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Wicked Ties (Wicked Lovers #1)

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3.98  ·  Rating Details  ·  22,961 Ratings  ·  1,258 Reviews
When a stalker ratchets up his attempts to get to her, cable sex talk show host Morgan O'Malley turns to Jack Cole-a self-pRoclaimed dominant- for help. Though Jack is a bodyguard, Morgan feels anything but safe in his presence. Because slowly and seductively, Jack is bringing her deepest fantasies to the surface. And when he bends her to his will, what's more shocking tha ...more
ebook, 352 pages
Published January 2nd 2007 by Berkley Books (first published January 2007)
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♥ Beth
Apr 05, 2010 ♥ Beth rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to ♥ Beth by: Rach~The Highlander luverrr
Shelves: favorites
WICKED TIES

DAAAAA-YUMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!! If you like your hero super sexy, smoldering hot, dirty talking and ready and determined to fulfill all your fantasies, you must read Wicked Ties!! Jack Cole is sex on a stick and he’ll have you squirming and panting from the beginning to the end of this amazing book!!! WOW!! Shayla Black does erotica justice!! This is definitely one damn HOTTT and steamy read, but it’s also a really great and well developed story with amazing characters! I literally coul
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UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish
When I started this book I figured it would be just another sexy read by Shayla Black. WOW! Was I ever wrong! Not about the “sexy read” part, but about the “just another” part of the “sexy read” comment.

Jack Cole is a bodyguard, an alpha male and self proclaimed Dominant. He’s given the opportunity to appear on a cable sex talk show and discuss his sexual proclivities with Morgan O’Malley, the skeptical host of the show. She’s not buying into the whole Dom/sub thing, and Jack's hints that she m
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Mirjana ***Let's Sound It Out - - - Mary-On-A***

***2.5 Stars***

Allow me to share my feelings on this book in one, concise gif.



That's it. That is basically what you'll be doing for a vast majority while reading...spinning in circles.

The heroine:
Wanting to be dominated is wrong. This feels so good.
My needs are abnormal. I've never felt such pleasure.
Stay away from me. I can't get enough of you.

Rinse and Repeat.



The hero:
I will get my revenge. I feel a connection with her.
I'll get her to admit her true self and break her. She's special.
I h
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Emily May
Jun 21, 2011 Emily May rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: erotica, romance, 2011

Warning: This book contains a whole lot of graphic sex, including but not limited to BDSM, menage and anal play. It is absolutely not for the faint of heart.

The most awful saddest part about this book is that every review I've read says the others in the series are nowhere near as good. It's such a shame because it definitely leaves you with the urge to run out and buy more books by Shayla Black, but I'm not going to force myself through the series and ruin where I've currently left off with th
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I ♥ Bookie Nookie (bookienookiereviews.blogspot.com)
Apr 28, 2010 I ♥ Bookie Nookie (bookienookiereviews.blogspot.com) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: those who enjoy BDSM Erotic Romance, M-F-M
I had heard so much hype about this book that I was a little disappointed with it. I enjoyed it, but I wasn't wowed. I think Jack's ultra dominance was a little much for me and I felt a little sorry for Morgan--I kept putting myself in her shoes and wanted to strangle Jack. That would have been my sexual fantasy ;-) I wish he had been a little more sensitive than hulking and scowling--but I guess that is pretty much the norm for these brooding dominant male we tend to love so much... When Deke w ...more
Katie
Sep 19, 2012 Katie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
I am having trouble finding the words to express how much I hated this book. I knew that this was basically supposed to be a sexy book and not great literature, but even by those standards, it failed. How could a book with this much sex manage to be so boring?

Morgan: I have never wanted to get out of a character's head this badly before. The constant, repetitive inner monologues about whether her relationship with Jack was a good idea or not and whether it made her a whore or whatever were *kil
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Aly is so frigging bored
2.3*

I wanna change Massachusetts with Romania, works here as well...

Wow... This was like a bad Z-movie, a bad porn, Z-movie(and I am claiming artistic license for any repetitions or pleonasm :D)! The hero is a bully who doesn't know what he wants and the heroine kept along with him... He's an a-hole to her, fu*ks up the D/s concept and send her supposed fiancé((view spoiler)) a sex video with them. After that he thinks she won't understand why he wants
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Shawna
5+ stars - Romantic Suspense/Erotica/BDSM/Ménage

YOWZA! It's difficult to adequately review this book because author Shayla Black successfully weaves so many elements into the story. Anyone who appreciates well written erotica, especially with aspects of BDSM (D/s) or Menage should read this book. Wicked Ties is highly rated and recommended by/for erotica fans for good reason. This book is scorching HOT! It's definitely one of my very favorite erotica novels. I loved it! Be sure to have a glass o
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Tracy
Apr 02, 2010 Tracy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Erotica and BDSM Fans
Wicked Ties has more heat than the fire from an erupting volcano. This erotic tale of Jack Cole, ex-Special Forces soldier and experienced dom, and Morgan O’Malley, TV show host who denies her submissive nature, brings new meaning to the word SEXY. As Jack encourages Morgan to embrace her fantasies, he pushes her to submit in ways that will probably make you want Jack to say “Good girl” to you too. With dominant/submissive dynamics, bondage and a ménage, be ready for some explicit (heart stoppin ...more
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
DAYUM!! Wicked Ties is probably one of the better BDSM books that I’ve read. No butt plugs in sight! It was scorching HOT, but still had a lot of heart in it too.

I don’t usually care for heroines in a lot of erotica romance novels, but I found that I really liked Morgan. She’s intelligent and industrious, but still vulnerable in her sexuality. I liked her reluctance to fold in Jack’s presence. It definitely made her submission in the end worth it. I was also terrified for the woman. Having a si
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Sharon
Oct 24, 2008 Sharon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: erotica-romance
Ooooooooh boy. This made me get more books by Shayla Black from the library because that woman can write one steamy sex scene. Not to mention a whole book full. Not to mention her hero is hot and sexy as all get out. This is one steamy book that deserves a rereading on a cold winter's night. The underlying mystery of stalking throws an interesting plot attention grabber.

Also, it introduces Deke, who is in her next book Decadent. I liked knowing a little bit about him in this book first before I
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Lenore
I'm not sure about this one...

It had all the characteristics of a classic romance novel with the added twist of the D/s relationship between the main characters and a dose of crime/thriller just to make things a little more interesting.

The sex scenes were scorching hot and I enjoyed them profusely, the BDSM elements believable and well rendered.

But I found myself wanting to skim through both characters' page-long internal dialogue and tormented thoughts, Morgan's constant "he-loves-me/he-loves-
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Heather
Oct 13, 2008 Heather rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Heather by: Who didn't??
Shelves: erotica, bdsm
This book is definitely in my top 5 favorite erotica novels. I LOVED it!

Im not going to review this book. I don't think I can do it justice ;D

Just know that I LOVED THIS BOOK. Everyone who likes erotica especially with a BDSM theme should read this book. HOT!

Read it. Now.

xoxo
Vallsykes
2.5 stars
Only one thing could stop me from liking Jack Cole and that is his petty attempt to get back at Brandon Ross, a good guy, as it turns out, (who is Jack almost stupidly seeks vengeance from) but hell...that is the main plot of the book, and though already a flimsy premise, it is weakened by a subplot of a stalker being after the heroine/damsel in distress, Morgan, and another subplot that just screams that this story is doing way too much.

Guessing the stalker was somewhat easy when narr
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Veronica~Nhaughty
Jun 17, 2011 Veronica~Nhaughty rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Veronica~Nhaughty by: deesreads Read
Wow...Jack Cole is soooo HAWT!!

"The memory of you in my arms...it's been keeping me hard all night. Watching you sleep was torture. I kept thinking about lying next to you on the bed, peeling your clothes away and devouring everything underneath. I want to get my hands on you, cher. My mouth on you. Get inside you, drive deep and sure. I want you to scream my name when you come." *SWOON*


LUV, LUV, LUV this book!!

Morgan is hiding out from a stalker and happens on Jack Cole, a super hunky body guar
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Elena R a.k.a. Lunies R
Wicked Ties is only intended for readers who like the sizzle and spice,sexual tension that rates off the richter scale. Why do I say this? Well I can not deny that this book contains light BDSM and a Ménage à trois scene that is wantonly wicked! Although there is more to the novel,I just had to throw in that small thought and give readers the heads up!

Morgan O’Malley, is the host of a cable talk show called ‘Turn Me On’. She gets an interview to do research for the show about dominance and subm
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Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Quick review:

Cover: Interesting
Rating: NC-17
Steaminess: HOT
Thumbs Up: 3.5
Overall: Had to stop rolling my eyes
Characters: Solid
Plot: A bunch of events tie together that cause chaos for the female lead
Page Turner: Sure
Series Cont.? Not Sure
Recommend: Yes
Book Boyfriend: Jack

SUMMARY (50 words or less)

Okay, the set up in the book had me rolling my eyes. There are just far too many coincidences that make the story unbelievable. Even though those are tied up in a messy bow towards the end, it w
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Lady Heather
This story was ok... I found the characters 'reflecting' too much, reiterating what they were thinking ALL THE TIME ..to the point where the story was getting boring for me. It took me a lot longer to finish this story than it normally would have, had the story had a better pace I would have gotten into it more. I loved Morgan and Jack together, and the whole idea of the stalker..but the writing was kinda lame for me. I so wanted to like this book!
Denyse Bridger
May 16, 2013 Denyse Bridger rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I tried hard to like this book, since I went out and bought the entire series as well as two others of a similar style - all at once to the tune of $200 - I've had to read it over time, and pick up other books in between because of the relentless repetitiveness of what's happening in this one. Potentially intriguing characters get lost amid scenes of very non-erotic sexual activity. All in all, if you like a lot of sex with little emotional investment, you'll love this book - I can't say series, ...more
Taryn at My Secret Romance
Every so often I need to scratch my itch and read a good erotic book. This was definitely for my itch. I like erotica but I don't read them that much and I've now figured out why....It's because there is barely a storyline. I get that erotic novels are mostly about sex, but is it that hard to have a storyline to go along with it?? This plot was too weak for me. It could have worked but I felt like it was lacking because of the heroines need to be dominated. It just took over the whole book. But, ...more
Cheryl
Ok... this book was a first for me. I have read some very erotic books before, but this one was in a whole different league! I was, up until reading this book, an Erotica virgin, but Wicked Ties has officially deflowered me. I feel like I have been rode hard and put up wet... 4 wicked stars!!

The story in this book is actually pretty good! Of course it is filled with all sorts of wicked knock your socks off sex, but it also contains a suspenseful plot... think Romantic Suspense on Ecstasy!! A sta
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Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
This review was posted at Under The Covers

Have you met Jack Cole yet? Heard about him at least? Well if you haven't you don't have any idea what you're missing out on. In fact, you should go buy this book right now because you HAVE to meet Jack! I may have a little crush on him.

Wicked Ties is the beginning of one of my favorite erotic series that has the perfect blend of romance, eroticism, amazing characters and suspense as well. Ms. Black will transport you to the swamps of Louisiana with the
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valee
Dec 11, 2013 valee rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gave-up-on
THIS IS NOT A GENRE FOR ME, lol. I really did try to like it as so many other paranormal romance fans seem to enjoy it, but I just can't get to appreciate them. I do like the hot scenes, but if there's just NOTHING more to read about I get bored and everything just turns more and more of the same.

This was by far the worst read I've found so far. I just couldn't find one little thing I liked. There was NO plot at all, just sex scene after sex scene and there was even nothing I could find "interes
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Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
80% price drop to $1.99 at Amazon US! 2/10/15
Delta
Oh, my gosh...Really???

Mildly spoilerish--discussing events of the first two chapters of nineteen.

Early in Wicked Ties, Morgan O'Malley, TV sex talk show hostess, is having her first face to face meeting with Master J, a respected local Dom who has a bodyguard company, at an outdoor café as a prelude to having him on her show. Even though she has a successful sex-themed talk show, Morgan is completely out of touch with her own desires and needs, and she doesn't know what Dominance and submissi
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DGS
Mar 03, 2011 DGS rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2011
HO-LEE-CRAP. This book was smoking hot. Dare I say - the hottest book I have ever read. But I will say this - the story is driven totally on the sexual aspect. Yes - there is a story there.....but it does take a back seat to the crazy, smoking hot sex scenes.

And a warning - this isn't your plain old vanilla sex. This is BDSM, threesomes, anal sex.....that kind of thing. So, if that isn't your cup of tea - I suggest you don't read this book. That being said - while those sorts of thing aren't par
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Unapologetic_Bookaholic
Sep 02, 2008 Unapologetic_Bookaholic rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of romantica, D/s, bondage
Recommended to Unapologetic_Bookaholic by: Laura Stamps, author
Pre-review***I am about 100 pages into the book. I am loving how Shayla Black writes. She definately, imho, knows how to create the delicious wicked thoughts of someone with dark fantasies they want to come to life and a man more than willing to make them submit. My only hang-up is believablity. The plot is second to great character development/chemistry BUT its annoying to have it keep popping up to ruin such an otherwise perfect romantica. The interaction between Jack and Morgan is all you'll ...more
Tracy74
Apr 05, 2010 Tracy74 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2010
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Alisha
Nov 04, 2010 Alisha rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rating: 3.5
note: erotica
Quick review: I enjoyed this book, I did. Somehow I put the thing down with 20% left and didn't pick it up for a month and a half, but really, I liked it. Jack, the male protag, is sizzling. He more than made up for some of the (at times) excessive waffling by leading lady Morgan. The love scenes were smoking, but I must admit, I wish the included stalker plot was a bit more fleshed out...especially in the last half. I really enjoyed the third act/climax, though by the t
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Sir
May 01, 2011 Sir rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I started this book I didn't think I was going to like it. It took Me four months to read it, and I could never seem to find a rhythm with this one. Until the end.

Now that I've finished it, I have to say this is one hell of a book. Her story is exciting and suspenseful with a GREAT twist at the end, her characters are all very real, thrown in to harsh situations and her sex scenes are incredibly hot.

I look forward to reading more of shayla's works in the near future.
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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 well over a million copies and been published in a dozen languages.

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