Wicked Heart: Leisa Rayven: Review

Posted May 2, 2016 in review Tags:

Wicked Heart: Leisa Rayven: ReviewWicked Heart by Leisa Rayven
Pages: 304

Series: Starcrossed #3
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Also in this series: Bad Romeo Christmas
Also by this author: Broken Juliet (Starcrossed, #2), Bad Romeo Christmas

Liam Quinn is talented, gorgeous, and one of the biggest movie stars in the world.
He's also 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, and one moment of weakness will lead to a scandal that echoes around the world.
Elissa knows that falling for Liam again would be a tragedy in the making, but as any good romantic will tell you, love doesn’t always follow the script.

Wicked Hearts
Leisa Rayven

what i think

I loved Bad Romeo and Broken Juliet. Like, major love. So, I have been impatiently waiting for Wicked Heart. However, it has my least favorite romance trope: the love triangle. The hero is in a relationship with another woman. And not just a boyfriend/girlfriend thing. They are engaged! The Heroine (whom I adored in Romeo and Juliet) still pines for him. I hated the clandestine relationship between the two because she deserved better. That being said, Rayven is a masterful writing who can make even my most hated of tropes into something I enjoy!

In true to this series style, you get present day mixed with flashbacks to see how Liam and Elissa met. Also, oddly, I kind of liked Angel (Liam’s fiancé). Weird, right? But that is what Rayven’s writing does to the reader! Toss out what you expect because she makes things different and unique! And no matter what, there is always a good dose of humor in her writing as well. Also, I kind of think I might like Liam more than Ethan…That is a tough BBF to beat!

  • POV: 1st
  • Tears: No
  • Trope: love triangle, second chance
  • Triggers: none
  • Series/Standalone: stand alone in an interconnected
  • Cliffhanger: no
  • HEA: View Spoiler »

if you liked

Driven by K. Bromberg, King of Hearts by LH Cosway, Paper Princess by Erin Watt…then you will probably like Wicked Heart!

where to get it

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Other Books in the Series


Writing has always been a passion for Leisa, and even though she originally intended to be an actress, it wasn’t long into her time at drama school that she began writing plays.

Those plays were bad. Very bad. Well, her friends thought they were good, but that’s because they were always cast in them and any opportunity to be on stage was met with an obnoxious amount of enthusiasm.

Since then, she’s honed her craft, and several of her plays have been produced and toured throughout Australia.

These days, playwriting has given way to fiction writing, and Leisa’s debut novel, BAD ROMEO, was published through Macmillan New York in December 2014. The sequel, BROKEN JULIET was released in April 2015, and the final book in Leisa’s Starcrossed series, WICKED HEART, will hit bookstores and kindles on May 3rd, 2016.

The Starcrossed series has gained hordes of passionate fans all over the world, and the books have now been translated into eight foreign languages. Bad Romeo and Broken Juliet have also featured on international best seller lists in Brazil and Germany.

Leisa Rayven lives in Australia with her husband, two little boys, three cats, and a kangaroo named Howard.

(Howard may or may not be her imaginary marsupial friend. Everyone should have one.)

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