Dirty Wicked by Shayla Black…ARC Review





From New York Times bestselling author, Shayla Black…

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 Review:

Dirty Wicked by Shayla Black is part of her fabulous Wicked Lovers series as well as release number 17 in the 2016 1,001 Dark Nights line-up. I adore Ms. Black’s writing and was so excited for this story.  Well, she did not disappoint!  Filled with heat and suspense, this novella was just what the doctor ordered!

When a blast from his past knocks on his door, Nick can’t help but wonder what twist of fate has led to this moment. You see, he’d been in love with the woman knocking on his door for what seemed like a lifetime and now she was here, asking him for his help.  No way could he turn that down…for more reasons that one. But did she really want to trust an ex-con? More than that, could he take this chance fate has given him and ask for more from her after he helped get her and her daughter safe again? One thing he was sure of….he’d waited long enough.  She was going to be his.

Man, I loved this story!  I loved the history between Sasha and Nick.  I loved Nick’s restrained passion even though he has so much of it for her.  I loved that he was willing to wait for Sasha to acknowledge her feelings for him on her terms and he wasn’t going to push her even though he was hanging on by a thread. There is something so damn sexy about a man like that, right?? I also loved Sasha’ tenacity and resolve to keep her daughter safe at any cost.  She is 100% a gal all of us can relate to especially when it comes to that.  The heat and sexual tension between these two is so delicious and done so well.  And when they finally do come together?  Oh…my…goodness.  It was so hot and so emotional and just so amazing.  I also have to say how much I loved the suspense and action aspect of this story.  It was really well done and added a fantastic layer.

Whether you’re already a Shayla Black fan or she is totally new to you, I know you will love Dirty Wicked as much as I did!



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Shayla Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than fifty 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 millions of 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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  1. Kathy Valentine says:

    Shared on all my socials,great review Jillian!!!

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