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Devoted to Pleasure

(Devoted Lovers #1)

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  796 ratings  ·  197 reviews
The first in an all-new sexy contemporary romance series from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shayla Black.


Bodyguard and former military man Cutter Bryant has always done his duty--no matter the cost. Now he's taking one last high-octane assignment before settling down in a new role that means sacrificing his chance at love. But he never exp
Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 352 pages
Published July 3rd 2018 by Berkley
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Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
Apr 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Drowning in her would be a singular pleasure that would be worth whatever the price—even his heart.

A dangerous secret, a deadly blackmailer, a bodyguard that's as dangerous to the heart as he is lethal, and a romance that's packed full of feels and sizzle all wrap seamlessly together in this brand new series from Shayla Black. If you've read her Wicked Lovers series, you'll definitely recognize quite a few characters in this one, and I'm thrilled to have this series carry them
Mindy Lou's Book Review
Jun 30, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018
Shealyn West is being blackmailed with a video that was taken without her knowledge. For reasons of her own, she doesn't want to investigate who is doing this to her. She just wants to pay them off in hopes that they will leave her alone once paid.

Cutter Bryant is hired to be a bodyguard for actress Shelly West. When he arrives, he is surprised the actress only hired him to protect her while dropping off blackmail money. Cutter tries to convince Shealyn that she needs to let him investigate or t
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❤️4 stars❤️

I was so excited to start reading Devoted Pleasure, so far I have loved all the books I read by Shayla Black.This is not an exception.I was hooked from the first pages.I find the story interesting and captivating.

Shayla Black delivers a great story full of suspense,mystery,drama and a passionate romance.The romance between Cutter and Shealyn was fantastic.Both characters were well developed and the chemistry between them was somethin
Explosive chemistry just can't be denied between Black's newest couple. Sexy and sweet all wrapped up in one great love story. I was left me wanting more.

Once again, Shayla Black tantalizes while engulfing the reader in one doozy of a love story.

I received this ARC copy of Devoted to Pleasure from Berkley Publishing Group. This is my honest and voluntary review. Devoted to Pleasure is set for publication July 3, 2018.

My Rating: 4 stars
Written by: Shayla Black
Series: A Devoted Lovers Novel (Book
Aug 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: net-galley
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DEVOTED TO PLEASURE (Devoted Lovers Book #1) by Shayla Black is a sexy contemporary romance with the added subplot of the hero being the bodyguard for the heroine. This is a page-turning start of a new series with as many twists and turns in the romance as in the suspense.

Shealyn West is the sexy, beautiful and down to earth co-star of a steamy nighttime TV drama. Her fame came quickly and it is not everything she wished for. To he
Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
Jul 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: didi-reviews

In Devoted to Pleasures a sexy starlet hires a hunky bodyguard to help her with a blackmailer, when the two meet sparks fly! Even with the undeniable chemistry these two can’t act upon their desires due to unselfish commitments they’ve made to others not to mention Cutter has never mixed business with pleasure. Shealyn and Cutter’s road to happiness is filled with searing hot passion, secrets, intrigue and a roller coaster ride of emotions, a definite must read for lovers of Romantic Suspense. M
Tasha Mahoney
I was completely invested in this book from the first page and became more engrossed by the minute. 

A fast paced romantic suspense that has it all sexy bodyguard, stunning starlet, danger, lies, adventure and did I mention sexy bodyguard.

My poor Kindle was virtually smoking with the action coming from the story and the rate that I turned the pages. 

Shayla Black delivered in every way with this book. Romance, suspense, tension, devoted to pleasure delivered it all. 

Thanks to Shayla Black, NetGall
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Devoted to Pleasure by Shayla Black is is the First book in the Devoted Lovers Series. This is the story of Cutter Bryant and Shealyn West.
Shealyn is being black mailed with a video that she didn't know was made. Shealyn just wants to pay the blackmailer and be done with it. When she hires Cutter to be protection as she delivers the money he quickly tells her that is not the right move to make.
There was a instant attraction between the two that made Cutter want to help protect her fully. They b
Ang (Sizzling Pages)
Jun 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
3.5 ~ 4 stars

A plot brimming with passion, explosive sexual chemistry, and angst, Devoted to Pleasure was an intense read. Shayla Black's new series, a spin-off of her Wicked Lovers, is certainly off to a good start. Shealyn and Cutter's fiery and suspense-filled romance captivated me from its slow-building beginnings and through each nail-biting twist.

Cutter Bryant, a former military officer, turned badass bodyguard, was a sexy and overly protective Alpha hero. A man who would do anything and
1-Click Addict Support Group
Jul 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Steamy romance mixed with mysterious danger…

This author knows how to weave a twisty story! The romance between Shealyn and Cutter heats up even as the secrets between them simmer in the background. Shealyn is in danger and Cutter is going to do everything he can to protect her, even if she wasn’t telling the whole truth…

This read was so, so good for many, many different reasons! The chemistry between Shealyn and Cutter was undeniable as the sparks flew hot and furious. Told from each other’s poi
BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
Sweet new series from Ms. Black dives into the world of romantic suspense. Shealyn West is an actress with not only a stalker of sorts but a blackmailer. She is the perfect patsy for a blackmailer because she refuses to confront them for fear of damaging her good girl next door image. As most readers know, a blackmailer is never satisfied with one payment. Luckily for Shealyn, she is recommended to hire a new bodyguard and he has different ideas about how to protect her. Specifically, Cutter Bry ...more
Jessica Morales-Lafaille
As I reread this I'm mad at Cutter. He could have just told her his problems from the beginning once they fell in love for eachother.

Thankful for receiving this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Shayla (the author) is beyond sweet. She dedicated this one to her Facebook book beauties. I am definitely one of them because I love all of her work. Plus who doesn't love Wine Wednesdays.

Those who love Wicked Lovers will definitely love this one. Especially since we see some of the
Jul 03, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: erotic
This one was okay. Heavy on the romance that develops super quick (insta-lust/love). The suspense didn't do a lot for me. Review to come ...more
Nadine Bookaholic
Jul 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shayla Black starts off this series with a one-two punch right in the solar-plexus, we are not only gifted with the hot and steamy insta-love story of Shealyn and Cutter but it is also filled with a ton of mystery and suspense.

Shealyn and Cutter weren't supposed to fall for one another, he was there to do a job then return his home in Louisiana and follow through with his commitments. He needed to find out who was blackmailing Shealyn and stop him/her before they leaked an extremely damaging vi
Janet Rodman
Jul 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Devoted To Pleasure
Shayla Black
Cutter Bryant has a dilemma, a friend, Brea Bell, who is like a sister to him becomes pregnant by another man. Cutter offers to marry her to save her reputation in their small town, she is the preacher’s daughter. This is merely a marriage of convenience, he loves her, but is not in love with her. Soon he is sent out to L.A. to guard Shealyn West, an actress on a popular TV show. She too is a small town girl and needs a bodyguard because someone is blackmailing her
Rosa Sharon (iScream Book Blog)
"No one can undo me like you."

I was so excited to get my hands on Devoted to Pleasure which is the first book in the new Devoted Lovers series by one of my favorite authors, Shayla Black. I've not ever been disappointed by any of her books, so I knew before turning the first page that it was gonna be good, but it was even better.

The author did a number on me by letting me in on a secret from the very beginning of the story. And once it was in my head, it stayed there, niggling in
Jul 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
For a man who thrives on control and has chosen duty and honor over any kind of personal life for much of his life and career, bodyguard and former military man, Cutter Bryant, finds himself in a rather precarious position with his newest client, hollywood starlet, Shealyn West, because their attraction is not something they anticipated and when lines blur and pleasure consumes them, it’s unclear if they’ll come out of this assignment with their hearts or even their lives.

Cutter is one heck of
Bookgasms Book Blog
Jun 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ratula, missy
I have been a big fan of Shayla Black's sexy stories and was so excited to jump into an all new spinoff series by her. I thought Cutter and Shealyn's story was great. It was sweet and sexy with a dose of suspense that kept me glued to my seat. I could not get enough!

When movie star Shealyn is being blackmailed she is in need of protection and safety - enter Cutter, a sexy, aloha bodyguard with a heart of gold. I thought this story was sweet and Shealyn provided the sass to Cutter's alpha protect
“Kiss me. When you do, everything else falls away for me and there’s only you.”

Shayla Black is back with a sexy and passionate contemporary romance series and you are going to fall head over heels for these characters! DEVOTED TO PLEASURE, book one in her Devoted Lovers Series, gives off a definite Wicked Lovers (another Shayla Black series) vibe and I’m absolutely LOVING IT! It had me all nostalgic because the Wicked Lovers series is one of my all time favorite series and I have a feeling t
Apr 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018, review-books
Devoted to Pleasure is the first book in the exciting new Devoted Series and follows the story of Cutter and Shealyn. Cutter is a former military man turned bodyguard who will do whatever it takes to get the job done. He has one last assignment before beginning a new role. The one thing he never saw coming was Shealyn. Shealyn had a quick rise to fame, but with fame, danger sometimes follows. When she starts getting blackmailed, she hires Cutter to keep her safe. The chemistry between Cutter and ...more
Jun 08, 2018 rated it liked it
I've read my fair share of Shayla Black books and I'm VERY sad to say that this one just didn't do it for me. I tried. I REALLY tired to fall for these characters, for the story, but there was just "something" that kept me distant. And I still can't pin point it. (sigh)

Cutter is former military, now working security. He's a small town "hero" and has a problem with always wanting to help those in need. Probably why the security thing works for him. But it's messing with his personal life. Why? Be
Riding  Reviewer
May 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-direct, netgalley
Rating 4.5 Stars.

I’ve heard of Shayla Black for ages but somehow I never read any of her books. When Devoted to Pleasure (Devoted Lovers #1) was offered for review I figured it was time and I’m glad I took it.

Cutter is such a good guy. Sexy as all get out, alpha to the max and yet downright likable. Shealyn is so far from what you’d expect of a television star. She’s sweet and likable but fame has added to her natural guardedness. She’s reluctant to share too much even with the man she’s hired t
Nadine Bookaholic
Shayla Black starts off this series with a one-two punch right in the solar-plexus, we are not only gifted with the hot and steamy insta-love story of Shealyn and Cutter but it is also filled with a ton of mystery and suspense.

The attraction was instant although they both tried to fight it, but with chemistry as strong as theirs fighting it was a futile attempt to prolong the inevitable. What would you do for love? Would you leave your career behind and move to be with the person you loved? Woul
Angie Elle
ARC from the publisher

DNF @ 8%, so no rating.

This was my first Shayla Black, and unfortunately it was a miss for me. The hero proved himself to be a huge ass in the first chapter in a way I was sure I wouldn't be able to get over. I thought it was unfair to abandon the book after just his POV, so I read the next chapter from the heroine's POV, and it felt so formulaic to me. I'm just going to say - I think there are going to be a lot of people who love this book and find the heroes behavior ende
Elley Murray
Rating: 3.5 stars (rounded up to 4)

I have to start off with the disclaimer that romantic suspense isn't really my jam. If it were, this would probably have been a 4 or 4.5 star read for me; however, I mostly read romantic comedies and this book was a little too much dramaaaa and not enough sass for me. Again, part of that is because this is a genre outside of my norm, so if romantic suspense is your jam, this book will probably be right up your alley.

I love that Cutter and Shealyn are both from
Avid Reader
Jun 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Devoted to Pleasure (Devoted Lovers #1) by Shayla Black
4 stars
M/F Romance with some thrills
Triggers: murder, stalking
I was given this book for an honest review by Wicked Reads.

This is a great start to a new series. It has the makings of a great series with all of the hints at secondary characters.

Cutter is a great guy - he is too good to be true, in all honesty. I wish that he had some flaws throughout, since he was so "perfect", it was hard to believe his character or to even really relate. He
Jun 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: wicked
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.

The characters in this book are well defined and each are seeking some form of redemption. In Sheayn's cases it takes the form of striving to be perfect and not causing her family members heartache. For Cutter it's to right a wrong, to be better than he was to let no one get hurt in his watch ever again

Shealyn is being blackmailed and just wants to pay the money with no one being the wiser. When the drop goes south she real
Paige Turner
Jun 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 Stars

Devoted to Pleasure is a good suspense filled romance novel.

Shaelyn wasn't prepared to deal with her stalker let alone her new sexy bodyguard. The pair had immediate chemistry from the beginning to the end.

It did get a little repetitive in the middle, a bit dragging, but the author picks it up with a fast paced and shocking ending.
Badass Bloggettes
Jul 08, 2018 rated it really liked it

Devoted to Pleasure is the latest book by Shayla Black. Devoted to Pleasure is the first book in a new Devoted series. Let me say I’m hooked.

Cutter Bryant is the super-sweet, super-hot, security / former military hero working for EM Security. He made an initial appearance in Holding on Tighter from the Wicked Lovers series. He is assigned to guard Shealyn West a Hollywood starlet. Cutter is at a point in his life that he feels obligated to help a friend that will change his
Jul 03, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
Sometimes fame has its privileges. Other times, the cost of fame threatens to consume you. For Shealyn West – fame has taken her on a road that many envy. It’s lonely at the top…something few realize. Appearances are everything in this cut throat business that envelopes Hollywood. The pressure to appease the public a constant thought for every actor.

Fueling tabloid fodder for the growth of your current project is nothing new for Shealyn. The actress knows all about ‘pretending’ for appearances.
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Shayla Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of nearly eighty 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.

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