Devoted to Pleasure

Devoted Lovers, Book 1

A bodyguard should never fall for his client…but she’s too tempting to refuse.

Bodyguard and former military man Cutter Bryant has always done his duty–no matter what the personal cost. Now he's taking one last high-octane, high-dollar assignment before settling down in a new role that means sacrificing his chance at love. But he never expects to share an irresistible chemistry with his beautiful new client.

Fame claimed Shealyn West suddenly and with a vengeance after starring in a steamy television drama, but it has come at the expense of her heart. Though she's pretending to date a co-star for her image, a past mistake has come back to haunt her. With a blackmailer watching her every move and the threat of career-ending exposure looming, Shealyn hires Cutter to shore up her security, never imagining their attraction will be too powerful to contain.

As Shealyn and Cutter navigate the scintillating line between business and pleasure, they unravel a web of secrets that threaten their relationship and their lives. When danger strikes, Cutter must decide whether to follow his heart for the first time, or risk losing Shealyn forever.

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Devoted Lovers SERIES

EXCERPT

“Hello?”

“Ms. West. It’s Lance at the front gate. You have a visitor. Cutter Bryant?”

She vaguely remembered that being the name of her new body- guard. Jolie Quinn, the clothing designer dressing her for the next season of the show, had passed her Cutter’s contact info. She and the savvy woman had met during her first fitting and they were fast be- coming friends. So when she’d said during a moment of weakness a few days ago that she needed a bodyguard, Jolie had wholeheartedly recommended the man.

“Send him up.”

Taking one last look around the house for clutter, she shoved a few magazines back in a stack, then she adminished herself. She was hiring him, not rolling out her southern hospitality for a houseguest.

Two minutes later, an SUV rolled up her graveled front drive and parked beside the truck she’d driven here from Texas and insisted on keeping because it reminded her of home. He exited the vehicle. Through the front window, Shealyn couldn’t see him much since dusk was falling and what was left of the sun backlit him, obscuring his face. But his shape was enough to catch her breath. He was what her former castmate, Jessica Jarrett, had called a Dorito. His wide shoulders and powerful chest tapered down to a lean waist and downright narrow hips. Yum...

As he secured the vehicle and stepped onto the wide porch, a litany of pleas rolled through her head. Please be ugly. Please be a jerk. Please be gayShe was lonely and a little bit vulnerable, damn it. She didn’t need temptation in her life.

When he knocked, she pulled the big arched door open, a subdued welcome already planned. The moment she ladie eyes on him, her mind went blank and her heart started pounding ninety-to-nothing.

Dear lord. That was a man. Sandy hair, piercing dark eyes, and a mouth that looked wholly capable of sin. That was before she noticed his muscles all but bulged from his black T-shirt. He looked big everywhere.

“Ms. West?” His deep voice sounded gentle and low, but she already knew from reading his résumé that he could be a dangerous bastard.

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PRAISE

5 Stars! “I've not ever been disappointed by any of her books, so I knew before turning the first page that it was gonna be good, but it was even better.” – iScream Books Blog

5 Stars! “This story was filled with sexual tension, suspense, steamy scenes and it was emotional. This is definitely a must read.” – Ladybugs Bookclub

Sexy! “The dangerous situation the two find themselves in has the perfect amount of “running for their lives” and “falling for each other”.” – GoodReads Reviewer

5 Stars! “There is drama, smoking hot scenes and a few tear jerking moments and as I have come to expect from Ms. Black, Devoted To Pleasure is entertaining and extremely well written.” – MI Bookshelf

Highly recommend! “Shayla Black has a way of pulling you into a story and making you feel all the emotions the story has to offer.” – GoodReads Reviewer

5 Stars! “Devoted to Pleasure is this book full of suspense, mystery, angst, explosive sexual chemistry, drama and passion filled romance read.” – April’s Blog of Awesomeness

5 Stars! “Shayla Black had done it again in this epic first book of this new spin-off series.” – GoodReads Reviewer

5 Stars! “This story has it all. Honor, pride, devotion, drama, danger, and a whole lot of alpha male.” – GoodReads Reviewer

5 Stars! “Hot.Passionate.Suspenseful.Thrilling.Drama filled.Everything I love in a book! It’s a MUST read!” – GoodReads Reviewer

5 Stars! “I thoroughly enjoyed this one it had suspenseful action to keep me guessing, some pesky rules that kept me on the edge of my seat wondering will they or won't they, and an emotional story line that spoke to my heart…a total win in my book!!” Red’s Romance Reviews

5 Stars! “I love Shayla Black’s books and the worlds that she creates because she delivers each and every story with a passion that really pulls me in and ensures that I want to know the characters and every last detail of their story” – GoodReads Reviewer

5 Stars! “This book is packed with suspense, danger, passion and commitment. The twist and turns were very engaging and captured my attention from the first page.” – Maggie’s Escape Book Blog

5 Stars! “There are twists and turns in the plot that will keep you guessing. I love the chemistry between Cutter and Shealyn it leaps off the page and make your heart flutter.” Cup of Tea

Loved this story! “It is the first book I’ve read from this author and it definitely won’t be the last! I loved Ms. Black’s writing style and the way it flowed from scene to scene.” – Msquared Book Blog

5 Stars! “There is danger, there is mystery, there is sexiness, there is a bit of everything that makes a story great!” – Bibliophile Chloe

5 Stars! “She builds layer upon layer of intrigue, mystery, danger and romance to the point that you cannot put the book down.” – GoodReads Reviewer

5 Stars! “I love these characters as they were so real and you can see it actually happening to someone.” – Once Upon An Alpha

5 Stars! “There was also the PERFECT amount of suspense, danger and action that had the adrenaline PUMPING and kept me on my toes.” – Marie’s Tempting Reads

5 Stars! “The passion, suspense and action in this book will keep you turning page after page. Be ready for your next book hangover!!” – GoodReads Reviewer

5 Stars! “Cutter and Shealyn's story is one of duty, commitment, suspense, mystery, danger, and unbridled passion.” – Niki Ellis Designs