Wednesday, September 14, 2022

No Time to Lie (Masters & Mercenaries: Reloaded, #4; Masters & Mercenaries, #25) by Lexi Blake ~ Book Review

Their love may be endgame.

No Time to Lie, an all-new action-packed, second chance romance in the Masters and Mercenaries: Reloaded Series from New York Times bestselling author Lexi Blake is now available!

A grandmaster of lies and deception

Drake Radcliffe has spent half his life in the shadows. Recruited by the CIA when he was barely out of high school, Drake doesn’t know how to have a normal life. While most people his age were playing sports or video games, he was playing spy games with the world’s most dangerous adversaries. It has been a life filled with thrills and adrenaline, but it’s also been lonely. All that might change when a mistake from Drake’s past rears its ugly head and he’s forced to face the only woman he ever loved—the one he’d vowed to stay away from.

A beacon of love and compassion

Taylor Cline committed the cardinal sin in her world—she fell for another operative. Drake was everything she wanted in a man, until he broke her heart. She had one unforgettable night with him and then he never looked back. Her future threatened and family in ruins, she shut down and moved on, hoping to never see him again. Just as she is beginning to put it all behind her, a critical assignment puts her under his authority and right back in his arms.

A deadly mission that brings them together

From the wilds of Wyoming to the glittering cities of Europe, Drake and Taylor must race against time to uncover the truth and expose an evil organization. The stakes couldn’t be higher. If they fail, the world could crumble. If they succeed, they could finally have everything their hearts desire.

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Drake's book has been a long time coming and holy cow was it worth the build up. If you have read any of the past books in the M&M Reloaded Series you've met Drake especially in the last one, THE MAN FROM SANCTUM with that crazy ending, well folks this book is one you won't want to miss because Drake and Taylor not only know how to heat things up in the bedroom they know how to get things done within the agency as well.

Lexi Blake has crafted a world where Agency employees can work side by side with Mercenaries for a common goal, well most of the time anyway, and I absolutely love this mix of Men and Women that tote the line and others that aren't afraid to bend it when necessary. In NO TIME TO LIE both Drake and Taylor work for the Agency but Tag and some of his men are right there along with them for this bring down an organization and one woman in particular, Julia.

I loved the chemistry between Taylor and Drake but what I loved even more was getting to see all the cameos from previous books show up to help fight the fight. And the Epilogue was such a tease, I cannot wait for The next generation of M&M.

This book was written at a difficult time for the author, she had just been diagnosed with breast cancer, and she mentions that writing was a way to work through a lot of what she was going through. I know on a personal level that reading helped me through my breast cancer diagnosis and surgeries, and while she dedicated this book to her doctors and nurses I would like to thank her for the countless books she has written that helped me through my darkest time. Sending you love and well wishes Ms Blake and Thank you for all the joy you put in our lives.

If you enjoy Steamy Romantic Suspense, BDSM Romances, Second Chance Romances, or Workplace Romances I would recommend this book to you.

Happy Reading!!!

**I have voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Readers Copy of this book for my Blog, Nadine's Obsessed with Books**

About Lexi Blake

New York Times bestselling author Lexi Blake lives in North Texas with her husband and three kids. Since starting her publishing journey in 2010, she’s sold over three million copies of her books. She began writing at a young age, concentrating on plays and journalism. It wasn’t until she started writing romance novels that she found success. She likes to find humor in the strangest places and believes in happy endings.

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  1. Beautiful review, Nadine! xo
    Reading helped me a lot after I was diagnosed with breast cancer too. It got me through anxiously waiting in rooms for results, through my drug trials that were experimental (but absolutely worked), through getting my first daughter through it with me (she was 2 at the time and we read age appropriate books), etc. I'm so glad we're both on the other side and I hope to see this author there too :)

    1. Thank you Natalie, I'm glad we're both on the other side and soon Lexi Blake will be there with us as well <3