(Wicked Lovers #7)
By: Shayla Black
Published by: Penguin Group Inc.
Release Date: May 7, 2013
Genre: Erotic Fiction, Menange
Source: Purchased/Owned by Reviewer
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The idea of this book intrigued me and pulled me in--I had never read a three-way before, and the men I like to read about in books have to be dominant men. I like the darkness and possessive nature that any fantasy is built on. The men we wouldn't put up with in our real life, but desperately love in our books.
The book is about the Santiago brothers, Javier and Xander. Two brothers that fight their demons daily to survive and have allowed mountains of issues to come between them both. Javier is the eldest, the owner of the family business, and Xander is the renowned lover of the ladies extraordinaire. Xander is desperate to save his brother from drowning in the bottle of Ciroc he always seems to distract himself with. He relied on friends and brought Javier to Lafayette, LA. Then there is the lovely London, and you guessed it, she's fighting her own demons. London is recently moved from California to Lafayette, LA and is working to finally live again after circumstances she has gone through in the last ten years. Each of these people are beautifully broken, and only the beautifully broken can help glue the pieces of each other back together.
As a reader, I was looking for more of the angst a little earlier in the book then when it did appear. I loved the mystery that author Shayla Black has given for this book, I just would have liked it sooner and not quite over so quickly. Overall, I believe this book was very well written and masterfully woven in keeping the reader interested. The one thing I did not like was how it felt like the ending was kind of thrown together. I won't say how, but it did feel that way. It left me with a few questions. Overall, I really enjoyed the book and loved her writing. It is a book I will definitely suggest to friends and will look for other books she has written.
Reviewed by: Lisa
Summary from Goodreads:
Between two brothers...
Xander Santiago spent years living it up as a billionaire playboy. Never given a chance to lead his family business in the boardroom, he became a Master in the bedroom instead. His older brother inherited the company and worked tirelessly to make it an empire. But while the cutthroat corporate espionage took its toll on Javier, nothing was as devastating as the seemingly senseless murder of his wife. It propelled him into a year of punishing rage and guilt...until Xander came to his rescue.
Comes an irresistible woman...
Eager to rejuvenate Javier’s life, Xander shanghais him to Louisiana where they meet the beautiful London McLane. After surviving a decade of tragedy and struggle, London is determined to make a fresh start—and these sexy billionaire brothers are more than willing to help. In every way. And London is stunned to find herself open to every heated suggestion...and desperately hoping that her love will heal them.
And inescapable danger...
But a killer with a hidden motive is watching, on a single-minded mission to destroy everything the Santiago brothers hold dear, especially London. And as fear and desire collide, every passionate beat of her heart could be her last.