Release Day Blitz and Review ~ Wicked Heart ( Starcrossed #3 ) by Leisa Rayven @LeisaRayven
The one guy
she can’t have is the one she can’t forget.
Liam Quinn is one of the biggest movie stars in the world…and the only man
Elissa Holt has ever truly loved.
After being out of her life for six years, he and his gorgeous fiancé are set
to star in the new Broadway show Elissa is stage managing. The only trouble is,
when late night rehearsals bring Elissa and Liam together, the line between
what is and what could have been gets blurred. Now one moment of weakness is
about to create a scandal that will echo around the world.
Elissa knows that falling for Liam again would be a tragedy in the making, but
as any good romantic knows, love doesn’t always follow the script.
I saw a magazine article that claimed everyone should have their heart broken
at least once in order to become a better person…Whoever wrote that article can
go fuck themselves.
Reading Bad Romeo and Broken Juliette left me craving more. I’ve become happily addicted
to the way Leisa Rayven pens her dramatic romances, which are jam-packed with
loads of angst and passion. I couldn’t wait to jump into Liam and Elissa’s
world and in the end Wicked Heart wrecked
me. Chockfull of high anxiety and sexual tension, my head was spinning. Felt
utterly shattered right along side the main characters when seeing all their
heartache. Devouring this read in one sitting, I was instantaneously engrossed
as my emotions were seesawing from all the intensity. I enjoyed this couples’
journey, regardless of how it played with my heart, and highly recommend it to
fans that appreciate second chance romances.
Wicked Hearts can be read as a stand-alone,
however Elissa Holt was first introduced in Bad
Romeo as Ethan’s quirky yet lovable sister. Involved in the theater world,
she became one of the best stage managers in New York. But six years ago, before
she excelled in her career, a chance encounter in Times Square led her to Liam
Quinn, the outrageously handsome contractor-slash-amateur actor that stole and
eventually broke her heart. Now after all this time, still pining for the love
she had inexplicably lost, super-star Liam returns to the stage, with his fiancé
in tow, and working with poor Lissa.
He said he
loved me. That he missed me. That some actors might fall for their leading
ladies, but he never would. And I believed him.
The first part
of the story captivated me with their relationship beginnings. Seeing their
blossoming friendship and getting to know the overly sweet, charismatic Liam, I
found myself totally smitten. He was so easy to love at first and I adored how
their relationship grew into something more. Tender, affectionate and kind, I
was enamored by all things Liam. The most perfect romantic hero…until he
callously shattered Lissa’s heart.
For most of
the story, curiosity got the better of me trying to rationalize the reasons why
Liam ended their relationship so terribly. The moment he broke Elissa’s heart, I
felt her devastation deeply and I resented him. With Liam’s return, now a
famous celebrity and engaged to his long time leading lady, Lissa had my
sympathies in her struggle to work with them while dealing with feelings of supposed
unrequited love. I was obsessed with
unraveling all of his secrets and deceits, hoping I could once again fall for
him. Despite the reasons for leaving her
behind, (which vexed me), Liam managed to finally win back my affections. It
was his determination and undying love for Lissa that won me over. And I
absolutely adored the sweet romantic hero he became...again.
Believe me, it took a long while, but I
couldn’t help but fall for all his sexiness. Trust me, these two had me so
frustrated at times, between Liam and his secrets and Lissa’s extreme
friendliness toward both him and Angel (his fiancé), I wanted to scream. But I loved them both and all the turmoil. Not to mention their chemistry was scorching hot. I don’t want to give too much of the
story line away, but for those who may have any concerns, I feel it’s important
to note that this is by no means a love triangle.
I relished all
the anxiety and sexual tension that consumed their story and loved the way this
author wreaked havoc on my emotions, twisting me in knots. As far as the
ending, I found it to be a bit rushed, leaving me wanting more insight into
their lives together. Nevertheless, Leisa Rayven told a remarkable story of
broken hearts, of healing, and of fated love that was laced with both deep
passion and lighthearted humor. If you crave an angst filled romance with a
swoon worthy hero, a spirited heroine, and the kooky cast of secondary
characters, Wicked Heart is the