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Wicked Ties

(Wicked Lovers #1)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  27,794 ratings  ·  1,564 reviews
She didn’t know what she wanted until he made her beg for it...

Morgan O’Malley has seen a lot of kinky things as the hostess of a cable sex talk show. But she’s never met a man like Jack Cole before. A self-proclaimed dominant, he’s as alpha as a male can get–and good for Morgan to have around when an obsessed stalker ratchets up his attempts to get to her.

Though Jack is a
Paperback, 341 pages
Published January 2nd 2007 by Berkley Heat
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Mirjana **DTR - Down to Read**

***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
Emily May
Mar 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: erotica, 2011, romance

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
♥ Beth
Mar 02, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to ♥ Beth by: Rach~The Highlander luverrr
Shelves: favorites

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
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
Sep 19, 2012 rated it did not like it
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
Aly is so frigging bored

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 wa
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
I ♥ Bookie Nookie (
Apr 26, 2010 rated it really liked it
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
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
Feb 07, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Erotica and BDSM Fans
Shelves: z-2010, reviewed
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
Sep 04, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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
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-
Jul 02, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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.

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
Krishna Chaitanya
May 09, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
3.5 starts out of 5
If only I had read this before FSOG.
I have to admit I liked FSOG, the whole BDSM thing was new to me. This one is way better, it's whole another level.
The only problem was, 65% sex and 35% story.
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
Lady Heather
This story was ok... I found the characters 'reflecting' too much, reiterating what they were thinking ALL THE TIME 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! ...more
NhaughtyV says Damn the Zon Save the Reviews
Mar 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to NhaughtyV says Damn the Zon Save the Reviews by: deesreads Read
Wow...Jack Cole is soooo HAWT!!

"The memory of you in my'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
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 submis
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
I know its erotica and menage is perfectly normal for this gender, hence, I was feeling uncomfortable reading it because it was evident that Jack did not wanted to share Morgan with another man, although he did it himself in the past. But in this case Jack was emotionally involved and wanted Megan to keep to himself and I wish the author would choose that route..the book itself was hot enough to carry without the menage element..for me it took away something special between Jack and Megan..,I kn ...more
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
Dec 02, 2010 rated it did not like it
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
Denyse Bridger
Nov 09, 2011 rated it did not like it
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
Nov 10, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book is terrible. If I am going to read a romance-type book, I expect it to consist of about 75% plot/relationship issues and 25% romance. This book was the inverse of that. And what little plot there is, makes no sense. As for the romance, I actually skipped over a couple of chapters because it was BORING me. Do not recommend.
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
That's it. I can't take it anymore. Not only does the idiotic male lead constantly calls the stupid heroine "Cher," which is supposed to mean "Dear" in French, he is utterly incapable of understanding that no means no. Not continue, not "I don't know what I want."

I'm reading All the Rage at the moment and I just can't take this. The heroine had to tell him "no" and "stop" about a thousand times before he finally deigned to keep his cock on a leash. That's just not okay.
I won't expend on this be
Aug 29, 2017 rated it liked it
★3.5 Stars! Wicked Ties.
Aug 04, 2016 rated it did not like it
DNF! Too much suspension of disbelief required. Just a ludicrous amount. I am not going to tag this review with spoilers because, whilst it discusses the first chapter or so in detail, that doesn't really reveal much of the plot beyond the blurb, but gives an indication of just how preposterous Black's books are.

So the book starts with Morgan meeting Jack in a coffee shop where, ostensibly, her stalker has found her and starts wildly shooting at her. Jack and Morgan flee through many alleys and
Mar 25, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2010
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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.

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

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