Saturday, January 14, 2012

Review: Three Ways to Wicked by Melinda Barron

Three Ways to Wicked by Melinda Barron
Publisher: Resplendence Publishing
Genre: Erotic Fantasy Ménage Three Ways to Wicked Cover
ISBN: 9781607352921
Blue Ribbon Rating: 4 out of 5
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When Krisily Carmichael’s rat of an ex publishes naked pictures of her, the voluptuous author decides to hightail it out of town and away from the nasty letters filling her mailbox. The advertisement for a rental cottage in England seems to be a godsend. But there’s something unusual about the picturesque cottage; namely, the four people trapped in the garden.

In the sixteenth century, a sorcerer named Uriel and his two cousins, alchemists Bythos and Acolius, were imprisoned in their own garden by an evil witch. By pure accident, Krisily manages to free Uriel and then later his cousins. But the men are each missing one of their senses, thanks to the witch’s magic. And communication problems between three sixteenth century magical men and a modern day woman are the least of the foursome’s problems. The witch is still in the garden, and she’s gaining power. Krisily, Uriel, Bythos and Acolius will have to use their newfound connection to defeat the witch, or their burgeoning relationship isn’t the only thing at risk.

Oh, what I wouldn’t give to be Krisily, jerk of an ex, evil witch and all. There’s a veritable feast for the senses waiting for her in the idyllic English cottage in the form of the hunky Bythos, Acolius and Uriel. The three cousins work well as a team, and not just when it comes to magic.

Author Melinda Barron is a master at delivering sexy, fun reads, and THREE WAYS TO WICKED is no exception. I loved watching Krisily try to bring her men up-to-date on how the world works – there were some laugh out loud moments there. More importantly, when it came to defeating the witch I was cheering the foursome on. Ms. Barron makes it easy to become invested in her characters, and I definitely adored each of her protagonists...though I admit to having a particular soft spot for Uriel. All in all, THREE WAYS TO WICKED was a fast-paced, entertaining read that I plan on enjoying over and over and over again.

Note: My review was written for Romance Junkies and is cross-posted here with permission from Romance Junkies.