Thursday 24 March 2016

Release Day Blitz & Review ~ Wicked Dix (Hard Love Romance #2) by Monica James


WICKED DIX by Monica James
Genre: Erotica
Publisher: Bookouture

Release date: March 24th 2016

Book Description:

I’ve always been a bad boy, with a very wicked reputation.

But then I met Madison – sweet, vulnerable, innocent Madison. She makes me feel as if there is hope for me. As if I could be a good man. I need her more than I need air to breathe.

There’s just one problem: Juliet. She’s a temptress who won’t take no for an answer. If I resist her, she’ll use our dirty secret to ruin everything with Madison. 

I don’t want to lose Madison, but can I really change? This is my chance to prove that I can. But it’s going to be one hell of a ride. 

Are you ready?

Seriously sexy and totally addictive, Wicked Dix is the second in the Hard Love Romance series. Find out how it all began…Dirty Dix OUT NOW.

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Our Review:

Reviewed by Donna ~ 5 stars
***ARC received for an honest review***

“We are never so defenseless against suffering as when we love…”

Wicked Dix is the second and final book in the Hard Love Romance Series. This book carries on from the end of book one, Dirty Dix (formerly released as Addicted to Sin.) Therefore, you need to make sure you have read Dirty Dix first.

For those that have read my review of Dirty Dix you will know that Dr Dixon Matthews really got to me. He was a man I should have hated, yet ended up loving. A man who was in a position of trust and yet abused that for his own sexual gratification. A psychiatrist whose speciality was addiction and yet was a self-confessed sex addict…a total recipe for disaster…and it was. However, Dixon’s addiction was borne from a broken heart and now that he had found his forever love he was a reformed character, however, his past boasts a tonne of skeletons and it is these skeletons that have come back to haunt him.

“And now, my hands are tied. Tied by Juliet Hart – the Antichrist in heels.”

I have to be vague unfortunately, as this whole book is a spoiler and ties up all the loose ends from Dirty Dix. Dixon tries to do his best to protect Maddison from his past indiscretions, I was begging him to just be honest from the start.

“With hindsight, I would have done so many things differently. But that’s the fucked-up thing about hindsight. It’s useless.”

Juliet was the devil incarnate, I seriously hated her with a passion and if anyone deserved to be hurt in this whole story it was her. As you can gather from Dirty Dix this woman had serious issues and these really come to the forefront in this book, however, Dixon in all his foolish wisdom decides to play the devil at her own game and throughout I was just waiting for the whole sorry tale to just implode with devastating results. Monica James keeps you waiting though, I was beginning to think she was the devil herself.

“Romance truly is dead. Juliet Harte killed it the day she opened her venomous mouth and I happily stuck my dick into it.”

The change in Dixon from the beginning to the end of this series was dramatic and just goes to show how the love of a great woman can totally change someone’s life around. Dixon wanted to be better, he wanted to deserve Maddy and most of all he wanted to love her. While he was economical with the truth he was only trying to protect Maddy from his past and even though he goes about it the wrong way, he always had the best intentions.

“But she has no idea who she’s playing against. She never did.”

Maddy also grows up a lot in this book and that is one of the things that I have loved about this series, how the characters grow before your eyes, how they learn from their mistakes, how they try to change for the better and most importantly how they desperately try to better themselves. Maddy finally goes to counselling and this was the stepping stone that she needed to really find her back bone and be able to finally stand up for herself and most importantly stand up to her family.

“You are…the strongest, bravest person I know.”

Although this book has its fair share of angst and edge of your seat, heart pounding, oh no, expletive, expletive, expletive scenes Monica James perfectly balances this with the wit and humour I have loved from the start with Dixon and his two friends, Hunter and Finch, literally the devil and the angel on Dixon’s shoulders. The relationship that these three share is a real bromance and I seriously want their stories too, especially Hunter.

I will say kudos to Monica James because there was one scene in this book that deserves a specific mention. It was one scene that I will never forget and tore at every heart string I had. This scene was so emotionally charged, so pivotal, it had me in floods of tears, but she nailed it. If ever someone needed to hit rock bottom it was Dixon and Monica James delivered it in style and with a ferocious soul crushing intensity. But after all, once you hit the bottom…the only way is up. Some lessons just need to be learned even if they are the hard way. A fantastic end to an amazing series, I just loved everything about it.

“So once upon a time, I was Manhattan’s biggest man-whore. But now, I’m just…me.

Book One ~ Dirty Dix

Book Description:

I knew she was bad news when she walked into my office, but I just couldn’t help myself… 

Filthy, sexy and full of surprises, Juliet is so hot she has me on fire. I’ve met my match and I can’t help going back for more. 

Then there’s Madison… she’s sweet, funny and awakens in me a fierce need to protect her. 

But I don’t do relationships. I don’t usually do the same woman twice. 

Juliet and Madison: Two very different women have got me completely hooked. 

Who will I choose? 

I know who I should choose, but I never said I was the hero of this story, or even the good guy. And besides, who wants to be good, when it feels so good being bad? 

My tale isn’t for the faint-hearted. If you’re game, strap yourself in and expect the unexpected. But don’t say I didn’t warn you… 

Achingly sexy and highly addictive, Dirty Dix, the first in the Hard Love Romance series, will have you hooked. Wicked Dix coming soon… 

Note: Previously published as ‘Addicted to Sin’.

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Read what everyone is saying about Dirty Dix:

'This book. This book knocked me on my butt, it twisted me up in knots and consumed me until the end. Just be warned, it is not your typical romance. It's a wild ride with a naughty, naughty man.' Kendall Ryan

'THIS BOOK WAS SO GOOD! I fell hard for Dixon…I would give it more than 5 stars if I had them.’ Wicked Good Reads

'Wickedly sexy, provocative and daring with the right dose of the quintessential bad boy...' Heidi McLaughlin

'Monica James is a master of story telling that holds you captive with memorable story lines, intriguing characters, steamy scenes and unexpected twists and turns. You will devour every word she offers. I am officially addicted to Dixon Mathews.' Rachel Brookes

'A captivating, witty, and sexy read. Monica James has written an intoxicating novel that will leave you on the edge of your seat and thirsting for more when it's all over.' Justine Elvira

'Monica James has created another character that I couldn’t get enough of. Dr Dixon Mathews’ kept me addicted until the very last page.' Lisa Edward

'I am addicted to three things: carbs, books, and Monica James. I devoured this!' CJ Roberts

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