Close Cover: A Masters and Mercenaries Novel

Lexi Blake
Close Cover: A Masters and Mercenaries Novel
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Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated
Release Date
April 2018
Book 1 of Lexi Blake Crossover Collection
BDSM, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance

Remy Guidry doesn't do relationships. He tried the marriage thing once, back in Louisiana, and learned the hard way that all he really needs in life is a cold beer, some good friends, and the occasional hookup. His job as a bodyguard with McKay-Taggart gives him purpose and lovely perks, like access to Sanctum. The last thing he needs in his life is a woman with stars in her eyes and babies in her future.

Lisa Daley's life is finally going in the right direction. She has finally graduated from college after years of putting herself through school. She's got a new job at an accounting firm and she's finished her Sanctum training. Finally on her own and having fun, her life seems pretty perfect. Except she's lonely and the one man she wants won't give her a second look.

There is one other little glitch. Apparently, her new firm is really a front for the mob and now they want her dead. Assassins can really ruin a fun girls' night out. Suddenly strapped to the very same six-foot-five-inch hunk of a bodyguard who makes her heart pound, Lisa can't decide if this situation is a blessing or a curse.

As the mob closes in, Remy takes his tempting new charge back to the safest place he knows—his home in the bayou. Surrounded by his past, he can't help wondering if Lisa is his future. To answer that question, he just has to keep her alive.

Book Review by Delta (reviewer)
Apr 26, 2018   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
70 people found the following review helpful
5 gator and gumbo stars for CLOSE COVER!

Remy Guidry loves the perks that come with working as a bodyguard for McKay-Taggart, especially the access to the private BDSM club Sanctum.

But the one sub he wants is the one he won't let himself have: Lisa Daley. Lisa is a Texan princess, he's certain she has no room in her life for a Cajun who just wants to earn his way back home to run his family's bait shop and bar. Lisa's been half in love with Remy since she saw the Dom so many months ago, but he turned her down flat. So when he decides to start something up with her? Yeah, she should've been skeptical, but Lisa was just overjoyed (and totally horny). When Lisa's past comes charging back into her life with a vengeance, she'll have to decide whether she can live without Remy's love and settle for just being protected.

CLOSE COVER is the 15th offering in the Masters and Mercenaries series and the first book in the spinoff Crossover series by a variety of authors. I love Remy and Lisa! When he performed the first rope scene on her? That poetry? Does the Pulitzer committee know about you, Ms. Blake? Because I may throw your name in for next year's nominations. Everything about this series is delightful to me, and I honestly haven't had one that I've really disliked. The females are fierce in their own ways, the men are protective and sweet and funny while they swear they won't fall for a woman (subsequently being brought down by a dirty 4-letter word…I'll let you decide what that word is). CLOSE COVER was particularly fun because of the wild bayou setting (I heart Otis!), which has always fascinated me. I'm really looking forward to reading the spinoff stories, Miss. Delphine told me they'd all be great!

Bottom Line: No OM/OW or sharing; condom use; BDSM/kink; no sexual assault; violence/murder.
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