A View to a Thrill
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 ...more
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 ...more
*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...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
Oh well, hopefully the next book will be a winner for me. ...more
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 ...more
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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 ...more
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 ...more
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.
4.5 stars ...more
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.”...more
“And everyone will love him. He’