Friday, September 22, 2023

Spider and Frost by Jennifer Estep

When an Assassin... ...Meets a Champion

New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Estep delivers an epic team-up featuring beloved characters from her Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series and her Mythos Academy young adult series. This crossover novella, Spider and Frost, mixes magic and mythology in an action-packed adventure. Perfect for fans of Ilona Andrews, Jennifer L. Armentrout, and Rick Riordan.


My name is Gin Blanco, and I’m on vacation. Sort of. As the assassin the Spider, it’s hard for me to completely relax, but I’m determined to enjoy a scenic train ride and a nice, quiet lunch before heading back home to Ashland.

My plans change when Gwen Frost boards the train. The girl says she’s heading back to Mythos Academy, the fancy private boarding school, but I can’t shake the feeling that Gwen is hiding something—and is in far more trouble than she realizes.


My name is Gwen Frost. I might have saved the world from Loki, the evil Norse god of chaos, but I’m still chasing down Reaper villains. It’s all part of being the Champion of Nike, the Greek goddess of victory.

I’ve been assigned to protect some mythological artifacts that are being transported via train to Mythos Academy, but some Reapers are hot on my trail, and they’ll do anything to recover the artifacts—and kill me.

Also on the train is Gin Blanco, who claims to be the owner of the Pork Pit barbecue restaurant. My psychometry magic keeps whispering that there’s more to her than meets the eye, although I can’t tell if Gin is a friend, an enemy, or something else entirely.

Author’s Note: Spider and Frost is a crossover novella between the Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series and the Mythos Academy young adult series. It is told from the points of view of Gin Blanco and Gwen Frost.

Spider and Frost takes place after the events of Last Strand, book 19 in the Elemental Assassin series.

Don’t miss our reviews of other books in the Elemental Assassin series!
For the novella, Unwanted, click HERE.
For book #15, Unraveled, click HERE.
For book #16, Snared, click HERE.
For book #17, Venom in the Veins, click HERE.
For book #18, Sharpest Sting, click HERE.
For book #19, Last Strand, click HERE.
For the novella, Heart Stings, click HERE.


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Spider and Frost by Jennifer Estep

Elemental Assassin Book 19.6
Mythos Academy Book 6.5
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Spider and Frost is a crossover novella featuring the Elemental Assassin and Mythos Academy series. To avoid any and all confusion, as well as spoiling the story, I suggest being up-to-date on both series. Both are amazing series in their own right, highly entertaining. Don't miss out on the journey by reading this crossover novella without reading both series from start to finish.

I adore crossover stories, especially when I was a fan of both series. Highly entertaining to watch Gin and Gwen interact with one another, the story told in dual points of view. Our favorite fierce ladies are on the same path, attempting to stop Reapers with their magics, but they just don't trust one another at first. So it was beyond fun to watch them get to know one another. They make the best of partners, each bringing something different to the table, balancing their strengths and weaknesses.

Read in one sitting, exciting yet lighthearted, the pages turned quickly. Not that the story wasn't satisfying, but I do wish it was longer than a novella, simply because I enjoyed Gin and Gwen teaming up so much. I hope we get more stories from this pairing.

I will say, if you read this novella, before your reach the end, you'll be hankering to start both series from the beginning. A tall order, but I'm already planning to do just that when I get a chunk of free time.



Author Bio

JENNIFER ESTEP is a New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author, prowling the streets of her imagination in search of her next fantasy idea.

Jennifer is the author of the Galactic Bonds, Section 47, Elemental Assassin, Crown of Shards, Gargoyle Queen, Mythos Academy, Mythos Academy spinoff, Black Blade, and Bigtime fantasy series. She has written more than 40 books, along with numerous novellas and stories.

In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys hanging out with friends and family, doing yoga, and reading fantasy and romance books. She also watches way too much TV and loves all things related to superheroes.

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Spider and Frost. Gin Blanco. Gwen Frost. An Elemental Assassin and Mythos Academy crossover novella. September 26, 2023.

Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Spider and Frost (Elemental Assassin #19.6; Mythos Academy #6.5) by Jennifer Estep to read and review.

Thursday, September 21, 2023

Mann Hunt by Peter E. Fenton

Peter E. Fenton. Mann Hunt. How far would you be willing to go to finish the job?

How far would you be willing to go to finish the job?

Declan Hunt is having a bad week. His kidnapping case is showing little progress, his office assistant has left him on short notice, and his latest investigation has left him literally battered and bruised. But things change when he hires twenty-four year old Charlie Watts to help out at the office. They form an unlikely partnership trying to solve two seemingly unrelated cases whose threads begin to weave together when the missing person case turns to murder.

The investigation takes them from the dark alleys, gay bars and bath houses of Calgary, to the richest parts of the city during the world-famous Calgary Stampede.

But will they be able to discover who the killer is before another life is lost? And will Declan be able to solve the mystery of his relationship with Charlie who is clearly attracted to him — especially since it is evident that the attraction is becoming mutual?

Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of violence, murder, and homophobia.


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Mann Hunt is the first book in the Declan Hunt Mysteries series by Peter E. Fenton, who is a new author to me. I took this book with me on holiday to a tropical island and it was a great choice for reading while relaxing on a sun lounger because of the engaging mystery and two lead characters that I loved.

When we first meet 24-year-old Charlie Watts, he is living at home with his parents and isn’t very confident or happy with where his life is at. But when Charlie takes a temp role with private investigator Declan Hunt, we get to see his skills and intelligence and what a good guy he is. From Declan’s point of view, Charlie is a life saver but Declan doesn’t see how much Charlie is crushing on him.

Declan and Charlie work on finding a missing accountant and then finding another missing man who turns up murdered. I enjoyed watching the two men work together to solve the cases and see Charlie grow in confidence. This story was fun even if it was dangerous at times. What I really loved was Charlie’s personal growth, and as the story came to a close, I was left excited for more books in this series to see what’s next for Charlie and Declan. A solid four stars from me.



Author Bio

PETER E. FENTON's first book, The Woodcarver's Model came out in April of 2022 and was a four time nominee in the Goodreads M/M Romance Readers' Choice Awards. His latest novel, Mann Hunt was released in August of 2023 and is the first in the three part Declan Hunt Mysteries series.

His previous work was focused on writing for the stage, with award-winning productions of The Giant’s Garden, Newfoundland Mary, and Bemused. His newest play, The Detective Disappears will tour in Canada in the fall of 2023.

He spent many years working in palaeontology in remote locations including the Canadian Rockies, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

Peter lives in Toronto, Canada with his partner of more than twenty years, Scott White. At heart, he is an incredible romantic.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Love the Way You Spy by Lexi Blake Release Blitz

Dare can’t trust her, but it might take Tasha and her family to save his life and uncover the truth.

Tasha Taggart isn’t a spy. That’s her sisters’ job. Tasha’s support role is all about keeping them alive, playing referee when they fight amongst themselves, and soothing the toughest boss in the world. Working for the CIA isn’t as glamorous as she imagined, and she’s more than a little lonely. So when she meets a charming man in a bar the night before they start their latest op, she decides to give in to temptation. The night was perfect until she discovers she’s just slept with the target of their new investigation. Her sisters will never let her hear the end of this. Even worse, she has to explain the situation to her overprotective father, who also happens to be their boss.

Dare Nash knew exactly how his week in Sydney was going to go—attending boring conferences to represent his family’s business interests and eating hotel food alone. Until he falls under the spell of a stunning and mysterious American woman. Something in Tasha’s eyes raises his body temperature every time she looks at him. She’s captivating, and he’s committed to spending every minute he can with her on this trip, even if her two friends seem awfully intense. He doesn’t trust easily, but it’s not long before he can imagine spending the rest of his life with her.

When Dare discovers Tash isn’t who she seems, the dream turns into a nightmare. She isn’t the only one who deceived him, and now he’s in the crosshairs of adversaries way out of his league. He can’t trust her, but it might take Tasha and her family to save his life and uncover the truth.

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Love the Way You Spy by Lexi Blake

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I have loved the Masters & Mercenaries series for well over a decade now, and remember them all so clearly from the very first book with Sean and Grace... so I really LOVE that we still get to meet the original Taggart clan, but with a whole new generation to enjoy doing the groundwork and still Big Tag, Ian, and Charlotte come in and save the day !

I am loathed to mention any of the details of the story, as you need to let them unfurl as you read – but let’s say that a good grounding in previous Masters & Mercenaries books will help you understand some of the ramifications of the mission they are on, as well as give you deeper context to the lead characters too.

Tasha is such a loyal, loving person and will do anything for her adopted family – much as they would do for her – so being required to go out in the field to spy on someone she has just met but really likes... not great. But of course, she will do it. And what a lot of crazy unfolds as the young Taggart team try and do the right thing, but end up involving the older generation when it all gets a lot more dangerous. Loved the resolution and that Dare gained the one thing he never had – a family.

Already planning a free weekend for March '24, when the next installment is due!

This is the new series spinoff of Masters & Mercenaries called New Recruits. The new recruits are Big Tag's kids and other agency kids all grown up. This is Tasha and Dare's story, and it is a great one. Tasha and the others are out at a bar and meet Dare and his friend when Tasha and Dare hit it off. The heat is off-the- charts and they spend the night together and it is one they will never forget. The next day, Tasha finds out that Dare is the person they are looking for. Then everything hits the fan before she can tell Dare who she is. Along the way, Big Tag and her mother show up too. Now Tasha has to figure out how to keep Dare from hating her and Big Tag from being disappointed in her and her sisters.

This story is fast-paced, steamy, and sexy, with some BDSM action, and a whole lot of action-packed awesomeness. I highly recommend this book and that you read the others in the Masters & Mercenaries series so you don't miss anything.

Avid Reader☆☆☆☆☆
4.5 stars
M/F Romance

This is a great story. You are given Tasha, who normally is a behind the scenes type of agent. But when her siblings convince her to live a little and go wild, nobody knew how crazy life was about to get.

Tasha is level-headed, steady, and, most of all, trustworthy. But when her one-night stand becomes her target, she'll have to throw away her emotions and let her mind drive the bus. Saying that is one thing. Living that is another. Tasha finds herself struggling with what is being asked of her and when new players come onto the scene, she'll really have to fight for what she wants.

Dare isn't like his family. He wants to live a great life, sure, but he doesn't want the baggage that comes with it. When he sees Tasha, when he meets Tasha, he's intrigued. Dare's life has been a series of lies, mistrusting people, and he's had to figure out how his own world works.

These two come from very different worlds and when those worlds collide, sparks fly, feelings fling, and bullets whiz by. Tasha and Dare will have to work together, even when their emotions are running amok.

I loved how Blake was able to really weave this story using great characters. I can't wait for the next one. You won't be disappointed.



Author Bio

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author LEXI BLAKE lives in North Texas with her husband and three kids. Since starting her publishing journey in 2010, she’s sold over three million copies of her books. She began writing at a young age, concentrating on plays and journalism. It wasn’t until she started writing romance that she found success. She likes to find humor in the strangest places and believes in happy endings.

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Something about this woman brought out the beast in him.


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Loving You by Samantha Chase Release Blitz

New York Times Bestselling Author. Samantha Chase. Loving You. Available Now.

He never planned to stay in Sweetbriar Ridge.
Then the perfect woman fell into his arms.

A small town, single mom, friends-to-lovers romance from New York Times bestselling author Samantha Chase.

Not everyone in Sweetbriar Ridge is as sweet as the town name would suggest. But single mom Jade Mackenzie is up to the challenge of winning over the town if that's what it takes to make her new shop a success. After all, this is just the latest in a long string of battles she's had to face. Since she's given up on men–all of them except for her son–she can throw all her energy into the new business. Or so she thought until the most charming and too-good-looking-for-his-own-good man walked into her shop. And she literally falls into his arms.

Levi Donovan knows how to charm his way through life; winning people over is just what he does. But no amount of charm can save him when he's at the center of a scandal that costs him his position at a prestigious ad agency. With no other choice, he's forced to return home to Sweetbriar Ridge, the small town he left behind the first chance he got. When he meets the owner of the new coffeehouse, he starts to think that small towns aren't so bad. And when he finds out Jade needs a little help promoting her new business, Levi makes it his mission to help her make the shop a success. That's just what a good friend does.

No matter how hard she tries to resist, Jade can't help but be swept away by Levi's good looks and the sweet way he interacts with her son. But Levi isn't staying, and getting attached would be a mistake. Levi always swore he would never settle in Sweetbriar Ridge, but could loving Jade be reason enough to stay?

*Each book in the Donovans series can be read as a standalone*


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I am a faithful Donovans family fan, so am delighted that we get to do a bit of a catch up with them, whilst enjoying a new branch of the family based in Sweetbriar Ridge!

Levi was so bad at what happened between his parents that he left town swearing never to return – and also somewhat scared that he would turn out like his dad. He has a playboy lifestyle, which finally catches up with him and he ends up back home, staying with one of his sisters. He finds out the hard way that reputations can be damaged in seconds and are difficult to repair.

As he repairs his relationships with his sisters, he also finds himself intrigued by a woman – something which never happened before. And the fact that she is a single mom and someone who would never leave her hometown add to his confusion over his feelings for her.

Jade is a survivor, and even after the malicious gossip and actions of her young son's estranged grandparents, she believes that her new business can be a success. Her parents, thankfully, have always been super supportive and now, Levi Donovan is in town and paying her attention!

As these two find out a lot about how misunderstandings in the past have shaped their futures, they also find a way to try and make a go of what is clearly incredible chemistry and love. The road may not be smooth, but at least part of the journey is full of fun for a single mom and her new beau. I liked how we had some input from the original Donovan clan to help this burgeoning romance cement its future.

I am already looking forward to the next in the series! I hope there are more cousins hiding out somewhere else too!



Author Bio

SAMANTHA CHASE is a New York Times and USA Today bestseller of contemporary romance that's hotter than sweet, sweeter than hot. She released her debut novel in 2011 and currently has more than seventy titles under her belt – including The Christmas Cottage which was a Hallmark Christmas movie in 2017!

She's a Disney enthusiast who still happily listens to 80's rock. When she's not working on a new story, she spends her time reading romances, playing way too many games of Solitaire on Facebook, wearing a tiara while playing with her sassy pug Maylene... oh, and spending time with her husband of 30 years and their two sons in Wake Forest, North Carolina.

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He never planned to stay in Sweetbriar Ridge. Then the perfect woman fell into his arms.


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Monday, September 18, 2023

Like You Hate Me by Bethany Winters Blog Tour

Blog Tour. Bethany Winters’ Like You Hate Me/

I’ve never hated anyone as much as I hate him.

The day my sister died, I told her best friend I never wanted to see him again, and I meant it.

I lost her because of him. Everything I used to care about means nothing now because of him.

It’s all because of him.

So when he shows up on my driveway two years later and tells me he’s moving in with me for his freshman year of college, I kick his ass and tell him to disappear. For good this time.

But I already know the defiant little brat’s not gonna listen. He never does.

Being near him again makes me crazy. I’m supposed to be the college basketball star my father raised me to be, but now I’m focused on a new game. I’m obsessed with watching him, touching him, breaking him. His body, his head, his heart, anything I can get my hands on…

I’m gonna take it all until he’s got nothing left.

And even though he knows exactly what I’m doing to him, he’s gonna let me do it anyway.


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“Did I give you this?” he asks, still thumbing that same spot on my jaw.

I nod once, and a hint of a smirk touches his lips.

He likes that.

He’s still holding me in place, but he’s not hurting me anymore. Somehow this is worse, especially when I see the flash of amusement in his eyes, like he knows exactly what I’m thinking right now.

It’s never mattered how hard I try to hide it. He’s always been able to see me for what I am.

Broken. Pathetic. Gay.

My dick is hard for him, and I know he can feel it through our clothes. My breath quickens when he pushes his thigh between my legs, his mouth lowering until it’s just an inch away from mine, giving me a taste of something I’ll never have.

“You want more?” he whispers.

More scars or more… him?

Whatever it is, I’ll take it.

When I nod, he keeps hold of my face and slowly wedges his free hand down between us, boldly palming my cock through my jeans. He strokes me through the material, and a shocked sound leaves my throat before I can stop it, my hips automatically bucking into his.

“Fuck,” I breathe against his lips. “Fuck—”

Something happens then, and he turns to stone against me. His head pulls back and he stares at my mouth, down at the fallen cup next to my feet, then back up to my face, his jaw locked as he studies every inch of me. I blink at him in confusion, my brows lowering at the sudden return of his anger. Not that it ever left, but this feels different. He looks like he’s in pain, his light brown eyes glassing up as he searches mine.

“What…” he trails off.

My eyes start to water too, the realization of what he’s thinking carving off yet another piece of my broken heart.

“What was in that drink?”


“Fuck you, Xavi,” he spits out, his nostrils flaring as he backs away from me. “Fuck you.”

“Yeah,” I whisper to myself, closing my eyes so I don’t have to watch him walk away. “Fuck me.”



This hate inside me feels like a living, breathing thing, and it wants Xavi Hart.



Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Like You Hate Me is a stand-alone, dark, bully, intense AF read, and I loved everything about it!!

Xavi and Nate have known each other for years and their history is complicated. Xavi and Nate's sister, Katy, were best friends. Katy died and Nate has blamed Xavi for her death, making him enemy number one. They both loved her with everything in them and losing her has left them both empty and shells of themselves. When Xavi shows up to move into the house Nate lives in for his freshman year of college, Nate loses it. But Xavi has nowhere else to go, so he waits until Nate lets him in and puts him in the room beside his. As much hate Nate has for Xavi, he has just as much attraction and draw to the man. Nate can't seem to stay away, and Xavi thinks he deserves all the hurt and pain Nate dishes out. Nate's one plan is to break Xavi and make him feel all the hurt he does missing his sister. But somewhere along the way, Nate's possessiveness toward Xavi leads to Nate needing him in his life in every way.

This was an intense read. Their feelings were so deep and heartbreaking. The moments when they let themselves drop the walls were full of sweet possessiveness. The conversations about Katy were tear inducing at a minimum. Like You Hate Me gave me a book hangover that I haven't had in years. I will be thinking about these characters for a long time!!



“You wanna ruin my life, party boy?”     “You’ve already ruined mine.”


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BETHANY WINTERS is a Romance author based in the UK.

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I don’t fuck you because I like you. I fuck you because you’re easy.


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Friday, September 15, 2023

Catch Her Death by Melinda Leigh

From #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author Melinda Leigh. Catch Her Death. Available on Amazon and Audible Now.

Sheriff Bree Taggert and those she loves become the target of a family’s deadly revenge in a chilling novel of suspense by #1 Amazon Charts and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Melinda Leigh.

After Sheriff Bree Taggert’s takedown of cold-blooded murderer Travis Ekin, his family vows revenge. Travis’s mother and brothers are every bit as violent, and Bree is in their crosshairs.

To complicate matters, Bree’s best friend, Dana Romano, walks into her date’s home and finds him shot in the chest. Dana tangles with an unidentified intruder, but he escapes through the back door. The crime scene is in another police department’s jurisdiction, and the lead investigator focuses on Dana as the prime suspect.

While Bree and investigator Matt Flynn work off the books to clear Dana, Bree’s family receives deadly threats. A second dead body and a shocking piece of evidence link the two cases. Bree and Matt must find the killer fast—before either case takes another deadly turn.

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Catch Her Death by Melinda Leigh

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Avid Reader☆☆☆☆
M/F Mystery
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We're back with Bree and her trusty crew, only this time, it's best friend, Dana. When Dana finds herself intertwined in a murder case, it takes all of her friends and all of her willpower to be on the other side of the law table.

To make matters worse, a resident of the community keeps going missing in the freezing weather and no matter how many times he is found, he finds his way out of the house again.

Then, when Bree finds threats against her and her family in email and at her property, it will take the entire sheriff's department to decipher who's after this family.

It is a twisty novel that has a lot of moving parts. They are all mixed together and intertwined. I really enjoyed this one and liked how everyone had their own story but were all part of the same story too.



Author Bio

MELINDA LEIGH abandoned her career in banking to raise her kids and never looked back. She started writing as a hobby and became addicted to creating characters and stories. Since then, she has won numerous writing awards for her paranormal romance and romantic-suspense fiction. Her debut novel, She Can Run, was a number one bestseller in Kindle Romantic Suspense, a 2011 Best Book Finalist (The Romance Reviews), and a nominee for the 2012 International Thriller Award for Best First Book. She is the author of the Midnight Novels, including Midnight Exposure (a finalist for the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense) and Midnight Sacrifice.

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Thursday, September 14, 2023

Off the Grid by K. Bromberg Release Blitz

Spencer Riggs is pushed by a past he can’t forget and a last name he doesn’t want to. Selfish, reckless, and determined, securing a ride in Formula 1 is his only focus. That is, until he meets his new boss… Camilla Moretti.

Spencer Riggs is fighting for his place, his name, in the elite sport of Formula 1.
His ultimate dream. A future determined by his past. His legacy.
He’s passionate, reckless, and unswerving in his pursuit of all things.
Including me.

Camilla Moretti was determined to never return to one thing: Formula 1.
Shadows had kept her away, but family devotion brought her back. After all, Moretti Motorsports is her legacy.
She’s dynamic, intelligent, and spectacular, and someone I can’t seem to stay away from. Nor want to.
I have an objective. A lifelong goal.
But I might throw it all away for her.

Off the Grid is a steamy, standalone romance set in the Full Throttle world.
Tropes include a British hero, close proximity, secret rendezvous, Formula 1, enemies-to-lovers, and workplace romance.


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“So where do you want me?”     In me. On me.



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Spencer Riggs is ready to step up to Formula 1 racing, if someone would give him the chance. It's in his blood, it's his legacy. When a driver gets put out for several races, Riggs gets the call.

Camilla Moretti thought she would never step foot at another track again but when your father is the owner of Moretti Motorsports, it is your legacy. She has to move on from what happened in the past and make her new position at Moretti Motorsports the best she can.

She has to make the new driver shine like a new penny, until Riggs walks in and she can't believe it. After their meeting at the bar. There are so many sparks flying from these two it is a wonder that my Kindle didn't catch fire.

I love this story, the banter, flirting, come-backs, steamy, hot, and set in the racing world. I was hooked even before I started reading. I love the way this author can take things I love, racing and romance books, and make them so worth reading. I cannot wait for the next one. I highly recommend this one, you will not be disappointed.

This is the first in the new series – and there is no doubt that I will be looking out for future installments, as it is excellent. There is an easy level of world building which makes sure that we understand the environment these people operate within and the complexity of the relationships between drivers and their team, and between drivers and their fans. I am a huge Formula 1 fan, so reading all about race days, training, and all the big and small dramas is fabulous.

Spencer Riggs has been aiming for F1 forever, trying to live up to the success of his father. This has shaped his whole life, so when he finally gets to drive for Moretti, it is huge! By a twist of fate, Camilla Moretti finds herself sucked back into the world of F1 at the very same time, as her father, the team principal, needs her to prepare to take over.

Cam and Riggs have a pretty difficult meet-cute to overcome, but persistence, unexpected tenderness, and a chemistry which overrides logic, making for lots of passion and a delicious romance. I love how family is at the core of both their lives. Even though there is the danger and speed of the racing world, there are moments where the world slows right down and gives us insights into them as two lovers who need each other to be their best friends and confidants.

I am very much looking forward to other drivers getting their chance at love as well as podium positions.



“Is this the day you finally did it?”     “Did what?”     “Draw the hearts on the calendar for me?”


Author Bio

New York Times bestselling author K. BROMBERG writes contemporary romance novels that contain a mixture of sweet, emotional, a whole lot of sexy, and a little bit of real. She likes to write strong heroines and damaged heroes who we love to hate but can't help to love.

A mom of three, she plots her novels in between school runs and soccer practices, more often than not with her laptop in tow and her mind scattered in too many different directions.

Since publishing her first book on a whim in 2013, Bromberg has sold over 1.5 million copies of her books across eighteen different countries and has repeatedly landed on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists over thirty times. Her Driven trilogy (Driven, Fueled, and Crashed) is currently being adapted for film by the streaming platform Passionflix, with Driven available now.

With her imagination always in overdrive, she is currently scheming, plotting, and swooning over her latest hero. You can find out more about him or chat with Kristy on any of her social media accounts.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Off the Grid (Full Throttle #1) by K. Bromberg to read and review.