Wicked to Love (Wicked Lovers #5.5) by Shayla Black
Released: October 27, 2011
Genre: Erotic romance
Publisher: Shelley Bradley
Reviewed by Sarah
On the flap: Just when Brandon Ross gave up on the woman he'd always wanted, he found the one he needed—right under his nose.
A politician's son, Brandon reined in his desire to serve his community for years after a former friend blackmailed him for desiring the man’s wife. Years later, he's still haunted by Kayla, holding every woman to her standard. And Brandon's secretary, Emberlin Evans, knows she can’t measure up.
Emberlin would do anything to make her boss notice her. But when one phone call from Kayla sends Brandon running after her, she knows it's time to stop waiting for him to see her and move on. Funny how her resignation gets Brandon's attention in a way short skirts didn't.
When Brandon confronts Emberlin, he realizes that he's been blind to his feelings for her—and that the way she always calls him Sir and says "please" has his thoughts turning wicked…
Brandon is finally able to become the up and coming politico in Houston he always wanted to be. We met him briefly in the first Wicked Ties book. He’s the former friend who had slept with Jack Cole’s first wife. Throwing himself into his work has proved a good diversion since he still pines for Kayla only the new career becomes unsettled the day his trusted assistant Amberlin quits unexpectedly.
For three years Amberlin has tried to push down her feelings for her boss. One day when he receives a call from his ex, she realizes she’ll never measure up. In order to save face and her heart, she decides leave the job and man she loves is essential.
When Brandon goes to confront Amberlin, he finally recognizes he has feelings for her but he may be too late.
This is a great morsel of a novella to tie you over until the next full book comes out; the romance really is only about two scenes. It is fun and hot without too much detail and plot but enough that you understand what’s going on. It leaves you wanting more of these two characters.
Rating: 4 Stars
Amazon | Nook | Goodreads | Author
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.