Wicked White

Wicked White

by Michelle A. Valentine

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Overview

After his mother dies, rock star Ace White—lead singer of the red-hot band Wicked White—is done with the celebrity game. The phony people, the meaningless one-night stands: he doesn’t want any of it anymore. Quitting in the middle of a sold-out tour, Ace sets out to find some place—any place—where he can be alone.

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?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781477830956
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Publication date: 06/23/2015
Series: Wicked White Series , #1
Pages: 254
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Michelle A. Valentine is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Rock the Heart. Wicked White is the first novel in her Wicked White romance series. She attended college as a drafting and design major, but her love of people soon persuaded her to join the nursing field. It wasn’t until after the birth of her son that she began her love affair with romance novels, and she hasn’t looked back since. When she’s not writing, she feeds her music addiction, dabbles in party planning, and expresses herself by working with arts and crafts. She currently lives in Columbus, Ohio, with her husband, son, and two beloved dogs.

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Wicked White 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
JoannaDursi More than 1 year ago
Ace is the lead singer of the popular group Wicked White. He’s quickly become fed up with all the pressures and pettiness of fame and after a tragic loss, he decides to go into hiding. While there, he meets aspiring singer Iris. I read a lot and can get behind the insta love story if there is meat behind it. Unfortunately IMO this feel short of that. Yes, they connect over their similar childhoods but I wanted to see a bit more substance from these two before they started professing their love for each other. Now on to the ending. It was too abrupt for me especially since there is no epilogue. I liked WW, it just didn’t hook me like other books that I’ve rated higher.
ReneeEntress More than 1 year ago
5 star I was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, grief, secrets, and heartbreak. This is Iris and Ace’s story. Ace’s mother is sick so he leaves the tour and goes to her. When she passes he decides he just needs time. So he hides out in a trailer park. Iris is still grieving from posing her grandmother. She is in town to run the trailer park before she has to head back to trying to make it on Broadway. When she meets Ace she is attracted but he constantly pushes her away. Ace can’t get attached to anyone as soon as the band finds him he will have to go back. But the more he is around Iris the more he wants her, can he have her and move on? Or will he have to give her up in the long run? When something happens that could throw Ace back in the spotlight will Iris give him up to protect him? What happens if she gives him up and he never comes back? How will she survive the loss? I felt I was able to connect with the characters and the story was a great read. I highly recommend this book.
JrsyGrl630 More than 1 year ago
Where to begin? Well, let me start off by saying that I love the Black Falcon series from this author, with the exception of the last installment, which was so inconsistent and contradictory that it didn't even seem like the same characters or series. This book was a lot of that and so very boring. The way the characters were portrayed was a complete contradiction to how they behaved. The story moved so incredibly slow that I struggled to maintain interest, and the attraction of the two main characters was stronger from a distance and non-existent when they were together. I never felt one ounce of real chemistry between these two characters, nor did I find believability in their relationship. Couldn't buy into it. Their time apart was actually painful to read because, once again, IT MADE NO SENSE. Nothing in the behavior previously exhibited by these characters would warrant the time apart as it was presented here, and actually, it just read like filler material. Came over as unnecessary. Add all this to the fact that the secondary characters were annoying and, in most scenes, downright unlikable, and I soon found out that I actually didn't like anyone except Adele. Too bad she wasn't in it more. Finally, the ending just happens with no climax, pun intended, and it's like LET'S MAKE UP....and it's over. Inconsistent behavior created a lack of believability, which just murdered the potential of this story. Generic, at best, but it was the fact that it read like two high school students that really ruined it for me. Just felt sophomoric to me. one star for me
JMTJTC More than 1 year ago
Wicked White is about a rockstar, Ace, who leaves fame and fortune behind after the death of his foster mother. Since he is breeching his contract, he goes into a place of hiding, which happens to be a trailer park owned by a wannabe Broadway star, Iris. The two become stuck in a romance that doesn’t seem like it can ever work out. Well, this was definitely a romance. It had a few vivid sex scenes, but it was not erotica. I suppose one thing I hate about romance novels, is that the whole time, no matter what happens, you know the two people will end up in the end (unless it’s a Nicolas Sparks book). It takes a lot of the enjoyment out of it for me. Fine—fight, runaway from each other, break up, whatever—I know you will get back together. With that said, it was a pretty good book. It was easy to read and it definitely was enjoyable. I thought both of the main characters were likable. Although, a few times Ace came across as stalkerish (but not as bad as some leading men—I’m looking at you Christian Grey). Read the rest of my review here: http://judgingmorethanjustthecover.blogspot.com/2015/07/wicked-white-michelle-valentine.html
JeriTRyan More than 1 year ago
Iris and Ace are one of those matches that is made in heaven. You will simply have to love their developing relationship. When I received this book for review I was expecting a kind of standard rock star novel but I was pleasantly wrong. This is more than average. The characters really have great chemistry together. Ace was almost too nice to fill the expected picture of a rock star as one would expect a little bit more bad boy in him and this is I think my only complaint. If there is any reason to complain at all. So please enjoy this well written novel - I did.
busymama49 More than 1 year ago
A rocker who does not do drugs, groupies or alcohol?? Yep, and he is a hottie too! Ace has been there done that and has matured. This is a gentle, loving story of that moment in everyone's life where we analyze our lives and the direction we are going. If we are lucky, we take charge of our destiny and choose to stay true to ourselves. Society, money, and other outside pressures sometimes lead us in a direction where we find ourselves wondering what happened to our dreams. If we are lucky and we are young enough, we can still take control and make the corrections necessary to live a full and rewarding life. In Michelle Valentine's unique style, she tells us a love story between two lonely souls, who have dreams and the determination to make them come true. Their courtship and eventual affair, is both funny and endearing, as they play the game of love. This is a book you will love to read and will hate to put down. Ace and Iris, I am hooked on both of you!
csingh More than 1 year ago
I was really excited to read this book after it's announce was released. Books featuring rock stars are a particular weakness of mine. The badder the rock star, the harder they fall. I was looking forward to another bad boy of rock being tamed, instead I fell for a rocker who wasn't bad to the bone. Ace is definitely not the average rock star. He's different and doesn't need much to remind him what's important. I fell for Ace in the opening chapter of the book when he decided to do what was right for him and not what was best for his label. I fell for Iris soon after I met her too. It really did seem like Iris and Ace were made for each other. Of course they had a very strong initial reaction to seeing each other for the first time and I thought, "Not the insta-lust!" However I need not have worried, as their chemistry led to a relationship between them took time to develop. Both Iris and Ace have strong personalities. Ace is determined not to bring Iris into his crazy world and in turn thinks he can't let Iris in. Iris is fiercely independent. She's recently been handed new challenges and she's set on handling them on her own. She's also decided she and Ace are going to be friends, if not more, and she's going to do whatever it takes to make that happen. I really admired that about her. I enjoyed seeing Ace and Iris's walls come down. My emotions were fully engaged; I laughed and cried. It was hard not to. I felt like the story was good but incomplete, especially in regards to events happening where Ace was hiding out and what was going on with his label. I read the story quickly and it flowed well. I hope to see Ace and Iris again in the future and I'm looking forward to the next story in the series!
bigreaderMF More than 1 year ago
Wicked White is a sweet love story between a Rocker (but not your typical rocker) named Ace, and a woman named Iris who comes home to take care of her grandmother's affairs but apires to one day be on a Broadway Stage. They have an instant chemistry and more in common then they realize. I liked Ace for the most part, but at times he appeared a little whimpy and whiney. I feel it was intentional to show him in this light because he isn't your typical rock star, he is a man with heart, feelings and also an incurable romantic, his childhood background notwithstanding. Iris came across as a very strong, loyal, independent woman and I loved her character. Her friends and neighbors were great supporting characters too. While this strays a bit from the norm that Michelle writes, it was an enjoyable read. If you are looking for a sweet love story, it is worth picking up Wicked White. I would rate this a 3.5 - 3.75 star book.
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Sailon More than 1 year ago
Rock Star, Ace leaves it all behind after the loss of his mother. Taking on a fake identity, Ace moves into a trailer park that has seen better times. Of course the rock star disappearing leaves a media fire storm in its wake and lots of people searching for the missing lead singer, Ace. Iris dreamt of making it big on Broadway in NYC, but when her grandmother dies Iris must return to the trailer park her grandmother owned. Settling affairs is more difficult than she anticipated.  Ace and Iris don’t hit it off right away but eventually a difficult and very rocky relationship ensues. I liked Wicked White, the romance was heartfelt but I found the characters choices so far beyond rational or common sense for me, I just couldn’t connect to the story. This is a good story for someone who enjoys a quick and easy read with a difficult budding romance. I received this ARC copy of Wicked White from Amazon Publishing - Montlake Romance in exchange for a honest review.
jeniNY More than 1 year ago
Sweet and emotional love story. Wicked White (Wicked White #1) by Michelle A. Valentine 3.5 to 4 stars Ace White lead singer of the band Wicked White is done, he’s had it with the “rock star” life. When he gets word while on tour that the woman he considers his mother and the only person who ever loved him is sick he can’t get to her fast enough. He gives his ungrateful bandmates the finger and walks out on a sold-out tour. Feeling despondent and alone in the world after his mother’s funeral Ace decides he doesn’t want to be a rock star anymore, so he disappears looking for a place he can get lost. Being alone is the best thing for him. Iris Easton is a small town girl, growing up in a trailer park owned by her grandmother who raised her after her mother walked out of her life. Now her beloved grandmother has passed away, leaving the trailer park and its debts to Iris. She puts her own life and dreams of being a Broadway singer on hold to get the trailer park and its residents most of which she considers family in order. When a mysterious and sexy stranger moves in next door, Iris can’t help but be curious about him. He doesn’t look at all like he belongs in a trailer park with his expensive clothes and motorcycle. She wants to get to know him better, but will he let her in, will he trust her with his secrets. My Review: This is a book about loss of loved ones and the emotional aftermath that can come with it. It’s about finding love and then losing it and realizing the work that needs to be done to get that true love back. It is different from the authors Black Falcon series as it deals with a sweeter story of love. Ace and Iris meet at a time in their lives when they both feel the loss of the people who loved them the most. Ace is in hiding from the world trying to figure out how he can have the music career he wants so desperately yet still be able to look at himself in the mirror and respect his choices. Iris has dreams of being a Broadway singer, but lacks the confidence to allow her voice to shine. She lost her grandmother leaving her with the trailer park they called home and a large tax debt to pay in order to keep the residents from being homeless. When Ace and Iris start to interact with each other Ace is not very nice to her. They both feel a pull to each other a kindred spirit type of connection. Ace tries to deny his attraction to the beautiful Iris not wanting to get her involved in his chaotic life. I thought this budding love between these two characters was sweet and endearing. Though their love blooms fast, they start at trying to be friends. However, Ace and Iris can’t stop fantasizing about each other in more than a friendly way. When Ace pushes, Iris advances away, leaving her embarrassed and heartbroken she decides she is going to stop being nice to him. No matter how hard Ace tries to ignore Iris he can’t get her out of his mind. Iris was always trying to get Ace to open up to her feeling that if he trusted her with his secrets she could help him. They finally succumb to their intense attraction and begin a romantic relationship. When reality comes crashing down on their new found love Ace and Iris both make decisions that drive them apart. Each character ends up setting out separately to find their way in the world without the other it was sad. The author wrote these characters as a perfect match for the other. Ace as a male character I found was better when he was with Iris. He was romantic and sexy all about making Iris happy. When we read the last few chapters and Ace is without Iris in his life he was a bit whiny at times moaning about losing her but doing nothing to get her back. I found myself getting annoyed with him during this time in the book. I think that was part of what the author was trying to convey in the character. He was lost and confused and had so much to sort out he needed to be confident that Iris’ love was true because he never knew what real love of a woman was like. I love Michelle A. Valentines writing, she does a great job of making you feel for her characters and the troubles they face. This story was not as deep and gritty as her other rock star books but I liked it. This is a romantic story of love and loss that will have you emotionally invested in the outcome of the relationship between these sweet characters. Received and ARC in exchange for an honest review.
AboutThatStory More than 1 year ago
The overall story line had me interested from start to finish, I kept wanting to know what was going to happen next. This was a fast paced, easy read. Not super descriptive or in depth, just a good story that I was interested in. I loved Iris and liked Ace. I thought their interactions were great and and enjoyed them coming together. I really liked the two of them as a couple, sometimes I felt their connection, sometimes I didn’t, but I definitely liked both of them and liked them together.  There was some hotness which was great and some drama near the end that I enjoyed. Ace and Iris had some back and forth moments that I found frustrating, but after that it wrapped up nicely but I felt it was a little rushed. Even though I wasn't blown away, I was into the story and I couldn't seem to stop reading. This was a good read for me. :-) Complimentary copy received for honest review.