Title: Wicked Games
Author: Jessica Clare
Series: Games #1
* Books in this Series can be read in any order.
Published: March 4, 2011
Format/Source: Kindle Freebie
Summary via Goodreads: 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, though, it’s clear that Abby’s in over her head.
No one’s more competitive 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 her; 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’s company but their own, they learn they might just make a good team after all.
And Abby learns that with just a little bit of kindling, the flames of hate can quickly turn to flames of passion…
Abby’s boss practically forces her to join a survival reality show competition and, naturally, it changes her life. This book, although very predictable, was entertaining. It had a really cool setting and I really enjoyed the whole competition aspect of the book.
Abby and Dean begin to hate each other before the competition technically even starts. As you would expect, they are paired up together and it does not go well. I got a good kick out of their fights and arguments. It doesn’t take very long for them to start feeling things other than hate and loathing.
The romance happens too quickly, but this was a short book so it was to be expected. Some of the things that happen in this story were slightly unbelievable. The whole book is kind of predictable. I saw the ending coming from the beginning, but overall it wasn’t a bad book. It ties together very well in the end.
This book turned out to be a pretty good romance book and held my attention throughout. In this case, the predictability didn’t take too much away from the story, for me. This wasn’t the best book I’ve ever read, but it was a quick read and it was entertaining.