FALLING IN DEEPER: Wicked Lovers Series by Shayla Black
Publication Date: July 5, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance/ Erotica
A tragic past threatens to destroy a passionate future in this dangerously sexy new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Wicked for You.
After a violent tragedy nearly destroyed her, Lily Taylor ran away, changed her name, and started over. When her deadly nemesis resurfaces to eliminate his loose end, she turns to the last man she should trust—a stranger with a history of violence and an intoxicating sexuality she can’t refuse…
Though strong-armed into locating Lily to help put away a drug lord, ex-con Stone Sutter isn’t anyone’s snitch. When he finds the terrified beauty, he vows to keep her safe—but he isn’t sure he has the strength to shield her from his own desires.
As an unquenchable fire sparks between them, Lily’s tormentor stalks ever closer, and she must overcome her darkest fear to survive. Can she trust the bond she and Stone have formed as they’re falling in deeper?
Another exciting Shayla Black book that kept me up all night flipping the pages. I love this series! If I’m in the mood for erotica romance that has a suspenseful storyline I reach for one of Shayla Black’s books. Falling in Deeper is the eleventh book in Shayla Black’s Wicked Lover series and while some of the characters show up throughout the series each book is a standalone that features different main characters. I prefer to read a series in order but you can read these books in any order and be fine.
Falling in Deeper is an emotional love story that includes scorching hot romance, danger, mystery and suspense. The BDSM is wrapped into the story without taking over. We get a great romantic suspense with the hotness. I love when a storyline can keep me guessing and surprise me like this one. I loved Lily and Stone together. Shayla Black’s writing style makes me feel like I’m immersed in her book with the characters. The characters become real and she describes the places in a way that makes me feel like I’m there.
I highly recommend this book for romantic suspense/ erotica lovers. I can’t get enough of these books and can’t wait for the next release.
*Review copy provided by Penguin in exchange for an honest review.
“No.” She shook her head adamantly. “Let me go.”
“I have to.”
“I know you think you’re in danger. Someone from your past, right? You don’t want him to catch you or put anyone you care about at risk.”
Her big eyes widened with surprise. “How did you—”
“I was born but it wasn’t yesterday, baby. Let me help you.” He reached for her.
“How do I know you’re not involved? You seem to understand this situation pretty well and you just got out of prison.” She stood and gripped her tote, then began backing away. “Don’t come near me.”
Stone sent her a reassuring stare. “I have nothing to do with anyone trying to scare you. Hell, Jack Cole got me out of prison to help solve a cyber crime.”
“Did Axel know that?”
“Then I don’t trust you.”
Clearly she’d been deeply attached to Axel, and that made Stone jealous as hell. “If you don’t believe anything else, then believe I’m here to help you.”
Lily shook her head and gathered her scattered belongings again. “It’s not that simple. You don’t understand how ruthless this monster is. It’s better if I go. Tell Thorpe and Axel I said good-bye,” she choked out. “Thank them for everything.”
When she tried to dash past him, he snagged her arm, holding her just tight enough to make her stay. “Baby, let me help you.”
“You can’t. Besides, you look at me like you’d ultimately want sex in return. I don’t like it and I’m no good at it.”
“Whoa.” He held up his hands. “I never said anything about an exchange of protection for sex.”
She kept on as if he hadn’t spoken. “Sometimes in bed I freak out or cry or . . . God, I need to stop babbling and get out of town.”
As Lily darted for her car, Stone filed away that assessment of her sexual prowess and blocked her path. “Don’t run. No strings. I promise.”
“Then why would you bother?”
Stone tried to think through his answer fast. The truth—that he needed her to testify—
would scare the hell out of her right now. He certainly couldn’t tell her that he wanted her so badly it was fucking with his brainpan because that would freak her out, too. Unfortunately, that didn’t leave him with much. “I can’t stand to see you terrified, and I promised Thorpe I’d keep you safe.”
“If you don’t want sex, you feel sorry for me, and I can’t handle that. Just let me go before this guy finds you with me. He’ll kill you. He’ll kill us both.”
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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.