Elise is a normal seventeen-year-old girl until the day she wakes up in a desert park, with no idea who she is.
After that episode, her life takes a bizarre turn. She’s experiencing unexpected flashes of insight into people’s lives—people she’s never met before. Strangers frighten her with warnings about the approaching Shadows. And although Elise has never had a boyfriend, she suddenly finds herself torn between two handsome but very different young men: Abe, the charming bad boy whose effect on her both seduces and frightens her, and the mysterious Harlin, who’s new to town but with whom Elise feels an urgent, elemental connection—almost as if they are soul mates.
Now Elise begins to question everything about her life. Why do these guys both want her so desperately? What are the Shadows? Why does the name Charlotte inspire a terrifying familiarity? And who is Elise, really?
I was looking forward to this novel. The first one had such an effect on me – I found the ending of the first one to be so compelling, so poignant that I read it multiple times. A Want So Wicked failed to bring the same sort of magic to me. I enjoyed it. Especially the portions that included Harlin. I thought Elise’s relationship with her father and sister was heartwarming and well portrayed and I liked the writing and the general flow of the narrative. I just wasn’t too impressed by where the novel went. The love triangle which wasn’t much of a triangle and the ending…I don’t know, you guys. The book was okay but it wasn’t the brilliant I wanted it to be. I would still recommend it to you but now I kind of wish I had stopped at the end of the first so I could contain the memory of it and it alone. Ah well.