Wicked Heart by Leisa Rayven ~ Live & Review

Also in this series: Bad Romeo Christmas: A Starcrossed Anthology (Starcrossed, #4)
Wicked Heart by Leisa Rayven ~ Live & ReviewAlso by this author: Bad Romeo Christmas: A Starcrossed Anthology (Starcrossed, #4)
Wicked Heart (Starcrossed, #3) by Leisa Rayven
ISBN: 1466873051
Series: Starcrossed
Published by St. Martin's Griffin on May 3rd 2016
Genres: Contemporary
Pages: 304
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five-stars

Liam Quinn is talented, gorgeous, and one of the biggest movie stars in the world.
He's also the only man Elissa Holt has ever truly loved.
After being out of her life for six years, he and his gorgeous fiancé are set to star in the new Broadway show Elissa is stage managing. The only trouble is, when late night rehearsals bring Elissa and Liam together, the line between what is and what could have been gets blurred, and one moment of weakness will lead to a scandal that echoes around the world.
Elissa knows that falling for Liam again would be a tragedy in the making, but as any good romantic will tell you, love doesn’t always follow the script.

Review

 “How long does it take to fall in love? A second? A week? A year? It’s like asking how long it takes to fall asleep. Some people are gone as soon as their heads hit the pillow. Others lie awake for hours, and it’s only when their brain stops churning for a while that sleep sneaks in and drags them under.”

A story about how one night for Elissa and Liam changed them forever. I fell in love with this book just as much as the first two. This one can be a standalone if you want to jump into the series with it. Wicked Heart is about Elissa Holt, Ethan Holt’s sister from Bad Romeo and Broken Juliet. Those two books you need to read in order as they are about the same couple.

There were so many swoon worthy scenes, laugh out loud parts and parts that broke my heart. The story flowed great. It never lacked for anything and I couldn’t put it down. I read this in one sitting and I almost regret it because it’s over.

“Love is an asshole. It doesn’t care about people’s plans. It’s never convenient. It crawls inside of you at the most ridiculous times and makes you feel, whether you like it or not.”

One thing I love about Leisa’s writing is how she can draw the heart flutters out of you. I’ve raved about her ability to do this in my Bad Romeo review and my Broken Juliet review. She is just so damn good at giving you the feels whether they are good or bad.

“I’m not saying goodbye. Because this isn’t over. One day, fate’s gong to fix this. Bring us back together. I believe that.”

I need more of these characters. I need more of Leisa’s writing. I don’t think I could ever be tired of it.

five-stars

About Leisa Rayven

Writing has always been a passion for Leisa, and even though she originally intended to be an actress, it wasn’t long into her time at drama school that she began writing plays.

Those plays were bad. Very bad. Well, her friends thought they were good, but that’s because they were always cast in them and any opportunity to be on stage was met with an obnoxious amount of enthusiasm.

Since then, she’s honed her craft, and several of her plays have been produced and toured throughout Australia.

These days, playwriting has given way to fiction writing, and Leisa’s debut novel, BAD ROMEO, was published through Macmillan New York in December 2014. The sequel, BROKEN JULIET was released in April 2015, and the final book in Leisa’s Starcrossed series, WICKED HEART, will hit bookstores and kindles on May 3rd, 2016.

The Starcrossed series has gained hordes of passionate fans all over the world, and the books have now been translated into eight foreign languages. Bad Romeo and Broken Juliet have also featured on international best seller lists in Brazil and Germany.

Leisa Rayven lives in Australia with her husband, two little boys, three cats, and a kangaroo named Howard.

(Howard may or may not be her imaginary marsupial friend. Everyone should have one.)

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