjt to the end.

I felt for Rylee in this book, I really did. My heart hurt for her, and even after a revelation and answers were answered (which I had an inkling about) I still hurt for her.
She deserved so much love and happiness, and thsts all I wanted to see from her and August.

I loved everything about this book, I really did. It kept my
Tami czenkus
Feb 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing
WOW! I seriously had to sit back and stare into space after I finished Wicked Heart!!
The emotions T.L Smith ripped from my soul were tremendous! I don't know how I made it through this book without throwing my kindle but I did, I came so darn close because there were so many WTF moments I thought my mind was going to explode. I went from loving August to loathing him back to loving him AND back again. This author is the queen of the anti hero while making you love him in the end no matter what
Feb 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
My Wicked Heart, that’s what mine is right now, because it betrayed me.
I am completely in love with August.
He seriously owns a piece of it!

Guys, My Wicked Heart is the conclusion of August and Rylee’s story, and it’s devastatingly beautiful.

"I had you for a moment, so I could have her for a lifetime".

The perfect mix of all the angst, heartache, fear, agony, apprehension, suspense, hope, belief, anticipation, trust and love. August and Rylee yet again held me captive, taking me on j

Trish (Beautiful Chaos Reviews)
Finally! Being left with the Rylee and August cliffhanger at the end of My Beautiful Poison (you MUST read that first) only drove up the angst-o-meter until now. My Wicked Heart delivered the rest of the story, but it was not a comfortable journey. You were heartbroken for Rylee several times over, and yet you still wanted her with August. August still thinks he's not good enough--when in reality, he's one of the very best in this book. There's a tragedy, heartbreak, some violence, and a plot tw ...more
Jeeves Reads Romance
Feb 09, 2021 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2021-arcs
This only gets a second star from me because I did legitimately like the first book in the duet, but... talk about a hot mess. So disappointing. The first book in this dark and twisty duet held my attention from start to finish, and I ended up devouring it in one sitting. I wasn't sure that I loved every bit of it, but there was some great potential in the relationship, and the author's writing style is just so, so easy to binge. This half of the duet? If you threw every trope or twist that I ha ...more
Heather Davidson-Norman
Feb 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
ONE SITTING! I JUST FINISHED THIS BOOK IN ONE SITTING! AND I'm declaring this my latest five star read! I can't even begin to express how amazing this book is! The book picks up right where book one left off.. and it gets extreme real, REAL quick! Like doing a double take because WHAT DID I JUST READ!? So good! The chemistry between August and Rylee is the best! Like it's so much better than the previous books! I shed so many tears over them! Happy and sad ones. This book broke me then put me ba ...more
Jan 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing
My Wicked Heart, the conclusion of Rylee and August's story....and what a conclusion!

Book 1 ends in a cliffhanger, one that will have you one clicking this book and devouring it. But a word of warning....

You expect to come back, see him appear? For him to be ok? For her to be ok? For his story to come to light? What he went through? You expect a few surprises along the way? Some feels? And all the other stuff?
Well don't! T.L.Smith has outdone herself and completely blindsided me. The first chapt
Feb 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I have been waiting for the continuation of Rylee and August's story. Even though I secretly didn't want it to end! It was such a heartwarming story. Of course, it started off heartbreaking for both of them. It definitely put me on an emotional wringer this one. But that's why it's such a beautiful story!

There were a lot of things I didn't expect to happen, so it was just one surprise after another. August and Rylee undoubtedly do not have an easy journey. I mean, they barely just started, and t
Dani (books and blankets)
Feb 17, 2021 rated it really liked it
This book hurts! I've been rooting for Rylee and August to find their way. They don't make it easy. August is so difficult. He has issues and it definitely affects him and Rylee's relationship. Let me tell you, she put up with a lot! But you can't help who you love. Right?!

This story isn't perfect, it isn't sunshine and rainbows. It's sad and nerve-wracking. Let's not forget about the twists. There were a couple of things I didn't see coming.

Very interesting story. It broke my heart and put it
Feb 01, 2021 rated it really liked it
They love each other but how do you keep fighting when the other has given up. Absolute heartbreak. He doesn’t think he’s worthy and feels she would be better without him. When is he going to wise up and realise he’s worthy. He leaves and Rylee is devastated.
5 years later he returns with no intention of seeing Rylee and with every intention of leaving again but he is stopped in his tracks.
Side note: I’m interested in Beckham’s story.
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