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The Choice

(Doms of Her Life: Heavenly Rising #1)

4.34  ·  Rating details ·  722 ratings  ·  152 reviews
Heavenly Young doesn’t have time for romance. The innocent nursing student is struggling to care for her ailing father, keep a roof over their head, and start a new career. But fate decides to complicate her world even more by putting two very different men in her path and forcing her to make a choice that will change her life forever.

Dr. Ken Beckman—vascular surgeon by da
Paperback, 452 pages
Published March 27th 2018 by Dream Words, LLC
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Kim They are thinking three, but they thought that for Raine's story as well and it ended up being 4. The second is due to come out Oct 2019!…moreThey are thinking three, but they thought that for Raine's story as well and it ended up being 4. The second is due to come out Oct 2019!(less)

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“Will you really be lost without us both, angel?”

It feels like it’s been AGES since these three beautiful ladies got together to bring us something so incredibly SEXY and EMOTIONAL! I didn’t realize just how much I’ve missed this AMAZING writing collaboration until I immersed myself into Heavenly, Beck, and Seth’s journey. But Shayla, Jenna, and Isabella are BACK and once again, have given their fans EXACTLY what we want…incredible, unforgettable characters, a complicated, intense, and emoti
Sep 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: top-2019-reads
This is my second round reading this, and just like the first, it blew me away. Shayla, Jenna, and Isabelle are a force to be reckoned with. I love it when two of my favorite come together and write a series of books, so to have three of them? LOVE!

The Choice is a spin-off to the Doms Of Her Life series, and it Heavenly, Beck and Seth's story, and what a hell of a story it was. I went into this knowing that it would be brilliant. These authors are all favorites of mine. So I knew, but I didn't
Mar 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Where to start!! This is the first book in a new series by Shayla Black, Jenna Jacob and Isbella LaPearl. And while I won't spoil the story, there will be more than one book in this series, just like there was for "Doms of Her Life".
Heavenly is a young nursing student and Dominants Beck and Seth are both wanting her. She's young, naïve and doesn't know much about life because of her own life is very demanding. With a sick father to take care of and working jobs to pay for everything, she has no
April Symes
THE CHOICE by Shayla Black, Jenna Jacob & Isabella LaPearl is the first book in Doms of Her Life: Heavenly Rising Series. This is the steamy and intriguing story of Heavenly Young, Ken Beckman and Seth Cooper.
Heavenly is a young innocent nursing student who attracts Dominants Beck and Seth attention. They want her, completely. They find themselves fighting over her like two kids over a new toy but to these two men, she is more like cat nip. They want to play with her - tease her and please her.
Badass Bloggettes
Mar 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
I don’t know how these ladies can collaborate on such great stories. (I have difficulty collaborating with co-workers on simple presentations and documentation.) The Choice is the first book in Shayla Black, Jenna Jacob, Isabella LaPearl Doms of Her Life: Heavenly Rising series. Lately, I find that I’ve fallen into the cliffhanger book bin and I’m not unhappy about it at all.

Heavenly Young is a young volunteer who meets two dominants Dr. Ken Beckman and the hot private eye Seth Cooper. For a yo
Nadine Bookaholic
Shayla Black, Jenna Jacob, and Isabella LaPearl have really out done themselves with this story. Not only did it hook me on the very first page it pissed me off when I had to put it down to get a few hours of sleep, seriously that is how engrossed I was with Heavenly's story.

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I really liked how this one started out. You knew something was up with Heavenly and it would be bad, but I didn’t think it would end up as bad as it. She was trying so hard and yet it wasn’t enough. I was glad that Beck and Seth were able to step in and help without take over.

What frustrated me was we learned this very early on in the book, then for most of the book we were in flashback mode, learning how the three of these people met. At this point I didn’t really care, I wanted to get back t
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Mar 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Choices, choices, choices…

Heavenly is stuck between so many rocks and hard places I’m amazed she can function! But she does. She takes everything life throws at her and keeps moving one step forward at a time. Family obligations – and much love – means her career, her life, has more purpose than usual for a young woman starting her adult life, a new career. Throw in not one but two alpha males who want to help – and love – her, well… Overwhelmed doesn’t begin to cover it…

The characters are funn
Rosa Sharon (iScream Book Blog)
"Life had beaten her bloody for years."

Wow! Honestly, if I hadn't seen the cover I wouldn't have believed that this book was written by three different authors, it's totally seamless, flowing so smoothly that you get lost in the story immediately.

The story begins near the end, throwing me right in the middle of a dramatic scene that had my jaw dropping and my eyebrows raising. And then the authors took me back in time to fill in the blanks and flesh out the characters. I admit that it reall
Avid Reader
Mar 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Choice (Doms of Her Life: Heavenly Rising #1) by Shayla Black, Jenna Jacob, Isabella LaPearl
5 stars
M/F/M Romance (Slight BDSM)
Triggers: Bullying, attempted rape
I was given this book for an honest review by Wicked Reads.

Heavenly is a very young, naive woman who enthralls two different Doms.

She is a hard working, lovable woman who's first priority is her father. While he is sick with an auto-immune disease, she is able to befriend Beckman, a friendly surgeon who is immediately taken with Hea
Karen ♐
Wow! This book was so good! I loved it! Heavenly is a nursing student, working as a volunteer at the hospital where Ken Beckman is a surgeon. She meets Ken and Seth, a PI, at the hospital when she's helping care for Raine (from the previous Doms series). Heavenly is so innocent but Ken and Seth, who are both Doms, are each trying to win her for themselves. I loved how we got all the backstory on Heavenly and her dad and some of Ken's and Seth's. I'm sure there is much more to come. Yes, it was a ...more
Finally, I finished this book.
It’s been on my current read shelf for a long time.
The beginning was interesting but then it started getting boring.

This book is so way ahead of its time. At least for me it is.
The people in this book are very open minded. And I’m not talking about the menage. (I love menage.)
I’m sorry but I still live in a very traditional and conservative world and I’m so happy that I am. This over modern shiit is so not for me.
Or maybe it’s fiction.

So talking about the book —-
Marie Vasquez
Mar 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs-reviewed
Overall: 5/5
Naughty Factor: 4/5
POV: Multi/3rd person

She was euphoria, rapture—everything he hadn’t dared to dream possible. She was stripping his soul bare. She was stealing his f*cking heart.

Oh my! For one, the cliffy has me pulling my hair out. I don’t know how I’m going to make it so long until the next part of the story is released! Once I started, I couldn’t put it down and now I’m diving over that cliff in a free fall.

Heavenly, Beck and Seth’s Story is epic and emotional, funny and fr
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Shayla Black, Jenna Jacob and Isabella LaPearl had me totally engrossed in The Doms of Her Life: Heavenly Rising saga, from the first page straight through the cliffhanger where I threw my Kindle and cursed all three of them. They gave me wonderful, interesting totally opposite characters that I fell in love with right from the beginning and I didn't know if I should root for either of the male characters to win her heart or hope that they can both accept the other and let the love that she has
Tammy Lupia
Apr 02, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
boring plus a cliffhanger!!!!

I figured with these power house authors this should be a fantastic book but was really boring until it was just about to end then there is a massive cliffhanger and it will be a year or more before the next one? Oh hell no. Very disappointing and I'm sure I will completely forget about it before the next one rolls around.
Sheila Melo
Mar 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"It's going to get messy, emotional, and complicated. I hope you're ready for that."

FINAL DECISION: Hot, hot, hot. Just the beginning of the story between Beck, Seth and Heavenly, but definitely a great start. (Readers should be aware that this book ends on the cliffhanger, and there will be more books about this threesome).

THE STORY: Heavenly Young has a complicated life. She is a new nursing student, she is caring for her ill father and she is taking any job she can to make ends meet. Things b
Mary Mooney
Mar 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads, so here is my review.
Heavenly Young is a naïve young woman that knows nothing about love or being in love. with the way her mother left and her father being sick, she had to grow up really fast. She didn't get the chance to grow from a teenager to a young adult because she had to become her fathers caregiver. Now she is a volunteer at the hospital, taking internet classes to become a nurse and working a night job to help pa
Jenny Prose
Apr 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars!

If you are a fan of long stories, that dive deep into the characters and creates a world you can get lost in for several hundred pages, this book is it! These authors have always done an incredible job of weaving a story that draws the reader in, holds them, and doesn't let them go. I LOVED this story! The characters come off the pages, and I became so invested in their love story, that I was sad when the book ended leaving me waiting and wanting more. But alas I will have to wait till
The Reading Realtor Michelle Diomede
The Choice by Shayla Black, Jenna Jacob, Isabella Lapearl

I am voluntarily reviewing this arc.

I love Shayla Black and I love the Doms of Her Life series. I never read these other authors before but I love the book! I love Heavenly (great name). I love Beck. I liked Seth.
I don’t like “cheating”. I know that’s weird when you are talking about a BDSM book, and a book about menage. And technically, cheating didn’t occur, but it did. I almost couldn’t finish the book because of it. I love Heavenly an
Mar 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I truly loved this story!
The Choice is, indeed the premise and a very fitting title. You wouldn't know that this book is written by three different authors; it's so seamless.
Heavenly is a strong female character. One who hasn't had life easy but does the best she can without asking for help. She's naive, inexperienced and there's such beauty in her innocence. A fact that can't be denied, especially after she crosses paths with Seth and Beck.
The story is a slow buildup as Heavenly tries to figu
Mar 30, 2018 rated it it was ok
Beck has always been one of my favorite characters in the series, so of course I have been eagerly awaiting this book. Unfortunately, it was a huge disappointment. Unlike in Raine Falling, where I loved both Macen and Liam, I could not care less about Seth. I wasn't a fan of Seth at all when he appeared in Raine Falling and somehow he managed to be even more obnoxious, slimy, and painfully bland in The Choice. I found myself skimming all of Seth's scenes in irritation and boredom.

The whole stor
Aug 14, 2020 rated it it was ok
Messy, emotional, and un-necessarily complicated. You love them, they love the world and have adventures together. Wth is so complicated about that?!
Ugh...too many WTH moments...
I get being independent but come on! You'd rather (attempt to) sleep with your landlord for the rent than put your "pride" aside to ask for the money from 2 people that care about you?!
You would rather walk around showing your "virginal" goodies to a bunch of men every day than take help from 2 people that
Debbie Watson
Mar 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is amazing!!! Have tissues and ice water handy, you're gonna need both! Heavenly's life hasn't been easy, she's trying very hard to further her education and help her seriously ill father. In steps Beck and Seth who both want her. Will they decide to get along and share or will they drive her farther away? Can't wait for the next book! ...more
Maria Angie Mendoza
Mar 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Amazing! Steamy exciting and intense. The story of Heavenly Young, Ken Beekman and Seth Cooper is a “heavenly” triangulated situation full of sexual tension, mystery and intrigue.
The story flowed easily and flawlessly. The secrets, the build up, the!
Marie Vayer
Apr 21, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: amazon
When I first saw this book on amazon, I put it on my "Want to read" it sounded different and since I had enjoyed the previous series I couldn't wait....well so disappointed.... Neither man seem to be a real dom you don't read that either play in the club maybe visit and have a drink but thats it... The one Dom is a sadist - yet he only plays in the club one time and is willing to give it up for a virgin vanilla girl? This book really doesn't belong as a BDSM since there really isn't anything clo ...more
Geena Kenemore
Sep 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Sharon Kallenberger Marzola
A well written collaboration from three talented authors. Can't wait to see where they go with the next book. ...more
Kimber Hellmers
This is one of those unicorn writing teams that have fooled the universe into thinking there is more than one voice behind the story. Black/Jacobs/LaPearl are seamless in their ability to take what is (in my opinion) a very complex storyline and deliver what essentially played out as a movie in my mind as I was reading. Wonderfully edited, visually stimulating and verbally intoxicating. DOHL 1 will always be one of my all time favorite series, but this ‘sequel’ quickly got under my skin and had ...more
Lynn Brooks
Mar 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Enchantingly raw! A story of mix-matched lifestyles being forced to mesh together when matters of the heart become involved. If you read the earlier books in Raine's Doms of her Life series, you'll recognize Beck and Seth as good friends of Macen, Raine and Liam. They both played pivotal parts in that earlier story line and you'll already understand their lifestyle greatly from reading those. If you didn't, you'll still be able to pick up what's going on without much trouble, but I don't think I ...more
Ria Alexander  - Reading Is Our Satisfaction
The Virgin, The Doctor and The P.I. - oh what a CHOICE

How do you choose between men, both alike but so different in many ways. This is the dilemma facing Heavenly Young, student nurse, virgin and keeper of secrets and lies. Will she choose Dr Kenneth "Beck" Beckman or will it be the rugged P.I. Seth Cooper? she faces is not an easy one.

This was a wonderful way to start a new series. While reading I would never have guessed that it was written by three authors. The writing and the story line flo
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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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