Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Review & Giveaway: Falling in Deeper by Shayla Black

Publication Date: July 5th 2016 by Berkley
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo

About the book:

A tragic past threatens to destroy a passionate future in this dangerously sexy new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Wicked for You.

After a violent tragedy nearly destroyed her, Lily Taylor ran away, changed her name, and started over. When her deadly nemesis resurfaces to eliminate his loose end, she turns to the last man she should trust—a stranger with a history of violence and an intoxicating sexuality she can’t refuse…

Though strong-armed into locating Lily to help put away a drug lord, ex-con Stone Sutter isn’t anyone’s snitch. When he finds the terrified beauty, he vows to keep her safe—but he isn’t sure he has the strength to shield her from his own desires.

As an unquenchable fire sparks between them, Lily’s tormentor stalks ever closer, and she must overcome her darkest fear to survive. Can she trust the bond she and Stone have formed as they’re falling in deeper?

My Thoughts:
As a teenager, Lily’s witnessed a brutal murder, and being in fear for her life she ran, changed her name, and started a new life. But Lily’s past is catching up to her. Stone is a computer hacker out of prison only if he can convince Lily to testify against Timothy Canton, a powerful man currently trying to run for governor of California.  The FBI has been trying to nail him for his crimes without success, but Lily could change all of that with her testimony.  Stone wants Lily to testify, at first because he doesn’t want to go back to prison, but as he gets to know Lily, it’s because he wants a future with her. He’s never felt that intense chemistry and pull with anyone else, and Lily felt it, too.

I adored Stone and his patience with Lily, and she deserved his tender care in light of what happened to her in the past.  With that said I was more than a little frustrated with Lily around the 80% mark.  She made a move that was so impulsive, and stupid I wanted to shake her! I knew what was coming when she went off all half-cocked, and it was mostly all her fault.  If I were Stone I would’ve wanted to beat the crap out of Axel for his part in it all!  I was nervously hoping for the best in the face of some sadistic minds!  Scary, scary people!

I would call Falling in Deeper BDSM lite, because Stone and Lily don’t strictly adhere to the D/s life style, I don’t think it would’ve worked for them, but that didn’t make this story any less erotic! I’m finding that Shayla Black is so very talented when it comes to building sexual tension! She writes so there is a constant sensual undercurrent, an anticipation of what might come, making me completely hot and bothered! And she completely delivered every time Lily and Stone came together!  This is the eleventh book in this series, but Falling in Deeper can be read as a standalone.  I didn’t read the previous books and still thoroughly enjoyed Lily and Stone’s story. 

 4 Suns

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The lovely people of Berkley provided a Paperback Copy of Falling in Deeper for one Waves of Fiction follower.  This giveaway is open to US and CA residents only.  Simply fill in the rafflecopter for a chance to win.

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  1. I haven't yet :( but this looks and sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing :)

  2. Great review Rachel! I still need to try something by this author after seeing your reviews of her work. Glad you liked this one, too!

  3. She's on my TBR list. Thank you for the giveaway.

  4. Great review! I have and I'm really enjoying this series.

  5. I have one of her books, but haven't gotten to it yet. Typical never ending TBR!

  6. Yes, I've read several of her series. They're great!