Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Wicked Game by Jo Lambert

Release Date:  7th January 2019
Publisher: Drama Driven Publishing
Genres:  Contemporary Fiction

Fashion designer Thérèse D’Alesandro has recently moved into Westhead Manor with daughter Felicia and stepson Marco. Joining forces with neighbour Ella Benedict, she is about to open a bridal boutique at Ella’s exclusive wedding venue Lawns at Little Court.

Managing his father’s European restaurant chain, Marco has both the looks and charm to guarantee him any woman.  Any woman, that is, except the one he wants: Ella’s niece Charlotte.  Marco knows he should walk away as not only is she the most exasperating female he has ever encountered she’s currently in a relationship with rock star Christian Rosetti. But the chemistry between them is undeniable and sensing trouble brewing between Charlotte and the egotistical singer he is prepared to wait.

Charlotte’s cousin Lucy has discovered Christian’s guilty secrets – ones he has been keeping safely hidden from everyone. Determined to cause mischief and at the same time settle her own score with the arrogant star, she sets in motion a chain of events which eventually brings Marco and Charlotte together.

Thérèse’s husband Gianlucca has invited the granddaughter of an old friend to stay as a house guest while he undergoes heart surgery. Rossana Caravello is due to inherit the one of Italy’s premier vineyards on her twenty first birthday in September. Aware this would make an excellent addition to her husband’s international business portfolio, Thérèse plots to push the young heiress and her stepson together. Rossana is already besotted with Marco, but if the plan is to have any chance of success first she needs to get rid of Charlotte…

Please note Wicked Game was previously published under the title The Other Side of Morning.


Charlotte Kendrick knows that her relationship with rock god Christian Rosetti is on a downward spiral. He has turned into an obnoxious, overbearing male diva. Charlotte is feeling very confused and this is further compounded by the arrival of Marco D'Alesandro. He is totally unaware of the effect he has on the female population. Charlotte attempts to fight the attraction she feels for him. Her feelings are all over the place. Despite her attraction to him she find him annoyingly infuriating and frustrating! Her feelings are so conflicted. Marco's stepmother Thérèse however has big plans for him in the form of Rosanna, a young Italian heiress.

I totally loved this book. Don't be put off by the fact that there are so many characters. The author has very helpfully provided a character list at the beginning of the novel. There are lots of sub plots going on throughout the novel and these just add an extra dimension to the story. Joanna Lambert has woven a complex web of love, passion and a cracking story. Full of interesting characters, strong and smart women and a couple of villainous females who are intent on doing whatever it takes to get their own way, this wonderful saga will have you engrossed and you will be hooked from page one. Think Dynasty, Dallas and Falcon's Crest all set in the UK!  Charlotte and Marco's attraction jumps right off the page. That man is hot! And rich! And did I mention hot?

Wicked Game takes us into a world of wealth and the sort of privileged lifestyle we can only dream about. But, even the wealthy are not immune to having their hearts broken. And, they don't always get their own way. Marco's stepmother Therese was delightfully wicked and just the sort of character every book needs - someone we love to hate! I'd highly recommend Wicked Game!

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Jo Lambert lives on the eastern edge of Bath with her husband, one small grey feline called Mollie and a green MGB GT. She is the author of seven novels. The first five collectively known as the Little Court Series are saga/romances set in West Somerset. For book number six she 'moved' over the border into South Devon. Summer Moved On became the first of two linked contemporary romances. The second, Watercolours in the Rain was published in October 2016. In June 2018 Jo signed to Choc Lit and her eighth novel, The Boys of Summer, set in North Cornwall will be published in 2019 under their Ruby imprint. Jo is currently working on another coastal romance, this time set in South Cornwall.

When she isn't writing she reads and reviews. She also has an active blog.  Jo loves travel, red wine and rock music and she often takes the odd photograph or two.



Twitter: @jolambertwriter

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One Response so far.

  1. Hi Debbie,

    Just a quick thank you for being part of the Wicked Game virtual book tour and the fabulous review. Jo xx

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