The Choice

Doms of Her Life: Heavenly Rising, Book 1

One innocent. Two rivals. No compromise.

Heavenly Young doesn’t have time for romance. The innocent nursing student is struggling to care for her ailing father, keep a roof over their head, and start a new career. But fate decides to complicate her world even more by putting two very different men in her path and forcing her to make a choice that will change her life forever.

Dr. Ken Beckman—vascular surgeon by day, super-alpha by night—has three hard-and-fast rules: Never date where he works, never touch vanillas, and never get tangled up with a virgin. But the moment he meets Heavenly, he aches to toss his scruples aside and claim the untouched beauty. She’s not ready for someone like him…but he wants her too much to walk away—even though he’s not the only man caught in her spell.

Seth Cooper, ex-cop turned private eye, isn’t looking for a happily ever after, just a hot-and-sweaty good time. And the minute he claps eyes on Heavenly, he’s all for coaxing the angel into his bed. But soon, she’s so deep under his skin that he’s willing to put his broken past behind him and turn his life upside down for her. But he’s got competition…

When it came to helping friends, Beck and Seth were in sync. But now they’re vying for the same girl, and the games get vicious—until they realize Heavenly is keeping secrets from them both. Will they call a truce and work together again before they both lose her for good?


** Series must be read in order **

Doms of Her Life: Heavenly Rising SERIES


Raine’s big brother shoved a glass of thick red vino in her hand. “So, did you find someone to fuck your brains out?” 

She recoiled. If she gave him an equally blunt answer, would he stop this mortifying inquisition? 

“Yes. It was easy.” Heavenly punctuated her lie with a bright smile. 

River glowered. “Tell me Beck or Seth finally manned up.” 

“He’s someone you don’t know.” 

One of River’s dark brows shot up. “Where did you meet him?” 


“What does that mean? A park? A bar? A grocery store? A swingers’ club?” 

“Why does it matter? I found someone and it was lovely.” 

He looked skeptical. “Lovely? That’s how you describe meeting a stranger, losing your clothes, and banging him?” 

Heavenly bristled. “How would you describe a hookup?” 

“Hot, sweaty, messy. Mind-blowing. Spine-melting. Earth-shattering.” River snorted. “Never lovely.” 

“Sweaty?” She shuddered. “That sounds unpleasant. It was nice. I…tingled.” 

“Tingled?” He scowled. “Did your pussy fall asleep because he couldn’t find your clit? Maybe you should have given him a map.” 

She nearly choked on her wine. “I found the experience perfectly satisfying.” 

“Sweetheart, you don’t know squat about satisfaction.” Raine’s brother leaned in and peered at her, eye to eye. “Here’s what I think happened: You haven’t so much as flirted with another man. You don’t understand why ‘lovely’ sex is bad because you’ve never had it. In fact, not only did you not have sex with this mysterious ‘stud,’ you haven’t offered the virginity you asked me to take to anyone else.” 

“What. The fuck. Did you say?” Beck growled suddenly. 

Heavenly glanced over her shoulder. Both Beck and Seth glared from across the kitchen. Oh, no. 

 “Get out,” Seth snapped at River, hauling ass across the room. “Now. While you can still walk.” 

Dread burned her veins. She didn’t have to wonder how much they’d overheard. Obviously, it had been more than enough. Tonight had just gone from mortifying to catastrophic. 

River backed away, hands raised. “Hey, just so you know, I turned her down because I like my balls where they are.” 

“That’s the only reason you’re getting to keep them,” Beck insisted. “Seth told you to get the fuck out.” 

“I’m leaving,” River assured, then glanced her way. “Good luck.” 

Once he’d gone, silence descended. She was alone with the two men who had been tempting, confusing, and consuming her for months. They were going to demand answers. 

This wouldn’t end well. 

Heavenly drew in a shaky breath, startled to find both now inches away, arms crossed over their chests. Aggression rolled off them, filling the tense air. Beck drilled holes through her with narrowed eyes, set off by a scathing slash of his mouth. Seth’s seething stare was no less displeased. Unfortunately, she had nothing to offer the savage beasts except a smile full of trembling bravado. 

Because the truth would change everything.




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-Wicked Reads

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5 Stars! “I am incredibly impressed with how well they wrote together, a story that was seamless and spoke to me on many levels.”
– A Small Girl, Her Man and Her Books

HOT! “The Choice is a slow warm up as to the sexual heat in this book. But when it finally happens, it is HOT. ”
– Tasty Wordgasms

5 Stars! “I love the slow burn of the relationships and the humor as well. This is another amazing steamy read from Shayla Black, Jenna Jacob and Isabella LaPearl!”
– Cup of Tea

5 Stars! Oh my! “Heavenly, Beck and Seth’s Story is epic and emotional, funny and frustrating and oh so sexy!”
– Naughty Mom Story Time

5 Stars! “An extremely hot read and one that kept me engrossed from beginning to end. I cannot wait to see where these talented authors take this trio next.”
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5 Stars! “I loved the steamy chemistry between them as well as the emotional turmoil. Great read and I can't wait to read the next book.”
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