The Wicked Truth by Melissa Foster
Publication: December 7th 2022 by World Literary Press
Taken from Goodreads: Scorching heat, laugh-out-loud humor, and swoon-worthy moments abound in this sexy new standalone romance by New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Melissa Foster.
What happens when you’re not looking for love, but it walks in the door?
Madigan Wicked’s heart is not up for grabs. She’s been there, done that, and she’s not going back for seconds. She pours her heart and soul into her family, her greeting card line, puppetry, and storytelling performances. But she’s not opposed to having a night of fun, and the gruff, sinfully hot, definitely-not-looking-for-love mysterious stranger she runs into at a bar might be just the right man to enjoy it with.
Ex-con Tobias Riggs has lost enough for one lifetime. The only family member in his corner doesn't remember him, and the people who he thought would always be in his life, walked away. He’s just trying to make it through each day, and the last thing he’s looking for is any sort of connection. When chemistry ignites with the snarky, sexy storyteller, with lips he can't stop thinking about, he gives in to a night of passion.
Though neither is open to love, it’s been known to bully its way into even the most resisting hearts. But can it survive the wicked truth of Tobias’s dark past?
About The Wickeds: Dark Knights at Bayside
Set on the sandy shores of Cape Cod, the Wickeds feature fiercely protective heroes, strong heroines, and unbreakable family bonds. If you think bikers are all the same, you haven’t met the Dark Knights. The Dark Knights are a motorcycle club, not a gang. Their members stick together like family and will stop at nothing to keep their communities safe. These men are wickedly alpha and intensely loyal, but they are not alphaholes.
My Thoughts: Audiobook Review: Hello, heat! These two amazing narrators brought it. I could feel the heat in their voices as they told the story of Tobias and Madigan. They took two fictional characters and brought them to life. This book has a ton of heat but as with all of Melissa Foster's books, the friends and family tell the rest of the story. Madigan's brothers made me laugh, only because they were not my brothers. Tobias' family gave me hope for his heart and soul.
eBook Review:Madigan Wicked is a great character. She is living her life, singing her stories, doing her puppet shows, and watching all her friends/family pair off. Tobias is new to town, he is really just passing through, and walks into the bar that Madigan is performing at. After watching her a few times, he tells her she is singing too fast, that she needs to slow down. As most of us would do, she does not take the criticism well and huffs away. Of course, with that criticism comes sparks of attraction.
Tobias just maybe the darkest, toughest, broodiest character that Melissa Foster has ever written. He is punishing himself for his past. Madigan has sworn off relationships and is not a one night stand girl. Fortunately, Tobias cannot stay away from Madigan to start a no strings, no relationship booty call. As expected, feelings develop, attitudes adjust, and the spark turns into a full flame. I really like how understanding Madigan is. She respects Tobias' need to keep to himself, although she is curious. Tobias treats Madigan with respect but is just not able to tell her his truths.
Madigan's protectors make me scream. Being Princess of the Dark Knights comes with extra protection, even if she does not want it. I love that she calls them out on it. She stands up for herself and does not let them get away with walking all over her. Tobias also stands up to her protectors making him the hero that is perfect for Madigan. She deserves someone who would fight for her, stand up for her, and love her completely.
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