Wicked Burn

Posted by Chantal | 1:08 p.m. | , , , , | 4 comments »

Wicked Burn by Beth Kery
Why I read this: There were lots of great reviews, and Ames stayed up all night reading it.

Vic Savian knows what he wants when he sees it. And what he wants is his sexy neighbor, Niall Chandler. So when he sees her in the hallway of their building being harassed by an aggressive suitor, Vic makes his move—and finds himself greatly rewarded…

Sleeping with her gorgeous neighbor—when she didn’t even know his last name—was the craziest thing Niall’s ever done. Now, she can’t seem to get enough of Vic—or the uninhibited passion he stirs in her. Suddenly, with his help, she’s opening to sensual pleasures she’s never known before. But when Niall’s past comes back to haunt her, will she and Vic let themselves venture beyond the bedroom and explore the possibility of love that’s in their hearts?

Ames and I were supposed to review this one for Breezing Through, but we decided that I should go ahead and post my review here, and she will maybe post her review on her own blog.

Since all I have to say about it I already told Ames via email, here you have it, my thoughts on Wicked burn.

Me: Hi Amy,

I'm not liking it at all, don't even want to finish it. I'm sorry :(
I don't mind still doing the review with you, but it will be a DNF one.

Ames: That's all right.

What part are you at? What aren't you liking?

Me: I'm in the middle of chapter five.

The dialogue isn't very good, I can't get a feel for Vic's voice at all.

The Amount of POV changes during the love scenes is past the point of annoying. One, maybe two, I am okay with, but I lost count at eight times in a single love scene. I like to stay in the moments during those parts and the going back forth kept giving me pause. I don't like that.

Where is the story? They meet, they have sex a bunch of times. Is there even a plot, a conflict?

You like it, right? Tell me something that makes me want to read on. I don't want a DNF this soon into the new year.

Ames: LOL I found all the sex at the beginning a bit tiring too. I was wondering when it was going to pick up...but around the middle it gets better - that's where the conflict enters the program.

Niall is just on the verge of telling Vic about her past when her mom comes over and coldly tells her her husband is getting better. So Vic is all "you're married?" and Niall doesn't say anything (confirming her guilt to Vic) and Niall goes to see her husband b/c he is asking for her.

Do you want me to tell you more? LOL

Me: Hmm, that does sound a bit better.

I'll read a few more chapters, and get back to you.

Ames: Ok. :P It might frustrate you though, what Niall doesn't do. But just keep going.

Me: That's another thing. I hate her name. I keep trying to pretend her name is Nelly or something.
First I didn't know how to pronounce her name, which is not fun, then we find out that she has a boy name (so, Neil?) ugh. I don't like it when girls have boys names.
If I was enjoying the story, then the name thing would not bother me. But you know how it goes. Little things are hard to ignore when there are so many of them.

Ames: LOL Yeah, I understand. Then you start nitpicking.

I say it the way it looks. Ni-all. Sounds dumb though.

One day later...

Me: I'm a few pages into chapter 12, and I'm going to stop now.

The dialogue did get better and I started to like Vic, but not enough to keep going.

Just waiting for something interesting to happen with this story isn't at all fun.

Is this the book that you stayed up until 3am reading? Can you tell me what you liked that much about it?

Ames: The emotion from the characters is what kept me reading. Like what Niall goes through with her ex. Did you get to that scene when he goes apeshit on her??

Me: No, I didn't get to that part in the book. I don't feel anything for the characters. I don't' care what they are thinking, what they did or what they will do in the future. For me, it's a DNF.

Ames gave it a B.


  1. Lori // 2:10 p.m.  

    Wow. All the sex at the beginning was a bit of a shock for me as well, but after that, I have to say I liked it a lot more than you did... obviously :)

  2. Leslie // 12:03 a.m.  

    Well, you got farther in the book than I did. I didn't like Vic and Niall's name was bothering me too. It's a man's name and I had to keep reminding myself that Niall is the woman. lol

    I might try it again after reading so many good reviews but I'll wait a bit.

  3. Seneca // 10:51 a.m.  

    Hi Lori,
    I gave it a fair chance, reading on as much as I could. It just didn't do anything for me, though. I'm glad you liked it :-). I don't like for people not to enjoy every book they read.

    Hi Leslie,
    I wont try to read it again, lol.
    Two years ago I gave myself a challenge to read books that I didn't like the first time.
    It was a very depressing month.

  4. Rowena // 11:00 p.m.  

    Another DNF? Awww sweets that sucks!