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Adored by Lexi Blake
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3.5 adorable STARS



“When he kissed her, when he put his hands on her like he would die if he didn't, it felt like love.”


Here is the thing about Lexi Blake books. I love them. A new release from the Masters&Mercenaries series always gets an immediate read from me. I just can't stay away.

Now, the novellas are no exception...BUT...for me they don't hold as much of a punch as the main books usually do. There really is nothing better than Ian Taggart and his merry men and women being the centre of the story. The side characters are lovely as well, but argh...way too little Tag. Although we got this little gem...

“Big Tag is only capable of sarcasm and sitting perfectly upright while he naps.”


Much appreciated, btw. ;D

So, a 3.5 Star rating for this book isn't a bad thing. It's just that in comparison to the main full length novels it falls a little short, that's all. I still loved Adored and I had a great time reading, it's just that something is missing to warrant a higher rating.





Now story!

We have Mitch Bradford, the lawyer. That being Ian Taggart's lawyer. It all has to tie in with McKay-Taggart, of course. Now Mitch also happens to be Will's best friend. Will we already know from Cherished. Now Will has a bunch of sister, one of them is Laurel. And Laurel Daley started working for Mitch six months ago as an office manager and in the meantime became a para-legal.

Laurel has always had a thing for Mitch and everyone including Mitch knows that. In fact they kissed once in Hawaii (back in Cherished when Will got married). The thing with Mitch is, he was already married twice and he is cured from the whole institution. In fact, he is trying hard not to get himself into a relationship and especially not with Laurel. Who is not only his best friend's sister, but also ten years younger and who -in his opinion- deserves someone better than him.

What I really liked about this book was the whole dynamic between Mitch and Laurel. She constantly pushes him to change. Renewing his office furniture or even changing up his meals. Mitch gets grumpy like no ones business. But that's part of the fun. Because normally he likes his women submissive and he is one hell of a control freak.

Laurel also has a thing for D/s relationships and in order to learn more about the lifestyle and maybe get her boss' attention she joined Sanctum, Ian Taggart's BDSM club. The Dom in Mr. Bradford doesn't take too kindly to that little move.

It even might have been one push too far...

So, things happen...accidents occur...relationships get very difficult and people need to face facts and maybe get over themselves.





The writing is as always exceptional. The story is really sweet and the chemistry is great. But the thing I'm about to put in a spoiler tag didn't really do anything for me... (view spoiler). Don't get me wrong, it's all well done, but my personal preference just gets in the way. A case of - it's me, not you!

At last but not least. Let's talk about the elephant in the room. I actually wanted to start my review with this, but I had to restrain myself. What the hell was that BOMB Ms. Blake detonated at the end? I had a perfectly good read and then you do this? And Master No is months away. How on earth? ... (view spoiler) ...and yes, the shouting was more than necessary within the spoiler tag.

Suffice it to say, I can't wait to get my hands on Master No. Is it August yet?




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message 1: by Sophie (new)

Sophie  **2 Greek Girls Reading** Terrific review, hun! :))
3.5 is certainly not bad, especially for a novella!


message 2: by Jasmine (new)

Jasmine Wonderful review bb! :) ♥ 3.5stars is good in my books too ;) Glad you enjoyed it despite it being a novella length!


message 3: by Christy (new)

Christy Lovely review, dear! <3


✦❋Arianna✦❋ Fantastic review, babe!xx


message 5: by Kristen (new)

Kristen Great review, hon. ❤️


~ Stéphanie ~ Tied up in Romance ~ lovely review babe ♥


message 7: by Aisling Zena (new)

Aisling Zena Lovely review Flo! :)


Sher❤ The Fabulous BookLover Nice review Flo! Have you read the men with the golden handcuffs? I believe it's part of this series.


message 9: by Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤ (last edited May 21, 2015 10:19AM) (new)

Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤  Fantastic review Flo:))


ღFloღ the coffee addict ღSophieღ wrote: "Terrific review, hun! :))
3.5 is certainly not bad, especially for a novella!"


Thanks, Sophie! Yeah, it#s not a bad rating, I just wanted to clarify why I loved it and still gave it a lower rating. ;D


ღFloღ the coffee addict Jasmine wrote: "Wonderful review bb! :) ♥ 3.5stars is good in my books too ;) Glad you enjoyed it despite it being a novella length!"

Thanks so much, Jas! It's not about the length. More about the characters. The novellas in this series are about side characters/couples and they are not as interesting as the main cast. ;D But still equally as enjoyable.


ღFloღ the coffee addict Aisling Zena wrote: "Lovely review Flo! :)"

~ Stéphanie ~ Belgian Naughty Reader ~ wrote: "lovely review babe ♥"

Kristen (Peddler of Smut) wrote: "Great review, hon. ❤️"

Arianna wrote: "Fantastic review, babe!xx"

Christy wrote: "Lovely review, dear! <3"

Thanks so much, ladies!! <33


ღFloღ the coffee addict Share❤ wrote: "Nice review Flo! Have you read the men with the golden handcuffs? I believe it's part of this series."

Thanks, Share! Oh yes, I have read The Men with the Golden Cuffs. I've actually read every single book in this series...novellas and short stories and everything I can get my hands on. LOL. I'm totally obsessed with M&M. ;D I really liked MwtGC, but in my opinion the books after that got a whole lot better.


ღFloღ the coffee addict Pavlina loves Dex ❤❤ wrote: "Fantastic review Flo:))"

Thanks, hun!! xx


Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️ Great review, doll. Like the new blog banner! ❤️


message 16: by Kirsten (new)

Kirsten Wonderful review Flo! I have yet to check out this series. We all know how that goes. I wish you patience for Master No....:)


message 17: by * Meli Mel * (new)

* Meli Mel * Another stunning review, Flo!! ♥


message 18: by Pam (new)

Pam Fantastic review, Flo :)


Rachel Reads Ravenously Wonderful review Flo! xxoo


Lady Vigilante (Feifei) Lovely review Flo! :)


message 21: by FMABookReviews (new)

FMABookReviews Great review, Flo!


Vrsha (PeekAtMyBookReview) Awesome review Honey...Hope you enjoy the next one better than this one ;)


message 23: by Shanny (new)

Shanny Fab review Flo! :)


message 24: by Mysza (new)

Mysza Great review Flo!


message 25: by Brandi (new)

Brandi Wonderful review, Flo! xx


ღFloღ the coffee addict Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️ wrote: "Great review, doll. Like the new blog banner! ❤️"

Thanks so much, Allison!! xx


ღFloღ the coffee addict Kirsten wrote: "Wonderful review Flo! I have yet to check out this series. We all know how that goes. I wish you patience for Master No....:)"

LOL. Thanks dear! I know all about too many books and too little time, but I really hope you give this one a try. I really really love this series. ;D


ღFloღ the coffee addict Brandi wrote: "Wonderful review, Flo! xx"

Mysza wrote: "Great review Flo!"

Shanny wrote: "Fab review Flo! :)"

FMABookReviews wrote: "Great review, Flo!"

Lady Vigilante (Feifei) wrote: "Lovely review Flo! :)"

Rachel ♥Reads Ravenously♥ wrote: "Wonderful review Flo! xxoo"

Pam wrote: "Fantastic review, Flo :)"

Meli Mel *Ty and Zane's Creeper* wrote: "Another stunning review, Flo!! ♥"

Thanks so much, everyone!! <33


ღFloღ the coffee addict Vrsha (PeekAtMyBookReview) wrote: "Awesome review Honey...Hope you enjoy the next one better than this one ;)"

Thanks, sweetie!! Really looking forward to read the next book. It's about a VERY intriguing character. ;D


message 30: by Saffron (new)

Saffron Lovely review bestie!


message 31: by Stacey is Sassy (new)

Stacey is Sassy Nice work love :-)


ღFloღ the coffee addict Stacey is Sassy wrote: "Nice work love :-)"

Supreet *The Cupcake Queen* wrote: "Lovely review bestie!"

Thanks, ladies!! <33


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