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Becker Gray’s Wicked Idol ARC Review

Thank you to Serena and the team at Dangerous Press for the advance reader copy of Wicked Idol, releasing on November 17th!

This is my second release working with the Dangerous Press team and it is so wonderful being a member of this team. I love the community of erotica book-loving ladies that Serena has introduced me to.

I am a member of the Dangerous Press’ Review Team, this does not affect the honesty and integrity of my review.

Check out the Goodreads synopsis…

“The new girl doesn’t belong here.
So why can’t I stop thinking about her?

The daughter of the headmaster wants to ruin my school year before it’s even begun. Iris Briggs gets under my skin. With her demure skirts and braided hair, she flits around the periphery until she runs right into me, hot coffee soaking me as she looks up with wide, innocent eyes.

We start off scalding.
In the library, we reach lava levels.
And then in the city? She burns me to the ground.

I’m Keaton Constantine. My duty is to my family. At least, it was until I started unbraiding the good girl and realizing there’s more to life than duty.”

Check out my more detailed thoughts below…

  • Characters: Iris and Keaton are the main characters of this story. Iris is the new girl at the school and is coming in as the new headmaster’s daughter. She is an extremely dedicated student but has had to struggle between pleasing her father and chasing her dreams. Keaton can relate to Iris’ struggle with pleasing your family. He is faking so much of his life, including a relationship to please his mother the matriarch of the Constantine family. Keaton is your classic male protagonist who portrays himself as the bad boy, king of the school. Once he opens up to Iris the reader is able to see just how much of a sweet, romantic, creative type he actually is.
  • Setting: The story is set in the New England area of the United States specifically at a boarding school. Despite the setting being in a high school, the maturity level would not be for just anyone. It is still most definitely an erotica romance, full within the mandate of what Dangerous Press publishes. I actually loved that this was set in high school because yeah some kids do get frisky in the library so why not write about it. It reminded me of L.J. Shen’s All Saints High books, but somehow even better!
  • Pacing: The story was paced well. I got up early one morning and read the entire book before I started my day. It was such a great binge, all the books coming out of Dangerous Press are. No part of the book felt rushed, just perfect.
  • Romance: The new girl and the bad boy, the headmaster’s daughter, the bully with a heart of gold lots of tropes are at play in this romance. All of them are so well executed and blended together. Not to mention that these two had electric chemistry. Some of the hottest scenes were not even when they had sex but two scenes stick with me days later including one in the library and one in the woods. Iris and Keaton obviously had many obstacles in their way, and despite a few ups and downs, they are able to fall in love with each other in such a beautiful way. Congrats to Becker Grey they wrote a story that is equal parts romantic and erotic, combining the best parts of each into a perfect blend.

Wicked Idol receives five out of five stars.

You can pick up the story below…


Thank you again to Dangerous Press for the review opportunity. Thank you for reading and supporting my blog!

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