Parts of [Wicked and the Wallflower] are excellent, but not good enough to overcome gaps in the storytelling ... [Wicked and the Wallflower] is a bit of a mixed bag. The romance between the principal characters is wonderfully realized and the premise of the series is strangely fascinating/ugly. And although I like the idea of the overarching storyline, readers deserved a bit more secondary character and backstory development.
The plot and characters’ motivations feel predictable and yet muddled. The climax and eventual resolution is satisfying but throws the weaknesses of the initial chapters into sharper relief ... [Wicked and the Wallflower] is a new bottle with old wine.
Wicked and the Wallflower spins a dangerous game of vengeance leaves several hearts on the line... [readers] will find it hard to put this novel down ... On top of the incredible storyline and characters, Sarah MacLean’s writing is stunning and has left this reader desperate for more.