Wicked Ever After


She’s desperate to keep her secret. He’s determined to seduce it out of her…

Sniper Pierce “One-Mile” Walker almost had the life he wanted until a fateful mission stripped him of everything. Forced to walk away from the small-town beauty who captured his heart, the former Marine has nothing left except resolve—and revenge. But when she suddenly announces she’s planning to marry someone else, he vows he’ll burn down the world to claim her for good.

Brea Bell was innocent…until Pierce Walker tempted her to surrender. Despite everyone’s warnings, she gave everything to the rough warrior. Then suddenly he abandoned her, leaving her shattered—and pregnant. All alone, she tucks away her dreams of love and commits to a “safe” future. In the dead of night, Pierce appears again, determined to seduce her into spilling her secret. Brea tries not to give in…but she’s powerless to resist his touch.

As Pierce confronts the all-powerful enemy threatening his woman and their unborn child, can he protect them so he and Brea can overcome their heartache…or will fate tear them apart for good?

What’s included?

  • Bodyguard
  • Danger
  • Forbidden/Secret Love
  • Love Triangle
  • Secret Baby/Pregnancy
  • Small Town
  • Woman in Jeopardy

*This book contains a possessive antihero, explicit sexual content, violence, danger, a love triangle, and profanity. No ménage. No cheating. If you’re looking for a sweet romance or a traditionally loveable hero, this is not the book for you.*

Wicked Ever After (the conclusion of One-Mile & Brea’s story) is part of the Wicked Lovers: Soldiers for Hire romantic suspense series. Stories in this series are told in a duet of two full-length novels that conclude with a happily ever after. Each duet can be read as a standalone. Enjoy!

Wicked Lovers: Soldiers for Hire SERIES


“I dreamed of this, too.” He swirled his tongue around her, shoving his fingers inside her, then nipped at her tender bud with his teeth. When her little yelp morphed into a moan, he gave her a dark smile. “I dreamed of making you take every dirty thing I’m desperate to give you.”

And then he stopped talking because he didn’t want another fucking thing to interfere with him consuming her. Sweet and tart and clean, everything about her flavor was so Brea. He wanted to bottle it. He wanted to bathe in it. He wanted it on his tongue always.

He wasn’t gentle and he wasn’t slow as he ramped her up until her cheeks turned red and her fingernails dug tiny pinpoints of pain into him. And still he didn’t let up, just kept devouring her until she squirmed and squealed and finally begged.

“Please, please, please…”

When he felt her clit pulse and she tugged on his hair, pulling him deeper into her pussy, she was finally aching the way he was. One-Mile jerked free from her hold and eclipsed her body with his as he aligned his crest at her opening.

He pushed his way deep with one savage thrust.

Brea’s eyes widened. She cried out and arched, need clearly surging—just like his. “Pierce!”

“Want me to fuck you?” he growled in her ear, filling her frantically, trying to get as close to her as possible.


“Need me to fuck you?”


“Ache for me to fuck you for the rest of your life?”

Her eyes met his, looking so molten and hot. “Yes.”

“Marry me.” It wasn’t a question.




5 Stars! “With high flying emotions and steamy passion, the second half of this duet delivers a wicked ride.” – Kay Daniels Romance

5 Stars! “Wicked Ever After is full intrigue, action, and suspense. Another great story from Shayla Black!” – Tasty Wordgasms

5 Stars! “A journey that is highly emotional, highly addictive, and highly enjoyable.” – The Overflowing Bookcase

5 Stars! “This new series has started off with a bang and I greatly look forward to Shayla Black’s next story in the series!” – Margie, Goodreads Reviewer

5 Stars! “Be prepared for exciting, unpredictable, edge-of-your-seat suspense and a love story that knows no bounds. I did not put the book down until I read cover to cover. Then I read it again because it was that good!” – Melanie, Goodreads Reviewer

5 Stars! “I loved everyone moment of this book. [Shayla’s] stories always charge up your emotions to the point you are emotionally invested in the characters.” – Becky, Goodreads Reviewer

5 Stars! “This is a fast-paced story that will keep you turning pages. You’ll want to see what happens next.” – Wicked Reads

5 Stars! “Wow, wow, wow!! Brilliant writing, brilliant storyline and a brilliant author who brought it all to life. Loved, loved, loved every word and is definitely a duet I will read again!!!” – Rhonda, Goodreads Reviewer

5 Stars! “All I can say is WOW. I could not put it down.” – Tracy, Goodreads Reviewer

5 Stars! “Hot, steamy, gripping and suspenseful. A captivating read with strong writing and characters that you cannot help but relate to.” – MI Bookshelf

5 Stars! “Steamy chemistry with intense encounters. [There’s] something about this author’s writing that pulls me in to the story.” – Loving Books

I truly enjoyed this book! “I highly recommend this duet…to anyone who loves a tense romance with hot and sexy times. – Badass Blogettes

Recommended! “This ending between One-Mile and Brea was heart-stopping, smack-dab wicked and emotional at times.” – Avid Reader, Goodreads

Engrossing! “Super sexy and highly entertaining!! Loved the conclusion.” – Marjon, Goodreads Reviewer

Amazing story! “An emotional rollercoaster ride that you won’t want too get off of.” – Veronica, Goodreads Reviewer

A sexy page turner! “One Mile’s pledge and devotion to keep Brea safe made this an emotional read for me.” – In The Red Room