By Beth Kery
Guest Reviewer: Julie Doner
Book blurb: He wanted all of her…Vic Savian knows what he wants when he sees it. And what he wants is his sexy neighbor, Niall Chandler. When he finds her in the hallways of their building being harassed by an aggressive suitor, Vic steps in—and finds himself greatly rewarded…
And did she ever let him have it…
Sleeping with her gorgeous neighbor—when she didn’t even know his last name—is the craziest thing Niall’s ever done. Now, she can’t seem to get enough of Vic—or the uninhibited passion he stirs in her. Suddenly, with his help, she’s experiencing sensual pleasures she’s never known before. But when Niall’s past comes back to haunt her, will she and Vic let themselves venture beyond the bedroom and explore the possibility of love that’s in their hearts?
Wicked Burn is one of the best books I’ve ever read and here’s why . . . It’s about real characters who face real issues in their lives. They have baggage. Things aren’t perfect. There’s grief and guilt and pain swirling around them. But there’s also hope.
Niall Chandler lives in an apartment across the hall from the gorgeous, mysterious Vic Savian. After several silent, sexually-charged encounters between the two, they’re finally forced to start talking when Vic saves her from a date-gone-wrong in the hallway. And everything changes in an instant.
The spark between them ignites into a burning flame of passion. In the warmth of his bed and his embrace, Niall is reborn. He burns her to life.
Their romance quickly blossoms into something neither expected. Vic is a slave to her captivating eyes, her slender figure, and her sophisticated pearls, and Niall is seduced by Vic’s intelligence, sexiness, and uninhibited ardor in the bedroom. Weeks of wild lovemaking turn into months. But there are secrets.
Countless nights Niall wakes up from a nightmare so raw it shakes her to the bone. Vic eventually discovers the source and he shuts her out of his life without a second thought, without knowing the full story. He hides away in his farmhouse, desperate to work her out of his system.
One of the huge selling features of Wicked Burn are the minor characters. They all have such depth and purpose in the story. Some also play a significant role in reuniting our favourite couple, and that’s always a good thing. I just want to touch on the character, Stephen, briefly as well. I won’t go into detail about the role he plays because it’s quite pivotal, but I will say that he is a character with severe mental illness, and he’s written brilliantly. He’ll terrify you, and you’ll pity him.
It takes time, but Niall slowly begins to recover from her past life and is determined to make Vic a part of her present one. With the help of his sister, Meg, Niall winds up in Vic’s backyard. It takes a horse, a heaping helping of honesty, and a prayer to bring them back together, but somehow it happens. And thank God, ‘cause I love my happy endings.
A few last things to note: you will never look at pearls the same way again, and you will immediately enroll in horseback riding school after reading Wicked Burn. The sex is sinfully good, but what makes this book outstanding are the characters and their realness. I can’t say it enough. If you do one good thing this year, buy this book!