Thursday, July 13, 2017

New Release: Wicked Intentions by J. T. Geissinger + Review



In the Caribbean for his best friend’s wedding, ex special-ops officer and security expert Ryan McLean meets a beautiful woman in the hotel bar. Their connection is immediate and intense, and they spend a passionate night together with pleasure as their only goal.
But when Ryan wakes the following morning to discover the beautiful woman has vanished, along with millions worth of jewels from the safe of the Saudi prince staying in the suite next door, he realizes their meeting wasn’t accidental and becomes determined to find her.
A notorious thief known to authorities only as the Dragonfly, Mariana Lora has one final job to complete before she’s free from the oath that bound her to a life of crime, but the sexy-as-hell Marine she spent one explosive tropical night with is hot on her heels at every turn. She has to outwit him to stay out of jail, but fighting their magnetic attraction soon becomes a game neither one of them can resist.
When Mariana’s last job goes dangerously wrong and she needs Ryan’s help to survive, he has to decide if their game of cat and mouse is only a game, or if he can trust this beautiful thief with something no woman has ever stolen: his heart.

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4 - 4.25 stars

This was a good book! This is Ryan and Mariana's book. Mariana is professional thief. She does not have a choice on her profession, though. All her life, she has been owned and controlled by some very bad men in the criminal world. Ryan works in the security business. He is on vacation in St. Croix with some friends from his business. Mariana is there to do a job, stealing a ruby necklace from a prince who is also vacationing at the resort. The prince's room is above Ryan's room. Mariana plans to have Ryan invite her to his room, drug his drink and use his balcony to  get into the prince's room to steal the necklace. But Mariana did not plan on the very real chemistry between the couple at first conversation. Mariana never sleeps with a people to get a job done, but she really likes Ryan and wishes things were different. She does the job and leaves Ryan, drugged and asleep, but only after one amazing night together. Ryan is hooked though and he finds Mariana after she escapes. He tries to help her get out of the criminal life she is stuck in and along the way they fall in love. They go through some dangerous, crazy times together, but eventually get their HEA.

I really loved Ryan. He was head over heels for Mariana at first conversation. He could see that she was lying to him, but he wanted her anyway and was determined and very sweet with her. Mariana was a contradiction. She was prickly and snarky at times, but when she let her guard down, she was sweet too. I liked her, but not as much as Ryan. I liked their happy times together, but I wished that there were more. They went from having some sweet, emotional moments to 15 pages of bickering that irked me. I could have done without that, but I enjoyed the happy sexy moments enough for me to overlook that. There is also a separation that I did not love. But other than those few things, this was a really good suspenseful, sexy book! 

Overall, I really enjoyed this book! It was full of intrigue, mystery, suspense, and some sexy, sweet and emotional times. I have enjoyed this series and I hope this is not the end. I am looking forward to more from Ms. Geissinger in the future!

Want to read the other standalones in the Wicked Games series? Find out more about WICKED BEAUTIFUL and WICKED SEXY below!




Life coach and best-selling author Victoria Price has it all: a successful career, fabulous friends, a fantastic penthouse in Manhattan. What she doesn’t have—and doesn’t want—is a husband. Fifteen years ago her high school flame broke her heart so badly she swore she’d never love again. Now she makes millions teaching other women how to be just like her: a ruthless bitch. Drop-dead sexy restauranteur and infamous playboy Parker Maxwell has only three rules for the women he dates: no questions about his past, no expectations for the future, and no spending the night. When he meets Victoria, however, he’s willing to break his own rules if it means sating the explosive desire she arouses in him. What he doesn’t know is that the alluring Victoria Price used to be the mousy Isabel Diaz, the girl he deflowered and dumped long ago. Presented with a perfect opportunity for revenge, Victoria decides the game is on. But when her connection with Parker proves more than just skin deep, she has to make a choice: continue with her plan for payback, or risk her career, her reputation, and her heart by taking a second chance on love?

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A badass ex-Special Ops officer and a smartass hacker fight a dangerous enemy…and a blistering attraction to each other. Connor Hughes is an ex-special ops officer, CEO of Metrix Security, and bonafide badass. His private security firm is renowned for its effectiveness. He’s renowned for his lethal precision and iron self-control. But when the former Marine meets a gorgeous young hacker with a mouth as smart as her brain, his control unravels in ways he never could have predicted. Tabitha West is a genius MIT dropout with a bad attitude, an obsession with Hello Kitty and piercings in unmentionable places. Tabby amuses herself by outwitting the most secure technology systems on the planet. Known in hacker circles as Polaroid due to her photographic memory, she’s as secretive as she is accustomed to working alone. So when Connor decides she’s the only one who can help him catch a cyber criminal intent on taking down one of his clients, she tells him exactly where he can stick it. But when the cyber criminal turns out to be the Hannibal Lecter of computer crime—and a dark presence from Tabby’s past—Tabby and Connor are drawn into a dangerous game of cat and mouse. They quickly find themselves fighting not only their common enemy, but also an explosive desire that threatens to consume them. When the stakes are this high and the game this deadly, will falling in love be the most dangerous move of all?

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About J.T. Geissinger

A former headhunter, J.T. Geissinger is the author of more than a dozen novels in contemporary romance, paranormal romance, and romantic suspense.
She is the recipient of the Prism Award for Best First Book, the Golden Quill Award for Best Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, and is a two-time finalist for the RITA® Award from the Romance Writers of America®. Her work has also finaled in the Booksellers’ Best, National Readers’ Choice, and Daphne du Maurier Awards.
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