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Hot in Handcuffs

(Sexy Capers #2.5)

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  3,182 ratings  ·  186 reviews
Allow yourself to imagine the man behind the dark sunglasses. Hear the purr of his zipper as he lowers it, then reaches for the shiny metal hanging from his black leather belt. It's futile to resist arrest. Give yourself up to the fantasy. Besides, he thinks you're so hot in handcuffs...

Arresting Desire - Shayla Black
FBI Agent Jon Bocelli never stopped wanting beautiful
Kindle Edition, 350 pages
Published July 3rd 2012 by Berkley
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Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
This review was posted at Under the Covers

Reason # 546 why you should buy this book: LOOK AT THAT COVER!!! I guarantee it will look really nice sitting on your nightstand or bookshelf. But seriously, this book is a MUST-BUY if you like your erotic romance scorching hot with a good dose of suspense. You can't go wrong when you put three incredibly talented authors together and let them run wild. And run wild they did!

Arresting Desire by Shayla Black
4 Stars
I'm coming late to the Sexy Capers party.
A nice set of novellas. Sometimes these anthology books come up a bit lacking but this was a pretty good bunch of stories.

Series Note:
All three of these novellas connect to series the authors' write. I think you can probably read them without having read the other books, though.

"Arresting Desire" by Shayla Black
A few years ago, FBI Agent Jon Bocelli met shy Lucia DiStefano while working on a case but kept himself from taking her because of her age and innocence. Now he must face her
Jun 16, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: for_review
Review posted: Happily Ever After - Reads

Arresting Desire by Shayla Black:

This one just didn’t do it for me. Lucia is a virgin who has been in love with Jon for two years. Jon, 10 years older than her, felt like he couldn’t act on their attraction 2 years ago because the age difference felt too large, however he doesn’t feel that way anymore when he learns that for her 25th birthday, she’s headed on an erotic vacation to lost her virginity. He sees red and can’t stand the thought of any other
Jul 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Thanks for the recommendation Kris

I only read On Fire by Sylvia Day and for a short story it ticked all the boxes of a lot of things I like in a HOT romantic suspense. The story kept me very interested all the way through. The chemistry between the hero and heroine was really good. There was some dirty talking between the two of them that was smoking and then the sex/love scenes were FLAMING HOT! Sylvia Day has just stepped up as the Queen of HOT scenes for me :-)

Amanda The Book Slayer
Overall Rating : 4.5 Stars

Recommendation : If you are looking for some quickies with plot twists and turns try this one on for size.

I have to say it. I just do. That cover is Sinful. I mean that man is sexy as hell and the pink handcuffs were a nice touch. Right off the bat I knew that this book was for me.

I have never read anything by Shayla Black or Sylvia Day. But Sylvia Day’s Bared to You is on my TBR List and is just awaiting funds. Sadly, funds always seem to get smaller when school starts
Nadine Bookaholic
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Jon and Lucia
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On Fire by Sylvia Day On Fire by Sylvia Day
Jared and Darcy
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Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
I have to fess up...

Originally I just bought this book for Sylvia Day's Shadow Stalkers novella. You just can't go wrong with her writing in my humble opinion. I'm like a moth to a flame with those stories.

It is very rare for me to pick up an anthology and like EVERY single novella inside. That's why I was so pleasantly surprised with this book.

Did Sylvia Day's novella live up to my expectations? ABSO-FLIPPIN-LUTELY! I loved it. It was steamy, it was suspenseful, and it allowed to connect with
Dec 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
i wish each of the stories could just have their own separate pages, otherwise it makes rating anthologies tricky. anyways, i gave this 4 stars because i liked shayla black's "arresting desire". i ignored the other 2 stories.
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Kimber's review posted on Guilty Pleasures

4.5 Stars

FBI Agent Jon Bocelli never stopped wanting beautiful professor Lucia DiStefano. She’s interested in taking her first lover, and he intends to be that man. When her past puts her life in danger, Jon risks everything to save her and prove this fling is forever.

KIMBER’S THOUGHTS: I’m a huge fan of this series so I couldn’t wait to read Lucia and Jon’s story. We got a little taste of them in Book 2, Strip Search,
Jun 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed, favorites
Review originally posted at Ramblings From This Chick

Hot In Handcuffs is a book comprised of three different novellas.

Arresting Desire by Shayla Black
Rating-5 Stars

Jon has been wanting Lucia ever since he met her two years ago, but he was working undercover at the time and she was too young and inexperienced. So Jon left without ever touching her. Now Jon is back and Lucia doesn't look so young anymore and Jon is bound to prove to Lucia that he does desire and want her.

Lucia always wanted her
Mar 10, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: library-lent, erotica
Ok, so the realisation of what erotica actually is, has just hit me. Why I didn't know that it is just plain porn with a bit of a back story thrown in, is a mystery. Can't say I'm a fan. The sex is all good and hot and stuff but it does nothing for me without a good action-packed, emotion evoking story, with strong built world's & characters, real attraction with reason. For now I'm going to stick with Paranormal Erotic Romance, which I am loving atm. Plain erotica, like a good porno does ...more
All of these stories are in series that the authors tend to write in these anthologies. For me the strongest story of these three was from Sylvia Day. I liked how the characters in it were instantly attracted to each other, made no bones about it, and very quickly did something about. From there things evolved more into a relationship around all the hot sex there were having. I guessed the bad guy pretty early on, but it was still fun to see if I was right.

Shayla Black's story was more sweet,
Jun 30, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: give-away
Arresting Desire by Shayla Black- 4 stars
I liked the story. It was interesting, but predictable. The romance between Jon and Lucia was steamy. I enjoyed this read.

On Fire by Sylvia Day- 5 stars
Wow, I guess I've forgotten how good a writer Sylvia Day is, because the chemistry between Darcy and Jared was so fricking hot. I like this author's style when writing sex scenes, those seem so real and colorful.
And I'd say it had an unpredictable ending, which was interesting.

Unwilling by Shiloh Walker- 2
I only really got through the first story. I got half way through the second story and would find myself zoning out and thinking random thoughts about everything. I usually don't do that except when I am reading text books for class assignments. Then to make things worst, when I am not reading it then I am not looking forward/dreading reading it again. I don't want to make myself finish this book. The first story was good. The second started off interesting but started to bore me.
Aug 04, 2012 rated it liked it
Two of the stories were pretty good, but one of them not so much. I am not big on romance suspense books, so someone that is might give this book a 4 star. I must say that Sylvia Day wowed me with her story! HOT!!! lol. She never disappoints me.
Sep 09, 2011 rated it really liked it
I really liked this book! I always enjoy anthologies and the stories in this one were hot! I also liked that they weren't too short. We really got to know the characters. The authors are all three among my favorites. Stellar book from three stellar writers! Great job!
Oct 22, 2011 rated it really liked it
I only read the Shayla Black entry so far and wished that it was longer.Loved the 2 prior books in this series.
Nov 26, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
2.5 stars.

Note: Rating is for Shiloh Walker's Unwilling novella only. Part of her FBI Psychics series.

Although we don't get much of the back story between Colby and Mica when they were still in FBI academy, I found it hard to like Mica since she quit and left Colby in the lurch because she wanted to hide her psychic abilities and joined the police instead.

Colby has recently left the Psychic FBI unit after almost getting Dez (heroine in the previous book) killed. But he was still willing to help
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Arresting Desire by Shayla Black

Two years ago, Jon Bocelli was working a case that ended with his brother framed for the death of Lucia’s DiStefano’s father. Jon’s brother was no angel, he knew that, but he also knew that he hadn’t killed Lucia’s father. Jon had more than noticed Lucia DiStefano back then, but she was very young and innocent and he just couldn’t bring himself to act on his feelings. Now back in town, investigating Lucia’s father’s death on his
Jun 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
Review originally posted here:

I love reading anthologies. I’m a big fan of finding new-to-me authors who I may have never read before, and while I’ve enjoyed stories by Black, Day and Walker before, I’m also a sucker for a hot guy with handcuffs. So when this book showed up on my doorstep, I snatched it up and tucked it away for a rainy day.

Arresting Desire
Jon was an undercover FBI agent for a mob family, and now that he is done with the case, he will do
Ashley F
Mar 30, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This review was posted at Tsuki’s Book Blog Sunday April 28, 2013.

I love reading anthologies when I'm stuck between books. Since they aren't long nor overly complicated, I can just jump in and not worry about whether I've read previous books in the series. Usually novellas stand on their own even if they are part of the series and this collection was no exception.

I recently read Shayla Black's Their Virgin Captive and I really enjoyed it. Sure it wasn't the best book out there but it had its
Dark Faerie Tales
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales

Quick & Dirty: This anthology delivers three smexy tales reminding us that handcuffs are more than for restaining the bad guys and resisting arrest never felt so good.

Excerpt: “Arresting Desire“, “On Fire“, “The Unwilling“

The Review:

This anthology is all about law enforcement and the “toys” they use. I must say that the author lineup is impressive. Each contributor is well known for their imagery in and out of the bedroom scenes. Though, in all
Lady Allison
Jul 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
Arresting Desire
Shayla Black

When FBI Agent Jon Bocelli went undercover in the mafia, he met and never forgot the beautiful Lucia DiStefano. When his brother ends up in jail and won’t talk to get out or save his life, Jon decides he has to come calling to his old “family” contacts to make sure his brother gets out alive. After spotting Lucia across the club, he decides that since she’s waited this long to save herself, he would be the one to finally deflower her. Aggressively. After much “
Oct 16, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Arresting Desire - Shayla Black Two years ago FBI Agent Jon Bocelli was working undercover within the DiStefano mob family. He had been very attracted to the youngest daughter but in the end thought she was to young and innocent and walked away. Now he is back because his brother is in jail for killing a judge and he needs Lucia DiStefano to get evidence he didnt do it. He also decides to finally give in and take Lucia and I have to say when he went all caveman it was damn sexy...

On Fire -
May 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Hard to rate a book with three stores from three different authors...

Arresting Desire by Shayla Black - 3 stars

This one started off quite slow and had a hard time getting into the story.
Jon Bocelli, FBI agent comes back to the town he did an undercover job in the mob. That's all over, and the mob boss is dead... his brother, a mob member, is in jail for a crime Jon is positive he did not commit. As soon as he arrives back, he sees Lucia .. the mob boss's youngest daughter... gorgeous, sexy,
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Jun 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: erotica
4 3/4 stars!
Shiloh Walker's "The Unwilling" is my favorite of this anthology. It reminds me of why I like this author's writing so much...the stark emotion, tortured heroes and reluctant yet unstinting bravery that they display. I love the psychic elements and the deep devotion that the characters have to each other despite all that has passed between them. This tale of a cop who reaches out to her former partner and his efforts to help her despite having been hiding from his own psychic
Lorena Rabelo
Feb 09, 2013 rated it liked it
It was an ok book. As this is an anthology and the three stories here are so very different in many aspects, I rated them separately.

“Arresting Desire”, by Shayla Black, 1 star. Not exactly my kind of characters and the mystery was poorly developed. Actually the whole story was poorly developed. The guy simply walks away on her with no reasonable explanation and then comes back two years later, claiming he was afraid he would have hurt her and blah blah and she buys that. Oh, please. And she's a
Three erotic suspenseful novellas by some really great authors.
Arresting Desire by Shayla Black
A sexy thriller with Jon Bocelli as a handsome FBI agent trying to obtain evidence that would exonerate his brother of a murder charge and Dr. Lucia DiStefano youngest daughter of a mafioso that has a huge crush on Bocelli. Lives up to Shayla Black's standards. A really great novella.
On Fire by Sylvia Day
All I can say is WOW! Sylvia Day hits the mark with this thriller. Darcy Michaels is our female
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