The Wicked Aftermath by Melissa Foster is a story about a tough biker who risks everything to save a small family, only to find out how to live again as they navigate tragedy together. This heart-wrenching, ugly cry-inducing book is the second in The Wickeds: Dark Knights at Bayside series and will have you falling in love with Tank, Leah, Junie and Rosie without realizing what’s happening.
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Good morning, bookies! Welcome to the Bookstacks’ stop on The Wicked Aftermath blog tour, hosted by Grey’s Promotions.
Happy book birthday to The Wicked Aftermath and one of my favorite romance authors ever!! As a long-time Melissa Foster fan, I am beyond thrilled to be sharing my 5-star review of this heart-wrenching book with you. Be warned: you will need stock in Kleenex to read this book … just saying 😭
THE WICKED AFTERMATH by Melissa Foster
Series: The Wickeds: Dark Knights at Bayside #2
Published: June 9, 2021 by World Literary Press
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 268 pages
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Reviewed by: Megan
Challenges: 2021 AtoZ Reading Challenge – Letter “W”
ABOUT THE BOOK
When the person you blame for your grief is the only one who can save you from the pain …
Tank Wicked lost his sister and has since vowed to save everyone else in his path. He lives by the creed of the Dark Knights Motorcycle Club, sworn to protect and respect his community. He selflessly saves lives as a volunteer firefighter and treats the men and women who work for him at his tattoo shop like family. But life isn’t a balance scale where good deeds negate bad things to come, and one foggy night life guts Tank once again. When a car careens over the side of a bridge and into a river, Tank springs into action, plunging into the water to rescue the passengers. Four people go into the river, but only three come out alive.
Leah Yates is just trying to make it through each day. When the man she blames for her grief becomes the only one who can pull her from the depths of despair, she discovers that even hope comes at a price. Maybe this time she won’t have to face it alone.
>>> I received an eARC of The Wicked Aftermath in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed within this review are my own and have in no way been influenced by the gifting of this book. <<<
Do Not Read This Book in Public!!
Not in public. If you’re not breaking down and bawling like a baby from excruciatingly tragic moments that feel like they’ve happened to YOU, not Leah, you’re getting all flustery and hot ‘n bothered by the seriously sexual attraction between these two. Then there are more tears – most of them happy this time. Add to that the goofy, full-face stupid grin that you’ll wear when Tank interacts with the little munchkins … yea, this book just isn’t meant to be read in public.
Benson Wicked: A True Hero
Benson Wicked (known by everyone as “Tank”) is an amazing book boyfriend. He’s strong and a true hero, but still soft and squishy when the time calls for it. The way he acts around Leah’s kids, Junie and Rosie, is adorable! This tough, broody biker dresses as tight-wearing Peter Pan for Halloween, riding in on his cousin’s pink Vespa … tell me that’s not book boyfriend material.
“Ah, that’s nothing,” his father said. “We were at a Dark Knights picnic when your boyfriend over there was about three or four, and he climbed onto the picnic table and peed into the punch bowl.”The Wicked Aftermath by Melissa Foster
Melissa Foster writes Alpha Heroes and Insanely Strong Women!
Tank is a classic Alpha Hero but what I loved about this book is that Leah isn’t a damsel in distress. Distress, yes. Super-tragic distress. But I loved how they saved each other.
After losing his sister, Ashley, years before, Tank is going through the motions but not really living his life. And when Leah’s brother, River, dies in a horrible accident, the two of them find a way to help each other through their grief. Their emotions are more raw and gut-wrenching than most of the books I’ve read by Melissa Foster and I was left with a seriously massive book hangover.
The Wicked Aftermath pulled me out of my reading slump
The Wicked Aftermath pulled me out of a reading slump that started in the fall of last year. COVID-19 brought with it a ball of nerves, stress like I’d never experienced before, and every-day worries. I was too exhausted to be able to read much and simply lost the desire.
As always, Melissa Foster’s book didn’t disappoint. I signed up for the blog tour hosted by Grey’s Promotions without reading the blurb. I didn’t even glance at it. I saw Melissa Foster on the cover and knew I HAD to read this book. I fell in love with the Whiskey family back in 2018 and so enjoyed getting to know their cousins, the Wickeds.
This family has kicked my reading slump to the curb and the only thing keeping me from starting another book right away is this massive book hangover Tank and Leah’s family have left me with.