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Decadent: Wicked Lovers Series, Book 2 | [Shayla Black]

Decadent: Wicked Lovers Series, Book 2

How can a virgin seeking happily ever after with a hot pop star who has a penchant for threesomes win her fantasy man? Kimber Edgington desperately needs a plan to convince Jesse McCall, who's been her friend and secret crush since they spent a summer together as teenagers, that they are meant for each other. But all the tabloid stories about his sexual escapades make her feel oh so inadequate.
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Publisher's Summary

How can a virgin seeking happily ever after with a hot pop star who has a penchant for threesomes win her fantasy man? Kimber Edgington desperately needs a plan to convince Jesse McCall, who's been her friend and secret crush since they spent a summer together as teenagers, that they are meant for each other. But all the tabloid stories about his sexual escapades make her feel oh so inadequate.

Determined to prove she's woman enough for Jesse, Kimber turns to bodyguard Deke Trenton for sexual education. Bold and brash, Deke warns Kimber that playing with him is playing with fire. But he can't bear to imagine the innocent beauty in someone else's arms. So Deke and his super sexy cousin, Luc, take Kimber under their wings and dangerously close to the edge of ecstasy. Though she's saved herself for Jesse, Kimber soon learns he's not the man adept at stroking her aching, endless need. That's Deke, and he can't resist when Kimber begs for more-and more.

©2007 Shelley Bradley, LLC (P)2012 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"Hot sex scenes, a strong yet innocent heroine, two devastatingly sexy heroes and enough danger, intrigue and tragic pasts to keep the pages turning." (Romantic Times)

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    Sandra Long Beach, CA, United States 08-20-12
    Sandra Long Beach, CA, United States 08-20-12 Member Since 2011
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    "To Menage or Not"

    This is Book 2 in Shayla Black's Wicked Series and as with all Shayla Black books it's erotica all the way. The story is a bit far fetched "virgin wants to lean how to have a menage to please her pop-star friend"...meanwhile staying a virgin (not a spoiler since that happens in the first chapter).

    There are a few twists and I must admit I wondered who she would end up with one or both of them...not so obvious there.

    The usual...someone is after the girl part of the story ...was not really well developed and the secrets they held were built up so much that I couldn't help being disappointed when I was told what they were.

    All that said...the story was good, the sex was great and would listen to it again (not something I say about all the books I hear).

    I would recommend starting with Book 1 and listening your way through the series in order.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Robin in Vermont Vermont 04-28-13
    Robin in Vermont Vermont 04-28-13 Member Since 2009

    I'll read anything good. I'm easy that way.

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    "bad narration, bad plot, just bad."

    I know I'm bucking the consensus with my rating, but I just couldn't buy into this one. The narrator reads the character of Kimber as if she's a precocious 14 year old trying to lose her virginity in a menage with two grown men. Their constant repetition of "baby girl," "little girl" and kitten while encouraging her to give them blow jobs and anal sex just wasn't sexy to me. It was skeezy.

    I enjoyed the first book in the series -- it was hot with a plot. It helped that the heroine was an adult, and sounded like one. When the dirty talk started it felt appropriate -- not like child abuse. (Yes, I know Kimber was described as a 23 year old -- too bad she didn't sound like one.) Aside from the voice issue though, this really wasn't a very good book. The guys came across as desperate predators looking to fulfill their fantasies at the expense of a naive young girl.

    I appreciate that not everyone will agree with me, but I felt I had to review this especially for for those of you with young daughters -- you might want to take a pause with this particular book. It may not sound all that sexy to you, either.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    kytten Rosemount, MN, United States 08-20-12
    kytten Rosemount, MN, United States 08-20-12 Member Since 2012

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Extremely hot"

    This book was smoldering. There wasn't a ton of 'romance' to it. The main male character was a bit too tortured for me. But the sex was... woah. I liked the previous book from this series too and I wish that the rest were available here. I'd buy them all.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Kristen Wildomar, CA, United States 08-06-12
    Kristen Wildomar, CA, United States 08-06-12

    Kristen Scott

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    "Deek or Luc... How about Deek AND Luc!!! Yes!"
    Where does Decadent rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It was hot and entertaining! I prefer to bounce around between genres, this being one I like, not my favorite. So I cannot rank this book among my top favorite. However, it does not disappoint!!


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Christine Richards Sudbury, United Kingdom 05-11-12
    Christine Richards Sudbury, United Kingdom 05-11-12 Member Since 2010

    British and addicted to Audible! Hoping my review helps you spend or keep your credits!

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    "We got a hot one right here!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Decadent to be better than the print version?

    No, it took me a while to get use to the narration.


    What other book might you compare Decadent to and why?

    I think it reminds me a little of Megan Hart's Tempted only this book seems....... lighter somehow.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Lexi Maynard?

    Maybe now that I've gotten used to her voice.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Be careful what you wish for,or how about .......Cry baby or How to manage a Ménage


    Any additional comments?

    For me the start was not believable (Kimber's motive for looking up Deke) but I suppose thats what books are for but to escape reality and with the numerous hot scenes I did.
    This was my first Shayla Black book mostly because I thought she only wrote paranormal books, guess I'll have to look out for more of her novels on audible.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Leesa Smalltown,AL 12-25-12
    Leesa Smalltown,AL 12-25-12 Member Since 2012

    I've always been a avid reader so now I'm a avid listener. I prefer the paranormal genre but I do like to switch things up. It's boring if you don't have variety. Of course I do love the romance and the hotter the better. Also, you can't beat a good thriller filled with suspense and a ending you can't even guess at until the very end.

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    "SOOOOOO HOT!!!!!!!!"
    Where does Decadent rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    At the TOP!!!! This Wicked Lovers Series is totally HOT. This book is mmmmm mmmmmm good.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I love them all, no way not too!!


    Have you listened to any of Lexi Maynard’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    She is awesome as always.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yes, but that would be giving a very good part away and I would not want to do that.


    Any additional comments?

    I would just advise to get all three books in the series and listen to them!!!!!

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Kristi Caro, MI, United States 09-29-12
    Kristi Caro, MI, United States 09-29-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Absolute Decadent Indeed!"

    I am hooked and want more!

    Well worth the credit for sure! The only thing missing was the "Batteries Not Included" warning in the description of the book! This one was Hot! Hot! and HOTTER!

    I really do hope there is more to come in this series!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jane E. Cross Pembroke Pines, FL, United States 10-29-13
    Jane E. Cross Pembroke Pines, FL, United States 10-29-13 Member Since 2008

    Maya

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    "Erotica for the immature"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    If you are into fantasy and can take a plot that departs from reality and cruises into ridiculous, then this is the book for you. The main character came off as a petulant teenager. This was just plain disturbing given her desire to learn about ménage.


    What could Shayla Black have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    The plot was just plain dumb. It is hard to care about characters or respond to what they are doing if all them are acting like stupid people. Kimber, the main character sets out to learn about ménage while keeping her virginity for her rock star boyfriend. Too unrealistic!


    Would you be willing to try another one of Lexi Maynard’s performances?

    I'm not sure. The voice used for the main character, Kimber, made her sound like a child which was just gross when she was talking about sex. The character might also have been a chipmunk which was equally gross. The least gross alternative was that the main character was a little person. That last alternative would have been fine, but probably not what she was aiming for.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    This book bored and disgusted me. It was way too implausible and the sex was so-so.


    Any additional comments?

    I have no idea why this book got so many positive reviews.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Rebecca Sylvan Lake, AB, Canada 01-16-13
    Rebecca Sylvan Lake, AB, Canada 01-16-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Severely lacking and obviously rushed"
    What would have made Decadent better?

    Wicked ties wasn't the best novel I'd ever read but it was definitely better than this one. I'm thinking Shayla was in a rush to release this one or something because it's like they were written by two different people. The storyline was painful...truly. Kimber's voice made my skin crawl. The only reason this book is getting two stars is because of the sex scenes, even though most of them were interrupted with ridiculous drama.


    What was most disappointing about Shayla Black’s story?

    The lack of a story.


    What didn’t you like about Lexi Maynard’s performance?

    I'm not a huge Lexi fan. She can only manage a few different voices and like I noted earlier, Kimber's really brought the book down.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Indifference.


    Any additional comments?

    I wouldn't waste my money on this one ladies. Wicked Ties had it's moments...this book does not in my opinion. Maybe the third in this series is better but I'll never know.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Erin Millers Creek, NC, United States 08-11-12
    Erin Millers Creek, NC, United States 08-11-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Super Hot!!"

    Really great sex and a good story too. Better than the first in the series, though that was pretty good too.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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