Another "searingly sexy"* romance awaits in the latest Wicked Lovers novel from the New York Times bestselling author of His to Take.
Ever since he rescued her from a dangerous kidnapper, Mystery Mullins has wanted Axel Dillon. When he returned her to her Hollywood father and tabloid life, she was grateful…and a little in love. Mystery wasn’t ready to let Axel go, even after the soldier gently turned her away because, at nineteen, she was too young.
Now, six years later, Mystery is grown, with a flourishing career and a full life—but she’s still stuck on Axel. Disguised, she propositions him in a bar, and the night they spend together is beyond her wildest dreams. Mystery steels herself to walk away—except the sheets are barely cold when her past comes back to haunt her.
Once he realizes Mystery isn’t the stranger he thought, Axel is incensed and intrigued. But when it’s clear she’s in danger, he doesn’t hesitate to become her protector—and her lover—again. And as the two uncover a secret someone is willing to kill for, Axel is determined to claim Mystery’s heart before a murderer silences her for good.
Wicked for You is a standalone and is part of the Wicked Lovers series. I’m a mega fan of Shayla Black. I just love her books. I feel like she hits all the right spots when I’m in that kind of mood.
You can read this series out of order and that is how I did it. Call me crazy, but I like to skip around. Wicked for You is Axel and Mystery’s story.
I love the way Wicked for You starts and I usually don’t like foreshadowing. The story starts in the middle of the book and it’s okay, really. Mystery is trying to pick up Axel at a bar. She’s dressed differently and she has confidence and yes, even game. Axel smells something fishy, like he knows this girl is hiding something, but he doesn’t care because he wants to hook up with her.
Then we rewind years before and we get the true story on how and when Mystery and Axel meet.
Mystery is kidnapped. She’s young, scared and doesn’t understand why. Her kidnapper takes a vile of her blood and visits her daily to provide food. Axel saves Mystery days later. Mystery is so taken by Alex she wants sexy fun times with him.
I’m totally into this. I love me a damsel in distress storyline and I like that Mystery is young and impressionable. Axel wants Mystery, but she’s young and he doesn’t need that, so he declines.
Well, Mystery obviously is still hung-up because it’s years later and she seeks Axel out for a one night stand.
Don’t you love that storyline!!!!
I like that Mystery is tough and now older, but she still has a lot to learn. Axel is a dominate and he likes women a certain way in bed. I love my dominate alpha males! As Mystery and Axel get to know each other, there is still the mystery of who kidnapped her and if she is truly out of danger.
I like the suspenseful feel of the read and it kept me on my toes.
If you like this series, you will not be disappointed.
An ARC was provided
I was so lucky I got to meet Shayla Black, isn't she the cutest! I love her steamy reads and I'm completely addicted to them. More photos - > HERE
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Wicked Lovers Series
Wicked Ties #1 AMAZON
Decadent #2 AMAZON
Delicious #3 AMAZON
Surrender to Me #4 AMAZON
Belong to Me #5 AMAZON
Mine to Hold #6 AMAZON
Ours to Love #7 AMAZON
Theirs to Cherish #8 AMAZON
Wicked For You #10 AMAZON
Shayla Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than forty sizzling contemporary, erotic, paranormal and historical romances. Shayla has received or been nominated for the Passionate Plume, the Holt Medallion, Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence and the National Readers Choice Award. She lives in Texas with her family.