On Her Masters Secret Service Masters and Mercenaries #4

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  1. Astrid - The Bookish Sweet Tooth Astrid - The Bookish Sweet Tooth says:

    READ MY REVIEW ON THE BLOGI can't repeat it often enough Lexi Blake writes one hell of Romantic Suspense She has been keeping me on the edge of my seat with the overarching plot about a rogue CIA agent throughout four books so far This time we also get a second chance romance made for the agesFive years ago Eve and Alex were the couple everybody was jealous of until Alex's obsession with a case at the FBI led to his wife being abducted and raped by a well known terrorist It is hard to move past such trauma and it isn't really surprising that their marriage didn't survive Yet everybody knows that they are still deeply in love with each other they lost their way to each other and can't seem to find their way back When new leads turn up and Alex gets a second chance to capture Evie's rapist he is coming close to making the same mistake again but this time his ex wife won't have it She is ready to start fighting to salvage what's left of their love I thought he cared about punishing the man who hurt me than he wanted to be with me Angsty? Yes Deliciously so What made this installment so good was that there was no doubt that Alex and eve were IT for one another They struggled fought despaired but they did it together with love ever present They were frustrating but not in the way I wanted to slap them These were two broken people who truly wanted to break the cycle and heal the damage What they didn't manage the past five years acknowledging guilt in both of them communicating their respective needs so that the other one can take care of them was possible this time because they were forced to work togetherI loved Eve and Alex as a couple and individually Their adoration for one another their strength which multiplied once they were on the same page it was so good to see them move on and build something new Eve was a resilient woman strong but with a penchant to be inside her head a lot Alex was the dominant alpha guy who was man enough to admit that there would be no one else for him but his ex wife “I can let go of the twenty three year old idiot who didn't realize just how much he could love you I can He's goneI can let go of the man who was so tied up in his own guilt that he didn't really see you for yearsBut I will never let go of the eighty year old man who will hold your hand until the day he diesI will fight for that old man I will never let go of him” One word about the BDSM in these books Ds lifestyle isne't for everyone I'm not sure I would be cut out for it but there is one thing that all the books in this series have in common They explain how these relationships work and there is nothing degrading or derogatory about it It is not being used to hurt somebody emotionally In fact it's based on respect and love and the rules actually ensure a safe environment to practice your kink I have no idea how true to the reality it is but it's definitely interesting to read aboutI've praised Lexi Blake for the intricate plot lines and overarching story lines in her books While the romance in the first two books wasn't entirely my cuppa she seems to have found the right balance with me now I loved Liam's story already and On Her Master's Secret Service was another successFinally I'm getting to badass and asshole extraordinaire Ian Taggart whose story I've been waiting for since the beginning He is one tough bugger and he definitely needs a sassy strong heroine

  2. Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾ Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾ says:

    If you want to play angel we're going to play it my way You want to take on the role of my slave? You better think about what that means It means I'll have you the way I want you I'll fuck you when I want where I want how I want and I won't listen to your protests You belong to me Mine You're fucking mine for however long this lastsPlease let it all stop right here Let this be it Forever Forever with his lips on mine and our hearts beating in time Alex and Eve Together Now THAT my friends is how you do Romantic SuspenseI have loved this series since the very first book The Dom Who Loved Me And it only keeps getting better and betterSix years ago FBI agent Alex McKay made a mistake that cost him everything While pursuing a ruthless criminal he chose to ignore the advise of his wife and brilliant profiler his choices let to a devastating result that cost him what he values most his marriageNow Alex and Eve exist in a state of limbo and the confines of a cold BDSM relationship that allows for sex but no intimacy Eve views herself as broken and Alex suffers from guilt Neither are willing to let go but the relationship they once had is long gone They had begun their marriage on an island paradise and they'd made love on the beach and watched the sun come up She'd looked out and the ocean had seemed as endless as her love for him The waves never ended their potential infinite and she and Alex had seemed the same wayHer love was still there but their potential had died in a fury of blood and pain and guilt They were shattered Nothing could take them back to a time when they weren't When the criminal that cost Alex and Eve everything escapes from prison and threatens Eve's safety once again he is determined to bring him down at any expense Going undercover the case forces Alex and Eve together in something they didn't think they'd have againThis book had everything action suspense hot sex and fantastic writing to wrap it all together flawlessly I really liked that Alex was not the typical Dom that I usually find in books Sure he was possessive and super Alpha with a dirty mouth What he wasn't was a manwhore It has always been Eve for him since they met and married in their early 20s I really liked that even though his marriage dissolved he was still faithful to Eve There was no unnecessary angst The relationship between them was broken but in a such a heartbreaking and realistic way that it had me turning the pages anxious to see what happensHe is determined to get his wife back and he is prepared to do it at any cost The sex scenes were hot though I wouldn't say they were as erotic as the other books I'd call it BDSM light but it was still very hotWhat I really like about this book is that the romance and sex was seamlessly interwoven into the suspense plot It was not out of place or repetitive or too much I found it to perfectly balance out the storyWhile the book brought back all of the favorite characters from the past book it also introduced two very intriguing new characters in Kristen and Jesse Kristen really made the book for me with her aura of mystery She was such a fun supporting character I loved her sense of humor They think I'm a sweet little lesbian It was easier that way Until I met a Domme She was scary and very aggressive so now I'm a celibate lesbian because my lover died in a car crash and I can't get over herIf you decide I'm not trustworthy shoot me in the gut because it would be a real loss to mar my boobs They're real by the way Night Kristen is an enigma throughout the entire book though we get a few hints here and there Luckily we get the answer for the mystery at the very endand ITISAWESOMEWe even get a little teaser into Ian's book I have seriously been waiting for Ian's book from the very first Something about the broken and jaded asshole Dom just speaks to me And let me just tell you the set up for his book?

  3. Blacky *Romance Addict* Blacky *Romance Addict* says:

    These two were so irritating I swear I wanted to btch slap them both for the first half of the book God

  4. Vintage Vintage says:

    Hate to be heartless as I feel Blake wants us to suffer the pangs of this couple's love but I have never been able to get behind them as a couple The heroine was raped years before the series begins She and the H were married She was an FBI profiler and he was some kind of FBI alpha type They are now renegade as they work for Big Tag and his band of merry mercenary Master Doms The h had warned her husband not to go after the bad guy but when he ignored her she was the one that ended up kidnapped and raped for a week The couple have been in a downward spiral for the past six years ? I think 6 and their emotional distance and emotional torture has done damage than the rapeThey still have sex on a Dominantsub base and for me just ick Taking a page from Pretty Woman they don't kiss The big bad guy's presence has come up again and the H having learned NOTHING from before wants to hunt him down The heroine tries to tell him not to for the same old reasons and rinse and repeatThe secondary characters are here but with downplayed roles as the focus is an H and h healing through their kink Way too long and sorry to be judgey but anal sex doesn't sound like the most bonding of experiences but apparently it's the GrailRead to further the story and the set up for Big Tag's story Or not

  5. Rosebud Rosebud says:

    Just got done reading this contemporary BDSM erotica romance action adventure suspense series book In this the 4th installment in the Masters Mercenaries series the much anticipated story featuring Alex and Eve is told Though divorced the two continue to work together at the McKay Taggart Security Agency keeping their relationship very professional at all times Why one of them doesn't leave has always bugged me Yes they do play at the BDSM club with Eve being upfront about the many hard limits she insists on but why not just end it? Things are not always as they seem so learning what the 'problem' was is paramount into believing if a reconcilliation is even possible The 'problem' was one of many twists in this story that had me glued to my e reader I'm pretty good about figuring out the many twists and turns that authors use early on and i was doing pretty good in this one too But I didn't see them all Which is one of the reasons I loved this book A couple are pretty obvious for sure but when Sorry gotta read this story to know as I don't do spoilers Just so you know I did type out the biggie twist but erased it and added the dot dot dots So loved that part hehehe As to the suspense I'm not always a fan of an established married couple reconciling Why I'm not sure except that i am In this book the author made me a fan Alex was a strong loving Dom husband who still had feelings for his sub but didn't know how to fix things Eve a natural submissive had submitted to her man but for some reason 'something' happened and she no longer was the same girl Life kicked her in the butt and she had never recovered I guess the bandaide had to be ripped off and allowed to heal in this relationship and so it did Along the way a new problem arises that has the two having to work together in the most intimate of ways at you guessed it a BDSM club With Alex no longer held to Eve's restrictions he's now free to show her that what they had was nothing compared to what they could have giggle giggle giggle This book ended with the set up for Ian to meet his match I am so used to the main guy getting his sub early in the series so why this author went the other route and waited for Alex and Ian til the end I know not Could it be that she's saved the best for last? I just can't waitLet the stalking begin

  6. Kate Kate says:

    At the end of everything – there was only love And it was worth fighting for Not much I can say that no one else hasn’t said after 219 reviews I wasn’t really impressed by this series at the beginning We got off to a rocky start With each book that I’ve read I’ve come to really enjoy this seriesI was so emotionally when it came to this book My heart was beating really fast My angst levels were up and my emotional ties to both characters were high There is not one couple and especially second chance romance that deserved it than Eve and Alex IMO There were times I thought that they would never find their way back to one another They have a once in a lifetime love And well the second time round they didn’t do it all better They did it differently And it was let me amend that it is beautiful to watch and to read I have come to love these guys and they are a cray cray bunch I’m intrigued by Jesse the lost puppy that he is Off I go to read the rest of the series They seriously give me book hangovers but in a good way

  7. ☆ Sammy ☆彡 ☆ Sammy ☆彡 says:

    4 incredible starsI loved Alex and Eve's story ♡ Their history together was heartbreaking but I just adore both of these characters In On Her Master's Secret Service you finally find out what the heck happened to Alex and Eve and what led to their divorce I won't give out any specifics because I don't want to spoil the story but basically when Alex was working a FBI case Eve was hurt in the process Neither of them were able to fully recover from the attack Eve became obsessed with being in control and not showing emotion while Alex couldn't stop focusing on finding the man responsible It was heartbreaking watching their marriage fall apart I thought he cared about punishing the man who hurt me than he wanted to be with me The only relationship that Alex and Eve have at the start of this book is through their Ds contract a contract Eve created and in which she dictates what happens between her and Alex Let me tell you this contract is pretty cold no kissing cuddling or affection of any kind image error

  8. N N says:

    Her submission fulfilled her   When Eve St James married Alex McKay she had her whole life ahead of her They were the FBI’s golden couple by day but by night Eve gave herself over to her husband’s world of Dominance and submission filled with pleasures she came to crave   His betrayal destroyed her   Worried for her safety Alex left Eve behind to tackle a dangerous mission But Alex never suspected that Eve was the real target and her security is destroyed by a madman By the time he rescues her his wife has been changed foreverBut when her life is in danger he is her only hopeUnable to heal the damage Alex and Eve are still trapped together in a cycle of pleasure and misery that even their divorce cannot sever But when a threat from Eve’s past resurfaces Alex will stop at nothing to save her life and reclaim her heart

  9. Sarah Sarah says:

    45 starsI've been looking forward to Eve and Alex's story since the beginning of this series It's been obvious all along that there is a lot of history between them and you can see that they still love each other but even though they're in a committed Ds relationship at the club that's where their connection ends Their marriage ended in divorce and outside the club they can barely stand to be in the same room as each other I've been desperately wanting to know exactly what happened between them for ages now and On Her Master's Secret Service finally gives us a chance to find outYears ago they were married blissfully happy and working alongside each other in the FBI but that all changed when Alex left Eve behind to hunt down a dangerous criminal Profiler Eve warned Alex not to poke the bear but he did it anyway expecting to become a target himself Instead Eve was taken prisoner and held captive by a sadistic madman for a week suffering all kinds of torture while Alex was left desperately searching for his wife Alex blames himself for everything that Eve went though and ever since them he has focused all of his energy into tracking down the man who hurt her Eve never blamed Alex for what happened but she does blame him for not being there for her after she escaped She felt like he kept his distance because he didn't want her any now that she was tainted by another man and she's been hurting ever sinceIt's safe to say their relationship is complicated There's a lot of guilt and hurt between them but in spite of all that there is also still a lot of love It's not going to be easy to get their relationship back on track though and they're both going to have to be willing to put the effort in Then when Alex gets a lead that might finally allow him to get vengeance for Eve he risks losing everything by leaving her in the dark But this time Eve isn't uite so willing to watch him walk away and she's going to force him to confront their past togetherI loved both of these characters it was so easy to see things from both of their points of view so even though I was really frustrated with Alex for not being there when Eve needed him most I could see why he was struggling with his own sense of guilt and blaming himself for letting her get hurt in the first place Seeing them both working though their issues and find their way back to each other was extremely satisfying I enjoy the suspense side to this series but it's definitely the relationships that keep me coming back for I also love the camaraderie between the McKayTaggart team The hints we get at Ian's past have me eager than ever to read his book so I'm really glad that the next full length book is his

  10. Harper Hamilton Harper Hamilton says:

    This is the latest installment in the Masters and Mercenaries series Finally Alex and Eve's story If you are new to Lexi Blake I would encourage you to go back and start at the beginning of the series Is it absolutely necessary? No it isn't but you gain an insight to the cast of characters that make up this ensemble and support the story of Alex and Eve that you otherwise might not completely grasp I say this because I love each and every one of them Each one brings a rich touch to this seriesEnsemble Yes there are many characters that are interwoven into the fabric of each story Not many authors can adeuately create characters who move in and out of the main storyline without you getting frustrated by their lack of depth and development Story lines get too crowded Not here though Lexi is absolutely very talented in this regard with very few exceptions Even though this is the culmination of Alex and Eve's story she still manages to add depth to those already introduced and bring a few into the foldAlex and Eve After former FBI agent Alex totally screwed up a case that led to his then wife FBI profiler Eve being abducted and tortured for days they spend the next 5 years in a horrendous state of limbo Both are damaged by the experience in different ways Alex and Eve are divorced and still maintaining a barely there connection with each other through their Ds contact They can't move forward and they can't go back They work together though and that complicates everything When evil raises its ugly head again everything is going to be resolved one way or another It could really be the end of everything Life isn't fair and sometimes the good guy isn't who you think it isMasters and Mercenaries The series is based on a group of individuals some former FBI and military who work special ops for individuals sometimes the government and who also just happened to be firmly entrenched in the BDSM world Lexi creates men who are hot and sometimes a little bit flawed but filled with lots of potential and character The women aren't all 22 and virgins They are real women with curves and a little bit of life behind them I love the way she can weave some humor in as well Definitely one of my favorite authors Can't wait for the next one

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On Her Masters Secret Service Masters and Mercenaries #4 Librarian's note See alternate cover edition of ISBN13 9781937608125 hereHer submission fulfilled herWhen Eve St James married Alex McKay she had her whole life ahead of her They were the FBI’s golden couple by day but by night Eve gave herself over to her husband’s world of Dominance and submission filled with pleasures she came to craveHis betrayal destroyed herWorried for her safety Alex left Eve behind to tackle a dangerous mission But Alex never suspected that Eve was the real target and her security is destroyed by a madman By the time he rescues her his wife has been changed forever But when her life is in danger he is her only hopeUnable to heal the damage Alex and Eve are still trapped together in a cycle of pleasure and misery that even their divorce cannot sever But when a threat from Eve’s past resurfaces Alex will stop at nothing to save her life and reclaim her heart