Book Review – YOU ONLY LOVE TWICE by Lexi Blake @authorlexiblake

Book Review – YOU ONLY LOVE TWICE by Lexi Blake @authorlexiblakeYou Only Love Twice by Lexi Blake
Published by: DLZ Entertainment LLC
on February 17, 2015
Genres: BDSM, Contemporary Erotic Romance
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A woman on a mission

Phoebe Graham is a specialist in deep cover espionage, infiltrating the enemy, observing their practices, and when necessary eliminating the threat. Her latest assignment is McKay-Taggart Security Services, staffed with former military and intelligence operatives. They routinely perform clandestine operations all over the world but it isn’t until Jesse Murdoch joins the team that her radar starts spinning. Unfortunately so does her head. He’s gorgeous and sweet and her instincts tell her to trust him but she’s been burned before, so he’ll stay where he belongs—squarely in her sights.

A man on the run

Since the moment his Army unit was captured by jihadists, Jesse’s life has been a nightmare. Forced to watch as those monsters tortured and killed his friends and the woman he loved, something inside him snapped. When he’s finally rescued, everyone has the same question—why did he alone survive? Clouded in accusations and haunted by the faces of those he failed, Jesse struggles in civilian life until McKay-Taggart takes him in. Spending time with Phoebe, the shy and beautiful accountant, makes him feel human for the first time in forever. If someone so innocent and sweet could accept him, maybe he could truly be redeemed.

A love they never expected

When Phoebe receives the order to eliminate Jesse, she must choose between the job she’s dedicated her life to and the man who’s stolen her heart. Choosing Jesse would mean abandoning everything she believes in, and it might mean sharing his fate because a shadowy killer is dedicated to finishing the job started in Iraq.


Lexi Blake gives us another incredible installment of the Masters and Mercenaries series, with this heart pounding, nail-biting, and breath catching romance. Sexy and emotional to the max, Jesse and Phoebe’s love story brought me to my knees and absolutely warmed my heart. There were so many passionate moments that just kicked me in the gut, leaving me gasping for air. I couldn’t have asked for a more fitting happily ever after for these two amazing characters.

A woman full of guilt, grief, and sorrow gets a second chance at love. A man with his own demons wants to conquer her heart, mind, body, and soul. A couple brought together by fate, but the past is determined to keep them at arm’s length. In this installment of the highly suspenseful Masters and Mercenaries series, we learn that you have to let go of the past in order to have a future free of guilt and regret. Like the old poem says, “Tis better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all.” This is a story about a woman who lost the love of her life, and it left her broken, incapable of opening up her heart to another. When the jig is up, and all is out in the open, Jesse tends to be the man to break her, to mend her heart, and to wedge himself right in the center of it, not matter what it takes.

Phoebe and Jesse are two of the strongest characters that Ms. Blake has ever created. The messages embedded in the story, the storyline that had me on the edge of my seat, and the electric, intense connection between the two characters, made You Only Love Twice, one of my favorites of the series!

Just as a side note – the next book in the series was set up PERFECTLY in this book! I already have a million scenarios going through my mind right now. I’m giddy just thinking about it! I have a feeling the next one will take my breath away!

With more classic and hilarious Ian moments, and me falling in love with every new character that comes around in this series, I just don’t know how I find the time to read anything else!


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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