Sunday, January 19, 2014

Review: Wicked Games

Source: Book Shelf

Wicked Games by Jill Myles
Series: Games #1
Genre: Romance, Contemporary Romance
Pages: 231 (eBook)
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Abby Lewis never pictured herself on the survival game show, Endurance Island. She's just not the survival type. But when her boss offers her a spot on the show and the opportunity of a lifetime, she packs her bags and heads to the tropics to be a contestant. Once in the game, though, it's clear that Abby's in over her head.

No one's more competitive than sexy, delicious and arrogant Dean Woodall. Sure, he's clever, strong, good at challenges, and has a body that makes her mouth water. He also hates Abby just as much as she hates him. That's fine with her; she'll just ignore the jerk.

But the rules of Endurance Island are working against them. Abby and Dean are teamed up & alone on the beach. It's either work together, or go home. Stuck with no one's company but their own, they learn they might just make a good team after all. And Abby learns that with just a little bit of kindling, the flames of hate can quickly turn to flames of passion.

This book features enemies, lovers, enemies who become lovers, and lots and lots of tropical heat.
My Rating:

Abby is so not the Reality TV type but when her job sends in to get the scoop, she reluctantly joins a Survivor-like Reality show where she stands out like a sore thumb.  She's not the type to make it onto TV and she isn't the type to survive.  She's fine with these facts but then she meets Dean Woodall and they don't make nice.  Until, that is, they get to know each other better.  But Reality TV is known for back stabbing and surprises and Abby soon finds that her story is no different.

Oh this was fun.  I love Reality TV but never watched Survivor.  I always understood the general idea but it never interested me.  I can't say the same for Wicked Games.  I was so pleasantly surprised by everything in this book.  It had the typical characters that we find on reality tv (those chosen for their looks and not their brains) and the drama was glorious without being over the top.  This read was even able to surprise me.  I liked Abby and identified with her completely.  I always love witty/snarky characters.  Dean was fun and I loved them together.  I haven't heard much about this series but this one was fun and I'd continue with the rest.  Overall, this one is hard to put down and is well worth the read even if you aren't into Survivor.

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