Sunday, 17 April 2016

Review & excerpt tour - Devoted 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?

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What the hell had she done? Amy managed to walk sedately up the stairs. She was pretty sure he was still watching her.
Him. Flynn.
God, she was blushing at the very thought of him. He was some kind of actor or model. He had to be because that man was flipping gorgeous. He was tall and broad and she’d kissed him.
I would rather have a kiss.
Her heart had threatened to flatline then and there. He’d said it in a low growl that had gone straight past her ears to her female parts, and she’d found herself doing something crazy. She’d gone up on her toes and kissed him but not before she’d really looked at him. There was something about the man, something in his eyes. Something that called to her.
She liked Flynn better than John. Way better. She already had one too many Johns in her world.
What was she doing? She’d already kissed a Dom, and one who was in her training class. How was she going to feel when he got paired up with another sub?
She looked up ahead at the dungeon space they’d designated as the classroom for the night. It looked like there were four women and three men up ahead. She’d known it was a small class, but then Sanctum was pretty selective from what she understood. They tended to take in new members by referral only. She was here because of her sister.
Who did Flynn know?
Maybe he worked for McKay-Taggart. The club had founded around a group of ex-military men who formed a security company. It had been completely private for years, but now they were taking new members since they had a much bigger space.
Apparently the last space had blown up.
Maybe she didn’t want him working for McKay-Taggart. They had dangerous jobs. Maybe he was someone’s brother and he had a perfectly normal, didn’t get shot on a regular basis job.
She didn’t want him to get shot. She kind of wanted to kiss him again.
Focus. She needed to focus on the task at hand and that was not making a complete idiot of herself in front of the class.


Devoted is another fabulous Masters and Mercenaries story from the amazingly talented Lexi Blake. It's a novella so it's a fairly short read, but it's definitely worth reading as it sure packs a punch.  The story revolves around corporate secrets and of course it is filled with passion, emotion and sexy Doms. There is also plenty of humour and sharp wit that makes this book a great read. This series is one of my all time favourites, so I'm always looking forward to the next book, and Ms Blake never lets me down.

Amy and Flynn are matched together at Sanctum's BDSM training course - but Amy doesn't know that Flynn is the head of the company that is trying to destroy her family's company. Flynn does know who Amy is and is suspicious of her motives for joining the training course, believing that she just wants to get close to him to discover his business secrets. They both enjoy each other's company, and they start to fall in love - but will it all fall apart when Amy discovers who Flynn really is?

Flynn was a bit of an idiot at times and I wanted to knock some sense into him, but I have to admit that he was a good match for Amy who I absolutely loved. They had many personal and business difficulties to overcome, and there were many misunderstandings between them, but I was rooting for them to succeed. This was another fantastic M & M story which receives five big stars.

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.

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.

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