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A View to a Thrill

(Masters and Mercenaries #7)

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4.48  ·  Rating details ·  3,724 ratings  ·  240 reviews
A Spy without a Country

Simon Weston grew up royal in a place where aristocracy still mattered. Serving Queen and country meant everything to him, until MI6 marked him as damaged goods and he left his home in disgrace. Ian Taggart showed him a better way to serve his fellow man and introduced him to Sanctum, a place to pursue his passion for Dominance and submission. Toppin
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Kindle Edition, 410 pages
Published August 19th 2014 by DLZ Entertainment, LLC
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Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
3.75 Stars


From the moment he'd seen her all those months ago, he'd been utterly fascinated. She was a mystery to him. Closed off, with more barricades around her than he could count, she still pulled him in the minute she walked inside a room.


When I think of romantic suspense with some kinky hot BDSM thrown in and some scorching romance and sex, the only series that comes to mind is Masters and Mercenaries. No one does that sexy little combination better than Lexi Blake. While each book can
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ღFloღ the coffee addict
4 shaken, not stirred STARS



*melts into a puddle of goo*

What can I say? I've had a rather unhealthy obsession with James Bond ever since I was a little girl and reading about a British aristocratic ex-spy turned Mercenary just hits all of the right spots for me.

Remember this scene from Love and Let Die?

“Simon hauled himself onto the ramp, standing gracefully and straightening his tie. The fucker even swam in a tie. He slicked back his hair and sounded as though he’d come for tea instead of just
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Kate's Corner
4 Spy Shenanigan Stars.

Simon & Chelsea’s book was the one book I wasn’t sure about.

Turns out it is just as good as the others. A surprise read.

“Someone is trying to kill me.”

Well no shit Chelsea you are known as The Broker.

Simon sees his chance to finally get Chelsea under a contract to protect her and to do very dirty and nasty things to her. He has been fascinated by Chelsea since she punched him in Charlie & Big Tag’s book.

He finally gets what he wants.

“You need a play partner”
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Shayna
Lexi Blake continues to shock and amaze me with her all-consuming, incredibly erotic, sensational stories. I've said this time and time again, but Ms. Blake's Masters & Mercenaries Series is an ALL TIME FAVORITE series of mine. Heart-pounding, hilarious, and full of kinky goodness, A View to a Thrill, had me up until 4 in the morning devouring page by page, like it was the last thing I would ever read. Lexi Blake is a MASTER at setting the scene with her gorgeous, possessive Doms and her str ...more
Kelley
Mar 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
If there was ever a series that needed to be made into a movie or television show it is the Masters and Mercenaries series by Lexi Blake. The action, suspense, and intrigue will keep your knuckles white as you grip your e-reader eagerly anticipating what will happen next. Lexi is masterfully writes a new genre I call James Bond BDSM. Her heroes are sinfully sexy and hot alpha males and the women they fall for are strong, highly intelligent, and quick witted, and sexy as hell. I absolutely adore ...more
Jewel
4.5 Stars

I really adore this series. The characters are my kind of snarky and I like that while the stories are about the female lead being in trouble, the women don't go around damseling (ie helpless).

In this one, we have Simon, the "spare" to a British dukedom (I think) and Chelsea, the younger sister of Ian's wife Charlotte. Both Simon and Chelsea have that 'living in the shadow of an older sibling' thing in common. They both feel like they have always had more to prove and that more often t
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 Rosebud
Chelsea Dennis has had to resign herself to being the sister-in-law of 'Satan' though she has to admit that Ian and her sister belong together. That would be fine if only 'Satan' and his demon sidekicks, who include one overbearing controlling British PITA, wouldn't get into HER business.

When a blast from her past resurfaces, Chelsea is forced to enlist Simon's help if she has any chance of surviving. But, will his terms, that are spelled out in an iron clad contract, be too much for her to han
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Steph
May 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Mmmhmmm! Mama's got a new book boyfriend! Make sure you grab some tissues to wipe up the drool before you dig into this one!

Somebody wants Chelsea Dennis dead. Well, it's likely that a whole lot of somebody's want her out of the picture since she's an information broker on the dark web for more than a few unsavory characters. Out of options, Chelsea turns to McKay-Taggart Security's Simon Weston, the man who makes her body feel more in danger than any of her sketchy "clients" ever have.

Simon ha
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Nichole
I am always pretty aggravated when a character does a 180 on their plans due to a single conversation with someone else. Previously they had this super strongly held belief in X, but a 5 minute scolding later and they were all set to go with Y. It feels ... poorly plotted? Unlikely? Inconsistent? Meh.
Aղցela W.
This book took me a day longer to read because of my kindle challenges "getting a new fire soon". I love reading Lexi Blake's books and I love reading this series this book had the danger and the kink of this series and I was so happy. Simon Weston grew up royal in a place where aristocracy still mattered. Serving Queen and country meant everything to him, until MI6 marked him as damaged goods and he left his home in disgrace. Ian Taggart showed him a better way to serve his fellow man and intro ...more
Pamela
May 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
FINALLY!!!!! I remember reading the very first masters & mercenaries. & falling in love with these character! 7 books later… nothing has changed if anything My.love has grown!! lexi you've once again out done yourself!!
Renee
I'm enjoying the series. I wasnt sure how much I was going to like Simon but I am glad he got his own book in the series.
WickedAddictons
Sep 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A View To A Thrill is Book 7 in the Series, If you haven't read the series I highly recommend it.  This is Simon and Chelsea's story.  This book is a bit different than the previous ones.   It's lighter on the BDSM and sex than the others. 

Simon Weston with his British accent, aristocratic manner and debonair style; dangerous killer or big bad Dom isn't what comes to mind.
" I don't get my suit dirty because I don't have to to take you down ."


A perfect example of Simon at his best.  From
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Trish R.
Feb 20, 2018 rated it liked it
I'm kind of bummed that after 2 absolute great reads back-to-back, this book just took a nosedive for me. I was bored and yes, I skimmed through quite a few parts. I guess maybe because I couldn't quite relate to Chelsea? I like Simon just fine, I mean he's a Brit who wears the heck out of his suits so hell yeah, I like him just fine. I wanted a better heroine for him than Chelsea.

Oh well, hopefully the next book will be a winner for me.
Tracy Reads
Jan 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved it review to come
Christine
Mar 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: x-botb-2014
I've enjoyed reading Blake's "Masters and Mercenaries" series, and had been waiting forever for "A View to a Thrill" to be released.

Simon Weston -- good-looking, suave, and related to royalty and Texas oil millionaires, is so lonely. Chelsea Dennis keeps the world at a distance with a barbed sense of humor and a cement shell around her emotions. Except at Sanctum, where she can embrace the pain of her past, especially when she plays with Simon. So when Chelsea's threatened, she finds herself run
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Kristina
Jul 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book is about Chelsea (Charlotte Taggert's) sister and Simon (the sexy Brit). Lexi Blake is always an automatic buy for me and this book was no exception. I let this book set for sometime because 15% into it, I had difficulty with Chelsea. I literally could not stand her. Felt nothing positive from her and honestly I didn't see how a relationship between her and Simon could work. Once I got to the 31% mark, everything seemed to gel. It took having the rest of group involved which led to som ...more
Piper
Jun 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Oh why do I do this to myself! As I'm opening my Kindle, about to start reading, I say to myself "Take your time, savour this book. There won't be another from this series for months." What do I do? I inhale it in one go (along with a bag of M&Ms) and what's worse, having read this book I NEED to read Jesse's story!!
But, back to this one. What a great read:) I wondered if Ms Blake would be able to give us a story worthy of Simon and Chelsea. We've had snippets of them in other books and I kn
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Astraycat
It's an Ok read. Many actions, spices and suspense.

The only part I get annoyed is both Simon's and Chelsea's self-doubt:when Simon wants Chelsea to love him, Chelsea refuses to admit her feeling cause she doesn't think she deserves love; when Chelsea overcomes her self-doubt and declares her love to Simon, it's Simon's turn to doubts whether there's anyone really care about him.

I hope the epilogue is about Simon and Chelsea rather than foreshadows another's story.

Liah B
Aug 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Damn damn damn Gina!!! I absolutely hate when a Lexi Blake book ends! It's action pack suspense from page one the the epilogue. This is Simons and Chelsea story and it was so worth the wait. I adore this series. And 6'5 Ian taggarts going to be a daddy.... And he found his twin brothers he didn't know about!! See you in February!!
Charlene
Jun 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I've been waiting for Simon's story for a while now...something about a Brit in a suit just does it for me. This one definitely did not disappoint! I love the way this series combines action, suspense and a little kink...and manages to put them together in a plausible (well, fiction-like plausible) way. Simon and Chelsea are perfect together, both as operatives and lovers.

4.5 stars
Juletta Gilge
Jan 10, 2016 rated it liked it
This one was sooo much better than the past few. I have liked Simon from the time he was introduced. And I'm so glad that he got his happy ending.
***J***
Loved it, Simon and Chelsea's story is absolutely fantastic! BUT, the epilogue is killing me!! I'm going to go nuts waiting till February to find out what happens.
Diana
Jan 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was awesome! I loved it! I didn't read it in one day though. It took me 4 days. Had to sleep sometime!
Carrie (Bears Read Too)
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    Have you ever read a book where you were so invested in it that you felt like you couldn't breathe if you had to put it down for even a second?   


That's exactly how I felt with A View To A Thrill.  Lexi Blake is absolutely a phenomenal writer.  I love her!  I'm in awe of her amazing talent of weaving a story through the words (hills), pages (valleys) and chapters (bridges) to bring you right into it for yourself.  I almost didn't fee
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Bingeworthy Book Blog
In my mind, one of the marks of a truly great writer is to take a character that is not so well liked, that has, in previous stories, appeared to be a largely unsympathetic character and make readers love or at least like the character.
Chelsea Dennis was one such character for me.
In previous stories, while I had come to respect the talents of Chelsea's character I'd genuinely felt unsympathetic and even dislike towards her.
For me, she appeared to be somewhat selfish, self-absorbed and power hung
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Konny
Mar 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A View to a Thrill by Lexi Blake is the 7. installment in her Masters and Mercenaries Series. Every book can easily be read as a standalone.
Simon Weston is a british aristocrat,ex british agency agent, Dom at Sanctum in Dallas, Texas and in love with a woman who doesnt even looks at him.
Chelsea Dennis aka Denisovich, is the daughter of a russian mob boss and sister to Charlotte Taggart, Ian Taggarts wife. Chelsea calls him Satan with good reason. Hes manipulative, overbearing and paranoid. And
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Veronica
The story starts off where we finished Damon's book and there isn't much time span between the two. The start is quite exciting - a rebellious woman runs to Alpha-male-hero to ask him for help. That's a very common and interesting storyline. It's also been used up several times so I suppose some might be turned off by that. The one thing different is the fact that Simon seems the vulnerable one while Chelsea doesn't.

I was quite excited for this book ever since I saw the Simon-Chelsea pairing in
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Sara Donald
Feb 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
I love Chelsea’s sarcasm!! I find myself laughing out loud disturbing people around me!! One of my favorite passages, “He killed your sister?” “Nah. She faked her own death so we could get away from our Russian mob father, but it cost Ian his career and he was pissed when she came back. She showed him her boobs and it was okay.”... God, I couldn’t stop laughing!! Or another one: “You okay? If you don’t want to see him, you don’t have to, but I kind of thought you had a thing going,” Theo said. “ ...more
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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 n ...more

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Masters and Mercenaries (1 - 10 of 19 books)
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  • The Men with the Golden Cuffs (Masters and Mercenaries, #2)
  • A Dom is Forever (Masters and Mercenaries, #3)
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“Ian slapped him on the shoulder and smiled. “That’s because your dick is in charge and your dick is stupid. It’s so fucking good to know. You’re always so stoic and intellectual and shit. It’s good to know deep down your dick is as stupid as the rest of ours. Hey, Jesse. We’re following Simon’s cock so we’re all going to die.” 5 likes
“Thank you." Ian's eyes narrowed. "Why?" "For being good to my sister and to me. Thank you, Ian." She walked right up and put her arms around him. "What the hell do I do, Charlie?" Ian asked, his arms at his side. "You hug her back, asshole. She used your name and everything. You hug her. Now.” 2 likes
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