By: Wynne Roman
Publication Date: December 21, 2018
Publisher: Wynne Roman
Author Website: https://wynneroman.com/
In Wynne Roman’s third book in her Wycked Obsessions series, Wycked Escape, readers get into the personal space of charismatic drummer Noah Dexter. A self-proclaimed man whore Noah’s wild sexcapades finally catch up with him and collide with his unresolved past. A second chance romance with lots of introspection, this was a first rate read.
The unexpected reunion of Noah with his High School sweetheart, Paige Hamilton, was full of a blistering hot chemistry past, present and future. Ms. Roman balanced her work well and adroitly walked the fine line of sharing less then flattering personal moments without succumbing to sugary sentiment to gloss over her characters short comings. A story of regrets and amends this author expertly handled exploring the gray areas, giving a wide perspective to her portrayals and the choices they made.
Noah was a contradiction, on one hand going from a seemingly endless stream of superficial sexual encounters to being a committed selflessly loyal friend to his inner circle. This hero kept his audience guessing on how to label him for a large part of this work. Paige’s struggle with wanting to please everyone at the expense of her own happiness came at huge cost to her in every aspect of her life. Noah and Paige’s estrangement allowed them both to experience their dysfunctions without using the other as a scapegoat, so when they did reconnect ultimately, they could let go of the past and move on with each other.
A large part of this book was about MS. Roman’s portrayals learning to communicate. This author did a fine job of showing the evolution of her characters relationship as they matured and the endurance of their love. One of the things that stood out in this work was the writer’s development of the lead’s awareness of each other’s feelings as they transformed from their teens to adulthood. Going from wanting it all to almost losing it all, this couple’s journey back to each other was hard to put down.
From page one readers will want to do anything but get away from Wynne Roman’s Wycked Escape, the perfect way to experience a captivating story wrapped up in great writing.
*I was given an advanced copy. All opinions expressed are my own.*
*While part of a series this book can be read as a stand alone.*