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  1. says:

    Not feeling much like writing a reviewbut not because I didn t like it In fact, I kind of loved it So here goes Maybe it was my low expectations going into it the hero, Tyler Murphy, was kind of a pest in the previous book, almost coming between the H h or maybe it was because Shayla Black just wrote an entertaining story that appealed to me on every level Simple story line with a nice element of suspense, sexy hot dialogue, enough back story to make me care about the main charact Not feeling much like writing a reviewbut not because I didn t like it In fact, I kind of loved it So here goes Maybe it was my low expectations going into it the hero, Tyler Murphy, was kind of a pest in the previous book, almost coming between the H h or maybe it was because Shayla Black just wrote an entertaining story that appealed to me on every level Simple story line with a nice element of suspense, sexy hot dialogue, enough back story to make me care about the main characters, a spunky newpaper writer heroine, a revisiting of past characters in the series, and a surprisingly sweet hero with a man slut past who lives up physically, that is to his nickname of Cockzilla This was one hot, sexy read, and unlike some of the other books in the series, was not overloaded with kinky sex Tyler and Delaney shared a past as friends Tyler was once an L.A vice cop and was Delaney s husband Eric s partner and best friend But when Eric was shot on the job and paralyzed from the waist down he got a crazy idea that Tyler should join him and Delaney in the bedroom, and take over his husbandly duties for one night Sounds like a great idea, right What could possibly go wrong with that scenario Well, Tyler and Delaney find that they have a connection beyond just friends they set the sheets on fire , and even though Delaney sends Tyler away, it s too late to save her troubled marriage But when Delaney stumbles upon a story involving a crooked assisitant DA and starts investigating, she finds her life threatened Delaney decides to seek out Tyler, because she has something of his that needs protecting I m sure you can read between the lines here When Tyler sees Del again you know that his horn dog days are over he vows to protect her and make her see that he can be a one woman man, especially when the woman is her Tyler and Del still have a hot hot hot physical connection, but can Del ever trust that she will be enough for him Has Tyler truly changed his ways Tyler Yep, this was a pretty easy read, and I found it quite enjoyable I really enjoyed Tyler and Delaney together They didn t play games with each other, and Tyler let her know that he was not going to let her go again Delaney did have her doubts about him which was to be expected he did have a deserved reputation , which I almost got tired of hearing But Ms Black didn t let that go on too long, and I sure enjoyed how Tyler set about convincing Delaney that he would be hers for the long haul Great read for those following this series, and one that could be read as a stand alone A solid 4 1 2 stars Warning This story contains explicit sex oral and one anal scene a blunt talking hero who can go all night in the bedroom and one small spanking scene Not for the faint of heart.


  2. says:

    I have followed The Wicked Lovers series from the beginning and have been waiting for Tylers book for a long time I wasn t disappointed, his book was a sizzling hot read Wow, two whole chapters dedicated to the first time he and Del had sex As the book continues, the sex just gets hotter and hotter I highly recommend this book and series to anyone who likes a good story with hot hot sex There is some light BDSM in this book but it is quite light and just sticks to some spanking and be I have followed The Wicked Lovers series from the beginning and have been waiting for Tylers book for a long time I wasn t disappointed, his book was a sizzling hot read Wow, two whole chapters dedicated to the first time he and Del had sex As the book continues, the sex just gets hotter and hotter I highly recommend this book and series to anyone who likes a good story with hot hot sex There is some light BDSM in this book but it is quite light and just sticks to some spanking and being tied upAlso, it is nice to have some of the characters from the previous books be a part of the story as well


  3. says:

    I really loved this book I thought it had the most mainstream sex of all the books, but the heat factor was off the charts We ve known throughout the series that Tyler has a heart and in this book, we get to see it explode, filled with love He really suprises you with his capacity for forgiveness And he s very much an Alpha male You want that happy ending for Tyler and Del so bad There was some definite sexy D s, and it was very hot I loved Del She was a brave, sweet heroine So strong a I really loved this book I thought it had the most mainstream sex of all the books, but the heat factor was off the charts We ve known throughout the series that Tyler has a heart and in this book, we get to see it explode, filled with love He really suprises you with his capacity for forgiveness And he s very much an Alpha male You want that happy ending for Tyler and Del so bad There was some definite sexy D s, and it was very hot I loved Del She was a brave, sweet heroine So strong and yet so vulnerable This was the first time in the series that I can remember where the subplot is far in the background, I enjoyed that Don t get me wrong, it was a good plot, but the relationship is theinteresting part Loved it Can t wait for book 7 DelTyler


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    Review posted Happily Ever After ReadsYou kind have an idea what a hero might be like when you learn early on that his nickname is cockzilla Tyler had been living up to the name, sleeping with different women every night, the man loves sex and women, but there s a reason for his actions as he s trying to fill a void that one woman left in his life 2 years ago Tyler does enjoy his playboy ways, but when Delaney shows up on his doorstep with not only a huge, dangerous problem, but she also Review posted Happily Ever After ReadsYou kind have an idea what a hero might be like when you learn early on that his nickname is cockzilla Tyler had been living up to the name, sleeping with different women every night, the man loves sex and women, but there s a reason for his actions as he s trying to fill a void that one woman left in his life 2 years ago Tyler does enjoy his playboy ways, but when Delaney shows up on his doorstep with not only a huge, dangerous problem, but she also has a surprise for Tyler, he s a dad Working as a reporter, Delaney Del , has uncovered criminal activity from Martin Carlson, an L.A Assistant District Attorney, who s in place to become the next District Attorney and when Del finds out that he s crooked, has law enforcement in his back pocket and he s working with a local gang that s netting him millions of dollars Del is gathering information for her story when her life takes a dangerous turn Her home is broken into, she s almost run off the road, the final straw is her car exploding She s finally able to find Tyler after 2 years and wants him to watch his son, Seth, while she finishes her story, putting Carlson away for good so she can live her life again without constantly looking over her shoulder What she wasn t prepared for was Tyler s reaction to seeing her again To understand Del and Tyler in the present, flashbacks are needed for when they knew each other 2 years before, when Del was married to Tyler s best friend, Eric One night between Tyler and Del, with her then husband Eric s approval, turns into so muchthan just a night of sex that they were planning Tyler and Del had much deeper feelings for each other, which didn t set well with Eric, and things went downhill fast Del told Tyler to stay away from her, Del and Eric divorced, and Tyler left town never knowing that their one night together resulted in his son, Seth Fast forward 2 years and the woman that turned Tyler inside out is back and he will do everything he can to convince her to give him a real chance But his easy ways are hard for Del to overlook She knows exactly what Tyler s been up to and she can t believe that his feelings for her are strong enough for him to give up his bed hopping lifestyle What I loved about this story was the balance Often times I find that sex can be really over the top and overpowering in an erotic story, but this book has a strong suspense storyline that balances the steamy sex that Tyler and Del eventually give in to Tyler really steps up and starts acting like a man who knows he s found the woman he s supposed to be with He s an alpha all the way, he wants to protect and help Delaney and he was an easy hero to root for Delany takestime to actually get on the Tyler is now committed to one woman train She, understandably so, can t let herself imagine a life with Tyler As badly as she wants him in his son s life, she takes a long time to believe in him Tyler wears her down and convinces her to give him and them a chance Fear kicking him, he gingerly withdrew and threw the condom in the nearest bin Then he rolled Del into his arms and looked down at her with a frown of worry She wasn t hurt, but her blue eyes were a sea of pleading Tears ran down her cheeks Tyler She clasped her arms around his neck Angel He scooped her against him and held her tight He d undone her utterly Now he had to put her back together Still struggling to get his breath under control, he fused their lips together and let her have all the emotion roiling around inside him The sated exhaustion, the reverence of a man who knew he d been blessed by someone special, the silent promise to love and protect her, the determination to never let her go She wasn t ready to trust him totally with her heart yet But she was going to roll the dice with him, give herself, and hope that he didn t let her down.The suspense was well paced throughout Carlson has a lot people working on his side, some surprising people, and Del and Tyler spend much of the story trying to get enough facts for Del s story to put him away There s an added storyline about Del s ex husband Eric He s pretty messed up and goes way over the top in one scene, forcing himself and his anger out on Del and Tyler, and I liked how Del was able to handle herself Xander shows up and helps out, and oh my God I m already in book lust with this man He s playful, flirty, and dealing with enough family angst to last a lifetime His brother, Javier, is going through a horrible time, so in between helping Tyler keep Del safe, Xander is dealing with a brother who sounds like he s spiraling downward fast Xander and Javier s story is up next and I can t wait to learnabout them I overall really enjoyed this story Delaney is a heroine who is easy to care about, seeing her struggle with doing what s right for her son, leaving him in other peoples care while she tries to make their future safe She s really sweet and she s exactly what Tyler needed to see where his future is going Tyler is a strong, sexy hero and I liked seeing him realize what Delaney means to him not only now, but how he was trying to fill the hole in his life that she made over the past 2 years Their sex scenes were incredibly hot but I always love the quieter scenes, Tyler holding Del while she cries over missing her son and dealing with the stress of everything coming down around her It was those scenes mixed with the hotness that Shayla Black always brings and the suspense of the Carlson storyline that made this story a well balanced read that I got pulled right into


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    This review was posted at Under the Covers 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 preciousI 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 h This review was posted at Under the Covers 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 preciousI 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 packedclimaxed packed.Is that even a word It should be and if it isn t then Tyler invented it I might ve renamed him TylerMr 5 OrgasmMurphy.Tyler wasn t about to slow down Her orgasm didn t pacify him at all If anything, it revved him upAgain, 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 vanillavery, 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


  6. says:

    The Wicked Lovers series is probably my favorite erotic romance series Shayla Black really covers it all The hot alpha men, the steamy curl your toes sex scenes, the wonderfully paced suspense subplot I mean, really what else can you ask for More Yeah, I d love MORE too MINE TO HOLD is the sixth book in the series and while it s not my favorite, I still think it s a very strong book The first thing I noticed about this book is Shayla s writing She is just a master storyteller I am amaz The Wicked Lovers series is probably my favorite erotic romance series Shayla Black really covers it all The hot alpha men, the steamy curl your toes sex scenes, the wonderfully paced suspense subplot I mean, really what else can you ask for More Yeah, I d love MORE too MINE TO HOLD is the sixth book in the series and while it s not my favorite, I still think it s a very strong book The first thing I noticed about this book is Shayla s writing She is just a master storyteller I am amazed at how she is able to evoke emotions through her words and have them come across as deep and as passionate as they do I think it s why I love this series so much There s just so much heat and heart infused in each of the books.When Tyler Murphy learns about a life changing experience, he doesn t automatically feel betrayed by Delaney, the woman who has held his heart for almost forever In fact, Tyler handles the situation so well it s hard to imagine a real guy reacting the way he does But Black does a great job of showing Delaney s side of the story so that she doesn t look like the bad guy.As you can tell I am trying to tread carefully here because I don t want to reveal any spoilers Though what the life changing experience is revealed early on in the story, I think it would haveimpact if you read it yourself I typically don t like stories that involve a lot of backstory between the hero and heroine, but this one worked for me because I was genuinely interested in hearing about Tyler s past He s the easy going guy of the group so reading about his past was an interesting eye opener We see large parts of his past that aren t so glamorous but set up this book very well.I loved Tyler s possessiveness in this book It works so well because of the tie that links Delaney and him together There is one scene that involves Tyler singing that just melted my heart I absolutely loved it.While Shayla usually has a great suspense subplot going on, I didn t really feel it urgency so much in this book Most of the problems that were arising happened after the fact so I didn t feel the pulse pounding thrill that I usually have when reading a Wicked Lovers book, but nevertheless there was still a lot to keep me happy.Like for example, the steamy hot sex scenes Yes, did I mention that they were hot Well, they are.So now you know and now you need to grab this book Seriously Best Series Ever Read my alternate review with Fresh Fiction


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    Tyler Murphy, the self proclaimed man whore, was a carefree LAPD detective, who loved life and his job However, that all came to an abrupt end when his partner, Eric Catalano, was nearly fatally injured in the line of duty Tyler found himself helping Eric and his wife, Delaney, hold it all together After a night of too much drinking and not enough food, Eric, Tyler, and Delaney charted a course into territory that would change their lives forever Soon after, Tyler found himself cut off fro Tyler Murphy, the self proclaimed man whore, was a carefree LAPD detective, who loved life and his job However, that all came to an abrupt end when his partner, Eric Catalano, was nearly fatally injured in the line of duty Tyler found himself helping Eric and his wife, Delaney, hold it all together After a night of too much drinking and not enough food, Eric, Tyler, and Delaney charted a course into territory that would change their lives forever Soon after, Tyler found himself cut off from both Eric and Delaney with little to no warning Fast forward two years, and Tyler opens his door to find Delaney Catalano on the other side He could tell from her appearance that she was in trouble But Delaney broughtthan trouble with her she also dropped the bomb that Tyler has a son.As a local reporter in L.A., Delaney had stumbled upon information that put Martin Carlson, an up and coming ADA, in bed with some local gang members With nowhere else to turn, she seeks out Tyler to take care of their son, Seth Of course, when Tyler hears her entire story, he wants to get involved big time However, Delaney is adamant that he stay with Seth If anything happens to her, at least he will still have one parent Never one to leave his friends or family hanging, Tyler puts himself into the equation that places him and Delaney up close and personal right where she did not want to be No matter how hard Delaney tries to ignore the feelings she long since buried, it s impossible to deny that there is something between them Soon the pair finds themselves not only giving into desires they can no longer contain, but also trying to stay one step ahead of the thugs that Carlson hired to shut Delaney up for good When Delaney s only contact turns up dead and her evidence ends up missing, she has to make a deal with the devil in order to save herself, or at least save Tyler to ensure the safety of their son.The chemistry between Tyler and Delaney is so potent that it wafts off the pages, intoxicates you, pulls you in, and holds you in a sinful embrace You feel the heat they generate and you keep walking towards it even though you know they re about to start a fire Delaney doesn t want to need Tyler nor does she want to give in to the burgeoning desire she feels But she does, and her internal fight is so interesting to watch because with him is where she needs to be.Tyler does a complete 360 degree turn in this book I was amazed at how he manned up and took responsibility for his newfound family He accepted the fact that he was a father, even relishing in it He decided that he not only wanted Delaney, but he needed her and nothing and no one was going to stand in his way Oh be still my heart I fell in love with Tyler Murphy in this book I cheered for him I wanted him to be happy I wanted him to kick major ass and claim the woman that completes him This book has totally reformed Cockzilla and turned him into the most beloved male in Wicked Lovers history Shayla Black, I don t know how you do that voodoo that you do so well, but you rocked it Loved this book Reviewed for The Romance Reviews


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    I have finally finished it The reason why I m saying this is because I really expectedof TylerThe sixth book in Wicked Lovers tells the story of Tyler and how he ended up where he is now.Once upon a time,there were two friends one of whom was married.After a terrible accident,the married guy stayed paralyzed from the waist below.One dark night he asked his friend to sleep with his wife crazy,isn t it.Both his wife and his friend were hesitant but accepted.And so it happended.But af I have finally finished it The reason why I m saying this is because I really expectedof TylerThe sixth book in Wicked Lovers tells the story of Tyler and how he ended up where he is now.Once upon a time,there were two friends one of whom was married.After a terrible accident,the married guy stayed paralyzed from the waist below.One dark night he asked his friend to sleep with his wife crazy,isn t it.Both his wife and his friend were hesitant but accepted.And so it happended.But after it was done the married man got really upset and threw his friend out of his house and months later his wife as well who was pregnant with his friend s child and had nowhere else to go to.I think that says a lot about this man who didn t even look back or even attempted to help this woman who because of his choice suffered.And no this man isn t Tyler.Tyler loved his friend but he also loved his friend s wife too.So when his friend asked him to sleep with his wife he eagerly accepted.That is,until he threw him out of their lives.Tyler had no idea what he left behind when he left the town they all lived in.So imagine his surprise when Delany his ex friend s ex wife,yeah throwing her out wasn t enough he also devirced her showed up in his house with a child in her arms and claimed that someone was trying to kill them.I liked the book,I really did but the story wasn t totally believable and the way the showed they love wasn t enough for me.I do understand that by making love with someone you further connect with him but sex isn t always enough.This couple didn t get it.While Tyler loved her,she was confused and was trying to deal with her problems.But I never saw that.She was supposed to be strong but the only thing she did when something came up was cry and run into Tyler s arms.Really I even wonder if she knows what strong meansNevertheless It s a great addition in the series and I would only recommended it to those who have read the series or those who love being treated like delicate flowers.First posted on


  9. says:

    Mine to Hold3 StarsTyler Murphy has only ever loved one woman, Delaney Catalano, his best friend s wife When an unplanned intimate encounter shatters their lives, Tyler and Delaney go their separate ways But now circumstances have reuinited them and Tyler is determined not to lose the opportunity to regain what he once lost However, secrets from the past threaten Delaney and Tyler s new found love and the consequences may be fatal Series note This is book 6 in the Wicked Lovers series and Mine to Hold3 StarsTyler Murphy has only ever loved one woman, Delaney Catalano, his best friend s wife When an unplanned intimate encounter shatters their lives, Tyler and Delaney go their separate ways But now circumstances have reuinited them and Tyler is determined not to lose the opportunity to regain what he once lost However, secrets from the past threaten Delaney and Tyler s new found love and the consequences may be fatal Series note This is book 6 in the Wicked Lovers series and while characters from previous stories do put in an appearance, the plot does not necessitate reading in order.Every once in a while, a book is mentioned in one of my groups that catches my eye At times these are gems awaiting discovery but at other times, they are better left hidden This is one of the rare occasions where neither applies, but it was, nevertheless, worth the effort.Tyler and Delaney have intense chemistry and their scenes together are scorching The suspense plot is predictable but keeps the pages turning All in all, a pleasant way to spend a few hours


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    Tyler and De Spoilers I shelved this under disappointing and eroticaand then laughed at myself Were my expectations too high Smut, yes Great story, not so much It s like reading porn No plot, no character development, unrealistic situations and scene after scene after SCENE of sex The sex was scorching hot, don t get me wrong, but is it too much to ask to putthan 5 minutes into a plausible plot scenario with a tiny bit of character depth They went from oh hey hai, you have a b Tyler and De Spoilers I shelved this under disappointing and eroticaand then laughed at myself Were my expectations too high Smut, yes Great story, not so much It s like reading porn No plot, no character development, unrealistic situations and scene after scene after SCENE of sex The sex was scorching hot, don t get me wrong, but is it too much to ask to putthan 5 minutes into a plausible plot scenario with a tiny bit of character depth They went from oh hey hai, you have a baby I never told you about from when we slept together in front of my husband and the condom broke to OMGZ You are the love of my eternal life, my soul mate, my everything, I live and breath for you Lets get married and havebabies, right now All in about 12 pages It was a hot read, so I ll give it 3 stars, I think I just need to re adjust my expectations for future Shayla Black readings I understand this is the last in a series, am curious if the other books follow a similar formula


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Mine to Hold A Friend S Duty Tyler Murphy Was An LAPD Detective, Single And Happy Until A Near Fatal Tragedy Crippled His Friend, Fellow Detective Eric Catalano While Tyler Supported Eric, He Also Became A Shoulder For Eric S Wife, Delaney, To Lean On But With One Naughty Suggestion From Eric, A Drunken Night With Delaney Spilled Into Erotic Abandon Before It Was Over, Tyler Saw His Best Friend S Wife As A Woman And Yearned For When Eric Struggled To Deal With The Aftermath, Delaney Begged Tyler To Leave Crushed, He Fled To Louisiana, Hoping To Escape His Longing For The One Woman He Could Never Have Againand Unaware Of What He D Left Behind A Lover S Desire After Two Years Of Living With Regret, Tyler Finds Delaney On His Doorstep, Her Husband Having Abandoned Her Long Ago She S Protecting A Shocking Secret And Desperately Needs Refuge From A Stalker Determined To See Her Dead As They Fight To Stay Alive And Catch The Killer, They Struggle To Resolve The Guilt Of Their Past Pleasures But They Can T Deny That What Was Once A Spark Is Now A Flame Burning Out Of Control To Possess Delaney Body And Soul Tyler Must Heal Her Pain And Thwart The Evil That S A Mere Breath Behind Her