Submission is Not Enough
Masters and Mercenaries Book 12
By Lexi Blake
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.
A love worth fighting for
Erin Argent thought she’d lost Theo forever. When he walked back into her life, it was nothing short of a miracle. Months of torture and conditioning at the hands of Dr. Hope McDonald have done damage to Theo that may never be mended. He has no memory of her or the life they shared. Breaking through to him, and helping him rediscover all he lost, will be the toughest mission she’s ever faced. Luckily for Theo, Erin loves a good fight.
Their reunion under siege
Unfortunately, Hope is far from done with Theo Taggart. Obsessed with her prize experiment, she will do anything to get him back. If the only way to finally break him of his past life is to kill Erin and his son, then she’s only too happy to oblige…
About the Author
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 no matter how odd the couple, threesome, or foursome may seem.
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 the bad doctor, etc.. I thought there was no way I was going to catch up to 11 books worth of information. Well let me tell you that you can totally catch up, and after some reading I was fully invested.
Anyway, I wanted to mention this for readers who haven’t read the whole series yet and were wondering. Even though I didn’t have much of the background information at first, I was completely hooked by the time it started focusing mostly on Theo and Erin. From there, the story had me enthralled and I can’t imagine how much I would’ve loved it if I had read all the previous 11 books! I don’t know if I missed out on part of Theo and Erin’s story, having showed up so late to the party. However, I had the benefit of flashbacks when Erin would think back to when they first met and all their important firsts.
I highly recommend the book, even if you are new to the series. Submission is Not Enough gave me all the feels. It was raw and emotional, at times sweet, sad and angsty all at once!
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*
4.5 out of 5 stars