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A View to a Thrill

(Masters and Mercenaries #7)

4.47  ·  Rating details ·  4,334 ratings  ·  274 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
Kindle Edition, 410 pages
Published August 19th 2014 by DLZ Entertainment, LLC
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Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
Feb 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
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 eac
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 o
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” “You do
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 strong, ...more
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
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
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
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
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.
Oct 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: erotica, own
This is the 7th book in the Masters and Mercenaries series. These should be read in order.

OMG, Simon sounds like such an English hunk. Someone I’d really like to know. It must be amazing to have someone risk their life for you and to do it in a three-piece suit. I liked reading about Simon’s and Chelsea’s childhood. The struggles they went through to become the people they are today was fun to read.

There was one part that I feel the author messed up on. At one point the author wrote making it s
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
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 has grown!! lexi you've once again out done yourself!! ...more
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. ...more
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
Trish R. Ali
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
Jul 15, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: audiobook, 2019
Happy Chelsea and Simon are together, but didn’t give me the feels like the others.
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
Simply Love Book Reviews
Aug 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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When I was first told of the Masters and Mercenaries series, I was skeptical in how a civilian defense contractor/private security firm could incorporate BDSM without it being ... clunky and ridiculous. I stand corrected, over and over again. When it comes to sexy kink, with a Glitterkink club, Ms. Blake delivers consistently and frequently. In book 7 of this series, it features another burned agent, this time from serving the UK in MI6.

To read the rest of my review, click on the image below to
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 knew i
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
Angel Padillo
3 1/2 stars

Before starting A view to a Thrill I thought Chelsea was a childish, selfish, obnoxious, bitch, and my opinion hasn’t changed. She made this book insufferable. Which is truly terrible because I loved Simon, he deserves so much better than Chelsea. Sure by the end of the book she is supposed to be a decent human, but it just wasn’t believable. She was too far gone in her childish and selfish ways. Maybe in time, if she can prove to be an adult, maybe then I will stop hating her like a
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.

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
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!! ...more
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. ...more
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! ...more
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. ...more
Theresa  O'Brien
Jun 18, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-star, lexi-blake
I have loved the chemistry between Chelsea and Simon since they first met in Love and Let Die.

It was so easy to dislike Chelsea at first, as she acted like a spoiled brat. But here we see the persona behind that mask, and yes there is a brat there, but also we see that there is so much more.

It was interesting to see both Chelsea and Charlotte as young girls. Charlottes statement that

“Someday, I’m going to marry a handsome man who is polite to everyone around him.”

“And everyone will love him. He’

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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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  • A Dom is Forever (Masters and Mercenaries, #3)
  • On Her Master's Secret Service (Masters and Mercenaries, #4)
  • Love and Let Die (Masters and Mercenaries, #5)
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