Review: Wicked Heart (#3, Starcrossed) by Leisa Rayven - Vilma Iris | Lifestyle Blogger

This post contains affiliate links, meaning I’ll receive a small commission should you purchase using those links. All opinions expressed are my own. I receive no compensation for reviews.

Review: Wicked Heart (#3, Starcrossed) by Leisa Rayven

My Thoughts

Wickedly sexy and romantic with off-the-charts, toe-curling tension.

5stars

Synopsis

May-03 ★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.

My Review

Oh sweet tension! Leisa Rayven delivers another Starcrossed story to swoon over, to make our hearts melt, to keep us furiously flipping pages with irresistible chemistry and angst. If this book was anything like Bad Romeo and Broken Juliet, I knew I’d be drawn in from the start, held captive by a romance that keeps emotions high and intense. Wicked Heart did not disappoint, it delivered in every way. With witty, sharp banter, achingly real feelings and off-the-charts sexual tension, Elissa and Liam’s story shines.

“He’s the only man who’s ever affected me like this, and it’s safe to say I hold it against him.”

When big-time Hollywood actor Liam Quinn returns to the stage alongside his actress fiancée, Elissa Holt struggled to keep it together. As the stage manager of their current production, it was up to her to make sure everything ran smoothly, but seeing her ex for the first time in six years—since he’d broken her heart—introduces a whole new level of torture.

Back then, she’d broken her rules, given him her heart, supported him as his career began to blossom. So when opportunity knocked, Liam decided to leave New York City for Los Angeles for a shot to hit it big. Fate would bring them back together, he said… and so she’d held on to dear life.

“One day, fate’s going to fix this. Bring us back together. I believe that.”

But those months away, those promises and heartfelt words vanished when he left her in the worst possible way. He had been everything to her and she’d thought he felt the same.

So she’d reinforced her heart’s armor, promised she’d never again date an actor. Felt the pain of defeat when he became engaged to his beautiful costar.

“Heartache doesn’t teach you to be resilient. It teaches you to protect your fragility. It teaches you to fear love.”

When Liam sees her again, however, his cool Hollywood façade falters inexplicably. He still had that way about him, that super-star quality that ignited her, that look, that touch that went straight to her core. Even after everything he’d done, she felt it, and before too long, that incredible chemistry they’d always had roars back to life.

“I’ve missed you, Liss. It hurts not seeing you for all those years, but this? You being right here and me not being able to have you? Hurts so much more.”

The connection between Liam and Liss crackles every time they’re together, but Liam clearly hadn’t chosen her.  In a moment of weakness, however, that brutal reality fades away and Liss fears falling for him all over again. This time the stakes are higher—she could lose her job, a mistake could ruin his career, worse yet, her heart may never recover a second time around.

“Ask me to give up a limb and I swear, I’ll find a way to do it.  But don’t ask me to live without you anymore. I can’t. I’m so goddamn in love with you, it hurts.”

I just loved everything about the story… so many wonderful twists. So many moments where I could barely stand the tension. So much feeling poured onto every page. Quite simply, Wicked Heart is phenomenally enjoyable—a shining example of why I love to read romance.

“You’re everything to me. You always have been.”

Series Reading Order

Wicked Heart is a standalone novel, but you can also read it as a continuation of the Starcrossed series of interconnected characters. Bad Romeo and Broken Juliet must be read together.

Follow Leisa

Facebook | Twitter | Amazon

✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦

follow vbb 2

Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram | Goodreads | Subscribe by Email

 

Subscribe for Updates:

Share This Post

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

On Facebook

SuperWebTricks Loading...

On Twitter

𝗚𝗜𝗩𝗘𝗔𝗪𝗔𝗬 𝗧𝗜𝗠𝗘 ☀️🏖 I’m teaming up with friends to help THREE of you jump into summer with $125 PayPal Cash or a $125 #Amazon gift card!!!⁣

Here’s how to enter: ⁣

1. Follow: @authorrsgrey @EJ_MELLOW… https://t.co/ZysSK8mac2

Do you read paranormal romances? That was one of the genres I read heavily when I was a teen, and certainly now too – I love them! @WaterhousePress sent me UNDEFEATED (out today), which is Volume 5 in the #BloodBlond… https://t.co/tbwdysQqkN

Excerpt: Undeniable by #MelanieHarlow! @jennw23 https://t.co/q2GO898AV6

Excerpted: Undefeated by @HelenHardt! @waterhousepress https://t.co/mzcyQtFqcy

TGIF friends!!! Getting ready details ✨⁣⁣
⁣⁣
@lauramercier tinted moisturizer in Natural⁣⁣
@fentybeauty bronzer in I$land Ting⁣⁣
@marcbeauty shadow in O!Mercy⁣⁣
@HourglassMakeup SL in Bronze⁣⁣
glossier Lash Slick… https://t.co/7kznUdIUxN

What are you reading next? Do you keep a reading schedule of any kind? I’m starting THOSE PEOPLE by @louise_candlish and so excited about it. I loved her last novel, OUR HOUSE and looking… https://t.co/ErQMbuXTDg

The Unhoneymooners is live! We both have eaaaaarly flights in the morning so may be slow to reply, but happy book birthday friends! If you get your copy, THANK YOU! send us a pic so we can celebrate together! https://t.co/qxroq2rdjg

#diptyqueParisgiftedme the 34 BOULEVARD SAINT GERMAIN ROOM SPRAY and we have been loving it. As you guys probably know already, I always have candles burning, wallflowers plugged in... I… https://t.co/UgXxBrpzE7

𝙉𝙀𝙒 𝘽𝙊𝙊𝙆 𝙍𝙀𝙑𝙄𝙀𝙒 📖 Have you read THE BRIDE TEST by @hhoangwrites?! In this latest (available now), a desperate mother tempts a young Vietnamese woman with the opportunity of a lifetime —… https://t.co/pb7MKb4RbR

Review+ top rec: Aurora Rising by @amiekaufman & @misterkristoff! https://t.co/iizf7U7lye

Review + top rec: The Bride Test by @HHoangWrites! @berkleyromance https://t.co/IUI5utxjLx

Jon watching a CGI dragon destroy an entire city in detail while being told it wasn’t in the budget for him to pet Ghost #GameofThrones

Me looking at my twitter feed after seeing what David & DB did to Jaime’s character growth #gameofthrones

My greatest joy is being a mom to my two beautiful boys. And luckily, I have the best example for a mother—a woman who is deeply loving, brave and talented, and who taught me everything I… https://t.co/JOx9fsKchJ

Friday read 📖 What are you reading now??? @ Café No Sé https://t.co/YP1SburzFL

Everyday makeup essentials 💄💁‍♀️ @vilmairisblog

#flatlay #flatlays #blogger #bloggerstyle #fashionblogger #flatlayphotography #flatlayinspo #flatlayoftheday #accessories #flatlaytoday #flatlaysquad #flatlaylover #flatlaynation #flatlaylove #flatlaystyle https://t.co/7AeCogoVFd

#freshbeautygiftedme this 🌹 Deep Hydration sleeping mask and I’m loving it. I leave it in my skincare fridge and it feels wonderfully cool and hydrating. It’s got 2 steps: a cooling gel +… https://t.co/YTKUdtS31M

I finally finished AURORA RISING, and as expected, I absolutely loved it!!! 💫 @misterkristoff and @AmieKaufman write such amazing, addictive books and this space adventure is no… https://t.co/Ex4bxP9nhg

Happy Monday, friends! How was your weekend? I spent most of the time reading, and yesterday was of course all about margaritas for Cinco de Mayo and Game of Thrones! I love Sundays!… https://t.co/OfVso4atke

Load More...