Release Date: May 31, 2016
All Tyler Mercer wanted was to make music—until he met Avery Jenson. The beautiful new girl in town turned his head and struck a chord in his heart. But when their one night of passion results in devastating tragedy, Tyler hits the road, leaving behind his dead-end hometown and the girl he knows he’ll never forget.
After her father was caught embezzling, Avery’s comfortable life in the city was blown to bits. But meeting Tyler helped to pick up the pieces and eased her into country living. She just never expected the handsome musician would add to her heartbreak by walking away without a backward glance.
Now, three years later, rock star Tyler’s come back, hat in hand. He’s found fame and fortune as a member of Wicked White, but it’s all worth nothing without Avery’s love. Can she forgive him for leaving when she needed him most? Or will the ghost of their past keep them apart?
May 31, 2016 | By Susan S
“Wicked Love” is the third installment in Michelle Valentine’s Wicked White series and focuses on the band’s drummer, Tyler Mercer. Three years after leaving his home town of Wellston, OH in pursuit of a music career, Tyler returns to town and to the one woman who had stolen his heart but whom he had left behind.
Avery Jensen lived a charmed life, but when her dad makes some mistakes that costs their family everything, Avery’s world is suddenly turned upside down. Forced to give up her lavish home in Columbus, OH, Avery and her dad make the move to Wellston in order to take refuge in the small home owned by Avery’s grandmother.
Tyler has always dreamed of a career in music. But in order to make that dream a reality, Tyler must save up his money and leave his home in Wellston for good. A deathbed promise to his dad, means that Tyler is more determined than ever to stay focused on his goal. That is, until Avery Jensen moves to town, upsetting all that Tyler ever thought he had wanted.
Avery always knew that what she and Tyler shared was temporary. But when tragedy strikes and Tyler leaves town just as she needs him the most, Avery is left hurt and heartbroken. But even without Tyler by her side, Avery puts her life back together and manages to create a whole new life for herself in the very town she once hated.
When Wicked White’s front man unexpectedly disappears, Tyler returns to town and to the woman he has never stopped loving. Time and distance had not diminished his feelings for Avery, but guilt is what propelled him to stay away. Now that Tyler is back in town, he hopes that Avery can forgive him for all the past hurt he has caused.
Young love and Second Chances
June 4, 2016 | By Racycarr
I received this for a honest review through Netgallery. I actually ended up getting the audio as well so I did Whispersync while reading this. I am going to do both ebook and audio book review here. With an audio it is important to have a great narrator. Not only did Michelle Valentine have a great narrator but she had two amazing narrators. Yes you read that right. She use Carly Robins and Alexander Cendese. They both were awesome.
Avery Jenson was getting ready to find out who her real friends were. Here she was at college and was having to deal with one of her sorority sisters cheating with her boyfriend. I just loved how Avery had plan dealing with it. Way to funny. This is also were her and Tyler Mercer met.
Tyler Mercer was smitten. There was something about this crazy girl that pulled him in. He long to get to know more about her. I bet he thought he would never see her again after the party but to his surprise here she was now in his hometown.
Avery’s life was falling apart. Her father’s action had embarrassed her, had taken a life style away that she was use to. I look at this as a blessing. Avery will get a chance to be herself. She will actually rediscover herself. It pulls her away from the snobby people that she was hanging around and might of become. It was giving her a chance to be some one that not only her father and grandmother would be proud of but that she would be proud of as well.
Avery and Tyler will get close. Tyler is a little complicated but he will find it hard to resist Avery’s charms. A man can only take so much before he gives in. Tyler had made some promises to his dad. These promise will also make him feel cursed if he does not fulfill them. Something real bad will happen and Tyler will blame hisself. This will be more the Tyler can handle. Will this destroy Tyler and Avery forever?
I so loved this story. You will find so much in this book; young love, hurt, pain, brokenhearted, selflessness, forgiveness, hope, and second chances.
June 2, 2016 | By Old Dave's Romance Revue
In the world of Rock stars and the related sub-genre of romance novels, there's a way things work. Most bands, real or imagined are formed from a close knit group of friends, often including brothers, or guys that are as near to being brothers as you can get, and then sometimes additional members are added to that tightly knit group. Sometimes they work out. Sometimes they don't, but that set up creates the dynamic in which many authors create an equally tight knit series of interconnected standalone novels featuring the various band members.
Wicked White, the band featured in the series of the same name by Michelle A. Valentine isn't that kind of band, and the series of novels based on them are as disparate as the members of the group that despite being more hard rock than light pop, is nevertheless, still a manufactured boy band.
Tyler Mercer, the guy who will one day be known as Tyler White, drummer for Wicked White, his story starts years before the band's inception and oddly enough revolves around a promise he made to his dying father. A promise that has no room for romantic entanglements with a hot college girl who almost literally came crashing into his life.
Avery Jensen has lost almost everything in her world except for her father, and while he might be at least partially to blame for all of that, he's still her dad and he's still trying to do right by her, so together the two of them bundle up what's left of their worldly belongings and retreat back to the small town he comes from and move in with his mother, Avery's Granny.
Its a tough adjustment for Avery, leaving it all behind, but finding out that the hot, tattooed rocker she met briefly on campus before everything fell apart is actually a local in her new hometown promises to help ease the adjustment.
Tyler and Avery's story isn't for the faint of heart. There are parts that are sweet and parts that are sexy, but there are also parts that are tragic and downright heartbreaking, but friends and family, the good ones, they're always there.
Revolving heavily around those father/child relationships, relationships that are intrinsic parts of the makeup of each of the two main characters, this story was like nothing I could have imagined as part of series of books revolving around a rock band, and the ending took me completely by surprise.
Despite the shock though, I loved it.