Publication Date: August 4, 2014
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Don’t let my petite and innocent appearance fool you, because I’m one person you don’t want to cross. I’m Micah, the youngest member of Resurrection…If only they knew how young. My fake ID says I’m twenty-one.
And I will be…in four years.
What can I say? I blossomed early. Home sucked, so I left, determined to do something with my life.
Landing the gig as lead vocalist in the band was a dream come true. I’ve worked hard to make something of myself and nothing is going to ruin that for me.
Then He showed up.
He’s hot as hell and so into me. But he’s also twenty-five.
I don’t want to lie to him, but if the truth comes out I’ll lose everything, including him.
* A review copy was provided by the author for the Blog Tour *
~~ 3.5 Stars ~~
Wicked Innocence was an enjoyable, quick and fun read. This is the second book by Missy Johnson that I have read and I have to say I am becoming a true fan. I truly have enjoyed her books that I have read. What drew me to this book was the taboo subject of age difference. This one was the Hero was 25 and the heroine was 17. My only real disappointment to this book was that I thought that subject could’ve been built on. We knew from the beginning that Micah was 17 and when it was finally revealed to Saxon I thought it over too quickly. I would’ve liked to see more drama in this book. What I really did like was that Missy made the theme of this story being that age really doesn’t matter once you get to know the person. My personal belief….yes I would’ve liked Micah to be 18 (at least she was legal then) but it didn’t really deter me from enjoying the story, because she created a character that didn’t act like she was 17.
I thought the writing style of the book was great and I loved that it is in dual POV. It was great seeing what each character was feeling. This book does have a HEA, but I guess I would be inclined to label it a Happy For Now ending. The way the epilogue ended, it leaves you to believe that this could have another book coming. I don’t know if this is meant to turn into a series or not, or if it is truly a standalone, if it is a standalone, then I would say that the ending was too abrupt.
Micah and Saxon were great characters. Micah had a troubled upbringing forcing her to leave her home at the age of 14 and she then learned how to survive on her own. This in turn lead her to get a fake ID saying she was 21, so she was able to get a job and a place to live. Her sole purpose was not to doop anyone, but to just be able to take care of herself. Her true dream was getting into the music business as a singer and her dream comes true after she auditions for the band Resurrection. This is how she meets Saxon. Saxon was someone who was already in the limelight of the music business and because of a tragic event is trying to get out and stay out of that limelight. He ends up taking Micah under his wing to try to teach her everything about music, but he keeps it professional because he thinks she is 21 and he is uncomfortable with the 4 year difference….what will happen when he finds out it is actually 8 years different??? You’ll have to read the book to find out.
So if you are looking for a quick, fun, and enjoyable read about musicians, then this is the book for you. I truly thought this was an original storyline when it came to musicians…I can honestly say I haven’t read a book like this one.
Missy lives in a small town in Central Victoria with her husband, and her confused pets (a dog who think she’s a cat, a cat who thinks he’s a dog…you get the picture).
When she’s not writing, she can usually be found looking for something to read.