Sunday, June 19, 2011

Wicked Ties by Shayla Black

Title:  Wicked Ties
Author: Shayla Black
My Rating: B+

Genre: Erotic Romance
Series: Wicked Lovers #1
Main Characters: Morgan & Jack
Release Date: January 2007
978-0425213612 or 0425213617
Publisher: Penguin
Links to Purchase:
Amazon- $10.88
Borders- $12.80
Sexual Intensity: erotic

Story Overview:
Morgan O'Malley has seen a lot of kinky things as the hostess of a cable sex talk show. But she's never met a man like Jack Cole before. A self-proclaimed dominant, he's as alpha as a male can get and good for Morgan to have around when an obsessed stalker ratchets up his attempts to get to her.

Though Jack is a bodyguard, Morgan feels anything but safe in his presence. Because slowly and seductively, Jack is bringing her deepest fantasies to the surface. And when he bends her to his will, what's more shocking than her surrender is how much she enjoys it and how she starts to crave his masterful touch. A willing player in Jack's games, Morgan knows that his motives aren't pure, but she has no idea how personal they are...

My Review:
Just meeting Jack for some input for her TV show, Morgan is soon thrown under his bodyguard protection when someone tries to kill her. Jack is immediately drawn to Morgan and then shocked to learn that she is truly a redhead (she wears a wig for her tv show), much like the one that he's been dreaming about for months. In his family, the men dream about their true mate.

Morgan has some issues after a bad breakup with a former boyfriend who thought that her sexual fantasies were too extreme. Now Morgan is extremely self-conscious and skittish about anything different from plain vanilla sex. Unfortunately for her, Jack is about ANYTHING BUT plain vanilla sex.

This is a story fraught with emotional upheaval. Morgan is dealing with some really problematic emotional issues when it comes to sexual play and just when she is starting to get over that, Jack's true motives come to light...and they are NOT pure. Jack started out his plot with the worst of intentions, but you understand his motivations and, as the book moves on, you hurt for him because there is no way out of the bad decisions that he has made. It's going to hurt Morgan which in turn is going to hurt him. Fabulous emotional and erotic read!

This is also a bit of a suspenseful read that culminates in a great, smexy climatic scene. I had no idea who the bad-guy was and the way that it all came! This is the start of a great series that I can't wait to read more of soon! ;o)


Julie said...

I read book 2 and book 3 in this series. Then gave up. Maybe I should have gone back and picked up book 1. lol

Christi Snow said...

I had read book #4 or #5 before this one. The plus for these books...dh enjoys them too. ;o) I think that I have #2 and #3 in my TBR pile...somewhere!

Paperback Daydreamer (Deanna) said...

This book sounds good...I like the thought of them dreaming about their true mates...rawr...for some reason that is sexy to me. LOL. I'm going to have to check this one out and see what I think from there.