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.