I started reading this book and for a few minutes, I was so confused, since I don’t know these characters or their business. This book read like a continuation of another story and I was lost, but it only took a few more minutes to get a grip. Boy am I glad I stuck with it because I really loved this book. Michael was judgmental and dismissive of Vanessa at first but he was also hurting and vulnerable, so I didn’t fault him too much. Vanessa was so raw and in so much pain after losing her sister and pretty much everyone important in her life. They were both very sympathetic characters and their chemistry was off the charts from the first time they met, so it was easy to root for this couple.
This story is suspense, intrigue and heat. I loved every minute of it. It’s fast-paced but also moves at the perfect speed to keep things exciting without rushing through the facts. There are various subplots and a lot of characters but the story flows well and nothing gets lost. Michael and Vanessa’s story has a HEA but there are ongoing story lines that will continue into the next book in the series, so I won’t go into detail for fear of spoiling things. I’ll just say this book was so much fun to read and I’ll be waiting impatiently for the next in the series.
I received an ARC from Social Butterfly PR in exchange for an honest review.
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The Dom Identity
by Lexi Blake
Masters and Mercenaries Reloaded book 2
Available September 14, 2021
A man with everything
Michael Malone seems to have it all. A wealthy, loving family. A job that fulfills him. Friends he can count on. But something is missing. He’s spent years watching his brother and close friends get married and start families, but it hasn’t happened for him. When an assignment comes up to investigate fallen Hollywood star Vanessa Hale, he jumps at the chance. She’s gorgeous and potentially deadly. Playing the spy game with her might be just the thing to take his mind off his troubles.
A woman with nothing left to lose
Vanessa Hale had big dreams that ended in scandal. She returned home with nothing but heartache and the desire to find her sister’s killer. The trail points to someone at Lodge Corp, so taking a job with Julian Lodge’s mysterious company is her best option for finding the truth. While she hunts for a killer during the day, she hopes to find some solace at night in The Club. Meeting the gorgeous, sexy and seemingly kind Michael Malone, their chemistry sparks in a way she’s never felt before, and Vanessa thinks maybe her luck has finally changed.
A love that might save them both
When Michael’s true motives are revealed, she will have to find a way to forgive his betrayal. The killer has made Vanessa their next target. Working together and stopping this monster is the only chance for them to have the real love they both deserve.