Monday, 2 September 2013

Wicked Wives-Anna-Lou Wetherley

Wicked Wives is Anna-Lou Wetherley's second adult fiction title. Packed to the rafters with wealthy women and charming yet caddish men, this is a sizzler of a book perfect for the beach. 

Tom Black is the ultimate playboy.  His dream is to own a luxury casino, but the dream slips through his fingers as he gambles away his millions in Las Vegas.  Old flame Loretta seizes the opportunity to help Tom out, but only at a price.... 

Meanwhile friends Ellie and Tor are also linked to Tom Black.  A tangled web of lies and passion soon spirals out of control.  Can any of these women tame him?  Or is Tom playing with the heart and mind of each and every one of them?

At first I found it difficult to keep track of the characters.  There are quite a few and their lives are all intertwined, which took a while to get my head around.  However, once I did I was completely hooked- this was escapism pure and simple.  Follow the rich and the powerful as they all fight for attention and vie for all their hearts' desire-these women are used to getting what they want and they don't care how they get it!  Loretta in particular deserves a mention. She is just the kind of woman I love to hate in fiction- selfish, manipulative and bitchy beyond belief.

I was in the mood for a proper romp of a book and Wicked Wives fitted the bill perfectly.   It was like a soap opera in a book-compelling and addictive, sometimes reassuringly predictable yet with the odd curve-ball that left my jaw gaping in disbelief. 

It reminded me very much of Tasmina Perry's books, but I think I preferred Wicked Wives.  The women were sharp, cunning and devious, which I loved, and although far from the perfect man I must admit Tom Black was exceedingly attractive (helped along by the fact I visualised him as looking like Chris Noth-yum!), all the women falling at his feet is testament to the fact I'm not the only one feeling the heat!

If you like your fiction challenging and thought provoking this probably isn't the book for you, but if you are after an entertaining, easy read full of glamour, lust and competitive women then you'll love it.

Wicked Wives is out now, published by Avon, and imprint of HarperCollins.

With thanks to Avon for providing me with a review copy of this book in return for an honest review.


  1. I really liked Wicked Wives. I liked the plot and how it all came together at the end. Just one thing irritated me though. The author made it quite apparent how rich the characters were early on in the story so I didn't think it was necessary to constantly name the brand of clothing and bags etc. all the way through the book. I would probably give it a 9/10 and would like to read another novel by A L W.

    1. I plan to read Chelsea Wives soon-maybe you could read it at the same time and we could share views?

  2. I fancied reading Chelsea Wives. I'm halfway through Tickled Pink at the moment. I will let you know when I start it. I will need a head start on you though. ;-)