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Monday, April 18, 2011

A Wicked Ride (The Wicked, Book 1), by Avril Ashton

Title: A Wicked Ride (The Wicked, Book 1)
Author: Avril Ashton
Sub-Genre(s): Contemporary, Erotic, Interracial/African-American
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Publication Date: February 01, 2011
ISBN #: 9781554877843
Format: eBook from Author
Reviewer: Babs
Rating: 4 Cups

Sasha Forde has hung up her thieving stillettos, but a visit from a mobster sends her back to her old life. In order to save her family--and herself--from jail, she must steal evidence hidden in a lawyer's office. She sets out to do what she considers a simple B and E, but someone else has arrived first. And he holds her life in his tattooed hands. Not for long.

Niko Davaris is all about revenge on the man who tried to kill him. The evidence he stole is the first step in that direction. He's not thrilled to wake up with a gun to his head. The woman on the other end is cocky, smug and too damn hot for her own good. He wants her, she wants the evidence. When she takes it and disappears, he gives chase. Battle lines are blurred as they give in to temptation, but on a ride like this, someone has to come out on top. Who will it be?

Sasha is in the duct work above the office of a lawyer. She is about to hop down into the office when three people dressed in black come in. She stays put and watches the item she is wanting walk right out the door. Before they leave, she gets a look at the main man, Niko. She vowed to get even. She needed what they just took.

She followed Niko and he awoke to her sitting at the foot of the bed with her gun aimed at him. She got what she wanted and left him behind. She really liked what she saw and wanted him, but she had a job to do.

Niko had a job to do, as well. He followed Sasha the next day to a warehouse. They ended up having some racy and exciting moments. Niko took Sasha with him to his hide away, far away. What will happen to the package they both want and to the job they are both committed to?

I enjoyed this read as the characters and setting were both well written. Sasha, Niko and a few others really bring the story to life and you feel for both of them. I was rooting for one and then both and back to one all throughout the book. I wanted to know what the job was going to do to both and if they could have some type of relationship as well. They both fell for one another, but their jobs were coming first.

Sasha’s character is wacky, strong, loyal and, overall, a wonderful character. She was my favorite.

There are some hot scenes; nothing tacky, just sensual.

I say this is a must read.

Available at:
Amazon (Kindle Edition)


*Blurb Courtesy of Goodreads.

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1 comment:

Avril Ashton said...

Thank you, Babs. Glad you enjoyed Sasha. She's my fave, as well ;0)