The Wicked Truth by Melissa Foster

Posted on December 6, 2022 by Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading in Reviews / 7 Comments

The Wicked Truth is by far Melissa’s sexiest read to date. In this the fourth book in the Dark Knights at Bayside series, Foster turned up the steam, cranked up the emotions and delivered lots of sexy and swoon worthy moments.


The Wicked Truth by Melissa FosterTitle: The Wicked Truth
Author(s): Melissa Foster
Series: The Wickeds: Dark Knights at Bayside #4
Also in this series: A Little Bit Wicked , The Wicked Aftermath , Crazy, Wicked Love , His Wicked Ways
Published by World Literary Press on December 7, 2022
Pages: 382
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Source: Author
Format: eArc
Purchase: Amazon
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Series Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
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Scorching heat, laugh-out-loud humor, and swoon-worthy moments abound in this sexy new standalone romance by New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Melissa Foster.

What happens when you’re not looking for love, but it walks in the door?

Madigan Wicked’s heart is not up for grabs. She’s been there, done that, and she’s not going back for seconds. She pours her heart and soul into her family, her greeting card line, puppetry, and storytelling performances. But she’s not opposed to having a night of fun, and the gruff, sinfully hot, definitely-not-looking-for-love mysterious stranger she runs into at a bar might be just the right man to enjoy it with.
Ex-con Tobias Riggs has lost enough for one lifetime. The only family member in his corner doesn't remember him, and the people who he thought would always be in his life, walked away. He’s just trying to make it through each day, and the last thing he’s looking for is any sort of connection. When chemistry ignites with the snarky, sexy storyteller, with lips he can't stop thinking about, he gives in to a night of passion.
Though neither is open to love, it’s been known to bully its way into even the most resisting hearts. But can it survive the wicked truth of Tobias’s dark past?
About The Wickeds: Dark Knights at BaysideSet 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. These men are wickedly alpha and intensely loyal, but they are not alphaholes.
Want more WICKED sexy love stories?A Little Bit Wicked (Justin and Chloe)The Wicked Aftermath (Tank and Leah)Crazy, Wicked LoveThe Wicked TruthHis Wicked Ways
Meet the WHISKEYS: DARK KNIGHTS AT PEACEFUL HARBORNow available for your binge-reading pleasure!Tru BlueTruly, Madly, WhiskeyDriving Whiskey WildWicked Whiskey LoveMad About MoonTaming My WhiskeyThe Gritty TruthIn for a PennyRunning on Diesel
Find out more about these and many other steamy romance series in Melissa Foster’s big-family contemporary romance collection, Love in Bloom, featuring characters from all walks of life, from billionaires to blue-collar workers. You’ll love her fun, sexy, and relatable characters, and their real-life issues. Best of all, you’re always guaranteed a happily ever after.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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Oh, my! Tobias Riggs has completely captured my heart. From the moment of his introduction, his character consumed me. I needed to know what drove him and learn of the demons that haunted him. Recently released from prison, he came to the Cape to be close to one person who always believed in him. He had no intention of forming a connection with anyone. But then Madigan Wicked, with her confident and sassy nature, captured his attention. He knows he should stay away, but the intense connection between them drew them closer.

Now they both had no interest in a committed relationship. So it was quite interesting to see them so into each other. A relationship which began based solely on sex became so much more. As for Tobias, little did he know Madigan would be the woman to change his life.

Despite being hurt in the past, she possessed a light that encompasses all who get to know her. She shined her light into Tobias’s darkness, and you know what happens when light meets dark. In the end, he gained more that he had lost after going to prison.

Tobias held his pain close and only allowed Madigan a sliver of a glimpse into his past. So as their relationship grew in intensity, I waited with bated breath for the revelation. It was heartbreaking, but it helped to kick-start the healing process.

Family played a huge role in the story, which of course came as no surprise. Madigan’s family opened their hearts to Tobias, providing him with a sense of belonging. They showed him what it meant having a family, people who will have your back, even when you feel you don’t need it. This gave him the strength to face his own demons.

Besides the scorching sexy moments, readers should prepare for fun, flirty and sexy banter. Also, fair warning, one may need a box of tissues while reading.

I really enjoyed reading about the Dark Knights and can’t wait to get my hands on the next book. Fans of the author will enjoy The Wicked Truth. Also, readers of contemporary romance who have yet to read a book by Foster, the Dark Knights, will be a good starting point. 

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About Melissa Foster

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and women’s fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented, the perfect beach reads for contemporary romance and women’s fiction lovers who enjoy reading about loyal, wealthy heroes and smart, sassy heroines with complex relatable issues. Melissa also writes sweet romance under the pen name Addison Cole. Melissa enjoys chatting with readers and book clubs. Send her an email invitation to your next event! Never miss a brand new release, special promotions or inside gossip again by simply signing up to receive your newsletter from Melissa.

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7 responses to “The Wicked Truth by Melissa Foster

  1. I just finished a Melissa Foster book today! I have been reading some of her earlier books but it looks like I have some great ones to look forward to as I work my way through her backlist. I am so glad you enjoyed this one.