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For His Eyes Only

(Masters and Mercenaries #13)

4.39  ·  Rating details ·  2,482 ratings  ·  244 reviews
A night he can’t forget

Five years ago, Nick Markovic found himself consumed by his quest for vengeance. The one time he managed to find peace was in the arms of Hayley Dalton. Being with her was like bathing in sunlight, and he ached to feel that again, but he couldn’t. He gave his oath to Hayley’s cousin Desiree, his partner at McKay-Taggart and Knight, that he’d never le
Published February 28th 2017 by DLZ Entertainment LLC
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Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
Jan 26, 2017 rated it really liked it

I missed you. God, how I missed you.” She’d been a hole inside him and only now could he see it. For years she’d been a friend, maybe his only real friend. He’d ruined it all.

Why is it that every single time I finish a Lexi Blake book and feel so satisfied to get another hit of her awesome, I'm STILL left a drooling and twitching mess in anticipation of the next one?! It's not fair! NOT FAIR I TELLS YA!

This series is my crack and I will never, EVER, grow tired of it. It's high
The Masters & Mercenaries series is one of my favorites, which is why writing this review is so hard. Because as much as I like this series, I didn't like this book. For His Eyes Only takes place in London and follows the McKay-Taggart gang there. Mainly Nick, as a woman from his past shows up needing his help.

Nick was a character that had intrigued me before I read this book, but sadly his story just wasn't the one for me. He and Hayley didn't work together in my opinion, and I blame most of t
The Sassy Bookworm
Jan 26, 2017 rated it really liked it


What I liked....

-- Same fabulous writing I've come to expect from Miz Blake.
-- I ADORE the comradery of the McKay-Taggart group.
-- Loved that this one was set in the London offices.
-- Loved seeing Damon and the "lost boys."
-- Anything Ian and Charlotte is ALWAYS a bonus.
-- LOVED Ezra...that man needs a book ASAP.
-- The mystery and suspense concerning Hayley keep me turning the pages.
-- Can't WAIT for Brody's story.


What I didn't like...

-- This one felt LONG. It literally took me 6 hours STRAIGHT
Natalie  ~ The Biblioholic
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This read like an episode right out of a soap opera. If a soap opera had characters that were spies and had a secret dungeon for BDSM activities in their home base. Guy was being tortured by the SVR (formerly the KGB). He gets rescued by gorgeous MI6 agent. They become lovers and share affection with one another over time. But the girl wants to maintain an open relationship. They fight. They eventually break up. Guy falls into the arms of MI6 agent's willing cousin, who
Elle ✟ Søren's ♡ (i'm too old for this shite)
3* not for my eyes STARS!

Why oh why.. this one left HUGEEE disappointment among other books. A very hard book to finish and ended up just okay. The story picked up five years later after Nikolai 'Nick' Markovic lost his partner, Desiree on a rescue mission in Master No (Ten's book) with McKay-Taggart's crew. I always fascinated about this Russian guy but reality sucks.


Nick never expect to saw Des's cousin, Hayley Dalton again. In London. Shocked indeed. Hayley didn't have other choice because Ni
Rachel K
Feb 27, 2017 rated it did not like it
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Going to be honest here. Mentally I had to prepare myself with the dead girlfriend trope/triangle because you know that is never going to work. IMO. Now in saying that after about a two week mental preparation going on it wasn’t as bad as I expected it to be. Quite the opposite really.

Let’s talk about the elephant in the room. Des, the despicable woman apparently beautiful on the outside but a sick and cruel individual on the inside. Des manipulated both of them to do what she wanted and needed
We head back to London, England at McKay-Taggart and Knight, for Nick and Hayley's happily ever after. I was so ecstatic to travel back to the Masters and Mercenaries world that Lexi Blake has so cleverly created. This world, right here, is and always will be my happy place. I can always count on Ms. Blake to bring the action, passion, and suspense to her romances. In FOR HIS EYES ONLY, there is page after page of delicious kink and beautiful passion. Ms. Blake makes it SO DAMN EASY to fall in l ...more
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In For His Eyes Only, Lexi Blake seductively weave passion, suspense, second chances, and action into one gritty and riveting read. We also cannot forget the fact that Lexi Blake has a way of integrating the BDSM lifestyle while keeping this book classy and enjoyable for the readers. With Blake’s raw and emotional writing, I was able to feel the connection that was brewing between Hailey and Nick. The history was there. The bond was the
Mar 03, 2017 added it
Shelves: dnf

This may totally be just me but I could not get into this book. The more i read the more it irked me. About 1/4 way in knew it's just not my cup of tea. I heard so many wonderful things about this series and read many great reviews so when I had a chance to pick this up I did. This is probably my fault as I didn't read any of the previous books I just jumped right into this one. But I digress.

The writing flowed very well, however the way the hero was written, his cha
Catherine (The Sassy Bookster)
After the frenetic pace of the last couple of books in this series, there was a major need to slow the tempo down and let us breathe, which this book does, relatively. I also like that this story is separate from the overarching story-line of the series, again, so my brain can get a breather. Which brings me to this book. People and relationships are complicated and messy at the very best of times, but this book took it to a whole new level.

Filled with intrigue and espionage combined with an emo
Aly is so frigging bored
Ms Blake brought us back in the Masters and Mercenaries world. In this book, she wrote a second chance romance about the hunky Russian, Nikolai Markovic.

Nick was Des'(SPOILER for those who haven't read book 9 and more, she died) lover and sometimes partner in crime. The thing is. he fell in love with Des' cousin but because of reasons it didn't work out. Now, after Hayley, Des's cousin, got a part of her cousin's estate her house was blown up and she is being hunted by people unknown. The only
Ivy Deluca
Full review to come.
Sofia Lazaridou
Mar 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
If Lexi Blake could stop ending her books with a scene that sets of the next book I would be very happy. I don't even know Brody and his mission, but now I am begging for his story. On the other hand I wanted to know less about Des and her relationship with Nick and Haley. I didn't like her and I don't believe I will even if I go and read a book where she is alive. I would have liked less focus on her and more on other important things. Like the romance and the kind of relationship Nick and Hale ...more
Aղցela W.
This was book 13 in the "Masters and Mercenaries" series. Nick Markovic has spent the last year drinking his life away because he couldn't protect Des someone who used him who he thought he loved. Five years before he spent the night with her cousin Hayley she was everything he was looking for until tell Des showed up with some news that he has been looking for so he left Hayley after deflowering her. When someone blows up her house are tries to kill her Hayley runs to Nick for help that's w ...more
April ~ The Reading Belles
I volunteered to review an ARC.

I am a huge fan of military romance, men in uniform, the likes. That's why when I read the blurb of the book and got lucky to read an early copy, I was so excited to get to it. Only it didn't live up to my expectations.

This book is the 13th in the series and it stands alone. It's about Nick and his love interest Hayley, who's the cousin of his now-dead-ex, Des. Nick and Des work as spies and were in an open relationship. Des convinced Nick to let Hayley go because
Mar 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
4.5 Stars

I have to say, usually when an author is releasing book # whatever in a series, I sometimes get bored with the repetitiveness that usually follows. Well, let me tell you that Lexi Blake comes nowhere close to that problem!!

For His Eyes Only is the 13th book, yes book numero trece (don't ask me why I went Spanish there when Russian would have been more appropriate with this book). Anyway, I digress. Lexi still keeps me on my toes and leaving me breathless with this book. It a series I kn
Kimberly / Love Notes Book Blog
3.5-3.75 stars. This was a pretty good book. This is Nick and Hayley's book. Nick and Hayley met years ago. Nick was the long term boyfriend and partner of Hayley's cousin, Desiree. They worked together at Damon Knight's company and with various agencies like M16. At family functions and holidays, Nick would always hang out with Hayley. They enjoyed each others company and just clicked. One night, 5 years ago, Nick and Desiree had a big fight and broke up, which sent Nick running to Hayley. She ...more
Mar 01, 2017 rated it liked it
Every time I read about Des and Nick in the last books , I thought that their was a great love story, so I was puzzled to read who big bitch was Des and how weak and naive was Nick...maybe a badass Dom in the dungeon but sure, was his sub Des who topped him everywhere also. And Deb is been the truly protagonist of this book, not the sweet Hayley nor her attraction and love for Nick, hundreds of pages for their quarrels , more Nick changing mood and mind...because Hayley was smart and she saw all ...more
Mar 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I must confess I’m a big fan of James Bond,

but Ian Fleming has nothing on Lexi Blake!

Mostly I’ve been listening to this series on Audible, but I’ve enjoyed this story as an Ebook. It doesn’t matter in what format, I always enjoy the full stories Mrs. Blake comes up with.
A spoonful of suspense, add colorful characters - with flaws and quirks, but loyal to the bone - and a sprinkle of (kinky) steamy sex are the ingredients that keeps me selecting Masters and Mercenaries books.
Apr 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Bout time the big sexy broody Russian found his HEA, so to say I’ve been looking forward to this book is an understatement. Nikolai & Hayley’s story is full of the twists and turns and “oh shiz” reveals we love about this action-adventure BDSM romance series & has the mandatory heaping side of steamy feels.
As always with this series, the heroines are as strong or as skilled (sometimes both) as the heroes - which I love. With plenty of sub-plot snippets (by which I mean storylines, not plots cook
I absolutely love the plots in this series. There's way more story than sex and its not just about getting in to someone's panties. This story delved a littlee into the past with Des and nick aeven though Des was killed off a couple of books ago. Her acts were the cause of the current predicament her cousin finds herself in. As much as I loved Nick and the action in the story.. in fact I loved the story line and the action I was upset at the ending.. I mean who is Helena, the story with her fath ...more
Tanaka The Bibliophile
Lexi Blake is one of my favourite authors. She writes book that always turn into gold. He Masters and Mercenaries is by far my favourite series from her because she brings in so much suspense and sensuality in them that live you breathless. Her books always have that edge that makes me want to sink into its pages and live in them. When Lexi Blake releases a new book in the Masters and Mercenaries series, I am always overcome with joy and excitement. For His Eyes Only is a book filled with suspen ...more
Feb 28, 2017 rated it liked it
3 ropes and rubles for FOR HIS EYES ONLY.

When Nickolai Markovic loved and left Hayley Dalton 5 years ago, he couldn't resist the pull of her cousin Desiree and the promise of retribution for his sister. But now Des is dead, Nick drinks too much and Hayley's home has blown up, prompting her to seek out Nick in England for protection. Nick is stunned when he finds the one who got away begging for his help...he'd love nothing more than to use The Garden's extensive BDSM equipment to tie her sexy a
Mar 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
I loved Hayley - she is one of the best M&M heroines in a while. She wasn't too strong, she wasn't too weak, she was just humanly fragile and normal. She doesn't know martial arts, self-defense, how to shoot a gun, and she hasn't participated in anything in the BDSM world. While she's had a bit of a hodge-podge upbringing, she was on the outside of the craziness

Nick was a wonderfully, tortured, ex-Russian military with the Russian mob out to get him. He has issues, big issues, and a lot of it ce
Jacque RidesAndReads
Nov 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: erotica, own
This is the 13th book in the Masters and Mercenaries series. I think Ian is my favorite character in all the books. His wit is so funny. If you don't read the books in order then you will miss out on this.

I love Nick. He is sensitive but brutal. It drives me crazy when he gets flustered and his Russian accent comes out more. The author is so good at character development that when I am reading I hear the voices in my head. I feel that I am listening to Nick talk and he's talking to me. What I wo
Aug 13, 2017 rated it liked it
For His Eyes Only
Masters and Mercenaries series book #13
Release Date: February 18, 2017

I have been a fan of this series from book #1! It's like crazy sexy James Bond! There's tons of spy stuff and kick ass action. There's also a whole lot of scorching sheet yoga!

I have to be honest here, I struggled at the beginning because I couldn't get a feel for the chemistry between Nick and Hayley. It just wasn't first. This book had a slow burn to it. I found that a bit frustrating, but in the
Mar 10, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: m-f, bdsm, romance, spies
This was not one of my favorite M and M books. (view spoiler) ...more
Kim  Brewing
Jul 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
Love the setting and group just didn't buy into the couple - there was a ghost constantly between them and I just couldn't get completely on board.
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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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