Saturday, March 20, 2010

Wild, Wicked, & Wanton - Jaci Burton

Title:  Wild, Wicked, & Wanton
Author:  Jaci Burton
Publisher:  Berkley
Published:  2007
Pages:  326
Genre: Erotic Romance

This is one title that actually describes what the book is...wild, wicked & wanton. It is a book that pushes the boundaries and will take you on the most sensual ride of your life. So, if you like your romances a little tamer...then I suggest you don't pick up this book. But, if you like your romances edgy, intense, flaming hot, mixed with great characters and intriguing stories, then Wild, Wicked, & Wanton is definitely for you!!! Jaci Burton creates characters that are vibrant, three dimensional, and realistic. She explores the deep fantasies that some women have and gives them life. This is a fantastic read.

The book is an anthology comprising of three interwoven stories. They are about best friends Abby, Blair, and Callie who delight in sharing their wildest secrets and dares. "But their latest bet is the boldest one of all. Each must sleep with whomever the other two have chosen for her." Little did each of them know that their HEA was right around the corner.

Abby's ex-husband had a reputation while they were married for bedding any woman who let her guard down. So, Abby has sworn off men..."but never counted on a pair of sexy veterinarians who are fulfilling a desire of their own." I liked Abby's strength of character that allowed her to go after what she wanted, evaluate the situation for what it really was, and to reach out and grab her chance for love. Mike and Seth were great heroes in this story. Polar opposites...Mark out for a good time, Seth being the more romantic of the two...they complimented each other and gave Abby the time of her life. But what happens after the weekend is over?? That you'll have to read for yourself...LOL.

Blair is afraid to commit. She has broken off three engagements, all because of one man she has never had the courage to let into her heart. The one man she really loves. But now the decision to avoid him at all costs is out of her hands. Blair is afraid of her own desires, afraid to let the one man she knows who will fulfill all of them into her life. Rand knows all about what Blair truly desires, and he is willing to wait until Blair admits the truth. With the help of her two friends, it is time for Blair to face Rand. Even though Rand is a true dominant alpha male, he understands Blair's fears and is compassionate enough to help her work through them. He is determined to have the woman he wants.

Callie is a true romantic...but she carries a broken heart after the death of her husband. She owns a coffee shop where one of her regular customers happens to be one of the most sexiest, gorgeous man Callie has ever seen. After her friends hear that he has given Callie his phone number, they know who they are going to pick for her wild weekend. Now, her long dormant fantasies may be getting a workout. I loved Callie's ability to reinvent herself after her husband's death. She didn't wallow in self-pity, she pulled herself together, opened a successful coffee shop, and now has the chance to grab at everything she's ever dreamed of with Jack. He is a successful lawyer with fantasies of his own...and they just happen to match Callie's. They both explore their desires together. But someone wants to put a stop to their relationship...does he succeed?? You know the'll have to read it to find out!!

If you want to read an excerpt from Wild, Wicked, & Wanton, head on over to Jaci Burton's webiste.

You can read my other review here.

Rating: 4/5
Pages: 326
Completed: 3/7/10