Masters and Mercenaries #5
by Lexi Blake
A fantastic blend of romantic suspense and BDSM.
I really enjoyed Ian and Charlotte’s story. We have been building up to it for so long and this absolutely EPIC story of betrayal, heartache, lies, distrust, forgiveness and love was just beyond words. I had to keep reading it in between arc commitments, but the story and it’s characters were never far from my heart and continually drew me back until I’d finished their tale. I really fell in love with the both of them, they have one heck of a battle to get to their HEA, both in terms of overcoming their past and because of outside forces.
Whilst this is a stand alone read, I would personally recommend reading at least the previous book in the series, if not all 5. There are quite a few spoilers for book #4 in here AND this one does ‘sort of’ continue the story, but with different main characters.
Lexi Blake’s writing is dazzling, for me she has the perfect balance of action, intrigue, kink, heat and romance. The book sizzles with the chemistry between Ian and Charlotte, and we are treated to some decadently hot and kinky scenes. Her characters have real depth and they carve out a little space in your heart in which to reside, I really felt every single one of their emotions. The moment I read the last line of this – and BOOM what a hook it is – I needed to one-click the next book in the series (and the next and definitely the one with Chelsea and Simon!)
I’m such a long way behind on this series but have every intention of catching up on it!
A Tragic Love Story
Charlotte Dennis’s mission was clear: distract and misdirect CIA operative Ian Taggart by any means necessary. If she failed, she would never see her sister again. With her training, it should have been simple, but after one night in Ian’s arms, she knew that saving her sister would mean losing the man of her dreams.
Ian was tracking a terrorist when he met the beautiful American daughter of a Russian mobster. His instincts told him Charlotte was trouble, but his body craved her like a drug and his heart would not be denied. She took his ring and his collar. For once he was truly happy. But as he closed in on his target, her betrayal cost him his mission while her sacrifice saved his life. As she died in his arms, Ian vowed he would never love again.
A Dangerous Reunion
For five years, Charlotte has thought of nothing but returning to her husband, her Master. Working in the shadows, she has devoted herself to earning a chance to reclaim her place in Ian’s life. But forgiveness isn’t a part of Ian’s vocabulary.
Nothing is more important to Ian Taggart than his new mission. But the information he needs is firmly in the hands of the woman who betrayed him. To catch his most dangerous prey, Ian will have to let Charlotte back into his life. As the hunt takes them to some of the world’s most exotic locations, the danger grows and their passion reignites.
Will Ian forgive his wayward submissive…or lose her again?