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Devoted to Love

(Devoted Lovers #2)

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4.36  ·  Rating details ·  170 ratings  ·  96 reviews
He was sent to guard her body… he didn’t expect her to steal his heart.

Her sister’s wedding was hardly the place to find a hook up, but after one look at friend-of-the-groom and special operative Josiah Grant, small-town Texas beauty Magnolia West immediately fell in lust. After a stunningly sensual night together, Maggie is prepared for the two of them to go their separat
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Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 336 pages
Published July 2nd 2019 by Berkley
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Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
🔥5 hot stars🔥

I loved it so much, it was super hot,passionate and sensual!I loved how the characters met in the wedding and I liked that they were flirty with each other! I was hooked and I couldn’t put it down because I simply loved Josiah and Maggie!

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I couldn’t get enough of these two they were so hot together!Whenever these two were together it was like an explosion! They are my new top favorite couple and I wish we had more of them!

This goes to my favorite books, I love Shayla’s books but fo
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Mindy Lou's Book Review
Jun 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Devoted to Love is a standalone book in the Devoted Lovers series. First two books in the series focus on the guys at the EM Security company.

First book is focused on Cutter Bryant and actress, Shealyn West. Book 2 is Josiah Grant and Magnolia West's story. Maggie is Shealyns sister. The book starts out right with Maggie and Josiah meeting at her sisters wedding to Cutter.

As the wedding is located at Maggie and Shealyns grandparents farm, The guys of EM Security learn of the Enlightenment Field
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Chris  C - A Midlife Wife
Good story with a suspenseful ending.
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When I looked up the list of books by the author I was surprised at how many books she has written. I need to grab a few more as I really enjoy her writing.

This upcoming book has a great mixture of romance and suspense going on to keep the interest level high. The author gave us some great characters that were not perfect by any means. In fact, Maggie had some issues that prevented her from being a character I enjoyed as much as
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TheSassNerdBlog
Jun 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shayla Black is a TOP favorite author of mine. She has been for some time now... You really can't go wrong with any of her books. To me, they hold just about everything that a romance should, and then some and Devoted to Love was no different. It held suspense, thrill, hot as hell steamy scenes, and a blinded love story that I could not get enough of. Ms. Black weaves her words together and creates and masters everything she writes and with each book of hers she proves to me she can write just a ...more
Rosa Sharon (iScream Books Blog)
"The truth was, everything about him flipped her switch. Even when she didn't want to want him, she did."

Josiah had no idea that his wedding hookup would turn into an assignment. He knew that it was frowned upon to mix business with pleasure with the woman he was protecting, but "The lust bug had bitten him hard." She knew exactly how to push his buttons and she did it well.

Maggie is a pistol and she gave Josiah a run for his money. Watching her wind him up was very entertaining. And seeing
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Avid Reader
Jun 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Devoted to Love (Devoted Lovers #2) by Shayla Black
4.5 stars
M/F Romance
Triggers: Cult thinking, Murder, Kidnapping
I was given this book for an honest review by Wicked Reads.

Magnolia (Maggie) and Josiah are an unlikely couple. Maggie has been raised by her grandparents and loves living on the ranch with them. With her famous sister now married, Maggie knows that life will go back to being the same and different, all at once. With a relationship with her own mom that’s strained, even though Maggie
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Nadine Bookaholic
I absolutely love when I get sucked into a story and it doesn't let go until the very last word, and that is exactly what happened with this book.

This book had everything from two likable characters, a whole lot of suspense, some crazy AF people to keep things interesting, the I'm supposed to protect you not fall for you drama, to a whole bunch of sexy time in and out of the bed!

There is no question as to why Shayla Black is one of my absolute FAVORITE authors. When I start one of her books I ha
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Erin Lewis
Jun 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 Star reviews of Devoted To Love (Devoted Lovers #2) by Shayla Black

I fell hard and fast for special operative and bodyguard Josiah Grant; he ticked all the boxes for me and I found him to be totally swoon worthy.
Magnolia West has made mistakes in the past and hooking up at her sister’s wedding isn’t really the best idea, but when she meets Josiah, she cannot help herself, after all it’s only for the night. What's the worst that could happen?.
The chemistry between Josiah and Maggie is of the
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Eva Millien
Jun 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Her sister’s wedding is hardly the place to find a hook up, but after a stunningly sensual night together, Magnolia West is prepared for them to go their separate ways. He isn’t looking for love, but Maggie rouses Josiah Grant’s body and stirs his heart. A smart man would steer clear, but the murder quotient in Kendall County is rising and all signs point to a mysterious group who have been harassing Maggie’s family, so he can’t leave her unprotected.

Following these two strong, vivid characters
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Melanie Marnell
Jul 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Devoted to Love is sensuous, seductive, exciting with a good measure of action tossed in. All things that Shayla Black excels in. She spins yet another powerful tale filled with intrigue, suspense, danger and romance. Josiah and Maggie are so explosive together that I thought my tablet might catch fire. Whew!! Outstanding characters, equally excellent storyline with some familiar Wicked Lovers characters and a couple of new faces thrown in...it doesn't get any better than that.
Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
Jun 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Josiah Grant doesn't do love or relationships, he traveled down that path once and he still feels the burn from it every once in a while... and it's not something he wants to try a second time. But after a chance meeting at a clients wedding he begins to rethink his stance on relationships, the moment Maggie wanders into his view, he is completely taken with her and her feisty attitude. But she too has her hang-ups about love, and swears she just wasn't cut out for it...

But when danger strikes
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Sissy's Romance Book Review
Devoted to Love by Shayla Black is book Two in the Devoted Lovers Series. This is the story of Magnolia West and Josiah Grant. I have read (and Loved!) the previous book and you do see where Magnolia and Josiah meet at the end of that book, but I feel you can make this a standalone book if you wish to do so.
Magnolia and Josiah hook up at the wedding both thinking a quick hot encounter but it ends up being more. Magnolia's grandparents and near by other farmers are having some trouble from a gro
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Jessica Alcazar
I’m a sucker for the whole bodyguard trope in romance fiction. Pretty sure it’s the breaking of the rules and its prohibited nature LOL It makes the story sexy for me and Devoted to Love did not disappoint!

Maggie and Josiah were quite the match. They sparked in all the right ways. It was both entertaining and sexy to read them. The mysterious/suspenseful/captivating group causing all kinds of havoc for Maggie and her family was written perfectly. The story was equal parts exciting on that front
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Renee Entress
Jul 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 star

I was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, twists & turns, steam, suspense, and heartbreak.

If you have not read the below I would recommend reading those books(s) first
Devoted to Pleasure (Devoted Lovers #1)
Devoted to Wicked (Devoted Lovers #2)

This is Maggie and Josiah’s story. Maggie and Josiah meet and have one night and she thought she could walk away after that. But when danger comes calling Josiah is there to help. Neither are looking for love but what happens when
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Kari Hansen
Jul 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
While attending her sister’s wedding Magnolia was not expecting her attraction to Josiah, a friend of the groom’s, or that they would enjoy a steamy wedding night even if they weren’t the bride and groom. They both have their reasons, but neither of them was looking for anything more than one night until suspicious activity in town has Josiah investigating what is going on.

Magnolia’s grandparents are being pressured into selling their land and they aren’t the only ones. Josiah is determined to f
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Bethani Carter
Jul 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Devoted to love is the second book in the devoted lovers series. This is Josiah and Magnolia’s story. Maggie and Josiah meet at Maggie’s sisters wedding. Both thought that after their wedding hook up Josiah would walk away and return to his real life, but when Maggie and her ranch is in danger Josiah stays around to offer his protection. Protecting people is his job and he knows where to draw the line, except with Maggie, everything about her makes him want to break all the rules. Will these two ...more
Mary
Jun 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: wicked
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.

I have to say this is one of the better books I've read in a while. The story was well thought out, and the characters had chemistry.

It's not every day that we come across a female lead that owns her sexuality. Maggie doesn't shy away from what she believes will be a one night stand, or the fact that she cheated on her ex- fiancee'. Granted, it appears that she and ex weren't exactly in love, but still. She owns her decisio
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Happily Mary After
Jun 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-july
Shayla Black is one of the best writers of romantic suspense, and Devoted to Love is another seriously sexy, thrilling, edge-of-your-seat love story. Maggie and Josiah have scorching-hot chemistry from the moment their eyes meet, and they agree to a no-strings one-night stand. Both are surprised by the emotional connection they feel during their passionate interlude, and, luckily, they get to further explore this when Josiah, who is in private security, stays in town in order to determine who is ...more
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Avid Reader – ☆☆☆☆☆
4.5 stars
M/F Romance

Magnolia (Maggie) and Josiah are an unlikely couple. Maggie has been raised by her grandparents and loves living on the ranch with them. With her famous sister now married, Maggie knows that life will go back to being the same and different, all at once. With a relationship with her own mom that’s strained, even though Maggie knows that her mom is trying intellectu
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Sandy S
Jul 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Release Date: July 2, 2019

4 stars

He was sent to guard her body… he didn’t expect her to steal his heart.

Her sister’s wedding was hardly the place to find a hook up, but after one look at friend-of-the-groom and special operative Josiah Grant, small-town Texas beauty Magnolia West immediately fell in lust. After a stunningly sensual night together, Maggie is prepared for the two of them to go their separate ways. After all, she’s not a happily-ever-after kind of girl. But Josiah—and danger—chang
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Sheila Melo
Jul 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
FINAL DECISION: Enjoyable story, sexy, sexy times with a suspense/mystery story that kept me interested throughout. I liked these characters and how they reluctantly fall for one another.

THE STORY: Weddings are a natural place for hookups. When sister of the bride, Magnolia West and friend of the groom Josiah Grant agree to a no-commitments, no regrets one night stand, they don't anticipate that there is something really strong between them. Two people who have been hurt and closed off end up sp
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Ruthie Taylor
Jun 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~

4.5*s of pure magic!

This is the second book in the series, and I would recommend that you read them in order, as why would you miss out on any Black goodness? The story starts with the wedding of the two protagonists in book 1, and gives you some insight into the lives of the leads in this story, so really does add something to the story. That said, this would stand up on its own, if you are impatient to start! We also g
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Lynn
Jun 24, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars

Magnolia West finds an unexpected and intense attraction to Josiah Grant while participating in her sister’s wedding held at the family’s ranch in rural Comfort, Texas. She is all too happy for a hookup since her luck at love has been less than stellar. Josiah Grant has his own issues when it comes to commitment hence his policies to never open his heart again. Josiah’s plans change when danger to Maggie and her grandparents becomes quite acute because a cult has owning the ranch in its
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Sharon
Jul 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-netgalley
If there was a higher rating system then this book would qualify. Shayla Black never ceases to amaze with her talent and takes her readers on one heck of a ride with this storyline. As it is the second book in the Devoted Lovers series, it can be read as a standalone but I recommend reading the other books in this world as the author brings back some favorite characters. Here comes the bride….Magnolia is attending her sister’s wedding when she comes across Josiah, a good friend and colleague of ...more
Jennifer Pierson
Jul 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Maggie meets Josiah at her sister's wedding, and while hooking up with is probably not a great idea, their chemistry is HOT, and she can't help herself so why not since it's only one night?! Of course, when you have chemistry like these two did, no matter how much they think they don't want a relationship, the repeat hookups always end up with someone catching feelings right?! It's going to get more complicated since Josiah stays after the wedding to protect Maggie & her family when a strang ...more
Sue Galuska
Jul 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Magnolia "Maggie" West is not looking for love. After being abandoned by her mother to be raised by her grandparents, Maggie doesn't trust many. Instead she looks for temporary comfort in the arms of others. While at her sister's wedding, Maggie catches the eye of Josiah Grant, one of the groom's fellow special operatives working security at the wedding and she is instantly intrigued. After one adventurous night together, Maggie and Josiah realize that just one night might not be enough.

When a
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Eileen
Jul 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: publisher, l3
What an amazing roller coaster ride Maggie and Josiah’s story took me on in Devoted to Love, book two in Shayla Black’s Devoted Lovers series. These two meet at Maggie’s sister wedding, fall in lust, and hook up afterward. Josiah is a special operative who was assigned to stay and protect Maggie and her grandparents from the danger inhabiting their ranching community. Despite Maggie and Josiah not looking for love they unearthed feelings long hidden to fall hard for each other as they spend some ...more
Mary Mooney
Jun 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars
For Josiah finding love was not something he was looking for but spending the night with Maggie would be the perfect way to end his time at his friend/coworkers wedding. When he first saw Maggie he felt something deep inside but he didn't want to listen to his true feelings. He had been burned before.
Maggie didn't believe that love was in her future. When she loved someone, they left her. Except for her grandparents and her sister. She lived with her grandparents and her sister just ma
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Linda Dunn
Jun 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Her Lucky Charm...

Josiah Grant got more than he bargained for when he attended his friend's wedding. He did not count on the bride's little sister filling his body and soul with instant desire for her. He did not need to go down that turbulent road again. He already had been burned once and he did not want to have a repeat performance.

Maggie West is in a constant state of being unsure, keyed up and on edge when it comes to relationships. When she meets Josiah, her feelings are mixed. She does n
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Sofia Lazaridou
Jul 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Devoted to Love is the second book in the Devoted Lovers by Shayla Black. Maggie is Shealyn's sister from Devoted to pleasure. I don't recall if we met either character in that book, but this one can be read as stand-alone. The beginning is a little abrupt, but after a short while, the pace and the flow are even, Well, the pace picks up where is needed, which is a good thing.


The biggest problem I had while reading this book is that I didn't feel like I knew Maggie. I felt like her personality w
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Shayla Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than seventy 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, m
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