Friday, 17 May 2019
Review: The Men with the Golden Cuffs - Lexi Blake
Serena Brooks is a bestselling author of erotic fiction. She knows how to write a happy ending but hasn’t managed to find one of her own. Divorced and alone, she has no one to turn to when a stalker begins to threaten her life. The cops don’t believe her. Her ex-husband thinks she’s making the whole story up. She has no one left to turn to except a pair of hired bodyguards. They promise to guard her body, but no one can protect her heart.
Two men in search of love…
Adam 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. Adam is the playful, indulgent lover, while Jacob is the possessive, loving Dom. When Serena comes into their lives, Adam is certain that she’s the one. But Jacob’s past comes back to haunt them all. He is suspicious of Serena’s story, and his concerns are driving a wedge between him and Adam. But when the stalker strikes, they will have to come together or lose each other forever…
Masters and Mercenaries Series:
The Dom Who Loved Me
The Men with the Golden Cuffs
A Dom is Forever
On Her Master's Secret Service
Love and Let Die
Dungeon Games (Novella)
A View to a Thrill
You Only Love Twice
Sweet Child O' Mine (Short Story)
Luscious (Novella) (Topped book 1)
Just One Taste (Novella) (Topped book 2)
From Sanctum With Love
Dominance Never Dies
Submission is Not Enough
Master Bits & Mercenary Bites: The Secret Recipes of Topped (Short Story Collection & Recipe Book) (Topped book 2.5)
Perfectly Paired (Novella) (Topped book 3)
For His Eyes Only
Love Another Day
Master Bits and Mercenary Bites: Girls Night (Short Story Collection & Recipe Book) (Topped book 3.5)
At Your Service (Novella) (Topped book 4)
Nobody Does it Better
Close Cover (Part of the Masters and Mercenaries Crossover Collection)
Lost Hearts (Memento Mori) (Originally published as Memento Mori) (Masters & Mercenaries: The Forgotten Series book 1)
Lost and Found (Masters & Mercenaries: The Forgotten Series book 2)
Lost in You (Masters & Mercenaries: The Forgotten Series book 3) (August 2019)
Masters and Mercenaries Crossover Collection:
Close Cover - Lexi Blake
Justify Me - J. Kenner
Say You Won't Let Go - Corinne Michaels
His to Protect - Carly Phillips
Rescuing Sadie - Susan Stoker
Her Guardian Angel - Larissa Ione
Visit Lexi Blake's website for more information
We met Adam and Jacob in the first book of the Masters and Mercenaries series and I have to admit I couldn't wait to read their story so I was really excited it was the very next book! These two are just so much fun to spend time with and Serena is one lucky lady. I love that they're already a unit and know exactly what they want going in, they're closer than most brothers, have worked together for years and have always enjoyed sharing women. Although there's nothing romantic between the two of them they have such a strong bond and they want to find a woman willing to be with them both, someone who will help them build a family.
Serena is a popular erotic romance writer who loves writing BDSM and menage stories, she plays out her fantasies in her writing but although she's done a lot of research and has a very clear idea of what she wants she's never actually lived the lifestyle. In fact, her ex-husband divorced her when he found out about the type of books she'd been writing and she's been scared off of men by his reaction to her desires. Her life has been turned upside-down recently by a stalker, at first she thought it was an obsessive fan but their behaviour has become more and more threatening and it's now reached the point where her agent has decided to hire bodyguards for her. When Jacob and Adam are brought in to protect her they're both immediately attracted to her but Jacob has been burned before and is very wary of getting attached. Serena is equally gun-shy but Adam knows a good thing when he sees it and sets out to bring the three of them together.
I loved the way the romance develops between these three, they're playful together and have a lot of fun but it's obvious the connection goes far beyond just sex. Jacob and Adam are willing to play out all of Serena's deepest fantasies but they have no intention of letting her top from the bottom and they're going to push all of her boundaries too. There was a moment towards the end when there was a huge misunderstanding that the guys didn't handle too well but it was less jarring than the one in the first book and I thought the apologies and make up was handled much better too. I did find it fairly easy to guess who was behind the stalking incident but there were a few surprises that I didn't see coming and I loved that Serena fought for herself and didn't just sit around waiting to be rescued by her men.
I'm really enjoying this series and can't wait to carry on reading. I'm very excited for Ian's book but I also have high hopes for Eve and Alex too.
Source: Received from the author in exchange for an honest review.
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