By Lexi Blake
A night he can’t forget
Five years ago, Nick Markovic found himself consumed by his quest for vengeance. The one time he managed to find peace was in the arms of Hayley Dalton. Being with her was like bathing in sunlight, and he ached to feel that again, but he couldn’t. He gave his oath to Hayley’s cousin Desiree, his partner at McKay-Taggart and Knight, that he’d never let his darkness infect Hayley’s innocent world.
A spark she can’t put out
It was years before that Hayley offered everything she had to Nick. After that one amazing night, all she wanted was to be his forever. Unfortunately, Nick’s reaction was to walk away from her and never look back. The warm and caring man she’d discovered was gone, and after Des’s death, he’d only grown colder. But when Hayley finds herself in mortal danger, she’s forced to seek protection from the man who broke her heart.
A flame that threatens to consume them both
Haunted by the women he failed, Nick can’t allow himself to grow close to Hayley again. Running to stay ahead of the powerful forces that endanger their lives, they travel from the lush Garden in London to the glittering lights of Rio. As the threat against her becomes clearer, he realizes that to keep her safe he must confront the demons from his past, even if it costs him a future with the woman he loves.
Some of my friends may say that I have an obsession with this series and they would be correct. For His Eyes Only is a great addition to this series.
Nick is a man who choose retribution over love. He had a chance to run off with the woman he fell in love with and live a happy life five years ago but he choose to follow the other woman in his life to avenge his sister’s death. The other woman was Des who we meet and lost in Master No. It was really interesting getting to know the true nature of their relationship. Des was a sneaky woman that dragged Nick around. I don’t think even he knew the depths which she would sink to.
Hayley was a girl who fell for a man that wasn’t ready to leave everything else behind five years ago. She was Des’s cousin and kind of the black sheep of the family. The English part of her family saw her as the poor American. After losing her cousin and dad she is just going from day to day. After she read the letter from Des stating that if she is ever in trouble she should find Nick, her house blows up and she knows that she is being followed. She shows up on the door step at the Garden in London. They have to work together to keep Hayley alive and to give Nick a second chance to correct past wrongs.
For His Eyes Only is another example of Lexi Blake’s ability to convey a whole range of emotions. Ian and Charlotte create great moments in this story that make me laugh out loud and inject insight through sarcasm. Damon and Owen give us some of the more serious advise. We learn a lot more about how Nick got the place where he is at now. The chemistry between each of the characters is amazing. They are family and will protect each other. I don’t think I will ever get enough of this series. I also love the Zanetti reference. As in most Lexi Blake books we are given a little tease of what’s to come and I can’t wait because she manages to draw me in with every book.
For His Eyes Only
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