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This edition was published by Ellora's Cave on November 30, 2006 in paperback and has 296 pages.
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Two short stories in Leigh’s Bound Hearts erotica romance series.
“Wicked” (Bound Hearts, 4)
“Sacrifice” (Bound Hearts, 5)
…brings Lucian and Devril Conover together with Tally Raines in a permanent threesome. It’s Tally‘s wicked “pranks” that really make this story. She has all the men terrified. They don’t know it, but they have her terrified in return.
Sax Brogan has a cameo here as he provides Kimberly Madison aid. Jessie and Terrie Wyman have a small part as well (see Seduction, 3).
…sees the end of Jared’s year of chasing Kimberly Madison. A rigid and dictatorial trust forces Kimberly to remain a virgin until her father approves her choice of husband or she reaches age thirty. Her father, Senator Daniel Madison is a cold, hard man and Kimberly takes great delight in finding ways around his demands. Definitely a unique approach.
A nice bit of backstory on the Club in this story as well as an unexpected ending. Her dad isn’t particularly convincing with his abrupt about-face. It’s rather depressing how two people can destroy their own lives let alone the daughter they should have cherished.
Jared Raddington is ex-Special Forces and he’s taken over the family farm since he retired. Kimberly Madison works security; Richard Decker is her not-too-happy boss. David Matthews, Tim Adams, Lowell, and Danford are part of her team assigned to guard Jared — and Kimberly. Both are in danger because of their connection to the senator. I think Carolyn maneuvered this to get the two of them together. At least one of her teammates is a spy for her father.
We get a peripheral introduction to Ian, Jared’s choice as a third. Lucian Conover has a cameo in this one. Carolyn Raddington Madison is Jared’s mother and, considering who her husband was, I don’t understand why she would marry the senator. There’s mention of Kia and Carl Stanton‘s divorce and the fallout from that.
The Cover and Title
The cover is disconcerting. The men involved [n the story] are businessmen and an ex-Special Forces. The overly muscled hulk on the cover with his arms crossed in the background with his belt undone seems more like an escapee from a Muscleman contest. The woman with a flash of net at one shoulder and the knowing look in her eye…oh, yeah, that’s Tally.
The title is a blend of the titles of both short stories in this two-story anthology. Tally is indeed a Wicked girl while Kimberly has a tremendous Sacrifice to make.