Wicked Wives - Anna-Lou Weatherley
Source: Review copy from Avon
Playboy Casino owner and serial gambler, Tom Black, leaves a trail of broken hearts behind him wherever he goes. So when he disappears, it’s no surprise that foul-play is suspected.
The finger of suspicion points to three women from his past; Eleanor, the beautiful socialite with a dubious past, Loretta, the fame-seeking gold-digger, and Victoria, the glamorous, bestselling author.
Bound together by one man and his mayhem, it’s not long before secrets begin to surface, forcing the three women to take the biggest gamble of all. But in the game of love there can only be one winner – and the winner takes it all….
To finish a book with a sly grin on your face and a shake of the head can only mean that the book in question is a bad girl's dream. Underneath our smiles and politeness, our loveliness as ladies and mothers, we are wicked Wives. We are mean seducers who use our sexuality to allow us achievement in anything we want, especially regarding the opposite sex. I'm saying this as a female, but I guarantee males do it too. We will all do whatever we want, when we want, and for what we want. That doesn't mean we are bad or dishonest people. Take me for example it's my husband who gets my charm and hmm how to put it... skills when I want my very own way. You all know you do this and if you don't agree then I'm afraid your lying to yourself. Take a read of wicked wives and let Anna-Lou Weatherley open that bit of your mind your hiding from.
Wicked Wives is full of Witty one liners and a newer, harsher writing style that may be crass to some, but in this day and age is as refreshing as an ice cold glass of rosé on a summer day! Anna-Lou Weatherley has a way with words like the m&s food adverts. You know the ones, sexy, tantalising and exotic. Her descriptions are so thorough and faultless it makes the pages erupt and come alive. This book has a slap in your face opening prologue that continues slapping throughout every chapter. It's not even funny how much eye opening drama there is. It's like, Slap-murder. Slap-secrets. Slap-botched up cosmetic surgery. Slap-scandal. Slap- baby-loss. Slap-drugged orgies. And we're still taking about the beginning chapters here. It gives us a catalogue of completely versatile characters to sink our teeth into. All have been cleverly linked together which results in so much excitement you think you might burst. You know when you skip a few pages or skim read very fast to try get to find out the gossip? That's this book. Don't though, you can't, you will miss far too much by doing that. I'm seriously the most impatient person in the world so if I can do it you can too.
I loved the clever way the author writes from one character to the next, making you think it all ties into the before persons chapter. When sometimes it doesn't It brings a new type of excitement into reading which I really, truly appreciated. Kudos to Anna-Lou Weatherley for that.
Underneath the lies, secrets, death and debauchery lies a sad tale of love and heartbreak though. It's a tale that will have your nerves shot to see what's happening next, but your heart aching for the pain and hurt some of the characters face. It's a continuous battle of love and affection and it will have you needing and wanting more. You really won't be disappointed.
Revenge, infidelity, incest, orgies, drugs, guns, blackmail, murder and wicked wives. A book that is a must for you and your eyes!
This is going into my book of the year 2013 category it is simply divine.
Seriously go get yourself a copy ASAP!