welcome to the blog tour for wicked intentions (wicked games #3) by j.t. geissinger!! ❤
Check out my Review for this awesome-sauce romance that will have on the edge of your seat and simultaneously in splits of laughter! LOVED EVERY SINGLE WORD OF THIS BEAUTY! ❤
In the Caribbean for his best friend’s wedding, ex special-ops officer and security expert Ryan McLean meets a beautiful woman in the hotel bar. Their connection is immediate and intense, and they spend a passionate night together with pleasure as their only goal.
But when Ryan wakes the following morning to discover the beautiful woman has vanished, along with millions worth of jewels from the safe of the Saudi prince staying in the suite next door, he realizes their meeting wasn’t accidental and becomes determined to find her.
A notorious thief known to authorities only as the Dragonfly, Mariana Lora has one final job to complete before she’s free from the oath that bound her to a life of crime, but the sexy-as-hell Marine she spent one explosive tropical night with is hot on her heels at every turn. She has to outwit him to stay out of jail, but fighting their magnetic attraction soon becomes a game neither one of them can resist.
When Mariana’s last job goes dangerously wrong and she needs Ryan’s help to survive, he has to decide if their game of cat and mouse is only a game, or if he can trust this beautiful thief with something no woman has ever stolen: his heart.
I have been waiting for this installment ever since I fell in love with this author in Wicked Sexy (My Review ) and I had such high expectation from this book – IT DID NOT DISAPPOINT!
“After dinner, you and I will go up to my room, we’ll talk, we’ll have a drink, we’ll pretend like you’re not already madly in love with me and wild to have my babies.”
She interrupts me before I’ve got the last word out of my mouth. “There is something seriously wrong with you, Ryan McLean, are you aware of that?”
“Yeah, but you still think I’m cute. Which means there’s somethin’ seriously wrong with you. Which makes us a perfect match.”
Ryan McLean was introduced as a fun loving alpha male in Wicked Sexy – and that impression never really changes even this book; but you do see a whole lot of depth in him that you wouldn’t have expected at first. You see that he is loyal; he is tenacious and he is steadfast in his affections to not only his family and friends but also to a woman who took his heart yet also disappeared on him.
“So don’t be sweet and don’t be observant. You want a clueless asshole, that it?”
“They’re generally a lot easier to handle,” she grouses.
“But much more boring.”
“And far less dangerous.”
“You’re not in danger from me in any way.”
She turns her face to my neck. “Silly man,” she whispers. “You’re the most dangerous thing I’ve run across in years. Maybe ever.”
Mariana Lore has a job to do – she has absolutely no need to be attracted to a sinfully sexy man; she just wants that impression to be able to use him. What she absolutely did not require was a man who sang to her soul; a soul she did not even realise wanted that particular song to be sung!
From the first moment they met; even through the lies Mariana told; I floved that Ryan was able to understand Mariana’s needs/lies before she even understood them herself. That he was able to believe in her without a moment’s hesitation (well just a second; but he was definitely allowed that!!!)
“I can help you.”
My laugh is short and bitter. “Don’t be a cliché. I’m not a damsel in distress, and you’re no knight in shining armor.”
“Not to toot my own horn, Angel, but my armor is so fuckin’ shiny, it’d blind the sun. I can help you.”
Mariana Lore had a debt she had to pay – and I absolutely understood her need to run over and over again – but what won over my admiration for her was the fact she knew how to listen to her gut instinct when it was needed.
Ryan and Mariana had an explosive chemistry – I had to stop myself reading to grab a cold glass of water kind of explosive chemistry – it was amusing to read their banter; their relationship was not only explosive but also had its light-hearted moments; and the way it was written made sure that it had the reader (ala MOI!) rooting for them almost immediately from the start!
“You ran out on me!”
“You followed across an ocean to find me!”
“You needed time to miss me!”
“You wanted me to miss you?”
“Why?” Now the heat crawling up my neck is embarrassment. Trying to maintain a shred of masculine dignity, I say stiffly, “I wasn’t sure if you would.”
“So did you?”
“I don’t know,” she says, sounding thoughtful.
“Is that what you call it when you think about someone every second of every day, dream about him every night, know without a doubt you’ll never experience anything quite as wonderful as the way he made you feel and ache that it’s over, yet feel privileged to have experienced it anyway?”
But what took the cake? THE PLOT – you had few freaking secondary characters; so you would think you knew EXACTLY who the bad guy would be – but you DON’T! You honestly don’t; the twist throw you off and you aren’t even sure that you are standing on ground or upside down floating in the sky.
Brilliantly done – this one just made it to MY TOP FAVORITES OF 2017 – no holds barred!
She moves me.
And I’d move mountains for her.
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Want to read the other standalones in the Wicked Games series? Find out more about WICKED BEAUTIFUL and WICKED SEXY below!
About WICKED BEAUTIFUL
Life coach and best-selling author Victoria Price has it all: a successful career, fabulous friends, a fantastic penthouse in Manhattan. What she doesn’t have—and doesn’t want—is a husband. Fifteen years ago her high school flame broke her heart so badly she swore she’d never love again. Now she makes millions teaching other women how to be just like her: a ruthless bitch.
Drop-dead sexy restauranteur and infamous playboy Parker Maxwell has only three rules for the women he dates: no questions about his past, no expectations for the future, and no spending the night. When he meets Victoria, however, he’s willing to break his own rules if it means sating the explosive desire she arouses in him. What he doesn’t know is that the alluring Victoria Price used to be the mousy Isabel Diaz, the girl he deflowered and dumped long ago.
Presented with a perfect opportunity for revenge, Victoria decides the game is on. But when her connection with Parker proves more than just skin deep, she has to make a choice: continue with her plan for payback, or risk her career, her reputation, and her heart by taking a second chance on love?
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About WICKED SEXY
A badass ex-Special Ops officer and a smartass hacker fight a dangerous enemy…and 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. He’s 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, she’s as secretive as she is accustomed to working alone. So when Connor decides she’s 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 crime—and a dark presence from Tabby’s past—Tabby 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?
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About J.T. Geissinger
A former headhunter, J.T. Geissinger is the author of more than a dozen novels in contemporary romance, paranormal romance, and romantic suspense.
She is the recipient of the Prism Award for Best First Book, the Golden Quill Award for Best Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, and is a two-time finalist for the RITA® Award from the Romance Writers of America®. Her work has also finaled in the Booksellers’ Best, National Readers’ Choice, and Daphne du Maurier Awards.
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