Arranged: A Masters and Mercenaries Novella
By Lexi Blake
Coming April 25, 2017
Kash Kamdar is the king of a peaceful but powerful island nation. As Loa Mali’s sovereign, he is always in control, the final authority. Until his mother uses an ancient law to force her son into marriage. His prospective queen is a buttoned-up intellectual, nothing like Kash’s usual party girl. Still, from the moment of their forced engagement, he can’t stop thinking about her.
Dayita Samar comes from one of Loa Mali’s most respected families. The Oxford-educated scientist has dedicated her life to her country’s future. But under her staid and calm exterior, Day hides a few sexy secrets of her own. She is willing to marry her king, but also agrees that they can circumvent the law. Just because they’re married doesn’t mean they have to change their lives. It certainly doesn’t mean they have to fall in love.
After one wild weekend in Dallas, Kash discovers his bride-to-be is more than she seems. Engulfed in a changing world, Kash finds exciting new possibilities for himself. Could Day help him find respite from the crushing responsibility he’s carried all his life? This fairy tale could have a happy ending, if only they can escape Kash’s past…
Witty, steamy and entertaining !
Loha Mori Morambo (very spicy and my own imaginary dish) recipe :
-take one ounce of Playboy prince turned womanizer King with huge man parts (yes this is important);
-add equal parts of a very smart and leading future bride. She has a kinky side but it’s hidden behind that brilliant mind of her;
-add some badass friends extract, special close protection flavor;
-end with a pinch of suspense and catty old girlfriends;
Knead everything together. Be a little rough and whip it some if it does not bend to your will.
Let it rest for some hours under the warm climate of this sunny island. Put it in the very hot oven.
When the kitchen is filled with steam and you need to change your underwear it’s ready!
Seriously now I got this ARC in exchange for an honest review and I can honestly say it’s been a very good surprise.
I went in blind as I had never read a Lexi Blake story. I just read the blurb and wanted to read about this womanizer king forced in arranged marriage. I suspected some good banter would come of it.
It’s been so much more than what I expected. I won’t say more than what’s in the blurb but if you’ve read other Lexi Blake’s books you won’t be surprised by the special hotness factor.
I also really loved that Mrs Blake puts steam and kink in her book without making this the main topic of her book. The story and characters did not take a backseat to sex what I’m really grateful for.
You have plot (some twists in the story), the characters have depth and question who they really are, who they should be and who they want to be. Other characters of her stories make for very interesting sidekicks. It’s always pleasant to read about hot bodyguards and their spunky female counterparts.
Kash is like a beautiful wild animal. Deeply physical but unsatisfied with his life. He is unquestionably eye candy but the real star was Day. I loved her strength and her poise. She knows what she wants and is not ashamed to be who she is. Her mind is so attractive and sharp you can’t help but admire the girl! She knew what was best for Kash even if Kash did not want to admit it.
So post a “do not disturb” sign on your door and get ready to be entertained and titillated by these fascinating characters!
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 int eh 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.