Friday, January 5, 2018

Release Blitz & Book Review: Wicked Little Games by Dee Palmer

Wicked Little Games
by Dee Palmer
Series: Little Games Duet #1
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: January 5th, 2018


“You promised me forever: You lied.”

Tia was five years old when she fell in love with Atticus Kraus. She didn’t care about the castle he lived in, that he was the heir to a vast empire, or that she was the daughter of his housekeeper. She cared about the boy who made her smile, the boy who defied his mother to make her his friend, and the boy who made her feel less alone.

Atticus made it crystal clear her place was right beside him—in play, in life, and in love. He promised her forever, and she promised to wait…

As she turns eighteen Tia is excited with the plans she’s made with her first love and soul mate. Her studies at a top college will ensure she finally moves away from Atticus’s judgemental family and her own toxic mother. With Atticus at her side, she feels the first sense of true happiness.

When suddenly accused and found guilty of stealing a Kraus family heirloom, Tia is sentenced to six years in prison, and her world falls apart. Abandoned and betrayed, this is just the beginning of her nightmare, as once again she finds herself very much alone. How could this happen?

Prison changes her, but it also gives her time: time to forge new friendships, time to learn new skills, and time to plan her revenge. Her life was destroyed by Wicked Little Games, and she knows exactly who’s going to pay…

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Twisted Little Games
by Dee Palmer
Series: Little Games Duet #2
Release Date: March 2nd, 2018

About the author:

Dee Palmer lives just outside of London with her husband and (slightly embarrassed) children. Her passion is writing sexy steamy romance stories that will scorch the pages right off your kindle and are guaranteed to make your heart pound. She loves an HEA but isn't afraid to put her readers through the ringer before she delivers.

When not at her desk she can be found either fannying around on Facebook or with her nose stuck in her Kindle. Once in a while when the lights are down she might be spotted about town searching for the best French martinis and throwing some dubious shapes on the dance floor.

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 My review:

These characters!! They started out to be so simple and yet were so complex and full of emotions. It was a world of first loves and playful kids that morphed into hardened hearts full of pain, deep regrets and hatred.
'I keep telling myself time will heal, but I know it won't. He was my everything, and that's the thing about first loves – they don't just burn your heart, they brand your soul for all eternity.'
The story was a slow process – foremost the chapters in the beginning - and information was seeded sparsely but after I got to know the characters better, I was smitten and greedy to learn more about them.
The ending was not something I'd have seen coming and really took me by surprise. It was a huge cliffhanger and I can't wait to read more!!
'Regret runs so deep in my veins, it chokes any chance of peace.'
This book was told from multiple POVs and started in the present but went back in time to when Tia and Atticus were kids. The past chapters were chosen perfectly because they always had enough information to understand what happened and to get a better feeling of the characters growing connection, but it was never too long to lose my interest and moved ahead on a great pace.

Tia and Atticus lived in two very different worlds and it was just a matter of time that their ways would take different directions and lead them apart, even though they never thought that it would come to this, it eventually happened. He went to a school far away and growing up paired with long distance friendship could only bring trouble and change a person.

This book is hard to describe because the blurb says a lot already but it's the details that matter and how the book is written which made it so amazing.

These characters couldn't be any more different from each other but still had a lot in common. Tia's life had never been easy what with her mother worshipping the ground Mrs. Kruse walked on despite the way this woman treated Tia and how she looked down on people like Tia and her mother. Atticus didn't care that his mother didn't like him playing with Tia because he liked her and although his family was rich and he could have anything he wanted, friends were a rarity for him too.
When Tia was accused and put in jail for theft, Atticus hands were tied for a different reason.

After her time spent in jail, Tia couldn't afford to do anything that put her on the police radar because she wouldn't survive prison another time. Once in a lifetime was enough and even that was too many especially since she was innocent in the first place and still had to live in hell for years because of the Kruse family. It's time for revenge.
“He was eight years old, and I was five. It was the best day of my life.”
Atticus was a lively and smart young boy full of temper. He was very clever for his age and he knew how he got his way. This didn't much change when he grew older, but he became tougher, hardened from life and deep regret held him back from happiness. I was torn about his character because although I couldn't resist his charm as a young boy and understood his reasons for most of his actions, he was arrogant and cocky, and I didn't know everything that happened yet so my opinion of him is not made up yet. The same applies to another character. =P
'He has this calm seriousness about him that he maintains at all times, almost without exception. Oh, he has a temper that's akin to a mini apocalypse...'
There were lots of secrets in this book and not many were revealed yet. I can't wait to discover them in the next book!

Oh! I almost forgot to mention the very hot scenes in this book! Lots of sexual tension and frustration led to some very intense scenes. And all the while I had to think of the characters secrets and if what they said and did was honest or just a game.

The title of this book was spot on and so true with the story because this definitely were some wicked little games!
“It should've been me.”
-- I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book given by Give Me Books Promotions. --

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
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