The Dom Who Loved Me (Masters and Mercenaries Series #1)

The Dom Who Loved Me (Masters and Mercenaries Series #1)

by Lexi Blake

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A routine mission…

Sean Taggart is hunting a deadly terrorist, and his only lead is the lovely Grace Hawthorne. She's the executive assistant for an employment agency Sean suspects is a front for illegal activities. To get the truth, he is going to have to get very close to Grace, a task he is all too eager to undertake when he discovers her deliciously submissive nature.

…turns into a dangerous seduction.

Soon, Grace Hawthorne is living a double life. By day, she is the widowed mother of two college-aged sons. By night, she submits to Sean's every dark desire. She's living out her wildest fantasies of pleasure—intimate acts of trust she's only read about. As passion engulfs her, a murderer strikes, and Grace learns that Sean has a deeply hidden agenda. Will Sean choose his mission and break her heart or be the Master of her dreams?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940152611236
Publisher: Lexi Blake
Publication date: 09/25/2011
Series: Masters and Mercenaries Series , #1
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,842
File size: 427 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Lexi Blake lives in North Texas with her husband and three kids. She began writing at a young age concentrating on plays and journalism. It wasn’t until she started writing romance that she found success. Lexi believes in happy endings no matter how odd the couple, threesome or foursome may seem.

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The Dom Who Loved Me: Masters and Mercenaries, Book 1 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 60 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The characters worked well together and you can't help but love Sean and Grace. There was romance, intrigue, and steamy, sexy goodness. The other characters in this book were well planned and leave you waiting for the next book! Don't be scared by the BDSM in this book, it adds to the overall tone of the book without being over-the-top to someone who might be new to this genre. I also love that Sean at 32 preferred a 'woman' instead of a girl and didn't even care that Grace was 40! Looking forward to the rest of this series!
xWickedAngelx More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed it and look forward to more from Lexi Blake! Especially about those other scrumptious alpha males we met!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I kept expecting this story to pick up but it never did. It did lay the foundation for the series, but it was uneven and i kept wishing the author had written some scenes much differently. Ive read all the books in this series and this one is my least favorite. Grace had NO backbone, which i cant stand. How do u get to be 40 with two college age sons and a previous marriage, and NOT know how to stand your ground and ask for an apology when a man has done you wrong? Grace being used as a cover for an operation is one thing, but the way sean "feeds her to the dogs" when he thinks shes a terrorist and then she rolls over and lets him have sex with her just left me thinking that the author wasnt clear on how she wanted grace to be. Either be independent enough after raising kids alone to not be swayed by a "sexy viking" (every time i read that itmade me gag) after hes done something hurtful, or be a doormat. After that part i pretty much stopped reading it, i skimmed through the rest so i could finish the main plot points since all subsequent stories in this series spring from here (kinda). Skipped all the sex since it was clear grace would cave when he dropped his shorts yada yada yada.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Characters aren't very strong, plot a little boring, light bdsm. :( I had higher expectations.
Loriya More than 1 year ago
Excellent and hot!! make sure you get the 2nd book as you're not gonna want to wait to read it!!
smutbookjunkie More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book and now own all the books in the Masters and Mercenaries series. Lexi really does her research into what the BD/SM community is all about. I fell in love with Sean Taggart from day because he has the hots for Grace Hawthorne all because of her sexy shoes. Grace is a widow with two older children that are away at college and loves to read BD/SM romance and has done a little research on her own. So when she and Sean get together he is knocked a little bit sideways because Grace is not at all what he expected. I love that Grace is an older woman she is not twenty-five years old with a hot body. It makes the story that more realistic. Lexi really pours her heart and soul into her characters and it shows. I have read over fifty BD/SM novels and Lexi is one of my favorite authors. Here scenes are realistic and allow me to have that little escape from reality that I so desperately need. It is very easy to get lost in her books. I am looking forward to her next book in this series that comes out in October.
hcollins1 More than 1 year ago
I don't even know where to begin except to say I LOVED this book!!!! From page one I was hooked and there was not one single second that I was ever disappointed. I can't wait to read the rest of this series now! If they are as good as this one I will not be disappointed! 
kimamhill More than 1 year ago
Lexi Blake is amazing and this book shows you exactly what I mean. It was very well written and HOT! I can't wait to read more of her books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story, hot scenes, and protective man. What more coukd a girl want in a book?!
MsKaos More than 1 year ago
I don't know/understand enough about BDSM to have any kind of strong reaction to all that "call me Master" business but other than that I thoroughly enjoyed Grace and Sean's story. I liked that Grace wasn't a 20-something, but I have to admit that the whole "I'm sooo old at 40, so I don't deserve a life or love" got on my nerves after the umpteenth time it came up. Maybe because I'm not far from 40 definitely isnt over!! :-) Can't wait for other guys' stories in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To put the Nook down. Mystery, romance and suspense. Can't wait to buy the next book and see whats in store for Jake and Alex.
Jennifer_e911 More than 1 year ago
This is book one in the Masters and Mercenaries series. Sean is the operative sent in undercover to investigate a company, trying to discover an eco terrorist. He is also a Dom in his personal life. It seems he is immediately attracted to Grace, even before meeting her. There is a spark, even when seeing a picture of her in a file. Grace is a widow, who's sons are grown and in college. Even though she is older, she still seems to be very innocent and trusting. She is the personal secretary of a head of a company, but things seem a little strange. Then she meets Sean, who is trying to work a deal with her boss. Right away, he draws her in. Magnetic. Intense. Undeniable. Despite her guilelessness, she has secret desires, and Sean sparks those cravings off like no one else ever has. Sean and Grace together are like an inferno, a forest fire that can't be put out. This book was pure heat, right from the beginning. It seemed like nothing could stop them being together, but at times, it also seemed like everything was trying to keep them apart. This book was fascinating, a heat filled beginning to a series that promises to be the next one to keep me glued to my ereader! I can't wait to begin the next book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story line and sexy
ratherbereading More than 1 year ago
I got the first three books in a book bundle for $.99! This was my first book by author Lexi Blake, and I'm quit made that I hadn't found her before now! First this book is the first in a series that currently has 10 books. This is not your typical book either! This book features Sean Taggart who is part of a security team that his brother runs. Most of the men are ex-special forces and pure sex on a stick. If your looking for strong alpha dominant men this is the book series for you. Sean is assigned to get close to Personal Assistant Grace Hawthorne. Sean needs to get close to Grace to learn if she is helping Matt's brother and being part of a eco-terrorist group. Grace is a 40 yr old mother of two grown sons. She lost her husband to a car accident and when she had to go back to work, know one would hire her except her boss Matt. Grace has such a lonely life, but she loves her work and is a very loyal employee. Mean while Grace has been reading these romance novels, that make her want things. She reads BDSM novels, and she realizes that's a relationship she would be happy to explore, but doesn't believe anyone wants her. When she meets Sean her urges are sparked back to life, however her head can't wrap around the fact that Sean is in his 30s and she's 40 yrs old. She can't imagine anyone looking at her as a sexy women. Then when she learns Sean's a Dom and wants her as his Sub all things. Meanwhile we have a terrorist with the CIA looking for information and wanting to accuse poor innocent Grace of helping the bad guy. Not only do you have amazing character development with an unusual love story you also have this romantic suspense story of trying to figure out who people are, are they telling the truth or are they really the bad guy. This is a fast pace, dark and suspenseful novel that includes a smoking hot Dom who introduce a brave, strong and independent older women to the life style. Definitely give this book five stars! Can't wait to read the rest of this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I decided to the series start over (again!) since there are two new books out and let me tell you, this is a great book! I love the story, the romance, the HAWT sex and most especially, each and every member that makes up the team of 'good guys'. Read this book and i know you'll be pulled into this group and hop right the series. You wont regret it one bit! I've read 6 or 7 books in this series, ive read all the books at least twice and many of them, three times or more. They are just that goo!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would have giveen it a zero but a 1 is the only option. This story involves a very poor dom who breaks every trust. It involves kidnapping and rape. Very bad reading
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
parks5 More than 1 year ago
A little violence a lot of romance and BDSM. The right combination. Loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you loved fifty shades of grey, then this book is a book you want to read. Makes you want to just crawl into this book and be his girl. Once I started it I could not put it down. Good plot too book, a lot of sex , but a good story line also.
Arch_Angel More than 1 year ago
The story was OK, but nowhere near as good as series written under the author's Sophie Oak alias.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago