A man who has defined his life with his job has to come to grips that he is no longer physically able to do it after his best friend and partner betrays him and almost kills him. So starts this story that is so much more than a romance or even a BDSM story but takes both of those elements and combines it with cloak and dagger espionage throughout northern Europe. However, it’s an international cast of characters with representatives from MI6 (UK), the USA and Australia. Fast paced and complex, this is a perfect adventure story as well as an awesome romance. I can’t think of anything that I would have wanted to change in this story. From the settings to the characters to the interactions to the sex scenes, everything came together in a natural way flowing into the next part seamlessly. I absolutely loved this book and now can’t wait to read the next one.
This book is part of a series called Masters and Mercenaries and the story line that was started in previous books continues in this one. Also, characters from the previous books are part of this one also. However, it is not necessary to read the previous books to thoroughly and completely enjoy this one. But, you’re going to want to because they are that good.
Damon knows everyone thinks he should move to a desk job or quit but he’s not ready to leave the field especially when he knows that a secret organization called the Collective is out there. Plus he wants to go after his former partner, the man who shot him and left him to die. When Damon is given the opportunity to go undercover he jumps at the chance but when his partner becomes a woman he is attracted to suddenly things change a bit. Penny never expected to go to the field. She’s a translator. Yet, she’s been asked and the role she has been asked to play is one she’s fantasized about for years. Can they pull it off or will Damon’s health or Penny’s inexperience cause defeat?
An agent broken
MI6 agent Damon Knight prided himself on always being in control. His missions were executed with cold, calculating precision. His club, The Garden, was run with an equally ordered and detached decadence. But his perfect world was shattered by one bullet, fired from the gun of his former partner. That betrayal almost cost him his life and ruined his career. His handlers want him to retire, threatening to revoke his license to kill if he doesn’t drop his obsession with a shadowy organization called The Collective. To earn their trust, he has to prove himself on a unique assignment with an equally unusual partner.
A woman tempted
Penelope Cash has spent her whole life wanting more. More passion. More adventure. But duty has forced her to live a quiet life. Her only excitement is watching the agents of MI6 as they save England and the world. Despite her training, she’s only an analyst. The closest she is allowed to danger and intrigue is in her dreams, which are often filled with one Damon Knight. But everything changes when the woman assigned to pose as Damon’s submissive on his latest mission is incapacitated. Penny is suddenly faced with a decision. Stay in her safe little world or risk her life, and her heart, for Queen and country.
An enemy revealed
With the McKay-Taggart team at their side, Damon and Penny hunt an international terrorist across the great cities of Northern Europe. Playing the part of her Master, Damon begins to learn that under Penny’s mousy exterior is a passionate submissive, one who just might lay claim to his cold heart. But when Damon’s true enemy is brought out of the shadows, it might be Penny who pays the ultimate price.
A Masters and Mercenaries Novel