Meet the Author:
A former headhunter, J.T. Geissinger is the author of more than a dozen novels in contemporary romance, paranormal romance, and romantic suspense.
She is the recipient of the Prism Award for Best First Book, the Golden Quill Award for Best Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, and is a two-time finalist for the RITA® Award from the Romance Writers of America®. Her work has also finaled in the Booksellers’ Best, National Readers’ Choice, and Daphne du Maurier Awards.
Wicked Games Series
Published July 11th 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Ex special-ops officer and security expert Ryan McLean is getting a much-needed vacation. In the Caribbean for his best friend’s wedding, his plans include nothing more strenuous than working on his tan. But when he meets a beautiful woman in the hotel bar, their connection is immediate and intense, and they spend a passionate night together with pleasure as their only goal.
Until Ryan wakes the following morning to discover the beautiful woman has vanished, along with millions worth of jewels from the safe of the Saudi prince staying in the suite next door. Realizing he was duped, Ryan becomes determined to find the mystery woman and bring her to justice. If only he could forget how explosive their chemistry was, how her kisses drove him wild like no other woman before.
A notorious thief known to authorities only as the Dragonfly, Mariana Lora only has one more score to settle until she can retire, but the sexy-as-hell Marine she spent one explosive tropical night with is hot on her heels at every turn. She has to outwit him to stay out of jail, but fighting their magnetic attraction soon becomes a game neither one of them can resist.
When Mariana’s last job goes dangerously wrong and she needs Ryan’s help to survive, he has to decide if their game of cat and mouse is only a game, or if he can trust this beautiful thief with something no woman has ever stolen: his heart.
Wicked Intentions is action packed, sexy as sin, and sprinkled with humor. What a thrilling read!! It’s the perfect mix of action, adventure, espionage, grit, humor, and steam. It grabs the reader’s attention from the very beginning and doesn’t let up until the very end.
Here’s the breakdown:
Ryan meets Mariana while vacationing. He immediately reads her body language and deduces she’s not who she seems. Likewise, Mariana does the same with Ryan. It doesn’t matter that they both lie to one another because the instant attraction can’t be denied. Their passionate one night stand sets off a chain of events that are thrilling.
What I loved:
The main characters. Marianna is beautiful, strong, compassionate, and loyal. She’s the total package. Ryan is cocky, conceited, completely over the top, and an alpha-badass! His over the top antics were simultaneously sweet and crazy.
“That’s what heroes do baby, we save the motherfuckin’ day.”
He’s completely over the top and falls instantly for Mariana. I love sexy bad-boy alphas who take charge, so he’s definitely a favorite.
These two together are so much fun!! Mariana doesn’t take crap from Ryan and gives as good (or better) than she gets. The secondary characters are a motley crew of misfits that are closer than family. They’re funny and extremely inappropriate at times. I loved seeing Marianna integrate into the fold.
The storyline is brilliant. It blew me away! There were so many unexpected twists and turns. By the end, I had no idea what to expect. It’s not often I’m caught off guard, but this book took me by surprise.
The ending is fantastic! I won’t spoil it for you by telling you what happened, so go read the book. Recommended to fans of insta-love/lust, suspense, mystery, and action.
ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review.