Wicked All the Way (Wicked Lovers #6.5) by Shayla Black
Released: December 17, 2012
Genre: BDSM erotic romance
Publisher: Shelley Bradley
Reviewed by Sarah
On the flap: Retired military colonel Caleb Edgington has spent two long years trying to achieve the most important mission objective of his life—but not behind enemy lines. He’s trying to capture a woman with a broken heart. Having lost at love once, he understands being gun shy. The residual fears from Carlotta Buckley’s nasty divorce have stood between them, but he’s done with that. And he’s got the perfect strategy to lure her in…
Carlotta never thought she’d fall in love again. Once bitten, she’s now more than twice shy. And Caleb is everything she can’t handle—fierce, relentless, uncompromising…sexual.
She’s managed to mostly avoid him, but now his son and her daughter need their help. Can Caleb and the spirit of the season convince her that she’s ready to take a chance on love again?
Caleb Edgington spent many years trying to get past the loneliness and guilt after being left and subsequent death of his ex-wife. He has made appearances in three previous books as he’s the father to Kimber, Hunter, and Logan.
Carlotta Buckley, Kata’s mom, exhausted a good portion of her adult life in an abusive marriage following the death of her first husband. She was looking for a father figure and provider for her children but with depleted self-esteem couldn’t find it in her to get out after they were grown.
Our first glimpse of these two together occurs back in Surrender to Me when Hunter and Kata put Carlotta with Caleb while she’s recovering. This story picks up two years later with the two of them avoiding their obvious chemistry; she’s still scared and he doesn’t want to push. While this novella is short on sex, it does not lack the hotness factor. This is an emotional and satisfying bite. It’s nice to see these two have a happy ending.
Rating: 4 Stars
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I have a large appetite for books with pensive alpha males. I tend to lean towards erotica and contemporary romance. I am completely addicted to my Kindle and feel naked when it’s not with me. If you have any recommendations, feel free to email them. I’m a single-ish woman with two crazy dogs. I also love football and basketball. Living in Oklahoma City, my teams are the Thunder and Sooners.