This is a standalone title by Teresa Mummert, however there has been some outcry for more, even if it’s just a follow-up novella. There is no word out if this will become a reality or not. I am in the more camp, so my finger and toes will stay crossed in the meantime.
HEA with no cliffhanger!
There is lots of references to sex, in the oh so good way, so those opposed should avoid.
Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
♥ Story ♥
A potty mouth leads to true love.
Gabriella “Gabby” Sloan wants to be a romance writer but instead works at a magazine doing celebrity pieces, which she hates. She is dating Tyler, who she doesn’t really hate, but she isn’t really happy either. Tyler puts his career first, going as far as to forget their anniversary.
Drake Gibson is a Hollywood movie star at the top of his game. He is currently in a hate-hate relationship with his co-star Julia, who is over demanding and full of drama. Drake’s career is all about the money, and being able to support the little family he has left, and none about happiness. It is starting to wear him thin.
Both of our main characters have a fated encounter at the premiere of Drake’s new movie. Gabby’s day is going all kinds of wrong, and she didn’t want to be there, but got stuck doing it. Being rudely dismissed causes her to break and let out the first thing that comes to her mind.
“I’m guessing it is because you are both assholes.”
Gabby is mortified, but Drake is intrigued. A party and a forgotten email attachment, leads to smexy fun!
Of course it’s not going to be that easy. There are disgruntle, stubborn exes that refuse to take a hint, no matter how clear it is made. Betrayals are rampant, with one being somewhat unexpected. I read a lot of romance so certain plots are not shocking, but there is one particular betrayal that I didn’t see it going THAT way.
I do agree with other reviewers that it ends too abruptly. It could of used a little more after. Lots of fans would like to see a sequel, and if not, a novella. Something to truly wrap-up the story. There was a lot of things that happen in the book, that we are left still wanting to know the outcome. I am one of those people.
This is a good listen that I feel like I can’t really tell you too much without spoiling something.
I want to do a Read Along With Me for this title so its going on that list.
Teaser images are from Teresa Mummert’s Twitter Page.
♥ Author ♥
This is my first read/listen by Teresa Mummert and it was HOT!
She does dirty good!
I was turned-on, surprised, as well as appalled by her characters, which is a great combo for romantic fiction.
I would definitely listen to more titles.
Teresa has 16 titles listed on Audible.
♥ Narrator(s) ♥
Something Wicked has dual POV. Both Logan McAllister and Lacy Laurel narrate this story.
I like having a man do the voice for the alpha males, because dirty talk is so much more sexier when a guy does it. (My personal opinion)
Logan McAllister makes dirty sound HOT! I thoroughly enjoyed listening to him. Logan has 55 titles listed on Audible, most of which are already in my wish list, cause, Damn he sounds good.
Lacy Laurel gives a good performance as Gabby, with the emotions and despair really coming through in her delivery. Lacy has 54 titles listed on Audible, and a lot of them look Smexy and sooo going on my wish list.
I did feel that there was a bit of a disconnect with Drake’s character. His voice is done by both voice actors, so there are 2 different “Drakes”. I’m not saying that either one of them were bad, it’s just weird at the switch. In an ideal world, the characters would be cast like an animated movie, where the same person does the voice of X every time.
Written by Teresa Mummert
Read by Logan McAllister
Read by Lacy Laurel
Audiobook obtained for free at my request and I am voluntarily leaving this unbiased review