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Submission is Not Enough (Masters and Mercenaries) Paperback – October 25, 2016
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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. Obsessed 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…
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- Publisher : DLZ Entertainment (October 25, 2016)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 418 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1937608549
- ISBN-13 : 978-1937608545
- Item Weight : 1.35 pounds
- Dimensions : 6 x 1.05 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,326,587 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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It was sweet Theo who had been given a direct order by his boss to kill the lovely surgeon Hope, whose father, Senator McDonald, had Ten captured and tortured. Can we guess Theo was conflicted? When he is fatally shot, he vows undying love to Erin the mother of his unborn son. He wakes up in a hospital; the brilliant surgeon who saved him against all odds, was Hope McDonald, the woman he had refused to shoot. Now he is her guinea pig, to condition and program to her own specs. Soon McKay-Taggart has rescued him and he wants to reassemble his life, but the headaches! He can't stand women to touch him, including Erin. His headache almost blinds him at the sound of her name. At Sanctum he is told her name is Red. That helps. The central issue is that memory erasing drug and the mind-control conditioning and massive profit it offers The Collective. Yes, they are up against that ubiquitous consortium that's looking at the unlimited profits from the drug. Betrayals and double dealing, then a white-knuckle conclusion.
Theo and his twin brother, Case Taggert, joined the Master and Mercenaries series several books ago. The romance between Erin and Theo was not instantaneous, as a matter of fact, Erin pretty much hated every single thing that Theo did, that even including existing. That sounds like a perfect romance story you say. Yin and yang. Well, this went beyond opposites attract. Erin was a hollowed out, darkly seasoned, kill-you-for-looking-at-her-the-wrong-way bitch. That is probably putting it nicely. Ian Taggert loved every dirty, nasty quality about Erin, she was a hard working employee of his, she was sort of the female version of himself. Now his brother on the other hand was the complete opposite. Yes, Theo had been a Navy SEAL and former CIA operative, but he was also optimistic, Mr. Sunny sunshine lets make the world a better place. Ian didn't understand his brother one bit. I think he actually wondered if Theo was his brother on numerous occasions. If Theo didn't look just like him, I'm sure Ian would have ordered a DNA test. It was actually Ian's idea to pair Erin and Theo together on an assignment in hopes that Erin's hard ways would rub off on Theo. Not that they would actually rub off each other. He did have a business to run after all and he was getting tired of all of his field ops growing vaginas. Or at least losing his field operatives when they became family men. So potato-potatoe or something along those lines. I love Ian Taggert, which I believe I've said before. He says what's on his mind, yet he's also manipulative and sneaky. I can't get enough.
Back to Erin and Theo. It wasn't until I was throughly engrossed in Submission is Not Enough that I truly began to realize just how long this love-hate relationship had been going on between Erin and Theo. You see, Lexi Blake does a beautiful job retelling their falling-in-love tale through their eyes as former stories take place around them. You get to revisit Faith and Ten from Master No along with Jesse and Phoebe from You Only Love Twice just to name a few. I loved hearing, not only a different side to old stories, but also reading a new one as well.
The character growth for these two people has to be the biggest metamorphosis I've ever read. You expect every character you read to come out at the end a wiser and hopefully happier person because they finally have their true love. These two characters intersect and weave between the dark and light. The stark contrast of where you see one has complete darkness in their soul the other tries to fill it with light is poignant, there is no happy medium with these two. It is all or nothing and completely beautiful to watch. The ramifications of not being there for the other is almost more than you can stand. They have to complete the other. They just have to!
Okay, panic attack abated and lastly I'll say normally the Master and Mercenaries books are filled with spy tales, espionage, and lots of mercenary stuff, which is exciting to read, but this book blended the past with the present in such a beautiful way that the spy stuff didn't overwhelm the heart of the story. Lexi is a master of layering her characters and plots where everything is very visual and I'm never left wondering who is who, aside from who might pop up in her next book. I love the anticipation and look forward to each and every installment.
Once Erin Argent learned that Theo is still alive she is willing to do whatever it takes to help his re-establish his memory and come to know his son.
Regaining his memory will be torturous. While this doctor is determined to get back what she feels belongs to her, Erin and the Taggerts and just as determined to keep him where he belongs. Slowly Theo begins to regain his memory and will fight for his life and his family.
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From the clutches of evil Hope McDonald to the arms of his wild Taggart family this book belts along leaving the reader swinging from laughter to tears and onto the thrill of the intriguing backstory.
I absolutely would not divulge plot spoilers However the book is a culmination of all the previous MT stories and should be read in order of publication to get the best from the storyline.
It is heart warming, with the Taggart family front and centre, the sex scenes are well written and proportionate with a strong D/s element.
Lexi Blake delivers far more than anything promised in the blurb.
5 out of 5 stars!
I thoroughly enjoyed this book! If there's one thing that Lexi Blake can do very well, then it has to be the way she injects so much emotion into her characters that you just have to feel it, sympathise, and return it to them.
Although I felt very sorry for poor old Theo, I have to say that there were times that I didn't know whether to laugh, cry or (like Erin did) punch him in frustration! I couldn't help but coddle him a bit myself as he went through all the trauma of regaining his memory after it had been wiped by the evil Doctor Hope MacDonald as he often seemed like a lost little boy.
I found that this particular story was often a bit of a tear-jerker as they stumbled their way through Theo's new/old life (whichever way you want to look at it) and examined the flashbacks he had of the way things used to be.
I highly recommend the latest installment of the Masters and Mercenaries series, this is a "must-read" and you'd miss out if you didn't!
Here is also the secondary theme of the evil doctor, Hope McDonald, who has attempted to wipe the memory of Theo as well as other men. Tracking down this woman is one of the main issues in this story and the many twists and turns in the novel make this task extremely difficult, exciting and dangerous.
It is a wonderful book which I thoroughly recommend.