Sunday, April 24, 2016

Review & Excerpt Tour: Devoted A Masters and Mercenaries Novella by Lexi Blake

A woman’s work 

Amy Slaten has devoted her life to Slaten Industries. After ousting her corrupt father and taking over the CEO role, she thought she could relax and enjoy taking her company to the next level. But an old business rivalry rears its ugly head. The only thing that can possibly take her mind off business is the training class at Sanctum…and her training partner, the gorgeous and funny Flynn Adler. If she can just manage to best her mysterious business rival, life might be perfect. 

A man’s commitment 

Flynn Adler never thought he would fall for the enemy. Business is war, or so his father always claimed. He was raised to be ruthless when it came to the family company, and now he’s raising his brother to one day work with him. The first order of business? The hostile takeover of Slaten Industries. It’s a stressful job so when his brother offers him a spot in Sanctum’s training program, Flynn jumps at the chance. 

A lifetime of devotion…. 

When Flynn realizes the woman he’s falling for is none other than the CEO of the firm he needs to take down, he has to make a choice. Does he take care of the woman he’s falling in love with or the business he’s worked a lifetime to build? And when Amy finally understands the man she’s come to trust is none other than the enemy, will she walk away from him or fight for the love she’s come to depend on?

He was either falling deeper into her web or she was getting closer to him. It didn’t matter tonight. Tonight, all that mattered was she was here.

“So, how are you really feeling? Will told me I should give you something if your muscles start to ache.” It was the only damn reason he hadn’t attacked her in the shower. Sometimes it took a few hours for the pain to set in. He didn’t want to give her more. He could wait.

Her hand went to his thigh as she moved slightly away from him so she could look at his face. “I feel great. I feel better than great. I am tired though. Long day. Maybe we should turn in.” She frowned. “I don’t have a toothbrush.”
Oh, she of little faith. “I had one delivered along with the prescriptions Will called in for you if you need them. One’s for pain and the other is an anti-inflammatory.”

“I don’t need them.” She sat back and it was the first time since the shower that she hadn’t been touching him. “Where do you want me to sleep?”

“You can take my bedroom.” He probably wouldn’t sleep at all. He would sit out here and work. It was what he usually did at night. He would sit in his perch high above the city and work until it was almost dawn. “The bed is very comfortable.”

“But you won’t be in it.”

This was the moment he’d been waiting for, kind of dreading and desperately anticipating all at the same time. “Not if I think I could hurt you.”

She huffed a little and stood up. “I’ll be back.”

He reached out and gripped her wrist. “Where do you think you’re going?”
“To find a doctor who will write me a note so you’ll have sex with me.”
He couldn’t help but smile at that. She was pouting like a kid who’d lost her favorite toy. This was why he’d pushed her to cry in the shower. He needed this Amy back. His Amy. He’d hated how polite and courteous she’d been when they’d been in public. Oh, she’d allowed him to handle some things, but her smile hadn’t reached her eyes and not a single sarcastic remark had passed those luscious lips of hers. It was wrong and counter to everything he’d come to know about her.

This Amy boldly told him what she wanted and was willing to do whatever it took to get it.

This Amy wanted him.

Devoted (Masters and Mercenaries #10.5) by Lexi Blake

Amy Slaten has made Slaten Industries her top priority especially since she removed her corrupt father from the CEO position and taken over the role herself. Her plans for the company are big and she intends to bring them to the next level. All of this comes with high stress levels and the only thing that can help her relax is the training class at Sanctum. It’s a win for her when she ends up with a gorgeous training partner Flynn Adler. He’s handsome, funny and is proving to be the perfect Dom for her but there’s something Flynn is hiding from Amy that may break the trust that she is building and beginning to depend on.

Flynn Adler is sleeping with the enemy and he has no desire to stop. Amy Slaten’s father is a bastard who has been in a business war with Flynn’s father for years. Flynn was raised to be ruthless and do anything to protect the family company. He has been planning the hostile takeover of Slaten Industries and now with Amy Slaten as his training partner at Sanctum he wants to find out her game. Is she here to spy on him to try and take his customers? Is she as ruthless as her father when it comes to business? The Amy he has grown to care about loves her family, her job and all the people in her life. Flynn has a hard time believing that she is as corrupt as her father. If Amy finds out Flynn has been lying to her can he convince her to stay in his life?

Once again Lexi Blake has drawn me into a fabulous story. I am in love with this series and I devour every book that comes out. Amy and Flynn’s story is no except. As always we get a full story with well-developed characters. I loved Amy she was smart, sweet and sassy my heart broke for her when she found out about Flynn’s betrayal. Flynn was sexy and caring but I did get mad at him when he didn’t come clean right away. But the big gesture he makes at the end of the book blew me and Amy away.

I can never say enough about this series; it is at the top of my list as one of my favorites in Erotic/BDSM romance. Every story is unique and takes you on a journey of love and self-discovery.


About Lexi:
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.