Also in this series: Queen Takes Rose
Series: Wicked Villains #3
Published by Trinkets and Tales on February 24, 2020
Genres: Erotic Romance, Fairy Tales
Once upon a time I was a girl who believed in love and happily ever afters.
Now the only thing I believe in is revenge.
Unfortunately for me, there’s only one man willing to help me. Hook. I should have known it wouldn’t be out of the goodness of his heart. He doesn’t have one. No, Hook wants his ring on my finger and me on my knees before him—and he won’t take no for an answer.
I’m willing to pay any price in order to bring Pan down…even if it means I lose my soul in the bargain.
This review may contain spoilers, so fair warning, upon reading the review.
A Worthy Opponent is a continuation of the Wicked Villains series. I have really gotten a kick out of this series, and seeing the villains of these stories become the heroes and the heroes become the villains. It definitely has a more erotic romance feel to these stories so fair warning that there is plenty of outer involvement in the sex scenes that come into play here. But I am sure plenty of those familar with the series are well aware of it. But keep in mind upon reading this because that might not be for everyone.
I don’t believe in knights on white horses. Maybe I did once, but the only people out there searching for damsels in distress are more dangerous than anything said damsel leaves behind.
A Worthy Opponent is a story that I desperately fell hard for. This is the romance between Tink and Hook and our villain of the story is of course “Peter”. Tink was once held captive by Peter and managed to get out and made a five year contract with Hades. She is a natural submissive and worked the Underworld within her natural instincts. But now its the end of her contract and Hades is kicking her out. Tink is then confronted by Peter on Hades own territory and knows she is in danger and she runs to the only person that offered her aid….Hook. Hook has his own ambitions in wanting to marry Tink, but part of that is wanting her completely. But Tink is a woman he will have to fight tooth and nail in order to win her trust and heart….
Do I truly want a share of that burden, even if the potential outcome is everything I’ve been too afraid to reach for on my own? A home. A family. The kind of safety I’m not sure I believe in any more.
A Worthy Opponent is a mix of enemies to lover/unrequited love in a way. Hook has always had an affection for Tink, but Tink has never come to trust him because she doesn’t trust her heart or body around him. I really loved the sexy bantering that comes in between these two. Hook though definitely knows his way around a woman’s body and makes sure that Tink knows of that. He does get pretty creative in their first “scene” together and I really liked the players that we see (that are in the future books of the series -which I honestly can’t wait to get my hands on) but finding his way to Tink’s Heart isn’t going to be so easy. There are other factors involved, but I love the way Hook is with Tink. She can be pretty “mean” at times, but he tends to be amused by her antics. I definitely loved seeing their unique dynamics grow within their relationship. I never thought I wanted or needed a Hook/Tink romance but this author didn’t disappoint in bring about a lovely story to light.
No, Tink. I don’t think you’re safer anywhere more than you are with me. Because I know for a fact that I’ll do whatever it takes, no matter the cost, to keep you that way.
Overall I found A Worthy Opponent to be a steamroller of a romance, a unique play on the fairy tale, that is sexy and fiery sweet in its intensity and will leave you on the edge with a hint of suspense. A GRAVITATING READ!
All the stories end with the villain vanquished and the happy couple riding off into the sunset. That’s what happily ever after is. They never have to work on their relationship, never have to get their hands dirty when facing the challenges living a full life creates. They’re caught in stasis, without conflict, without problems, without life. That’s no way to live