Shannon Stacey

Review: The Wicked West by Victoria Dahl

As most of you have figured out by now, deep and thoughtful and introspective essays aren’t really my thing. But I really enjoyed the hell out of this book and felt the urge to review it, so it was time to break out the limerick. (Note to my little sister: Not today. Go away and come back tomorrow.)

Thank you to Kristen Painter for the word “bawdy”!

Okay, let’s get on with it!

THE WICKED WEST by Victoria Dahl
A Harlequin Spice Brief

When Lily Anders gave up her proper English roots to settle in the Wild West, she didn’t dare hope that she’d meet someone who shared her own wicked bedroom secrets. But the virtuous Sheriff Hale has never told anyone about his shocking desires. Will he give in to the surprising temptation of the young widow?

Sheriff Hale wears his badge with much verve
While deep down hiding the fact he’s a perv
Paid whores help subside
The kinkiness buried inside
Until a widow throws his life for a curve.

Lily Anders looks quite like a lady
But her desires are just a bit shady
A hard slap on the flank
A decisive hair yank
Saddle up, cause she’s rarin’ and ready.

Through her lit window she gives him a peep
And what she’s doin’ ain’t conducive to sleep
When he saw what she touched
And his sphincter clutched
The lawman felt like a dirty old creep.

But good Sheriff Hale’s a man with a job
Has more to do than just polish his knob
So he tells her behave
While feeling depraved
Because his manhood does nothing but throb.

Lily’s quite sorry he thinks her so naughty
While he strives for aloof and haughty
Til she’s down on her knees
And his inner beast squeeees
Yee-haw, it’s about to get bawdy!

The Wicked West is erotic romance with class
Hot and steamy without being crass
No dripping or gushing
Or vaginal flushing
And nothing thrust up anyone’s ass.

You’ll find hot lust and hot lead
Action both in and out of his bed
There are bad guys to stomp
And a widow to romp
And wicked needs that need to be fed.

I loved it so much I’ll read it again
This story from Victoria Dahl’s pen
It’s sexy and funny
Lots of bang for my money
And I give it an unqualified ten.

There seems to be a small glitch with eHarlequin’s ebook store at the moment, but keep checking back. Or you can buy it RIGHT THIS VERY SECOND through Fictionwise, Books On Board, Amazon’s Kindle Store, The Sony eBookstore and possibly other places I don’t know about.

EDIT: Apparently it is on eHarlequin, but only coming up with direct link

18 comments to “Review: The Wicked West by Victoria Dahl”

  1. Jaci Burton
      · June 5th, 2009 at 11:39 am · Link




    Well freakin done, Shan.

  2. Ann Aguirre
      · June 5th, 2009 at 11:41 am · Link

    Ok, that was beyond awesome.

    “Nothing thrust up anyone’s ass.” *tear* You are a true poet, madam.

  3. Heather Rae Scott
      · June 5th, 2009 at 11:45 am · Link

    You totally rock, ma’am. :cowboy: That’s was hysterical and you made me want to read this. Off to get it now!

  4. abookinhand
      · June 5th, 2009 at 11:49 am · Link

    :lmao: very good!!

  5. Victoria Dahl
      · June 5th, 2009 at 11:52 am · Link

    :cowboy: <==My pistol is upright. Woot!

    THANK YOU, SHANNON! I am sending you ONE WEEK AS LOVERS as a thank you, and I will still be many books in your debt for the best review ever written by anyone about anything. Fer reals.

  6. kate r
      · June 5th, 2009 at 12:09 pm · Link

    :write: That’s perhaps :diva: the best review I’ve ever read.

  7. Bev Stephans
      · June 5th, 2009 at 12:24 pm · Link

    What can I say that hasn’t already been said. Terrific review. I wish they were all that entertaining.


  8. Shawna
      · June 5th, 2009 at 12:51 pm · Link


    Really, really have to buy that book now. Very well done. I loved it!

  9. Kwana
      · June 5th, 2009 at 12:55 pm · Link

    :clap: I’m dying here. I must run out and buy. Cheers!

  10. HelenKay Dimon
      · June 5th, 2009 at 1:50 pm · Link

    That was fabulous. I’m thinking the limmerick should be added as an addendum to the ebook.

  11. Victoria
      · June 5th, 2009 at 6:10 pm · Link

    That was the absolute best review I’ve ever read! Now I really wanna go out and buy it!

  12. Mandy M Roth
      · June 5th, 2009 at 8:06 pm · Link

    :lol: :lmao:

  13. Cyntia King
      · June 6th, 2009 at 12:50 am · Link

    Best review EVER!!!! :lol:

  14. Jill Sorenson
      · June 7th, 2009 at 6:42 pm · Link

    This is GENIUS! Great job. I’m already in love with Victoria Dahl so I can’t wait. :nookie:

  15. Rhonda
      · June 9th, 2009 at 11:03 pm · Link

    OMG a limerick by Shan, ahhhhhhhh


    Yes I a wayyyyyyy behind and yes I am off to buy this book!

  16. Kathryn Albright
      · June 11th, 2009 at 10:23 pm · Link

    This was over the top, Victoria! What a treat. I LOVE limericks!
    I blushed–but it was worth it.


  17. Kathryn Albright
      · June 11th, 2009 at 10:25 pm · Link

    Oops! I meant Shannon! Terrific !

  18. Nikki Hartline
      · June 16th, 2009 at 10:08 am · Link

    Very Very Cute! I’m very impressed by limericks.

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