Wicked Games (Kirstin’s Review)

Title: Wicked Games (Queen City Rogues, #2)
Author: Aimee Nicole Walker
Publisher: Chasing Rainbows Press LLC
Release Date: March 11, 2019
Genre(s): Romance, Action and Adventure
Page Count: 243
Reviewed by: Kirstin
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5


Ryder Jameson and Lucien Clarke have a complicated past: Ryder conserves art; Lucien steals it. Their love-hate relationship spans six years and two continents and has endured multiple heists. Hoping to restore his tarnished reputation and heal his jilted heart, Ryder returns home to Cincinnati. When Lucien suddenly reappears in Ryder’s life, the ancient Shang Dynasty artifact isn’t the only prize he wants to claim.

Something more sinister than stolen art is stirring. Ryder and Lucien must join forces to untangle a web of secrets, lies, and treachery bigger than either of them expected. Trust won’t come easy, but they’ll need to rely on each other because pulling the wrong thread could lead to their death.

Is it fate that keeps bringing Ryder and Lucky together, or are they merely pawns in someone’s wicked games? Will they play for keeps this time or become collateral damage?

Wicked Games is a second-chance romance filled with passion, humor, and intrigue. It’s the second book in the Queen City Rogues series but can be read on its own. Wicked Games contains mature sexual content intended for readers 18 and older.

This was my first book by this author and she did NOT disappoint. So much awesomeness.

Ryder Jameson is an art restorer. Six years ago he met Lucien Clarke and it changed his life. He fell in love, thought he had it all, then Lucien disappeared. And with this loss, he also lost his integrity in the art museum world when corresponding pieces went missing under his watch.

Things have come full circle now in Cincinnati when yet another piece of art is taken and Lucien just happens to be in town. Things get heated. And sexy. And rough. And, well, you just have to read it…

I love love love a good heist story and this was perfect. There was suspense and action and thrills, but there was also humor. The characters were so damn funny.

Not only did I fall hard for Ryder and Lucien, but their friends were a motley crew of misfits that somehow just worked in the very best of ways. And the over use of finger quotes in a story have never been so naughty. This was a thrill to read.

Queen City Rogues series

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Galley copy of Wicked Games provided by author in exchange of an honest review.


Reading has become such a huge part of my life as an adult. I love the escape, but I also try to take something from each story for myself. I am a lover of words. I love dialogue. I love a slow burn and a happy ever after. Favorite Authors: Garrett Leigh, Amy Lane, Mary Calmes, Lane Hayes, T.J. Klune, Roan Parrish, N.R. Walker, Cara Dee, Anyta Sunday
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