Close Cover (Masters and Mercenaries, #16)
Remy Guidry doesn’t do relationships. He tried the marriage thing once, back in Louisiana, and learned the hard way that all he really needs in life is a cold beer, some good friends, and the occasional hookup. His job as a bodyguard with McKay-Taggart gives him purpose and lovely perks, like access to Sanctum. The last thing he needs in his life is a woman with stars in her eyes and babies in her future. Lisa Daley’s life is finally going in the right direction. She has finally graduated from college after years of putting herself through school. She’s got a new job at an accounting firm and she’s finished her Sanctum training. Finally on her own and having fun, her life seems pretty perfect. Except she’s lonely and the one man she wants won’t give her a second look. There is one other little glitch. Apparently, her new firm is really a front for the mob and now they want her dead. Assassins can really ruin a fun girls’ night out. Suddenly strapped to the very same six-foot-five-inch hunk of a bodyguard who makes her heart pound, Lisa can’t decide if this situation is a blessing or a curse. As the mob closes in, Remy takes his tempting new charge back to the safest place he knows—his home in the bayou. Surrounded by his past, he can’t help wondering if Lisa is his future. To answer that question, he just has to keep her alive.

Close Cover (Masters and Mercenaries, #16) Details

TitleClose Cover (Masters and Mercenaries, #16)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseApr 10th, 2018
PublisherEvil Eye Concepts, Incorporated
Rating
GenreErotica, Bdsm, Romance, Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense

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Close Cover (Masters and Mercenaries, #16) Review

  • Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends)
    January 1, 1970
      ~WRITING - PLOT - PACE~So I'll admit I went into this one with a bit of trepidation. Remy was another of this author's uber whores. At least that is pretty much all I remembered about him (lol). I seem to have the memory of an elephant when it comes to this stuff, unfortunately. In any case, it actually ended up being better than I anticipated. Much better. In fact, I would go so far as to say probably one of the best Masters & Mercenaries books this author has written in AGES. The writing   ~WRITING - PLOT - PACE~So I'll admit I went into this one with a bit of trepidation. Remy was another of this author's uber whores. At least that is pretty much all I remembered about him (lol). I seem to have the memory of an elephant when it comes to this stuff, unfortunately. In any case, it actually ended up being better than I anticipated. Much better. In fact, I would go so far as to say probably one of the best Masters & Mercenaries books this author has written in AGES. The writing was fantastic. It was a LONG book so I will admit the pace was a little slow in parts. That said, the plot was engaging and kept me turning the pages. I would probably suggest reading this one last out of all the crossover books. Mainly because the prologue and the epilogue take place after all the characters have found their happily ever afters. That is just "MY" suggestion and you won't be lost reading it before the others.~HERO~REMY...I went into this one expecting not to love Remy. I am a little over the whole uber manwhore thing. Especially when it is brought up over and over in a book. There was some of that in this one and honestly, most of it was unnecessary (IMO), but it wasn't as over the top as some of this author's previous books. Plus it helped that the heroine's past was thrown a bit in the heroes face when he finds out she slept with LINC her training partner. Anyways...I ended up really liking Remy a lot. He was alpha. He was sweet. He was funny. He spoke French. He recited poetry. He was a bonehead at times. He made mistakes. He apologized for said mistakes. He groveled. Surprisingly, he was a pretty decent hero.~HEROINE~LISA...She was a great character as well. She was feisty. She was funny. She was strong. She wore her heart on her sleeve. I loved that she wasn't a doormat. She made Remy work to get her back. She was maybe a TAD overly stubborn, but it was a nice change from the doormat heroines of the last few books for sure. I really liked Lisa a lot. ~FAVORITE QUOTE~"You should get to the dining room, Remy. We had a bus pull up ten minutes ago. They’re on a swamp tour. Seraphina said it was thirty hungry, ancient people. Like really old. I bet it looks like the walking dead out there."~SECONDARY CHARACTERS~This book was jam-packed with excellent secondary characters. We get tons of Ian and some other M&M originals. We get brief appearances from most of the crossover bodyguards. We get glimpses of Remy's family and people from his town in the Bayou <--- PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE tell me we are going to get books (or a series) set in Remy's hometown and featuring his family??!! I was also VAWRY intrigued by Biondo. I *think* maybe he is from another series by a different author? Maybe a paranormal one? I don't know, but I want to read more about this guy for sure.~HEAT LEVEL~Medium. This one was fairly hot and had a few BDSM elements. I think we have one club scene and then a few more outside the club sex scenes. It could have used maybe a bit more kink, but I wasn't too bothered by the lack of that in this book.~ANGST LEVEL~Medium. This one was fairly angsty for me. Mostly because I knew the other shoe was going to drop at some point because Lisa wasn't privy to some information that she should have been. On top of that, add in some confused feelings, some hurt when the truth comes out, some pushing away, and finally, some groveling and you have the basis for some pretty decent angst. There was also a bit of OW drama in the form of Remy's ex-wife. But OMG I laughed my butt off at that scene. I wouldn't say there was any OM drama, but Remy gets a bit jealous about Linc and Lisa having slept together <--- personally, I was thinking "YAY finally the heroines past getting thrown in the hero's face. *lol*~IN THE END~I enjoyed this one WAY more than I thought I would that is for sure. It felt more like the Masters & Mercenaries books of old. The writing (as always) was great. The plot was engaging. It was full of humor and great banter between the characters (both primary and secondary). Both main characters were likable. We got introduced to some great secondary characters. I loved the setting of Remy's hometown and hope we see more books from there. Honestly, I don't have much more to say. I loved it and therefore yours truly is going to be giving this one two very solid thumbs up.  
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  • Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 STARS You look perfect with my rope your only clothing, nothing between us. Do you want to fly, ma chèrie? Because I will take you there.” I'm a sucker for a sexy Cajun, and it just doesn't get any sexier than Remy Guidry. Remy is a great friend, and an even better Dom, but when it comes to affairs of the heart, jaded is an understatement. He doesn't believe in forever anymore and relationships are most definitely a no go. It also doesn't matter that he's unbelievably attracted to Lisa Da 4.5 STARS You look perfect with my rope your only clothing, nothing between us. Do you want to fly, ma chèrie? Because I will take you there.” I'm a sucker for a sexy Cajun, and it just doesn't get any sexier than Remy Guidry. Remy is a great friend, and an even better Dom, but when it comes to affairs of the heart, jaded is an understatement. He doesn't believe in forever anymore and relationships are most definitely a no go. It also doesn't matter that he's unbelievably attracted to Lisa Daley, a previous Sanctum trainee. She's hands off. He doesn't do shy little rich girls. He's had more than his fill of her type in his life. But when Lisa's life is in danger, he knows no other man can protect her except for him. And it doesn't take him long to realize that Lisa is not at all who he thought she was and just how much he misjudged the little spitfire. Freaking Lisa Daley, with the doe eyes and the slender feminine curves that made his mouth water every time she walked into a room. Lisa Daley, the good girl he couldn’t have because he didn’t do good girls. I loved the back and forth dance that these two go through in the beginning. I was just waiting for Remy to finally figure out his mistake and watch that grovel happen. Lisa may be sweet and caring, but she certainly isn't afraid to stand up for herself. I loved that she gave as good as she got with Remy. Unbeknownst to her, the man that she's been lusting after for months that suddenly becomes her neighbor has an ulterior motive for being there. He's actually secretly protecting her from a danger that they're still trying to get to the bottom of.Of course what would a Masters and Mercenaries book be without a cameo from my ultimate favorite character from the series, Ian freaking Taggard. I will never, ever, get enough of this man and his cutting humor and sarcastic barbs at the expense of his men. Maybe you’re the one I should be talking to,” Tag replied, obviously relishing the gossip he would share the minute he got into the office. Hell, he wouldn’t wait that long. He’d call Charlotte the minute he walked out the door. “Sub, you have to feed your Dom. He gets cranky and starts speaking French and shit when he’s hangry. When he starts speaking French, I get nauseous because it’s way too French.” Nothing was more satisfying than watching Remy and Lisa fall harder and harder for each other in the midst of figuring out just who wants her dead. Close Cover offers just the right amount of romance wrapped around a high octane story full of action and suspense. I highly recommend reading the entire Crossover Collection because it was wholly addicting. But nothing hit the spot quite like Remy and Lisa's book. He knew what lust felt like, what pure molten sex felt like when it rolled through his body in a volcanic state. This was something more. ARC courtesy of author in exchange for an honest reviewFind me on:
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  • Sabrina
    January 1, 1970
    NOW LIVE!Amazon US * Amazon UKReview to come.
  • Shayna
    January 1, 1970
    Review to come.
  • Michelle
    January 1, 1970
    ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest reviewScintillating! Lexi Blake has done it again as she beautifully masterfully weaves passion, romance and high octane action. Close Cover by Lexi Blake was just everything you could have wanted. Honestly, this book was addicting. The character chemistry and sexual tension was what made this book so realistic and sexy. So if you are looking for one book that will leave you blushing hard then this book is for you.
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  • Rebecca
    January 1, 1970
    I’m a huge fan of Lexi Blake’s Masters and Mercenaries series; there’s just something about dominant alpha males who kick bad people’s asses for a living and then let off steam in deliciously decadent and kinky ways. But what I also like about these heroes is that they aren’t one-dimensional; it’s not all about sex and violence for them…don’t get me wrong, those two things are a significant part of their identity but there’s another side to them and it seems like only their ‘potential’ leading l I’m a huge fan of Lexi Blake’s Masters and Mercenaries series; there’s just something about dominant alpha males who kick bad people’s asses for a living and then let off steam in deliciously decadent and kinky ways. But what I also like about these heroes is that they aren’t one-dimensional; it’s not all about sex and violence for them…don’t get me wrong, those two things are a significant part of their identity but there’s another side to them and it seems like only their ‘potential’ leading lady can bring it out of them because regardless of their past…their current path in life and their current outlook on what they want in life, once these domineering men allow themselves the one person who seems to be made for them, they can’t help but find a way to claim her, even when they mess up in frustratingly life-altering ways and boy do these guys know how to fuck things up!I have to admit that I wasn’t sure how Remy Guidry would redeem himself after he messed up so epically when he rejected Lisa Daley’s invitation to play at Sanctum, humiliating her and making any interaction between them extremely awkward. But Blake forces Remy and Lisa to face what happened between them as Remy takes one last job before he heads back to the Bayou, his home, to run the family business, and Lisa just so happens to be his close cover assignment, and while Remy’s a fantastic covert bodyguard, what he feels for Lisa and what he allows himself to get from her spells trouble in very significant ways because not only is he leaving Dallas but he also refuses to accept just how much she means to him, setting both of them up for one hell of a fall amidst the danger that already threatening her. Despite all of his mistakes and manwhore tendencies, Remy is an extremely likable hero. There’s reasons for the way he has chosen to live his life and Blake helps readers understand Remy’s issues. I really can’t fault Remy for misjudging Lisa’s background and ‘princess’ lifestyle; he thinks he knows her ‘type,’ so his preconceived notions about her are based on stereotypical assumptions, but when he does learn who Lisa is and what her life was like, he admits his mistakes and then finds himself inadequate for her because of where he comes from and what he doesn’t have to offer her that she so obviously deserves. Lisa may be a submissive in sexual play, but she’s definitely a strong and independent woman outside of Sanctum. She may wear her heart on her sleeve and struggle with demons from her past, but she refuses to be anyone’s doormat, regardless of her attraction to him or her desire to be with him. She’s a sweet, beautiful, and classy woman who deserves the best in life, so when she feels used and burned by the man who initially rejected her, it’s difficult for her to come back from that…to reconsider her anger and give Remy a second chance to make things right, and based on what she endured as a child and the scary situation she’s currently in, she needs to guard herself because everything is too overwhelming and too up in the air for her at the moment, which not only has her at a disadvantage but it also requires her to trust the man who broke her heart twice. Close Cover is a great read; it has action, suspense, angst, and steam. I loved how Remy and Lisa’s relationship evolved and the way Remy fought for her once he realized just how much she meant to him. The secondary characters complemented the story line well because their insights allowed Lisa to gather much needed information about Remy and find a place where she truly felt she belonged. 4.5 Poison Apples (The Fairest of All Book Reviews)
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  • Kathleen R.
    January 1, 1970
      Yeah... i felt like a moron for a few chapters when i started this book because i was really trying to figure out why in the world Ian Taggart was so angry in the first place when Remy was giving his notice to quit! So after a few chapters, i finally clued in that this book was part of not only the Masters & Mercenaries series, but also a crossover that allowed other authors to pick and choose some of the characters and finally give them their happily ever after as well. So after gett   Yeah... i felt like a moron for a few chapters when i started this book because i was really trying to figure out why in the world Ian Taggart was so angry in the first place when Remy was giving his notice to quit! So after a few chapters, i finally clued in that this book was part of not only the Masters & Mercenaries series, but also a crossover that allowed other authors to pick and choose some of the characters and finally give them their happily ever after as well. So after getting over my initial confusion, i enjoyed this book. We got a chance to go back in time to find out how these two characters met and how they came to be to explain why Remy's team all suddenly left at the same time. At the same time, we got to see another outlook on this series that i'm not sure that this author would have had a chance to do if it wasn't for the crossover option. It helped me connect with this story considering i had only read a few of the books from the series here and there in the past year or so. It was full of action and longer than the other books from said series, so you get a two for one - a full length novel in this series while linking them to the other books that are novella length. I've always been a fan of Lexi Blake's since the first book that i read from her, and this book doesn't change that fact one single bit, rather enforcing it and making me love her writing style more and more as we keep going further into her releases. *ARC provided by Author in exchange for an honest review. Reviewed by Kathleen, The Small Girl from A small girl, her man and her books     Goodreads |    Amazon |    Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram  | Our Amazon Store| Contact Us Today: smallgirlandherbooks@gmail.com
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  • Erin Lewis
    January 1, 1970
    5 Star Review of Close Cover (Masters and Mercenaries #16) by Lexi Blake Close Cover is book 16 in Lexi Blake’s Masters & Mercenaries series which is one of my all-time favourite series.Nobody does romantic suspense books like Lexi Blake. If you like sexy alpha males, some BDSM, smoking hot scenes and characters that will melt your heart and your panties, then look no further. This is McKay-Taggart operative Remy Guidry and Lisa Daley’s story. Remy doesn’t do relationships, his past marriage 5 Star Review of Close Cover (Masters and Mercenaries #16) by Lexi Blake Close Cover is book 16 in Lexi Blake’s Masters & Mercenaries series which is one of my all-time favourite series.Nobody does romantic suspense books like Lexi Blake. If you like sexy alpha males, some BDSM, smoking hot scenes and characters that will melt your heart and your panties, then look no further. This is McKay-Taggart operative Remy Guidry and Lisa Daley’s story. Remy doesn’t do relationships, his past marriage has damaged him too much. However there is something about Lisa and the feelings that she brings out in him, he just can’t seen to help himself.Lisa is a strong and independent woman who is determined to see justice is carried out and because of that her life is now in danger from the mob. Remy is a bodyguard for McKay Taggart and he goes undercover to protect Lisa Daley, all the while telling himself that he can keep it purely professional; he doesn’t count on Lisa and her attraction to him or the feelings that she brings to the surface in him.Close Cover is filled with suspense, danger, intrigue and the growth of a deep and committed love; one that made my heart pound at times. Lexi Blake always ensure that her characters are never one dimensional or superficial. I was engrossed from the first chapter to the last. As always it was great to see some familiar faces pop into the book.
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  • Paula D
    January 1, 1970
    Remy has his walls up full time. Remy doesn’t do relationships at all and definitely won’t fall for the innocent Lisa he’s protecting. Lisa might want a family but she definitely loves the feistiness of Remy and is slowly tearing down his walls. Very angst romance that has you hating Remy at one point but then you understand why he is the way he is. Very light bdsm scenes it’s mostly just really dirty talk which is totally hot! In the end you fall head over heels for Remy and want more. 4/5 star Remy has his walls up full time. Remy doesn’t do relationships at all and definitely won’t fall for the innocent Lisa he’s protecting. Lisa might want a family but she definitely loves the feistiness of Remy and is slowly tearing down his walls. Very angst romance that has you hating Remy at one point but then you understand why he is the way he is. Very light bdsm scenes it’s mostly just really dirty talk which is totally hot! In the end you fall head over heels for Remy and want more. 4/5 stars ****Reviewed by Sweet & Spicy Reads a voluntarily Advanced Reader Copy of this book ****
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  • Heather andrews
    January 1, 1970
    Remy gets flustered every once in awhile, “I told her I wasn’t interested and walked back to the locker room.” Stumbled in his haste to get away..." You wouldn't believe it, but when his woman brags about him he gets all embarrassed, "...he did buy me a pizza before blowing my mind in bed. Four times.” Remy actually felt himself flush." I really liked this novella Remy was a possessive man.
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  • Ash
    January 1, 1970
    I think its better to read the earlier books. I could not understand many parts or characters. I also did not agree with the way Remy handled the assignment.
  • Kimberly / Love Notes Book Blog
    January 1, 1970
    4-4.25 stars. This was a really good book! This is Remy and Lisa's story. Lisa is the sister of Will and Laurel Daley, who both had previous books in this series. She is an accountant who discovered that her boss was cooking the books and doing business with the mob. She turned them into the police, but it put her in the limelight and possibly in danger with some very bad guys. Remy works for McKay-Taggart, but will be soon be moving home to Louisiana to buy the family business and hopefully sav 4-4.25 stars. This was a really good book! This is Remy and Lisa's story. Lisa is the sister of Will and Laurel Daley, who both had previous books in this series. She is an accountant who discovered that her boss was cooking the books and doing business with the mob. She turned them into the police, but it put her in the limelight and possibly in danger with some very bad guys. Remy works for McKay-Taggart, but will be soon be moving home to Louisiana to buy the family business and hopefully save it from a big corporation. Lisa and Remy have been attracted to each other for awhile, having seen each other around Sanctum. But Remy has some preconceived (wrong) notions about Lisa being a spoiled rich girl, so he rejected her interest in him. Worried about her safety, Lisa's family hires Remy through McKay-Taggart to be Lisa's bodyguard. Quickly he sees that he was wrong about her and they begin to fall for each other as they spend so much time together. There is some sexy times, lots of suspense, some humor and emotional moments as their relationship develops and they head to Remy's hometown to hide out. I loved Remy and Lisa. They had a strong emotional connection and forever feelings early on in the book. It took them quite awhile to figure out how they could be together long term. Their love was palpable and it was obvious they were meant to be together. I definitely felt their love. They were sexy and sweet. There was so much goodness going on in this book. To me, it was a blend of the suspense Masters and Mercenaries series with the craziness of the Bliss series. Remy's small Louisiana hometown of Papillon was such a fun setting! Cooky townfolk that were intriguing and fun. I hope Ms. Blake decides to make a series around Papillon. There were so many characters introduced that I wanted to know more about. Overall, I think this might be one of my favorite books from this series. There was not a lot of frustrating pushing away or misunderstandings. There was just Lexi's trademark sexiness, suspense, a strong sense of family and love. I just love this series and can't wait for more from Ms. Blake!*arc provided in exchange for an honest review*
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  • Sheena
    January 1, 1970
    Final crossover....This author and my love of the Masters and Mercenaries Series was the main reason why I rushed to read this Crossover Collection....overall I have enjoyed the mixing of the different worlds and meeting new, to me, authors along the way, but this book I have kept to the end as a special treat...I was not disappointed..Remy is a bodyguard for McKay-Taggart..historically he has been one night stand and leave ‘em kind of guy until that is he meets Lisa, who is strong and independa Final crossover....This author and my love of the Masters and Mercenaries Series was the main reason why I rushed to read this Crossover Collection....overall I have enjoyed the mixing of the different worlds and meeting new, to me, authors along the way, but this book I have kept to the end as a special treat...I was not disappointed..Remy is a bodyguard for McKay-Taggart..historically he has been one night stand and leave ‘em kind of guy until that is he meets Lisa, who is strong and independant but has got into a spot of bother with her bosses who happen to be the mob... their slow burning relationship is hot and I loved the push and pull between the two characters...When I started out reading this collection I thought that there would be much more of the M and M world and finally here it is....characters from the series pop in and out and even more pleasing is that the bodyguards and couples from the other crossover books also make an appearance..in all honesty this book needed to be read last because it does pull everything that comes before it into a neat final epilogue..As I would expect from the author..this is a skilfully written..enthralling and suspenseful story, which reignited my love for the M and M series and all those who enter the doors of Sanctum.. This book was reviewed for Summer's Eve Reads
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  • Amber
    January 1, 1970
    OH EM GEE REMY!!!! Yes, I had to say it that way because it rhymed. And because Remy is just so amazing! I can just imagine his Cajun accent and the French and oh it's magic. But I have a thing for foreign languages and accents anyway. I’m not one for audiobooks but I’d be all over listening to this as an audio book! *hint hint*This one didn’t strike me as quite as BDSM-y as some of the other McKay-Taggart couples. Maybe just because Lisa was more demure, or so Remy thought. There was some playi OH EM GEE REMY!!!! Yes, I had to say it that way because it rhymed. And because Remy is just so amazing! I can just imagine his Cajun accent and the French and oh it's magic. But I have a thing for foreign languages and accents anyway. I’m not one for audiobooks but I’d be all over listening to this as an audio book! *hint hint*This one didn’t strike me as quite as BDSM-y as some of the other McKay-Taggart couples. Maybe just because Lisa was more demure, or so Remy thought. There was some playing at Sanctum but there was a fabulous love story between Lisa and Remy too. I sorta hope some of Remy’s family might have their own books??? Jean-Claude perhaps?
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  • The Romance Book Disciple (Samantha)
    January 1, 1970
    I really did not care from Remy at first. He is VERY judgmental and it was a huge turn off. But, he is willing to own up to his misjudgment. I liked Lisa. She is smart and resilient. The BDSM is pretty tame in the story (which IMO was good because I didn't want a story about BDSM; this is a romantic suspense whose characters happen to play in the BDSM lifestyle)
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  • Sandy S
    January 1, 1970
    4.25 stars--ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date April 10,2018 Remy Guidry doesn’t do relationships. He tried the marriage thing once, back in Louisiana, and learned the hard way that all he really needs in life is a cold beer, some good friends, and the occasional hookup. His job as a bodyguard with McKay-Taggart gives him purpose and lovely perks, like access to Sanctum. The last thing he needs in his life is a woman with stars in her eyes and babies in her future. Lisa Daley’s life is finally going i 4.25 stars--ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date April 10,2018 Remy Guidry doesn’t do relationships. He tried the marriage thing once, back in Louisiana, and learned the hard way that all he really needs in life is a cold beer, some good friends, and the occasional hookup. His job as a bodyguard with McKay-Taggart gives him purpose and lovely perks, like access to Sanctum. The last thing he needs in his life is a woman with stars in her eyes and babies in her future. Lisa Daley’s life is finally going in the right direction. She has finally graduated from college after years of putting herself through school. She’s got a new job at an accounting firm and she’s finished her Sanctum training. Finally on her own and having fun, her life seems pretty perfect. Except she’s lonely and the one man she wants won’t give her a second look. There is one other little glitch. Apparently, her new firm is really a front for the mob and now they want her dead. Assassins can really ruin a fun girls’ night out. Suddenly strapped to the very same six-foot-five-inch hunk of a bodyguard who makes her heart pound, Lisa can’t decide if this situation is a blessing or a curse. As the mob closes in, Remy takes his tempting new charge back to the safest place he knows—his home in the bayou. Surrounded by his past, he can’t help wondering if Lisa is his future. To answer that question, he just has to keep her alive.••••••REVIEW: 4.25 stars-- CLOSE COVER is the sixteenth full-length instalment in Lexi Blake’s contemporary, adult MASTERS AND MERCENARIES erotic, romance series focusing on the men and women who work for the McKay-Taggart and Knight Security Agency. This is security specialist Remy Guidry, and twenty-nine year old accountant Lisa Daley’s story line. CLOSE COVER is part of the Lexi Blake multi-authored cross-over series. CLOSE COVER can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story lines is revealed where necessary.NOTE: CLOSE COVER is an erotic romance story line with sexually explicit, light BDSM scenarios that may not be suited for all readers.Told from dual third person perspectives (Lisa and Remy) CLOSE COVER focuses on the building relationship, a second chance romance between accountant / submissive Lisa Daley, and security specialist /Dominant Remy Guidry. Months earlier Lisa offered herself as submissive to Remy Guidry but our hero wasn’t interested breaking Lisa’s heart in the process but desperate times call for desperate measures, and Lisa is the primary witness in a money laundering case, and Remy has drawn the short straw to protect the woman that calls to his heart. What ensues is the re-building relationship between Remy and Lisa, and the potential fall-out as their time together draws to a close.Remy doesn’t do relationships: with a failed marriage, and a crazy family back in the Bayou of Louisiana, Remy was putting in time until he could return home and take over the family bar. Lisa has struggled since reporting her boss for laundering money for the mob, struggled in more ways than one, and with no money our heroine was desperate to make ends meet but what she never expected was to find the man that she loved offering her a second chance-with an end date and short term contract. The relationship between Lisa and Remy is one of second chances. Lisa was humiliated and heartbroken when Remy refused her offer of submission but Remy knows his time in Texas is limited as he heads back to the Bayou, and the family he left behind. The $ex scenes are intimate, erotic and intense with some light BDSM scenarios including rope play.There is a large ensemble cast of secondary and supporting characters including many of the couples from the earlier instalments as well as DS Maia Brighton, Dom and Top’s bar manager Lincm and bodyguard Shane Landon. CLOSE COVER brings together the characters we love as the author heads into her new spin –off focusing on the Lost Boys.CLOSE COVER is an edgy and sexy story line with a sassy heroine, and a driven hero. The premise is intense and dramatic; the romance is emotional and provocative; the characters are familiar, sensual and inspiring. CLOSE COVER is a thrilling and exquisite ride.Copy supplied for reviewwww.thereadingcafe.com
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  • Sarah
    January 1, 1970
    It’s no secret I love Lexi Blake. I’d been looking forward to this crossover event and her book, in particular, for some time. By any other standard this book would be excellent, by the standard set by Lexi in this and other series, however, it just didn’t quite live up to what I’ve come to expect from her.Close Cover is the sixteenth book in Lexi Blake’s Masters and Mercenaries series. This book can be read as a standalone, there are characters from previous books in that series, and it does to It’s no secret I love Lexi Blake. I’d been looking forward to this crossover event and her book, in particular, for some time. By any other standard this book would be excellent, by the standard set by Lexi in this and other series, however, it just didn’t quite live up to what I’ve come to expect from her.Close Cover is the sixteenth book in Lexi Blake’s Masters and Mercenaries series. This book can be read as a standalone, there are characters from previous books in that series, and it does touch on the other couples from the Masters and Mercenaries crossover event, but nothing that takes away from the understanding of this novel. Close Cover is the only full-length novel in the Masters and Mercenaries crossover. This book is written in third-person semi-omniscient perspective, alternatively following Lisa and Remy’s thoughts.Secret keeping, misinformation, lying by omission. One of the more frustrating tropes in romance and this book was rife with it. From Remy and Lisa’s first meaningful interaction to the greatest conflict of their relationship. While I did understand Remy’s motivations in both situations, you could feel they were headed for disaster because he wasn’t forthright with Lisa about his feelings about her and the reason for his reentry to her life.I was rooting for Lisa and Remy, I continually had mixed feelings about them – for myriad reasons – but they were pretty adorable together. I especially loved how reverently he spoke of, and to, her. The suspension scene was sublime; his poetry transcended the beauty of the rest of the scene. Lisa sometimes felt beyond awkward when they were together, the crux of their connection definitely rested on Remy’s massive shoulders.Close Cover was well-paced. I never felt like there was a lull in the forward momentum of the book. It did have a little less action than I’ve come to expect from the Masters and Mercenaries series, and most of the tension was developed with speculation and revelations of coincidental past events. Lexi Blake did a great job of feeding her readers enough crumbs of information to feel invested in the plot without giving so much that the entirety of the plot was predictable.I wish I would have felt more connected to the characters in this book. I’m not sure what was lacking, but I didn’t feel the deep emotional tie to these characters that I usually do when reading Ms. Blake’s stories. They fell a little flat for me, Lisa more so than Remy; he felt more well-developed than she did.Lexi Blake is one of my favorite authors. She always develops interesting and suspenseful plots, with sympathetic characters. She writes strong heroines, who’s best qualities are complemented by their life partners. This book, while not my favorite of hers, carried those traits and was a great way to conclude the Masters and Mercenaries crossover series.
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  • Krista
    January 1, 1970
    A few books ago in the Masters and Mercenaries series, McKay Taggert set up a bodyguard - a.k.a. close cover - division and staffed it with several talented, sexy men. We've met all these men, peripherally at least, in previous books and novellas in the series. This was all a well-planned set-up for Lexi's Masters and Mercenaries crossover collection that she worked on with Larissa Ione, Corinne Michaels, J. Kenner, Carly Phillips and Susan Stoker. Each author took a guy (and a McKay Taggert adm A few books ago in the Masters and Mercenaries series, McKay Taggert set up a bodyguard - a.k.a. close cover - division and staffed it with several talented, sexy men. We've met all these men, peripherally at least, in previous books and novellas in the series. This was all a well-planned set-up for Lexi's Masters and Mercenaries crossover collection that she worked on with Larissa Ione, Corinne Michaels, J. Kenner, Carly Phillips and Susan Stoker. Each author took a guy (and a McKay Taggert admin) and wrote an awesome book about them. Close Cover is Lexi's contribution and follows team leader Remy Guidry.Remy is hired by the Daley siblings (whom we've met in several different novellas) to protect their youngest sister Lisa from a mob boss whose crimes she discovered while working as an accountant for his company. Lisa and Remy have a history - she propositioned him at Sanctum and he flat out turned her down. Remy's attraction to Lisa is off the charts, which is why he rebuffed her - he's not planning on staying in Dallas, and he knew she might make him want to.Close Cover is an awesome second chance story. While Lisa is, at first, not happy that Remy is her new neighbor, he quickly convinces her that they can use their proximity to burn off this chemistry between them before he leaves in a month.When will these boys learn? I know girls get together and talk about all the details in their relationships, but honestly - the men could do with some of the same. Because, if they did, perhaps Remy would've known that lying to Lisa about the reason he is suddenly front and center in her life again - especially after sleeping together - was absolutely not the correct course of action. As many of his counterparts have discovered in the past. Close Cover features all the delicious danger and espionage that we have come to expect from a M & M book. When it's clear that Lisa is in grave danger, Remy's cover is blown and he's forced to take her with him to his hometown in the Louisiana bayou. The tension between Lisa and Remy - both sexual and anger-fueled - that carries on for quite awhile added the perfect amount of angst to the story. I also loved the change in scenery for part of the book. Remy's hometown is full of colorful and interesting characters, and watching Remy and Lisa settle in there was fun.The prologue and the epilogue prove that the other stories in this crossover collection have been happening simultaneously, which means there's no real order in which to read them. I think you'll be able to appreciate each one individually and together as a group. While Close Cover is the only one in the collection that I've read so far, it's most definitely not going to stay that way.
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  • Julie
    January 1, 1970
    What do you do when you discover your boss is ‘cooking the books’ and might be doing business with the mob? If you are Lisa – you take the information you have and report it to the police. With the task of halting the illegal operations in the forefront, Lisa quickly discovers that her quest for the truth just placed her life in danger. Working for McKay-Taggart has provided plenty of traveling and exciting adventures over the years. Now Remy is planning to head home to Louisiana to purchase a b What do you do when you discover your boss is ‘cooking the books’ and might be doing business with the mob? If you are Lisa – you take the information you have and report it to the police. With the task of halting the illegal operations in the forefront, Lisa quickly discovers that her quest for the truth just placed her life in danger. Working for McKay-Taggart has provided plenty of traveling and exciting adventures over the years. Now Remy is planning to head home to Louisiana to purchase a business owned by other family members, and save the town from falling prey to corporate America. When the news landed in Remy’s ears that Lisa’s family was hiring McKay-Taggart to provide bodyguard services for Lisa, nothing could stop the Cajun from volunteering to take on the assignment. This is not the first time Lisa and Remy would cross paths. The two previously entertained fantasies about one another at Sanctum. As one of the Doms at Sanctum, Remy has desired Lisa from afar. Never thinking that he was ‘good enough’ for the beautiful girl who haunts his dreams. What Remy did not know was that Lisa felt the same way about him. Wanting the handsome Cajun, but having him turn her down had halted her days at Sanctum. Now the two find themselves intersecting paths, and can no longer ignore the passion that has ignited beneath the surface. With Lisa’s safety in jeopardy, Remy has the perfect ‘excuse’ to spend as much time with Lisa as possible. Their days are numbered, in more ways than one, and the two know their encounters are on a time limit. Where will they land once the dust settles? Will either be able to walk away without any repercussions from their relationship? Get ready for a Masters & Mercenaries that will take you to the bayou. Remy and Lisa are definitely going to heat up your reader and lead you on a whirlwind of lust and longing. Both have fought their attraction for one another in the past, but now find it no longer reasonable to do so. In spite of needing Remy’s protection from those that wish her harm, Lisa can’t help but wonder what the future holds. Lisa if far from escaping the danger that plagues her, but Remy is determined not to let anything happen to the girl that has captured his soul. It was a nice touch to have some of my favorite McKay-Taggart characters back in action in this novel. This romance hold just the right amount of action, suspense, and smoking hot romance! The extra icing on the cake was visiting Remy’s hometown, and all of the antics that took place in the bayou!! I would LOVE to see another book deal with life in Papillon!!!
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  • Jennifer
    January 1, 1970
    This book.....I don't even know where to begin! This is Lexi Blake's book in the Crossover Series that she is doing with several other authors. It is book 16 in her Masters and Mercenaries series, and I knew going in, that I'd love it, because I've adored all of the other books in the series. But Remy.....Remy begins the story with a hard ass persona, you know what I'm talking about, all gruff, and closed off, not making a connection with anyone and holding himself apart. And the initial interac This book.....I don't even know where to begin! This is Lexi Blake's book in the Crossover Series that she is doing with several other authors. It is book 16 in her Masters and Mercenaries series, and I knew going in, that I'd love it, because I've adored all of the other books in the series. But Remy.....Remy begins the story with a hard ass persona, you know what I'm talking about, all gruff, and closed off, not making a connection with anyone and holding himself apart. And the initial interaction with Lisa...well I kinda can't blame her for not wanting anything to do with him. He was kinda a jerk. But, he is a total alpha male, and that is how they roll when they don't really know what to do with what they are feeling. Lisa is a strong independent woman, who grew up in a less than perfect setting. She worked hard to become who she is, but has gotten in over her head with some pretty bad people. She doesn't really even realize how bad they are. Her life is spiraling out of control, and she is quickly running out of options to take that control back. Remy and Lisa are so perfect for each other! She is everything he thinks he can't have, and he is everything she wants and needs. And the scenes between Remy and Lisa! OMG so swoon-worthy and HOT! The way they are together makes me just want to melt! This book has elements of BDSM, specifically a D/s relationship, but doesn't include much in the way of the more hardcore stuff. It really highlights some of the more beautiful aspects of this type of relationship. This story is packed full of not only the development of this relationship, along with all of its ups and downs, but also lots of the familial relationship we've come to expect from the McKay-Taggart Clan, bad guys, suspense, and all of the action to keep everything moving. There were parts that I couldn't help but laugh at the group dynamics, and parts that were so beautiful, I had to hold back tears. All of the makings of a truly superb book that totally took my breath away and kept me hooked from first page to last!
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  • Jill
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 stars for - Close Cover - by Lexi Blake. This is a cross-over novel written by LB for the kindle world series that is one of six books by six different authors based on a Mckay/Taggart team of bodyguards falling head over heels in love after they all swore it would never happen to them. Remy Guidry is the tall gorgeous Cajun that Lisa had admired at Sanctum since she finished her training as a submissive but after finally working up the courage to talk to him he shot her down and walked away 4.5 stars for - Close Cover - by Lexi Blake. This is a cross-over novel written by LB for the kindle world series that is one of six books by six different authors based on a Mckay/Taggart team of bodyguards falling head over heels in love after they all swore it would never happen to them. Remy Guidry is the tall gorgeous Cajun that Lisa had admired at Sanctum since she finished her training as a submissive but after finally working up the courage to talk to him he shot her down and walked away. So finding out he was her new next door neighbor was shocking to say the least since she still found him so attractive. Lisa had such a run of bad juju lately she was hoping her luck was going to change. First she loses her job because her boss was up to no good and she could possibly be in danger. Since that was her only job experience out of school and she really can't use it as a reference she can't find a new one so she has been stuck doing menial jobs since.Remy Guidry has been all over the world, shot at and even blow up once and now it's time for him to head back home to the bayou to take over his family business and save the small community where he grew up. Remy is working this one last bodyguard job for a ton of money to secure the funds he needs to purchase his family business from his cousin. The only problem is the job is a very Close Cover of Lisa Daley - the one woman he won't allow himself to have since she deserves so much better than he could ever give her. The only problem is the closer they get the harder Remy falls and he soon realizes she is the only woman for him.I love McKay/Taggart and have always wanted a kindle world series and the authors that participated were phenomenal! Not only was this a great addition to one of my favorite long time series but to see it through fresh eyes was so interesting too. Then that epilogue with it's promise of so many great things to come leaves me always wanting more!
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  • CarolKat
    January 1, 1970
    Not only does this book set up for the Kindle World, giving just a glimpse of the rest of the stories. It also has one of the Masters and Mercenary bodyguards leaving to return to his roots.When Remy looks at Lisa he sees what the world sees, a beautiful, educated, and wealthy self-assured woman. He also feels an insane attraction to her which is his reason for refusing to dominate her a Sanctum.Lisa has some problems, she just blew the whistle on the accounting firm she worked for. Her first jo Not only does this book set up for the Kindle World, giving just a glimpse of the rest of the stories. It also has one of the Masters and Mercenary bodyguards leaving to return to his roots.When Remy looks at Lisa he sees what the world sees, a beautiful, educated, and wealthy self-assured woman. He also feels an insane attraction to her which is his reason for refusing to dominate her a Sanctum.Lisa has some problems, she just blew the whistle on the accounting firm she worked for. Her first job since getting her Master's degree. No one want's to hire her, and she's the only one who can testify about the content of some missing pages from the confiscated books.Her family decided she needs a bodyguard, but she can't know about it. She has battled with her brother Will over it and isn't likely to give in. Needing money she decides to take a job offered her by one of her neighbors. Bartending at a strip club wouldn't be a problem for her, that's how she made money in college.The way Remy calls her ma crevette, the dominance clear in his actions and words. Words that become even more romantic when he does a suspension scene with her.Danger, suspense, attraction, family drama, alligators, assassins, plenty of heat in more ways than one and so much more!I confess to only having read the first of the Masters and Mercenaries Series. Unable to resist, I bought Masters and Mercenaries Bundle: The Early Ops (Books 1-5) to learn all about some of the other players in this book.What every you do, don't miss these Crossovers or the Masters and Mercenaries Series!
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  • Avid Reader
    January 1, 1970
    Close Cover (Masters and Mercenaries #16) by Lexi Blake4.5 starsM/F BDSM (light) romanceTriggers: Attempted MurderI was given this book for an honest review by Wicked Reads.Remy is a tough nut. He is the most stoic character in these cross over books that I've come across, thus far. He is rugged, determined and takes on a lot of responsibility. Despite having dominating tendencies, he was burned very badly by a woman before and he intends to make sure that it doesn't happen again. Then you have Close Cover (Masters and Mercenaries #16) by Lexi Blake4.5 starsM/F BDSM (light) romanceTriggers: Attempted MurderI was given this book for an honest review by Wicked Reads.Remy is a tough nut. He is the most stoic character in these cross over books that I've come across, thus far. He is rugged, determined and takes on a lot of responsibility. Despite having dominating tendencies, he was burned very badly by a woman before and he intends to make sure that it doesn't happen again. Then you have Lisa. She is talented and worked very hard to give herself a great life. She grew up with siblings who care deeply about her and her well-being, but she has always kind of felt a little left out. Money was something that they all aspired to make and when her dream job turned out to be a nightmare in disguise, her family steps in to protect her - something that she doesn't take to lightly.There is mistrust and communication between Remy and Lisa is terrible. I really felt back for Lisa in a lot of this story because despite her attempts to show people she was more than capable of making decisions for herself, they don't really see her. Remy finally wakes up enough to show her that she is capable, but not before she sees a side of him that makes her question her lust and love for him.I really enjoyed this story and the chemistry between the two characters were great. You got to see their relationship develop and see how each character worked through the same situation. I can't wait for more!
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  • Franci Neill
    January 1, 1970
    5 He'll Protect Her No Matter What Stars!!! You'd think at some point having so many books in a series that the stories would start to run together and become formulary....well I can say with all honesty that is definitely not the case with the Masters and Mercenaries series by Ms. Blake. Each book grabs me by the throat and doesn't let go until I've turned that last page.Remy is a man that has been known as a player in previous books and is not looking for a relationship with anyone, but espec 5 He'll Protect Her No Matter What Stars!!! You'd think at some point having so many books in a series that the stories would start to run together and become formulary....well I can say with all honesty that is definitely not the case with the Masters and Mercenaries series by Ms. Blake. Each book grabs me by the throat and doesn't let go until I've turned that last page.Remy is a man that has been known as a player in previous books and is not looking for a relationship with anyone, but especially Lisa...she has a way of getting under his skin. And when her life is in danger he has no choice but to take her someplace where those looking for her can find her. The only problem is that this opens up Remy's past to her and she'll use everything she can get to wiggle her way into his heart.Close Cover is fast moving, has suspense, dirty, dirty sex and action that had me sitting on the edge of my seat waiting to see what would happen next. There's nothing better than a man that will do anything to keep his charge safe, but add into it his growing feelings a for woman he doesn't think he deserves and the stakes just became that much higher.This is another must read addition to this amazing series and while it's number sixteen, by no means do you have to have read all the previous books to get hooked into Remy and Jill's story. Take the leap and get sucked in just like I did!!
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  • Sofia Lazaridou
    January 1, 1970
    Close cover is my least favorite novella in the crossover and so far I have read 4 of them. I would recommend reading the story after you have read all the others because there some mentions of the main characters of the other novellas and while you already know that they will get their happy ending, I feel like Close cover will be a closure. I hated the hero. He didn't do a single thing that made me happy or feel like he had some good qualities. He was not a good person in my opinion and he did Close cover is my least favorite novella in the crossover and so far I have read 4 of them. I would recommend reading the story after you have read all the others because there some mentions of the main characters of the other novellas and while you already know that they will get their happy ending, I feel like Close cover will be a closure. I hated the hero. He didn't do a single thing that made me happy or feel like he had some good qualities. He was not a good person in my opinion and he didn't treat his lady in a way that could lead me to believe that he might actually have feelings for her. The heroine was most of the time awesome. I hated how easily she gave into Remy's charm. I wanted her to make him groove more and do something to prove that he was worthy of her. She was kind and unlike others, she didn't want to rely on her family for financial help.One other thing I hated were the thousand mentions of Remy and Lisa's exes. Half the book is spent on them. And some of the said exes happen to appear in this book. I was not happy with that. The story should have been more focused on the couple. There wasn't enough romance. The best thing was Ian. I love that guy and he is always making each book where he appears better. For me, this book deserves a solid three-star rating. The heroine was good enough for me and the hero sucked. The secondary characters were good and I plan on reading their books someday soon. I want to read Lila's story.
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  • Lisa Marie / Words We Love By
    January 1, 1970
    Close Cover over is an offshoot from the Masters and Mercenaries series and part of a five book, multi-author crossover series that takes characters from Lexi's book world and gets a write by other authors. This one was written by the M & M momma herself and features Louisiana born and bred, rope master Remy Guidry.Remy has been a side character, heard of rather than seen, up until now. Ms. Blake gave Remy a great story with just the right touch of action, kink, and romance. In the story, th Close Cover over is an offshoot from the Masters and Mercenaries series and part of a five book, multi-author crossover series that takes characters from Lexi's book world and gets a write by other authors. This one was written by the M & M momma herself and features Louisiana born and bred, rope master Remy Guidry.Remy has been a side character, heard of rather than seen, up until now. Ms. Blake gave Remy a great story with just the right touch of action, kink, and romance. In the story, this is Remy's last assignment before he retires and returns to Louisiana to run the family business. He gets the bodyguard gig of protecting Lisa Daly. Lisa did the right thing and is now being hunted by those who wish her to remain silent.Remy is a conundrum of a character. On the one hand, he is alpha-male dominant to the core. Confident of his abilities and skills. On the other, internally he finds himself and where he comes lacking. His inner struggle to accept that Lisa is more than the money her family has keeps him from pursuing her. Lisa, while coming from hard, humble beginnings is still naïve. She doesn't or won't accept that she can protect herself. She is a mixture of worldly and sheltered.The story has a definite M&M feel with all the action you come to expect as well as the romance with a side of kink. Big Tag makes an appearance or two bring his usual brand of humor. A great addition to Lexi's catalogue of work.
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  • Konny
    January 1, 1970
    Close Cover by the incredibly talented author Lexi Blake is the 16. isnatllment in her Masters and Mercenaries World and part of the Crossover Series.Close Cover can easily be read as a standalone. Yes there are a few crossover, but you can easily understand the story without reading the previous books.Meet Remy Guidry. Hes a bodyguard with McKay Taggart and doesnt do relationships or dates, ever. He lives his life to the fullest, he knows it could be over in the blink of an eye.Lisa Daley just Close Cover by the incredibly talented author Lexi Blake is the 16. isnatllment in her Masters and Mercenaries World and part of the Crossover Series.Close Cover can easily be read as a standalone. Yes there are a few crossover, but you can easily understand the story without reading the previous books.Meet Remy Guidry. He´s a bodyguard with McKay Taggart and doesn´t do relationships or dates, ever. He lives his life to the fullest, he knows it could be over in the blink of an eye.Lisa Daley just graduated from college, has her first job and is with Sanctum, the BDSM Club. Her brother and sisters are married with McKay-Taggarts or employed there too. They´re all a great family and I really loved that. It´s great to read about old friends and acquaintances. Lisa is in a world of trouble when she discovers her firm is related to the mob and now they want her dead. Her saving grace is Remy. The Remy who resented her on every turn. Remy takes her on as last job before he returns to the Bayou to reopen his family´s restaurant and bar.Both are insanely attrackted to each other and there´s a lot of chemistry.Close Cover is , just like the other Masters and Mercenaries books , a 5 star read. I connected with the characters and I can´t say how much I love Lexi Blake´s words and her writing. Close Cover is written in a dual POV, a nailbiting pageturner that kept me at the edge of my seat the whole time.
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  • Laura
    January 1, 1970
    ***ARC Provided by the Author and InkSlingerPR***4.5 StarsLet's just be honest...if it is by Lexi Blake, I am going to enjoy it. If it takes place in the Masters & Mercenaries world? Well, I am going to enjoy it. So, it's no surprise to anyone that I enjoyed this. Close Cover is the first (although I am not even sure that is totally true) of the crossover books written in the McKay/Taggart world. I say it is the first as I have read all of them, and this is the one with the intro about the c ***ARC Provided by the Author and InkSlingerPR***4.5 StarsLet's just be honest...if it is by Lexi Blake, I am going to enjoy it. If it takes place in the Masters & Mercenaries world? Well, I am going to enjoy it. So, it's no surprise to anyone that I enjoyed this. Close Cover is the first (although I am not even sure that is totally true) of the crossover books written in the McKay/Taggart world. I say it is the first as I have read all of them, and this is the one with the intro about the crossover. That said, they seem to have pretty simultaneous timeliness, so I don't think this is the one you need to have read first. But, it was one of my favorites (see above for the why, LOL).Remy is the bodyguard, Lisa is the whistleblower who s just trying to do right in the world and make sure that she carves out her place in it. The problem? She is quickly learning that the place she thought was perfect isn't quite what she wants after all.Enter Remy, the kind of guy who isn't what Lisa expects...but she wants more from him than just a fling...it's all he is offering, and it is what she settles for, but it is not what she wants. Remy, however, thinks it is all he can offer her, and that his life, the one he is determined to return to, is not one that will work for her.I loved the way Remy and Lisa resolved this, the way the author made the decisions not only work for the characters but for the couple...I enjoy the books where the resolution of the story is more than "We love each other, it is all going to work out" and actually deals with the issue.I believed this was a couple who is going to be able to make it work in the long run. I enjoyed this title and I recommend it.
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  • Marie Brown (Marie's Tempting Reads)
    January 1, 1970
    Marie's Tempting Reads ARC Review:Make sure to have a extra set of panties while you read this SCORCHING HOT read! I LOVE the fact that Lexi Blake put together an amazing set of authors for her Crossover series. But in a way, I feel like no one does her Masters & Mercenaries quite like the leading lady herself! Don't get me wrong, ALL these authors did a great job but Close Cover was BETTER, SEXIER, PANTIE MELTING GOOD! Lexi Blake did a superb job with her BDSM..I felt on edge and aroused wi Marie's Tempting Reads ARC Review:Make sure to have a extra set of panties while you read this SCORCHING HOT read! I LOVE the fact that Lexi Blake put together an amazing set of authors for her Crossover series. But in a way, I feel like no one does her Masters & Mercenaries quite like the leading lady herself! Don't get me wrong, ALL these authors did a great job but Close Cover was BETTER, SEXIER, PANTIE MELTING GOOD! Lexi Blake did a superb job with her BDSM..I felt on edge and aroused with Remy and his Dom ways. And what he does with a rope...mmmm. And Lisa, she cracked me up! I loved her spirit, her sass, the way she submitted with Remy and add in all the amazing highly intense suspense and we have ourselves a MUST DROP WHAT YOUR READING AND READ CLOSE COVER RIGHT NOW STORY!Lexi Blake gave her ALL with this particular story. I loved the way everything was described...from the characters and the accents, to the scents, sounds and scenes. It was exhilarating! And there was a great amount of action and suspense that kept my heart rate up and kept me on my toes. And sex...oh the sex left me with FANTASIES I NEVER HAD BEFORE AND CRAVING MORE! And of course its fast paced, whats not to like about that?! Close Cover gets a DAZZLING FIVE SHOOTING STARS!
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  • Kari Hansen
    January 1, 1970
    Lisa is an accountant who has uncovered some suspicious activity at the company where she works. She does the right thing and reports it to authorities but now she finds her life in danger and her family has hired McKay-Taggart to provide security for her.Remy works for McKay-Taggart but he has decided it is time for him to return to Louisiana to be near his family but when he hears that Lisa is in danger there is no way that he will leave until he knows she is safe.The last person that Lisa wan Lisa is an accountant who has uncovered some suspicious activity at the company where she works. She does the right thing and reports it to authorities but now she finds her life in danger and her family has hired McKay-Taggart to provide security for her.Remy works for McKay-Taggart but he has decided it is time for him to return to Louisiana to be near his family but when he hears that Lisa is in danger there is no way that he will leave until he knows she is safe.The last person that Lisa wants protecting her is Remy as when she offered herself to him at Sanctum he declined and it not only caused a distance between them but because of his rejection she has withdrawn from Sanctum as well. Remy turned Lisa down not because he wasn’t attracted to her but because he felt that she could do better than him. Now that they are forced into close contact the feelings between them explode but will Remy be able to protect Lisa and what happens when the assignment ends?This author has once again written a tale filled with intrigue, twists and red hot chemistry. The characters are complex and compelling and you can’t help but cheer for them to find their happy ever after and it is always fun to catch up with the other characters at McKay-Taggart.
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