Series: Wicked Lovers #9
Published by: Berkley Heat
on March 3, 2015
Genres: BDSM, Contemporary Erotic Romance
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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 captor 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 in her head…and 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.
HIS TO TAKE by Shayla Black is another deliciously wicked and dangerous installment to the amazing Wicked Lovers series. This is an enticing romance about a man on a mission to uncover the truth and the woman he craves to protect. In Ms. Black’s books were are used a seasoned Dominant trying to tame his submissive. With HIS TO TAKE, we take a turn and follow a man who yearns to explore the dominant side of himself with the woman who brings out all of his protective instincts. It’s a nice change of pace and I enjoyed the journey immensely.
Boundaries are pushed, steamy sex scenes are taken up a notch, and the suspenseful thrill ride that this takes you on, is delightfully entertaining. In most of the books in this series, it takes me no time to fall in love with the characters. But in HIS TO TAKE, Joaquin and Bailey have to work for it a little more. I didn’t have that instant connection that I’m so used to. This author has never let me down before, and I just knew it would be only a matter of time, where there would be some turning point in the story, and then my heart would soar for these two. And that is exactly what happened here. These characters brought out each other’s strengths and banished their weaknesses. They grew independently and grew as a couple, breaking down wall after wall to finally reach one another’s hearts. This is where Shayla Black is a genius with her words. She sucks you in with all the emotion pouring out of the pages. It gets you right in the gut. She breaks your heart and then mends it, leaving you in a state of bliss.
What I absolutely LOVED the most, was having all of the past characters back together. They have become a family to me, and they definitely own a piece of my heart.
Don’t be fooled by the 4 STAR rating for HIS TO TAKE. This was a fantastic read for sure and Shayla Black owns this genre in my book!