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Devoted by Lexi Blake
Series: Masters and Mercenaries #10.5
Genres: Erotic Romance
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 am so thrilled to enter back into my favorite world of Master & Mercenaries! If you are looking for a Dom then trust me when I tell you that Lexi Blake creates Doms that will make you melt. If you are new to this series it is unbelievably delicious! I highly recommend that you go back and read every single one of the books. My favorite dom in this series is Ian because lets face it he can make every sub in a four mile radius hit their knees with his commanding voice!
This novella was a quick read and can be read on its own. Amy is currently dealing with the fallout of getting the family business away from her very corrupt father. She has to be in control always which allows her to indulge in giving that control up by taking lessons at Sanctum (Ian’s BDSM club) in the art of submission. She gets paired with Flynn, her business rival, who is there taking the dom class trying to regain the control he needs. I adored that these two were business rivals! It really added an extra element.
As always the characters are well written, the sex scenes are off the charts hot, and we get a peek at past characters we have grown to love. That is one of the things I really like not only about this series but about Lexi Blake as well. She doesn’t ever stray so far from the past characters that you are left wondering where they are and what happened to them. Instead she introduces us to new characters who only enhance the Master & Mercenaries family .
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.