Series: Master & Mercenaries Book 9
Author: Lexi Blake
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*Synopsis*Disavowed by those he swore to protect…
Tennessee Smith is a wanted man. Betrayed by his government and hunted by his former employer, he’s been stripped of everything he holds dear. If the CIA finds him, they’re sure to take his life as well. His only shot at getting it all back is taking down the man who burned him. He knows just how to get to Senator Hank McDonald and that’s through his daughter, Faith. In order to seduce her, he must become something he never thought he’d be—a Dom.
Overcome by isolation and duty…
All her life, Dr. Faith “Mac” McDonald has felt alone, even among her family. Dedicating herself to helping others and making a difference in the world has brought her some peace, but a year spent fighting the Ebola virus in West Africa has taken a toll. She’s come home for two months of relaxation before she goes back into the field. After holding so many lives in her hands, nothing restores her like the act of submission. Returning to her favorite club, Mac is drawn to the mysterious new Dom all the subs are talking about, Master No. In the safety of his arms, she finds herself falling head over heels in love.
Forced to choose between love and revenge…
On an exclusive Caribbean island, Ten and Mac explore their mutual attraction, but her father’s plots run deeper than Ten could possibly have imagined. With McKay-Taggart by his side, Ten searches for a way to stop the senator, even as his feelings for Mac become too strong to deny. In the end, he must choose between love and revenge—a choice that will change his life forever.
Tennessee Smith is on a mission to avenge his brothers death. Going after the daughter of the guy responsible, he plans on seducing her into giving him the answers he needs. He just never planned on falling for her. Faith McDonald works herself to death to help others, going to poorer countries and helping for months at a time. Wanting a break from everything she arranges to meet with a Dom when she comes home for a break after a nasty outbreak of Ebola. She thought she would come home, have some fun, and then go back to her job. She never thought she would fall for her Dom and then be thrust in a world of secrets and danger.
This series never disappoints me and this book is just another reason that I love it. So much intrigue and romance and emotions all over the place. Ten and Faith started a relationship based on lies but after they actually met there was no lying about the connection they shared. Ten was a hard ass that lived only for the job but now that he has Faith in his life he's learning to take joy in other things. I liked seeing the warring emotions going on with him when he couldn't decide if he could trust Faith or not. I feel like he grew a lot throughout the book and it was great to see.
I did want a little more romance between Ten and Faith because I felt like the majority of the book focused on the secondary characters and the mission. Even without the romance, though, I couldn't put this book down. The suspense and secrets grabbed my attention and made the story really enjoyable. Getting glimpses of the other characters was also great, I was rooting for Theo and Erin throughout the whole book and couldn't help but swoon when Ian and his little girls were in the story.
Overall, this was a suspenseful, emotional, sweet story of two people so different yet perfect for each other. If you aren't already a fan of Lexi Blake, this book will make you bow down to her and praise her awesomeness.