Title: Wicked Hearts
Series: Wicked Hearts at War #1
Author: Mallory Fox
Genre: Dark College Romance
Release Date: January 7, 2020
I DESTROYED HIM.
Buried his reputation and burned his soul. Shattered his heart into a thousand pieces.
And now… He’s out for revenge.
I’ve always been that girl, the one you want to be deep down.
The popular one. Idolised and adored, privileged and perfect in every way.
But saints have sins, so I’ve kept mine well hidden.
No one knows the real me. Who I used to be. Who I’ve buried to survive.
I never meant to crush him while I climbed to the top, but he was too easy. Too sweet.
And now my stepbrother’s back in my life. My study partner and company rival, no less.
He may have grown, buffed up and filled out.
No longer the geeky kid with glasses, but a gorgeous, sculpted to perfection Adonis.
Still the same boy who loved me. Once.
Only now he looks at me with pure hatred.
I ruined his reputation, scarred his soul.
Shattered his heart into a thousand pieces.
He wants his revenge…
Seth might think he knows how to be the bully.
But he hasn’t got the sweetest clue…
How to be wicked.
Not like I do.
Publisher Note: This is book one of Wicked Hearts At War, a stand-alone duet and coming of age, new adult, teen bully stepbrother romance, redemption story. Containing adult and dark themes, teen drama, bullying, swearing, some non-consensual steamy moments, and potential triggers.
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Overall Rating 3.5
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Reviewed by Ladyballs
I wholeheartedly have to agree with some of the other reviews I have read about this book. I was intrigued by the storyline but something was missing. A spark between the main characters? More of an understanding of the background of them? More chemistry? I can’t put my finger on it but something was missing.
Pearl is a rich girl who grew up spoiled her whole life. Due to a tragedy, she is set to take over the family company until her hotter then hell stepbrother shows up to claim – or should I say “try to claim” what is rightfully his. He evidently has been MIA for a long time and there are hints here and there of why he left and where he was. You never get a clear cut picture of it all.
What is clear is that there was definitely more then a stepsister/brother relationship between these two and something went horribly wrong and now they hate each other. Or do they? The basis of the story has soooo much potential but was just jumbled too much and did not flow well for me. By the end it got a little better but not much. I do want to follow this series but I’m hoping future books are not only a little longer but are more detailed and flow much better. Also, I need to feel more chemistry between these two. I definitely felt it was missing in this story. This story was a great idea but something didn’t connect for me.
#2 Hearts Break – Releasing June 30, 2020
ABOUT MALLORY FOX
Mallory Fox can attest to the fact that she’s addicted to tatted up bad boys, chocolate covered pretzels, and looking deep into heart-melting, big brown eyes… the canine kind.
She absolutely loves to write deliciously dark romance with wicked, twisty plots about tainted-love, sweet revenge, and all kinds of emotional-rollercoaster redemption. So if you like a broken anti-hero (or two, or three) and heroines who give as good as they get, then you’re in the right place.
Currently, Mallory lives in London with her bean-shaped dog and the rest of her non-furry family. When she’s not trying to escape to country, she’s writing like a demon on her smartphone and running for some dodgy mode of public transport London has to offer.
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