Tyler Murphy was an LAPD detective, single and happy—until a near-fatal tragedy crippled his friend, fellow detective Eric Catalano. While he supported Eric, he also became a shoulder for Eric’s wife, Delaney, to cry on. But with one naughty suggestion from Eric, a drunken night with Delaney spilled into erotic abandon. Before it was over Tyler saw his best friend’s wife as a woman and yearned for more. When Eric struggled to deal with the aftermath, Delaney begged Tyler to leave. Crushed, he fled to Louisiana, hoping to escape his longing for the one woman he could never have again…and unaware of what he’d left behind.
A lover’s desire.
After two years of living with regret, Tyler finds Delaney on his doorstep, her husband having abandoned her long ago. She’s protecting a shocking secret and desperately needs refuge from a killer determined to see her dead. As they fight to stay alive and catch the stalker, they struggle to resolve the guilt of their past pleasures. But they can’t deny that what was once a spark is now a flame burning out of control. To possess Delaney — body and soul — Tyler must heal her pain and thwart the evil that’s a mere breath behind her…
It seems like years since I read the last Wicked Lovers story, but this series is easy to slide back into. Tyler has been working for Alyssa as a bouncer and passing the time by running through all the strippers working there, until Del shows up at his door with a surprise. Tyler sees his second chance to hold on to the only woman he has ever truly loved, but first he has to get her free from her current dangerous situation. While helping Delaney, he makes it his goal to possess her in every way, proving to her that they are meant to be together and he is never going to let her go again. Their chemistry is smoking hot! It might seem like their passion takes hold at inappropriate times when running from a killer. But when you have lived life "on hold" for so long waiting for the one person who can set you on fire, you go for it at every opportunity. And it works for them. We get updates from all the previous couples and sneak peek at the next guy coming up in the series lineup. Another hit for Shayla Black!