I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
by Shayla Black
Released: June 5, 2012
Published by Berkley Heat
Five things to do when a new Wicked Lovers book comes in the mail:
*Squeeeeeee in excitement
*Do a happy dance clutching the package
*Jump up and down not caring if I fall on my face
*Open it berry berry carefully
*Say bye bye night night to the world to settle in with my precious
I will confess I’ve had a crush on Tyler for years. From the moment he showed his face as the sexy and carefree bouncer at Alyssa’s strip club he had my full attention. Even though he was not lucky to get the girl he “apparently” wanted. See I thought all along that was me.
“Welcome to the real me. When you were married to Eric, you saw the pal, the prankster. You saw the guy who didn’t take much seriously because I didn’t have anything to be serious about. I still want to have fun, but when it comes to you, I’m serious as a fucking heart attack.”
*THUD* Ms. Black gave Tyler a perfect story! MINE TO HOLD was everything I expected for him and then some. The story was romantic, suspenseful, action-packed…climaxed-packed….Is that even a word? It should be and if it isn’t then Tyler invented it. I might’ve renamed him Tyler “Mr. 5+ Orgasm” Murphy.
Tyler wasn’t about to slow down. Her orgasm didn’t pacify him at all. If anything, it revved him up more… “Again,” he demanded.
In his life back in LA, Tyler had a best friend and partner, Eric. Things happened and Eric one drunk night asked Tyler to have sex with his wife while he watched. And see, Tyler had been sort of falling in love with Delaney for a while now. He latched on that one opportunity he would have to have her. And he gave it his all. He wanted to crawl inside of her. And somehow all that emotion showed and his buddy threw him out. Now almost two years later, Delaney shows up in Lafayette, on his doorstep, needing his help and oh.. by the way, they have a baby together!
As a journalist who is trying to get that big story to start her career she stumbled across some corrupt politician who now wants to silence her. The only way she can save herself and her baby is by getting the proof she needs to expose him. And Tyler won’t let her go back to LA alone.
Tyler is as take charge as I expected him to be, very alpha. But he also shows that he trusts Del and gives her the space she needs to feel independent and get her job done. But never without help and protection. Thank God a heroine with common sense! I really liked Delaney!
I was expecting a little something extra with these two which never came. After Tyler has been around all his BDSM, menagerie and kinky fuckery I was a surprised when he was pretty much vanilla…very, very good vanilla though. Maybe with some chocolate swirls. I guess I shouldn’t complain about Mr. 5+ Orgasm Murphy. And the other thing I was a bit upset at him for was how easy he disappeared from Delaney’s life. Yeah, I know she was married to his best friend, but he should’ve at least stuck around for a bit if he had those feelings for her instead of running.
Onto the rest of the crew. There was a good amount of all our favorite characters from the series, past and future. Jack and Deke and Luc and their wives. Seems like everyone has babies running around, that just makes me so happy!
But I was especially happy to see a lot of Xander. Ah yes, I can’t wait for his book. He’s a playboy, he thinks he’s all tough and I can’t wait to see the woman that will bring him to his knees. Or the other way around. I don’t mind volunteering. Don’t worry Logan, you are still number one in my heart.
“It’s always you for me. From the first minute I touched you, it was always you. Every other day and every other minute, I was marking time. No one else ever meant a damn thing. But you haunted me. The moment you knocked on my door in Lafayette, you sealed your fate. There’s no way I’m letting you get away from me.”
MINE TO HOLD was romantic and sweet, while having a great plot and steaming up the pages. Shayla does it again!
Five things to do when you finish a Wicked Lovers book:
*Cry and scream inconsolably because this story is over.
*Cry and scream inconsolably because you have to wait another year for the next book.
*Start writing a hate email about having to wait a year for the next book
*Delete said email and write a really fangirlish letter to the author telling her how much you love her
*Try to convince her that I would make the perfect heroine for Xander’s book.
*ARC provided by author
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