Book 1, In the Shadows - A Billionaire SEAL Story, Book 1
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MISTER BLACK, Part 1 in the NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY and International bestselling series, IN THE SHADOWS.
When Talia crashes a masked party, the charismatic and dominant Mister Black is the one man who can either help or expose her. Neither can deny their attraction, but what happens when one hot night together turns into so much more?
We all have someone who crossed our path and fundamentally changed us. That one person who blew through our lives, their presence forever stamped on our psyche. They linger in our thoughts, in our hearts, and in the decisions we make. A soul crusher or a dream maker, depending on the perspective.
My person is MISTER BLACK.
I didn’t know him by that name when I first met him.
I didn’t know him at all, but the impression he left behind was just as powerful as the name I call him today.
He is Black: a deadly enforcer and masterful seducer.
I am Red: a justice bleeder and willing participant.
Together we are passion. Colors colliding through each other’s lives.
When our secrets converge in a passionate encounter, stepping out of the shadows just might be worth the risk.
NOTE: MISTER BLACK is meant for readers 18+ due to mature content. MISTER BLACK is part 1 of the IN THE SHADOWS series and is 154 print pages. The series must be read in the following order: MISTER BLACK (Part 1, 154 print pages novella), SCARLETT RED (Part 2, 275 print pages novel), and BLACKEST RED (Part 3, 371 print pages novel). All three books are now available.
From Publishers Weekly
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This author never fails. She always manages to capture my full attention to the point that once I start a book I cannot put it down and can barely wait for the next one to be released!
This was a great read. A bit different than what I've seen out there lately. Can't wait to continue the series!
Very well-written New Adult erotic romance
Well then. I see what all the fuss is about. I don't like young, virginal heroines because they're often portrayed in a very immature, childish way, and their dialogues just make them worse. The exact opposite was the case here. The way she spoke, the way she carried herself; she wasn't a timid, flaky female, and I loved that about her. Yes, she had baggage, but her character didn't use it at every opportunity to shy away from everyone. She kept a mysteriousness about her without coming off as pathetic.
And wow, Sebastian. He made a big, good first impression in the foreword. For a then seventeen year old, he seemed mature beyond his years. If he was cute then, he was devastating as an adult – all raw passion, intense and mysterious. It took a while for the SEAL part to come to the fore, and I'm quite pleased that there was a little more emphasis on the fact he was military instead of some pampered billionaire who thinks money can buy everything and everyone. There were times I thought he recognized Talia, and then he'd say or do something that said he didn't. That push and pull is just a part of the magic between this pairing. Throw in a bit of BDSM-lite and the sex fizzled my Kindle.
I'm not going to lie, I'm a bit peeved that this story ended, unlike the others, without a HEA. This is part of a serial, and now the wait begins. This was a very well-written, beautiful story, and I can't wait to read the sequel.
**I read this as a part of the Hot Alpha SEALs Military Romance Megaset**