Happy Publication  Day to Monica James and Bookouture! 🙂

Publisher: Bookouture (24th March 2016)



Having finished Wicked Dix (A Hard Love Romance Book 2) this morning, two words spring to mind… emotionally exhausting (in a good way, of course!).

Having read Dirty Dix (A Hard love Romance Book 1) earlier this month (if you haven’t already and would like to, you can read my review HERE) I fell a little bit in love with Dr. Dixon Mathews and I couldn’t wait to read Book 2. As with Dirty Dix I was totally engrossed from the first page. I saw one reviewer describe it as captivating and it truly is. From the moment I woke up this morning I did absolutely nothing but sit in bed, with a coffee, reading this book. I just had to finish it! I am now suffering from a major book hangover!

I don’t want to say too much regarding the plot as I don’t want to spoil it for anyone, especially if you haven’t read Book 1 yet, as this picks up where that one finished. Needless to say I have loved it.

The relationship between Dixon and Madison reminds me of my own, in a way. I count my blessings daily. I’m lucky enough to have a husband I’m besotted with and who loves me the same way even after 16 years together (13 married). We haven’t had any of their drama though, thankfully! I totally believe there is one person for everyone, one person we could never live happily without. What is meant to be will be.

I think I actually forgot that these are fictional characters, as I was reading, as their emotions are so real. Of course, things are rarely straight forward where love is concerned, but I don’t think I’ve ever wanted two people to make things work more than these two. There were tears streaming down my face whilst reading this. I won’t tell you if they were tears of happiness or sadness, you’ll just have to read it for yourself, but it actually made my heart ache at times.

I also loved many of the other characters in this book, as with book 1. The friendship Dixon shares with Hunter and Finch is brilliant. Their banter still made me laugh out loud.

I also enjoyed Dixon’s relationship with his Father and with his work colleagues.

There are some pretty steamy scenes within this story, so if you like a bit of the raunchy stuff you won’t be disappointed, but this book is so much more than that. It is full of passion, love, friendship, family and heartache. I can’t recommend it highly enough (but read Book 1 first).

I am happy to say I am now a massive fan of Monica James’ 🙂

Many thanks to Bookouture and Monica James for my kindle copy via Netgalley.

You can buy your copy HERE 


I’ve always been a bad boy, with a very wicked reputation.

But then I met Madison – sweet, vulnerable, innocent Madison. She makes me feel as if there is hope for me. As if I could be a good man. I need her more than I need air to breathe.

There’s just one problem: Juliet. She’s a temptress who won’t take no for an answer. If I resist her, she’ll use our dirty secret to ruin everything with Madison. I don’t want to lose Madison, but can I really change?

This is my chance to prove that I can. But it’s going to be one hell of a ride. Are you ready?

Seriously sexy and totally addictive, Wicked Dix is the second in the Hard Love Romance series. Find out how it all began…Dirty Dix OUT NOW.

Read what everyone is saying about Wicked Dix:

Wow wow wow … even better than the first book … brilliantly done … I love this author, love this series and can’t wait to see what comes next.’ Fiona’s Book Reviews

Brilliant … a complete pageturner and had me gripped from start to finish and on the edge of my seat. Ultimately it was a gorgeous love story.’ Lozza’s Book Corner

A rollercoaster that will make you happy one minute, shatter your heart the nextI can not wait for more!Steph and Chris’s Book Review

How did Monica James manage to create a character that I absolutely loved, but also hated in equal measures? This book kept me up all night. Parts of it were painful to read. The urge to reach into the page and slap Dixon was strong. But through it all I knew Monica would not let me down. This is more than a rollercoaster of a book. It’s a standing in the open doors of an aeroplane waiting to jump kind of book. It’s a kick in the gut, cry your eyes out at times book.’ Emmbooks

I really loved both Dixon and Madison and was rooting for them … Fantastic series! It’s sexy, sweet, angsty, and funny … Awesome!Books Need TLC

I was captivated.’ Diva’s Book Blog

I love Dixon Matthews!! … I loved the ending and all those twists and turns … This is a great series for lovers of erotic romance and Monica James has created a brilliant “loveable rogue” character in Dixon Matthews. You know you ought to hate him … you just can’t help but cheer him on! … A highly recommended 5*.’ My Chestnut Reading Tree

A rollercoaster ride. I held my breath, my heart started beating in my ears, my neck got really really hot and I thought I would faint with anticipation!Sheila’s Book Corner

If you haven’t already, you really MUST read Dirty Dix first. You can buy your copy HERE

10 thoughts on “Wicked Dix (A Hard Love Romance Book 2) by Monica James

  1. Oh I just noticed a quote from my review is on here too! I love the way you give a personal insight into your own relationship as I’m the same. Have been with my husband for 31 years this year and married for 28!! And like you I count my blessings everyday 😍😍

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      1. It’s 28 in June and I don’t think so! We went back to Edinburgh last November to celebrate 30 years together (we met there!) But we are just happy we are still together and still like each other!!!

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