Blog Tour – Review & Excerpt: Falling In Deeper (Wicked Lovers #) by Shayla Black

Falling In Deeper


Check out my thoughts on Falling In Deeper, the 11th book in Wicked Lovers Series, courtesy of Inkslinger PR  as well as a little sneak peak into this quite intriguing romance ❤

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A tragic past threatens to destroy a passionate future in this dangerously sexy new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Wicked for You.

After a violent tragedy nearly destroyed her, Lily Taylor ran away, changed her name, and started over. When her deadly nemesis resurfaces to eliminate his loose end, she turns to the last man she should trust—a stranger with a history of violence and an intoxicating sexuality she can’t refuse…

Though strong-armed into locating Lily to help put away a drug lord, ex-con Stone Sutter isn’t anyone’s snitch. When he finds the terrified beauty, he vows to keep her safe—but he isn’t sure he has the strength to shield her from his own desires.

As an unquenchable fire sparks between them, Lily’s tormentor stalks ever closer, and she must overcome her darkest fear to survive. Can she trust the bond she and Stone have formed as they’re falling in deeper?

My Review (1)

eARC provided in exchange for an honest review

Disclaimer: This is the 11th book in the Wicked Lovers Series but CAN READ as standalone, though IT WOULD BE BETTER if you read the previous books in the series!

Stone Stutter, is a man on a mission – he needs to convince the one woman who seems to be avoiding him, the one woman he can’t get out of his head, to stop running and go against the man who made her life hell – a man who destroyed her past and confront him. In fact, his freedom depends on it!

So what if he has to lie to a woman who is slowly stealing his heart?

Lily Taylor aka Sweet Pea has finally made a life for herself – she is surrounded by friends she adores, is finally getting a hang on her issues (or so she thinks!) – the last thing she wants to do is run again. She feels safe and she hasn’t felt safe in a LONG time!

So what if she is feeling a little restless?

Both Stone and Lily have a connection – a connection that is easy to see when you read about them together – but Lily fights it ’cause she knows that Stone is an ex-con and that just is wrong – even if his kisses boil her up from inside! Stone, on the other hand, has made mistakes, but the one mistake he isn’t going to make is Lily leave – he knows that she needs a safe harbor and come hell or high, he is going to be THAT safe harbor!

This is the classic case of ‘miscommunication” that one sees in romances – Stone, if he had just come clear about his reasons for pursuing (at first!) Lily, then a whole lot of angst could have been avoided! BUT that would make their romance a wholly different because that would mean that they both are well – adjusted human beings with no demons whatsoever!

Lily has a past that most wouldn’t have survived, but she did and is surviving – Lily is the character that I most LOVED in this romance – she is not only strong, but she has a backbone – no matter what she tells herself – she understands more than people around her give her credit for – she just likes to blend in the background, so that she isn’t visible. She has her reasons for it and when I found out what those reasons were, I swear I could hear my heart break!

Stone is hero who understands his mistakes and learns from them – all through the book, it was so easy to see his devotion to Lily because IT IS RIGHT THERE IN YOUR FACE – no matter what the reason was for him to actually seek Lily out – he was devoted to her and her only. Yes he made some errors in judgement, but you could easily understand why!

He isn’t the one with demons here, but he is the one willing to fight Lily’s right beside her and that, EXACTLY THAT made him quite endearing to me!

I would however suggest, that you read the previous books in the series, mostly because there are recurring characters and story arc’s , that were a little confusing, because this is the first book of the series I have read!

But it is a good place to start, especially if you are new to Shayla Black’s writing style!

My Rating (1)

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“Oh, fuck. You’re so beautiful. You need this now, don’t you? Yeah,” he agreed when she nodded frantically. “Let it take you under. Let me hear you scream.”

Lily couldn’t think of anything she wanted more. As she circled her hyperaware nerve endings again, her body jerked. Desire surged. When Stone bent to take her nipple in his mouth, she clasped the back of his head and anchored him to her. Not that he’d do anything except help her drown. But this time nothing would be sweeter.

He dragged a hand up to her other nipple and tangled his fingers with her own. Together, they manipulated the tip of that breast while he sucked the other hard and scraped the very tip with his teeth.

Sensations mounted again. She felt like a vessel filling up with blood, with need, with an imminent explosion. It was right there . . .

Her legs shook. Her hips jerked. She whimpered, strained for it. She tasted need.

But she couldn’t seem to fall over the sweetly sharp edge.

Lily pressed harder against her clit, narrowing her circles, focusing on just how good this was going to be. The seconds ticked off in her head, slowly becoming minutes. The exquisite need was its own form of hell, and she couldn’t seem to escape.

The torture dragged on, and she saw no way out. She squeezed her eyes shut, feeling defeat begin to creep in.

Stone sprang into action, popping her nipple from between his lips and grazing her ear with his lips. “You got this, baby. Focus on my voice and close your eyes. Yeah, I know that’s hard, but I’ve got you.”

Oddly, she already believed that.

“Picture yourself naked and me standing over you, stroking my cock. You know I’m going to tell you how sexy you are and how much I want you. Imagine that I’d fall to my knees between those pretty thighs. When you hold your arms open to me, I’ll go right into them. Then I’m going to kiss you, touch every lush, tingling curve of your body, and when you’re begging, that’s when I’ll slide inside you. Deep. That’s when I’ll stroke you slowly and thoroughly and make you claw my back as you come.”

As he spoke, her desire and racing blood clashed, merged. Everything inside her roared to a screaming crescendo. The wall she’d been slamming into, preventing her from falling over, disintegrated. She envisioned exactly what Stone told her to picture. She saw herself being not just perfectly able but eager to lie back and welcome him inside her as he gave her mind-blowing pleasure and she surrendered herself completely.

About The Author (3)


Shayla Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than forty novels. For over fifteen years, she’s written contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical romances via traditional, independent, foreign, and audio publishers. Her books have sold well over a million 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 seven years.


Shayla currently lives in North Texas with her wonderfully supportive husband, her teenage daughter, and a very spoiled cat. In her “free” time, she enjoys reality TV, reading, and listening to an eclectic blend of music.



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