Wicked Heart (a review) by Leisa Rayven



Wicked Heart by Leisa Rayven ~ 5 STARS

So have you read Romeo and Broken Juliet yet? I suggest you get on it!!! Wicked Heart is the third installment of the Starcrossed series and this can be read as a standalone. Leisa really is amazing at creating such incredible love stories. This one is different from what I read before – I really like that this story is surrounding Broadway.

“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.”

Please don’t be alarmed!!!! This is NOT a love triangle… Yes there is scandal, drama, tears, laughs, tons angst and heartache but you have to read and find out what really goes on after the curtain falls 🙂

This story follows Elissa (Ethan’s sister from Bad Romeo) and Liam’s relationship. Elissa met Liam one fateful night when she was out with her best friend Josh. It was love at first sight. A nice carpenter (she thought) but it turns out Liam is casted as Romeo for her school play. Elissa and Liam kept things professional.  After the show wrapped, Elissa and Liam could no longer resist each other. They had one unforgettable night together – the connection was incredible, the sex was panty-dropping hot – it was meant to be.  But, Liam unexpectedly had to move across the country.  At first they kept in touch but sadly Liam seems to have a change of heart.  Just as Elissa’s biggest fear – a hot movie star had left her for his equally hot co-star.  Elissa was broken hearted.  Six years later Elissa found herself stage managing for a new Broadway production where Liam is the star. Fate right? Unfortunately, Liam is not alone – his beautiful fiancé is right by his side. They are the perfect couple deeply in love, the Brangelina of Broadway. Talk about getting your heart ripped right out of your chest AGAIN. That’s how I feel for Elissa – load of hurt, regret and pain.   A grown Liam is incredibly handsome, sexy, irresistible, and talented but oh so taken.  Liam’s fiancé Angel is beautiful, sweet, just amazing inside and out, and she has the only man Elissa ever loved. How do you work days in and days out with the man you secretly love and the woman you want to hate? Especially as said man appears to want to maul you every chance he gets??? Uh oh!!! Well, this makes for a very exciting, trouble plot 🙂

“Heartache doesn’t teach you to be resilient. It teaches you to protect your fragility. It teaches you to fear love. And it draws a bright red circle around all the ways you’ve failed as a person and laughs while you cry.” ~~~ God! I broke down crying with this quote. Crying for Elissa’s hurt, pain and heartbreak.

It’s very rare that I love all the characters in a book. Someone has to be a villain and someone has to be a hero – well, this book is quite an exception. Leisa created these beautiful, amazingly complex characters . I mean what’s not to love about the four main characters? Liam is sexy, confident, a little vulnerable and sweet – at times I felt like his action toward Elissa was unfair but trust me he HAS an excuse … by the end of the book he became my best book boyfriend. Just perfection! Elissa is beautiful but she does not know it, so that makes her even more appealing. She is corky – hates exercise but loves cheese. LOL, LOVE her!!!!  She is also a young, talented, most-wanted stage manager. Elissa’s best friend Josh? Please say no more. Loyal, protective, best wing-man one could ever ask for. Not to mention his touching admission at the end – God! SWOONS. He is a textbook definition of a BFF. I want to be his BFF – Josh! I am coming for you.  Angel – a perfect name for a perfect angel – she is sweet, down to earth, beautiful, America’s sweet-heart. You can’t help but fall head over heal with these characters.

“…Fate is what we make it. You get the love you fight for. The one you think you deserve.”

I love Leisa’s style of writing in all her books – it’s fantastic, flawless. The words she delivered are funny, sharp, wicked, and sexy. The kissing, the foreplay, the hot sex scene. The dialogues, the descriptions of characters … and pretty much EVERYTHING in between – just PERFECTION. I also thought it was very clever that Leisa makes different references from shows such as the Kardashians, and Friends – “So, do I get to choose another lobster now, or is that it? I’m to go through life forever lobsterless?”

Leisa has an amazing talent for sucking you into her story. She captures my attention from the very start. I could not put my kindle down – I swiped the page so fast because I was desperate to find out what’s next. There is a twist – Ooohhh! It was a good one! Took my breath away! I DEVOURED this book in no time.  So, you want a book that makes you cry, laugh out loud, and scream at your kindle in frustration? Are you in need of some angst, sexual tension, heart-ache, joy, love, happiness, basically all the feels? – GOT IT RIGHT HERE baby! Don’t miss this gorgeous love story. I highly recommend Wicked Heart along with Bad Romeo and Broken Juliet.  I feel overjoyed with the sweet ending.  Happiness and Love actually is all around (See Elissa? I am making a reference too). I selfishly want a long Epilogue on their life especially Josh’s journey. Thank you in advance!!! Wink wink wink 🙂

“Love is like a lion in captivity – it can be embraced, but never tamed.”

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