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Wicked to Love

(Wicked Lovers #5.5)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  4,127 ratings  ·  178 reviews
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, Amberlin E
ebook, 54 pages
Published November 1st 2011 (first published October 27th 2011)
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UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

Wicked to Love is book 5.5 in the Wicked Lovers series, and while I was glad to get Brandon Ross’s story, I sure wish it had been longer. To be honest, as I was beginning Wicked to Love I couldn’t quite remember who Brandon was, so in case you’re scratching your head and wondering the same, I’ll fill you in.

We first met Brandon in Wicked Ties. He’s Morgan’s stepbrother and the bastard guy who had slept with Jack Cole’s wife. Well, Jack wanted revenge so he planned to seduce Morgan, who he thou
Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
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Shayla is at it again! As part of the Wicked Reads series, which features the Wicked Writers in all sorts of short novellas, Ms. Black is treating us with a novella from her Wicked Lovers series.

Remember Brandon from book 1? He is Morgan's brother. Also, better known as Jack Cole's good friend who basically thought he was in love with Jack's wife until, after betraying his best friend for a woman, she left him too. He's been heartbroken for years, think
Jan 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
4 Stars. It wasn't very long, I knew that going in, but what there was was intense. The pervert in me just loves the way Shayla Black writes sex scenes in her books/stories. They stories aren't just written around the next sex scene, there is always substance, However, I love me a good bit of lovin', and while there may be some that are as good in delivering both there are none better.

Brandon was never going to get his own full on book, he's vanilla, knew this from Wicked Ties. I enjoyed this sh
Cyn Mistress Kitty
What a disappointment. I was really looking forward to Brandon's story and this fell flat. The story was way too short and I really didn't get any relationship between Em and Brandon other than he didn't want to lose her as a secretary and he liked the sex. The story was basically just about their sex but nothing else. The teaser about Kayla was just a big zero.
This was really a nothing story and could have been so much more. : ((
Feb 04, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: shayla-black
Nice office sex between secretary and boss with Emberlin and Brandon. Brandon who is Morgan's half brother and the one who had the affair with Jack's wife Kayla. A little different since there is no BDSM or menage in this one. Just two people getting together and finding love that was right under their noses all along.
Jun 16, 2014 rated it it was ok
Me alegro de que Brandom por fin encuentre a alguien después de Kayla..No ha estado mal pero me hubiera gustado que empezara de otra manera.
Geri Reads
Nov 26, 2013 rated it liked it
Hot but too short...
Jun 11, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This didn't have any development. She quits and all of sudden, he realizes he can't lose her, they have sex, the end. I think the woman barely said two words.
This is a short story that is run of the mill. Not bad.
Nov 15, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm so confused on what i just read.  It wasn't even substantial enough for me to get to the point, literally like 2 chapters worth maybe?  We have Brandon who is friends with Jack Cole, a guy that we know and love from other books, and his secretary Em.  We have a really short and fluffy story between these two. 

Em has resigned from working for him because she think that he's still pining for Kayla - an ex flame of sorts, and her own feelings are clouding everything.  Too bad Brandon has other
Apr 27, 2011 rated it it was ok
For some reason I don't remember who Brandon is or his connection to Jack, even after it was mentioned a couple of times. I think that might be part of why I didn't care for this one all that much. I also had a hard time buying into the couple. I find it odd that it took one woman to push Emmy over the edge to do something about Brandon. Found it even odder that she thought he was with this other woman, yet when sex popped up she was going to take what she could get. Then when interrupted and gi ...more
Dec 17, 2012 rated it it was ok

This is definitely the weakest link in the Wicked Lovers series. There was not real plot. Not much tension.
Brandon was attracted to Amberlin upon their first meeting but decided to only think of her in professional terms. She also felt an attraction. Three years later she realized that there wasn't ever going to be a romance between them so she quit her job without giving Brandon an explanation. He went after her to find out why she quit, he manhandled and bullied her in her apart
Aղցela W.
Oct 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 100-or-less, bdsm, erotica
This was a short quick read. Brandon Ross who is the half brother of Morgan from book one of this series and Jack Coles former friend who sleep with his wife. Brandon reined in his desire to serve his community for years after a former friend Jack blackmailed him for desiring his wife. Years later, he's still haunted by Kayla. Emberlin Evans has wanted Brandon for years and after he gets a call from Kayla he is ready to move on. This short quick read was well written like all of the books in thi ...more
Tiffany Shaw
May 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
I can honestly say It took me a while to read the novellas and I regret that sooooooo much. Closing the gaps in the wicked series is so much fun. Reading about Brandon and Emberlin was so much fun. I loved the almost instant recognition that he was missing something significant with her. Their passion burned bright and fast. And
I loved every second of it. I adore this series. I hope it continues forever.
Jul 07, 2011 rated it really liked it
Good to see Brandon back from book one. Good story but to short I would have loved to see more of them building their relationship. Maybe we can see more of them in Tyler's upcoming book. I love how this author always ties in previous characters and finds great ways to introduce new ones to build the series further. She is one of my favorite authors for the hot and sexy genre.
Angela Carr (Under the Covers Book Blog)
3.5 Stars
My first Black and enjoyed it very much!
This book is sizziling but the story was too short for me. I would like to have heard more about the characters.
I will definitely venture to Ms. Black's other books as they say...once you go that was bad..

Wickedd Ties here I come.
Moon Love
Dec 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Is there anything as satisfying finding surprise attraction and chemistry? I really liked this story about finding out unrequited passion and love was in fact returned. I loved the fact that they had worked together for years even more.
Wendy-Book Lovers 4Ever
Nov 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
Too short, even a few more chapter would've been nice
Michelle (Undeniably Book Nerdy)
If it was longer, I would've given it a higher rating. It's okay. Not worth the $2.99 I paid for it because it was so short.
Spoiler Whore-Momoa
Oct 07, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: shayla-black
I wanted Brandons story for awhile now. It was alright, just wished it could have been a full book.
Lilly Vizcaino
Sep 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
wish it was longer :-(
Oct 27, 2011 rated it really liked it
I liked that this novella was short and sweet! A quick read without a lot of danger and plot twists.
Aug 05, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: shayla-black
Ni fú ni fa. Es cortísimo y totalmente inecesario
Jamie Campbell
Jun 08, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: adult-erotica
This was not one of Shayla Black's best books, it could have been a whole lot better, I wish it was longer and had more to the story.
Nov 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemp, mf
Hot, steamy short story about Branden and Emberlin. Brandon is the brother in law of Jack Cole from the first Wicked book, Wicked Ties.
Kelly at
Sep 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Loved this story...
Nov 18, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2008
So I get it's a novella but honestly it was more like a vignette. I read some of the reviews and when they say short they aren't fucking kidding.
It's essentially one sex scene. It's hot but it sure as hell isn't worth $2.99.

I also think - you go along with it being part of a series, but if you picked it up on it's own not only would you definitely feel cheated, but that there's no development of relationship. Sure, they worked together for two years, but that was a business relationship, MAYBE b
Jan 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great quickie. Author got straight into this story with Em having resigned from her job as Brandon's personal assistant/secretary. Em has been in love with Brandon since meeting him 3 years ago but never acted on it because he was in love with someone from his past. When his past walks into the office and they leave together Em has had all she can endure and resigns. Brandon follows her home so they can hash it out and boy do they hash it out.....HEA follows some hot scenes.
Jun 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Three and a half stars.

Short and sweet--Brandon Ross's personal assistant, Emberlin Evans, has finally reached her breaking point and tendered her resignation. When Brandon heads to her place to make sure he doesn't lose the best help he's ever had, he finds that her professional exterior has hidden depths that she's kept buried for years. They both win, so to speak :)
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Shayla Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than sixty novels. For twenty years, she’s written contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical romances via traditional, independent, foreign, and audio publishers. Her books have sold millions of copies and been published in a dozen languages.

Raised an only child, Shayla occupied herself with lots of daydreaming, muc

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