Review: Wicked White by Michelle A. Valentine

Posted July 1st, 2015 in book review / 16 comments

Review: Wicked White by Michelle A. ValentineWicked White by Michelle A. Valentine
Series: Wicked White #1
Publisher: Montlake Romance on June 23, 2015
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Pages: 266
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
Purchase: Amazon
Add to: Goodreads
Rating: three-stars

Aspiring singer Iris Easton’s life has never been easy. First, her mother walked out on her when she was a kid. Now she’s buried in debt, weeks after losing her beloved grandmother. When a mysterious and sexy new guy moves in next door, Iris can’t help but be drawn to his soulful gaze. She can tell there’s something from his past haunting him—something he’s not telling her.

Just as Ace starts falling for Iris, the media go on a worldwide hunt to find the missing rocker. Will true love conquer all, or will the truth be the very thing that tears the couple apart?

At A Glance

It was an okay read

The Good

Wicked White is a fast, sweet read.

Iris is back in town to keep her recently deceased grandmother’s trailer park afloat. When the mysterious Ace moves in, Iris’s interest is peaked right away. Except that Ace is a total and utter jerkface. Ace is trying to keep the sweet Iris at arms length because he knows his celebrity could ruin her life, just like it has his. That’s why he is hiding from his manager, band, and paparazzi. Enough is enough. He needs time to mourn the death of his mother and the simple life he once had.

Iris is adorable and down to earth. She dreams of becoming a singer, but her friends back home comes first. I loved how forward she was with making Ace warm up to her. She wasn’t going to let him get away with being rude for no reason. Ace thinks he is saving Iris by pushing her away, but their attraction proves to be too strong. Once Ace opens up, their relationship is fast but powerful. They just click.

We get some drama when Ace is found by the media and Iris is dragged down with him. Some misunderstandings ensue, but in the end it all works out. This is a very soft rock star romance. Not much music or band time, which worked just fine.

The Bad

There is nothing special about this story at all. It’s just a normal contemporary romance. To me that’s bad because I should walk away remembering this book and I know I wont.

Ace is too good to be true. He is too sweet, too caring. It just didn’t feel realistic. Then he did this thing at the end of the book that pissed me off. If I were Iris, I wouldn’t have gotten back with him because I don’t do games or silent treatments.

Oh, and how close they got in such a short amount of time was unrealistic. In like a month they just knew they were going to be together forever. Blah!

The Snuggly

I honestly can’t even remember the sex. I know there was some, but nothing special.

Final Thoughts

For a rock star romance, I wouldn’t recommend it, but as a sweet, average romance, it worked. Somewhat recommended.


Iris Easton is not the kind of girl you can sleep with one time and never see again. She’s the kind of girl that makes you change everything you thought you ever wanted in life just to be with her.

“I don’t care what it is you’re running from, Ace. I’ll be with you anywhere. I’m yours.”

“I hate these people just as much as they hate me, and I can’t be around them for one more second. I don’t care what I’m losing. It’s nothing compared to my sanity and the self-worth ill lose by sticking around and continuing to be used.”

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16 Responses to “Review: Wicked White by Michelle A. Valentine”

  1. Kristin

    HA! You know it’s a”meh” read when you can’t even remember the sex. This was one of those books that I WANTED to read but every time I read the synopsis it just didn’t pop for me. I’m glad that I passed on it. Sorry you didn’t enjoy it more. :\

    • Jennifer Bielman

      Yeah, really not worth it. I don’t like spending my time on okay reads.

  2. Lekeisha

    I’ll just let this one pass. I’m not seeking out “meh” or “okay” stories anymore. I’ve been reading nonstop for 2 weeks, and I don’t want to go back to that funk that I was in. Never, Never almost took me there though. Hopefully, there won’t be a repeat any time soon. Great review!

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