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MINE TO HOLD is the latest re-release from author Shayla Black and the sixth instalment in her Wicked Lovers series. The series focuses on a group of former marines, special ops, former police and military men and the women they love. This is Tyler and Delaney’s story-a story of second chances and broken hearts. Although the storyline is part of a series, it can be read without too much difficulty as the author references many of the former plotlines and in doing so, we become familiar with the many couples that were previously introduced in the series.
The storyline is written in present day with flashbacks to Memorial Day weekend two years earlier where Tyler and Delaney’s life changed forever. Delaney was married to Tyler’s friend and fellow officer but a stake out that went horribly wrong found Eric in a wheel chair with a request of his best friend and wife. Fast forward two years later, Del and Eric are now divorced and she is on the run for her life. As a journalist, Delaney had uncovered some dangerous information and her life had been threatened on more than one occasion. Running to Tyler was her only option because there was more to the story than anyone could have known.
The relationship between Tyler and Delaney began as friends but they were ‘forced’ into lovers at the request of Delaney’s husband. To be honest, you knew nothing good was going to come of the situation, and true to form, Delaney’s husband pushed too far and soon realized his best friend and wife were in love. It would be two years before Delaney ever saw Tyler again and in that two years, many things and people had changed.
The characters are colorful as is their history together including Tyler’s history with many other women and with the friends who would help save Delaney’s life. The mix up of personalities and back stories is humorous and heartbreaking, but in the end, everyone knows that Tyler has been in love with Delaney for a long time. But before anything else, Tyler needs to let Delaney know that no matter what has happened in the past, she is the only woman that has been on his mind. (insert eye roll here).
The world building is fluid as Shayla brings together friends and family and previous storyline scenarios so that the focus of Mine to Hold flows smoothly.
Mine To Hold is a story of action and suspense; heartbreak and betrayal; love and hate; regret and indecision. But in the end, there is a happily ever after, but not before too many lives are destroyed and a history between three people that had gone terribly wrong.
NOTE: Mine to Hold is not recommended for anyone under 18. There are some sexually graphic situations that are not be suitable for all ages.
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“A non-complex plot with erotic episodes sprinkled throughout.”Mike P wrote this review Thursday, September 5, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Tyler Murphy's really begins with him and his friend Eric Catalano who are detective's trying to help out a friend after he got shot and ended up in a wheelchair. Eric asked his friend to sleep with his wife Delaney after 3 month of physical therapy not working. After getting a little tipsy they all agree. But afterwards the regrets set in. Eric is furious. Tyler and Delaney are searching for how they realling feel and come up with guilt because they enjoyed and wanted it so much.
Forward two years later.
Delaney has a very powerful man trying to kill her and her son so she goes looking for Tyler.
When Tyler sees Delaney and finds out that Eric divorced her and left her to deal with an infant so and not bother to call her he is furious.
Tyler can tell by looking at the boy that he is his son. Now for some tough questions.”
“I've never liked Tyler in this series but wanted to read his story; hoping I'd find a reason to like him. I did end up liking him but the storyline lacked Shayla Black's usual substance.”Book Faerie wrote this review Monday, April 1, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Good story and great chemistry”marla d wrote this review Tuesday, December 25, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Awesome, Awesome!!!!!”Kelle Johannsen wrote this review Thursday, November 29, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Como siempre Shayla nunca decepciona con sus historias y mas cuando se trata de estos guardaespaldas¡¡¡¡¡¡¡
la histria de Taylor es buena y sobre todo hot”
“I enjoyed the title but could have done without the author reminding me of the story line over and over again. I know she asked him to leave 2 years ago you told me 20 pages ago and it's on the back cover. I got it. ”Samantha wrote this review Sunday, September 23, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Best book yet. ”Tanette wrote this review Tuesday, August 28, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No