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?
I received an ARC of this book from InkSlinger PR in exchange for an honest review and as part of the book’s blog tour promotions.
Here we are again with another installment of Lexi Blake’s Masters and Mercenaries series. Although Devoted is a short one, as every other book in the 1001 Dark Nights imprint, I have to say that this book definitely packs a punch. I love the gist of the story. I liked both main characters because they were actually good people despite their families and backgrounds. I think they made a great pair, but they were also great on their own.
I really like the world/community that Ms. Blake created in Sanctum. Even if you aren’t into kink and BDSM, the way that Ms. Blake writes about that world makes readers curious and makes them understand the dynamics, the appeal, and the basics of BDSM. Aside from that, Ms. Blake is really good at creating a love story that is injected with so much steam. But, the bottomline is that it is still a love story. I like that.
Although I really love my M&M stories to be the full length books, I still really liked this book. If you’ve followed the series, this is something you shouldn’t miss. Yes, it’s just a novella, but it is still a significant installment in the series as a whole. I look forward to more characters in the Sanctum world.
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.
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.