For His Eyes Only (Masters and Mercenaries Book 13)
by Lexi Blake
Release Date:February 28, 2017
A night he can’t forget
Five years ago, Nick Markovic found himself consumed by his quest for vengeance. The one time he managed to find peace was in the arms of Hayley Dalton. Being with her was like bathing in sunlight, and he ached to feel that again, but he couldn’t. He gave his oath to Hayley’s cousin Desiree, his partner at McKay-Taggart and Knight, that he’d never let his darkness infect Hayley’s innocent world.
A spark she can’t put out
It was years before that Hayley offered everything she had to Nick. After that one amazing night, all she wanted was to be his forever. Unfortunately, Nick’s reaction was to walk away from her and never look back. The warm and caring man she’d discovered was gone, and after Des’s death, he’d only grown colder. But when Hayley finds herself in mortal danger, she’s forced to seek protection from the man who broke her heart.
A flame that threatens to consume them both
Haunted by the women he failed, Nick can’t allow himself to grow close to Hayley again. Running to stay ahead of the powerful forces that endanger their lives, they travel from the lush Garden in London to the glittering lights of Rio. As the threat against her becomes clearer, he realizes that to keep her safe he must confront the demons from his past, even if it costs him a future with the woman he loves.
A Masters and Mercenaries Novel by Lexi Blake
“I would flip him bird if I had extra hand,” Nick muttered under his breath. Ah, teamwork. She brought her right hand up and gave the man her middle finger, though she had the grace to wince. “Sorry. That was actually from him. I think you’re both lovely. He’s in a bad mood. He’ll be better tomorrow.
You know a book is great when it refuses to leave you and you find yourself daydreaming about it’s characters days after you’ve read it.
I used to say that I wasn’t a big fan of the BDSM type reads. Yes I loved Fifty Shades Of Grey but that’s where I thought my interest in the genre ended. That was until I found the Masters and Mercenaries series by Lexi Blake.
The previous, spin-off, book that I read from this series (Perfectly Paired) was the first one I gave a try. I honestly missed the blaring obvious signs that it was BDSM read but it ended up being a happy accident and I loved that story. I said at the end of that review that I’d take a peek at the other books in this series so when the opportunity arose to read and review For His Eyes Only, I had to say yes!
For His Eyes Only is a second chance romance with an adrenaline-pumping and suspenseful twist.
Our BBF, Nick, is a former Russian spy and totally kick@$$. He now works for a private agency in London called The Garden. The Garden houses the main offices for their security-type business, the dorm-like apartments where they all live, as well as their BDSM club called the Dungeon.
Hayley and Nick have a long history with each other. Nick was Hayley’s cousin’s right hand man for many years though her cousin, Des, never truly loved Nick the way he lover her. Nick and Hayley shared one steamy night together 5 years prior to this story, but that ended with Nick choosing to leave with Des rather than begin a life with Hayley.
He did have his reasons that we can kind of understand, but still. That was crappy.
So, fast forward five years and Hayley is in need of protection. Nick’s in for a wild ride when Hayley arrives at his doorstep. He’s still mourning the loss of her cousin and has pretty much just given up on life. Having Hayley back in his life gives him purpose and they both need each other to make it through the giant mess Des left for them both as her final act.
The love scenes in this book are extra steamy and the suspense is extra…suspenseful. (I totally should consult the thesaurus for a better word to use here, but I’m too lazy.) LoL
I love the way this author writes these BDSM love stories that seem more like a romantic suspense rather than a down and dirty erotica. (Though I like those kinds of reads too.) ;P
I give For His Eyes Only 5 out of 5 Krissy’s Stars.
Nick and Hayley’s wild ride was a sexy, suspenseful, and sentimental journey I’d gladly take again. 😉
*I was generously given an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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NY Times and USA Today bestselling author Lexi Blake lives in North Texas with her husband, three kids, and the laziest rescue dog in the world. She began writing at a young age, concentrating on plays and journalism. It wasn’t until she started writing romance and urban fantasy that she found the stories of her heart. She likes to find humor in the strangest places and believes in happy endings no matter how odd the couple, threesome, or foursome may seem.
Her first novel, Their Virgin Captive: Masters of Ménage, Book 1, was a collaboration with New York Times bestselling author Shayla Black. There are six more books available in the series: Their Virgin’s Secret, Their Virgin Concubine, Their Virgin Princess, Their Virgin Hostage, Their Virgin Secretary, and Their Virgin Mistress.
In addition to the Masters of Ménage series, she is the author of the Masters and Mercenaries series. The first nine novels, The Dom Who Loved Me, The Men with the Golden Cuffs, A Dom is Forever, On Her Master’s Secret Service, Love and Let Die, Dungeon Royale, A View to a Thrill, You Only Love Twice, and Master No are available now, along with the novellas Sanctum, Unconditional, Dungeon Games, Cherished, Luscious, Adored, and Just One Taste. The tenth novel, From Sanctum with Love, is coming February 23, 2016, along with a new novella, Devoted, on April 12, 2016.
In 2013, Lexi also began releasing her urban fantasy series, Thieves. The full series, Steal the Light, Steal the Day, Steal the Moon, Steal the Sun, and Steal the Night, are available now on Amazon. The first two books in a spin-off of the series, Ripper and Addict, were released in 2015. Look for Sleeper, the next book in the spin-off series, to be released in Fall of 2016.
Lexi again collaborated with Shayla Black in a new series The Perfect Gentlemen. The first book, Scandal Never Sleeps, is now available. Book two, Seduction in Session, will release on January 5, 2016, followed by book three, Big Easy Temptation, on May 3, 2016.
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