#Review: Devoted by Lexi Blake
A woman’s work
Amy Slaten has devoted her life to Slaten Industries. After ousting her corrupt father and taking over the CEO role, she thought she could relax and enjoy taking her company to the next level. But an old business rivalry rears its ugly head. The only thing that can possibly take her mind off business is the training class at Sanctum…and her training partner, the gorgeous and funny Flynn Adler. If she can just manage to best her mysterious business rival, life might be perfect.
A man’s commitment
Flynn Adler never thought he would fall for the enemy. Business is war, or so his father always claimed. He was raised to be ruthless when it came to the family company, and now he’s raising his brother to one day work with him. The first order of business? The hostile takeover of Slaten Industries. It’s a stressful job so when his brother offers him a spot in Sanctum’s training program, Flynn jumps at the chance.
A lifetime of devotion….
When Flynn realizes the woman he’s falling for is none other than the CEO of the firm he needs to take down, he has to make a choice. Does he take care of the woman he’s falling in love with or the business he’s worked a lifetime to build? And when Amy finally understands the man she’s come to trust is none other than the enemy, will she walk away from him or fight for the love she’s come to depend on?
brb...adding all of the Masters and Mercenaries books to my TBR list.
This was my first venture into the Masters and Mercenaries series, and I'm totally hooked. I've recently read a few Dom/sub romances, but none of them grabbed my attention in quite the same way that Devoted did.
To put it simply, Devoted was AMAZING. Lexi Blake has created an incredibly fun world, and with her beautiful writing, she allows readers to see a more human, more real side to the Dom/sub world. It isn't all sex. It's a whole lot of HEART.
Amy and Flynn's chemistry burned up the pages, and I really enjoyed the way their relationship steadily progressed. It just felt so natural--the heat, the affection, the wooing. I mean, of course I wanted to smack Flynn upside the head a time or two because everyone knows how bad secrets and miscommunication can be when it comes to relationships. But his big gesture at the end soothed any temporary irritation I may have had. So SWEET. Flynn really proved himself to me--so did Amy. She has a lot on her plate as a female CEO who has enemies all over the place (including her own father), and I really admired her strength.
The secondary characters were fun, and I am eager to go back and read their stories. I can't get enough of Sanctum and its people!
NY Times and USA Today bestselling author Lexi Blake lives in North Texas with her husband, three kids, and the laziest rescue dog in the world. She began writing at a young age, concentrating on plays and journalism. It wasn't until she started writing romance and urban fantasy that she found the stories of her heart. She likes to find humor in the strangest places and believes in happy endings no matter how odd the couple, threesome, or foursome may seem.