You Only Love Twice, Masters and Mercenaries, Book 8 by Lexi Blake

You Only Love Twice, Masters and Mercenaries, Book 8

byLexi Blake

Kobo ebook | February 17, 2015

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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, 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.

A Masters and Mercenaries Novel by Lexi Blake

Title:You Only Love Twice, Masters and Mercenaries, Book 8Format:Kobo ebookPublished:February 17, 2015Publisher:DLZ Entertainment LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1937608360

ISBN - 13:9781937608361

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Jesse and Phoebe are perfect together Phoebe Graham is a woman with a secret she is in deep cover infiltrating the enemy observing their everyday lives watching for an opportunity to take out the man she holds responsible for her husband’s death. Jesse Murdoch is part of the McKay-Taggart Security team. He is gorgeous and sweet and he makes Phoebe want to trust him. Still living in the past mourning her dead husband, she is consumed with guilt and cannot move on with her life. Could Jesse make her see that she deserves a second chance at love? Jesse Murdoch is a man without a home or family. He has never had brothers to count on and to have his back. When jihadists capture him, Jesse was sure his days were numbered. Forced to watch his friends and the woman he loved to be tortured and killed he loses his mind. Finally rescued, he comes home to suspicious as to why his captives spared his life, making him the sole survivor of his unit. Jesse has the same question. He struggles with PTSD until he starts life as a civilian working at Mckay-Taggart they take him in and treat him like one of their own. He finally has a place to call home and people he is beginning to consider his family. When he starts spending time with Phoebe, the stunningly beautiful accountant, she makes him feel like he could be more than the broken man who failed his unit. “Ten’s words went straight to his gut. If he could make her smile, make her happy shouldn’t he fight for the right to do so? Even if it meant fighting her?” Once again, Lexi Blake knocks it out of the park with this next installment in the Masters and Mercenaries series. She continuously manages to pull me into the book right from the first page, I am happily dragged back into the McKay-Taggart world where the men are gorgeous and insanely overprotective, and the woman is strong and feisty. These Dom’s all manage to make me weak in the knees every time I read a new installment. Master in training Jesse is no different, his vulnerability touches my soul, and his inner strength that he doesn’t even realize he has make me love him even more. It was a privilege to read about his transformation from victim to hero. ”I think what I’ve figured out is that we don’t have a limited amount of love. It doesn’t get all used up and then there’s nothing left. We choose. We choose who we love and how we love, and there is nothing between two consenting adults that brings them connection and pleasure and joy that’s wrong.” Jesse and Phoebe’s story was beautiful and heartwarming. Jesse loved her unconditionally from the beginning even when he found out she had been lying to him. Even without ever kissing her or touching her, he fell in love with her soul. He tries to be mean and toss her aside but he can’t. She’s already a part of him and he refuses to let her go. Phoebe wants Jesse but feels like she is cheating on her dead husband consumed with guilt over her part in his death. She can’t seem to forgive herself. Phoebe and Jesse have great chemistry sexually they are totally steaming. However, I loved how they had some deep conversations as well, hashing out their feelings and what the next step for them would be. When Jesse brings out his dirty talking Dom side watch out, panties will melt. As the book progressed, I felt like we were following Jesse and Phoebe on their journey of self-discovery. They couldn’t love each other until they were able to forgive themselves for their past mistakes. ”The key he discovered was simply overwhelming her with what she needed so desperately-love and affection. And no small amount of dominance.” As always, Lexi gives us time with our favorite McKay-Taggart operatives, like Liam, Alex, Jake, and Adam. As well as some new guys Tag and Sean’s half-brothers Case and Theo and a sassy new female operative Erin she was a trip. I cannot forget Ian Taggart; the big man does his best to stop his employee’s from creating drama even though we know he loves it. The whole book was full of tender loving moments as well as crazy hot sex at our much-loved BDSM club Sanctum. I could not put the book down for a second. Way to go Lexi great job building fascinating story and strong characters. “Tag smiled and went back to unpacking the food. “This is really the greatest thing that ever happened to me. Well, besides the whole wife-coming-back –from-the-dead and having a baby and shit, but other than that, getting to punch Ten at random is really the best” The set up for Tennessee Smith’s story in Master No is great I love his relationship with Tag and can’t wait to read more. As always I highly recommend this series, the books need to be read in order so you can understand where the story is going as all of the plots intertwine as they go along, and flow. “Don’t think about it. Just do it. There are no guarantees in life except that if you waste it, you’ll regret it. Take it all—the good, the bad, the risky.”
Date published: 2015-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awsome Loved it, couidnt put it down, whoie series was fantastic and i cant wait for the next installment,,
Date published: 2015-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really great read This was a wonderful continuation of an involving story line. Being able to follow the characters you've learned about in previous novels, as well as getting to know more about how their lives have been added to and changed by the new stories keeps me coming back for more. I eagerly (impateintly) await the next story so that I can find out about the continuing lives of the characters I have already gotten to know.
Date published: 2015-03-01