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Dual Desires

(Dueling Devils #1)

3.73  ·  Rating details ·  572 ratings  ·  57 reviews
The red, white , and blue rally used to be a high point for Ardy Larkin. The festival brought in enough money for the town to scrape by, and added a bit of excitement to the air. This year everything’s different. Her father made a deal he couldn’t back, and now her life is forfeit. Demanded as payment for their debt she finds herself attached to the biggest, baddest, membe ...more
Kindle Edition, 48 pages
Published May 28th 2014 by Inspired Ink
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★Codie Abibliophobic ★
I like the idea Ms. Colt had with this book. The angel and the demon balancing each other out, however the execution is just abysmal. We never truly get how the relationship developed between Ardy and Demon, it's just one minute she's terrified of him and the next they're in a physical relationship. There was no development of their relationship, but what's worse is that Ardy is sooo one-dimensional and there were some things off about her character. She has a brogue accent (fancy for Irish) alt ...more
Update worth the read.

I loved this series by Shula Colt, and was excited to see that she planned to update the book to make it longer and develop the characters more. I must say that she definitely filled in the story gaps and you can see how much she's grown as an author.
May 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is Ardy and Demon’s story. Romance develops between these two whilst Ardy is paying off her family’s debt to Demon. He is the leader of MC Club and he has 2 young children who need someone to love and care for them.

Enjoyable read I loved the couple! It is a short story!
**Elle**Bee**Double U**
**I voluntarily received an ARC of this book**

This is a short insta-love book.
Now I normally like insta-love books, but this one seemed to me like the execution of it fell short. We literally went from her being terrified of Demon, to her getting physical with him. There wasn't much build up for their relationship.

Although I will admit I enjoyed reading this book, I kinda hope we will get to see more, maybe see how the club handles their threat...
This book could be considered a complete one wi
The Book Junkie Reads . . .
This was short to the point. MC romance that was not suppose to happen. There was a bit of drama, action, sexy of course, and a connection between the two. Ardy wanted to get away for her small town where everything was the same. That day came when she least expected it. She became the nanny to the Dueling Devils MC president. She didn't expect more but that door opened and could not close. Demon had not intention of touching his live in nanny. Ardy's sweet nature and all around goodness appeale ...more
Mercedes Bleau
Jul 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
What an unexpected treat! A great story. I really liked both main characters. Demon is the prime example of the Anti-Hero while Ardy was sweetly feminine. This book was a well-rounded steamy-steamy Harley ride! I feel a fascination with motorcycle dudes coming on tout de suite. Dual Desires combines unique characters with an intriguing story line that kept this reader turning pages until it was done. I only wish it had been longer.
Feb 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
for an insta-love quickie shyla colt delivers with dual desires. there is a lot of suspension of disbelief on this one. but i wasn't mad and just went along for the ride of ardi and demon's hate to love. and it was just enough to make me want to read the others in the dueling devils series.
Jul 20, 2014 rated it it was ok
Meh. It felt a bit choppy and rushed. Also, I would have liked to have gotten to know more about Ardy's dreams and aspirations... Maybe see her do something for herself, that only made her happy.
This was a fun and not to mention, a quick read for a lazy post-holiday afternoon.

Giving this one: 3 solid stars
This is a new to me author but not my first IR MC themed story. It's part 1 of Holt's 'Dueling Devils' series and tells of Ardy Larking and Demon's (no idea of his real name) relationship. Because of the ending which was abrupt, not really HFN or HEA - like someone just stopped writing or chopped a longer story in two, I clicked on a few links and found out that Ardy and Demon story continue in book 2 - 'Payback'.

Ardy's and her siblings are from a caucasian Catholic father and an African-Americ
Jul 20, 2018 rated it liked it
I'm not even going to pretend like I didn't enjoy this. Sons of Anarchy was a religion and it's still one of my favorite tv shows ever . And honestly, this was just what I needed to help me through the grief I've had over my late mother's birthday.

That said, it could have been better. Editing wise, certainly; but character personalities also. Ardy really has no personality of her own outside of not knowing who she is or what she wants in life. I guess we were all like that at 23, but still. She
Oct 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Demons, Devils, Damn!!!

Loved this crazy pack of bikers!
Lefty, Hush, Hack and Spooky add
just the right loyalty, protection &
humor to paint a different view of MC
life. The dynamics between Ardy & Demon
create an exciting romance that surrounds
Rocket & Harley in a protective cocoon! The
President of an MC turns out to be a pretty amazing
Dad!! Harley& Rocket deserve a great mom ! Glad
it ends with a baby made from their unwavering Love!
Feb 19, 2018 rated it liked it
- the h (Ardy) her dad is Irish her mother is African American oldest with two younger sisters, hard-working for her family but never truly looking out for herself or her needs
-the H (Demon) President of MC real name is Jonah but only lets Ardy call him that once their relationship starts, has two cute babies: 4yrs old son Rocket and 3yrs old daughter Harley
- Baby mama Natasha (druggie/ trouble-maker)
-Drama with a smaller group/gang
Aug 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Looking forward to the 2nd book.

The story of Ardy and Jonah is a really good one with twists and turns until the end. I loved the supporting characters of whom Hush is my favorite, I can't wait to read his story. I do have one question though....... what in the drug blue skies happened to Natasha? Inquiring minds need to know.
Andrea Sliger
Aug 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good interracial romance

I liked this book. I would have done 5 stars, but there were alot misspelling and grammatical errors. I did enjoy the story, and I can't wait to read the next in the series.
Jordan Simmons
Oct 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good book

The book was really good. I liked it a lot. The only problem was the editing. There were some paragraphs heavy with mistakes. If they were edited, that would have just taken the book to another level.
Lovie D. Bey
May 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good MC book

I liked this story. Lots of action. Ardy's dad bit off way much more than he could chew. A few editing issues sometimes pushed me out of the story a couple of times so an editor would be helpful. Worth the money.
Mar 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Loved it
Sep 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Would read again

I like the whole concept and that she figure out what was right for her and the only trying I dislike is that there were some spelling errors
Nov 09, 2016 rated it liked it
This is one of my first ever Shyla Colt books and I have to say I was super excited to read this book whilst it may be short it packs a punch.

The red, white , and blue rally used to be a high point for Ardy Larkin. The festival had always brought in enough money for the town to get by, and it also added that extra bit of excitement to the air.

But this year is not the same..... everything is different. See Ardy,s father had made this deal which he just couldn’t back out of, and now Ardy life cou
Tracie Simister
Oct 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I gave this Book a rating of 4.5 ✩’s
Title: Dual Desires: A Red Hot and BOOM! Story)
Series: Dueling Devils Book 1
Genre: Romance, Holiday Fiction, Multicultural & Interracial Romance,90-Minute Romance Short Reads,
Author: Shyla Colt and Red Hot and Boom!
Format: E-book
Published on: May 28, 2014

I voluntarily reviewed a Courtesy Advanced Reader Copy of this book
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Lita Thomas
Jan 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Duel Desires (Dueling Devils, #1) by Shayla Colt is a cute novella about a young girl who in a nowhere town where not much happens and everyone knows everyone. The highlight of her life at her father’s bar is the red, white and blue rally but this year her father has made a deal with the devil and he has come to collect. Demon the president of the Dueling Devils MC has come to collect payment when he finds himself getting something other than money. Ardy’s father doesn’t have the money to pay ba ...more
Andrea Huseman
Sep 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing

I am so glad I have been introduced to this author and entertaining story. Very impressive 5 star novella. It does a really nice job of introduction into storyline and characters. I was immediately drawn into story. It is very interesting and unique. Lots of originality with this one. Writing style is smooth and allows for a quick read. I didn’t feel like the story was rushed. Just enough descriptive words and explanations were included. Characters were likeable. They were very well written and
Jun 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mrs Colt brought her A game with this short story. This story is about a hard nose, kiss butt, no nonsense Dueling Devil motocycle leader by the name of Demon who comes to collect on a debt that needs to be paid by the Larkin family. Ardy is the oldest daughter of the Larkin clan and she is the answer to the debt that her father owes. Demon is looking at this sweet naive Ardy as a answer to his prayers, not a bed buddy but a good woman who will loook out for his 2 small children and keep his hom ...more
Heather andrews
Jul 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Demon he you know takes awhile to thaw out, "good, I hate it when a woman takes forever. The kids are going to be driving with Danielle. So, you're coming with me." I liked his sweet side that Ardy brought out, "but you have to be sure. Because once I start, I won't stop until I'm satisfied and you've sampled everything I have to offer. It could take awhile." Not a lot of notes or highlights as it's only 48 pages, even though it was short it had a beginning, middle, and sort of an end. I wish th ...more
Quick, but entertaining read. I enjoyed the fact that this was an IR romance, since I rarely read and biker IR romances. Ardy and Demon were a cute couple. He is her first taste of freedom. Her father kept her under lock and key for so long, she jumped at the chance to become Demon's Nanny, even though she was way out of her comfort zone in the MC.

I would have liked to see more relationship building between Ardy and Demon and Ardy and Demon's kids. I would have also liked to see Ardy's relation
Oct 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: featured-books, star
I received a digital copy in exchange for an honest review.

I am impressed with how much I enjoyed Dual Desires because lately all the MC themed romances have been getting so played out that every book reads the same as the rest. However Shyla has done a great job creating something unique that doesn't read like the rest and its got something that I wish the author had really built on more because she did it so well. The characters were the type of people you really felt for. Its sexy, its sweet
Dee Archer
Dec 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Ardy agrees to leave home and be a nanny to two young children for a time in exchange for a debt her father owed to Demon and his MC. The story flows swiftly, has the excitement of rival clubs and the threats of a drug addicted mother. A lot of action and enjoyment in a short, short read. This story has all the endearing qualities of a full length novel. I  voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book. Five stars.
Mar 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
For a book this short, with so many characters, it was surprisingly good. My only 2 gripes is the name Demon. I just can't get down with a hero by that name. Second, is Ardy black or white? There no physical description of her. At one point she's described as Irish? I thought this was an IR romance?

I did find Ardy a bit irritating. Where's your back bone girl? The man has snatched you from your family!

This is the first book I've ready by this author and I will be reading her other work
Aug 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was my first book by Shyla and I must say she did not disappoint. I loved that this was a true biker story with a strong African American woman. Ardy and Demon were great together. I truly saw the steps thst got them together. The kids were adorable and you could understand how she could fall in love with them. Demon was funny and a no sense type of guy. loved it will be reading more from her.
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Dueling Devils (5 books)
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