Synopsis

A man who gave up on love

Mitch Bradford is an intimidating man. In his professional life, he has a reputation for demolishing his opponents in the courtroom. At the exclusive BDSM club Sanctum, he prefers disciplining pretty submissives with no strings attached. In his line of work, there’s no time for a healthy relationship. After a few failed attempts, he knows he’s not good for any woman—especially not his best friend’s sister.

A woman who always gets what she wants

Laurel Daley knows what she wants, and her sights are set on Mitch. He’s smart and sexy, and it doesn’t matter that he’s a few years older and has a couple of bitter ex-wives. Watching him in action at work and at play, she knows he just needs a little polish to make some woman the perfect lover. She intends to be that woman, but first she has to show him how good it could be.

A killer lurking in the shadows

When an unexpected turn of events throws the two together, Mitch and Laurel are confronted with the perfect opportunity to explore their mutual desire. Night after night of being close breaks down Mitch’s defenses. The more he sees of Laurel, the more he knows he wants her. Unfortunately, someone else has their eyes on Laurel and they have murder in mind.

Review

I received an ARC of this book from InkSlinger PR in exchange for an honest review and as part of this book’s blog tour promotions.

I love Lexi Blake’s books. Her Masters and Mercenaries series is truly a great series to follow. It may feature a romanticized angle of BDSM, but that’s what readers are mostly into, right? Personally, I love her books because of the entire plot. The heroes are alpha men who live dangerous, hard lives but all go out of their way to protect their women and keep them happy.

I liked this book, although I couldn’t quite connect with the hero, Mitch Bradford. I think he was too cold for the most part of the book. I think the heroine was too sweet and too nice for him. I wish there was more grovelling from the hero before he won the girl back.

I liked the family angle of the book. I liked the the hero got closure and that he gained a new family aside from his friends at the club. The suspense was perfectly written. You could never guesss who really was behind all the threats. I think, in this angle, Lexi Blake just naturally excels.

I like this book for the simple fact that while it is only a novella, it was able to establish the personality and background of both main characters, inject a great suspense in the middle of it all, and present enough steamy scenes as well. Even if the story was short, it was still a great read. Then again, with Lexi Blake as an author, you couldn’t expect any less.

 

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Author PhotoAbout Lexi Blake:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lexi Blake lives in North Texas with her husband and three kids. She began writing at a young age concentrating on plays and journalism. It wasn’t until she started writing romance that she found success. Lexi believes in happy endings no matter how odd the couple, threesome or foursome may seem.

 

 

 

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