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What a great starter set this is! I will update as I finish each of the books.
Wicked as Sin My initial thoughts when I finished Wicked as Sin were: We finally have One-Mile’s story and believe me it’s everything I hoped it would be. Now Bring on Wicked Ever After!
Pierce Walker aka “One-Mile” is someone that has made several appearances in both the Wicked Lovers and Devoted Lovers Series so of course he had caught my eye and I had hoped we would get to know more about him and now Shayla Black has gifted us with his story, and I LOVED IT!
Brea Bell has such a pure heart she sees the good in everyone even when she is told someone is bad and to stay away from them she believes what she feels in her heart to be true. If you read Devoted to Pleasure you've met Cutter who is Brea's best friend, I will admit to liking Cutter in his book and I think it's a good thing I didn't see this side of him before because I really disliked him in this book and I almost couldn't believe it was the same person. Cutter is super protective of Brea but he is down right nasty with anything that has to do with One-Mile, it's a very ugly side to his personality.
This story is one of the good girl that falls for the bad boy, but really is he as bad as everyone believes him to be? As with all of Shayla Black's books this one has the heat on high, so make sure the kiddies aren't trying to read over your shoulder as your reading this little gem of a book.
If you haven't read the Wicked Lovers or Devoted Lovers series there's no need to worry because you do not need to have read them to enjoy this book. But if you haven't I would highly recommend you adding them to your TBR list because they are great reads.
More Than Want You Okay I will admit it, I read this series out of order so I sort of knew what to expect going into this book but not totally so there were still some big revelations.
I LOVE Keeley and I knew I would because I really liked her in the other books I read, but, this story shines a light on her that makes me LOOOOOVE her even more!
It's hard when family doesn't talk to one another and it's even harder when you have been deceived by someone you blindly trusted which is the case for Maxon. My heart broke for him.
Shayla Black not only writes steamy stories that make you hot under the collar she writes stories that pull at your heartstrings and this one is no different. Keeley and Maxon will have you rooting for them right from the beginning. The narration is done by Christian Fox and he did a wonderful job with bringing this steamy story to life. Happy Reading or Listening whichever you prefer I promise you wont be disappointed!!!
My review covers WICKED AS SIN / MORE THAN WANT YOU
WICKED AS SIN : One-Mile and Brea, is the first instalment in Shayla Black’s contemporary, adult WICKED AND DEVOTED erotic, romance series focusing on Pierce ‘One-Mile’ Walker, and preacher’s daughter Brea Bell.
NOTE: If you are a fan of Shayla Black’s Wicked Lover, and Devoted Lovers series, you may recognize some of the characters including One-Mile Walker, as Wicked and Devoted crosses over with both of the aforementioned series.
WARNING: Due to the nature of the story line premise, there may be some triggers for more sensitive readers.
Told from dual third person perspectives (Pierce and Brea) WICKED AS SIN follows the building relationship between mercenary for hire Pierce ‘One-Mile’ Walker, and preacher’s daughter Brea Bell. Since the day they met Pierce Walker has thought about nothing else than preacher’s daughter Brea Bell but her best friend and supposed lover Cutter Bryant had all but threatened our story line hero if he made a move for the woman in question. Brea knew that her friendship with Cutter Bryant was nothing more than a brotherly love but meeting Pierce Walker drew Brea like a moth to a flame, to the forbidden fruit in the proverbial Garden of Eden but a call to duty found Pierce Walker struggling to survive, and Brea would ensure that she was the woman to make the hurt go away. What ensues is the slow building relationship between Brea and Pierce, as our couple battle their attraction, and Cutter Bryant in an effort to grow beyond friendship and nothing more.
WICKED AS SIN: One-Mile and Brea Part One is a story of family and friendships; over-protective alpha males; suspense and conflict; acceptance and love. The premise is engaging and captivating; the characters are energetic, colorful and dynamic; the romance is spicy and spirited but I did struggle with Brea’s reluctance or inability to defend Pierce Walker against the accusations hurled by Cutter Bryant, accusations that could destroy our story line couple especially Pierce Walker who did nothing wrong to warrant Cutter’s caustic allegations and incriminations. WICKED AS SIN Part One ends on a cliff hanger, you have been warned.
MORE THAN WANT YOU
MORE THAN WANT YOU is the first installment in Shayla Black’s contemporary, adult MORE THAN WORDS erotic, romance series. This is thirty three year old real estate mogul Maxon Reed, and twenty five year old singer/college student Keeley Kent’s story line.
Told from first person point of view (Maxon) with a final chapter from Keeley’s POV, MORE THAN WANT YOU focuses on betrayal, revenge, family dysfunction and mistaken beliefs. Maxon Reed wants revenge against the brother that broke his heart, and tore apart their successful real estate business three years before. Believing his brother betrayed him, Griffin Reed set out to ruin Maxon’s reputation and life including an affair with Maxon’s then girlfriend, and shattering the heart of Britta-the woman who loved Griffin more than her own life. Maxon’s need for revenge involves college senior Keeley Kent, and a proposition to seduce his brother away from a multi-million dollar real estate deal. But things do not go according to plan when Maxon falls for the woman he hopes to use against the brother he once loved and adored. What ensues is the building romance between Maxon and Keeley, and a twist of epic proportions when Maxon goes ahead with plans to beat his brother at his own game.
The world building focuses on betrayal, revenge, second chances and love. We are witness to one man’s life-long destruction of the family he should have loved, and one man’s need to be the best regardless of who he hurts along the way. The love between Keeley and Maxon is damaged when Maxon insists that to take down his brother is his only option because hatred has destroyed what’s left of his heart. His stubbornness and determination push away the woman with whom he has fallen in love.
MORE THAN WANT YOU is a story of revenge, secrets and lies; of romance, seduction and falling in love; of one man’s obsession for retribution against a brother he once loved. The premise is intriguing and exciting; the characters are spirited, heartbreaking and energetic; the romance is emotional and passionate. MORE THAN WANT YOU is an enticing and moving story of that will captivate your attention.
**Wicked as Sin I have to say that I have not read the Wicked Lovers series but I have read the Devoted Lovers series. Bringing both of those series together with what I would call smaller characters (at the time) is one way to bring them into the spotlight. Pierce “One-Mile” Walker is the man to call when you need the kill shot. He worked for the military for years and was a sniper and that is where he got his name from. He keeps his heart under wraps and doesn't give it to anyone. But when he meets Brea Bell, things begin to change for him. Brea Bell is an all-around innocent girl. She is the preacher's daughter and is pure as snow. When she meets "One-Mile" she has feelings come alive in her that she can not deny. When her best friend Cutter warns her to stay away from him, she tries to but the pull between her and Pierce is too strong. Can Brea keep her innocence and stay away from One-Mile? Will One-Mile continue to pursue her because he wants her? Will she give her innocence to save her best friend? And what about that ending, will One-Mile come back? I love Shayla Black and her writing style is one that will leave you on the edge of your seat and breathless. Her stories are well worth the read and leave you wanting more. **More Than Want You Maxon Reed, it the number one realtor in Hawaii and he has found the one property that will set him up for life. But there is another standing in his way and it happens to be his brother Griff. He meets Keeley at a bar and thinks she might be the perfect person to distract Griff. Once Griff is distracted, Maxon can win the listing. Keeley Kent uses meditation and music to center herself and keeps herself happy. When she meets Maxon at a bar, she knows it wouldn't take much for her to fall. After spending the night together, Keeley is shocked when Maxon offers her money to distract his brother. She is heartbroken that he would choose his job over her. Can Keeley show Maxon that family is more important than his job? Will Maxon realize his feelings for Keeley before it's too late? Can Keeley forgive Maxon and move on with her life? Will Maxon win the listing of a lifetime? If you haven't started this series yet, I recommend starting it and begin with this one. It wasn't bad with the way I read it but it helped me learn what I was missing. I love this series and can't wait for the next one. **I received a free copy of both books above to read and review and this is my honest opinion**
This is the first book I have read from Shayla Black. I am hooked....I am always a sucker for a bad boy with possibilities to change....and Maxon is really bad. He goes on an emotional journey he is not accustomed to when he falls hard for Keeley. She is not the usual fare he normally goes for. She challenges him on all levels. I found myself totally engrossed in these characters, laughing and crying with both of them. It had twists and turns that were unexpected. But Shayla managed to get these two to their final destination in life. I highly recommend this and I am excited to read the 2nd book in the Series, More Than Need You, which focuses on Maxon's brother....
Seduced by the Bodyguard
Protect what you love...
Who wouldn't want to be protected by a gorgeously hot bodyguard? Rand is asked by his friend to safeguard Sophie who has someone out to kill her. Sophie and Rand are immediately drawn to each other and this book has steam off the charts. There are lots of twists and turns trying to find out whodunit. A short sexy and suspenseful read with a happy ending.
Wicked as Sin
There are two sides to every coin...
I am amazed at myself. I fell hard hook line and sinker for Pierce "One-Mile" Walker. The gritty no filter Pierce shocked me by actually having true feelings for someone. That someone being Brea Bell. She was an innocent, pure, a preacher's daughter who was genuine, caring and would not hurt a fly. How could Pierce even hope to think it possible she would be interested in him. He makes a living as a sniper whose goal is to getting the perfect "kill shot" every time he goes on a mission.
The one thing both Pierce and Brea cannot deny is their thirst and desire for one another. Brea is so confused and riddled with guilt at her feelings for Pierce. Her best friend Cutter even tried to keep her and Pierce apart going as far as to say Brea was his girlfriend to get Pierce to stay away from her. That of course did not stop Pierce, he always gets what he wants and he wants Brea.
This story was a nail biter with suspense and action. We also get a glimpse into the many layers of Pierce Walker. This couple captivated me from the first chapter and I look forward to the continuing story of One Mile and Brea.
I read Wicked and Devoted and loved the entire book.
I'm new to both the Wicked Lovers and Devoted Lovers worlds. I had no reference point, but I didn't need one and I am now a HUGE fan of this Wicked & Devoted series!! Wicked As Sin is a hot, edge of your seat, emotional, grab you hard and you won't be able to stop until the very end read!
Pierce One-Mile is typically a loner. This is a great trait for his job as a snipper, but for participating in a group or getting along with others his loner personality has made it hard to break out of his solitary habits. When he meets Brea Bell she is the first person to make him want to break all of his habits. He can't pinpoint why, especially since she belongs to another, but something about her calls to him and he has to have her.
From the moment Brea meets Pierce she can't seem to stay away. Her dream is to find a good man and marry him. While it seems a little old-school traditional, it is what she wants, so why she's attracted to a man who makes his living killing people, a man who prefers to have people refer to him for this particular skill set, she doesn't understand, but she also can't seem to shake the strong chemistry attraction between them either.
When their attraction finally comes down to a do or die decision what will they choice? Will their choices ultimately lead to a life together or their ultimate destruction? Brea and Pierce will have you biting your lip and turning page after page to find out what decisions they make. Shayla has really proven a master at writing a suspenseful romance.
It's easy to jump right into Wicked As Sin without having read any of the other books in Shayla's world. Like I said above this is my first book in either world and not only did I love it, I had no trouble following right along. So, if you are like me and this is your first Shayla Black book, no problem, jump right in and enjoy the ride!!
This is a collection of the first book in some super hot series by Shayla Black. I have read all of the books independently of this collection. A great way to fall in love with a new author if you haven't already or a great way to start your collection.
Wicked as Sin is a brilliant, exciting romantic suspense. This is about beautiful sweet compassionate Brea Bell, the pastor's daughter who has a heart of gold and goes out of her way to help the members of her church. Brea meets One-Mile (Pierce Walker) who is a very skilled sniper for EM Security and there is an immediate attraction. Cutter Bryant who has been Brea's best friend since childhood warns One-Mile to stay away from Brea and lets him think that she is his girlfriend. Fate intervenes and Brea is forced to ask Pierce to save the day. His skills come at a price. Brea and Pierce become obsessed with each other. His past comes back to haunt him and leads him into a very dangerous mission. Will he survive? The characters and the supporting characters are so well developed. This captivating and thrilling story is so full of drama, dangerous action that will scare you, emotional highs and lows, and steamy romance. This amazing story is so well crafted you will not be able to put it down. I could not wait to read part 2
Seduced by the Bodyguard is a Phenomenal Romantic Suspense Rand Garrison is an expert bodyguard: hyper-focused, alpha, gorgeous, and will do whatever it takes to protect his client. Sophie Larsen. blonde, beautiful pop star who's suddenly in great danger. Her regular bodyguard takes sick and Rand takes over and their attraction is strong. The danger happens quickly and I love how our amazing author draws you in immediately. Will Rand be able to protect Sophie and determine who is after her? Will they have a lasting relationship? This story is so creative, full of suspense, thrilling, fast-paced, and a beautiful romance. It is Shayla Black at her best.
More than Want You is another phenomenal read. Maxon was trying to get back at his brother by using a woman that he was very attracted to and uses her as a distraction so his brother fails. Keeley stuck to her morals and pointed out the absurdity of Maxon's behavior. Will Maxon suceed or will he realize his feelings for Keeley. I would give all three stories a ten if I could.
First Glance is the first book of the Brea Bell and One-Mile duet. Brea is a young, preacher’s daughter. She is a little naïve and sheltered by her father and Cutter, her long-time friend. Brea does what she can to conform to her father’s expectations, helping with his church, working as a hairdresser, and making herself available to serve others whenever possible.
Pierce “One-Mile” Walker is a loner. His nickname is indicative of his sniper skills; his longest successful target is one mile. His reputation of a bad-boy has Cutter warning Brea to stay away from him. We all know what happens when warnings like this happen—they are easy to disregard. Her first meeting with Walker sets her on fire; a new reaction for Brea.
I love so much about this story. I’m a major fan of Shayla Black’s Wicked Lovers and Devoted Lovers series. First Glance drops the reader smack dab in the middle of that world. It is fun when some of my favorite characters make appearances in this story. I love, love, love Cutter. I love Pierce and the chemistry is brewing between Pierce and Brea.
I’m not a big fan of Brea at this point. It upsets me that she uses every excuse to be dishonest about her feelings for One-Mile, especially where Cutter is concerned. In fact, she is so deceitful that she allows Cutter to spread lies to his co-workers. In my mind, there is no excuse for her actions or inaction. I’m sure Shayla will redeem Brea in the end, but right now I want to smack her upside her head. It is an excellent author that can draw out readers' emotions, good and bad don't you think?
First Glance is another suspense-filed drama that moves the reader to the edge of their seat, waiting for the next shoe to drop. One-Mile is courageous, with a dark background. He is totally misunderstood, and hopelessly in love with Brea Bell. I cannot wait for the next book. I need to know the end of this story. First Glance is a must read for lovers of romance with a nice dose of suspense with an extra measure of hotness.
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Wicked as Sin
Normally I try and wait if I know the book is a cliffhanger but since Shayla Black wrote this, it's not a big deal for me. These characters wormed their way into my heart and just like that I'm hooked. Pierce (One Mile) and Brea are totally opposite of each other. He's an ex-military and a sniper...she's a preachers daughter. Pierce sees Brea and instantly knows he wants her but there's the problem of a teammater, Cutter and Brea's father. Don't get me started on Cutter! Even though he's a teammate, I'm not liking him very much at the moment. LOL The scenes between the two main characters is sizzling and hot and the story just flows so well that I was lost and didn't realize the time. When things go south, it's going to take everything in him to get back to Brea! Can he do it? Run....do not walk and get this book. As I mentioned , the book ends on a cliffhanger so be prepared. It will be well worth it!
More Than Want You
I love Shayla Black's books and this new series is a wonderful and sexy start!!! Loved the characters and loved the fact that you can feel all the emotions and feelings in the writing!! I'm looking forward to the next book in this series!
Seduced By The Bodyguard I LOVED this story. It's short but it's packed full of action, emotions and steam!!! Rand is Sophie's bodyguard and when someone trying to kill her, he takes action and gets her to safety. The killer took me by surprise because I never would have guessed who it was. And of course, you know that Rand and Sophie are gonna fall for each other. Out of the other stories, this has been my favorite by far!