Love and Let Die

Lexi Blake
Love and Let Die
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DLZ Entertainment, LLC
Release Date
October 2013
Book 5 of Masters and Mercenaries
BDSM, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Romantic Suspense/Mystery

A Tragic Love Story

Charlotte Dennis's mission was clear: distract and misdirect CIA operative Ian Taggart by any means necessary. If she failed, she would never see her sister again. With her training, it should have been simple, but after one night in Ian's arms, she knew that saving her sister would mean losing the man of her dreams.

Ian was tracking a terrorist when he met the beautiful American daughter of a Russian mobster. His instincts told him Charlotte was trouble, but his body craved her like a drug and his heart would not be denied. She took his ring and his collar. For once he was truly happy. But as he closed in on his target, her betrayal cost him his mission while her sacrifice saved his life. As she died in his arms, Ian vowed he would never love again.

A Dangerous Reunion

For five years, Charlotte has thought of nothing but returning to her husband, her Master. Working in the shadows, she has devoted herself to earning a chance to reclaim her place in Ian's life. But forgiveness isn't a part of Ian's vocabulary.

Nothing is more important to Ian Taggart than his new mission. But the information he needs is firmly in the hands of the woman who betrayed him. To catch his most dangerous prey, Ian will have to let Charlotte back into his life. As the hunt takes them to some of the world's most exotic locations, the danger grows and their passion reignites.

Will Ian forgive his wayward submissive…or lose her again?

Book Review by Delta (reviewer)
Jul 11, 2016   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
133 people found the following review helpful
Sometimes I like to judge my enjoyment of a book on how much I'd like to harm a MC or two. Due to my desire to throat punch Ian repeatedly throughout LOVE AND LET DIE, I'm a huge fan of this one!

When Ian Taggart's wife Charlotte died 5 years ago, something in him died with her. But it turns out his beloved wife didn't really die, and Ian is PISSED! Grumpy on a good day, Ian's livid that Charlotte played him for a fool all those years ago, working with his enemy Eli Nelson and likely laughing behind his back at his stupidity. Now Charlotte's back, and she wants her husband back too. She's been working behind the scenes to make up for her betrayal all those years ago, but once you lose Ian Taggart's trust, it's not something he'll give over again.

But Charlotte's nothing if not persistent, and she'll have her man again no matter if it's the Russian mob or a traitorous CIA agent after her. Between secrets, lies and half-truths, the McKay-Taggart team will get to the bottom of the pit of deception that has haunted them all for years.

LOVE AND LET DIE is the 5th offering in the Masters and Mercenaries series by the fabulous Ms. Blake, and we finally, FINALLY get the story of Mr. Ian Taggart, one half of the McKay-Taggart Security founders and his presumed dead wife Charlotte. Ian's always been a force to be reckoned with, a bit of an obtuse brute, and in his story we finally get to see one of the reasons why. I absolutely adored Charlotte, she was such a brat...but not a bitch. She was funny and irreverent yet serious as a heart attack when it comes to her life or the life of her sister and her husband.

Ian was SOOOOO MEAN to her! I mean, I get that he was hurt, but dude was a DICK! But that didn't stop girlfriend from getting in his face every chance she got to remind him just how good they were together once. I kind of love them together, even though I'm still offended on Charlotte's behalf by some of the shit he said to her.

One of the things I love about the Masters and Mercenaries series is how all of the stories connect. So, even though you are able to read them independently, loyal readers get to enjoy the full benefit of the backstories that are carried throughout the series. And the sex...good gods on a guinea pig, the sex is always so spectacular! Ms. Blake knows her way around a love scene, ladies and gentlemen, and we're all better because of it. As always, I'm looking forward to diving into the next Masters and Mercenaries book ASAP!

Bottom Line: One of my favorite books of this series thus far, but do yourself a solid and start from the beginning to get the full effect of these awesome characters.
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