Wicked S.O.B.

Dark Desires, Book #2.5

By Zara Cox

Author’s Website: http://zaracoxwriter.com/

Brought to you by OBS reviewer Omar                  


For so long, I lived for revenge. Now I live for her.

Ask anyone and they’ll tell you that Quinn Blackwood is not someone you mess with. I see. I want. I take. And you better not get in my way. That’s how I built my billion-dollar empire. That’s how I made my enemies pay. That’s how I won the one good, pure thing in my life, Elyse “Lucky” Gilbert. But after what I’ve done, my luck may have run out.

There is a fine line between love and obsession.

I’m not a fool. I didn’t think coming back to Quinn would be easy. That we would fall into a happy future and the darkness inside him would just disappear. Still, after everything we’ve been through, I couldn’t leave him to fight his demons alone. I’ve tried to convince myself nothing else matters as long as we’re together. But if I give him what he needs, will there be anything left of me?


Wicked S.O.B. takes place a year later from the events of Beautiful Liar, where Quinn and Elyse meet and fell for one another. Now that their lives are on track and their personal vendettas and pornstar lives are over, Quinn and Elyse have time to do the things they wanted to do, and move on with their life as a couple. Well at least that what Elyse is trying to do. Quinn, without plotting his vengeance against his father, now seems to have too much free time and can’t seem to cope with a normal life. His anger and frustration seems to keep boiling up and when Elyse has to leave town for a weekend, he destroys their apartment. He just wants to keep Elyse safe and next to him, but when is someone truly safe with the life they had before still tries to pull them back?

I liked Wicked S.O.B., the novella lets us see into the future of the couple of the first book of this series, and how they try to create a life after what they went through in the Beautiful Liar. I think that this type of novella makes the reader remember that even after a Happy Ever After end, the characters still have a long way to go to happiness, and it might have bumps in the way that they need to work on.  

Because this is a continuation to their first story, I do advise the readers to first read Beautiful Liar, as most of the story line talks about past events, and it can make it hard to follow along. But if you already read the previous books you will like this novella, some characters from the other books make some cameos and others are also mention.

I liked that the author made her characters build up the trust they have on each other and let them experience the consequences of not talking about their problems.

Like the other books in this series, Wicked S.O.B. has it’s sexy and erotic scenes, that are much as a living characters as the main characters are. Throughout the novella, we see Quinn and Elyse use sex as a type of outlet for the pen up energy that they have.  To them it seems to work as a temporary solution while they work on their communication issues.

If you are a fan of Dark Desires series or of author Zara Cox, then I recommend you Wicked S.O.B. In this installment, we get to see the first couple of the series work to become a person for the other one, all while trying to stay safe from a mysterious figure who seems to be hunting them.

*OBS would like to thank the publisher for supplying a free copy of this title in exchange for an honest review*