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ARC Review: From Sanctum With Love (Masters and Mercenaries #10) by Lexi Blake


Check out the newest addition to the Masters and Mercenaries Series that you have read me raving about!!! This new addition not only goes away from the normal, but also gives you enough spoilers that you end up literally begging the author for the next book!! 😀 

Also, just as a Release Day Treat, the giveaway for One Signed and Personalized Book from Lexi Blake Collection has been extended for two more days – and now ends on the 25th of February!! 😀

Enjoy your visit lovelies ❤


Psychologist Kai Ferguson has had his eye on Kori Williamson for a long time. His assistant is everything he’s ever wanted in a partner—smart, caring, witty, and a bit of a masochist. More than a little, actually, but that’s the problem. Kori won’t admit her own desires. She’s afraid of him and what he has to offer. Luckily for her, helping patients face their fears is one of his specialties.

Kori knows she wants Kai. Her boss is the most amazing man she’s ever met. She’s also smart enough to stay away from him. Having been down this road before, she knows it only leads to heartache. She’s just found a place where she can belong. Another failed relationship is the last thing she needs. It’s better to guard her heart and let Kai think she’s frightened of his dark, dominant nature.

When Kai is recruited for an operation with McKay-Taggart, everything is turned upside down. Kai’s brother, international superstar Jared Johns, is in town and Kai must juggle his family issues along with a desperate hunt for a serial killer. The investigation throws Kori and Kai together, and they quickly discover the chemistry between them is undeniable. But even if their new found love can survive his secrets and her lies, it may not be enough to save them both from a killer’s twisted obsession.

My Review (1)

Disclaimer: I received an eARC of the book in exchange for an honest review 🙂

Another Disclaimer: This series can be read as a standalone, but I would suggest that you don’t because Lexi Blake leaves Easter eggs in every book in regards to the next one 😀

Kai is the resident psychologist for McKay-Taggart security and is also responsible for vetting new members into Sanctum – someone who usually blends into the background, observing everyone around him (and that is an amazing quality for a shrink, let me tell you!). 

The only noteworthy (and the fact that really sticks out) is that Kai is a Sadist – now usually in a BDSM book, you rarely find the hero to be a sadist – someone who enjoys pleasure in pain – mostly ’cause for some that might be the line that crosses into abuse, again, Lexi handles it absolutely perfectly!!

Kori Williams is Kai’s assistant and a woman who has a lot of secrets in her past – a past that is a part of her in the present, but she refuses to acknowledge it mostly since the one thing that gave her pleasure, also ended up, almost destroying her sense of worth. Working with Kai gives her a sense of accomplishment, but she always feels that something is missing and when the attraction between Kai and Kori takes an inevitable turn, she has no choice but to face her past head on!

“We’re all right, baby. We’re okay. This is going to be good. I promise.” Two seconds before he’d been a savage. This was the man who’d marked her so well. He’d made her scream out in pure erotic pleasure and now he wrapped her up in his tenderness. She hugged him, unwilling to let there be any space between them. 

“I know.” He kissed her nose. “You don’t know it yet, but you will. We’re going to be good together.”

For such a nondescript character, Kai sure has a lot of layers to him and honestly, I had really hoped for another character’s book (and Lexi, I mean the twists you just gave us is now making me salivate for the new series you are starting! I NEED TO KNOW!), I had thought my lack of interest would make the book drag on, but NOOOO, this book takes an unexpected turn, for here the focus is on a serial killer, Kai’s family (aka his brother, whose book I really hope to read soon!) and loads of clues not only for the next book, but also for a whole new series and I CAN’T WAIT ! (Really, I need the ARC like yesterday!).

But not only was I surprised with the turn that the plot of this book took, it also was an interesting to see a secondary story arc that keeps you not only guessing, but also leave you with so many loopholes (not for Kai and Kori’s HEA, but for the rest of the characters!) that leaves you wanting for more.

This is  subtler book than the rest, mostly (I think) because of the Sadist factor, but it is also sweeter, tender and totally keeps you wanting more of S&M plots, but honestly, I have my doubts that any other author could ever write a BDSM romance the way Lexi actually does.

I don’t know if you have really read these books till now, but if you haven’t you definitely need – THESE BOOKS ARE ADDICTING, LIKE NEED A REHAB SORT OF ADDICTION – BUT YOU WOULD RATHER HAVE THE NEXT BOOK, BEFORE GOING INTO REHAB! 😀

“She’d spent so much time worried about Kai breaking her heart that she hadn’t thought for a single moment she could break his. She had to prove that he was safe with her too. In their language. She sank to her knees in front of him, the position once so familiar but with  new meaning  now. It meant she was his.”

My Rating (1)

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

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Isn’t she amazing!!! ❤ 

This giveaway starts on the 7th February and ends on 23rd February Midnight IST :D

Just for you guys, I have tacked on TWO EXTRA DAYS FOR MORE CHANCES TO WIN – aka now the Giveaway ends on 25th February Midnight IST 😀

**Open Internationally where this giveaway isn’t prohibited by law. Open to 18+ years of age. For The Love of Fictional Worlds and Lexi Blake are not responsible for lost packages in the mail.** 


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