Series: Wicked Games #2
Published by Jack's House Publishing on July 19th, 2016
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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A badass ex-Special Ops officer and a smartass hacker fight a dangerous enemyÔÇªand a blistering attraction to each other.
Connor Hughes is an ex-special ops officer, CEO of Metrix Security, and bonafide badass. His private security firm is renowned for its effectiveness. HeÔÇÖs renowned for his lethal precision and iron self-control. But when the former Marine meets a gorgeous young hacker with a mouth as smart as her brain, his control unravels in ways he never could have predicted.
Tabitha West is a genius MIT dropout with a bad attitude, an obsession with Hello Kitty and piercings in unmentionable places. Tabby amuses herself by outwitting the most secure technology systems on the planet. Known in hacker circles as Polaroid due to her photographic memory, sheÔÇÖs as secretive as she is accustomed to working alone. So when Connor decides sheÔÇÖs the only one who can help him catch a cyber criminal intent on taking down one of his clients, she tells him exactly where he can stick it.
But when the cyber criminal turns out to be the Hannibal Lecter of computer crimeÔÇöand a dark presence from TabbyÔÇÖs pastÔÇöTabby and Connor are drawn into a dangerous game of cat and mouse. They quickly find themselves fighting not only their common enemy, but also an explosive desire that threatens to consume them.
When the stakes are this high and the game this deadly, will falling in love be the most dangerous move of all?
In Wicked Sexy, we have the return of Tabitha and Connor who we met in Wicked Beautiful. After reading WB, WS became one of my most anticipated reads this summer and the story met all my expectations and then some. Again, I have many one-liners and “fun” passages highlighted. In book one, Tabby was probably my favorite character (outside of the main stars Victoria and Parker). Her unrelenting sarcasm and brutal honesty, plus her stunning fashion sense endeared her to me. Connor is still as loyal as they come, his place in Parkers’ life served much as Tabby’s did in Victorias’, but now we get to see a few sides of his personality. A match for Tabby he is…except that neither can see that in their lust induced fog. One night together will do it, right? quell the hunger…
Wicked Sexy picks up three years after Wicked Beautiful and drops us straight into the action and adventure. What brings them together is a security type of job that Connor has been hired to work. He needs Tabby’s skill set to pull it off and after a little convincing, Tabby agrees to join the team. From here on out it’s nothing but action. They are equals in all things related to cyber sleuth abilities but a personal connections to Tabby’s past drives a great mystery and creates a suspenseful story line. The lingo is normal enough so that it doesn’t completely go over our heads, but it’s also complex enough to make it feel well researched. I found it fascinating and at times a bit frightening.
The extensive time that Connor and Tabby spend together creates a unique partnership. There is something about Connor that brings out her fierce and snarky nature, and there is something about Tabby that brings out the possessive alpha nature lurking under Connors shield. She also turns him to mush which ups the stakes – Tabby make him loose control and his normal stoic level headed nature is gone (poof), just gone. I have to say Geissinger delivers one of the sexiest scenes I’ve read. It’s a slow burn building on what seems to be a pheromone only based attraction. But the taunting and teasing is much more than that *shivers*.
Once again, Geisinger’s excellent dialogue writing and humor had me giggling. Some of the things, the crazy comebacks that comes out of Tabby’s mouth are almost too good. Whee confronted with an authority of questionable influence, Tabby response is to basically say that being a afraid of consequences is “really kinda not her thing”. She takes considerable risk that only serve to infuriate and entice him. Everything between them intensifies as they deal with the FBI, the NSA and a crazy “mo-fo” villain ( he’s just kinda ick)!! Another 5 Star read and fabulous conclusion to the Wicked Games duet!
~Review by Cyndi
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