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Wicked Games (A Games Novel) (Volume 1) Paperback – June 19, 2013
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About the Author
Jill Myles is the pen name for USA Today Bestselling Author Jessica Clare. As Jill Myles, she writes a little bit of everything, from sexy, comedic urban fantasy to zombie fairy tales. As Jessica Clare, she writes erotic contemporary romance. She also has a third pen name (because why stop at two?). As Jessica Sims, she writes fun, sexy shifter paranormals. She lives in Texas with her husband, cats, and has a day job in finance
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I’m not a fan of first person books, but this one was good. It was told from Abby’s point of view. But at the beginning of most chapters there were a couple of sentences showing Dean’s thoughts. I liked that. It gave us a little insight into his thinking. But it didn’t have the jarring effect of entire chapters in a different POV and the reader has to remember who is talking, who is “I.”
Narrative mode: 1st person Abby with chapter introductions 1st person Dean. Story length: 172 pages. Swearing language: strong, including religious swear words but not often used. Sexual language: strong. Number of sex scenes: about 4. Setting: current day mostly on an island. Copyright: 2011. Genre: contemporary romance.
I enjoyed Wicked Game but it was very predictible. It was so obvious what the conflict was going to be and how it was going to be resolved. The first part of the book before Abby and Dean started getting along was actually hilarious. Unfortunately, I didn't really see the connection between them. The author told us they spent a lot of time talking and hanging out together but didn't write those scenes so some of the connection that wasn't about the "survival" just wasn't there for me. It was more of a lust then love connection. At first Abby goes back and forth between being a strong woman and not having much confidence. Dean is kind of a jerk at first but quickly changes (maybe too quickly for me). The story was very much like an episode of survivor with the scheming and lying to stay on the island.
My biggest issue and the reason this book wasn't a 4 star read for me was that the conflict was SO OBVIOUS. Abby did exactly what I knew she would although a bit harsher then I would have thought. Dean was a little too easy going about the things Abby said as well. However, overall it was a fun and enjoyable read and I was surprised at how quickly it seemed I read the book.
I liked it enough that I will read the next one in the series.
Remember when you were in grade school and there was always a little boy that would pull your hair, hit you and push you on the playground? Remember what your mom always said about him? That he only hit you and pushed you and pulled your hair because he liked you? Well that was Dean and Abby. I was very happy to see them get over their differences and become such a great team, and I'm also glad they became such an awesome couple.
I really do think that this may be a series that I would really enjoy reading more of.