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Publisher's Summary

"Hilarious, heartwarming and unique, the Starcrossed series is highly recommended." (USA Today)

The one guy she can't have is the one she can't forget.

Liam Quinn is one of the biggest movie stars in the world...and the only man Elissa Holt has ever truly loved. After being out of her life for six years, he and his gorgeous fiancée are set to star in the new Broadway show Elissa is stage managing. The only trouble is, when late-night rehearsals bring Elissa and Liam together, the line between what is and what could have been gets blurred. Now one moment of weakness is about to create a scandal that will echo around the world.

Elissa knows that falling for Liam again would be a tragedy in the making, but as any good romantic knows, love doesn't always follow the script.

©2016 Leisa Rayven (P)2016 Macmillan Audio

Critic Reviews

"With the perfect balance of humor, steam, angst and impossible to put down, Leisa Rayven is a gifted storyteller, and Wicked Heart is truly exceptional." (Natasha Is a Book Junkie)

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  • CAROLYN
  • Newark, New Jersey, United States
  • 05-17-16

WHAT A CLIMACTIC & COMPELLING LOVE STORY

This listen ABSOLUTELY owned me from the very start - simply put Liam and Elissa's love story would've had me by the balls if I'd had any.... it was just that emotionally intense. I'm not going to go into detail about the plot because it would spoil it for you, but I can say that their journey to the HEA took 6 pain filled years and there was incredible highs and some devastating and heartbreaking lows during that time. I was breathless with it's beauty, speechless at it's nasty twists, left devastated by certain events, stunned and shocked at the joyous revelation and wowed by all the wonderful feel-good passion and romance.

The secondary characters were very loveable too and there was a side romance that blossomed and grew. Very passionate loving sex scenes, angst, drama, some humor, pain, a villain, great banter and dialogue and the H/H were perfect.... perfectly flawed.... perfect for each other and just perfect together. Told from Elissa's POV and everything was vividly brought to life by the talented voice of Andi Arndt.

Worth a credit? For over 10 hours it owned me... held me captive... entertained me... and left me wanting to listen to it all over again. So YES, totally, absolutely, completely and positively worth a credit.

8 of 12 people found this review helpful

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So disappointing!

I actually listened to this twice thinking I must have missed something...Why was this called "Wicked Heart"? And what's with the cover photo? A butterfly? That doesn't tie in anywhere. I am taking time to do this review because there needs to a voice from non paid readers.

First, I really hate it when burning love develops in the first few pages for absolutely no reason other than they met. Unbelievable. And then we are supposed to buy into the lovers separating for 6 years and remaining celibate the whole time because they were so in love. People who can fall in love that easily seem likely to move on pretty quickly. There was just no foundation.

There was very little story here and none of it was unique. I really can't beleive this one has gotten positive reviews. Not even Andi Arndt (who is an amazing narrator) could save this one. Ugh!

Listeners, please take time to review your purchases.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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My Bliss!

I absolutely loved Liam & Elissa's story! Great narration and a beautiful love story with adorable secondary characters!

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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My Beautiful Bliss

Would you listen to Wicked Heart again? Why?

YES!!! Loved the story and the narration and everything

What other book might you compare Wicked Heart to and why?

Fix Me by Beck Anderson. They are not exactly the same, but some aspects are similar and I think that would be a topic I'd love to read in so many books.

Which scene was your favorite?

My fav scene was during the epilogue, when Liam & Elissa and Josh & Angel are dancing.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

OMG Yes and I did it.

Any additional comments?

Wicked Heart is everything and more! I’ve loved Leisa’s writing style ever since I read Bad Romeo and Broken Juliet. Cassie and Ethan’s story was beautiful but also so hard to read for me, because I’m not a big fan of angsty books, but I ended up loving those characters, their story, and of course, Leisa as well. So, the moment I knew about Wicked Heart I knew I’d love it.<br/><br/>Anyway... Let’s talk about a little about Wicked Heart. This is a story of second chances, forgiveness, true love and fate. Elissa and Liam met when their careers were just starting, they dated for a short while—very short for their liking, and mine *sad face*—and then Liam got a huge job in the other side of the country and despite trying to have a long distance relationship, that didn’t work for them. Six years later they got reunited by what separated them, Liam was casted to work in the same play where Elissa was stage manager. This reunion wasn’t all hearts and flowers, it was torture for them both. After all those years they still had feelings for each other, but they couldn’t act on their desire, because Liam was engaged to a very lovely and friendly Angel, who wanted at all cost be close friends with Elissa.<br/><br/>I totally, utterly, crazily, madly and obsessively fell in love with Liam and Elissa. Their story was beautiful, sexy, romantic, funny but also was very sad and full of so much damn drama! I was in a spiral of emotions throughout the book. One moment I was all angry, then sad, then I was anxious, and suspicious, and then sad again. There were some lights moments here as well, Elissa’s best friend, Josh, always had the best attitude, he was a loyal friend, trying always to make Elissa feel better and then he was all obsessed about Angel, it was so funny. And the least but not the last of the emotions that this book evoke in me was PURE BLISS AND ABSOLUTE LOVE. Liam and Elissa were so in love with each other that I wanted to be inside their hearts and stay there forever. I loved reading their voice mails from six years ago, they were so sweet and perfect. And in the present, when they finally could get out all their feelings, it was so emotional and beautiful and EVERYTHING! *sigh* Like I said, perfect. <br/><br/>The audiobook of Wicked Heart was a flawless companion to the book. Andi Arndt’s performance was outstanding. Her soft voice and strong inflexions were simply excellent. I would listen to this audio once and again just to relive Liam and Elissa’s epic love story. Something funny happened to me when I was listening to the audiobook, for some crazy reason—actually it’s not crazy at all, everybody knows I’m obsessed with Jamie Dornan, but hey, I can be delusional from time to time, right?—I was seeing Jamie Dornan in my head when Andi was talking so smoothly for Liam, and suddenly, it was Jamie’s voice in my head instead of Andi’s and I LOVED every minute of it. But seriously, this isn’t the reason why I ended up obsessed with Liam and his Beautiful Bliss, it was because Wicked Heart was one perfection of a book.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Loved it!!

Another 5 star read!!
I love this series and the banter and internal monologues are clever and witty. :-)

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Absolutely loved it

Their story was amazing. Heartbreaking at times, but absolutely beautiful. Narrator nailed it. Bliss 😍💘❤

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Love this author

If you could sum up Wicked Heart in three words, what would they be?

Angsty, beautiful, wonderful

What other book might you compare Wicked Heart to and why?

The other two books by this author. It has the same feel and goes back in time like the others bit not the back forth.

Which scene was your favorite?

Too many. I can't pick just one.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me happy, then pissed, then angry, then joyful.

Any additional comments?

While I was listening to this book it was everything I hate in books but then it wasn't. I was so pissed at the author, I thought I had been duped but I kept on and I'm so glad I did. I'm back to loving the author. Lol

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Wow!!

This book was incredible! I was addicted from the very beginning!! And the narration was perfect!!!!

0 of 2 people found this review helpful