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Submission is Not Enough

(Masters and Mercenaries #12)

4.51  ·  Rating details ·  2,740 ratings  ·  253 reviews
A fallen hero reborn

Theo Taggart lost everything the night he died. His family, his beautiful Erin, and worst of all, he lost himself. A twisted doctor brought him back from the brink of death, but reprogrammed his identity to serve her will. Rescued by his brothers, he must fight to reclaim the man he was and the life, and love, that were stolen from him.

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ebook, 417 pages
Published October 25th 2016 by DLZ Entertainment LLC
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Bookworm Extraordinaire
Oct 26, 2016 rated it really liked it

This is going to be a bit of a hard review for me to write. I ADORE everything Lexi Blake writes, and the Masters & Mercenaries series is one of my ALL time favorite series. And while I did VERY much enjoy this one. I was also disappointed. If that makes sense?

"I’m real, baby. I’m not ever going to play mind games with you. I’m going to be honest. I want you and not only in bed. I want you for selfish reasons. I think you’re good for me. I don’t want you simply because I think you’re gorgeo
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
4.5 Stars

She’d been his prize. She was still the prize. He simply didn’t deserve her anymore.

My heart! MY COLD BLACK HEART! It hurts dammit! It hurts so bad. This book twisted me inside out. Never have I been more invested in a character since Theo Taggart. I can't tell you the amount of tears I've shed over this man. As much as I love every single book in this series, this was easily one of my most anticipated. We've been getting teased with Theo's book for what feels like forever,
This review kills me just a little because I wanted to love this book so much. I've been waiting for Theo and Erin to get their story for what seems like forever and I had high expectations for them. I mean, he's a Taggart, so how can Theo not be all of that and a bag of chips? But sadly this story just didn't live up to what I thought it would be like.

I still adore Ms. Blake's writing and I had many good moments while reading this. I loved that she gave us moments from Theo and Erin's past and
4.5* the lost puppy STARS!!

Finally! I couldn't believe this book published so quickly. Surprisingly, this book was better than I've anticipated. After Case's story in Dominance Never Dies, finally Theo Taggart back to his family but he isn't the same man as before. Erin must move quickly or she will lose him.

It has been months but Theo still couldn't control his mind. Since his kidnapping and drug abuse by Hope McDonald, there is no funny and flirty Theo. Just a walking hollow case. Even he coul
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Erin Argent has my heart and so does Lexi Blake. As my much anticipated book from Lexi Blake, I couldn’t wait for Submission Is Not Enough. Seriously, this book was a culmination of raw emotions, love, and brutal honesty. There are not enough words to describe how powerful and poignant this love story was. It was as if Lexi Blake had to pull the strings of our hearts in this twelfth installment.

Personally, I loved the heroine, Erin so mu

After thinking about this one and sleeping a night on my thoughts I’m still torn although I’ve given it 4 Stars I’m still not exactly I am attributing the 4 Stars for.

Ms. Blake has written one of my favourite series that I have read in 2016. I’m a huge fan. This was the one book I wasn’t sure about after reading him in Mia & Case’s book and seeing him as the ray of sunshine that he was in the other books I wasn’t convinced that this would work.

Theo is back and trying to acclimatise to the life
Ivy Deluca
Oct 31, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In the twelfth (yes, twelfth) book in the Masters and Mercenaries series, Theo is a shell of the man he was. Brought back home with no memory of his life and love, he struggles to connect with his woman, child and family. Erin must find a way to reconnect with the man she loves who may no longer exist. This is when emotionally charged romance happens.


-Broke my heart within the first few pages. Theo’s final moments and the choices he made, were a harbinger of things to come and hooked fast and st
Oct 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book poses an interesting question: is it better to lose someone you love to death or to have them survive but not remember anything about their life? There is no good answer.

When Theo Taggart was rescued after being presumed dead, he was 50 Shades of Fucked Up. Brainwashed by a madwoman, Theo struggles to recall even basic information about himself, and it kills him to know that the redhead who haunted his every minute in captivity is someone he can't wholly remember his real time with.

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I looked forward to this book with such anticipation-and dread-it more than fulfilled both emotions. Submission is not enough is Theo’s story after he is rescued from evil doctor Hope McDonald. Author Lexi Blake has been teasing readers for the past few books in the Master and Mercenaries series, first killing off Theo, then giving hints that he might be still alive-and now she brings him back to his family. The problem is, thanks to the dru
Aly is so frigging bored
This was one of the most anticipated books in the series! Thank you Lexi Blake for writing it so fast! We finally got Erin and Theo's book. Yay! They had such a difficult journey ahead of them.


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Bon Tom
Apr 04, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: erotica
This had potential, but it was probably 300 pages too long. It's the same, repetitive, self beating, yet hoping, thing, going and going in cirrrrrcleessss......... ...more
This book was an emotional roller coaster for me! I have love each and every book in this series and when Theo died I felt like a part of me died as well. Now he is back and I don't even know where to begin. If you haven't read Master No yet then you really should at the least read it before you read this one. I would suggest that you read the entire series in order because it will help you understand the relationships ans humor much better.

Theo is trying his best to reconnect with the man that
Sofia Lazaridou
Oct 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, kindle-owned
To be honest I thought Theo and Erin already had a book of their own, but after a little search I realized that they got together in Faith and Tens book or somewhere close to that timeline. That is actually a relief because the idea of Theo and Erin growing as characters after their first book ended bothered me. Erin mostly (since Theo had his memory whipped) mentions that Theo's absence forced her to grow up on some aspects of her life for example. I have to begin the series from the start soon ...more
Aղցela W.
Spoiler Ahead This was a good book. This was book 12 in the"Masters and Mercenaries" series and I love reading this series and this author. In book 10 Theo Taggart was kidnapped and held by psycho doctor Hope McDonald who is Faith's sister. Theo was held for 18 months by the psycho who gave him a drug to erase his memory but he couldn't forget about Erin. Theo was found in book 11 and this was his and Erin's story. Erin has been alone raising her son TJ with the help of the McKay-Taggart family ...more
E.G. Manetti
Oh, the angst. I'm not a fan of heavy angst in the best of circumstances and having pages devoted to a special forces operative bemoaning 'I'm not good enough for her' was the worst. I'm a fan of Lexi Blake, but this one needed better editing to eliminate the repetitious refrain. Even the sexy bits were a bit angst ridden, reducing the hotness level. ...more
Oct 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc

I have been waiting to read their story since I picked up this series. This is one book that you CANNOT read without reading the previous ones to truly understand and respect this story. Theo and Erin have had a hard and difficult journey to this point. And damn, it was so worth the wait.

I don't even know where to being or what to say. As with every other book in this series, the story is packed of full of emotions and action. There isn't an
Oct 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
NOTE: Submission is Not Enough is the 12th full length story in the Masters and Mercenaries series. I personally feel that reading Dominance Never Dies (the previous book in the series) at a minimum would provide a better understanding of how Theo and Erin got to this point. That being said, it is not necessary and Submission is Not Enough can be read as a standalone if desired because it does contain sufficient details to fill you in on their backstory.

Theo may be back in Dallas in the McKay- T
Mar 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Laaawdddd, have mercy.

This book is everything I wanted and so much more.

Loved it.
YOU GUYS!!! I'm trying to find the words to do this book justice, but my God it's hard! SUBMISSION IS NOT ENOUGH by Lexi Blake was POWERFUL, PASSIONATE, and POIGNANT! Believe me, there are a million other words for it, but those three P's sealed the deal for me. Lexi has always been, and will continue to be one of my favorite romantic suspense authors. She gets me invested in her characters, and they become a family to me. I just know it was a tough journey, but Ms. Blake did Theo and Erin's HEA ...more
Oct 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
*4.5 out of 5 stars*

I haven’t read the other books in this series but I had heard very good things about them so I decided to read this as a standalone. I wasn’t sure if it was okay to do so, but I went ahead with it anyway. I felt pretty lost in the beginning and during the first 10% I kept thinking I probably made a mistake. There were so many names and a lot of people thrown in the mix all at once. I also didn’t quite understand what they were doing (what kind of operation it was) and who was
Jackie  Kiwibooknerd
Oct 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lexi-blake
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This has probably been the most anticipated book in the history of books. I have been waiting on tender hooks for ages for Theo and Erin's story......and as usual Ms Blake did not disappoint me. My heart literally broke for this couple and I admit to plenty of tears while reading it. I did think maybe Theo was a little cold at times, but again you know why he is.....This book was probably a bit more "darker" than the rest of the series as it was certainly not as light hearted as the other bo
Catherine (The Sassy Bookster)
After so many books in this series, you would think there is nothing new to see here but once again Ms. Blake delivers another masterpiece! SUBMISSION IS NOT ENOUGH is intense and consuming, a brilliant combination of emotion and suspense, equal parts exhilarating and painful. It has the intrigue, the sense of family and the passion that we have come to expect from this series and has exceeded my expectations in every way.

With most of his memories gone, every day is a struggle for Theo, especial
Dec 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Theo’s story is something I’ve waited for a long time to read.
This series is so excellent, the author has created a world that’s intriguing, exiting, fun, emotional and most of all filled with love.

No unnecessary descriptions of surroundings
Lots of good dialogues
Sizzling chemistry between the couples
The Love and connection between all the characters is described in a way that makes me want to be part of this world. When reading the stories I feel like I’m a part of it all.

If you want a
Emerson Hawthorne
Great to see Big Tag back in action even though it was a short sequence. It was great to see the evolution of Erin and Theo's relationships both past and present. It was great catching up with The Garden and McKay-Taggert and Knight. And finally, Hope McDonald got what was coming to her. ...more
Mar 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars, actually.

I’m going through the series on Audible and I love the performance by Mr. West (brilliant ‘Big Tag’, deep and dripping with sarcasm).
Sadly I wasn’t very impressed with the story this time.
*4++ Stars*

Loved this! I didn't know how it was going to go and the drama towards the end was scary, but the ending was so, so wonderful! Love this series and am looking forward to the next one!

I listened to the audio and Ryan West's narrated was fabulous!
Heather Scott mannella
Sep 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
My favorite so far! Even though I love me some Taggart's, I need a break!! ...more
Nov 07, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: x-botb-2016
I had high hopes for this book -- but maybe that's the problem.....

Several books ago, we thought that Theo Taggart had been killed while leading an op that went disastrously wrong. Then...we had reason to hope that he'd survived...only to discover that, while he was alive, his mind and memories had been re-programmed by the evil Dr. Hope McDonald.

Now returned safely to his friends and colleagues at McKay-Taggart, Theo's struggling to fit in. He's physically OK, but his memories are hazy, even h
Dec 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Fast and Furious, just finished, review subject to change...

4.5 Stars

So it's safe to say that the fear I had of being disappointed due to the heavy lead up to this book was all for naught. Erin and Theo's story was as emotional and moving as I expected it to be, it also had all the action and romance I've come to want from this series.

I loved the flashback moments that build their relationship for us. I remember when I started Ten and Faith's book I kept trying to figure out what I missed with E
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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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