ARC Review: A View to a Thrill (Masters and Mercenaries) by Lexi Blake

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ARC Review: A View to a Thrill (Masters and Mercenaries) by Lexi BlakeA View to a Thrill by Lexi Blake
Series: Masters and Mercenaries #7
Published by: DLZ Entertainment LLC
on August 19, 2014
Genres: BDSM, Contemporary Erotic Romance
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A Spy without a Country

Simon Weston grew up royal in a place where aristocracy still mattered. Serving Queen and country meant everything to him, until MI6 marked him as damaged goods and he left his home in disgrace. Ian Taggart showed him a better way to serve his fellow man and introduced him to Sanctum, a place to pursue his passion for Dominance and submission. Topping beautiful subs was a lovely distraction until he met Chelsea, and becoming her Master turned into Simon’s most important mission.

A Woman without Hope

Chelsea Dennis grew up a pawn to the Russian mob. Her father’s violent lessons taught her that monsters lurked inside every man and they should never be trusted. Hiding in the shadows, she became something that even the monsters would fear—an information broker who exposed their dirty secrets and toppled their empires. Everything changed when Simon Weston crossed her path. Valiant and faithful, he was everything she needed—and a risk she couldn’t afford to take.

A Force too Strong to Resist

When dark forces from her past threaten her newfound family at Sanctum, Chelsea must turn to Simon, the one man she can trust with her darkest secrets. Their only chance to survive lies in a mystery even Chelsea has been unable to solve. As they race to uncover the truth and stay one step ahead of the assassins on their heels, they will discover a love too powerful to deny. But to stop a killer, Simon just might have to sacrifice himself…



Lexi Blake continues to shock and amaze me with her all-consuming, incredibly erotic, sensational stories. I’ve said this time and time again, but Ms. Blake’s Masters & Mercenaries Series is an ALL TIME FAVORITE series of mine. Heart-pounding,  hilarious, and full of kinky goodness, A View to a Thrill, had me up until 4 in the morning devouring page by page, like it was the last thing I would ever read. Lexi Blake is a MASTER at setting the scene with her gorgeous, possessive Doms and her strong, bratty subs; constantly putting us in a cloud of euphoric bliss with their heated chemistry that practically jump off the pages. I don’t know if I’ve ever read a series, where I felt so emotionally connected with these wonderful, dynamic characters. Even after the last page has turned, I find myself laughing, sighing, and just thinking about specific events, hilarious quotes, and the mind-blowing BDSM/Sex scenes. A story that sticks with you long after the happily ever after, is a story that is worth so much praise, and I can never give enough praise to such an incredibly talented romance author, like Lexi Blake. 

I’ve loved Simon’s character ever since I can remember, and when Chelsea came onto the scene, I connected with her instantly. Apart these two are a hot mess, but together, with their unspoken, intense chemistry and connection, they can accomplish amazing things. The sarcastic quips, and the hearty banter had me throwing my head back, laughing so hard, that tears were flowing freely. Ms. Blake’s writing style leaves me in awe every single time, She has a way of having her characters say just the right thing that helps us to connect more with the storyline, and the characters themselves. 

Finally learning about Simon and Chelsea’s childhoods had my heart breaking piece by piece. Simon, being abandoned at such a young age, and Chelsea, being horribly abused by her father…it is just devastating and explains so much when you are trying to get in the mind of these characters in the present. Simon has been intrigued by Chelsea ever since she threw that uppercut at him. Studying her with such precision, Simon knew Chelsea more than Chelsea knew Chelsea. When her life is in danger, she knew whose comfort and protection she wanted instantly. Simon is a mystery to her, but he is the only man that makes her feel safe. But Simon’s protection comes with a price. A price that is in the form of a BDSM contract. After a few curse words, kisses, and sarcastic comments later, AND especially to avoid ‘Satan,’ err, excuse me, I mean Big Tag, Chelsea signs on the dotted line without even reviewing the damn thing, which I don’t have to tell you, but could really end up biting her in the ass in the future. Let the sexy, suspenseful journey begin!





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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