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Review: The Man From Sanctum by Lexi Blake

A painful past

Deke Murphy and Maddie Hall should never have worked as a couple in high school. She was the class valedictorian and he the jock who took nothing seriously…except her. Together they formed an amazing team, and young love blossomed into something that strengthened them both. Until tragedy struck and Deke made a sacrifice that split them up forever.

An unexpected reunion

Seventeen years later, Maddie is living her dream working for a brilliant tech guru in the beauty of Southern California. She’s made a life for herself and it’s first class all the way. She rarely thinks of the jock who dumped her all those years ago. But when Maddie realizes her boss might be part of an international conspiracy, she can’t deny Deke might be her best bet to solve the mystery. Her one-time sweetheart works for one of the world’s premiere security and investigative firms. She’ll hire him and prove to herself their relationship could never have worked.

A dangerous future

As Maddie and Deke begin to uncover her boss’s secrets, they can’t deny the chemistry that has reignited. But before they can explore the connection growing between them, they must survive the deadly forces hunting them down.


Deke and Maddie were high school sweethearts and first loves, but he broke it off before they graduated because he knew their love would hold her back. Maddie was angry at him for years, but she eventually for over it, knowing he did the right thing and that it hurt him as much as it hurt her, maybe more considering everything he went through on deployment. More than a decade has passed when Maddie finds herself in trouble and Deke is the only person who can help her.

They’re falling all over again, but that could distract them from the mission and make them even more vulnerable. There’s so much at stake and even more threats than they realize. This book had me turning pages like crazy because I couldn’t wait to see what happened next. I couldn’t put it down. This isn’t just about Maddie and Deke either because his team is involved and the past comes back to haunt someone. There’s not much to say without giving away the best parts but this book will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end. I received an ARC from Social Butterfly PR in exchange for an honest review.

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