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Mine to Hold (Wicked Lovers #6)

4.28  ·  Rating Details  ·  8,987 Ratings  ·  368 Reviews
A friend's duty.
Tyler Murphy was an LAPD detective, single and happy--until a near-fatal tragedy crippled his friend, fellow detective Eric Catalano. While Tyler supported Eric, he also became a shoulder for Eric's wife, Delaney, to lean on. But with one naughty suggestion from Eric, a drunken night with Delaney spilled into erotic abandon. Before it was over, Tyler saw h
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Published June 5th 2012 by Penguin Group (USA)
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Jun 19, 2012 Auntee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of the series; fans of erotic romance
Not feeling much like writing a review...but not because I didn't like it! In fact, I kind of loved it.:) So here goes... Maybe it was my low expectations going into it (the hero, Tyler Murphy, was kind of a pest in the previous book, almost coming between the H/h)...or maybe it was because Shayla Black just wrote an entertaining story that appealed to me on every level. Simple story line with a nice element of suspense, sexy hot dialogue, enough back story to make me care about the main charact ...more
Michele ~ la Smoocherina
I really loved this book. I thought it had the most mainstream sex of all the books, but the heat factor was off the charts. We've known throughout the series that Tyler has a heart and in this book, we get to see it explode, filled with love. He really suprises you with his capacity for forgiveness. And he's very much an Alpha male. You want that happy ending for Tyler and Del so bad. There was some definite sexy D/s, and it was very hot. I loved Del. She was a brave, sweet heroine. So strong a ...more
Jun 04, 2012 Jess rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Review posted: Happily Ever After - Reads

You kind have an idea what a hero might be like when you learn early on that his nickname is "cockzilla". Tyler had been living up to the name, sleeping with different women every night, the man loves sex and women, but there's a reason for his actions as he's trying to fill a void that one woman left in his life 2 years ago. Tyler does enjoy his playboy ways, but when Delaney shows up on his doorstep with not only a huge, dangerous problem, but she also
Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
This review was posted at Under the Covers

Five things to do when a new Wicked Lovers book comes in the mail:
*Squeeeeeee in excitement
*Do a happy dance clutching the package
*Jump up and down not caring if I fall on my face
*Open it berry berry carefully
*Say bye bye night night to the world to settle in with my precious

I will confess I've had a crush on Tyler for years. From the moment he showed his face as the sexy and carefree bouncer at Alyssa's strip club he had my full attention. Even though h
Mine to Hold
3 Stars

Tyler Murphy has only ever loved one woman, Delaney Catalano, his best friend's wife. When an unplanned intimate encounter shatters their lives, Tyler and Delaney go their separate ways. But now circumstances have reuinited them and Tyler is determined not to lose the opportunity to regain what he once lost. However, secrets from the past threaten Delaney and Tyler's new found love and the consequences may be fatal.

Series note: This is book #6 in the Wicked Lovers series and
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
The Wicked Lovers series is probably my favorite erotic romance series. Shayla Black really covers it all: The hot alpha men, the steamy curl-your-toes sex scenes, the wonderfully paced suspense subplot! I mean, really what else can you ask for?


Yeah, I’d love MORE too!

MINE TO HOLD is the sixth book in the series and while it’s not my favorite, I still think it’s a very strong book. The first thing I noticed about this book is Shayla’s writing. She is just a master storyteller. I am amaz
Sofia T. (♥ Dimitri Belikov)
I have finally finished it!!!!!The reason why I'm saying this is because I really expected more of Tyler...The sixth book in Wicked Lovers tells the story of Tyler and how he ended up where he is now.
Once upon a time,there were two friends one of whom was married.After a terrible accident,the married guy stayed paralyzed from the waist below.One dark night he asked his friend to sleep with his wife(crazy,isn't it).Both his wife and his friend were hesitant but accepted.And so it happended.But af
Tyler and De

I shelved this under disappointing and erotica...and then laughed at myself :) Were my expectations too high?

Smut, yes. Great story, not so much.
It's like reading porn: No plot, no character development, unrealistic situations and scene after scene after SCENE of sex. The sex was scorching hot, don't get me wrong, but is it too much to ask to put more than 5 minutes into a plausible plot scenario with a tiny bit of character depth?

They went from "oh hey hai, you have a bab
May 28, 2012 ~Vixhen~ rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tyler Murphy, the self-proclaimed "man whore," was a carefree LAPD detective, who loved life and his job. However, that all came to an abrupt end when his partner, Eric Catalano, was nearly fatally injured in the line of duty. Tyler found himself helping Eric and his wife, Delaney, hold it all together. After a night of too much drinking and not enough food, Eric, Tyler, and Delaney charted a course into territory that would change their lives forever. Soon after, Tyler found himself cut off fro ...more
Jun 07, 2012 Amy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2readseries

This series has been hit or miss for me and thankfully Mine to Hold was a total win! Good plot and the main couple, Tyler and Delaney, had intense chemistry and sizzling sex which is a standard for Ms. Black. Characters from the prior books are a strong support system to Tyler and it was nice to revisit them in the story. Fans of the series will not be disappointed in this latest installment.
Jul 19, 2012 Shari rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have been hot and cold about the Wicked Lovers series. Some books have rocked my socks off. Some have left me wanting. Two are yet to be read. This one ... well I adored every minute of it, but had a few issues that I will get into later. I am going to describe a lot of the ground work that makes up this story. It may or may not be a spoiler, so I want to make sure you understand that before you read any further.

Tyler Murphy has been in a few of the past books, but I didn't know much about him
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Kimber's review posted on Guilty Pleasures

When Shayla Black posted an excerpt of Mine to Hold on her website several months ago, nothing would stop me from getting a glimpse of this book even though waiting for the June 5th release would be beyond torture. It was. But, the excitement of knowing Tyler’s story was just around the corner was worth it. We were first introduced to him in Delicious, Book 3, as the sexy body guard/bouncer at Sexy Sirens strip club who chased every skirt within reach, i
Kelly % Books-n-Kisses
Quick Review:
LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!

Really, loved Tyler & Delaney's story. Shayla is a wicked good author. Can't wait for Xander's book, this boy is trouble. :)

Full Review:
Opening Line:
“Tyler, are you aware that all the girls at Sexy Sirens have nick named you Cockzilla?”

Oh what can I say about the very naughty Tyler Murphy. Tyler is every girls dreams and their worst nightmare all rolled into one. Tyler, is a sex god but not willing to comment to any one. So he spends countless nights on random
Another great read from Shayla Black. What a great premise for Tyler aka Cockzilla's book. After screwing everything in and out of a skirt for the last however many years, the one that got away, Delaney, or Del, shows up on his doorstep. With his son. HELLO DADDY!!

And she's on the run from big baddies who want to kill her. This has potential for a great plot and several other plots are thrown in there as well, not to mention all the time spent on Xander. Clearly his book is next and it already s
Michelle Kelly
Excellent addition to Wicked Lovers series.

ARC review
Mine to Hold is a wonderful addition to the Wicked Lover's series. Mine to Hold is book 6. You can read it as a stand alone but there are so many awesome updates regarding the previous couples included that it would be more meaningful if you are a fan of the series. Plus they are OH so good.

I've always said that Shayla Black should win a prize for the best first lines of her books. Mine to Hold is no d
Jul 17, 2012 Janina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: erotica
Well. This was something. When I read books like this I automatically think of bleached blond airheads with fake boobs, leathery skin and tattoos. I think of, quite simply, white trash. And that's just for the women. I think it's in the descriptions and this book didn't help considering it opened with a scene with an "alpha male" surrounded by former strippers. How could I NOT think white trash?

BUT. The saving grace was Delaney, the heroine of this piece...I say "saving grace" loosely. In compar
Tyler Murphy, playboy extraordinaire, has been filling the gaping hole in his heart with meaningless sexual encounters since Delaney "Del" Catalano kicked him to the curb after their one hot night together. Now two years later, Del shows up on his front porch asking for his help.

MINE TO HOLD is the classic lovers misunderstanding with a bit of suspense thrown in. Del and Tyler have plenty of baggage to work through. Tyler has to prove that he is above and beyond his famous nickname.

Yes, Tyler is
3.5 Stars rounded up.

The beginning was so-so, it got better at about the 60% point. The plot was pretty good, and the action was good. Erotic scenes were very hot and steamy and there was mild mild bdsm. No menages. Some violence.
The Xander character is mentioned quite a bit, he is a billionaire playboy who lives primarily in L.A.

Characterizations of the heroine and hero were quite good (but not too original as most of the Wicked heros seem very similar); the familial love descriptions were emo
This book was okay but not really my cuppa. There was some suspense but there was an awful lot of sex scenes mixed in. In fact the suspense was IMO not developed well enough because so much time was spent with the sex. These two reuniting lovers had so much emotional and relationship stuff to work through that the suspense part seemed unnecessary to me. We didn't know anything about the heroine's back ground and only barely more about the hero. The sex scenes were fairly well done if that's what ...more
Nov 16, 2015 Christine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hot, sweet and sexy!
Jun 23, 2012 Drmgrl99 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Line one of Shayla Black's books hook you every time!

Opening Line:

“Tyler, are you aware that all the girls at Sexy Sirens have nick named you Cockzilla?”

Tyler Murphy is a tramp; he has gone through all of the girls at Sexy Siren's at least once. While most men might be happy with this life Tyler truly isn't, but it's a way to deal with his feelings that no longer have a place in his life or heart. Until one night the object of his feelings that he's been trying to forget shows up on his doorstep
Smut Junkie
I would love to write an awesome review of this book....but sadly I don't think I can find the right words to say how much I FREAKIN' LOVE this series! LOVE Shayla Black! LOVE the Wicked Lovers! LOVE Tyler! LOVE Delany (and Seth)! All joking aside - this is one of my favorite series and I have been waiting for this book to release! I was only aggravated that I didn't have enough time to start reading it the day it arrived on my doorstep!!!

Shayla Black has created such an amazing series, with ch
Tammy  (Reviews by Tammy & Kim)

I only gave this a 2.5 rating because of Tyler. The fact that he stood by this shrew showed what type of real man he was. He totally could of done much better, not only that he deserved much better.

The heroine either makes or breaks the stories for me and I hated this one with a passion! I think Tyler was all kinds of sweet and alpha in this book. He knew what he wanted and wasted no time going after it and trying his hardest to keep it from fleeing. I got so sick of Del blaming
Trader (RedHotBlueReads)
Aug 18, 2012 Trader (RedHotBlueReads) rated it really liked it
Another book in this series that I totally devoured. Del, an old "friend" of Tyler's tracks him down in LA and brings with her a rather significant surprise for Tyler. Add to this the fact she is being pursued by some really bad guys. Who better to help than Jack, Deke, Luc and their wives?

Shayla Black does something in this book that I absolutely love to see in a series -- she includes the characters from the previous books to help Del with her dilemma. It's always awesome when an author remem
Heather Book Savvy Babe
Quickie Thoughts/Review:

I LOVE Tyler. I am declaring Tyler my new book boyfriend. Tyler is a big, protective male with a heart of gold. He was dealt some life-changing surprises, and has made his share of mistakes, but he mans up and sets out to take care of his own and make things right.

It took me awhile to really like Delany. I was irritated with her for her decisions and for keeping so many secrets from Tyler. However, she went through some very difficult times and the woman has mettle. I ca
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This was a reread for me or a listen. I loved this book it had a lot of action it had love and hot sex. Tyler Murphy was an LAPD detective, single and happy—until a near-fatal tragedy crippled his friend, fellow detective Eric Catalano. While Tyler supported Eric, he also became a shoulder for Eric's wife, Delaney, to lean on. But with one naughty suggestion from Eric, a drunken night with Delaney spilled into erotic abandon. Before it was over, Tyler saw his best friend's wife as a woman and ye ...more
Jun 16, 2012 D.C. rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

A friend’s duty.

Tyler Murphy was an LAPD detective, single and happy—until a near-fatal tragedy crippled his friend, fellow detective Eric Catalano. While he supported Eric, he also became a shoulder for Eric’s wife, Delaney, to cry on. But with one naughty suggestion from Eric, a drunken night with Delaney spilled into erotic abandon. Before it was over Tyler saw his best friend’s wife as a woman and yearned for more. When Eric struggled to deal with the aftermath, Delaney begged
Jan 08, 2013 Michelle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic book:) you can't go wrong with this series! (minus the jealousy issues I have with the other females in this series- I'm a little possessive personally, and have a hard time accepting the sharing and being around and even being friends with ex lovers, call me shallow or insecure, but there it is) Anyways, this was a great story. Not much "jealousy" issues in this book except Taylor banging strippers that Del never had to encounter or meet and I was glad of that. And Alyssa's presence w ...more
djdavis~*Sivad*Sex Pocket
4.5 out of 5 stars.
Another great book in one of my favorite series, Wicked Lovers! But then again I wouldn't expect anything less from Shayla Black.

This series never fails to deliver! It's got some of the steamiest sex scenes I've ever read, lots of action and mystery, the tug-and-war between our hero Tyler, and our heroine Del, and the whole HEA factor is a major plus (not too cheesy)!
It's hard to say which book is my favorite in the series but Decadent and Mine To Hold/b> are running ne
Aug 09, 2012 Jen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Isabelle, mischief maker, mistik, jennie
I have followed The "Wicked Lovers" series from the beginning and have been waiting for Tylers book for a long time. I wasn't disappointed, his book was a sizzling hot read!!! Wow, two whole chapters dedicated to the first time he and Del had sex! As the book continues, the sex just gets hotter and hotter! I highly recommend this book (and series) to anyone who likes a good story with hot hot sex. There is some light BDSM in this book but it is quite light and just sticks to some spanking and be ...more
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“Picture the rest of your life without Del and give me a one word description of it.”
“I can’t decide between bleak or pathetic,” Tyler admitted finally. “There you go.”
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