Author: Melissa Foster
Series: The Wickeds: Dark Knights at Bayside,
Also in this series: A Little Bit Wicked
Published by World Literary Press on June 9, 2021
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
THE WICKED AFTERMATH is an emotionally gripping story of love, loss, and hope, with a rich and entrancing happily ever after. Set on the sandy shores of Cape Cod, the Wickeds feature fiercely protective heroes, strong heroines, and unbreakable family bonds. If you think bikers are all the same, you haven't met the Dark Knights. The Dark Knights are a motorcycle club, not a gang. Their members stick together like family and will stop at nothing to keep their communities safe. Some of the Wickeds’ love stories will be hilariously fun and deeply emotional, others will tear at your heartstrings and include injections of humor, but they will all leave you wishing you could climb between the pages and join them. All Wicked novels may be enjoyed as standalone romances.
When the person you blame for your grief is the only one who can save you from the pain...
Tank Wicked lost his sister and has since vowed to save everyone else in his path. He lives by the creed of the Dark Knights motorcycle club, sworn to protect and respect his community. He selflessly saves lives as a volunteer firefighter and treats the men and women who work for him at his tattoo shop like family. But life isn’t a balance scale where good deeds negate bad things to come, and one foggy night life guts Tank once again. When a car careens over the side of a bridge and into a river, Tank springs into action, plunging into the water to rescue the passengers. Four people go into the river, but only three come out alive.
Leah Yates is just trying to make it through each day. When the man she blames for her grief becomes the only one who can pull her from the depths of despair, she discovers that even hope comes at a price. Maybe this time she won't have to face it alone.
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I have been looking forward to Tank and Leah’s story after their introduction in A Little Bit Wicked. After receiving The Wicked Aftermath for review I received a tissue/ugly cry warning. With that in mind, I expected it to be an emotional read. It may not have had me reaching for tissues, but it left me feeling bittersweet.
I started out enjoying the banter shared between the characters. It is always fun hanging out with the characters Foster creates. Then the unthinkable happened, which sent me into a slight tailspin. It made me sad seeing it all unfold, and my heart ached for Leah. She has lost so much already. How much more can she bear?
Amidst the sadness, Junie and Rosie provided a ray of hope and sunshine. These two beautiful and adorable little girls who called Leah, mom, were her anchor in her storm of grief. Also, the support she received from Tank and his family helped in so many ways.
I loved the relationship which developed between Tank and Leah. Tank looked out for her and the girls every chance he got. Tank may appear to have it all together, but a tragedy from his past still haunts him. His willingness to help Leah through her grief would provide the healing he needed. They shared an attraction prior to the tragic event, so I can see how easy it would be for love to grow between them. The passion they shared was so intense; readers were sure to be left hot and bothered. Tragedy may have brought them together, but in the end, love bound them forever.
The relationship Tank had with Rosie and Junie had me smiling. Their interactions were riddled with cuteness galore. He may appear tough on the outside, but deep down he a softie at heart. Here we see this tough and broody biker who willingly dresses like Peter Pan, tights and all, so he could grant a little girl her heart’s desire.
Foster is known for creating stories with strong family connections, and The Wicked Aftermath was no different. It warmed my heart to see how the Wicked’s embraced Leah, Junie, and Rosie. They provided them with a sense of belonging. Also, the camaraderie and the way they made fun of each other had me laughing at their antics.
This is one of those stories that is likely to break your heart into tiny little fragments, while providing you the support needed to mend the broken pieces. Overall, in The Wicked Aftermath, Foster created an engaging and heart-warming story of loss, hope, love and healing, which featured a strong heroine and a swoon worthy hero.
“Melissa Foster is synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!” – NYT Bestseller Lauren Blakely
“You can always rely on Melissa Foster to deliver a story that’s fresh, emotional and entertaining. Make sure you have all night, because once you start you won’t want to stop reading. Every book’s a winner!” – NYT Bestseller Brenda Novak
“Melissa Foster writes worlds that draw you in, with strong heroes and brave heroines surrounded by a community that makes you want to crawl right on through the page and live there.” – NYT bestseller Julia Kent
Also available in The Wickeds: Dark Knights at Bayside series
A Little Bit Wicked
When the Dark Knights at Bayside and the cast of Bayside Summers collide, sparks fly, and trouble—or maybe love—is not far behind.
What do a cocky biker and a businesswoman who has sworn off dating bad boys have in common? According to Chloe Mallery, not much.
Justin came into the Wicked family after a harsh upbringing by a thieving father. He’s gone through a lot to become a true Wicked, and he’s made them proud. Now he’s ready to show the woman he loves exactly what type of man he is. But Chloe Mallery has worked hard to move past her difficult upbringing, and she’s wary of getting involved with a man who looks like he’s walked right out of it. When tragedy strikes, will their trying pasts draw them together, or will Justin’s protective nature be too much for Chloe’s independent heart to accept?
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Crazy, Wicked Love
Scorching heat, laugh-out-loud humor, and swoon-worthy moments abound in this sexy new standalone romance. No cheating. No cliffhangers. Guaranteed to melt panties and leave readers hopelessly in love with the sinfully delicious Wickeds.
Can you handle DWAYNE WICKED?
He’s the ultimate player. She wants him to teach her the game in hopes of scoring his cousin. Practices heat up as roommates become teammates and rules are broken. Let the wicked fun begin…
No cheating. No cliffhangers. Guaranteed to melt panties and leave readers hopelessly in love with the sinfully delicious Wickeds.
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