Wicked Lies by Lora Leigh
Series: Men of Summer #2
Release Date: September 1st 2015
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Print Length: 348 pages
Genres: Erotica, Romance, Contemporary, Suspense
Target Reader: Adult
Review by Elle
It has been a while i haven’t read Lora Leigh. Wicked Lies is her newest book from Men of Summer. Sadly, i never read the first one, but Wicked Lies can be read as a standalone, so i don’t bother to read the previous. I read everything she writes (except breed series).
I liked the characters. Jazz Lancing is an interesting hero. He lost the love of his life a long time ago. The came Annie Mayes, a temptation for him. He couldn’t resist the attraction from her even Annie keep denying Lazz every time. When the secret finally unfold, Jazz couldn’t let her go and will keep her at any cost. The thing i hated is obviously, they’re lusting each other but they keep in circle. She always have doubt about him because *cough* some reason that she thinks he’s better of without her. And yeah, that’s Lora Leigh for you. Their sexual tension is really there. The chemistry in undeniable. Bam! The sex happen. It was far from sweet and romantic. Their sex is raw and burning hot. I’m not saying Jazz become pussy-whipped hero but they have sex… a lot after their first encounter. Still, i enjoyed the back and forth between them.
before-sex pace itself quite painfully slow at first, almost bored me but still enjoy the ride until the end. I could feel the suspense since the first chapter. Even i didn’t really quite catch what the hell they’re talking about because there is so much ‘code’ and mystery. But we will get into it eventually along side the story itself so i liked it. The suspense is in there as always beside the erotic. The secret is predictable and there is no twist. Quite plain and simple. Go blind! (view spoiler)
Overall, Wicked Lies is mediocre and quite solid with some issues. I liked how Lora Leigh fold the suspense with romance plus hot needy sex. Just plainly couldn’t resist it! Although Wicked Lies isn’t memorable for me, i’ll be waiting for the next book in the Men of Summer series. There is a lot potential alpha male to be explore 😉 I gonna say that i’m big fans of her writing and wouldn’t miss her book! Still worth to read for everyone who need suspense in your romance book. Don’t forget the burning sex.