Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Review - Wicked Burn

Title: Wicked Burn
Author: Beth Kery
Publishing Date: December 2008
Genre: Contemporary
Rating: B+
Sensuality: Burning

Niall Chandler on her way home from a charity dinner finds herself in the unwanted clutches of her date. Standing out in the hallway in front of the door to her apartment, fighting off her overzealous date, her hunky next-door neighbor Vic comes to her rescue. After not so subtly telling Niall's date to get lost, he asks Niall if she would like to go back to his place for a drink. Niall, unable to resist Vic's sex appeal accepts for not only just a drink, but for one of the most erotic sexual encounters she has ever had in her life.

Beth Kery is a new author to me. I usually am leery when trying a new author because I never know how their writing is going to appeal to me, especial authors who write erotic romance. I was pleasantly surprised by Wicked Burn and found I enjoyed it quite a lot. I would compare Beth Kery's writing to Shannon McKenna or Lisa Marie Rice in terms of the sexuality, characters and pacing.

I really enjoyed Vic's character. There were many different layers to his personality. In public, or I should say, outside the bedroom, he is a man of few words. He doesn't like crowds and prefers to sit on the sidelines and observe rather than be in the spotlight. In the bedroom he is demanding and possessive and completely in charge. I love how when he is with Niall, he gives her his complete and utter attention.

Niall wasn't quite as well depicted at Vic. I could empathise with her character but there were times when she annoyed me. The way she handles her problems and how they affected Vic really bothered me. Instead of facing Vic, she runs from him and doesn't give him any explanation. As a reader this frustrated me. But that was really my only complaint. Other than that, I thought it was a solid, sexy story.

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VampFanGirl said...

Hi Jill!

I really enjoyed reading your thoughts on 'Wicked Burn' and thanks for linking to my review. My thoughts mirrored your own in many ways especially regarding Vic and Niall's characters respectively. I think I went down an entire grade lower though for many reasons. But I'm not deterred from picking up Kerry's newest release, 'Daring Time'. I'm definitely willing to give the author another chance.

Love your blog, BTW.

Happy Reading,

Anonymous said...

Hi Jill! Great review! I've read so many different POV's on this particular story. Happy you enjoyed it.

SarahT said...

Thanks, Jill! I bought 'Wicked Burn' recently and it's sitting on my TBR shelf. After reading your review, I must dig it out.

Jill D. said...

Hi VampFanGirl! Thanks so much for stopping by and dropping me a line! I was really surprised by Kery. I think it is difficult to find good erotic romance authors. I will definitely be getting Daring Time.

Barbara, Thanks! One of the reasons I decided to read it was because of Katiebabs review, but I noticed that others were praising it as well.

Sarah, I hope you enjoy it. It's a pretty quick read, so don't wait. Start reading it right away!