Crazy, Wicked Love (The Wickeds: Dark Knights at Bayside #3) Love in Bloom Steamy Contemporary Romance

· The Wickeds: Dark Knights at Bayside Book 3 · Sold by World Literary Press
32 reviews

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Scorching heat, laugh-out-loud humor, and swoon-worthy moments abound in this sexy new standalone romance by New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Melissa Foster.


What happens when the player gets played?

Sidney Carver has a big problem, and he goes by the name of Dwayne “Gunner” Wicked: six-plus feet of muscular, motorcycle-riding, animal-loving deliciousness. Gunner is her boss, roommate, and best friend. They’ve seen each other through life-altering injuries and unimaginable losses, and they work side by side at Wicked Animal Rescue, fulfilling their passion to save animals. Unfortunately, Gunner is also the man Sidney is in love with, and he's the ultimate player. As her former military comrade, Gunner sees her as his buddy—just one of the guys. Sidney is at her wit’s end, ready to risk the friendship and job she adores for a chance at forever love with the man she can’t live without. Like any good marine, she comes up with a mission. Enter Operation Get My Guy.

Gunner loves his life. He has a family he adores, a brotherhood that always has his back, and a host of willing women to warm his bed. As the owner of Wicked Animal Rescue, he saves lives and works with his best friend, Sid, the coolest woman on the planet. When Sid concocts a crazy plan to win his cousin’s heart, Gunner reluctantly agrees to be her wingman.

Practices heat up as roommates become teammates. Let the wicked fun begin…


No cheating. No cliffhangers. Guaranteed to melt panties and leave readers hopelessly in love with the sinfully delicious Wickeds.


About The Wickeds: Dark Knights at Bayside

Set on the sandy shores of Cape Cod, the Wickeds feature fiercely protective heroes, strong heroines, and unbreakable family bonds. If you think bikers are all the same, you haven’t met the Dark Knights. The Dark Knights are a motorcycle club, not a gang. Their members stick together like family and will stop at nothing to keep their communities safe. These men are wickedly alpha and intensely loyal, but they are NOT alphaholes.


Want more WICKED sexy love stories?

A Little Bit Wicked (Justin and Chloe)

The Wicked Aftermath (Tank and Leah)

Crazy, Wicked Love

The Wicked Truth

Wicked Temptations

Wicked Lucky

Meet the WHISKEYS (Wicked cousins). Now available for your binge-reading pleasure!

Tru Blue

Truly, Madly, Whiskey

Driving Whiskey Wild

Wicked Whiskey Love

Mad About Moon

Taming My Whiskey

The Gritty Truth

In for a Penny

Find out more about these and many other steamy romance series in Melissa Foster’s big-family contemporary romance collection, Love in Bloom, featuring characters from all walks of life, from billionaires to blue-collar workers. You’ll love her fun, sexy, and relatable characters, and their real-life issues. Best of all, you’re always guaranteed a happily ever after.

"Melissa Foster is synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!" NYT Bestseller Lauren Blakely

"Melissa Foster writes worlds that draw you in, with strong heroes and brave heroines surrounded by a community that makes you want to crawl right on through the page and live there. - NYT bestseller Julia Kent

"When it comes to contemporary romances with realistic characters, an emotional love story and smokin' hot sex, author Melissa Foster always delivers!" The Romance Reviews

"I highly recommend the Snow Sisters all the Braden and Remington books....They remind me of the McCarthy of Gansett series and The Green Mountain series." - I Love NY, Reviewer

"Foster writes characters that are complex and loyal, and each new story brings further depth and development to a redefined concept of family." - RT Book Reviews

"Emotional and sincere. Sweet and sexy. Hot and intense! More Whiskey please!!!" - Aaly and The Books

"Love, Strength and Loyalty. Those Whiskey boys are something else. WOW!" - Dirty South Books

"You can never go wrong with the heroes that Melissa Foster creates. She hasn't made one yet that I haven't fallen in love with." - Natalie the Biblioholic


Melissa Foster is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa's emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented--perfect beach reads for contemporary romance lovers who enjoy reading about loyal heroes and smart, sassy heroines with complex and relatable issues.

Foster's love stories are perfect steamy romance beach reads for fans of big-family, small-town romance. The characters are romantic and loyal, some are billionaires, others are not, and you're always guaranteed a happily ever after. 

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32 reviews
Terri Dickey
April 13, 2022
Audio Review What a great story of two people who are best friends, roommates and working partners and they finally maneuver to be each others ride or die person. Sidney and Gunner have been in dangerous situations, have been there in the tough times but Sid wants more. She loves Dwayne "Gunner" Wicked but he only sees her a a buddy and friend, not as a woman so she must do what she has to in order to get his attention or she must move on from his life. Gunner loves Sid but he has never wanted to risk what they have on the chance of something more. When he thinks he may loose her to another man he finally opens his eyes to what's been there all along. Love these characters and this entire family. This was a really good story and I enjoyed it and recommend it. Ava Erikson and Jacob Morgan were great to listen to. They brought what was needed for Sid and Gunner.
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Patti Lucas
March 15, 2022
I absolutely loved Crazy, Wicked Love by Melissa Foster, it is an incredible friends to lovers t love story. It is the third book in her The Wickeds: Dark Knights at Bayside series. Crazy, Wicked Love is the first book in The Wickeds: Dark Knights at Bayside series that I have read and am looking forward to reading the other books in the series. I was pleased that each book is a standalone and that I did not have to have read the other books in her series to enjoy Crazy, Wicked Love. Melissa Foster showed that she is an amazing storyteller. I could not put Crazy, Wicked Love down and I loved every moment on every page. Who doesn't love hot sexy men, strong females, loving families, and friends, who always support one another? I really enjoy how the book is told from the perspective of the main characters. I love getting the insight and feelings from the different characters. Crazy, Wicked Love is a friends to lovers love story and is filled with heartbreaking and heartwarming moments. I love the lighter moments where I find myself smiling and laughing out loud. My favorite moments are the ones that pull at my heartstrings that cause me to sigh, as I read the heartbreaking moments. Crazy, Wicked Love is filled with such moments, and with so much emotion. It is filled with all those things that we have come to love and expect in a love story, Melissa Foster did not disappoint, especially with the poignant and bittersweet moments that filled this page turner. I love how Melissa Foster always manages to create the "perfect" heroine, who is a strong, sassy woman on her own, to balance out the sexy, swoon worthy man. Crazy, Wicked Love is the story of Dwayne “Gunner” Wicked, former Marine, biker and owner of Wicked Animal Rescue and his best friend and roommate, and Sidney Carver, former Marine. Sidney and Gunner meet in the Marines, and following Sidney’s injuries during a mission, both retired. Gunner has nicknamed Sidney, “MOS” (Military Occupational Specialist). After Sidney recovered from her injuries, she relocated to the Cape to help Gunner run the Wicked Animal Rescue. Conversation between Sidney and Gunner flows so easily. As Sidney and Gunner continue to spend time together, Sidney’s feelings for Gunner have changed. Sidney approaches Gunner to be her wingman to get her fake love’s interest, she names her mission, “Operation Get My Guy.” Originally, Sidney was going to have a fake love interest, but when she approaches Gunner, he thinks her love interest is his cousin, Zander. Gunner’s reaction to his and Sidney’s first kiss, is heartbreaking as is he reaction to finding out that she lied to him about the identity of her “Operation Get My Guy.” I love that Gunner started Wicked Animal Rescue so that Sidney has something to do after she could not return to the Marines because of her injuries. My favorite part of the story are all the rescue dogs. I love that Sidney and Gunner finally admit their true feelings for one another. I love Gunner’s proposal, how he uses their dogs to assist him, and the ending of their love story. I love how both Sidney and Gunner change because of their love for one another. Crazy, Wicked Love is filled with poignant and bittersweet moments as well as plot twists. I love the characters and the family dynamic in Crazy, Wicked Love the characters feel like family and friends. I enjoyed all the interactions between the Wicked siblings and cousins, and Gunner’s interactions with them, it feels like real family love and makes me laugh at their teasing. I loved all the characters in Crazy, Wicked Love, especially Junie and Rosie, and I am looking forward to reading the other books in the series. Who doesn’t love family and friends that always have each other’s backs? I thoroughly enjoyed Crazy, Wicked Love, who doesn’t love a friends to lovers love story. Highly recommend this incredible love story and am so looking forward to reading the other books in the series.
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Jackie Wright
March 22, 2022
Another visit to Bayside and another chance to catch up with the Wicked family and to fall hard and fast for another alpha hero. It’s time for us to get Dwayne ( Gunner) Wicked and Sidney (Sid) Carver’s journey and what a wonderful friends to lovers story Crazy, Wicked Love is. This captivating tale is the perfect addition to this great series. Sid and Gunner have been friends for years but he is more than just a friend because he is also her boss and roommate. Problem is Gunner only sees Sid as a friend and she now needs to let him know her true feelings so how does she convince him that’s it’s time to take this friendship to the next level. Will this couple take a chance and cross the line and possibly ruin the true friendship they have shared for so long…. I fell hard and fast for Gunner and I adored Sid but what took this story to another level was the witty journey they shared as they both realised they both had so much more to give. This is a romance that will appeal to a wide range of audiences, it’s full of witty banter, love and passion and once you add in the Wicked family and their partners you get a great read. Ms Foster has once again shown us why we love her stories and her characters in this gem.
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About the author

Melissa Foster is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of more than 100 novels. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and women’s fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic, always family oriented, and feature fiercely loyal heroes, smart, sassy heroines, and complex relatable issues.

Melissa also writes sweet romance under the pen name,  Addison Cole.

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