New Review: Submission Is Not Enough By Lexi Blake (Masters and Mercenaries 12)

Posted October 24, 2016 by Lisa Marie in Blog, Newest Reviews, Reviews, The HUB / 0 Comments

Submission is Not Enough (Masters and Mercenaries, #12) by Lexi Blake
on October 25th 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Contemporary Romance, Crime, Erotic Romance, Erotica, Military, Romance, Suspense
Source: Inkslinger
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Also by this author: Master Bits & Mercenary Bites: The Secret Recipes of Topped, Satisfaction, For His Eyes Only (Masters and Mercenaries, #13), Arranged (Masters and Mercenaries, #13.5), Revenge (Lawless, #3)

A fallen hero reborn
Theo Taggart lost everything the night he died. His family, his beautiful Erin, and worst of all, he lost himself. A twisted doctor brought him back from the brink of death, but reprogrammed his identity to serve her will. Rescued by his brothers, he must fight to reclaim the man he was and the life, and love, that were stolen from him.
A love worth fighting for
Erin Argent thought she’d lost Theo forever. When he walked back into her life, it was nothing short of a miracle. Months of torture and conditioning at the hands of Dr. Hope McDonald have done damage to Theo that may never be mended. He has no memory of her or the life they shared. Breaking through to him, and helping him rediscover all he lost, will be the toughest mission she’s ever faced. Luckily for Theo, Erin loves a good fight.
Their reunion under siege
Unfortunately, Hope is far from done with Theo Taggart. Obsession with her prize experiment, she will do anything to get him back. If the only way to finally break him of his past life is to kill Erin and his son, then she’s only too happy to oblige…



I’ll admit it. I’m a Masters and Mercenaries Addict.  I scramble to snag up a new addition  to the series the moment it comes out so to be able to get  it ahead of time was like  Christmas.  Plus it is Theo and Erin’s story.   I had  been  eagerly anticipating this since Ten’s book when Theo was captured, so I dove in the minute it hit my reader.   I’m happy to report that I barely came up for air and it was worth every second of reading time.

Theo was captured and his brain and memories manipulated by Hope McDonald.  He doesn’t remember his life before her machinations.  He doesn’t remember his brothers, family or his deep love for Erin.  In fact just thinking her name brings pain.  Erin thought that she had the love of her life as well as her son’s father  back but things are just not that easy.  McDonald is still on the run and creating her “army” and there is a traitor in the McKay-Taggart midst.

As is expected in a Lexi Blake M & M book, there is intense emotions and action (both in and out of the bedroom). Lexi gave Erin and Theo a heartbreaking story of loss, love, and rebuilding.  Erin, the tough, life hardened agent blossoms into a fierce, determined woman and mother.  Theo is the broken warrior and lover, struggling to find  his true self again.  Both characters have a depth that captures the reader’s heart as they  struggle to make sense of what they are going  through both individually, as new parents and a couple.  There are some heavy emotions as Theo regains his memory and realizes the extent that he contributed to what  happened to him and what needs to still be resolved.  Erin’s past and fears rear up to trip her up as she juggles motherhood, reclaiming Theo and the dangers they all face.

Ms. Blake did not skimp on the additional characters in Submission.  Ian & Charlotte, Kai, Chase,  Liam, and Damon are all on hand as well as new characters such as the magnetic Russian, Nick and Theo’s fellow McDonald victim Robert. The plot is thick and meatywith suspense and intrigue. Typical Taggart humor to lighten the feel and some visits to the kink closet to relieve the pressure.  All the right elements to make for a great Blake read.

Submission Is Not Enough is packed with it all. Put it to the top of your TBR immediately.


Rating Report
Overall: four-half-stars

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