ARC Review + Excerpt – ADORED by Lexi Blake @authorlexiblake @1001DarkNights

ARC Review + Excerpt – ADORED by Lexi Blake @authorlexiblake @1001DarkNights

ARC Review + Excerpt – ADORED by Lexi Blake @authorlexiblake @1001DarkNightsAdored by Lexi Blake
Series: Masters and Mercenaries #8.5, 1001 Dark Nights
Published by: Evil Eye Concepts
on May 12, 2015
Genres: BDSM, Erotic Suspense
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A man who gave up on love

Mitch Bradford is an intimidating man. In his professional life, he has a reputation for demolishing his opponents in the courtroom. At the exclusive BDSM club Sanctum, he prefers disciplining pretty submissives with no strings attached. In his line of work, there’s no time for a healthy relationship. After a few failed attempts, he knows he’s not good for any woman—especially not his best friend’s sister.

A woman who always gets what she wants

Laurel Daley knows what she wants, and her sights are set on Mitch. He’s smart and sexy, and it doesn’t matter that he’s a few years older and has a couple of bitter ex-wives. Watching him in action at work and at play, she knows he just needs a little polish to make some woman the perfect lover. She intends to be that woman, but first she has to show him how good it could be.

A killer lurking in the shadows

When an unexpected turn of events throws the two together, Mitch and Laurel are confronted with the perfect opportunity to explore their mutual desire. Night after night of being close breaks down Mitch’s defenses. The more he sees of Laurel, the more he knows he wants her. Unfortunately, someone else has their eyes on Laurel and they have murder in mind.


There is NOTHING quite like the feeling of having a brand new Masters and Mercenaries book to devour! Fans of the series who have been jonesing for a quick Lexi Blake fix, ADORED is sure to be your drug of choice. New to Lexi Blake? New to the incredible Masters and Mercenaries series? ADORED is a great book to get your feet wet, to find out what all the fuss is about, to find out why THIS series and THIS author is at the top of ALL of my book lists: Favorite Series, Favorite Author, Favorite BBF, Top Fave Auto-buy. You name it, Lexi Blake and her wonderful series has made it to the top one way or another. Get ready to travel to Club Sanctum, and take a journey as yet another Dom is brought to his knees by the woman he didn’t see coming.

“I fucking warned you. I won’t stop this time. I won’t play the gentleman again,”

In this fantastic installment of the Masters and Mercenaries series, Lexi Blake weaves together an emotional, sexy, and suspenseful tale of woman who isn’t shy to the fact that she wants to surrender to a certain stubborn Dom. It’s extremely difficult when said Dom is pushing her away one minute, and yanking her up on his desk to devour her the next. Mitch Bradford has been through his share of divorces so trust and commitment is a huge issue with him. Laurel Daley knew she wanted to reach Mitch’s heart from the moment they met. With her brother in the lifestyle, she knows dominant men, and she holds her own against the gorgeous and intimidating lawyer. Laurel lives in the present, hoping for a future that looked so out of reach. With the darkness looming over him from his past, Mitch Bradford has been cold for so long. He just needs to push away his doubts and his fears and realize that he has finally found the woman who would end up thawing his heart.

“Do you have any idea how perfect you are for me?”

With moments of passion, heartbreak, tension, and excitement, ADORED kept me on the edge of my seat, turning the pages like a mad woman; hoping and craving for that happily every after that Ms. Blake gives us time and time again. Tantalizing and extremely thrilling, Ms. Blake brought out all the feels in this one, leaving me longing for more. Don’t be shy ladies. If you are a newbie, ADORED is the book to pop your M&M cherry. You will not only be satisfied, you will be utterly lost in this world and you will NEVER want to leave.



“Do you absolutely have to play tonight? It’s hard walking around without looking at things. I’m going to crash into someone’s scene,” a familiar voice said.

She turned and there was her brother coming up the stairs with Mitchell and Kai. Will’s eyes were firmly planted on the ground.

Kai gave her a smile. “He’s trying to avoid seeing you half naked.”

“She’s actually quite covered,” Mitch admitted.

He looked utterly delicious. No matter what kind of problems they might have, there was no denying the fact that this man got her motor running like no other. Sanctum was filled with gorgeous men, but Mitch seemed to stand above the rest. He was so masculine, with his broad shoulders and cut chest on display. She loved how petite she felt when he held her. He seemed to like to show off how strong he was by carrying her around.

Will brought his head up, his eyes opening cautiously. He seemed to relax. “All right. I suppose I can handle that. What kind of scene are you two doing tonight?”

Mitch moved to her side, his eyes going to the collar around her neck. She could practically feel the satisfaction pouring off him in waves. He might not want her as a wife, but she could tell he was enjoying keeping a submissive. “I’m doing a ropes demonstration, and no, you will not want to watch. We’re up very soon, so you and Bridget should stay on the east side of the dungeon. I hear Weston and his wife are doing an impact play scene.”

“I’m going to find a pretty little pain slut and get my freak on,” Kai promised. He looked nothing like his normal self. Kai was usually very intellectual looking. Like the professor at college every girl wanted to date. But with his hair down around his shoulders and dressed in leathers and motorcycle boots, the good psychologist looked dangerous. And definitely ready for some fun. Of course, his idea of fun had to do with pain.

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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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