New York Times bestselling author Shayla Black invites readers to explore the desires of her Wicked Lovers...
Racing against time, NSA agent Joaquin Muñoz is searching for a little girl who vanished twenty years ago with a dangerous secret. Since Bailey Benson fits the profile, Joaquin abducts the beauty and whisks her to the safety of Club Dominion—before anyone can silence her for good.
At first, Bailey is terrified, but when her kidnapper demands information about her past, she’s stunned. Are her horrific visions actually distant memories that imperil all she holds dear? Confined with Joaquin in a place that echoes with moans and breathes passion, he proves himself a fierce protector as well as a sensual Master who’s slowly crawling deeper into her head…and her heart. But giving in to him might be the most delicious danger of all.
Because Bailey soon learns that her past isn’t the only mystery. Joaquin has a secret of his own—a burning vengeance in his soul. The exposed truth leaves her vulnerable and wondering how much about the man she loves is a lie, how much more is at risk than her heart. And if she can trust him to protect her long enough to learn the truth.
Terrifically tormented characters can't mitigate the flaws of Black's ninth Wicked Lovers novel (after Theirs to Cherish). Years ago, a five-year-old girl disappeared when her father was murdered for his secret genetics research. Bailey Benson may be that girl, all grown up and still harboring her father's secrets. NSA agent Joaquin Mu oz kidnaps Bailey to protect her from LOSS, a group intent on overthrowing the government with an army of genetically enhanced soldiers. Joaquin receives help from an ex-SEAL who suggests that he bring Bailey to Club Dominion, a BDSM club run by sexually dominant warrior types, for safekeeping. Bailey initially views Joaquin as a threat, and after their romance sparks, she worries about his emotional baggage. Their mutual discovery of latent sexual needs is powerful, but the ridiculous premise and setting are beyond clich .
This story is so enjoyable! I like how it's a couple who don't really know the BDSM world, but should. I found Joaquin's "realization" to be a refreshing addition!! Worth the read!
Not one of Shayla Black's best, but this unlikely story was an entertaining tale nevertheless. All the pregnancies and "meaningful looks" shared between characters from other books got tedious pretty fast though.
His to Take is a suspenseful and deeply seductive journey that will have you at the edge of your seat. Thrown together under the threat of nefarious evildoers, Joaquin and Bailey grapple with the traumas of the past to secure a bright and loving future.
I loved these characters! Bailey is lyrically beautiful, smoothing Joaquin’s rough edges and exposing the love waiting to embrace him. Joaquin provides the strength and security Bailey needs to uncover a life she never knew existed.
This book gives you everything you need and more – laughter, tears, pulse-pounding action, nail-biting suspense, and sexy scenes of wild passion.
The Wicked Lovers is a phenomenal series that gets better with every book. I can't wait for more!