These Wicked Deeds

The Wicked Series Book 1

Romance - Sizzle
287 Pages
Reviewed on 06/27/2023
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Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite

These Wicked Deeds: The Wicked Series Book 1 by Sophia Luxe is steaming hot with a solid story. It follows Wes and Isabella as they journey through uncharted territory and find love amidst the chaos. Wes, Damien, and Nikolai weren’t saints, but they weren’t absolute demons. They worked with some powerful men and did their dirty deeds, which made them rich. However, losing Sofia was one thing that almost broke them. Wes was unsure how they would survive until the vivacious Isabella Castillo strutted into their lives. However, Isabella came with a surprise and a mystery that Wes was desperate to unravel. What he wasn’t expecting was to fall for her, but he did, and she felt the same way. Isabella and Wes knew their relationship might not last too long, but what if it did? Then they would have to clear out the lies, mystery, and suspense before they could be together.

These Wicked Deeds is the perfect pick-me-up. The story has the perfect balance of romance, mystery, action, and sizzle to make it mind-blowing. I’m a self-proclaimed romance fan and read at least two romance novels weekly. My standards are high, and Sophia Luxe raised the bar even higher. I was sold with just one look at that cover and was in love by the time Isabella appeared. Manny was a hoot, Damien was a mystery, and Nikolai’s heart was aching. At times, it felt as if Wes was the only sensible and awake member of the team. The mystery behind Isabella and the shock factor she added to the story was just incredible. The pace was fast without being overwhelming, the narrative was engaging, and the feel of the story was fantastic. I cannot wait to discover what happens next. I hope to see more of Damien and a happier Nikolai, but more than that, I want to find out what happens next with Wes and Isabella.

Stephanie Chapman

These Wicked Deeds: The Wicked Series Book 1 is a suspenseful romance by Sophia Luxe. The story features the alternating views of Isabella, Wes, and Nikolai. Twelve years had passed since Nikolai last saw his girlfriend Sophia. She was also Wes's best friend and he was a source of refuge from her abusive father. Damien, Wes, and Nikolai had since formed an investment firm. Five years later, Nikolai continued searching for Sophia until it was discovered that she had died in a fire together with her father. The men joined a BDSM club called Iniquity and regularly attended the events, so the staff knew them well. One evening the club's owner Isabella Castillo requested that they come to her office. Upon entering, the three men were momentarily shocked to find a woman killing a man. She told them that a Russian wanted Nikolai's deadbeat father Timothy James, dead. The man she had just killed was a hitman targeting them. Despite the news, the men were astounded by Isabella's appearance. Isabella Castillo had a secret, and they knew it.

Sophia Luxe's use of Isabella's conflicted feelings made the plot twist in several directions. Damien was level-headed and was often the voice of reason. I felt bad for Nikolai. His father abandoned him and his mother. While he was recovering from the loss, the woman he planned on marrying disappeared, and his new girlfriend Gemma was a gold-digging witch. The suspense continued to build, and I couldn't put the book down. Isabella had a special friendship with Fletch's son, Manny. He was her bodyguard and a man of many talents. I had to laugh at Wes’s mother catching him in a lie and stating, "Do not piss on my leg and tell me it's raining." The secrets everyone had hidden took their toll, and it was easy to see how each person was struggling to cope. The end of the book left me stunned. It created a large opening for a sequel. I recommend These Wicked Deeds to anyone who enjoys a good suspense novel involving steamy scenes, a cartel presence, and darker dealings.

Anelynde Smit

These Wicked Deeds by Sophia Luxe is an amazing book following the lives of four people. Wes, Damien, Nikoli, and Isabella, the boys, share a past with Sofia, someone who loved them dearly. They are no ordinary men, as they would have you believe; they run much darker underground. Isabella runs Club Iniquity but is known as Santa Meurta. She is a very dangerous woman and has a secret connection with Sofia. Nikoli's father, Timothy James, has been rubbing some mafia bosses up the wrong way by stealing from them and he is now back in town. He is not safe, as there are people looking for him, and they use Isabella to get to him. Isabella is on the hunt for Timothy and will do everything in her power to get him.

These Wicked Deeds by Sophia Luxe is a very entertaining story told using multiple points of view to go deeper into the characters' backstories. This is definitely for mature audiences and has some very passionate scenes. They only seem to add to the characters, adding unique aspects to each, The deep backgrounds and the hidden secrets give this story a unique flavor you won't find anywhere else. This story will keep you breathless as you try to guess what happens next. Watch as their deepest secrets and desires are portrayed in front of your very eyes. You cannot look away. They invite you into their personal space and make you feel part of their world. I enjoyed how the past played such a role in the future. This story is in-depth and very well written; you will get absorbed in these characters. It will grab you from page one and will not let you go. I highly recommend it.