Review + Excerpt: DIRTY WICKED by Shayla Black @Shayla_Black

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Review + Excerpt: DIRTY WICKED by Shayla Black @Shayla_BlackDirty Wicked by Shayla Black
Series: Wicked Lovers #11.5
Published by: Evil Eye Concepts
on November 8, 2016
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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After being framed for a crime he didn’t commit, former private eye Nick Navarro has nothing but revenge on his mind—until a woman from his past returns to beg for his help.

Beautiful widow Sasha Porter has been hunted by his enemies. Desperate, she offers him anything to keep her young daughter safe, even agreeing to become his mistress. The last thing either of them want are emotional entanglements but as they entrap the ruthless politician who arranged Nick’s downfall and passion sizzles between them, danger closes in.

Will he choose love over vengeance before it’s too late?

my thoughts

Flawless writing, nail-biting suspense, passion that filters through ever single page, Shayla Black has once again, stole my heart with her latest short and sexy installment of her AMAZING Wicked Lovers series. Nick and Sasha were a great addition to this amazing family of characters. 

Ms. Black takes us on a quick journey to Lafayette, Louisiana, where two lost souls reunite and passion ensues. A woman completely out of options turns to a man who was just released from prison. Nick is more gruff and brooding than any man that she’s ever known. He also brings out something in her that feels so foreign and yet so right. But she has more than herself to worry about now. Ex-PI, Nick Navarro is out for blood. After spending over a year in prison for a crime he did NOT commit, he has revenge on his mind, and the beautiful Sasha is going to help him get it.

When Sasha and Nick are alone, there is more than vengeance on the brain. The sexual chemistry between them is something they can no longer deny. With pushing Sasha away with his crude and possessive comments, and Sasha pretending that it doesn’t turn her on like anything else ever has, they come together in an explosion of heat and steam that just singes the pages. 

It’s heart-pounding and sexy as sin! It’s angsty with a hefty dash of raw and unadulterated passion! DIRTY WICKED was a great addition to one of my favorite series!

Fans of the Wicked Lovers series, you know the drill! Newbies, where the HELL have you been? LOL! If this will be your first taste of Shayla’s amazing series, get ready to become addicted! DIRTY WICKED can be read as a complete standalone, but be warned! It will be your gateway drug to the main series! I guarantee it!



Shock knocked the air from her lungs. “You’d want someone giving you whatever just because you commanded it?”

“The commands are for your psyche, sweetheart. That way, you can tell yourself that you didn’t have a choice, that of course you didn’t like bedding down with a rapist. But honestly, I’m not going to do a damn thing to you until your body is good and wet and ready.”

She digested his words in a panic and shook her head. “That may never happen.”

His jaw tightened. “If I can’t get you hot, I don’t have any business between your legs. If you can’t let go because you’re afraid I’ll hurt you, I’ll persuade your body otherwise. That’s a promise.”

How was she supposed to respond to that? “Um, I’m sure you’re perfectly capable of…arousing a woman. I meant that I may disappoint you if you’re expecting some vixen. I—I’m not very sexual.”

Nick stilled, then a smile quirked up the side of his mouth. “You will be.”

Those words filled her with part dread—and if she was honest—part anticipation. Always, she’d been the good girl. She’d been a virgin on her wedding night, done her best to be a lady, even in the bedroom. Somehow, she didn’t think Nick would appreciate her circumspect nature or accept her lying back and sorting through her mental to-do list during sex.

Then again, what choice did she have? Faking a few moans would be much easier than actually orgasming with a virtual—and very dangerous—stranger.

Sasha thought back to his touch on her breast, the way he’d rocked his hips against her. She’d felt something, far more than she expected. Maybe it would be enough to see her through.

“I—I’ll do my best not to disappoint you,” she murmured finally.

A laugh played across Nick’s wide mouth. “Don’t worry. I plan to be thoroughly satisfied.”

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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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