For His Eyes Only by Lexi Blake
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This read like an episode right out of a soap opera. If a soap opera had characters that were spies and had a secret dungeon for BDSM activities in their home base. Guy was being tortured by the SVR (formerly the KGB). He gets rescued by gorgeous MI6 agent. They become lovers and share affection with one another over time. But the girl wants to maintain an open relationship. They fight. They eventually break up. Guy falls into the arms of MI6 agent's willing cousin, who's in love with him. After one night of passion with the cousin, he starts to imagine a different type of future with her. On that same night, the MI6 agent swoops in to manipulate him back to her and like a sad sap (PU$$Y) he went, breaking the cousin's heart.
Now five years later, Des (the MI6 agent) is dead and Hayley (the cousin) is in danger. She seeks out Nikolai (the guy) to help her. While he is apparently lusting over Hayley, he's still grieving and loving Des. Which was completely
Unfortunately, as much as I liked Hayley, I hated how pathetic she was. Even if I overlooked how she slept with her cousin's ex, he still repeatedly chose Des over her.
It was humiliating and extremely hurtful. Why then was she oh so willing to keep throwing herself at him? Poor thing.
And as much as I liked Nikky, I hated how much he obviously didn't care about Hayley in the last 5 years. I wasn't convinced. He continuously waxed poetic about how amazingly sexy Des was and spent a lot of his internal musings reminiscing over their times together. If Des were still alive, would he even be giving Hayley the time of day? I kept waiting for that question to come up, but it never did. Hmmmmm....
There was tons of action. The suspenseful plot was intense and I loved every scene with these characters in motion. The author also sensitively covered the topic of BDSM as a lifestyle. Not too descriptive but the intimate scenes were still sensual and hot. This story touches on loss, betrayal, intrigue, conspiracies, espionage, hope and love.
Release Date: February 28, 2017
Genre: Romantic Suspense
POV: Dual - 3rd person
Steam: 4 out of 5
Book Type: Standalone - Book 13 of the Masters & Mercenaries series with character crossover
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