Review: Forever Wicked (A Wicked Lovers Novella) by Shayla Black

Review: Forever Wicked (A Wicked Lovers Novella) by Shayla BlackForever Wicked by Shayla Black
Series: Wicked Lovers #7.75, 1001 Dark Nights #1
on January 14, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic
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They had nothing in common but a desperate passion…

Billionaire Jason Denning lived life fast and hard in a world where anything could be bought and sold, even affection. But all that changed when he met “Greta,” a beautiful stranger ready to explore her hidden desires. From a blue collar family, Gia Angelotti wore a badge, fought for right—and opened herself utterly to love him. Blindsided and falling hard, Jason does the first impulsive thing of his life and hustles her to the altar.

Until a second chance proved that forever could be theirs.

Then tragedy ripped Jason’s new bride from his arms and out of his life. When he finds Gia again, he gives her a choice: spend the three weeks before their first anniversary with him or forfeit the money she receives from their marriage. Reluctantly, she agrees to once again put herself at his mercy and return to his bed. But having her right where he wants her is dangerous for Jason’s peace of mind. No matter how hard he tries, he finds himself falling for her again. Will he learn to trust that their love is real before Gia leaves again for good?

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When I first found out about this 1001 Dark Nights projected I was very excited because I was a huge fan of pretty much the entire panel of authors who are involved. Of course, when I found out that Ms. Shayla Black was first in line to release her novella I was even more thrilled, especially because it is a novella from one of my all time favorite series, Wicked Lovers. Forever Wicked focused on some new characters, but also gave us glimpses of my favorite main man Mitchell Thorpe. This novella also took us back to the best place in the world Club Dominion! I can’t tell you how much these characters have become a family to me, and Forever Wicked just added to that family. Although this was a novella it was packed full of passionate, incredibly intense scenes that will have you leave you breathless. Shayla Black did what she does best, create the ultimate, sexy, troubled Dom who you have no problem falling in love with, even though he is arrogant and might have a little bit of “mommy issues.” And for his better half, an independent, strong woman, who acts before she thinks, but in the end learns and fully embraces her submissive side.

“Unconditional love and eternal devotion are seductive thoughts, but they don’t exist.”

Jason Denning has it drilled in to his mind (no thanks to mommy dearest) that there is no such thing as love. There is, however, such a thing as buying affection. With his mother going through rich men like they are candy, what else is a young man to think. He has never witnessed love in his family, so why should he think there is such a thing out in the world? Jason thought he finally found someone, but when a horrible event tears her away from him, and she doesn’t return to his side, and he finds out it was her choice, this only fueled more fire in his belief that there is no love, only money. Money gets things done, money will make her come back to him and stay.

 “You are my responsibility. As your husband, your problems are my problems. Instead of giving them to me, you shut me out and shouldered everything yourself. Stubborn, independent…” He clenched his jaw. “You’re making my palm itch.”

Gianna is a part of a strong Catholic, Italian family, and there are certain things expected of her, like marrying a strong Catholic, Italian man. Jason Denning is neither of those things, but she wants him nonetheless. When tragedy strikes and she is forced home to take care of her family, she lets a year go by without speaking with her husband. Even though she is strong, she sometimes can be insecure and when she starts wondering why a man of Jason’s status would want anything to do with her, she hides behind her family issues. When Jason finds her and offers her a hell of a deal, she has no choice but to take it, for her family and for her heart.

“You’ll always keep me safe, right?”

“Always, to my last breath.”

Jason and Gia’s story was incredibly moving and heart-breaking. Both had walls that were keeping them apart. Both were way too stubborn for their own good. Being headstrong and stubborn sure make for great sex though. Wow, the things Mr. Denning can do with chocolate mousse…*sigh* Shayla Black never disappoints with this series. I can’t get enough of the passion, the intensity, the drama. She gives us the whole package and then some.

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Once Upon a Time…

Welcome to 1001 Dark Nights… a collection of novellas that are breathtakingly sexy and magically romantic. Some are paranormal, some are erotic. Each and every one is compelling and page turning.

Inspired by the exotic tales of The Arabian Nights, 1001 Dark Nights features 12 New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors.

In the original, Scheherazade desperately attempts to entertain her husband, the King of Persia, with nightly stories so that he will postpone her execution.

In our versions, month after month, each of our fabulous authors puts a unique spin on the premise and creates a tale that a new Scheherazade tells long into the dark, dark night.

…Happily Ever After

 

January 14, 2014: Forever Wicked by Shayla Black ♥ Buy HERE

February 11, 2014: Crimson Twilight by Heather Graham ♥ Pre-order HERE

March 11, 2014: Captured in Surrender by Liliana Hart ♥ Pre-order HERE

April 8, 2014: SIlent Bite by Tina Folson ♥ Pre-order HERE

May 13, 2014: Dungeon Games by Lexi Blake ♥ Pre-order HERE

June 10, 2014: Azagoth by Larissa Ione ♥ Pre-order HERE

July 8, 2014: Need You Now by Lisa Renee Jones ♥ Pre-order HERE

August 12, 2014: Show Me, Baby by Cherise Sinclair ♥ Pre-order HERE

September 9, 2014: Roped In by Lorelei James ♥ Pre-order HERE

October 14, 2014: Tempted by Midnight by Lara Adrian ♥ Pre-order HERE

November 11, 2014: The Flame by Christopher Rice ♥ Pre-order HERE

December 9, 2014: Caress of Darkness by Julie Kenner ♥ Pre-order HERE

To learn more about 1,001 Dark Nights AND to check out an interview with the amazing Shayla Black visit the website HERE!

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About Shayla Black

Shayla Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than forty novels. For over fifteen years, she’s written contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical romances via traditional, independent, foreign, and audio publishers. Her books have sold well over a million copies and been published in a dozen languages.

Raised an only child, Shayla occupied herself with lots of daydreaming, much to the chagrin of her teachers. In college, she found her love for reading and realized that she could have a career publishing the stories spinning in her imagination. Though she graduated with a degree in Marketing/Advertising and embarked on a stint in corporate America to pay the bills, her heart has always been with her characters. She’s thrilled that she’s been living her dream as a full-time author for the past seven years.

Shayla currently lives in North Texas with her wonderfully supportive husband, her teenage daughter, and a very spoiled cat. In her “free” time, she enjoys reality TV, reading, and listening to an eclectic blend of music.

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