(Doms of Her Life: Heavenly Rising #1)
by Shayla Black,
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?
There are several things that I loved about the story but I'll only touch on a few.
The men in this story, Seth and Beck, not only have a true dislike for one another but when they find out they are both pursuing the same girl it really takes their feeling for one another up a notch. I LOVED the games they played in order to make sure the other didn't get to close to Heavenly in order to take her to bed. Holy cow but one of the games had me laughing so hard I had started choking on the water I was drinking in order to cool off a bit from a hot and steamy scene.
Heavenly, named perfectly, is a wonderful character not only is she extremely likable but she is a hardworking young lady that is doing everything she can to help her ailing father while working and putting herself through school in order to get her nursing license. Time for herself? Not so much but what little time she is able to get away for a bit she spends with either Dr McHottie (Beck) or the seriously Hot PI (Seth). Poor Heavenly doesn't know how to deal with her feelings for both men, especially when they dislike each other so much, I felt bad for the fact that she didn't have anyone that she could confide in other than her new friend Raine, whom you'll remember if you have read The Doms of Her Life series, (One Dom to Love is currently FREE), which I haven't yet but plan on doing soon.
Things aren't drama free for any of them, I was extremely surprised when I learned about something Beck is hiding from just about everyone. But you know what they say about A skeleton in the closet....the truth always comes out, especially at inopportune moments.
As for Heavenly she is hiding the fact that she is caring for her sick father and when Seth and Beck find out, well lets just say that really brings out the dominate side of both of them.
Seth has a few secrets of his own but we don't know all of it yet and unfortunately we will have to wait until 2019 to find out. YES you read that right, we are left with a bit of a cliffhanger and the next book in the series will not be released until 2019. I know you cannot rush perfection so I will just have to wait patiently until then.
Spoiler - DO NOT click on the button if you don't want to have any spoilers
Beck is married for 18 years, its a marriage of convenience and hasn't lived with his wife for about 10 years
Shayla Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than sixty novels. For nearly twenty years, she’s written contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical romances via traditional, independent, foreign, and audio publishers. Her books have sold millions of copies and been published in a dozen languages.
Raised an only child, Shayla occupied herself with lots of daydreaming, much to the chagrin of her teachers. In college, she found her love for reading and realized that she could have a career publishing the stories spinning in her imagination. Though she graduated with a degree in Marketing/Advertising and embarked on a stint in corporate America to pay the bills, her heart has always been with her characters. She’s thrilled that she’s been living her dream as a full-time author for the past eight years.
Shayla currently lives in North Texas with her wonderfully supportive husband, her daughter, and two spoiled tabbies. In her “free” time, she enjoys reality TV, reading, and listening to an eclectic blend of music.
USA Today Bestselling author Jenna Jacob paints a canvas of passion, romance, and humor as her alpha men and the feisty women who love them unravel their souls, heal their scars, and find a happy-ever-after kind of love. Heart-tugging, captivating, and steamy, Jenna’s books will surely leave you breathless and craving more.
A mom of four grown children, Jenna and her alpha-hunk husband live in Kansas. She loves reading, getting away from the city on the back of a Harley, music, camping, and cooking.
Meet her wild and wicked fictional family in Jenna’s sultry series: The Doms of Genesis. Become spellbound by searing triple love connections in her continuing saga: The Doms of Her Life (co-written with the amazing Shayla Black and Isabella LaPearl). Journey with couples struggling to resolve their pasts and heal their scars to discover unbridled love and devotion in her contemporary series: Passionate Hearts. Or laugh along as Jenna lets her zany sense of humor and lack of filter run free in the romantic comedy series: Hotties of Haven.
Isabella LaPearl is a USA Today bestselling author known for her collaboration with Shayla Black & Jenna Jacob for the Doms of Her Life Series. She enjoys writing sexy, erotic romance. A wife, mother, writer, reader and a love for riding motorcycles.
To say it's been an extraordinary journey thus far would be an understatement... what a rush! What a thrill to realize dreams and see them go from a seed to fruition. So for all you aspiring Authors, who like me, have a fire inside that burns brightly and demands to be sated by writing... Never give up.