SIDE EFFECTS by Tara Wyatt: Review

Posted April 14, 2022 in Reviews / 0 Comments

SIDE EFFECTS by Tara Wyatt: ReviewSide Effects by Tara Wyatt
Series: The Prescotts #5
Published by Self-Published
Publication Date: February 22nd 2022
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: Author
Format: eARC
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Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely mine.

What’s a few orgasms between friends?

After a disastrous breakup, paramedic Madison Petrov isn’t looking for love—she just wants to put the pieces of her life back together. Easier said than done, given the hit her confidence has taken. And now with her sister’s wedding looming, all of the scars Madison thought had healed feel fresh and new.

Levi Prescott’s been through a lot in his life, including losing his father at a young age. But enduring that loss has taught him to go after what he wants, and what he wants is his partner, Madison. Smart, feisty, beautiful Madison who he’s wanted for a year now. Who he’ll do anything to have in his bed and in his life. Including agree to a potentially risky friends with benefits arrangement.

The more time she spends with Levi, the more Madison feels the cracks in her broken heart start to heal. After all, he’s gorgeous, confident, and amazing in bed. But no matter how much chemistry they have, she doesn’t know if she’s willing to risk her heart again. 



I have all the preceding books in this series (which I’m yet to read) but one glance at the blurb for this book and I was hooked. Besides, Ms. Wyatt is an auto-buy and auto-read author for me and I can confirm that it was absolutely worth it.

Levi Prescott is everything anyone would want in a boyfriend and it’s quite unfortunate that he only exists in the pages of a book (for now). He’s thoughtful, kind, protective and very supportive in every way that counts. He definitely has his own demons but he shows up every time for those he loves and Madison Petrov has got all his attention. Madison is understandably gun-shy after the spectacular implosion of her previous relationship, and whew, her mother is a lot but she knows Levi is someone worth holding onto. It does not hurt that he comes with the type of loving and supportive family she’s always longed for. Most of all? The chemistry between these two is so, so hot and as usual, the author does not hold back on the steamy sex scenes. 

Workplace romances can go sideways very quickly but I adored everything about Levi and Madison’s. All of it, from their very first meeting to the their happy ending was so well-done and Levi’s brothers and cousin are so adorable. My only gripe was that the bad guy and Madison’s mother did not get their comeuppance, but I’m petty like that and would have loved to have that tied up in a nice bow for me 🙂


About Tara Wyatt

Tara Wyatt is a contemporary romance author who's been making up love stories ever since she fell head over heels for the Backstreet Boys almost twenty years ago. Not content with merely daydreaming about Nick Carter, she grabbed a notebook and wrote what she now realizes was Backstreet Boy fan fiction.

After outgrowing her boy band obsession and obtaining an Honours B.A. in English Literature and Philosophy from McMaster University, her love of books and reading led her to pursue a Masters' degree in Library and Information Science at the University of Western Ontario. Currently, she works for a large public library system, where she has the arduous task of selecting books for children and young adults for the library's collection.

Winner of the Unpublished Winter Rose Award, Linda Howard Award of Excellence and the Heart of the West Award, Tara lives in Hamilton, Ontario with the cutest dog in the world and a husband that makes all of her heroes look like chumps.

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