The Wicked Aftermath (The Wickeds: Dark Knights at Bayside #2) Love in Bloom Steamy Contemporary Romance

· The Wickeds: Dark Knights at Bayside Book 2 · Sold by World Literary Press
48 reviews

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THE WICKED AFTERMATH is an emotionally gripping story of love, loss, and hope, with a rich and entrancing happily ever after. Set on the sandy shores of Cape Cod, the Wickeds feature fiercely protective heroes, strong heroines, and unbreakable family bonds. All Wicked novels may be enjoyed as standalone romances.

When the person you blame for your grief is the only one who can save you from the pain...

Tank Wicked lost his sister and has since vowed to save everyone else in his path. He lives by the creed of the Dark Knights motorcycle club, sworn to protect and respect his community. He selflessly saves lives as a volunteer firefighter and treats the men and women who work for him at his tattoo shop like family. But life isn’t a balance scale where good deeds negate bad things to come, and one foggy night life guts Tank once again. When a car careens over the side of a bridge and into a river, Tank springs into action, plunging into the water to rescue the passengers. Four people go into the river, but only three come out alive.

Leah Yates is just trying to make it through each day. When the man she blames for her grief becomes the only one who can pull her from the depths of despair, she discovers that even hope comes at a price. Maybe this time she won't have to face it alone.


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. Some of the Wickeds’ love stories will be hilariously fun and deeply emotional, others will tear at your heartstrings and include injections of humor, but they will all leave you wishing you could climb between the pages and join them.


A Little Bit Wicked

The Wicked Aftermath

Wicked Lucky

Crazy, Wicked Love

Wicked Temptations

Meet THE WHISKEYS: DARK KNIGHTS AT PEACEFUL HARBOR (Wicked Cousins). 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

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. 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 & 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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48 reviews
Cathy Christensen
February 24, 2022
You better have a whole box of tissues handy because you’re going to need them for this one. There are a lot of grief and heartbroken moments in Tank and Leah’s story that will tear your heart out. But there’s more that are full of fun, charm, delight, and love. You’ll find yourself laughing out loud at times and filling your heart up with warmth at others. The chemistry between Tank and Leah is off the charts hot and their passionate moments are extra steamy. This is an amazingly touching tale throughout, and it’s one you are going to have trouble putting down. But trust me, you don’t want to miss a single moment of their wonderful story. I am so loving getting to know the Wickeds, and I can’t wait to see what’s coming next.
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Felicia Steele
August 6, 2021
The Wicked Aftermath by Melissa Foster is a contemporary romance that I listened to on audio narrated by Lance Greenfield and Jennifer Mack. This is the second book in The Wickeds: Dark Knights at Bayside series and can be read as a standalone. I absolutely love Melissa’s books. They always pull me in and leave a smile on my face. I loved the relationship that bloomed between Tank and Leah. I really enjoyed getting both of their points of views throughout the book. It really brought the story to life. I can’t wait to dive into the next book in the series Crazy, Wicked Love to be released on March 23, 2022 so I can get Dwayne's story. Lance and Jennifer did an amazing job on the narration. They really brought the story to life. I can't wait to listen to more of their work in the future. I would highly recommend this book if you love MC romances or contemporary romances. AudiobookObsessionReviewer
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Mindy Tawney
June 10, 2021
Where do I even begin?! I have never read a Melissa Foster book that I didn’t love. However, The Wicked Aftermath is on a whole different level! If you can read this whole book and not shed a tear, you’re probably not human. The story of Leah, River, Junie, and Rosie is so incredibly touching. The relationship between Leah and her brother, River, was inspiring. How they loved and cared for one another reminded me so much of my relationship with my brothers. Junie and Rosie were so stinkin’ cute! Best of all was Melissa’s depiction of Tank. A big burly biker who’s fierce and a little scary on the outside but with an absolute heart of gold. Reading how Tank interacted with Junie and Rosie was just so sweet, and his interactions with Leah were anything but!🔥🔥🔥 This book may just be my favorite MF book to date. I don’t even know the right words to explain this story other than to say it moved me. It hit right at the core of how we all feel about loss and grief. Seeing how Tank and his family and friends were there for Leah and her little family brought tears to my eyes. All the sweet things Tank did for the girls and ALL the not so sweet things Tank did for Leah, made this story amazing!!!
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About the author

NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling Author

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. 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 and always family oriented, the perfect beach reads for contemporary romance and women’s fiction lovers who enjoy reading about loyal, wealthy heroes and smart, sassy heroines with complex relatable issues.

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

Melissa enjoys chatting with readers and book clubs. Send her an email invitation to your next event!

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