ARC Review: Wicked Fate by V. Simran. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Wicked Fate by V. Simran

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

MAIRA

Up in the mountains at the cabin, I’m greeted by the shirtless sight of a broody and grumpy man. He hated me at first glance as if I was the one disrupting his life.

He’s bossy, intense and mysterious.

Suddenly his taunting turns into obsession and then threats.

I should be running away but I’m caught in his web.

The only way I can survive unscathed is to learn his secret.

Too bad, I didn’t count on myself falling for him.

ARAV

These days I hunger for revenge… until she crosses my path.

A beautiful mess with a mixture of fire and pain in her eyes.

Every time I’m with her, she makes me feel alive.

Then with a cruel twist of fate, our past is connected in ways she doesn’t even realize.

It changes everything.

Lust turns into hate.

Too bad for her, she’s mine until I fulfill my vow

An Angsty New Adult Romance Standalone

Wicked Fate

“I’ll always hunt you down, little girl.”

The following ratings are out of 5:
Romance: 💛🖤💜💚❤️
Heat/Steam: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Story/Plot: 📕📗📘📙
World building: 🌎🌍🌏🌎
Character development: 😳☺️🤫😍

The heroine: Maira – she has come to the mountains in Manali to spend some time alone to heal herself. She has had a turbulent life the past few years and wants overcome her social anxiety issues. She also is trying to figure out what to do with her life because the life she wants isn’t the life her parents expect for her.

The Hero: Arav – he lost his six month old son and has sworn retribution. A year and a half later, he rents a cabin in Manali to be alone and for reasons only he knows. He wants to avenge his son’s life and that is all he has been living for.

“It is said that the need for revenge only feeds the fire inside you for the sweet taste of victory at the end, for righting the wrong, but never the peace you’re aching for nor the healing of your wounds.”

The Story: When Maira arrives at the cabin she booked for a few months, she finds it already occupied with a surly man in just jeans with an eight pack of tight abs and an alpha attitude. They call the company who rented out the cabin only to find that it has been double booked and there are no other cabins available.

Maira figures from Arav’s broody alpha nature, he likes his privacy so she figures if she can push him and invade his privacy enough, he will leave voluntarily. So she pushes his buttons by annoying him as much as she possibly can, though he can see what she is doing and doesn’t fall for her machinations.

I enjoyed the explosive chemistry between Arav and Maira, there is a bunch of heat generated whenever they are in the same room with each other. Arav has some deliciously dirty thoughts about what he would like to do to Maira and she has some similar thoughts when she looks at him and his muscular body.

Arav is dark and dangerous as well as very mysterious, which heightens the steaminess between him and Maira. He craves her submission and she gets off on his dominance and the fear he creates in her. It is all very titillating and I loved it.

“I knew she didn’t even realize that fear turns her on. It’s her kink. Her ultimate downfall. Because men like me will never miss the chance to feed off of it.”

The storylines were intriguing and I liked the book quite a bit. There are some grammatical mistakes here and there that are a bit distracting, though not enough to detract from my enjoyment of the story.

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