Book Review: “Wicked Truths” – Jodi Ellen Malpas (ARC*)

8. November 2020
Book Review Wicked Truths by Jodi Ellen Malpas

It seems as if one reading highlight follows the other at the moment. Recently I was allowed to read the new book by Tillie Cole as an ARC. And now I was lucky again and received an ARC of the new book by Jodi Ellen Malpas, which will be published on November 12th. “Wicked Truths” is the continuation of Eleanor’s and Becker’s, which started in “Artful Lies” and ended with this giant cliffhanger. I tell you, those were loooooong months of waiting. So I was all the happier when the news came that I was allowed to read the book as an ARC and thus before the official release date.

All right, let’s head back for a second to “Artful Lies” – book 1 in the “Hunt Legacy Duology”. Here’s the blurb (Link to Goodreads):

An irresistible connection, a desire that won’t let go…

When aspiring antiques dealer Eleanor Cole is handed the chance of a lifetime to work for the Hunt Corporation, the renowned antiques dealers, she doesn’t think twice. Only to discover she’ll be working up close and personal with the notorious and insanely irresistible Becker Hunt. He is a man famous for getting what he wants, and Becker wants Eleanor.

But as Becker pulls her deeper into his world, she discovers there’s more to him than meets the eye. And falling for Becker goes from being foolish to dangerous…

So like I said, at the end of the first book there was this terrible cliffhanger and I was wondering how the author was going to turn the story around again and continue after that. And believe me, I was truly not disappointed. JEM is just so good at telling stories and I love her writing style. Of course the action continued with “Wicked Truths”. Here the blurb (and Link to Goodreads):

A desperate passion, a dangerous love story…

Eleanor Cole had no idea that when she met the charmingly irresistible Becker Hunt, she was putting her life on the line. So when she discovers his secrets, escape seems to be her only option – but Becker isn’t ready to let Eleanor go.

She knows better than to fall into his corrupt world again, but how long can she resist when he’s stolen her heart? Eleanor must make a choice, to stay and follow Becker into the heart of the danger…or risk losing him forever!

Becker Hunt is back and this time he’s not letting Eleanor walk away…

I don’t want to spoil the story for you, so my review will not contain any details. Let me just say it this way: The story is just amazing! In many ways: In “Wicked Truths” there are some surprising twists and turns that you don’t really see coming. It’s exciting and thrilling and you finally want to know what’s going on with Michelangelo’s “Head of a Faun”. Someone like me, who doesn’t really know much about art history and old masterpieces, can definitely learn a bit here and there.

On top of that, the chemistry between Becker and Eleanor is just so incredibly good and Becker is a real alpha. So far my favorite book boyfriend of JEM was Jesse Ward, but I think he has got some competition now…

So if you liked Christian Grey, Gideon Cross or all the other Alphas and you are not only looking for a “hot” story but also an exciting and thriling story with depth and drama, then you absolutely have to read these two books. Jodi has definitely met my expectations and I can’t wait to read more of her in the future!

*I was generously provided an ARC of “Wicked Truths” in exchange for an honest review.*

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