I was lucky enough to be gifted the Masters and Mercenaries Bundle by Lexi Blake. It has the first three books in this series in it and I have to say that I love these books. The first book, The Dom Who Loved Me, follows Grace Hawthorn and Sean Taggert aka Little Tag. Their story was an emotional roller coaster from beginning to end. Sean knew he wanted Grace from the moment he saw her photo, but Grace was hesitant to give into Sean's advances because she thought he was just a flirt. As someone who was forty with two grown sons she didn't see any reason why a handsome thirty something year old man would be interested in her. Well, Grace definitely was proved wrong once Sean got her into bed. Her insecurities came out a couple of times in this book and I could relate to her completely, especially when she found out that everything started as an assignment to Sean and she didn't even know his real last name. This book (and entire series) has strong BDSM elements when it comes to sex, and everything is done with such love and care. I found myself falling for Sean and rooting for him and Grace to be together. In The Men with the Golden Cuffs Jake Dean and Adam Miles are two men who enjoy sharing women, but they're ready to find their permanent third. Serena Brooks came into their agency looking for a bodyguard because of a stalker. Well, to say things started off rocky between the three was an understatement. The story has lots of mistrust and rocky times between the beginning and their HEA. No one is sure if Serena is really in danger or if she is doing these things to herself as a publicity stunt. Throw in a past lover that betrayed Adam and Jake, and you get a drama that will keep you on the edge of your seat. The sex in this book was hot and a little less centered on complete BDSM. Only Jake completed his Dom course. Adam still has a dominant personality, but he doesn't need the BDSM in the way that Jake does. There was a lot of jealousy between the two and fear that Serena only ones one at the beginning, but as someone who publishes books about true menages, she wants them both. Serena was the perfect person to be with Adam and Jake and I'm really glad they all got their happy ending. A Dom is Forever is the third book in this bundle, but far from the last book in this incredible series. Liam was a bit darker personality wise from all of the previous men, but when he fell for Avery, he completely changed into a better person. Liam was a very isolated and dark person and Avery was his polar opposite. She was optimistic and despite the really crappy things life had thrown at her, she always fought through. I loved how sassy she was with Liam during sex and despite her body image issues, she really let loose and reached subspace. I really enjoyed reading Liam and Avery's story, especially since there were a couple of large reveals in there. I'm afraid of spoiling them which is why I'm going to keep things about this story short. There was a larger story going on with each of the individual books and it wasn't wrapped up in the first three books, despite each couple getting their HEA. This makes me want to continue to read this series and find out how it all ends. I give this bundle a strong 5 stars and will definitely be reading more from both Lexi Blake and the Masters and Mercenaries series.
Welcome to the world of
McKay-Taggart Security Services, where spies hide in shadows, danger
lurks around every corner, and heroes come with the naughtiest of
The Dom Who Loved Me
Sean Taggart is hunting a
deadly terrorist and his only lead is the lovely Grace Hawthorne. To get
to the truth, he is going to have to get very close to Grace, a task
he’s all too eager to undertake once he gets a look at her.
The Men with the Golden Cuffs
Miles and Jacob Dean are halves of a whole. They’ve spent their entire
adult lives searching for the one woman who can handle them both. When
Serena Brooks comes into their lives, they’re certain she’s the one. But
when a stalker strikes, will they lose her forever?
A Dom is Forever
hunt for an international arms dealer leads Liam O’Donnell to London
and into the world of Avery Charles. Avery’s never met a man like Liam
and quickly falls under his spell. But when Avery’s boss leads the
McKay-Taggart team to the traitorous Mr. Black, Liam must put together
the pieces of the puzzle of his past or Avery might not have a future…