Review: Wicked Game by Nakeesha Clues

Wicked Game
Title: Wicked Game

Author: Nakeesha Cluse


Publisher's Insight:

Nicolette Thorne is the privileged wife of powerful attorney, Jackson Thorne. She coasted through life jaded and uncaring, until she met David Morales, a young college student who worked at the local country club in Savannah, GA. 

For the first time in her life, Nicolette feels love; real love and it scares her. She tries to run from David but there is a magnetism between them that keeps drawing her back. To save him from her ruthless husband and his criminal clientele, she breaks David’s heart and tells him the child she carries is Jackson’s. David and the future they planned together are shattered. 

Four years later, David returns, a successful physician's assistant, who’s engaged to be married. This homecoming turns out to be a disaster when he cross paths with Nicolette and her four year old son. David suspects the child is his but Nicolette is determined to keep the truth from him. When old flames turn into a raging fire, David must choose between the woman who loves him unconditionally and the woman who possesses his soul. 

Review: OK, let's get my morality issues out of the way here. First, I should have better read the synopsis of the book before I decided I would take on the project to read this book. But I did read it the book in its entirety. I decided to put aside my OLD LADY - PRUDISH-type thoughts and just think of it as a fantasy in a book, for that's what it really is, is it not? So, I put on my big girl panties and said, to hell with the cheating. Besides look at that lying bastard, he's cheating on her with her BFF - he should be capped in the knees anyway! And have some hot grits poured on his back while he's down. (Guess I've watched too many Medea movies!)

So, we move on to the book. The book gets good. Then Ms. Clues decides to water down my bar drink. I didn't appreciate it at all. There was so much I really wanted to know about. I wanted to know more about Nici and Liv and how their friendship grew, how Liv (the slimy bitch) decided to get her hooks in Nici's man. And how Liv was dealing with it. Did it start out as diabolical? Was she riddled with guilt? That could have all been another 5,000 words right there.

Then I wanted to learn more about Jackson's brother. Why was he keeping his baby brother around? There had to be a reason that was nefarious and deceitful, right? We could have learned more about his personality and methodology of life. Another 10,000 words there.

Nici and Jason. Maybe the author wasn't comfortable with sex scenes, and that's fine. Not all authors are. And that really gives us a move varied type of romance genre. Kudos. But I would have liked to hear a little more about their time together, their love, how they fell in love (besides his smokin' body). That could have been another 5,000 words.

I think you see where I'm getting at, there are so many places that this book could have been fleshed out, and I wish it had.

I think the main problem is - the book may not have had an editor. After about 45% of the way through the book,  I found nothing but problem, after problem, after problem in regards to typos. It was as if someone hadn't even bothered to look at the book afterward. Which to me greatly takes away from the detail of the book.

I'm thinking that the ending of the book was a decent enough twist (no spoilers for you) to keep readers wanting to come back for more if more detail was spent on editing/proofreading.

I doubt I'll read another book by this author at this time, but you never know.

I received this product for free/at a discount in exchange for an honest review, but all opinions are my own. Most books are donated to the local library for circulation, or donation to the Friends of the Library. This will be deleted from my Kindle since I read it as a Kindle Unlimited Book.