Photographer Wyatt Royce’s career is on the verge of exploding. All he needs is one perfect model to be the centerpiece of his sexy, controversial show. Find her, and Wyatt is sure to have a winner.
Then Kelsey Draper walks in. Stunning. Vibrant. And far too fragile for a project like this. Wyatt should know—after all, he remembers only too well why their relationship ended all those years ago.
Determined to break free from her good girl persona, Kelsey wants spice. Adventure. And she’s certain that Wyatt is just the man to help.
But when Wyatt agrees to give her the job only if he has complete control—on camera and in his bed—Kelsey can’t help but wonder if she’s in too deep. Because how can a good girl like her ever be enough for a man like Wyatt?
The book is, very much, a second chance romance novel.
Wyatt and Kelsey shared a sweet and sexy romance as teenagers but circumstances forced them apart and you get to see both their past, and their present, unfold throughout the novel. They had great chemistry and I liked them both as individuals and as a couple.
I loved how Wyatt was determined to 'make it' on his own without trading on his family name, or connections, and I loved Kelsey's relationship with her brother and her determination to do whatever she had to do to help him.
Kelsey's constant flip-flopping over whether to do Wyatt's show was irritating, as was her inability to accept that she's not responsible for what happened in the past and that her father is a complete asshole.
I was also annoyed that we didn't actually get to see Wyatt's show open after reading a few hundred pages of build up to it! The epilogue-eqse press release didn't quite cut it.
Wicked Grind is a standalone novel but it is part of the 'Stark World', hence the series name I guess! As such fans of the Stark and the Stark International series' of books will enjoy glimpses of past characters and some subtle name drops.
I loved the cover for this book!
The black and white image with the splash of colour on the title sang a happy song to my book loving heart... It doesn't have much to do with the story but it captures the raw sensuality of the novel pretty well so it gets a big thumbs up from me!
"He's not a man, he's a concept. A talisman. Fantasy mixed with memory and topped with a sprinkle of loss."