Master No

Lexi Blake
Master No
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DLZ Entertainment, LLC
Release Date
August 2015
Book 9 of Masters and Mercenaries
BDSM, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Romantic Suspense/Mystery

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.

Book Review by Delta (reviewer)
Sep 23, 2016   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
95 people found the following review helpful
This is a rough one, folks!! Well written but deadly!

Tennessee Smith never in his life expected to be burned by the CIA. He was raised to be a spy, dedicating his whole life to the undercover world of secrets and lies. Now, with his team exposed, his cover blown and his career over, Ten heads to Texas where he knows the men and women of McKay-Taggart will help him take down the man who ruined his life. He goes undercover as a Sanctum Dom to entice the submissive Dr. Faith McDonald to trust him. Ten knows her father burned him through the agency, but what exactly does the gorgeous Ms. McDonald know about her diabolical dad and sister's nefarious plans?

Faith always played at BDSM, but when she meets her new temporary Master as she's on her break from working in Africa, she realizes she wants more than a good time, she wants the whole enchilada with the enigmatic man who's stolen her heart. They'll have to survive her father first.

Oooh, I've been waiting for Tennessee's story y'all! MASTER NO is book 9 in the Masters and Mercenaries series, and I have to say that Ten is second only to Ian as far as my all consuming love for the MC's throughout these books. He's moody and broody and high strung and laid back and so delicious. The action in this story was super terrific too, especially during the last quarter of the read. My jaw dropped as the bodies did, and I found myself furiously flipping pages just to see if Ms. Blake would give me any freakin' GOOD news!

Ten and Faith were well matched, and I liked that she wasn't a kung fu badass, but a normal woman, a doctor, a healer and not a fighter. They had good chemistry, even if their relationship felt a bit forced at times. Even so, the secondary characters made up for it with their badassedness and humor. Once again Ian stole the show with comments like this:

"I don't even have a job. "

"The good news is she does," Tag replied. "She's way smarter than you."

"That she is. She deserves better."

Tag's face twisted in a grimace. "Don't tell her that. Women don't like that shit. Let me give you some advice. 'Yes, baby.' That's all you need to say when you're not on a dungeon floor. Now when you're playing, feel free to get as nasty and caveman-like as possible, but in the real world, our two words for survival are 'yes' and 'baby.'"


Bottom Line: Mixed emotions about the outcome of their op in MASTER NO. I don't usually shed a tear at romantic suspense, but this one really got me!
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