by MaryJanice Davidson, Jamie Denton, Susanna Carr

August 2004
ISBN: 0-7582-0707-7
Reviewer Graphic Button Brava
Trade Paperback

How to Be a ďWickedĒ Woman has three wonderful stories from two authors you have probably read before and one by a new author, Susanna Carr. If you havenít read anything from MaryJanice Davidson or Jamie Denton before then you are in for a real treat.

MaryJanice Davidson starts off the stories with The Wicked Witch Of the West Side. The opening two words about says it all for Jeannie Desjardin. She is the editor from hell but knows the business inside and out. She is in for a rude awakening when she gets another author who has been the prima donna for the publishing house. The first meeting between Jeannie and Hope Desiree is comical and Jeannie is in rare form of course so is Hope.

Introduction to Seduction is next up by Jamie Denton and what an opening she gives us as well. Eden has been dumped once again and she is tired of hearing the same old line she has been told more than once - that she isnít good in bed. She is looking for someone to help her in that department. So she turns to her fellow cop and partner, Jackson. But will Jackson agree to help her out?

And the last story is by newcomer Susanna Carr. She gives us a delightful story in Wicked Ways. Peyton is trying to save the family business, Lovejoyís Unmentionables, by catering to a business woman that likes to have a good time. So she takes her to some of the local hot spots. But Peyton needs some more information, so she calls the local Library Help Line. Mike answers the help line and is intrigued by the lady that is always calling and asking outrageous questions. What will happen when these two meet for real?

Each of the stories are different and unique in each and everyway. The heroines are each different but they all want the same thing to be loved for who they are. The heroes are a match for each of them and they donít try to change the heroines in anyway, they love them just the way they are. The stories will have you laughing out loud at the antics in each and every one. The chemistry from story to story is great and whoever put these three authors together did a superb job.

If you havenít read any other books by these authors then go looking for them you will not be disappointed. I will definitely be looking for more stories from each of them, including Susanna Carr.

Reviewed in July 2004 by Pam.