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The Choice

(Doms of Her Life: Heavenly Rising #1)

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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
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Paperback, 452 pages
Published March 27th 2018 by Dream Words, LLC
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Shayna
“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 emotion
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Rhonda
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
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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
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Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Mar 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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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
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Rosa Sharon (iScream Books 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 really
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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
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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
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.

Continue reading my review along with an excerpt here: https://nadineisobsessedwithbooks.blo...

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Naughty Mom Story Time
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 frus
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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
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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
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Kathleen R.
Mar 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing





One thing i've come to realize with the arrival of kindle app books is that they aren't as long as paperback novels - i remember when the minimum length for the average book was about 300 pages, and now it's standard to see books ranging between, on average, from 175-225 pages. Not that i'm complaining, because i'm not. What i've noticed that it allows so many authors to publish more often. So when i saw that The Choice by this trio was about twice the length of a paperback novel, i was mo
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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
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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
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Michelle
Apr 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
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
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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
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LisaMarie
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
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Darcy
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
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Clare Sparrowling
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
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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!
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 cliffhanger...oh...my...goodness!
Sharon Kallenberger Marzola
A well written collaboration from three talented authors. Can't wait to see where they go with the next book.
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 -  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 flow
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Shan ~ A ~
The Choice... An apt title for the contents of this book.

Heavenly finds herself the center of two dominant men's worlds, but unlike Hammer, Liam, and Raine relationship (now), these two men have no intention of sharing. So... she has a choice to make.

Hard, because she is in love with both men and like Hammer and Liam in the beginning they are more concerned with competing and besting each other than finding out what is actually best for Heavenly.

What I liked about this book is the fact that ev
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Sandra
Mar 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Choice... A MUST READ 😍

In The Choice we meet Heavenly, Seth and Beck.

Heavenly a nursing student who volunteers at the hospital, going to school for nursing, works part time jobs, takes care of her sickly father. She has some issues, she's a little broken
Seth cop turned PI from New York. Hes handsome and a dominant (fanning myself) who has a past. Something happened 8 years ago that made him not into relationships.
Beck aka Dr Kenneth Beckman. Hot and dominant (taking cold shower😉) he works a
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Tracy Ashley
Mar 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Choice is Heavenly Young’s story. She is a nursing student, whom we met when she helped take care of Raine. She is taking care of her sick father and trying to work and pay for rent, food and her father’s medications, which are costing more every time she goes to get them.

She meets Dr. Ken Beckman (Beck) a vascular surgeon at the hospital she is volunteering at for school credit. There is an instant attraction between them but Beck (whom is a Dom) feels she is too innocent for him. After a
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Sharon
Apr 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
This is one of my favorite series and if you haven't read it you should. Although this is technically the fourth book in the series, it can be read as a standalone. This is Heavenly, Beck and Seth’s story. It is one emotional ride from start to finish. Heavenly is a young woman with a lot on her plate. She is taking care of her ailing father, studying to be a nurse and working as a volunteer in the hospital. Beck is a highly skilled surgeon who upon seeing Heavenly for the first time, decides to ...more
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Shayla Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than sixty 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, muc
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