Submission is Not Enough

Lexi Blake
Submission is Not Enough
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Publisher
DLZ Entertainment, LLC
Release Date
October 2016
ISBN
9781937608545
Series
Book 12 of Masters and Mercenaries
Genre
Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Romantic Suspense/Mystery

SUMMARY
A fallen hero reborn

Theo Taggart lost everything the night he died. His family, his beautiful Erin, and worst of all, he lost himself. A twisted doctor brought him back from the brink of death, but reprogrammed his identity to serve her will. Rescued by his brothers, he must fight to reclaim the man he was and the life, and love, that were stolen from him.

A love worth fighting for

Erin Argent thought she'd lost Theo forever. When he walked back into her life, it was nothing short of a miracle. Months of torture and conditioning at the hands of Dr. Hope McDonald have done damage to Theo that may never be mended. He has no memory of her or the life they shared. Breaking through to him, and helping him rediscover all he lost, will be the toughest mission she's ever faced. Luckily for Theo, Erin loves a good fight.

Their reunion under siege

Unfortunately, Hope is far from done with Theo Taggart. Obsession with her prize experiment, she will do anything to get him back. If the only way to finally break him of his past life is to kill Erin and his son, then she's only too happy to oblige…

Book Review by Delta (reviewer)
Oct 31, 2016   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
77 people found the following review helpful
This book poses an interesting question: is it better to lose someone you love to death or to have them survive but not remember anything about their life? There is no good answer.

When Theo Taggart was rescued after being presumed dead, he was 50 Shades of Fucked Up. Brainwashed by a madwoman, Theo struggles to recall even basic information about himself, and it kills him to know that the redhead who haunted his every minute in captivity is someone he can't wholly remember his real time with.

Erin Argent was devastated when Theo died, especially since she was there when the bullet took him down. She struggled through pregnancy, but it's nothing compared to having the man she loves back from the dead and not remembering who she is...was...to him. Now she's a single mother whose man can barely look at her, who avoids their son at every opportunity, who put everything she believed in on the line for love and came out the big loser.

The literal pain that comes with just looking at Erin knocks Theo on his ass. He can't remember anything about her, but he's pretty sure she's not the right woman for him. She's too sweet, too gentle. He'll hurt her. Erin knows the time for coddling Theo is now gone, it's time to wake his ass up and make him realize how good they are together.

Ooooh, ya'll, I've been waiting for this one!! SUBMISSION IS NOT ENOUGH is book 12 in the Masters and Mercenaries series by the fabulous Ms. Blake, and I've been chomping at the bit to get to Theo's side of the Hope McDonald kidnapping/brainwashing/reprogramming saga. Erin's character was so terribly sad in the last book, my heart absolutely broke for her. Theo was interesting, so strong and capable in body, but totally broken on the inside as he struggles to recall even the most basic portions of his life BH (before Hope).

If my heart broke for Erin before, it was absolutely crushed for Theo in SUBMISSION IS NOT ENOUGH, as the man just knew nothing about his past, who he was or what his hopes and dreams were. And the scenes where he couldn't/wouldn't connect with baby TJ just killed me. Of course it all worked out in the end, leaving the series open for loads of new London players (and the "lost boys" they collected).

Bottom Line: No OM/OW or sharing; some condom use (with conversation); BDSM/kink (spanking, bondage, pain); no sexual assault (but attempt is kind of implied); violence/murder (lots).
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