Tuesday, April 09, 2019


When a dangerous conspiracy threatens to tear them apart, he’ll have to choose between his country and the woman he loves…

Decades ago, ambitious Zack Hayes set his sights on the White House. He’s worked his whole life to become the leader of the free world—attending the right schools, marrying the perfect bride—all to aid his campaign. He didn’t realize someone behind the scenes has been pulling the strings to manipulate Zack and the country he loves into a dangerous position—one he will risk his life to wrench free from. The one thing he can’t risk is Elizabeth Matthews.

From the moment she met Zack Hayes, Liz felt the connection. Serving as his campaign manager and then his press secretary, she accepted that her love for him would remain unrequited. Still, she’d thought they were friends, so when he pushed her aside, she felt the stab in her heart. And when she realizes he’s done it to protect her, nothing will stop Liz from standing by his side—not even the men who would use her as a weapon against him.

As shocking secrets are revealed, Zack and Liz find succor and passion in each other’s arms. When the ultimate villain shows his face, Zack may have to choose between his country and the woman he loves…

Shayla Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than sixty novels. For twenty years, she’s written contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical romances via traditional, independent, foreign, and audio publishers. Her books have sold millions of copies and been published in a dozen languages.

Raised an only child, Shayla occupied herself with lots of daydreaming, much to the chagrin of her teachers. In college, she found her love for reading and realized that she could have a career publishing the stories spinning in her imagination. Though she graduated with a degree in Marketing/Advertising and embarked on a stint in corporate America to pay the bills, her heart has always been with her characters. She’s thrilled that she’s been living her dream as a full-time author for the past nine years.

Shayla currently lives in North Texas with her wonderfully supportive husband, her teenage daughter, and two spoiled tabbies. In her “free” time, she enjoys reality TV, reading, and listening to an eclectic blend of music.

New York 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.


Nikki's Review:

Getting an ARC of this long awaited book was like Christmas, my birthday, and Mother’s Day all rolled into one! The end of book 4 left me salivating for this one. I mean, I was going to get all the answers to my many MANY questions. I have spent the entire series being somewhat of a amateur sleuth. I was constantly trying to fit all the puzzles pieces together. And let me tell you, I was so wrong about the bad guy! I NEVER suspected who the evil players/conspirators were. I was gobsmacked and amazed!

I can’t give too much away in this review. I don’t want to ruin anything for the readers. This is something that has been hard for every review I wrote for this series. I wanna scream about all the amazing parts but without divulging anything important...and everything is important.

We finally get to see Zach and Liz get their HEA. But holy hell, it was a bumpy road getting there. Zach is the more reserved of this wild band of mischievous men, but he is crazy filthy in the bedroom...yum! 

There’s this thing that is so utterly incredible in this book, but guess what? I can’t tell you! You’ll have to read it for yourself. Of course you’ll have to read the whole series to fully appreciate just how amaze balls this thing really is. 

I really think Zach and Liz were perfect for each other. She kept him from seeming too robotic and emotionless. Her sassy but sensible personality smoothed out his edges. Zach does some pretty crummy stuff, but I love when the hero has to grovel! And grovel he does.

As always with Lexi and Shayla, the writing in this novel was magnificent. The plot was explosive and fast paced! These two authors create magic on their own, but when they write something together, it takes magic to a whole other level! 

This book can not be read as a stand alone. You need to read the series from the start or you’ll be incredibly lost. Run and start this series NOW! 

Rating: 5 Stars (A+)
Review copy provided by publisher

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