Shadow’s review ~ The Dom Who Came In From the Cold by Lexi Blake

Posted March 6, 2023 by Sharon in BDSM, Erotic, Reviews, Romantic Suspense, Shadow / 0 Comments

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Shadow’s review ~ The Dom Who Came In From the Cold by Lexi BlakeThe Dom Who Came in from the Cold by Lexi Blake
Published by DLZ Entertainment LLC on February 21, 2023
Genres: Fiction / Romance / Action & Adventure, Fiction / Romance / Contemporary, Fiction / Romance / Military, Fiction / Romance / Suspense
Pages: 375
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5 Stars

Kyle Hawthorne once believed his future would be a job in the private sector—a simple, normal life. Fate had other plans and he wound up in the military. Some newly discovered talents caught the eye of the CIA, and in no time he was working with a covert team. He found himself in a relationship with fellow operative, Julia—until she turned out to be the enemy. When her betrayal was uncovered, things got bloody and Kyle returned home broken, searching for a chance to walk the road not taken.  

MaeBe Vaughan has never been interested in normal. Her happy place is a dark corner of the Internet, where she disrupts all the bad guys. She has a great circle of friends and a full life. She doesn’t need a man. Until Kyle Hawthorne walked into her life. He’s all wrong for her. Surly. Damaged. His uncle is her boss. But she couldn’t help getting close to him. When his past threatened her safety, Kyle walked out without saying good-bye.

Kyle will do anything to keep MaeBe safe. He faked his death, hid in the middle of nowhere, and watched over her from afar. But when Julia resurfaces, he knows that to protect MaeBe, he’ll have to get close. So close that if they manage to survive, he will never let her go.

Overall, a captivating read, and a grand addition to the series. ~ Shadow – Simply Love Books


We’ve had glimpses of Kyle Hawthorne and Maebe Vaugn in previous books in the Masters and Mercenaries series and now they get their own story.

The first part of The Dom Who Came in from the Cold is a flash back to how the two met and why Kyle pretended he was dead. The remainder of the book is a roller coaster ride of suspense and intrigue as the McKay-Taggart team try to take out Kyle’s former girlfriend, who is an agent for the Consortium, an evil group of business people who are ruthless about making money. Julia is obsessed with Kyle and wants him back. Maebe isn’t sure she wants him back-but definitely doesn’t want him in Julia’s clutches. Both Maebe and Kyle need some introspection into their pasts if they are going to make this relationship work.

We also get some glimpses into the future of some of the kids in the family. Kala is turning out to be every bit the badass she showed promise of as a toddler.

Overall, a captivating read, and a grand addition to the series.

5 Stars

About Lexi Blake

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.

Her first novel, Their Virgin Captive: Masters of Ménage, Book 1, was a collaboration with New York Times bestselling author Shayla Black. There are six more books available in the series: Their Virgin’s Secret, Their Virgin Concubine, Their Virgin Princess, Their Virgin Hostage, Their Virgin Secretary, and Their Virgin Mistress.

In addition to the Masters of Ménage series, she is the author of the Masters and Mercenaries series. The first nine novels, The Dom Who Loved Me, The Men with the Golden Cuffs, A Dom is Forever, On Her Master’s Secret Service, Love and Let Die, Dungeon Royale, A View to a Thrill, You Only Love Twice, and Master No are available now, along with the novellas Sanctum, Unconditional, Dungeon Games, Cherished, Luscious, Adored, and Just One Taste. The tenth novel, From Sanctum with Love, is coming February 23, 2016, along with a new novella, Devoted, on April 12, 2016.

In 2013, Lexi also began releasing her urban fantasy series, Thieves. The full series, Steal the Light, Steal the Day, Steal the Moon, Steal the Sun, and Steal the Night, are available now on Amazon. The first two books in a spin-off of the series, Ripper and Addict, were released in 2015. Look for Sleeper, the next book in the spin-off series, to be released in Fall of 2016.

Lexi again collaborated with Shayla Black in a new series The Perfect Gentlemen. The first book, Scandal Never Sleeps, is now available. Book two, Seduction in Session, will release on January 5, 2016, followed by book three, Big Easy Temptation, on May 3, 2016.

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