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A Dom is Forever, Masters and Mercenaries, Book 3 [NOOK Book]

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A Man with a Past…

Liam O’Donnell fled his native Ireland years ago after one of his missions ended in tragedy and he was accused of killing several of his fellow agents. Shrouded in mystery, Liam can’t remember that fateful night. He came to the United States in disgrace, seeking redemption for crimes he ...
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A Dom is Forever, Masters and Mercenaries, Book 3

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Overview

A Man with a Past…

Liam O’Donnell fled his native Ireland years ago after one of his missions ended in tragedy and he was accused of killing several of his fellow agents. Shrouded in mystery, Liam can’t remember that fateful night. He came to the United States in disgrace, seeking redemption for crimes he may or may not have committed. But the hunt for an international terrorist leads him to London and right back into the world he left behind.

A Woman Looking for a Future…

Avery Charles followed her boss to London, eager to help the philanthropist with his many charities. When she meets a mysterious man who promises to show her London’s fetish scene, she can’t help but indulge in her darkest fantasies. Liam becomes her Dom, her protector, her lover. She opens her heart and her home to him, only to discover he’s a man on a mission and she’s just a means to an end.

When Avery’s boss leads them to the traitorous Mr. Black, Liam must put together the puzzle of his past or Avery might not have a future…
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015846386
  • Publisher: DLZ Entertainment LLC
  • Publication date: 11/11/2012
  • Series: Masters and Mercenaries , #3
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 10,316
  • File size: 523 KB

Meet the Author

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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2012

    Romantic Suspense BDSM Erotica?

    If there's a subgenre of this category then Blake must be the mistress because she invests a lot of time in this story on the spy tale started two books ago in The Dom Who Loved Me (and skipped over in the second book, The Men With The Golden Handcuffs).

    Me? I'm a fan of the spy story, which takes center stage here, with many more scenes than the London BDSM club that the security team uses for this mission. The romance itself is also almost secondary, taking up the middle third of the book between the backstory of Liam and the climax of the action.

    I liked it, a lot. The book's well-written, the story interesting (if a bit intricate and out-there) and the romance very genuine, with you pulling for Liam and Avery from the start. That's kind of what happens when you have two made-for-each-other people--the story goes too quickly unless there's a lot more going on, and in this story there is.

    They each have ghosts to exorcise, villains to uncover and nefarious plots to foil, all of which threaten their newfound love.

    My quibbles (and why it's a 4) is that Liam's accent is hard to pull off (he's Irish) and though we're told he grew up in Dublin poverty I'm not sure American readers get all that accent entails--it's not lilting Irish brogue here, it's more like Liverpool cockney at times and when combined with his "cover" accent of "Midwest" perfect English it's kind of jarring. Without a lot of experience hearing it, the words sound odd on the page.

    Second, the romance (and the BDSM) could have been more. Even in the week-long timeline of the book, given her interest from the start in being dominated he could have taken her to the club, played around, etc. He didn't because he was mad at his boss. I think Lexi Blake could have gotten around this somehow to make the romance more exciting. It was sweet, it was loving, but that's not all that's expected in BDSM erotica. That said, I loved the characters and was very happy for their HEA.

    Finally, the resolution of the spy plot, though nicely sketched out and suspenseful, is kind of sad and stressful. We learn pretty early on that Avery's boss is a bad guy, a sadist, and has evil plans for her, but the "why" in the end isn't totally pulled off, in my view. There's a lot of mishmash of spy language that substitutes for a compelling explanation of what's going on, at times.

    Of course I still loved the book and recommend it for those who like a complex, well-written plot to go with their semi-kinky romance.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 14, 2012

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    Amazing Series!! Ok, so with the title like A Dom is Forever you

    Amazing Series!!
    Ok, so with the title like A Dom is Forever you know this going to be a book with hot sex and a strong male lead and lady who likes a man who takes charge for nook melting sex. Which is it was, but what you might not realize is that this story is also a pulse pounding action thriller from the first word. This whole series is brilliant but with book Ms Blake shocked me and had me enthralled I didn't want to put it down. You'll love Liam and Avery and the secondary cast of characters will have you wanting to read the first two in this series and clamoring for more from Lexi Blake. She's a mistress with words and will have your pulse pounding from the action and steamy sex. You'll love this book and then you'll want to hunt down the rest of her books.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 30, 2013

    I thought the story and subject matter was brilliantly done. I

    I thought the story and subject matter was brilliantly done.

    I admit, I chose this book because I was curious. Hey, I'll admit, this isn't my usual book to read. But I read 50 shades-and I wanted to see how others wrote about this subject matter.

    I was sucked into the story immediately. Liam is an Irish Mercenary working for an American (I admit-I always fall for an Irishman). He is sent to ferret out information on a shady man who is running a charity as a front for darker things.

    Avery is a woman who has suffered many things in her life--and fought to regain it. She refuses to sink into bitterness. She's found a dream job as an assistant to a man who wants to make a difference. What she doesn't expect is to meet a man who will change her world and perceptions.

    Liam and Avery are two very tortured souls, one who needs to forgive and another who has the capacity to do so. Together they become stronger.

    I won't say much more about the plot--but it is very well done. I loved this story. Because I cared about the Hero/Heroine. I wanted to *know* what happened--who was this man running the charity--how were Avery and Liam going to learn to deal with each other.

    Sure, this book has BDSM, but it was a lifestyle more than a focus. The focus was the plot--and those that were sucked into it. Liam didn't force his life on Avery, he explained it, offered it and slowly she accepted it. I could completely understand everything she did and it didn't detract from the story. It has sex in it--but it was part of larger situation--and life.

    Certainly this book isn't for everyone--but I am looking forward to reading more from this author. I thought the pacing was perfect, I enjoyed the characterizations. I had to keep turning the page, just when I thought I knew who someone was--I was proven wrong (If you can do that to me I am totally on board with you as a reader).

    I highly recommend this book.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2013

    Can your past dictate your future?

    Avery's life has been filled with a terrible series of losses. She works as an admin assistant to the worlds greatest philanthropist in the best charity for foreign aid so she can make a difference. Liam may have come from a family in the IRA, but he now works for the good guys and Avery is his new mark. He's willing to go as deep as he needs to get the job done, and satisfy his needs. However, everyone in the spy world has past secrets and the ones kept by Liam, his team, and the agencies they work with may be catching up with them.

    This is a great 007 meets Cinderella story. The plot is filled with non-stop drama, suspense, and steamy romance. Parts will make you laugh, some will want to make you throw your book at specific characters, and others will have you finding your loved ones to hold. The characters are engaging and the accents, Brittish and Irish, are realistic.

    Just because the book is mostly suspense does not mean it can be read by the under 18 crowd. It does contain Dom/sub training, spanking, and anal. It also does not have to be read in conjunction with the rest of the series, although it is highly recommended.

    - Alicia Devereaux Reviews

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2012

    FANTASTIC!!


    MS. LEXI HAS DONE IT AGAIN...LIAM AND AVERY GET THEIR HAPPLY EVER AFTER...GREAT SEX AND A FEW TEARS AND YOU HAVE A MUST READ BOOK!!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2012

    M & M Just keeps getting better

    Masters and Mercenaries just keeps getting better. Liam and Avery grew as indivuals and a couple. All the while catching the bad guys, and dodging danger. A must read, just like books 1 & 2.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 20, 2012

    This has to be the best book so far in this series. Ms. Blake c

    This has to be the best book so far in this series. Ms. Blake creates characters, that you expect to see hanging out in the local pub, or grocery store. All of her characters are believable and likeable, even at their worst. I must admit I have a weak spot for Irish bad boys, and Liam...yeah he is that and more; to see him fall in love was an awesome sight.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2012

    Amazing

    This is by far one of the best series i have ever read. I love all the characters. I laugh and cry through these books.especially when jake and adam are playing the gay couple.(Jeggings-seriously?) Sooo funny.canot wait for the next one.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2014

    Good Read!

    Can't wait for the next book in the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2014

    A dm is forever A dom is forever bk #3

    Terrific intrigue and hotsex what more can you want

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2014

    Love it

    msut read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2014

    Great adventure

    You will love the story

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  • Posted March 30, 2014

    I loved Liam and Avery's story. It was great to read about Liam'

    I loved Liam and Avery's story. It was great to read about Liam's background and discovery of the events
    of his past. It was great to see him overcome his past and let someone in. Avery's past was heartbreaking
    but it made her such a strong and beautiful person in the end. Her lost gave her the willpower to keep
    going. Liam's love gave her the strength to actually live again. I enjoyed reading this story and seeing
    both Liam and Avery overcome their pasts to build a future together. It was also amazing to see Liam
    finally have the answers he'd been looking for concerning the missing pieces of his past. The men in
    this series are a fierce bunch of alpha males. I can't wait to read Alex and Eve's story next. I'm beyond
    curious to discover what lies behind the rift of this couple and how they will move forward with their
    lives.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2013

    Yummy!!

    I love me a good Irish man! Honestly though I really enjoyed this book. I really loved Liams character, he had a damged past and he was letting it determine his future. He blamed himself for what happened to his brother, not willing to forgive himself and move on with his life...untill Avery Charles :-) she was his kryptonite, he tried to push his feelings for Avery away, constantly giving all his friends (I.e. Sean, Adam and Jake) crap for falling in love. But of course in the end he knew Avery was his last hope at having a happy life, he knew if he didn't come clean he would lose her forever and I have to say I was so shocked when it all went down. But I was so proud of Liam for deciding that revenge wasnt worth losing the only bit of happiness his soul had ever known! Also I loved Avery, I have read the previous books and so far she is my favorite heroine! She suffered so much in life and still she found the strength to do what most people in real life couldn't do! She forgave the people who wronged her including Liam, some people would say that would make her weak, but the way Lexi wrote Avery makes her character so much easier to connect with and love! By the end of this book I was absolutely in love with the man Liam let himself become. He stopped hidding behind his past and he let Avery teach him to forgive! And like I said I just loved Avery, to have survived so much and come out a better women gives the readers a character to admire!

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  • Posted October 2, 2013

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    Wonderfully exciting. DOM/sub action is hot

    I recommend starting with book 1 (0ne). the characters have such a tight bond that you may not feel or understand the relationship they all share.

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  • Posted September 13, 2013

    Must read

    Awesome book. I have loved everyone of these books and can not wait for the next one. They are steamy, sexy, mouthwatering. The stories are very great and I really enjoyed them.

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  • Posted September 1, 2013

    My husband got hooked on this one.  This book has everything.  A

    My husband got hooked on this one.  This book has everything.  Action, adventure, mystery, suspense, and of course super hot sex.  I was torn about whether or not I wanted to read this book in this series.  I was not a huge fan of Liam O'Donnell after reading "A Dom Who Loved Me" and "The Men with the Golden Cuffs".  Honestly, I was more interested in Alex and Eve's story and almost chose to skip this book.  I decided to read it because I am a creature of habit and like to read the books in a series in order so I do not miss anything.  What I did not expect was a truly masterful story that kept me turning each page to see what was going to happen next.  I loved that this book was about more than sex.  Don't get me wrong I love the sex and Lexi Blake writes some of the hottest scenes I have ever read, but this book gave so much explanation about how McKay Taggart was formed and helped me to better appreciate some of the characters' personality quirks in this series.  




    Everyone knows that Liam is hot and arrogant Irish Dom from Lexi's first two novels.  What you don't know is what he went through as a child and as an SAS agent.  Right off the bat Lexi has you hooked because the scene that Liam wakes up in is horrific and you can't stop reading until you find out if he will ever remember what happened to get him there.  Before you know it you are falling in love with Liam just like the Doms before him in this series because of how he treats his woman.  Avery Charles has been through hell herself and came through it shining brightly.  She deserves to be loved.  Has a heart of gold that makes and is so sweet, smart, and sexy that Liam is hooked right away and becomes very protective of her.  




    Once again Jake and Adam make an appearance in this book long enough to make me laugh.  My husband thinks I am crazy because one minute I am laughing, the next I am on pins and needles, then I am hot and bothered, followed by tears of happiness.  I really try to immerse myself in a good book and feel all the emotions that the characters are going through.  Lexi does an excellent job with her character development.  You also get a glimpse of the relationship between Alex and Eve and a hint as to why their relationship is so dysfunctional.  There is also a huge secret that you learn about Ian Taggart so if you love this series like I do then you really need to read this book to continue the series. 




    In the end if you want a book that is so good that your husband gets hooked and wants to know what happens next then check out this book by Lexi Blake.  My husband would not read a romance novel if his life depended on it, but this one snagged him hook, line, and sinker.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2013

    Very good series

    Very good story would read in order of series number. KD

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  • Posted July 3, 2013

    A Good read

    Like the series but this one wasn't as good as the others. Had a hard time liking the male hero but ok.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2013

    OMG!

    This book has it all! Parts of it will have you laughing and crying. But mostly you will fall in love with Sean and Grace. I've had to reread parts of it several times, and love the story just as much, every time.
    .......Is Ian's story coming?

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