His to Take

His to Take - Shayla Black

Racing against time, NSA Agent Joaquin Muñoz is searching for a little girl who vanished twenty years ago with a dangerous secret. Since Bailey Benson fits the profile, Joaquin abducts the beauty and whisks her to the safety of Club Dominion—before anyone can silence her for good.

At first, Bailey is terrified, but when her captor demands information about her past, she’s stunned. Are her horrific visions actually distant memories that imperil all she holds dear? Confined with Joaquin in a place that echoes with moans and breathes passion, he proves himself a fierce protector, as well as a sensual Master who’s slowly crawling deeper in her head…and heart. But giving in to him might be the most delicious danger of all.

Because Bailey soon learns that her past isn’t the only mystery. Joaquin has a secret of his own—a burning vengeance in his soul. The exposed truth leaves her vulnerable and wondering how much about the man she loves is a lie, how much more is at risk than her heart. And if she can trust him to protect her long enough to learn the truth.






  I received a print and digital copy in exchange for an honest review from Berkley.

Shayla Black is a wonderful writer and she always manages to create fantastic stories but His to Take turned out to not be one of her best projects. The writing wasn't horrible but the characters and the story just didn't convince me that they were genuine. It didn't really feel to me like Shayla believed in this book and it showed in the lackluster relationships and the pale storyline. I think the back stories weren't the right one's for Joaquin and Bailey. I think they had potential to be great characters but in the end neither felt right or comfortable with themselves which left me unsettled through most of it as well. I still believe in Shayla's work and hope that she finds the heart of her writing in the next book she puts out.