Arresting Desire

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In this short story from New York Times bestselling author Shayla Black, a sexy professor is looking for a lesson in love—and a hard-bodied FBI Agent is on the case.

Agent Jon Bocelli never stopped wanting beautiful professor Lucia DiStefano. She's interested in taking her first lover, and he intends to be that man. But when her past puts her life in danger, Jon risks everything to save her and prove this fling is forever.

Includes a preview of the next Wicked Lovers novel, Holding On Tighter

Arresting Desire originally appeared in the anthology Hot in Handcuffs.

Praise for Shayla Black and Her Novels

“[Black] always delivers strong characters, great stories, and plenty of heat.”—USA Today

“Scorching, wrenching, suspenseful.”—Lora Leigh, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

“The master at writing a steamy, smokin’-hot, can-I-have-more-please sex scene.”—Fiction Vixen

Book Info

  • Original Title:Arresting Desire
  • Author:
  • Rating:7.3 / 10
  • Genre:Romance
  • Language:English
  • ISBN:-
  • Publisher:Published November 15th 2016 by InterMix (first published July 14th 2014)



chapter one



He stood at the back of the smoky club and watched with a grimace as four mostly naked men danced around the sitting redhead he hadn’t quite forgotten in the last two years. A bawdy song about loosening up some girl’s buttons throbbed over the speakers in the background.

“Well, well, well. If it isn’t Blade Bocelli,” a familiar voice drawled.

He turned to find Nicki Sullivan wearing a red lacy corset, a tight leather skirt, and five-inch fuck-me pumps—along with a huge, glittering wedding ring. She leaned against the club’s back wall, giving him a teasing smile.

“You know my name is Jon.” He grimaced. “Drop the cheesy Blade, huh? My days undercover with the Mafia, posing as your Uncle Pietro’s right-hand bitch, are done.”

“You clean up nice in Armani. Guess the FBI prefers its agents ...

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Viv · 09-21-2018

I've been waiting for Lucia's story after I first read about her in Stripped Bare. So glad to read it here finally.

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Jane · 02-19-2019

Fantastic. A great read!!

ABy · 02-19-2019

I liked it

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skye · 02-19-2019

short and sweet

Pamzy · 02-19-2019

Not a bad read