From the time he moved to Rockland City, Nick Crocetti never fit in. Owner of the bar, The Chief, whispers of criminal dealings and a murky past swirl around him. They always have. Dark and brooding, Nick is a bad boy in looks and demeanor. Being alone suits him, until his high school dream girl enters his life once again.
Eager to start over, Veronica Barnes is leaving behind a disastrous whirlwind Las Vegas marriage along with her high-paying consulting career. Returning home after ten years, she is determined to follow a lifelong dream of opening her own bakery. Meeting her high school crush, Nick, rocks her world in ways she never imagined.
Despite the mutual physical attraction - and a shared past - Nick and Veronica are wary and have protective fences around their hearts.The intense and intimate bond they share moves toward something neither counted on—nor wanted. Can they break down the barriers of past heartbreak, or does Veronica merely long to rub against “the wicked bad”?
FROM THE AUTHOR:
Note on this book: It was previously published in 2013 with Crimson Romance's Spicy line as The Wicked Bad.
I rec'd the rights back in 2016. Crimson Romance is no longer in business. (Bought by Simon and Schuster in late 2016, closed in 2018)
Used paperbacks of the 2013 version are still floating out there.
I'm completely revising this story. First off, He's the Wicked Bad is no longer erotic, this is a mainstream series. Meaning even though the hero is on a motorcycle, he is not part of a club, and this is not a dark romance.
I also have the rights back to book 2, His Wicked Celtic Kiss. That title will not be changing.
Book 3 is written, it is called His Wicked Cold Heart
Book 4 is not written as yet.
A little about the series: The Wicked Men of Rockland City
Nestled on Chesapeake Bay, in Rockland City, Maryland, this small industrial city has witnessed the struggle for dominance by two families: the De Lucas and the Barnes’s. Their lives are inter-meshed for good or ill. Passions run high as do old and new resentments—and old and new loves.
The Barnes family represents law and order. The De Lucas embodies the complete opposite, and soon their various criminal enterprises overtake everyone’s lives with disastrous results. Once the smoke clears, who will survive? And will the Wicked Men of Rockland City open their hearts to love?
A multi-published author, she loves to write sensual historical and contemporaries. Tortured heroes are an absolute must.
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