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The modern version of what I always wanted the Wicked Witch of the West to be
Reviewed in the United States on April 19, 2022
Reading this deconstruction of my favorite childhood story felt like Cupid's arrow to my heart. Every detail, every Easter egg. The modern version of what I always wanted the Wicked Witch of the West to be. Emily McIntire has woven all of that together into this amazing dark story about star-crossed enemies-turned-lovers, and this book will go down as one of my favorites this year, if not of all time.
Nicholas is going undercover to find out who is supplying the Westerly family with the opiates that have captured Kinland in its addictive grasp and are now slowly making their way to Chicago.
But on his last night before going under, he runs into a captivating stranger who seems to push his right buttons. They have a fling that seems to burn into his very core. But it turns out the woman of his dreams is none other than Westerly daughter Eveline.
The emotional and physical tug-of-war between these two is a game I would watch over and over again. Two powerhouses in cunning and strategy, they are the epitome of the ends in the spectrum of good and evil. But not everything is as it may seem.
While Nick portrays the tortured hero so well, it is Eveline that steals the spotlight. She is unapologetically fierce and focused, and if I ever wanted someone on my side in a fight, she is a definite first pick for my champion. And their chemistry? It will set your Kindles or paper copies on fire. There are definitely some dirty and spicy moments in this read, so have that water handy because it will leave you thirsty AF.
Like the other books in this series, the suspense will leave you at the edge of your seat. Will there be a happily ever after? There is no clear view of the horizon, so you will need to buckle in and enjoy the rocky ride until you get there. And just like any dark romance read, it is best to check the trigger warnings before proceeding.