He'd give his life to protect her…but he’ll demand everything from her in return.
Madison Archer-Pershing fled her murderous, soon-to-be ex-husband, running straight to operative Matt Montgomery, despite the fact he once broke her heart. Under his protection and in his arms, she can’t help but fall for him again. Then her husband discovers them together and coerces her back to his glittering, dangerous world of politics, greed, and deception. But Madison knows his deepest secrets…just like she knows he’ll try to silence her forever.
Matt knows he’s bad for good-girl Madison. He’s too rough, too commanding, but he can’t resist the woman who still owns his heart. Though he’s determined to keep her safe at any cost…he can’t protect her from his own dark desires. As she melts in his embrace, shocking revelations rock them. Peril lurks around every corner. And when he’s confronted with the most wrenching decision of his life, will he rip out his heart to save her or risk everything to claim her forever?
**This book contains a dominant hero, explicit sexual content, violence, danger, profanity, and dark themes. If you’re looking for a sweet read or a traditionally lovable hero, this is not the book for you.**
Wicked and Bare 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. Each duet can be read as a standalone. Happily ever after guaranteed. Enjoy!
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What an Ending!
I have been enjoying this series, and each couple's duet gets better and better, but I've got to say that Matt and Madison have slipped into the top couple spot. We learned a lot about Matt's past, and why he took a step back when it came to his attraction to Madison, but when she needed his help, he was there from the moment she sought him out. In the first book, we were left with a cliffhanger, and Shayla Black did not disappoint with the follow-up to their story.
In WICKED AND BARE, we pick up just before WICKED AS SECRETS ended to get more insight into the ending. If you think you know the lives of the rich and famous just because you see how their lives play out on TV, believe me, there is a LOT behind the scenes that no one is privy to, and we see precisely that here. Oh, the scandals that would come out if everything was known, especially in politics.
I love Matt and Madison together, I especially loved what he would do to protect the woman he loves.
If you enjoy Steamy Romances with Strong Female Main Characters, Second Chance Romances, BDSM Romances, or Romantic Suspense Reads, I highly recommend this Duet.
Shayla Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of nearly ninety contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical romances. Her books have sold millions of copies and been published in a dozen languages.
As an only child, Shayla occupied herself by daydreaming, much to the chagrin of her teachers. In college, she found her love for reading and started pursuing a publishing career. Though she graduated with a degree in Marketing/Advertising and embarked on a stint in corporate America, her heart was with her stories and characters, so she left her pantyhose and power suits behind.
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, gaming, and listening to an eclectic blend of music.
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