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Wicked Ties Audiobook

Wicked Ties: Wicked Lovers Series, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

When a stalker ratchets up his attempts to get to her, cable sex-talk-show host Morgan O'Malley turns to Jack Cole - a self-proclaimed dominant - for help. Though Jack is a bodyguard, Morgan feels anything but safe in his presence. Because slowly and seductively, Jack is bringing her deepest fantasies to the surface. And when he bends her to his will, what's more shocking than her surrender is how much she enjoys it and how she starts to crave his masterful touch. A willing player in Jack's games, Morgan knows that his motives aren't pure. But she has no idea how personal they are.

©2007 Shelby Bradley, LLC (P)2012 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"A wicked, sensual thrill from first page to last. I loved it!" (Lora Leigh, author of the Breeds series)

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    Lisa Granite Bay, CA, United States 12-26-12
    Lisa Granite Bay, CA, United States 12-26-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Narration HORRiblE!"
    Would you try another book from Shayla Black and/or Lexi Maynard?

    UGH. This narration was SO BAD it was distracting. At first I found myself mentally wandering off and then ripping my headphones off. When the narrator mutilated the male voice(s), which I expected to be tolerable if not likable, I developed an eye tick and the urge to stab pencils in my ears. Hoping for a seductive voice? Not with this narrator. Imagine an old & pissy Louisiana alley cat holding its breath while choking on a fur ball. Now imagine that sound as the voice of the main male character. Not sexy or good. Essentially, the narration is awful. I cant even tell you if the story is interesting after listening too half of the book (and that was only because I paid for it and FORCED myself to listen to at least half).
    In fairness to the Author, who I am not familiar with, I will READ the book and put out another review and this might prove to be a whole different story, lol. I came across this book while seeking something that would "tied" (haha) me over after the awesome (and favorite) Crossfire Series (by Sylvia Day) and my ultimate fav audio Series obsessions; The Fae Series and Highlander Series (by Karen Marie Moning) & Immortals After Dark Series (by Kresley Cole).


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Eve Silver "Sins of the Soul"


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    YES


    What character would you cut from Wicked Ties?

    ?


    Any additional comments?

    Will read the book - this narration was awful and I can't give a fair review on the story because of it.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    NEW NAME Georgia, United States 10-24-12
    NEW NAME Georgia, United States 10-24-12 Member Since 2015

    Say something about yourself!

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    "OMG, hot with a plot!"

    I usually do the romance thing...but after 50, and then bared to you I was curious, so since there is a category for Erotica why not try it. I REALLY was not disappointed! I was very concerned that this book would be some weak plotted porno like novel, but the characters had structure and depth, there WAS a plot, and I have to say it was even a plausible plot...you could feel the characters indecision, feel their angst...it was a good book, and a steamy one. I was also scared by the idea of an accent being used in the book...but the narrator did a great job! All the characters voices were very clear, and discernible. Overall I have to say this is a really good book IF you want to read something steamy about a Dom and a possible Sub, if you are looking for erotic light…probably not the book for you.

    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Teri 11-16-16
    Teri 11-16-16 Member Since 2011
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    "No story except for the sex"
    Would you try another book from Shayla Black and/or Lexi Maynard?

    Lexi Maynard is a fine narrator - very enjoyable to listen to, I would enjoy hearing other books narrated by her.
    As for Shayla Black - I'm sorry to say I like a bit more storyline in thing I read or listen to. The sex scenes are okay, but that was basically all this book was. I'm just not a fan of her writing style.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    not sure yet.


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

    no, this was the 1st book.


    Could you see Wicked Ties being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No. the story line was basically D/S intro with a very minor side story of stalking gone extreme.


    Any additional comments?

    the premise of the story was great - tv sex show personality being stalked and wanting more info on BDSM or Dom Sub it could have been a great book with a dirty romp, and figuring out who's the bad guy - but I never bought the main character being so oblivious, and naive being in tv. The Dom was just a so so character. The story was just weak overall.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cynthia P. Charlotte, NC 10-29-16
    Cynthia P. Charlotte, NC 10-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Ugh!"

    Pretty much cringed through entire book. There's more than a few cheesy love scenes and I never want to hear the word Cher again. I really didn't like the lead characters and the female narrator did a better job at male voices than female. At about chapter 11 it got a bit better.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lina Satele 08-14-16
    Lina Satele 08-14-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Too much internal dialogue"

    The story progressed too slowly for me. There was too much internal dialogue. It lingered too much on the Dom/sub relationship...I would've liked a more balanced flow to the story with the Dom/sub relationship interjected with a more natural development. It felt forced into the characters.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    nicole 10-16-15
    nicole 10-16-15 Member Since 2015
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    "I expected more...:("

    After reading most of the reviews I thought this book was going to be pretty good but I was sad to say that it was hard for me to even listen to it through most of the book I struggled to not even finish it. And the narrator unfortunately made it even worse. I was in the hundreds of books a year and I think the rider tried but the book was very dry.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Old n'tired 02-17-15
    Old n'tired 02-17-15
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    "Ewwwwww - unbelievably bad"
    Would you ever listen to anything by Shayla Black again?

    No never again


    Any additional comments?

    Ingredients: a ridiculous premise, a dis-honest, unlikeable male lead with a woman with no character, limited intelligence and no independent will.
    Stir thoroughly, throw the whole mess on the floor, scrape some of it into a word processor and title it "Wicked Ties".
    Makes me wonder if the rest of these reviews were written by the publisher.....

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa Lansdale, PA 01-15-15
    Lisa Lansdale, PA 01-15-15 Member Since 2011

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    "Not one of my favorites"

    The narrator was good. I like to hear distinctly different character voices and live when their able to pull you into a story. Unfortunately, I did not enjoy the story, I found Morgan and Jack annoying, often. Submission from a complete stranger didn't seem far fetched from my point of view, so the constant pushing from Jack was a bit much. Morgan was annoying even if her apprehension in facing her sexuality was understandable. I loved Deek though.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cara 11-13-13
    Cara 11-13-13
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    "Too much angst....."

    The majority of this book is internal dialogue, angst, confusion, etc., etc. There is steaminess thrown in as well, but I found myself wanting to fast forward through all the worrying and get to some story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mary Catherine NC 07-09-13
    Mary Catherine NC 07-09-13 Member Since 2017
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    "Not for me"

    If you like the kind of book with a female character that goes back and forth with I never want you to touch me - why aren't you touching me, I never want to see you again - why did you leave me, I want this exact fantasy - why did you think I wanted that, you might like this. Drives me crazy, and makes the female character too stupid. This type of relationship is all rules, regulations, dress codes, commands and punishment, and ALL that talking. And safe words - like these people don't understand no, stop, and I don't like that. The story line is a small part of the book, the rest is the female character saying don't touch me - have sex, I don't like this - have sex, never touch me again - have sex, I'm leaving - have sex. Talk about mixed messages.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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