Review: Wicked Bride Games by Clarissa Wild (Indecent Games #1)

Note: This ARC was provided by the author via Give Me Books Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

Holy. Mindfuck. What the hell did I just read?! I always take an author’s warning with a bit of skepticism and that’s based on personal experience. They’ll tell you the book you’re about to read is dark and then you sit there reading it and keep waiting for even a bit of shade to enter the picture because it simply isn’t as dark as it’s made out to be. But this? This new Clarissa Wild release? It’s dark. And dirty. And dare I say demented, and I don’t mean that as an insult. We all need a bit of crazy in our lives. Just ask my family. We’re a whole lot of crazy and crazy makes the world more fun. But I digress…

Wicked Bride Games is the first novel in Clarissa Wild’s Indecent Games series and it’s about one young woman named Naomi Lee who enters into a competition of sorts pitting her against eight other women. Those who are left standing at the end of three weeks get fifty million dollars. Just twenty-one days and enough money for Naomi not to have to worry about how to take care of her parents and herself? It should be worth it, right? Except she and the others have to agree to allow the three Marino brothers to do whatever they want to each of them, whenever and wherever they choose to. But with one brother in particular—Max—setting his sights on the woman he wants, just how dirty and wicked could these games get and will Naomi be the bride left standing?

During the vice presidential election here in the Philippines last year, the prediction of one candidate—who just happened to be my preferred candidate and the person I voted for—came true: The last man standing is a woman. That’s what popped in my head while reading this series starter. Naomi wasn’t some damsel in distress waiting for some guy to rescue her. Plus, Max wasn’t a knight in shining armor; tarnished was more like it, but compared to his brothers, Max had genuine feelings for Naomi. No, Naomi wasn’t a damsel; if anything, I’d like to think of her as a femme fatale and she’s the hidden gem in this whole exercise in mindfuckery. I won’t give any additional details as to what happens, but suffice it to say that I was kept on my proverbial toes and you seriously need to heed the warning that Clarissa Wild sets at the beginning. And the ending? Mind. Blown. That alone got a standing ovation from me. Wicked Bride Games gets five stars. ♥

Release Date: 10 January 2017

Date Read: 10 January 2017

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