The Wicked Truth
Author: Melissa Foster
Series: The Wickeds: Dark Knights at Bayside #4
Publisher: World Literary Press
Published: December 7, 2022
Source: publisher for review
Scorching heat, laugh-out-loud humor, and swoon-worthy moments abound in this sexy new standalone romance by New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Melissa Foster.
What happens when you’re not looking for love, but it walks in the door?
Madigan Wicked’s heart is not up for grabs. She’s been there, done that, and she’s not going back for seconds. She pours her heart and soul into her family, her greeting card line, puppetry, and storytelling performances. But she’s not opposed to having a night of fun, and the gruff, sinfully hot, definitely-not-looking-for-love mysterious stranger she runs into at a bar might be just the right man to enjoy it with.
Ex-con Tobias Riggs has lost enough for one lifetime. The only family member in his corner doesn’t remember him, and the people who he thought would always be in his life, walked away. He’s just trying to make it through each day, and the last thing he’s looking for is any sort of connection. When chemistry ignites with the snarky, sexy storyteller, with lips he can’t stop thinking about, he gives in to a night of passion.
Though neither is open to love, it’s been known to bully its way into even the most resisting hearts. But can it survive the wicked truth of Tobias’s dark past?
If you are new to the world of Melissa Foster... First of all, welcome. You are now part of the family. And second of all, you picked one heck of a book to start from. The Wicked Truth encompasses just about everything that I love when it comes to one of Foster's romances. It has a strong family dynamic, friendship bonds that are unbreakable, and some of the hottest sexy scenes that I've read in one of Melissa's books for awhile. And that's saying something because all of her books are hot as hell. The chemistry between Tobias and Madigan was scorching. What I loved the most about The Wicked Truth is that it really shows just how big of a role family has in the Foster world. Her characters would do absolutely everything for their family. They protect each other. They stand up for each other. They forgive each other and grow from that forgiveness. And above all else, family doesn't stop with blood. When you become a friend, loved one, or the sibling of a loved one, you immediately become one of the family. Whether we're talking about the Wickeds or the Bradens or the Bads, everyone is family. I think the only change I would make in this one would be more of Tobias's sister, but I have a feeling she will be front and center in a book soon enough.
Available in audio book, narrated by Jacob Morgan and Savannah Peachwood
Melissa Foster is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, & USA Today bestselling author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and new adult romance with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented–perfect beach reads for contemporary romance lovers who enjoy reading about wealthy heroes and smart, sassy heroines.