Review: Devoted to Pleasure by Shayla Black

Reviewed by Jaimie

Devoted to Pleasure is the first full-length book in the Devoted Lovers series by Shayla Black and it was fantastic! I was so upset when the Wicked Lovers series ended but this spin off allows us to see glimpses of the people we loved from the earlier books. Cutter and Shealyn are a great couple and their story was full of everything I love in a romantic suspense. This one also set up a story that I am really looking forward to!

Cutter Bryant is one of those genuinely good guys. He always tries to do the right thing – even if that means marrying a girl he considers his “sister” because she is pregnant and unmarried. He is sent out on a big assignment to protect a famous actress. Expecting this job to be a quick in and out, Cutter has no idea what he’s in for.

Shealyn West is a small town girl who happened to make it big in a popular television show. Unfortunately, fame isn’t all parties and fun. Someone is blackmailing Shealyn and she will do anything to make this go away. Her friend Jolie recommends Cutter when she asks about hiring someone. Her plan is to pay the person and then move on. Her blackmailer has different plans.

As soon as Shealyn and Cutter meet the sparks are flying, but both are doing their best to be professional and hands off. Shealyn is pretending to be involved with the lead actor from her show and she uses that as an excuse to avoid Cutter. Determined to get this blackmailer paid off, Shealyn moves forward with her plan to pay him off. She refuses to give Cutter the whole story behind the blackmail, but he does a little snooping to get to the bottom of things.

Shealyn and Cutter grow closer while the blackmailer grows more dangerous. Attempts are made to hurt Shealyn and Cutter can’t shake the feeling that he’s missing something in this whole plan. The pair give in to the sparks flying between them and it is HOT! Their chemistry jumps off the page and I loved them both.

While Cutter is falling in love with Shealyn he’s also keeping quite a secret from her – he’s supposed to be marrying Brea and helping her raise her baby. There is a big story there between Brea and Cutter’s one-time friend and I cannot wait to read that one. I really hope it is next because I have so many questions!

All hell breaks loose when the press gets a picture of Cutter and Shealyn kissing and the news reports that he’s actually engaged and expecting a baby. Shealyn doesn’t give him a chance to explain and kicks him to the curb.

I loved the hero and heroine of this story. Shealyn’s roots are back home where she was raised, she just happened to make it big in the television business. Deep down she wants a quiet life. Cutter is strong, sweet and as usual Ms. Black brings the sexiness to the duo.

Devoted to Pleasure has plenty of action, a great couple at the heart of it and we got to see little bits of the guys we came to love. What more could you want? I’m going to love this spin off – bring on Brea’s story!

Rating: A

Click to purchase: Amazon

Devoted to Pleasure
by Shayla Black
Release Date: July 3, 2018
Publisher: Berkley

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