Loyalty’s Betrayal (Masters’ Admiralty #2) by Mari Carr & Lila Dubois
Head of security for the world’s most powerful secret society isn’t an easy job. Mateo failed in his duties, and people died. When he’s offered a chance to prove himself and unmask a traitor, he accepts without hesitation.
His chance for redemption comes with a condition, a deadline…and an ultimatum. The condition? Mateo won’t be working alone. He’s partnered with Cecilia–a brilliant woman who knows more about the Masters’ Admiralty than anyone, and Dimitri, an arrogant man with a dangerous skill set.
The deadline? He has one week to find the traitor or lose his position as captain of the Spartan Guard. The ultimatum? Cecilia and Dimitri think Mateo is going to be their third in an arranged menage marriage. They can’t know there’s a chance the union will be dissolved if Mateo finds the traitor in time.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This dynamic writing duo has once again produced a book that is romantic, suspenseful, and dramatic. Each book adds to the mystery, keeping readers hooked, waiting impatiently for that next installment. It all began with the Trinity Masters, and now the Masters’ Admiralty has just taken it to another level.
Cecelia is a strong, independent, intelligent woman. A legacy member of the Masters’ Admiralty, she was brought up to believe in what they stand for. Mateo is the leader of the Spartan Guard, the protectors of the Fleet Admiral of the Masters’ Admiralty. He has a horrific past, and finds that his present isn’t getting any better. Dimitri is an enigma. He plays things close to his chest, choosing to keep his own confidence and remains a mystery. Three such different players, called together to form a trinity.
I have to admit, I wasn’t sure how they were going to manage to find the commonality to make this trinity work. There was so much working against them, so many that had no faith in them. This book was so full of intrigue, and betrayal that I was kept guessing until the very end. Amazing description, intriguing plot twists, and captivating characters combine to make a book that was read in one sitting! (and let’s not forget about the surprise guest visitors! LOVE!)