First, let me say thanks for hosting the Wicked Men blog tour. The creation of this lengthy novel was quite an adventure. Throughout the course of writing each episode, readers were offered the opportunity to give their input and suggestions on how they thought the story should move along. And I threw in a few twists and surprises along the way, just to keep them on their toes. The Wicked Men blitz features seven unique excerpts, so don’t miss any. And don’t forget to enter the giveaway! ~B. Shire~
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Sid Rivers and Jack Brown are two sides of the same coin. One is a lawyer with his own firm and dreams of money and power; the other is a criminal with a lengthy record and a quest for vengeance. When they meet, sparks fly. But was their meeting an accident? Or was it planned by the billionaires who want to control their destiny?
The Love of Wicked Men is an erotic journey into the underbelly of the legal profession, the corporate culture of profit-at-any-cost, and the secret world of industrial espionage.
Review by: multitaskingmomma
My Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
My Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
There is a new style of writing a book that divides readers opinions. This style of writing are the 'seasonal' books, much like the television series we get addicted to. Some of these productions gain interest and a following and some don't. Many readers feel this should not be done for most of the books are too short for comfort and once the whole story is out, they realize they could have just read it in one sitting without having had to sit and wait for months for the next installment. The Love of Wicked Men by Brandon Shire is one such series. Fortunately, the author did not bother to make the episodes too short, in fact, some of them were quite lengthy. This did not give it a feel of a TV series, rather it came out more like a mini-series. And this one I am reviewing is just Season One and fortunately, again, I did not have to sit out the wait, I just had to go read this back to back. This is a boxed set, you see, and at $9.99, I have to tell you, it is way, WAY! worth it. Without much ado, let me try to give this a review. It is a humongously lengthy story and quite complicated, so I will try to make it as short, sweet and really brief. (Look, peeps, I said I'll try,okay! No need to yell that I am not the brief type!)
Let's start with the main men. Warning to the future readers, they are not the typical romantic main squeezes. They read more like anti-heroes than the usual antagonist and protagonist formula. As I read this, I cannot really choose who is the antagonist or protagonist, these men are WICKED! both of them so they are anti-heroes both.
Sid Rivers and Jack Brown supposedly meet accidentally. Sid is hurt when Jack flashes a knife and 'accidentally' cuts him. Jack ends up in jail, Sid is called in to identify, he supposedly cannot be sure of identity despite meeting him eye to eye and his **ahem** rises to the occassion. Sid is a lawyer so basically, he is a guy who knows how to twist truth and fact without remorse.
Now Jack is out, Sid wants Jack. Yeah, like in bed and to work for him for a little project he is getting involved in. He seeks Jack and meets Savannah, the sister, who kind of melts his heart a bit for a reason I cannot reveal. In any case, it seems that Jack is really not the Jack he is introduced to be and Sid is clueless of the secret. Obviously, we readers know the secret, but we cannot tell Sid.
Now, neither men caught my fancy in terms of making my heart throb at the thought. They are, instead, unlikable men. Jack has his reasons, Sid has his reasons, they are sinners and manipulative. Both men are alpha like but one is more dominant than the other. I, as a reader, cannot honestly say I fell for this book because of the romance. I was just plain hooked. Simple as that. It was like watching a tennis match or a volleyball game. Watching as the ball goes over and over the net unable to fall, but knowing eventually it will. The one that fails to keep the ball up loses a score. So we have Sid and Jack, exchanging balls. They have sex and we get HOT! We want romance and we get intrigue. We want love, and we get manipulation.
So how come I could not stop reading this and wanting to find out more??????? Yeah, I got hooked on a series and cannot wait for the next one to be dropped on my lap. The way this ended, I just threw my Kindle away and glared at it. Then picked it up and hoped there was another page.
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