Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Misadventures with My Ex by Shayla Black Blog Tour


Once, Eryn Hope fell fast and incurably for Weston Quaid. And he seemed to adore her too—until she learned their love was built on lies when he walked out on their wedding day.

Three years later, West has finally won control of his family empire and fortune, but it cost him Eryn—something he regrets every day. When business forces him to return to her life and temporarily shut down her livelihood, of course she’s furious. But their chemistry is still beyond combustible. So he makes her a proposition: he’ll take care of her until her bistro reopens… if she becomes his mistress. Her mind screams no, but her body whimpers yes, yes, yes.

As soon as West has her back in his bed, their passion burns hotter than ever. So do his feelings. But can he and Eryn really recapture the love they shared? And when their bargain ends, will he be the one shattered this time or will they finally come together forever?

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Misadventures is a romantic series of spicy standalone novels, each written or co-written by some of the best names in romance. The stories are scandalous, refreshing, and, of course, incredibly sexy. They’re the perfect bedside read, a ‘quick blush’ for the reader who loves a page-turning romance.

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“You’re supposed to groom the way I want you to. It’s in the contract.”

That raises my alarm. “It’s not!”

“Oh, it is. Paragraph three, subparagraph six, clause B. You’re to be presentable to my satisfaction.”

“When we go out.” I’m positive that’s what I read. Well, almost...

West shakes his head. “I wrote three-quarters of it myself. I know exactly what it says.”

“You wrote most of that?”

He nods. “After I went home, I managed to finish my last semester of college at Columbia, then attended law school. While working as Quaid’s CEO.”

I blink. “You went to law school?”

“There’s a lot you don’t know about the last three years.”

“Whose fault is that?”

His face shutters closed as he reaches into his jeans for his cell. “I’m done arguing about this.”

With a puzzled frown, I watch as he sends a quick text. Almost immediately, he receives a reply. Then he smiles and tosses the device onto the nearest nightstand. “In the spa downstairs, Leona will clear up that landing strip at ten a.m. tomorrow.”

On one level, it’s heady that he cares about the state of my flesh he intends to use. On the other hand, I don’t understand his insistence to have me bare. “Why are you trying so damn hard to control everything, even the state of my pubic hair?”

“Because I want back the sexual compatibility we once had. I want the naked dinners and the lazy Sunday afternoons. I want the long, hot nights of lovemaking. I want—” He lets out a rough breath and shakes his head. “I want your pussy bare.”

That’s not the whole truth. I know West’s expressions too well. Oh, he wants to recreate something about our past. The question is why? And how much? But I’m guessing it’s not just the sex. Holy cow, is he looking to make me his girlfriend? His “fiancée” again? Maybe... but now that I’m thinking about it, two and two aren’t adding up.




Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Avid Reader☆☆☆☆
M/F Second Chance Romance

This is the second book that I've read in the series and they were not in order. However, Eryn is present in the previous book that I read, which was Misadventures of a Backup Bride.

Eryn and Weston (West) have history. We are thrust into the story with Eryn not having a very good day. She's commiserating about the fact that she was left by a man she thought really loved her. While drunk, dressed in her wedding dress and awaiting a pizza delivery, the last person she thought she'd ever see is now standing in front of her.

Weston knows that Eryn was it for him. It was difficult to leave her behind, but it's even more difficult to see the damage he caused. Despite their history, he knows that he needs to talk with her about her new business – they have unfinished business and new business, which just confuses their history and their futures.

What follows is a series of sexy encounters and plans to woo Eryn again. However, with forces, again, conspiring against this couple, Eryn and West will have to decide if their love is meant to be or if giving up is the best road forward.

West and Eryn have sexy chemistry and their past is well developed and explained. I do wish that we were able to see more of their growth as individuals, but their growth in trusting each other was good. West's family leaves something to be desired, but I love Eryn's family.


Ruthie☆☆☆☆☆
I am a big fan of Shayla Black’s work, but I was fascinated to see how she could bring me around with this particular storyline. People who disappear out of the life of someone they love (in this case, were about to marry) are difficult to redeem in my opinion. So, I did start with a fair degree of skepticism.

As we get the story from both sides, it is easier to have some understanding of West’s unacceptable behaviour, and without a doubt, he works very, very hard to correct his past wrongs. So whilst I would have advised Eryn to be super cautious, I did eventually come round.

The scene with West’s mother polluting Eryn’s brain was inspired writing, and compelling reading – it was the point where I was trying to talk to Eryn and get her to see sense… which was an amusing turn of events. I have to admit I thought my mother-in-law was bad, but she lost her crown after that chapter!

Another emotional, romantic, and very satisfying read, thank you very much.


Mary☆☆☆☆☆
4.5 stars

What do you do when you are about to marry the man of your dreams but he walks away, literally on your wedding day? You don't hear from him for three years and then he shows up at your door. What could he possibly want? Do you listen or push him away?

I love a second-chance romance, but I wanted to shake Eryn a few times because she was so wishy washy. She knew what she wanted and what she knew to be true but instead of asking questions to get the answers she needed, she would run and hide and let the problems fester. When all she needed to do was talk to West and tell him what she was feeling and what she feared. Then they could work them out together or walk away.

West needed to win Eryn back or his life would be plain, Eryn was the only person that made it special. So, he had to make her listen to why he left her the way he did. And he needs to keep his mother away from Eryn.

Will Eryn give West the chance to explain and be able to forgive him? Will his mother come between them before they can work things out? Will they finally get their happily ever after?

I loved this story to a point but some parts I wanted to skip over but I didn't. Eryn's internal fears and trust issues were her main problem that had her second guessing almost everything. And that is why I kept reading, to see how it would end and in the end it was great.

I love Shayla Black and her writing style, and I love the Misadventures series too. So if you are looking for a second-chance story or another Misadventures story, then you get both here, just don't give up on Eryn and West. I hope you enjoy it as much and I did.




Shayla Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than fifty 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 teenage daughter, and two spoiled tabbies. In her “free” time, she enjoys reality TV, reading, and listening to an eclectic blend of music.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Misadventures with My Ex (Misadventures #21) by Shayla Black to read and review for this tour.

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