ARC Review….Theirs to Cherish by Shayla Black

 Theirs to Cherish releases March 4

Theirs to Cherish

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The perfect place for a woman on the run to disappear…

Accused of a horrific murder she didn’t commit, former heiress Callie Ward has been a fugitive since she was sixteen—until she found the perfect hideout, Club Dominion. The only problem is she’s fallen for the club’s Master, Mitchell Thorpe, who keeps her at arm’s length. Little does she know that his reasons for not getting involved have everything to do with his wounded heart…and his consuming desire for her.

To live out her wildest fantasies…

Enter Sean Kirkpatrick, a Dom who’s recently come to Dominion and taken a pointed interest in Callie. Hoping to make Thorpe jealous, she submits to Sean one shuddering sigh at a time. It isn’t long before she realizes she’s falling for him too. But the tender lover who’s slowly seducing her body and earning her trust isn’t who he claims…

And to fall in love.

When emotions collide and truths are exposed, Sean is willing to risk all to keep Callie from slipping through his fingers. But he’s not the only man looking to stake a claim. Now Callie is torn between Sean and Thorpe, and though she’s unsure whom she can trust, she’ll have to surrender her body and soul to both—if she wants to elude a killer…


My Review:

Theirs to Cherish is the 8th installment in author Shayla Black’s Wicked Lovers Series and can absolutely be read as a stand alone.  Talk about a delicious thriller!  This book was sexy, sensual, and mysterious all rolled into a delectable package. I adored it!

Callie Ward knows she’s been stationary too long.  She’s been on the run since she was 16 after her seeing her family brutally murdered and almost becoming a victim herself.  She’s also been unjustly accused of the brutal crime.  It’s that mystery killer she’s been running from for years now.  She’s been at Club Dominion for four years and fears the feelings she has developed for not only her Dom, but also the club’s master, will be her downfall.  Callie has fallen, hard…for both men.  Sean the sexy Scottish Dom and Thorpe, the club master.  Both men have been kind to her over the years and they make her feel safe.  Almost like feeling at home.  To her, those feelings are practically as terrifying as a killer stalking her from the shadows.  Deciding to flee Club Dominion was one of the hardest choices she’s ever had to make.  Leaving the people you love is never easy.  But Callie has no idea that these two men love her just as much and will do anything to protect her.  They refuse to let her shoulder this mess on her own and with their help she may be able to live her real life again.  But will she be able to live it with just one of these amazing, caring, sexy guys?  Hopefully she won’t have to choose.

As if all of that wasn’t enough to deal with, the plaguing mystery of her family’s murders will come to light once more and Callie with Sean and Thorpe’s help, she may finally get the answers she needs.  Hopefully without anyone else getting hurt or killed.

Wow.  This book was fantastic.  Callie’s life has been filled with heartache.  She lost her entire family and has been on her own.  She’s finally found a home within the walls of a BDSM club and went from loving no one to loving two very different, but equally desirable, men.  I don’t blame her one bit for being torn.  I don’t think I would have been able to choose between the two.  Sean is smart, strong, understanding, kind, and ridiculously sexy.  Thorpe is all of those things and more.  He’s experienced and more dominant than Sean and holds the power to rein her in in a way she’s never known.  It would be like asking someone to choose between two decadent desserts….who could?! I won’t say what Callie’s choice ended up being but I will say that the ending made me very happy.

Oh, and the mystery surrounding the murders?  Wow.  Shayla did an amazing job of weaving the who-done-it through the entire story and had me on the edge of my seat up until the very end.  Really well done!

Fans of The Wicked Lovers Series will love this latest steamy installment and if you haven’t tried the series yet, I highly recommend you do!  Thank you, Shayla, for a truly enjoyable read.

4LovesRLBFour Loves


About the author:

Shayla Black (aka Shelley Bradley) is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over 40 sizzling contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical romances produced via traditional, small press, independent, and audio publishing. She lives in Texas with her husband, munchkin, and one very spoiled cat. In her “free” time, she enjoys reality TV, reading and listening to an eclectic blend of music.

Shayla’s books have been translated in about a dozen languages. She has also received or been nominated for The Passionate Plume, The Holt Medallion, Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence, and the National Reader’s Choice Awards. RT Bookclub has twice nominated her for Best Erotic Romance of the year, as well as awarded her several Top Picks, and a KISS Hero Award.

A writing risk-taker, Shayla enjoys tackling writing challenges with every new book.

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  1. Shirley Bastian says:

    Love this series ~ can’t wait for March 4! Thanks for sharing Jillian!!

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