Luscious, Lexi Blake's short in Novak's anthology to benefit diabetes research, gives Masters and Mercena(Read in Sweet Seduction Boxed Set anthology)
Luscious, Lexi Blake's short in Novak's anthology to benefit diabetes research, gives Masters and Mercenaries fans a look inside Sean Taggert's restaurant Top as well as telling Macon Miles and Ally Jones' love story.
Adam Miles' youngest brother, Macon, lost 3/4 of a leg in war and a cheating wife in divorce. Macon's at his lowest when Adam stops by to check in on him. After not standing up for Adam in the past, Macon is shocked into action when Adam insists he come to Dallas to live with he and his family, Jake, Serena and baby Tristan. This gesture gives Macon the courage to take the steps necessary to regain control over his life and make a fresh start.
Sarah Allyson Jones' foster brother, Ronnie, died in the war and the reports of how he died never set well with her. Her foster mother's dying wish to find out exactly what happened to Ronnie leads her to Dallas to track down Macon Miles, who has been avoiding her attempts at answers.
The pair meet for the first time at Sean Taggert's restaurant, Top, two months later. Allyson, upon first seeing Macon, is so flummoxed she says she's there looking for work instead of looking for answers. Macon, now an extremely talented pastry chef, can't help but fall for the luscious Ally. Privately, he becomes possessive of this quiet beauty. It's only after their safety is threatened, in two separate incidents, that they both begin to face their feelings for one another.
"... between the two of us, we are practically a fully functional human being."
Each is struggling with hidden secrets they feel protect themselves yet could risk ruining the life they both dream of having together.
Macon is a much softer addition to the Masters and Mercenaries family. He was mentioned briefly in prior books ~ in Adored(view spoiler)[, where Sean mentioned Macon and Ally had gotten married in Las Vegas (hide spoiler)] and Sweet Child O' Mine, where Macon's mentioned being treated as Ian's "personal bakery" and Adam's baby brother. So, it was a nice, sweet treat (pun intended) to get a closer look at this couple and their triumph over life's obstacles.
I truly enjoyed this short. There's some great set up for Ten's upcoming book, Master No, as well as the sadist and M&M shrink, Kai, who I hope gets a book very soon. There are also some hilarious Ian moments (view spoiler)[ ~ Apparently, he's taken to marking behind the ear of baby Kala with a Sharpie so he can tell her apart from her twin. And, already making sure she knows, "Daddy sees everything. Including how [she] look[s] at that Tristan kid." He tells Serena,
"... It's never too early to start [keeping an eye out]. I know what your boy's going to think. He's going to think Mom didn't have to pick, why should I, and then suddenly my sweet baby girls are in some weirdo relationship where they have to worship the boy."
(hide spoiler)]. I loved having a brief look at the men working at Top, Sean's farm to table restaurant, and I cannot wait for more; I'm hopeful there's a spin-off series in the making.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more
This short features boundary witch Allison “Lex” Luther (from Boundary Magic series) and offers fans of Olson's Scarlett Bernard series a chance to reconnect with Scarlett and Jesse Cruz.
After Lex's dead twin tells her, "Ask Jesse Cruz how I died", she travels to LA to do just that. She's been told Sam's murderer is dead and the one responsible for killing him is in prison, but she has to know HOW her twin died.
Decisions, decisions ... I should buy the box set because it supports Brenda Novak’s foundation for Diabetes Research. Buuut, at the moment, I'm reallDecisions, decisions ... I should buy the box set because it supports Brenda Novak’s foundation for Diabetes Research. Buuut, at the moment, I'm really only lookin' to read Lexi Blake's short Luscious, which she says, "marks the beginning of a new phase of Masters and Mercenaries. Luscious is the first book set in Top, Sean Taggart’s restaurant." And, she mentioned she plans to release said short sometime in July. ...more