Review: Wicked Bride Games by Clarissa Wild

January 06, 2017

Wicked Bride Games by Clarissa Wild
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Release: January 10, 2017
Genre: Dark Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat: 4 out of 5
Length: 302 pages

Fifty million dollars for three weeks of your life in the hands of a total stranger. Would you do it?

When Naomi Lee finds herself out of a job and out of the money she needs to pay her father’s medical bills, she receives an anonymous letter, containing an offer she can’t refuse.

Max Marino, a wealthy businessman, wants her and he’ll pay any price.
Three weeks of her time, no-holds-barred, in exchange for fifty million dollars.
With no other means to pay her bills, Naomi has no choice but to accept.

However, Naomi isn’t the only one who signs the contract.
And Max isn’t alone in his deal.

Three brothers …
Nine girls …
All competing for the ultimate prize … marriage.

Let the games begin.

WARNING: Contains disturbing content some readers may find offensive. Includes scenes involving multiple men & women being dirty together. Every boundary is crossed. Read at your own risk.

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MY REVIEW

I wasn't even sure how to rate this one. Clarissa Wild did an amazing job of messing with my head.

Naomi has hit rock bottom. She lost her job, her dad's dying from cancer and her parents can barely afford his medication, the bills are piling up, and the bank turned her down for a loan. What's a girl to do? Find a new job? Apply for government assistance? Turn tricks? Sell drugs? Or maybe take the mysterious Max Marino up on his offer of $50 million for three weeks of her as his "property". At first she's resistant but c'mon... it's $50 MIL!

I never liked Naomi. My dislike for her only grew as the story unfolded. At first it was because of... I'm just going to quote my status updates:
"I'm only 7% in and I'm already questioning the heroine, Naomi. Is she for real??? No, seriously. Is she? Because she's mad that she's not at the top of the food chain, but I've seen no mention of her education. Then she gets made because the bank questions if she can pay back a loan when she has NO JOB!! I thought the question was appropriate. Am I the one who's clueless???"


And then at 11%:
"Getting through this slowly but surely but Naomi is really frustrating the fck out of me! Now she's appalled by Max's proposal??? Wasn't she just a few pages ago, willing to sell her body to pay the bills? Did she think she was gonna get paid more than 50 million on the street corner between "Get fcking real" Street and "Find a damn clue" Avenue???"


The negative feelings I had towards her also stemmed from how deceitful, manipulative, cruel, and downright evil she was. However, I admired the shite out of her tenacity, determination, and perseverance in the face of all she had to endure.

Max was a truly intriguing character. His motivations are what first caught my interest and his devotion to Naomi kept it because it bordered on obsessive. I wasn't a fan of the idea of him interacting physically with the other woman, but thankfully the author spared us the details. I did want Max to succeed and found myself rooting for him at the most inappropriate times.

This story was dark, twisted, dirty, insane, and a bizarre sort of mindfck. There's a lot of negative energy permeating this book, which made it an incredibly entertaining read.

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