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Master Bits & Mercenary Bites: Girls Night

(Masters and Mercenaries #14.2)

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From the creators of Master Bits and Mercenary Bites, New York Times bestselling author Lexi Blake and Southern food expert and USA Today bestselling author Suzanne Johnson, comes a new look at the Masters and Mercenaries world—Girls Night.

Join us for easy to cook, delicious recipes and stay for the stories of the women of McKay-Taggart. From slow cooker special dinners t
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Kindle Edition, 188 pages
Published November 28th 2017 by Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated
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Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends)
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descriptionThis is the Lexi Blake that I LOVE. I adore getting little glimpses into the lives of some of my favorite couples from Miz Blake's many series (and offshoots). Combine that with some incredibly YUMMY sounded recipes and you have one happy reader (fan).

~My Favorite Of The Short Stories~

Serena's. I LOVED this one because it took place in the town of BLISS the setting of this author's other series under the Sophie Oak moniker. I loved that series, and I loved seeing it connected with the M&M wo
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Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

This was a delightful collection of vignettes that lets fan of Lexi Blake catch up with characters mainly from the Masters and Mercenaries series. I say mainly because the author is working on combining two of her series, Masters and Mercenaries with some of her older works written as Sophie Oak.
Thus Serena finds Bliss finds her author from the M and M series stuck in Bliss, Colorado, where Sheriff Nathan Wright locks her up in order to let her fans in the mountain community have a chance to mee
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Shayna
Talk about a book that will make your mouth water in more ways than one!

Lexi Blake and Suzanne Johnson are BACK with another DELICIOUS TREAT! Not only do fans of the talented Lexi Blake get to revisit their FAVORITE characters and find out what sexy and awkward shenanigans they are up to, they get to bask in the deliciousness that is Ms. Johnson’s wonderful recipes!

There is no better pairing than a good book and delicious, mouth-watering food, and MASTER BITS & MERCENARY BITES - Girls Night
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Erin Lewis
Nov 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5 Star reviews of Master Bits & Mercenary Bites - Girls Night In by Lexi Blake and Suzanne M. Johnson

What’s better than sharing a great meal with loved ones and good friends? Not a whole lot I’m thinking, so to me this was a total winner from the start.
Master Bits & Mercenary Bites: Girls Night In is filled with short stories about our favourite couples from the Master & Mercenaries series along with some truly spectacular mouth-watering and inspiring recipes which will leave you be
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Julie
Nov 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
What goes better with a night out than great FOOD??!!

Fans of Lexi Blake’s Masters and Mercenaries Series get a sneak peek into the chaotic lives of their favorite characters during the trying times of having children. Get ready for shenanigans that will keep you laughing, warm family moments, plans devised for a little rendezvous time, and the chaos that follows!!

Adding to the plot is the amazing recipes that Suzanne Johnson has paired with the short stories!! It’s a match made in McKay-Taggart
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Julie (Jewls Book Blog)
I loved getting to revisit the M&M series! My favorite was Damon and Penny’s She’s the Boss. Catty conversations made me wish for a cat fight, but Penny has the last laugh so it all worked out well. And Ian and Charlotte’s Rough Night was a catastrophe of hysteric proportions. Oh! And the recipes.. simple and comforting. I can’t wait to give a few others a whirl in the kitchen, but can say I loved the Bacon Ranch Cheeseball! Quick, easy, and quite tasty!
Aղցela W.
Nov 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a really good book with some really good recipes in it. This book was filled with short stories with some of the couples from this series. Ian and his wife Charlie are my favorite couple in the " Masters and Mercenaries " series they have three kids twin girls who are little terrors and son and they just want one night out. At home babysitting is Michael Malone and Boomer when one of the girls shoots Boomer with a crossbow and they have to leave a play party but not before Ian falls a ...more
Malissa
This is going to be a bit of a short review for me, because if you have read any of my reviews you know how I like to pontificate, haha. Don't worry though, this won't be a short review because I didn't;t like the book, it's just going to be short due to the fact of the type of book it is.

Master Bits and Mercenary Bites (MBMB): Girl's Night is a combination of novella and cookbook and like the first MBMB I had a ton of fun going through this book. In fact, I think this one was even more fun. I
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Sofia Lazaridou
Nov 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Master Bits & Mercenary Bites is a delicious book! It had recipes that seemed easy enough for me to do and short stories about the girls in the Masters and Mercenaries series.When I read At Your Service I was wondering who this Suzanne person was, because she was popping up at Topped and I had no idea what the author wanted to do with that character. As it turns out she is a real person who collaborated with Lexi Blake. The recipes are hers and I hope they are good. I haven't had the chance ...more
Dar
Nov 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star-reads
So many emotions, I don't even know where to begin. Faith and Ten had me in so many tears, they broke my heart and I wanted to give them great big hugs. Catching up with everyone was great, and I forgot how much I missed Damon and Penny, hiding away across the pond. And Ian's disdain for us Canadians, LOL!

But the one, the best, the thing that had me in tears, that had me actually laughing out loud, and remembering the best place, the happy place that I go to, was Serena in Bliss. The crossovers
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Bookgasms Book Blog
Nov 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: missy
I have to admit I’m a bit behind on the Masters and Mercenaries series, but that didn’t prohibit my absolute enjoyment of Master Bits & Mercenary Bites—Girls Night. I had a blast catching up with Charlie and Ian, Faith and Ten, Karina and Derek, and the wild and crazy people Serena ran into in Bliss, Colorado. I loved how all the girls rallied together and supported each other while the McKay-Taggart team was out on a special op. Each story was just a snack—a quick nosh to brighten up the af ...more
Carrie (Bears Read Too)
Full review here... "Bears Read Too!"

Girl's Night is the second cookbook from Lexi Blake.  I could gush on about Lexi Blake forever, but I'll try and contain myself.  These cookbooks are so much fun because in between all these pretty fantastic recipes are mini short stories that bring us all up to date on the lives of our favourite characters from Master and Mercenaries as well as Topped.  I cannot tell you how much I enjoy that.  We get to read new characters but you never want to forget about
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Allyson
Nov 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
“This was sisterhood.”

Lexi Blake and Suzanne Johnson are back again for another delicious savory treat to be devoured in a sitting! So many yummy stories to sink our teeth into that I craved more (as always)! In Master Bits and Mercenary Bites - Girls Night, Lexi passionately writes on the struggles, both physically and mentally, of what our favorite McKay-Taggert female characters battle with. Not only the uphill battle of marriage and kids, but the inner struggle of communication, love, and
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Kimberly / Love Notes Book Blog
4 stars. This was a fun, little extra addition to the Masters and Mercenaries series! This book is full of super yummy recipes and short stories featuring some of our favorite past couples.

Now, I'm not much of a cook. In my house, my hubby does most of the cooking for our family. But I admit that the recipes in this book are really tempting. If I am not brave enough to try them myself, I am definitely going to beg my hubby to try them. The recipes sound really delicious and not difficult at all
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KnottyGirl Reviews
Nov 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It’s no secret that I love Lexi Blake! I have since the very beginning. Not only have I been a huge fan from the start of one of my favorite series of all times, Masters and Mercenaries, but I was also a huge fan of her alter ego, Sophie Oak, (And that’s when I didn’t know they were one in the same!)
I also loved the last combination cookbook and Slice of life vignettes that Lexi came out with. There were not only some very cool stories, but I’ve found some yummy new favorites for my recipe file
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April Reader
May 28, 2018 rated it liked it
2.5 stars These were marginally better than the other short stories.

I have to say, I love Ian and Charlotte in the series but the short story in this collection made me dislike their little family. Their kids were complete brats and the parents were proud. They're the type who go to parent interviews and are told that their kids bully other children but the parents only see them as their special little snowflakes. UGH. The kids can be feisty but please stop writing them as horrible bullies in th
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Julianna
Nov 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-s
Master Bits & Mercenary Bites; Girls Night by Lexi Blake and Suzan M. Johnson.

Master Bits & Mercenary Bites; Girls Night is a wonderful collection of short stories following the MacKay/Taggart family women with a handful of oh-so-delicious recipes.

I absolutely loved the short stories because we were able to see what the MacKay/Taggart families were up to ever since their stories were told. From time to time we see them appear in the Master and Mercenary series produced by Lexi Blake, but
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Konny
Nov 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Master Bits & Mercenary Bites~Girls Night by Lexi Blake and Suzanne M. Johnson is a collection of wonderful short stories of the MacKay / Taggart family with focus on the women in the "horde" - compared with delicious, delicious recipes. Believe me, theyre delicious, I tried them.
Meet Charlotte and Ian, Phoebe and Jesse, Karina and Derek, Serena and Adam and Jake, Faith and Ten, Damon and Penny caught up in everyday life, in hilarious situations, that made me laugh, and in disastrous date ni
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Rosemarie McKenzie
Nov 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I am a huge fan of the Masters and Mercenary series and it was good to get a look at what all the characters are up to. Lexi Blake and Suzanne M. Johnson did one kick a@@ job with this book.

I love the way Lexi Blake start every story of with recipes, made me want to try some of them in the future. I freaking love these characters so much that when I realize that we get to have a little taste of them again my mouth watered and my attention was brought right to attention.

This book is filled with l
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Peggy Lee (Reading Keeps Me Sane)
Master Bits & Mercenary Bites ~Girls Night is filled with short, quick McKay-Taggart stories and some very delicious recipes. I loved catching up with the clan. Each story is intertwined providing a personal POV of their fears, struggles and happiness. There are so many HEAs I was left feeling all gushy inside. There are plenty of surprises as well. 

There was one story that pulled the most on my heart strings. Serena Dean-Miles reveals her painful secret that had me in tears. After an almost
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Maggie Perez De Molina
Feb 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The women of the M&M series are highlighted in this wonderful book that once again tells their stories and gives us quick and fun recipes to enjoy. These fun, sarcastic, sexy women have to hold the fort down when it comes to their men and kids and these short stories also give us a glimpse of their inner thoughts and fears. One of my favorite characters, Grace, has a beautiful story that may have you reaching for the tissue. A great addition to the series as we learn more about the women who ...more
Cup of Tea
Nov 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Love, Love , Love this book! This is such a treat for any Lexi Blake fan. I loved the first cook book for the stories and the amazing recipes! What is amazing is that the recipes are just as good as the stories! These stories let us catch up with the women of the Master and Mercenary world and a great preview for Bliss! This book is steamy and funny, touching and suspenseful and will give you a glimpse into the world of the ladies. I read all the stories in one sitting and started it as soon as ...more
Aerin
Nov 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
As usual my only complaint about Lexi Blake's short stories is that I want more!!!! I love how the plot lines in this selection run into each other, it's literally laugh out loud humorous. The recipes in this one are a bit disappointing. There are a few I will probably try, but most of them are a bit "red neck shortcut" for my tastes. When I cook, I want to cook, not pull low quality pre-prepared foods out of a container and smoosh them together. However, that's a personal preference and I bet a ...more
Judy Warshaw
Mar 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Love these books

Not sure the recipes are five star (too many cans) but they are practical and sound good. What can I say but that this is as entertaining as this series always is. The vignettes are short as they cover each couple that are written of in the prior books of the series so you really need to read them to totally understand everything but even without having done so, this is well worth your time.
Tammy  Kazmierczak
Dec 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another Blake-Johnson Hit!!

I loved this book! Snippets of life from the McKay-Taggart crew. It was funny, sweet and hot as expected. And the recipes were a great extra. To understand these characters fully you should read the entire Masters and Mercenaries series. These writers know how to pull you into a story so you lose all sense of time and become emotionally invested. Keep this series going, it is one of the best!!
Angelique
Feb 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
A fun and fast read,A "cookbook" meets romance update novella.
It was fun to read about Tag,and his crew.
I would love to read about the other couples next time.
I stayed up al night to read it.
why not 5 stars,I enjoyed the stories about everyone.
But not the one about Serena,the build up was a bit too long.
and her story was not it for me,honestly I find her annoying.
but loved the rest and hope for more,especially about Boomer.
Melissa Parnell
Nov 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
I had so much fun reading this. It is definitely delicious in more ways than one. I loved the sexy short stories. I enjoyed catching up with couples from other stories in the series. It was so great seeing them again and seeing where they are now. I also loved the recipes and I can't wait to try some of them out. They all sound absolutely mouthwatering. I definitely hope we get more from these two.
Mrs Joan Gee
Nov 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved It

Loved them all but as usual it was Ian and Charlie that I loved the most, laughed so much during their story. Now that I have finished I have to start all over again. I really love the way the stories are linked with the ending relating to Brody and Steph's book which I have just finished 're reading. I have now started buying the series in audio book and need the rest to be recorded as soon as possible. My favourite set of books.
Christina Reed
Nov 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved these short stories. We got to revisit many of my favorite couples from the MT family and see how their lives have changed. One story made me cry a bit, but it was because I felt like many women could relate to the story. I haven’t tried any of the recipes in here yet, but some of them sound really good. Definitely recommend this for those who have fallen in love with this crazy MT family like I have.
Amber - TBR Book Blog
Nov 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
All my favorite couples from M&T PLUS yummy sounding recipes?! I’m SO there!!! And there’s a bacon ranch cheese ball which made my mouth water! More than the M&T men, if that’s actually possible! So if you make that recipe, please PM me and send some my way. I’ll love you forever!

I love when authors of any genre write sort of a check-in with their couples, especially when it’s a series like this that you can’t completely say goodbye to all the characters.
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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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