Wicked Takeover by Tina Donahue
Rosa's rating: 4 of 5 iScream Cones
What does she really want? Besides Dante...
Wicked Takeover was my first read by this author. The synopsis intrigued me and I decided to check it out. It was short, sweet, sassy and sexy.
Lauren was between a rock and a hard place. Having lost her corporate job recently and so far unable to find a replacement. Lauren was sweating in her car to save her precious gas, unwilling to waste it using the air condition. She was living on peanut butter and jelly. She was throwing all her eggs in one basket by planning to sell the tattoo shop she inherited from her absent father. When she shows up to check it out for the first time, she meets Dante. That's when she decides that he's the hard place she wants to be against. All of her professional training is wasted as she drools over him, forgetting why she's even there. With her brain scrambled, she tells him that she's the new owner, and that everything in the building belongs to her, including him. He finds that highly amusing, and she finds it highly embarrassing.
Yes, it is kinda predictable. I knew before I read the first page what was likely to happen. It's the perfect short read to clear your palate after reading something deep or dark. It's like a guilty pleasure that will leave you smiling and ready for whatever comes next.