Forever WickedWicked Lovers, Book 7.75 (Novella)
Her billionaire husband blackmailed her for a honeymoon, but she stole his heart.
Billionaire Jason Denning lives life fast in a world where anything can be bought and sold, even affection. But that changes when he meets Gia Angelotti, a beauty eager to explore her deepest desires. From a blue collar family, she wears a badge, fights for right—and submits her deliciously strong will to him. Captivated, Jason impulsively hustles her to the altar.
On their wedding night, tragedy rips his bride from his life. Nearly a year later, he tracks down Gia and gives her an ultimatum: spend the weeks before their anniversary in his bed or leave their marriage with nothing.
Reluctantly, she puts herself at her husband’s mercy. But having her right where Jason wants her is beyond dangerous. He must learn to believe in love…or Gia will leave him forever.
Wicked Lovers SERIES
“We can’t go on this way.”
“Finally. Something we agree on.” Jason leaned in again, elbow braced on the table as his stare snared hers. “So I’m going to give you a choice: Spend between now and our anniversary with me—and I mean twenty-four/seven with me, in every fucking way I deem. If the twenty-fourth rolls around and you still want a divorce, file. I won’t fight you. In fact, I’ll not only honor the terms of our prenuptial agreement, but I’ll give you the amount stipulated if we’d remained married five years. If you want a divorce now, I’m filing tomorrow, and you get nothing.” He raised a brow at her. “Decide.”
Gia sucked in a breath at his proposition. “This instant?”
“The offer is only good for the next ten minutes.”
She’d always known that Jason played hardball, but she hadn’t expected him to use those skills on her. The prince she’d fallen in love with wasn’t trying to reconcile with her, but control and punish her.
“So you’re trying to coerce me into bed for a little revenge, or do you just want to work me out of your system?”
He shrugged. “My motivation is irrelevant. I merely asked you to make a choice.”
Gia’s immediate instinct was to tell him to shove his choice up his ass. She couldn’t be bought, no matter how rich and powerful he was. On the other hand, her conscience wouldn’t allow her to turn her back on him again. Besides, the two hundred fifty thousand dollars he dangled in front of her face could change her entire life. All she had to do was give the man she loved slightly less than three weeks of her time.
It wasn’t exactly a nightmare scenario—except for the part where he probably ended up crushing her heart at the end. Maybe she deserved it. Jason might not admit it, but she knew she’d hurt him this past year. If having her under his thumb for a few weeks enabled him to move on after they ended, she owed him that.
“I’ll come with you.” She’d figure out what to do about work, what to say to her parents, how to make sure Mila and the kids had the help they needed.
A satisfied little smile danced across his lips. “Excellent. Present yourself at my condo tomorrow at precisely six p.m. Arrive wearing no more than three garments and a pair of high heels. Pick whichever three you want, but if I have to peel off more than that before I fuck you, we’ll start with punishment.”
“Characters with numerous personality facets, hot chemistry and heaps of emotion make this novella a total win for me.”
“…incredibly moving and heart-breaking. Shayla Black never disappoints with this series.”
-Shayna Renee's Spicy Reads
“Forever Wicked broke my heart and then put it all back together with a big red bow. Ms. Black has a gift of creating characters who become so real that their pain is your pain and their triumphs are yours.”
-Sizzling Hot Books
Recommended Read! “…a great story with a very nice balance of plot, emotions, and hot, toe-curling sex.”
-Kinky Book Reviews
A True Gem award! “Shayla Black has crafted a second chances story that feels…chock-full of emotion with the SB signature sex scenes… To die for.”
– Guilty Pleasures