I couldn’t wait to start this next book in Lexi Blakes’ Masters and Mercenaries series. I have to say that I was not expecting the intensity that this book had. The pure emotional pull was gripping. Eve and Alex’s love kept them connected but their inability to discuss Eve’s kidnapping and abuse pulled them apart. How do you move on when you can’t let go? Adding to this awesome love story is some really good intrigue. The bad guys are working hard, a mysterious woman wants to help and everyone seems to be undercover, including some people who don’t work with Alex, Eve and company. Can some of the bad guys be good and some of the good guys bad? Tense doesn’t come close to describing the feelings that emerge. And, the love that was has to change or has to be let go of. Which will it be?
Alex has been after the man who kidnapped Eve for years. He wasn’t revenge and he won’t let anyone or anything get in his way to get that revenge, even Eve. He thinks he’s doing it for her but is he? Regardless, when he’s approached by a newspaper reporter that has a lead, Alex is more than ready to throw himself into harm’s way. Getting his team together, while leaving Eve as far out of the loop, gets him the backup he needs but when Eve learns of the plans, she has quite a bit to say about them. She’s not letting Alex get himself killed! Can they work this operation together? Not how they are now, but can they change?
Words of warning: First there is a lot of violence and BDSM elements in this story. Not all of the BDSM elements are totally consensual but they are important to the plot. Second, I’m not kidding about this story being intense. Not only are you not going to want to put it down, but you’re going to have to because you’ll need a break from the emotions.
But, I also have to say that I loved this story and found it to be perfect. Now, to wait until the next book!
Her submission fulfilled her
When Eve St. James married Alex McKay, she had her whole life ahead of her. They were the FBI’s golden couple by day, but by night Eve gave herself over to her husband’s world of Dominance and submission filled with pleasures she came to crave.
His betrayal destroyed her
Worried for her safety, Alex left Eve behind to tackle a dangerous mission. But Alex never suspected that Eve was the real target and her security is destroyed by a madman. By the time he rescues her, his wife has been changed forever.
But when her life is in danger he is her only hope
Unable to heal the damage, Alex and Eve are still trapped together in a cycle of pleasure and misery that even their divorce cannot sever. But when a threat from Eve’s past resurfaces, Alex will stop at nothing to save her life and reclaim her heart.