ARC Review: Dungeon Royale by Lexi Blake

ARC Review: Dungeon Royale by Lexi BlakeDungeon Royale by Lexi Blake
Series: Masters and Mercenaries #6
Published by: DLZ Entertainment LLC
on February 18, 2014
Genres: BDSM, Contemporary Romance, Erotic, Fiction, Romance, Suspense, War & Military
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Broken by betrayal, one woman holds the secret to his redemption…

An agent broken

MI6 agent Damon Knight prided himself on always being in control. His missions were executed with cold, calculating precision. His club, The Garden, was run with an equally ordered and detached decadence. But his perfect world was shattered by one bullet, fired from the gun of his former partner. That betrayal almost cost him his life and ruined his career. His handlers want him to retire, threatening to revoke his license to kill if he doesn’t drop his obsession with a shadowy organization called The Collective. To earn their trust, he has to prove himself on a unique assignment with an equally unusual partner.

A woman tempted

Penelope Cash has spent her whole life wanting more. More passion. More adventure. But duty has forced her to live a quiet life. Her only excitement is watching the agents of MI6 as they save England and the world. Despite her training, she’s only an analyst. The closest she is allowed to danger and intrigue is in her dreams, which are often filled with one Damon Knight. But everything changes when the woman assigned to pose as Damon’s submissive on his latest mission is incapacitated. Penny is suddenly faced with a decision. Stay in her safe little world or risk her life and her heart for Queen and country.

An enemy revealed

With the McKay-Taggart team at their side, Damon and Penny hunt an international terrorist across the great cities of Northern Europe. Playing the part of her Master, Damon begins to learn that under Penny’s mousy exterior is a passionate submissive, one who just might lay claim to his cold heart. But when Damon’s true enemy is brought out of the shadows, it might be Penny who pays the ultimate price.


Dungeon Royale is yet another amazing Masters and Mercenaries story from the incredibly talented Lexi Blake. This series just keeps getting better and better, with more mystery, more suspense, and a whole lot more kinkiness to go around. When Lexi Blake gives us a story, you just know it’s genuine and from the heart. She is such a talented consistent author that always gives her readers what they want, an action packed, intensely emotional, and sexy as hell read. Dungeon Royale is one of those stories that you will forever keep handy, not only because the cover is fucking gorgeous and drool-worthy, but the storyline is solid and so damn entertaining that you will probably want to go back for more.

Here’s the first rule, love. Don’t tell me what I can’t do.

Let me introduce to you our hero, Damon Knight. Gorgeous, brooding, built like a truck, and is as Dominant as they come. His humour is kinda dry, but still his little quips are funny as hell. Damon is intense, charming, and definitely swoon worthy to the tenth degree. And of course, you can’t be around Ian Taggart and not be a smart ass!

Now it’s time for our heroine, Penelope Cash is just your average woman with a not so average IQ who works for M16 as well. She is a curvy girl *big props Lexi* who knows her way around several languages, but has never been out in the field. Penelope has some insecurities and she also is a virgin to the whole BDSM scene. Her life has been put on hold in order for her to take care of her mother, so she hasn’t had much experience in the relationship department.

Together, the chemistry between these two are off the charts. Apart, they are just as stubborn as ever! I think Damon and Penelope were paired perfectly. Damon is the man to get Penelope past her insecurities and to stand up for herself and Penelope can see through Damon’s charms. She can test him, make him work for it and keep him on his toes which I think just excites the big bad Dom even more.

❝ That’s right, love. You touch me. I want you to touch me. If you belong to me, then my body is yours, too. ❞

The gang is back! Well, most of them are. Some had to stay at home to take care of all the babies 🙂 There is Ian, Jake, Charlotte, Simon, Jesse, AND Charlotte’s sister, Chelsea (who I am very intrigued about). They team up with Damon and M16 to try to take down ‘The Collective.’ Someone new is in charge, and it’s closely connected to Damon Knight’s past. With a plan in place and the right people on the job, craziness still ensues, loyalties are tested, and setbacks become the norm. Excitement will rush through your veins and your eyes will stay hooked to the pages, as you try to figure out what the end game will be.

There was no doubt in my mind that this wouldn’t be tagged as a MUST READ for me. I fell in love with this series a long time ago, and Lexi Blake is keeping ‘this girl’ happy by bringing in more incredible characters who will just steal your heart. Damon Knight is a perfect example of these incredible characters. When a man like Damon says things like, “Don’t ever leave me.” to the woman he loves, it just makes my insides turn to mush. It’s so damn sexy, to witness such a strong male show just how vulnerable he can be. If you haven’t started the Masters & Mercenaries series yet, hop to it, because you will love it, you will crave it, and you will never forget it.


I can’t let you all go without one of my favorite lines from Mr. Taggart!

Hello again, Mr. Taggart.

God, that makes me sound old. Call me Ian or bastard or son of a bitch. I answer to them all.









Release Date: May 13, 2014

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Derek Brighton has become one of Dallas’s finest detectives through a combination of discipline and obsession. Once he has a target in his sights, nothing can stop him. When he isn’t solving homicides, he applies the same intensity to his playtime at Sanctum, a secretive BDSM club. Unfortunately, no amount of beautiful submissives can fill the hole that one woman left in his heart.


Karina Mills has a reputation for being reckless, and her clients appreciate her results. As a private investigator, she pursues her cases with nothing holding her back. In her personal life, Karina yearns for something different. Playing at Sanctum has been a safe way to find peace, but the one Dom who could truly master her heart is out of reach.


On the hunt for a killer, Derek enters a shadowy underworld only to find the woman he aches for is working the same case. Karina is searching for a missing girl and won’t stop until she finds her. To get close to their prime suspect, they need to pose as a couple. But as their operation goes under the covers, unlikely partners become passionate lovers while the killer prepares to strike.


About Lexi Blake

NY Times and USA Today bestselling author Lexi Blake lives in North Texas with her husband, three kids, and the laziest rescue dog in the world. She began writing at a young age, concentrating on plays and journalism. It wasn’t until she started writing romance and urban fantasy that she found the stories of her heart. She likes to find humor in the strangest places and believes in happy endings no matter how odd the couple, threesome, or foursome may seem.

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