Review: Wicked Games by Jill Myles

Wicked Games by Jill Myles
Release Date: March 24th, 2011
Publisher: Jill Myles
Page Count:150
Source: Read for fun

Abby Lewis never pictured herself on the survival game show, Endurance Island. She’s just not the ‘survival’ type. But when her boss offers her a spot on the show and the opportunity of a lifetime, she packs her bags and heads to the tropics to be a contestant.

Once in the game, it’s clear that Abby’s in over her head. The game itself is full of competitive, aggressive people, and no one’s more aggressive than sexy, delicious – and arrogant – Dean Woodall. Sure he’s clever, strong, good at challenges, and has a body that makes her mouth water. He also hates Abby just as much as she hates him. That’s fine with Abby; she’ll just ignore the jerk.

But the rules of Endurance Island are working against them. Abby and Dean are teamed up – alone – on the beach. It’s either work together, or go home. Stuck with no one else’s company but their own, they learn they do make a good team after all.


Review: I got sucked into this book waiting at the doctor’s office… then got mad when the nurse called my name. I was fine when the nurse and doctor said “be right back” because I could read a few more paragraphs. Instead of studying, I came home and went right back to this book until it was over. There’s not much I can say about this little novella, just READ IT!

The Reality TV show thing has been done many times before. This is the first time I’ve enjoyed it. The characters bait each other so well! You got into Abby’s head right in the beginning, and she’s just such a likeable, realistic character. I loved her attitude about herself when she’s stuck there with more beautiful women—not whining or complaining about her body, but proud of what she has.

I absolutely adored the author’s writing! It was so fast paced I couldn’t believe it when I realized I’d finished it so fast. Dean is Enemy Number 1 from the first meeting, and it just builds on that first comedic scene. I do loathe reality shows in real life, but I enjoyed the challenges and competition throughout the game. This book is a very fast read, and it’s the perfect thing when you need something to cheer you up and make you smile. You’ll smile for the rest of the day!

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