Wicked Innocence by Missy Johnson
Publication Date: August 4, 2014
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.
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Wicked Innocence is a very different book with an original story, which is expected from Missy Johnson’s books. Anyone who has read any of Missy’s books can admit that she is a very creative writer who has provided us with some of the most original stories in the last 2 years.
Our 2 main characters are Micah and Saxton. A 17 year old who has had a terrible beginning in life and a 25 year old who has caused and suffered from immense pain.
Micah took care of herself as long as she can remember. Tragedy and pain and fear were what she constantly felt, until she decided that enough is enough. She took matters into her own hands and decided to make a life for herself. This girl has guts, determination, stubbornness and so much talent!
Saxton had and still has everything other men would kill for. Talent, Stardom, Fame, Looks, Swagger. He has it all. But sometimes, all these can be catastrophic if you don’t know how to handle and how to harness everything. He flew and fell. Crashed and burned. And he brought others with him. Now that sexy famous star is a man who tries to get back to his feet, while still being plagued by guilt.
The writing was beautiful, as always. The story is original. The characters are complicated, intriguing and they make the story quite addictive. I can’t say that I wouldn’t like to read more about our lovely characters!
However, there were some points in the story that got blindsided.
**May Contain Vague Spoilers**
We met a new character and every time our characters talked to him, it was more like an interrogation rather than a discussion. That new character kept answering questions but never asked one. After the big revelation and the shock, Saxton didn’t even ask Micah the how’s and the why’s. He just sorta went with the flow and he didn’t even think about the legal consequences of Micah’s age to the band. There was another character who was never explained. Then, in the end, someone’s career took off and changed course out of a sudden.
I really really liked the story and the characters. Plus, I am a fan of Missy Johnson!! But those points really made it hard for me to rate any higher..
So, 4 Gorgeous Stars go to Wicked Innocence!
He reached into his pocket and pulled out his ipod. “Put on some music if you like.”
I took it, letting my fingers glide over his. His eyes darted toward me briefly and my heart jumped. I quickly looked down, busying myself with his music collection. I ran through artists until I came across Severed. Smiling, I clicked play.
“You have your own music in here,” I said with a giggle.
He shrugged. “If I don’t appreciate it, then why should I expect anyone else to?”
“I guess. I just think it’s cute. Like an actor going to see themselves at the cinema.”
“You don’t think Nic Cage or Brad Pitt go to the movies?” he asked in mock horror.
“I don’t know. I met Brad Pitt once in Starbucks.”
He chuckled. “I can just imagine how that went down.”
“What’s that supposed to mean?” I asked, narrowing my eyes.
“Well, you were kind of freaked out when you realized who I was. Meeting someone actually famous? You’d lose the plot,” he laughed.
“Well, in my defense, I didn’t have posters of Brad Pitt all over my walls—” I shut my mouth, but it was too late. No, no, no…
“You had posters of me on your walls?” he repeated, amused. “Micah, that is adorable.”
“Shut up,” I mumbled, coving my face with my hands. He chuckled loudly next to me, clearly not ready to let this go. “No! No laughing. Just shut up and drive.”
About Missy Johnson
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.