Review: Wicked Weekend by Gillian Archer

Wicked Weekend

(Pleasure Code, #1)
By: Gillian Archer
Publisher: Carina Press
Published: March 12, 2012
Genre: Erotica
Source: Netgalley

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Why did Lauren Vaughn introduce her sister to the man she herself was crazy about? Now Lauren is watching the happy couple at their combined bachelor/bachelorette party—while Lauren sits all alone at the bar. Until she spots a hot stranger with the telltale black handkerchief in his pocket: the signal for “seeks no-strings affair with sexy submissive.” Lauren can’t take her eyes off him. So when he comes over, she kicks her inner good girl to the curb and follows Jamie Forman to his room, where he makes her scream with pleasure all night long.

But Jamie is a complicated man. He can’t handle how desperately he wants her in his bed—and his life. It’s up to Lauren to teach him how to make all night last forever.


I like the idea of the story. The fact that Lauren is on a bachelorette/bachelor weekend celebration for her little sister and her fiance/Lauren’s crush. While at the bar “celebrating” she locks eyes with a sexy stranger who just so happens to be flashing the handkerchief signal for a one night fling. She has always been interested in BDSM and the black handkerchief in Jamie’s back left pocket promises just that.

However, the story was lacking for me. The characters didn’t really have a past. I didn’t really feel a connection with them. Yeah, you got the sense that Lauren’s sister takes advantage of her and is a total bitch to Lauren but that’s pretty much it. You get a snippet of Jamie’s past and the fact that his mother had infidelity issues but no matter what his father always took her back. So you know that they both have emotional issues but for some reason I just didn’t feel for them. It was a fun and entertaining read, don’t get me wrong but I would have liked a bit more character development. I will say that after reading the book I googled the whole significance of the handkerchief location and color and all I can say is wow! I will never be able to look at a handkerchief the same way.


“Jay reached into his pocket and pulled out two pairs of tweezers with dangling crystal beads sparkling from the ends. What the hell were those for? Was he going to watch as she plucked her eyebrows?”


3 Thoughts on “Review: Wicked Weekend by Gillian Archer

  1. Hi Kristin. Wanted to let you know I mentioned you on my blog today!
    Have a Wicked weekend!


  2. New follower! Looking forward to reading more!
    Daisy @

  3. I’m sorry that you didn’t enjoy this book. It looks like it could of had a lot of potential.

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